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 Gaming Roundup: Billiards
Last week’s Windows Phone Central roundup dealt with bowling games for our Windows Phones. At the suggestion of one of our readers (thanks newVariable), this week we turn our focus on another indoor sporting activity – billiards.
Billiards or pool games can be a fun way to pass the time with. The challenge of the game will keep things interested and the genre is well suited for multi-player action. We pulled four billiard games from the Windows Phone Store for this week’s roundup based on their Store ratings. All three had merit and have their own level of appeal.
If we have missed your favorite Pool game, feel free to sound off in the comments below.
Windows Phone Central Game Roundup: Bowling Games
Sports games for our Windows Phones can have great entertainment value. These games can help you pass short bits of time or handle the longer gaming sessions when you plenty of time to kill. Bowling games fit that bill and are are the subject of this week’s Windows Phone Central Roundup.
Bowling may not appeal to everyone but they are simple games to pick up but challenging to master. You often have customizations to make the game reflect more of your personal tastes and just when you think you have game play down pat, you roll a gutter ball.
These Windows Phone games may not turn you into the Big Lebowski but they are entertaining, all are free and well worth the try. We will focus on four of the more popular bowling titles in the Windows Phone Store and if we've missed your favorite bowling game, let us know in the comments.
Windows Phone Central App and Game Roundup: Zombies Games meet Weather Apps
Three categories of Windows Phone titles come to mind as having the strongest presence in the Windows Phone Store; Zombie games, Weather apps, and Photography apps. These groups seem to multiply faster than bunnies or flashlight apps. Fortunately, while some may see these categories as over saturated, it's crowded with quality titles. Which is never a bad thing.
In this week's Windows Phone Central Roundup, we focus on two of these categories, Zombies and Weather titles (we'll pick on the photography apps on down the road). The Zombie titles in the roundup are some of our favorite titles that have been covered through the years. The weather apps aren't heavyweight apps like the Weather Channel or Accuweather but they do a good job of keeping us up to date with what Mother Nature has in store.
Windows Phone Central App Roundup: The Nokia Collection
One of Nokia's key elements to success in the Windows Phone market was delivering quality apps and games to the Lumia Windows Phone line. We've seen quality apps such as Sophie Lens HD, AccuWeather, Benji Bananas as well as the line of Nokia imaging apps (Camera, Creative Studio, Video Trimmer, etc.) and navigation apps (Here) populate the Nokia Collection in the Windows Phone Store.
This week's Windows Phone Central roundup we take a look at four titles in the Nokia Collection that are among the newer members of the collection that may have snuck under the radar. We'll take a look at two games and two apps and fear not if you're sporting an HTC or Samsung Windows Phone. Three of the four titles are not exclusive to the Nokia Lumia Windows Phones. While listed in the Nokia Collection, several of the apps the collection have lost their exclusivity or were released platform wide.
Windows Phone Central App and Game Roundup: Are you ready for some Football?
This time of year many will find themselves pre-occupied with the American pastime football. Be it fixated on Saturday with College Football or glued to the screen on Sunday with the NFL, we love our football.
The sport now transcends the weekend with games during the week as well as on the weekends. For the times we can't be anchored to the couch, taking in all the games, our Windows Phones are a great way to stay in touch with the sport. This week's Windows Phone Central Roundup focuses on those gridiron apps. Apps that focus on delivering all the news, scores, stats and standings from the football field. We also throw in a few football games for good measure just in case you need something to help you pass the time with during those extended t.v. time-outs.
Windows Phone Central Roundup: Halloween Games and Apps
Halloween is right around the corner and the Windows Phone Store has plenty of Halloween themed games and apps to add to your haunting experiences.
You've got plenty of novelty apps, sound effects apps, and spooky games that feature everything from Jack-o-Lanterns to Zombies. You also have the popular Zombie games such as Plants vs. Zombies, Dredd vs. Zombies and even Farts vs. Zombies. But with this week's roundup we focus on more Halloween slanted apps and games. The more seasonal or holiday oriented titles.
We sifted through the Halloween aisle at the Windows Phone Store and picked four off the shelve to highlight this week.
Windows Phone Central Gaming Roundup: The Next Big Thing
One of the helpful features of the Windows Phone Store is the Collections. These are conglomerations of apps and games that fall in line with an underlying theme. Be it photography, shopping, sports or fitness these collections are a great place for one stop app/game shopping.
One gaming collection always seems to catch our eye is The Next Big Thing. It's a collection of games that the Windows Phone Store gate keepers see as having potential to hit it big. It is also the focus of this week's Windows Phone Central roundup.
We spun the wheel and picked four of the games currently listed in this collection to highlight. Three are very strong contenders for becoming the next big thing. The fourth... well the fourth needs a little fine tuning but is on the right track as well.
Windows Phone Central Game Roundup: Games for all occasions
Windows Phone games are a great way to pass the time with. Whether it's waiting hours in the car tag line or just a few minutes before a class starts, there is a vast assortment of quality games available in the Windows Phone Store. Some games are great for a quick gaming fix while others stand up to longer gaming sessiosn.
Then there's games that can cover all the bases, good for all occasions. Entertaining for short bits and addictive enough to keep you entertained for more extended periods.
For this week's roundup, instead of picking three or four games, we focus on four developers/studios that have a respectable portfolio of Windows Phone games. Some of which that can hold their own for those short gaming sessions or the longer marathon sessions. Along the way we'll spotlight a few of the titles offered by these developers and as always, if we've overlooked your favorite title feel free to sound off in the comments.
Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Calendar Apps
While the native Windows Phone calendar app has it's usefulness, it can be a little lacking with regards to features. A little on the vanilla side if you will.
Luckily there are some nice third party options in the Windows Phone Store that can provide a little more functionality and features to your Windows Phone calendar. Apps that will help you keep track of where you need to be and when you need to be there. And that's the focus of this week's roundup... calendar alternatives.
We picked three of the more popular calendar apps in the Store that offers you an alternative to the native calendar app on your Windows Phone. If we missed your favorite calendar app, there's no conspiracy afoot just went with these three based on their popularity. Feel free to sound off below in the comments with your pick for a Windows Phone calendar app.
Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Weather Apps
Our Windows Phones are fantastic devices to keep us up to date on things while on the go. From email to appointments to our Twitter activity we've got apps to help us stay in tune with what's going on in our lives.
Weather apps are rather abundant over in the Windows Phone Store and a great way to stay up on what Mother Nature has in store for us. In this week's roundup, we take a look at four such Windows Phone weather apps; two of the more popular weather apps this week along with two that may have snuck under everyone's radar.
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