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SUNNYVALE, CA, United States – It’s the second and final voting day for the Supreme 16 here on March Apps Madness

This Supreme 16 round will work a little differently than the first round. On Friday we kicked off by putting the first 8 apps up for vote in the Social and Gaming categories.  Today, we conclude the Supreme 16 round with the News and Entertainment and Utility and Productivity Apps. As a result – the voting will be fast and furious!

Of course, if you need to research your choice and study the form, visit the Windows Phone Marketplace – and remember, you can try the apps before you buy on a Nokia Lumia phone. You’ll find over 70,000 apps on offer there.

Voting is simple. Under each pairing, select your favorite from the choices below. We’ll take it from there.

Ok – let’s continue the Supreme 16 voting round!

News and Entertainment

News and Entertainment is a great category – these apps keep you informed and also have some fun bits too. We had some good choices come through in the voting in round 1 – let’s see if the momentum lasts in this round!



Promising to make you smarter and faster, Newsy delivers context with convenience to keep you informed on the world’s news stories.

Through short videos on your mobile phone, Newsy accelerates your understanding of a news story by analyzing perspectives from multiple sources.

It’s MSNBC next to Fox News, CNN next to ABC, The Huffington Post next to the Daily Beast. From Tech Crunch to TMZ, it’s a broader view, in a concise format.



The CNN App for Windows Phones will provide the latest news and video from CNN’s reporting around the globe.

The panorama app will allow sections to be pinned to the home screen and offer a live tile for real-time news updates, and direct access to iReport, CNN’s participatory news community. Users will have the ability to submit an iReport while simultaneously capturing the event.

AAWP – All About Windows Phone


AAWP is the number one independent source of information for the Windows Phone platform. The app is packed full with everything you need to know as it happens including latest articles, device, app and game reviews, tutorials, opinion-editorials, links, media and podcasts.

You can now easily browse, read and share all the essential news quickly and easily on the move and the live tile support will notify you when new articles are available so you can stay ahead of the game.

Once you’ve found something of interest you can share it with friends on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or email. If you need to know something specific, you can search for a related article in the handy search tool. What makes the app even more appealing is you can join in the discussion and add your own comments via the app.



IMDb is the world’s largest collection of movie, TV and celebrity information, and has the leading app for Windows Phone to find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photo galleries, get US TV listings, find latest DVD and Blu-ray releases, explore popular charts and share movie information.

We aim to list every detail about every movie and TV show ever made, including who was in it, who made it, the plot, user ratings, trailers, photos, reviews, quotes, goofs, trivia and much more.

With IMDb Movies, TV & Celebrity for Windows Phone, you can search the world’s largest collection:

  • Over 1.5 million movie and TV titles
  • Over 3.2 million celebrities, actors, actresses, directors and other crew members

Utilities and Productivity

These go-to apps are a mix of must-have practicality mixed in with some an app for finding yummy recipes for your next meal.



Pictomaphone is one of the best photo editing applications for Windows Phone. See what users have been raving about!

Adjustments – including: Contrast, Levels, Hue + Saturation, 4 Grayscale Modes, Posterize and Solarize.

Effects – including: Blur, Glow, Vignette and Frosted Glass.

Filters – including: Sepia, Cross-Process, and Vintage, Sunday Morning and Country.

Nextgen Reader

Nextgen Reader

Nextgen Reader has a clean, beautiful & simple design, inspired from Windows Phone mail app with powerful features:

  • Full offline mode with image caching.
  • Pin favorite feeds/folder to start.
  • Select multiple items like wp7 mail app.
  • Completely secure – uses https and encryption.
  • Beautifully METRO UI with fast interface. Discover new content every day in brand new Manage Sources hub with daily featured sources and frequently updated categories. Read full articles in beautiful clean view powered by Readability.



SkyDrive from Microsoft is the place to store your files so you can access them from virtually any device. Windows Phone has built-in access to SkyDrive right from the Office and Pictures hubs. It can also automatically upload pictures you take to SkyDrive for easy access.

Now the SkyDrive app for Windows Phone also lets you manage and share files – all in one place.

You can:

  • Browse your entire SkyDrive including files shared with you
  • View recently used documents
  • Upload your pictures
  • Share a link to any file using email
  • Create folders. Delete files or folders



Epicurious presents recipes from the award-winning food site are now available on your mobile device. Search more than 30,000 delicious, professionally created recipes from Bon Appetit, Gourmet, SELF, and renowned chefs and cookbooks. Save and share your favorite recipes, create shopping lists, and e-mail recipes and shopping lists to yourself and friends. Plus, get access to hundreds of thousands of recipe reviews and ratings from members.