The tale of Flipboard: Why Windows Phone is still struggling to catch up

It took 449 days for Flipboard to shuffle its way onto Windows Phone. Ever since its announcement with the Lumia 1020 (that old thing that runs on a Snapdragon S4 Plus), Windows Phone users have been waiting eagerly for the app to arrive on the platform. Well it’s finally here after four hundred and forty nine days, and guess what? It doesn’t flip.

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App Highlight: BlastOut

BlastOut is a free app that’s actually pretty cool and innovative. It’s a social media app developed by Singaporeans Daniel Chia and Cynthia Siantar, and it promises to empower users to create their very own exclusive social network for their private events. Read on to find out more.

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Just on time for Valentine’s Day: apps for Windows Phone

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Nokia has several apps for all you romantic Windows Phone users out there.

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The Rise and Fall of Flappy Bird

You know Flappy Bird. The goddamn bird that’s been occupying the minds of the weak and strong alike, taking over the world’s citizens in droves, possibly causing insomnia-related health visits to rise worldwide. Who will save us? Ironically, its end will be brought about by none other than its creator. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is going to be shut down, completely voluntarily, by Dong Nguyen, who’s already earned half a million from it, and could easily earn another half a million. Read past the break to find out our take on this.

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App Review: ComicBookLover

Today marks the first in a long line of weekly app selections (and reviews). We’ve posted two app reviews prior to this (Little Galaxy and Deus Ex: The Fall), but they were one-off reviews, and not a weekly series. Now, you can look forward to at least one app, handpicked and reviewed by one of our writers, each week, posted every Monday. So without further ado, the app picked for today’s review is ComicBookLover for iOS, a free app for, you guessed it, reading comic books, available for the iPhone/iPod and the iPad. I only have an iPhone, and not an iPad, but the difference should be minimal apart from the increased screen size.

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