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6 days ago

Cloud Raiders sails onto Windows 8, fully cross-compatible with Windows Phone

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Clash of Clans-style games are all the rage on mobile these days. In the last couple of weeks we've seen Age of Empires: Castle Siege and Star Wars: Commander arrive on both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 and RT. Both games have the obvious appeal of their franchises behind them, but for my money Cloud Raiders from Game Insight has long been the Windows Phone Clash-like to beat.

One of Cloud Raiders' big draws is its truly cross-platform cloud save and multiplayer support. You can start playing on Windows Phone and pick up the same game on Android, iOS, or Facebook. Only one platform has been missing from that equation: Windows 8. Until now, that is. Cloud Raiders has finally arrived on Windows 8 and RT, and is fully compatible with the Windows Phone and other versions of the game. Read on to learn why you'll want to play Cloud Raiders on your tablet or PC.

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6 days ago

Stunt Star: The Hollywood Years is this week's myAppFree Deal

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Stunt Star: The Hollywood Years is a physics-based arcade game where you relive the life of a Hollywood stuntman chasing the glory years of all the crashes and explosions of days gone by.

Stunt Star: The Hollywood Years has 82 levels of game play are scattered across three worlds, plenty of equipment add-ons to improve your performance and 20 vehicles to unlock.

Available for low-memory devices, Stunt Star: The Hollywood Years is also this week's myAppFree deal.

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6 days ago

Microsoft rolling out Preview for Developers 14176 update for Windows Phone 8.1.1

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Telenet, largest cable provider in Belgium, releases official Yelo TV as universal Windows app

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A few months ago, we told you that the Belgium-based cable TV operator, Telenet, was offering beta access for their Yelo TV app on Windows Phone. If you're one of their customers, you can now download the final and public version. It just been released as a universal Windows app, so you can also get it for your Windows PCs or tablets.

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6 days ago

Microsoft's new Surface TV ad promotes its NFL tie-in and shows its range of uses

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6 days ago

Microsoft steps up 'Cortana versus Siri' campaign with two new ads

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Microsoft's routine of comparing Windows Phone to the iPhone is continuing with two new video ads published to the web (and likely to air on US TV). The 21-second commercials called 'Remind Me' and 'Lost' highlight two features of Cortana that Siri simply cannot do, despite having a significant launch advantage of years. Both ads feature the Lumia 635, which does have an aggressive TV presence in the US with T-Mobile and AT&T.

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6 days ago

Lumia 735 and 830 now available for pre-order in Portugal for October 3 ship date

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6 days ago

Fix for Windows Phone Store in-app purchase breakage nears, as developers get fed up

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Running an app store is likely not an easy technical task. It is probably made more difficult when you are like Microsoft, who is rumored to be combining the Windows Phone and Windows Stores into one, or at least starting that process. Regardless, when outages happen, it can frustrate consumers. When it happens and goes on for days, you start to tick off developers.

Starting this past weekend, people with existing in-app purchases, aka 'durable IAPs', through various apps like MetroMail and Rudy Huyn's '6' apps are having different levels of success. However, the real issue appears to be for users who pay for a service, like remove ads, only to have the ads comeback, making the usual '99 cent' unlock seem like a fraud.

The problem is not app related, but rather server side with Microsoft and their Store. Developers know this as the 'ANID2 problem' and it has happened before, though this time around it seems particularly frustrating, perhaps due to the larger installed user base.

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6 days ago

Deal of the Day: 50% off Amzer Pudding TPU Case for Nokia Lumia Icon

Today Only: Buy the Amzer Pudding TPU Case for Nokia Lumia Icon for only $4.95!

Made from multiple thermoacrylics, this Lumia Icon skin case is highly elastic and resistant to oils. Say goodbye to annoying fingerprints! The back features a matte finish with a glossy edging that enhances the grip around your device. Get yours while supplies last!

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6 days ago

Telegram Messenger adds a way to resume downloads and more with new update

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6 days ago

110 Puzzles for Kids, a fun time waster for your Windows Phone Kids Corner

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Windows Phone games and apps that are designed for children can be a helpful tool for those times you need to keep your child occupied. Whether it's a long car drive, waiting for a meal to be served at a restaurant or for the times you just need a little quiet time. They can also be a subtle way to teach your child a thing or two.

110 Puzzles for Kids is one such Windows Phone game that hopes to land in your Kid's Corner.

The game, as you would guess, is a collection of puzzles designed for 3 to 4 year old toddler to tackle and will help develop their observation and visual memory skills. The game is available for low-memory devices and while it may not be everyone's cup of tea, if you have younger children it's worth a try.

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6 days ago

UC Browser picks up significant update; brings new UI, better tab management and more

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UC Browser picked up a significant update today which sees the introduction of a new user interface along with a host of new features. Designed for Windows Phone 8.1 devices, the browser has a nifty gesture based tab management feature that allows you to switch between tabs with ease. And it renders the web beautifully on a 1080p display.

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6 days ago

UK gets in on the selfie action with the Lumia 735, available from October 2

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6 days ago

Amazon brings Kindle Unlimited to the UK for £7.99 a month

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1 week ago

Souq, the Amazon of the Middle East, releases official app for Windows Phone

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Souq.com, often tagged as the "Amazon of the Middle East," has just released their official app for Windows Phone. They offer more than 400,000 products across categories such as consumer electronics, fashion, household goods, watches or perfumes. Souq gets over 23 million visits per month and now customers with Windows Phone devices can shop with the official app!

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