Windows Phone Central Roundup
There are thousands and thousands of Windows Phone apps available over in the Windows Phone Store. To supplement our app and game reviews, our Windows Phone Central Roundups are designed to give quick snapshots of apps and games that we may not get to fully review. Most of these roundups follow a common theme such as Spy Apps, Photo Editing Apps, Target Games, and Ninja Games.
While we put together a small collection of these apps and games, our Roundups are also an opportunity for our readers to offer their recommendations on apps and games of the same genre.
Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Shopping Apps
Shopping. Everybody does it. Some enjoy it, some despise it but few will argue that making shopping easier is a bad thing.
In this week's Windows Phone Central app roundup, we're taking a look at a few shopping apps designed to make it easier to find the best prices and/or make your purchases on the go. As with all our roundups, if we missed your favorite shopping app feel free to sound off in the comments.
Windows Phone Central Game Roundup: Pinball Games
Any aspiring pinball wizards in the house? If so, we've there are a handful of pinball games available for our Windows Phone. These games are fast paced, full of detail, a fun way to pass the time and the focus of this week's roundup.
For those who cut their teeth on buttons, flipper, bells and lights of an arcade pinball machine, these games might be a decent substitute. Granted you can't bump the game with your hip or bounce the pinball off the glass but these games can hold their own.
Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Photo Apps
When I sift through all the apps on my Windows Phone, photo apps seem to be the dominant app of choice. Everything from Instagraph to Soviet Kam to Photo360 seems to have found its way onto my phone.
But what about the seldom seen Windows Phone photo apps? For this week's roundup, we went all the way to the last page of the "best rated" photo app listing in the Windows Phone Store. We picked out four of the dozen or so photo apps that were on the back page to highlight.
Most are fairly simple photo editing/enhancement apps but simple isn't necessarily bad.
Windows Phone Central Game Roundup: Bird Games
As The Trashmen so aptly put it, "The birds is the word" with this week's Windows Phone Game Roundup. These are games with the central character being a bird.
Most are really nice games to pass the time with and include an Xbox Live title, a sequel, and one that can easily get tangled up in knots. We picked out five games that stood out in the Windows Phone Store and there are still a large flock of "bird" games loose in the store.
If we've missed your favorite game of birds, feel free to chime in below in the comments with your recommendations.
Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Photo Lockers
The other day we took a look at the Windows Phone app Pic Lock Ultimate. It's an app that lets you store photos in a secure environment, away from prying eyes. Pic Lock also goes a little further with some neat security features to discourage and even photograph those trying to sneak a peak at your photos.
This week's roundup is going to focus on four alternatives to Pic Lock Ultimate. These photo lockers are amongst the higher rated apps of this nature to keep your photos in a secure area. While these picture lockers may lack the anti-intrusion features they aren't too shabby in their own right.
Windows Phone Central Game Roundup: Golf Games
There's a small golf tournament going on over in Augusta, Georgia this week where one golfer will take home a coveted Green Jacket (and a healthy pay check). In honor of this event, we felt that a roundup of golf games would be fitting. Plus the weather's getting warmer and if your a golfer stuck in the office, these games might help take the edge off the need to hit the links.
Sure you have Shotly Golf to help you keep score and find courses. Then there's Golf Live to help you keep up with all the golf news out there. This roundup deals with golf games for your Windows Phone. Everything from a wonderfully animated Xbox title to a challenging round of golf featuring a stick man. We even throw in a putt-putt golf game for those who prefer to putt around over dealing with fairways and roughs.
Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Baseball Apps
Last week, Major League Baseball kicked off the 2013 Season and we thought it fitting to take a look a the baseball oriented apps in this week's roundup.
You do have sports apps like ESPN Scorecenter and ScoreMobile that will pull MLB news and scores to your Windows Phone but these are baseball only type apps. Apps that will keep you up to date with all the scores, stats and standings and one app that will help you score games yourself.
If you've got a favorite baseball oriented app, feel free to sound off in the comments.
Windows Phone Central Game Roundup: Zombie Games
Zombies. A pesky bunch of creatures that have had a presence in movies and television of years. They also seem to have a strong presence in our Windows Phone Store. These brain hungry monsters can be found in a ton of Windows Phone games from Zombies Ate My Pizzas! to Zombies, Run!.
For this week's roundup we picked three popular Zombie games along with one game that had a unique approach to taking out the Zombies.
With so many Zombie games available, it was tough picking just a few of the gaming titles. If we've overlooked your favorite Zombie game, feel free to shout out your recommendation in the comments below.
Windows Phone Central Roundup: 10tons Games
10tons isn't new to mobile gaming development with successful titles over on the Android and iOS stores. Over the past few weeks (or has it been months) 10tons has released a handful of games for the Windows Phone 8 platform that should be just as successful.
This week's roundup focuses on a handful of 10tons' games from the action/adventure to the challenging puzzle games. Each game is uniquely challenging, has great graphics and a very nice addition to the Windows Phone Store. Hopefully, what we can find now in the Windows Phone Store is but the start of a beautiful relationship between 10tons and the Windows Phone platform.
Windows Phone Central App Roundup: March Madness
There are plenty of Windows Phone apps out there to help us follow the world of sports (ESPN and ScoreMobile come to mind). In a few days, teams will be announced for the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, affectionately known as March Madness. Office pools will be created and tournament brackets will be filled out by the bazillions. People who haven't watched a single collegiate basketball game all season will call in sick to work so they can catch all the games. Madness may be an understatement.
With such an event just around the corner, this week's roundup will focus on March Madness apps. Windows Phone apps that will let you create your own bracket prediction, help you track tournament scores, and compete online to see how well your bracketology skills are.
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