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Although it’s a bit early in the week, the Facebook team has pushed out yet another update for the beta app on Windows Phone 8. Version 5.2.0.3 is now live in the Store, a bump in 0.0.0.1 version numbers.

That means we’re not expecting anything revolutionary with this update, although the developers do have a rather detailed changelog that falls under the rubric of version “5.2”. (Edit: turns out this may be a pretty big update after all).

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Christmas is soon upon us and retailers are already kicking off some enticing deals to tempt you to part with hard earned cash. Expansys UK has joined the train with a Nokia Lumia 1020 Christmas pack. What's included in the bundle? Only the Windows Phone itself, the Nokia camera grip, wireless charging cover, wireless charging dock and a tripod. You can get all this for £559.99.

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Nokia rumored to be working on dual-SIM Windows Phone

There are some of us who require a mobile phone with multiple SIMs, whether this be due to having two numbers or be frequently traveling abroad with a local SIM on-hand to avoid extreme contract fees. Nokia has dual-SIM hardware available within its Asha line of low-end smartphones, but we're yet to see a Windows Phone support this feature.

That's about to change, account to a new tweet by leakster @evleaks with the codename "Moneypenny" being thrown into the mix. We previously looked at Moneypenny when both itself and "Goldfinger" were unveiled, the former reported to introduce Jedi hand gesture support.

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If you have a Windows Phone, you probably use Bing and if you have PC or Surface, you probably use it as well. Good news then if you’re enrolled in the Bing Rewards program, because for only 2 credits, you can redeem yourself a 5% discount coupon from the Microsoft Store.

The offer is only good through this weekend but that also means that you can stack this on top of the big Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales expected to go live soon.

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SophieLens HD, announced and released last month at Nokia World, is the really impressive photo-filter app that just keeps getting better. Today, version 2.0.0.616 is live in the Store and with it comes two new photo filter packs and some fixes requested by users.

First up are the photo filter packs. "Sophia's Sepia" and "Light Leak" are the new packages and we’re really digging “Light Leak” (used above in the lead photo). Simulating light entering the camera, what was once thought to be a hardware flaw in film cameras is now chic in the digital age. Sepia is a more limited series that’s not black and white, but not color either. It’s kind of reddish-brown and follows the technique of enhancing black and white photos (called ‘sepia toning’).

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Besides getting dibs on the recently announced Lumia 525, Singapore will also be grabbing the Lumia 1520 in mid-December and the Lumia 1320 sometime in January. Nokia announced the news on their Facebook page in Singapore a few hours ago, although the Lumia 1520 had been teased as coming soon for a while.

Pricing on the Lumia 1520 is set for S$999 (no contract) and it will be available starting Saturday, the 14th of December. Pre-orders are starting today for the device at Nokia Stores and Nokia Solutions Partners with all three carriers in that country picking up the massive Lumia.

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10tons is a popular Windows Phone development house, which has numerous titles published on the store. If you've not heard of the brand before, fear not as this is the talent behind the likes of Sparkle 2, Azkend and more. The developer has today placed three Windows Phone games on sale to celebrate Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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It’s been rumored, but now it’s official. Nokia has just posted details and video on their latest handset – the Lumia 525 is now real. This appears to be the successor the Lumia 520, which has been wildly popular for the Windows Phone platform. We looked at some AdDuplex data earlier today that shows the Lumia 520 as the most popular Windows Phone device currently in use. Let’s see if Nokia can bottle lightning twice with the Lumia 525.

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The Xbox One came out a few days ago, did you get one? If so, by now you’ve started to explore some of the Kinect 2.0 functionality that every Xbox One comes bundled with. It’s fairly incredible despite some initial growing pains. There’s a whole set of both voice commands to learn and gestures if you want to really control your Xbox One like a pro. Here they are.

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500px is probably one of my favorite photography websites. Flickr was once the darling of photography networks, but its development stalled a bit during the first few years following acquisition by Yahoo. It’s getting better, but I’ve since been all about 500px when it comes to getting my photography fix. Which is why I’m really happy to see the Windows 8 version of 500px. Let’s check out what’s new.

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Whether or not you like it, some` of the most effective ads are when you directly target your opponents. The past half year has seen Microsoft aiming its advertisements directly at both Apple and Google. Earlier today we saw an ad from the Scroogled campaign slam the Chromebook. Now we’re looking at another Surface vs. iPad ad from Microsoft that demonstrates the strengths of the product.

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Doodle Kingdom is the latest installment in the Doodle series games for our Windows Phones.  The Windows Phone 8 game joins Doodle Devil and Doodle God in the Store and challenges you with creating your own Medieval Kingdom.

You can create castles, knights, dragons, dwarves and other elements to make your Kingdom complete.  Add a few side quests and a hero mini-game and Doodle Kingdom is an appealing gaming option for Windows Phone 8.

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Location data that’s embedded in the EXIF data of photos can be incredibly useful. Apps like Nokia’s StoryTeller make a strong case for giving your photos permission to know where they were at during the moment the photons hit the sensor. AroundMe is a new app for Windows Phone that also gives you an exciting look at how photos become better with location data. Let’s check it out.

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A ton of excitement surrounded the launch of Microsoft’s Xbox One gaming console, but for some, their purchases were met with disappointment. A faulty Blu-ray disc drive had plagued many on launch day and resulted in initially excited, but ultimately disappointed gamers. Luckily for those who are having the issue, Microsoft will be buying you a free launch game!

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Microsoft has not been shorthanded when it comes to giving out prizes based around their latest gaming console, the Xbox One. Previously, the company offered up a chance to design a new Xbox One Gamerpic and have 100 winners spotlighted in the community (along with a free Xbox One controller). If that contest isn’t your style, you can check out Microsoft’s latest contest to design a custom controller.

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Nokia USA has kicked off a holiday campaign called Holiday Realness, which features their latest Lumia devices. Nokia says we all celebrate in our own way. If it’s real to you, it’s right. There’s currently a short film showing how dog lovers celebrate their Christmas. There are a couple more videos expected to air on December 5th, but Nokia provides teasers on their website.

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Latest data from AdDuplex shows the Lumia 520 continuing to dominate. While at the same time Windows Phone 7.x concedes more market share to Windows Phone 8. Nokia finally reaches 90% dominance with Windows Phone.

What’s the current Windows Phone landscape look like? There’s really no better way to tell than by looking at the data from AdDuplex. The cross-promotion network for both Windows Phone and Windows 8 gives us insight that we might not get from places like IDC or comScore. We’ve got the report for this month and so far the biggest trend for this month is that the Lumia 520 continues to dominate.

Let’s check out the rest of the data below.

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One app that was missing support on the 1080P Lumia 1520 was Nokia’s DLNA-enabled Play To. The app was ‘not available’ to download, presumably due to no display resolution support. Now, Nokia is remedying that by releasing Play To version 3.0 beta.

We just installed the app on our Lumia 1520 and connected it to our Xbox One for a fantastic streaming experience. Photos, video and music were able to show up on our 55-inch TV right from our Lumia phone with ease. Compared to earlier experiences, streaming content was much faster and efficient. We’re not sure if that’s the new Snapdragon 800 processor or the improved Xbox One, but we like the results.

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