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TRAINR for Windows Phone

TRAINR official app for Windows Phone makes exercising super simple

When it comes to the world of fitness and technology things are just getting started. This year at CES and Mobile World Congress, wearables and tools used to measure your fitness routines have become one of the biggest growth fields. And why not? With all the advancements, it's about time we...
Interactive Touch Books

Interactive Touch Books for Windows 8 (Hidden Gems)

Learning to read is one of the best parts about growing up. The books start off simple and get progressively harder the more you learn and the older you get. Reading these days for most adults takes place on digital e-readers like the Amazon Kindle. Young kids are reading more and more on...
Super Why!

Super Why! - A collection of educational games for Windows Phone (Hidden Gems)

While this may not apply to every Windows Phone user, the platform is a great medium for children's educational gaming. These Windows Phone titles mix learning the ABC's or basic math with visual aids that are presented in game format. Super Why! is one such title that is designed to help you...
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Congrats to our Hidden Gems winners who get some new drones, Spheros and Insteon Kits

Congrats to our Hidden Gems winners who get some new drones, Spheros and Insteon Kits

A few weeks back, we dived deeper into using Windows or Windows Phone for various connected hardware, including the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0, Sphero 2.0 and Insteon home-automation kits. The articles not only explained what those things are, but how well the work within the growing Microsoft ecosystem...
Flying the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter with a Windows tablet (Hidden Gem)

Flying the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter with a Windows tablet (Hidden Gem)

The word 'drone' has certainly entered the mainstream vocabulary of everyday citizens, in part due to the US government, and the other part due to consumer-grade vehicles that are readily available. It should be no surprise that military technology trickles down after all look at the history of...
Sphero 2.0 is the little ball that could for Windows and Windows Phone (Hidden Gems)

Sphero 2.0 is the little ball that could for Windows and Windows Phone (Hidden Gems)

When I was growing up, RC cars and remote controlled gizmos were always underwhelming unless you could afford the 'big boy' toys preferred by hobbyists. In 2014, not only are connected devices becoming mainstream, the way we control them has shifted from dedicated controllers to our phones and...
INSTEON home automation for Windows and Windows Phone (Hidden Gems)

INSTEON home automation for Windows and Windows Phone (Hidden Gems)

Insteon (often written as INSTEON) has been in the home automation business for a few years, going back to 2010. The company has apps on iOS and Android, but starting a few weeks ago, they released a universal app for Windows Phone and Windows. Even more, they teamed up with Microsoft to sell...
Congratulations to our Hidden Gems winners and we're starting our second segment today!

Congratulations to our Hidden Gems winners and we're starting our second segment today!

A few weeks ago, Windows Phone Central and Microsoft started a Hidden Gems campaign to highlight interesting and underappreciated apps for Windows and Windows Phone. The series also is also a chance to reward our community by letting users win prizes for their participation, namely giving...
You still have time to win a new Windows Phone in our Hidden Gems contest!

You still have time to win a new Windows Phone in our Hidden Gems contest!

A few weeks ago we started our Hidden Gems series in conjunction with Microsoft. The goal of the series is to highlight apps and games of high quality but that slip under the radar. Sure it is easy to write about big official apps, but it is these burgeoning services and games that are the heart...
Toca Hair Salon 2 and Kitchen

Toca Kitchen and Hair Salon, two toys for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 (Hidden Gems)

Toca Boca is gaming studio that makes digital toys for kids that are designed to let the kids play, have fun and learn a little along the way. Toys in the sense that you can play the game without worrying about scores or time limits. The only restriction is with your child's imagination. Toca...
Levitagram

Make objects float like magic with Levitagram for Windows Phone (Hidden Gems)

Want to pick up a cool photography app for your Windows Phone? Check out Levitagram, which arrived a few days ago for Windows Phone 8 devices. Levitagram (www.levitagram.com) is made by PixoMobile, based out of Redmond, Washington, and it's on iOS and Windows Phone at the moment (sorry, Android...
Interactive Touch Books

Interactive Touch Books for Windows 8 (Hidden Gems)

Learning to read is one of the best parts about growing up. The books start off simple and get progressively harder the more you learn and the older you get. Reading these days for most adults takes place on digital e-readers like the Amazon Kindle. Young kids are reading more and more on...
PicsArt for Windows 8.1

PicsArt photo editor jumps from Phone to Windows 8.1 and wins our affection (Hidden Gems)

Late last year, PicsArt photo editor arrived on Windows Phone, becoming one of the top rated image-fixing apps around. A month later, the Lumia exclusive app went wide for all Windows Phone 8 devices. Today, we're pleased to report that PicsArt is now available for all Windows 8.1 PCs and tablets...

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