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In what is probably the biggest non-secret of the night, Mint.com has officially launched…their public beta for Windows Phone. Sure it’s not the app-app for the public to go use and manage their finances with, but it’s a sure sign that it’s coming soon. And even though people are required to sign an NDA to enter the beta, some of you folks are so darn excited you’re sending in screenshots.

Truth be told, there’s not a whole lot to the app. In the images below you can sections for your accounts, budgets, transactions, location info and even push notifications. There’s even a swanky pass-code lock to keep people from prying into your biz, should you leave your phone unattended.

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WhatsApp gets a very specific update tonight

It’s Friday, and it looks like the hardworking folks at WhatsApp are busy churning out more updates. I mean, why do in one update what you can do in five? Tonight, the popular messenger app has been bumped to version 2.11.312.0 and yes, it does come with a changelog. That’s the second update this week.

Unfortunately, no new features are available but if you speak Arabic or Hebrew, start high-fiving your friends, because you just got a “fix for difficulties entering your verification code”. Bam! How awesome is that?

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We are just a few hours away from the launch of the Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone over at AT&T and some are receiving emails from AT&T and the Microsoft Store they would rather not read.

Citing overwhelming demand both AT&T and Microsoft's online store dispatched emails and text messages to customers alerting them that their Nokia Lumia 1520 would not be arriving as first planned.

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Mint begins beta testing their app for Windows Phone

If you’re one of the hundreds (if not thousands) of people out there who signed up for the Mint.com beta test for Windows Phone, you should check your email. Invites just went out and looking at the sheer number of ‘tips’ we received, a lot of you are anxious to get started.

Of course, the email sent merely states that they will add you when they have room, and that’s only after you agreed to a lengthy NDA (non-disclosure agreement). Or so we’re told, we would never break an NDA with Mint.com, which we’ve heard is some sort of financial service.

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Down for everyone or just me? That’s basically the conversation Daniel and I just had. We’re having difficulty getting some of Microsoft’s online services to work. Head to the Xbox’s website or some other sites and you might be met with a DNS failure message. What’s up?

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The Nokia Lumia 520 can make a strong contender for Windows Phone of the year when we look back at 2013. The device is responsible for massively increasing the number of Windows Phone devices out there roaming the streets. We’ve seen rumors of its successor, the Lumia 525, coming soon, but the Lumia 520 is still an excellent smartphone for a number of users. Want one? Pick it up next week from Tiger Direct for a song as part of their Black Friday deals.

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Comparing the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One side by side makes Microsoft’s unit look a bit… chunky. But Microsoft has its reasoning for making its next generation system the size of a large concrete brick – ventilation. While Sony has decided to go for the sleek racing car style approach, Microsoft has longevity and stability on their list.

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Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against Acacia Research Corp on Wednesday for breaking a contract to license various smartphone and mobile computing technologies. The litigation has been filed in the U.S. District Court in New York, but is currently under a seal. There are not a lot of details available, but this follows a number of patent infringement lawsuits brought by Acacia subsidiaries against Microsoft in October in Texas, Delaware and Illinois.

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Microsoft wants to know where your hands are at all times, and has filed a patent to do so. A new patent filed by the Redmond based company depicts a device that is able to sense a person’s grip on the border of a tablet. The patent itself shows “Skin Sensors” embedded around the entire screen border and filed under what Microsoft is calling “Touch-Aware Skin”.

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Microsoft is taking over Nokia's Espoo headquarters

Nokia is moving out of its current headquarters in Espoo, Finland when the sale of its Devices & Services unit to Microsoft gets finalized in the first quarter next year. Most of the people currently in the building are working on Devices & Services related activities. The 32,000 employees who aren’t transferring to Microsoft will relocate to Nokia’s own premises in Karaportti, Espoo, while others will set up in Otaniemi.

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The Xbox One launch is going to be massive. Stores are struggling to keep up with pre-orders (I've personally had my own order put in "queue three" with my local GAME store), but fear not if you've yet to pre-order the console. UK supermarket chain, Tesco has some stock put to the side at its Extra stores that will go on a first come first serve basis.

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Tomorrow's the big day (unless you reside in New Zealand and Australia). The Xbox One will be launching in multiple markets on November 22nd and it's not farfetched to assume everyone's real excited to get their hands on the next-gen console.

The only issue is that the launch day is a Friday, but what if you could have a Xbox One Doctor's Note to pull a sickie and get out of whatever is planned for you?

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MobiKwik is a fast growing mobile wallet service in India with popular Android and iOS apps. Finally, the app arrived on Windows Phone over the weekend, allowing users the convenience and security to purchase goods and services on third party merchant websites, recharge prepaid and post-paid mobile, television/DTH, data cards and make bill payments for broadband/landline phones, electricity, gas, and insurance.

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The Xbox One launch is fast approaching, with many game publishers lined up to publish launch titles for the new console. One of those publishers is Electronic Arts, who have Battlefield 4 and Need for Speed: Rivals ready for Xbox One.

In celebration if the impending launch, EA invited us to their headquarters in Redwood City, CA to check out a couple of Xbox One exclusive titles they have coming in the months ahead. We can’t talk about those games just yet, but I can share my experiences and impressions of the gigantic publisher’s sprawling base of operations.

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ProShot is a feature rich camera app for Windows Phone 8 that provides users with a significant amount of control over their Windows Phone camera.  The app was updated today to version 3.0 and delivers a decent amount of new features and the customary user interface tweaks and bug fixes.

The stand out feature with the version 3.0 update is a real time filter editor that is a new in-app purchase ($.99).  The filter editor makes available a handful of preset effects filters as well as an editor that you can use to create your own filters.

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