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The Windows Phone platform is often criticized for lacking the sheer number of application as its counterparts. Well, here I am to prove that numbers alone isn’t everything. Here are a range of apps spanning various categories that I’ve found really useful over the past few months that I, as a student, have found extremely useful. Take a look — maybe you’ve missed a few as well!

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The number of apps available in the Windows Apps Store may not be near to what is available in Apple or Google Play store. But it has apps that can help your make the most out of your Windows Phone 8. Also, the number of apps for Windows Phone 8 are increasing day by day. The devices that are being released running Windows Phone 8 are no doubt good and Microsoft is working hard to make the operating system compete with Android and iOS.

If you are new to Windows Phone 8 and are looking for some useful apps, we have compiled a list of some of the most useful apps that are available in the Windows Apps Store.
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Lenses are one of the coolest features in Windows Phone 8. So what exactly are they? Think of a DSLR camera, you buy a camera body of your choice, which you then pair up with a lens that fits your needs. There is a wide array of lenses to choose from, each with its own purpose for example macro lenses for shooting objects up close, wide angle lenses for taking shots with a very wide perspective.

Camera lenses on WIndows Phone 8

Camera lenses on WIndows Phone 8

Think of your Windows Phone 8 camera app as the camera body. You can then spice it up by downloading camera lens apps which add more functionality to your camera. You can launch your lens apps directly from within the camera app. The first button with two arrows launches lenses…and there you see all your installed lens apps.

Read on to find some of the ones I really like and would recommend!
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Video games are something we all love to indulge. Some are complex, whereas others can be some of the simplest games ever designed. Platform games in my opinion are one the most basic types, but, can also be the most fun and addicting making platform games a worthy candidate for January’s Windows Phone Elite article.

Even if you don’t know what a platform game is, chances are you’ve played a wealth of them already. Wikipedia defines platform games as, “a video game which requires players to jump to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles.” Hopefully, that’s cleared things up.

In this article, I’m going to be looking at the ten best platform games I’ve found for the Windows Phone platform. Read on to find out more!

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What really is the point of bragging about your new shiny, new Windows Phone if you can’t show off your cool apps? Without a doubt, the apps are what define a phone now.

Within a deluge of apps, I have selected 40+ of the most useful, beautiful and productive ones that will enhance you phone’s usability and your entire user experience. Let’s get started!

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Travelling from place to place can often be a difficult task. If you don’t know where you’re going you’ll soon have a pretty frustrating task on your hands. On Window’s Phones we all have a map based system. But, this doesn’t cut it most of the time and often leads to greater annoyance.

Don’t fear. For our fifth installment of the Windows Phone Elite series, we are going to cover the best eight apps for making your next journey a bit easier. Read on to find out we recommend.

If you would like to read the last two editions of Windows Phone Elite the links are here: Windows Phone Elite: Photography Apps! and Windows Phone Elite: Finance Management Apps.

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A year back, if you’d told me that Microsoft would beat Apple in unifying all your devices I would’ve laughed at your face. Plus, knowing Microsoft of the past, one would’ve expected them to botch it up, even if that were true. When legendary Allard, godfather of Xbox, quit the company, everyone, including me, started screaming that MS’s future is on the brink of destruction.

But this new Microsoft under Ballmer had other plans in mind. It was evident when they launched WP7. It was not just another wrapper on their old broken mobile engine. Rather it was a completely thought through, totally revamped product, focused on improving your experience. It turned out to be one of the best mobile platforms and the user experience is particularly phenomenal.

Still, even for Microsoft, Windows 8 is a greater leap, and far from their comfort zone. Many people are still looking out for the Start button, while others are busy calling names. Amidst all this hoopla, Windows 8 was launched recently and Microsoft has been under incredible pressure. It’s facing a never seen before competition from Apple and Google, threatening to erode it completely. Today we’re going to take a look at the challenges faced by Microsoft.

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Photography apps are a dime a dozen. Personally, on the Windows Marketplace I’ve been through a variety of different apps which haven’t suited my desires as much as I would have liked. This was highly disappointing seeing as I love to edit and create by own photos. Luckily, I actually found some which made the mark. This allowed me to access my inner imagination and actually use my camera as it should be used.

In this roundup I’m going to split the apps into two categories. Firstly, the apps for getting the perfect picture, then some which allow you to have fun with your friends! Hopefully, there will be one for you here!

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Summer is a time of relaxation. A time to rest after a hard years work and put your feet up. Many of us will hope to be in better shape for this time, and with summer quickly approaching, you need an effective way to keep fit! We all need an easy way to do this, however, it’s often very hard to achieve noticeable results over a short period of time.

Today, everyone has their phone on them. In my opinion, I recommend scrapping your books because your phone will be the best tool. They say “there’s an app for everything”, and they couldn’t be more right! The Windows Marketplace contains 100s of different apps suited towards improving your fitness and making you healthier. For a solid regime you need organization and something to motivate you to try harder!

I’ve picked out the best 50, sorting them into five different categories. Showing a wide variety of apps to possibly help you feel better about your shape and size. Read on to find out more!

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Over the past few months I have been busy with my studies revising for a variety of different subjects. During this time, I have been able to use many different Windows Phone Apps for support. All these applications helped me to keep in control of all my work to revise the best possible way!

To find out if any of these applications can help you too, read on!

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