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If you’ve got a kid, you’ve probably noticed that they often usurp your smartphone in order to play Angry Birds (or at least, that’s what I hear). Personally, I hate people using my devices to play games because then I end up missing out on a significant chunk of the game. Fortunately, there’s a bunch of apps dedicated to children which might keep them from invading your favourite games.

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We all love splurging on new items and the advent of the internet has made the process all the more easy. In this roundup, we’re going to be looking at the top Windows Phone apps to go shopping with, both through online services like Amazon and eBay to physical retail locations such as Best Buy and The Home Depot.

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Not only can our smartphones be fantastic tools for business and productivity, they’re great for just wasting time watching video, listening to music and playing games. Back in October, Ben Clark looked at the best of Windows Phone gaming and today we’re going to continue that theme on by looking at some great music and video apps to kill your time (and productivity).

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Windows 7 has been out for ages now — its successor is but a few months away. With a big portion of the world’s population running this operating system, its nooks and crannies are well explored. Well, almost!

Here are more than forty not so obvious features and shortcuts to make your life that much more easier! In the interest of keeping this fairly lightweight, I haven’t included your run of the mill registry hacks and such. Look for a nerdier roundup very soon! Now off we go!

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Photography never really went hand-in-hand with mobile phones until a couple of years back when smartphones started featuring lenses worthy of shooting in lieu of a dedicated cameras. In 2012, we’ve got phones that are even powerful enough to compete with DSLRs for the average consumer and, on Windows Phone exclusively, we’ve been promised to the HTC Titan II, a phone with a 16-megapixel shooter on the back.

In this roundup, we’re going to take a look at a handful of photography-focused apps on Windows Phone. In the first section, we’ll take a look at those for capturing and editing and, in the second section, we’ll look at some bonus ones for sharing and viewing.

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We as Windows users, watched by the sidelines as Mac people got iTunes to sync their portables devices and wireless syncing of content, while we had no real solution. doubleTwist is here and aims to be that solution.

doubleTwist offers a beautiful and seamless way to wirelessly sync, play your music collection, and even purchase from Amazon MP3, all on Windows. Lets jump right in and check it out!

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Our phones have become an integral part of our lives and now they manage most of it — whether that is by handling our email, facilitating our social networking or even scheduling when we need to take laundry out of the machine. One area users are increasingly utilising their devices for is fitness, evidenced by a slew of fitness-oriented apps and accessories for smartphones across numerous platforms.

Windows Phone has a nice selection of fitness-centric apps to turn your smartphone into your personal trainer and, in this roundup, we’ll take a look at a few.

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Christmas is on the horizon and I imagine a lot of you are taking it easy this month –this is the perfect to kick back and enjoy the gaming bounties of this holiday season.

Today, I’d like to share with you the games I’ve been playing through recently. Catch up would be more apt though — I’m merely listing the highly rated games of just the past four months and it still makes for a fairly long list!

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Windows is a great platform to build your design and development business. It’s cheap, runs on older hardware and supports legacy software. Besides, there are hundreds of useful apps available from popular indie developers and a lot of open source alternatives are available as well. While the quality of the apps is impeccable, they might not sport a gorgeous UI.

For that reason alone, using a Windows PC for production is perceived as uncool. I personally don’t care as long as the job gets done. So do a lot of creative people and that’s the reason we have rounded up a list of killer apps that could boost your creativity as well as productivity. Follow me after the fold to check them out!

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As I programmer, I am constantly tweaking my development environment, looking for better tools to improve my workflow. On a Mac, I have found that in Coda, which is a stellar app, and well worth the $100 price tag.

While I’m not saying there aren’t a lot of options for Macs, one of the nice things about Windows is how many options there are for Windows. we’ll take a look at a few of my favorites.

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