Thursday, July 26, 2012

Gameloft brings your dream cars to Windows Phone.

The popular developer Gameloft yesterday published the even more popular Asphalt 5 racing game to Marketplace. For $2.99, Windows Phone users will finally be able to virtually drive the amazing cars listed below:

Audi R8, Audi TT-RS, Audi Q7, Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4, Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SV, Lamborghini Reventón, Ferrari 599 XX, Ferrari California, Ferrari F430 16M, Ferrari FXX Evolution, Nissan 370Z, Nissan GT-R R35, Bugatti Veyron 16.4, BMW X6M, Caterham CSR Superlight, 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS, Ducati 1198, Ducati Monster 1100s, Ford GT, Ford Shelby GT500, Gumpert Apollo, Kawasaki Z750, Kawasaki ZX6-R, Lotus 2-Eleven, Lotus Evora, Mercedes E Class, Mercedes ML 63 AMG, Mercedes-Benz S65 Black Series, MINI Cooper S, RUF 3400 K, RUF Dakara, RUF Rt 12

A free trial is also available for download.

The game also features 12 beautiful locations around the world to make the tires of these dream cars screech at your leisure and without risk of injuries or losing your driving license.

Download link: Asphalt 5

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Box for Windows Phone released.

Box has just released a version of it's online storage app for Windows Phone. Already available on other mobile platforms, Box lets you save your files in the cloud and share them through several devices to your friends, colleagues and partners. They will then be able to comment these docs and you track the updates. Obviously, all this can be done on the go, provided you have a data connection on your device.

Now with Box for Windows Phone, you can:

• Send an important file from an elevator

• Perfect that preso on the plane

• Comment on a coworker’s document from a taxi

• View updates to your files instantly

• Proof a PowerPoint right before the big meeting
Download your free copy of Box for Windows Phone on Marketplace.

Showoff Windows Phone 8 Start screen on your WP7.5 phone.

While current Windows Phones won't get the full upgrade to Windows Phone 8, Microsoft will instead offer a minor upgrade to Windows Phone 7.8 This upgrade will bring the new Start screen to current devices and is being sold by Microsoft as one of the main features of Windows Phone 8. Until the release of the new OS, you can experience with the new Start screen on your Windows Phone. Yes there is a free app for that called W Phone 8.

Basically, it provides a good simulation of the new Start screen with some working functions. So you'll be to re-size the tiles, search for install apps from Marketplace, post a message to Facebook, make phone calls and change the theme colors. Overall it's quite a nice app to just showoff.

Download link: W Phone 8 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Windows 8 is coming on October 26.

Just in case your're wondering, that's October 26 2012. So mark your calendar. Steven Sinofsky announced during Microsoft annual sales meeting that Windows 8 will be released on that date in the form of upgrade and full version on a new PC starting October 26.

If you've been living on Mars or deep into the Amazonian virgin forest and been out of touch with what's going on, Windows 8 is Microsoft new flagship OS being released 3 years after Windows 7. The new OS will run on PCs, tablets and, kind of, on Windows Phones.

Source: Windows blog

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Microsoft unveils Office 2013.

The new Office 2013 includes numerous improvements that will positively impact your productivity. But if I were to resume that extensive list, I'd say that Office 2013 is about touch and sharing. Barely a month ago, Microsoft announced Windows 8, its Surface tablets and Windows Phone 8. All of them powered by the new Windows 8 Metro interface. It's only natural that the Office suite of applications follows the metro trend and that is exactly what Microsoft did with Office 2013. A touch friendly interface for Word, Outlook, Excel, Onenote and Powerpoint. The new interface will also work perfectly with the good old mouse and keyboard.
There will be two versions of the software available. There's the Office 2013 for desktop as we know it and Office 365. The latter lets you use Office 2013 on any machine and access your files anywhere provided you have an internet connection. By default your files will be saved to the cloud and Microsoft will be selling Skydrive storage along with it.

Three editions of Office 365 will be available:

Office 365 Home Premium — designed for families and consumers. This service also includes an additional 20 GB of SkyDrive storage and 60 minutes of Skype world minutes per month.

Office 365 Small Business Premium — designed for small businesses. This service also includes business-grade email, shared calendars, website tools and HD webconferencing.

Office 365 ProPlus — designed for enterprise customers who want advanced business capabilities and the flexibility to deploy and manage in the cloud.

Skype integration will also be included in the final release of the product sometime next year. No definite date was announced during yesterday's webcast.

Office Home and Student 2013 RT will be included in Windows RT. Therefore, ARM based devices will have Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. A strong selling point for Windows RT.

For more info about Office 2013, check out Microsoft Press release.

Customer preview available here.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Official Olympics Games app for Windows phone released.

The Olympics Organization committee has posted the official app for the games to Marketplace. The app will let you follow the games wherever you are with its schedule and news live. You can even set your country or any other country you like as your favorite to receive fresh news about your countrymen performances. Of course there are more features to it and the app is beautiful with its metro interface. 

Check it out on Marketplace:

"London 2012" is one of thousands of great apps for Windows Phone.  See more at!

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