Top 14 must-have Windows Phone apps for UAE users

Microsoft Devices picks out its favourites and includes some special offers for the holiday season
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Gaming, productivity and fitness all get their place in this list from Microsoft Devices. Keep your eyes peeled for some special offers for Lumia users.
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AC PIRATES: Ubisoft's hit 'Assassins Creed' console franchise makes it onto smartphones. In 'Assassins Creed Pirates’, players assume the role of Alonzo who travels the high seas in search of riches and glory. Includes its own theatrical score.
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4EFFECTS: Divides photos into four parts and allows users to mix and match effects filters. Includes tutorials and over 40 different effects.
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BOX TV: A premium video service that includes Bollywood and Hollywood movies and TV shows. Users have access to more than 5000 hours of content and can sign up through Facebook or Gmail. For every purchase of a Lumia 535, users will receive two months’ unlimited access for free.
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FAST & FURIOUS 6: THE GAME: Based on the sixth instalment of the movie franchise, players travel around a city, meeting characters from the movie and drag and drift their way to becoming the city's top racer.
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MICROSOFT HEALTH: Track your heart-rate, steps, calorie burn, and sleep quality. Also includes Guided Workouts, email previews and calendar alerts at a glance. Allows activity reminders with Windows personal assistant Cortana. The app can also be linked to the Microsoft Band.
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ICFLIX: Middle East-based video streaming app, which includes Hollywood, Bollywood, and Jazwood (Arabic) content. According to Microsoft, ‘thousands’ of movies, TV series, documentaries, and cartoons are available and Middle East Lumia users get one month of free unlimited access upon first activation. Note: Hollywood streaming is available in the Middle East and North Africa; Jazwood is available worldwide; and Bollywood streaming is available worldwide, excluding India.
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ZOMBIE TSUNAMI: Players begin with a single zombie running through city streets. They must add to the horde by absorbing the living into their ranks in a bid to conquer the planet. Eight different power-ups; bonuses; nine worldwide locations; and over 300 missions.
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IDUBAI: An interactive smart channel for Dubai residents and the business community. The app contains a number of smart services and information.
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UAE GOVERNMENT APPS: Allows UAE users to download government apps for any emirate. Contains full Arabic support.
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PHOTOMATH: Point the camera towards a mathematical expression, and the result instantly pops up within this ‘photo calculator’ tool. Includes a ‘steps’ button, so users can view the full step-by-step solution to the problem. While children can use the app as a tool to learn the basics, parents can use it to check their children's homework. PhotoMath currently supports basic arithmetic expressions, fractions, decimal numbers, linear equations and several more complex functions like logarithms.
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SKYPE QIK: This sends short video messages. It’s free and made by the Skype team, but doesn’t require a Skype account, just a mobile number, for the app to access your contacts.
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SOUQ: A mobile version of the Middle East-based e-shopping website. For every purchase of the Lumia 535, users will receive a 20% discount on any purchase through the Souq app.
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TETRA LOCKSCREEN: This brings widgets to your smartphone's LockScreen. Essentially a Microsoft Garage project, Tetra LockScreen allows the viewing of upcoming calendar events, current location on a street map, and allows access to the stopwatch. It also has an activity tracker (steps, distance, calories, etc.). The app also provides options to change the Lock Screen background.
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WUNDERLIST: A list-maker that syncs between phone, tablet or computer. Business users can create project to-do lists, attach photos and delegate tasks to workgroups.
Fri 26 Dec 2014 12:50 PM GST