Articles by Rich Edmonds

Dropbox
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 13, 2014

Those who rely on Dropbox to store their personal files may have lost some of their data. The service has experienced some issues regarding a bug in older versions of its available desktop apps. This bug deleted files uploaded by affected users who activated the Selective Sync feature,...

Lumia 930
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 11, 2014

Nokia Indonesia is currently running a competition, challenging consumers to take and submit impressive photos to be in with the chance to pocket the new Lumia 930. For three weeks, the competition will see three different themes be revealed for participants to get creative and snap...

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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 08, 2014

Blinkbox Music is a music service by UK supermarket Tesco. The company's attempt to tap into the streaming market has led the team to launch mobile apps, including an official client for Windows Phone. While we're looking at the initial release, it's quite the experience on Microsoft's...

Zapp
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 08, 2014

Several major UK retailers and companies have announced support for Zapp, which means shoppers will be able to make payments using their smartphones. Zapp is an upcoming mobile payment gateway and platform that plans to offer a new way for consumers to pay for goods and services. The UK...

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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 08, 2014

The Lumia 630 is a sweet Windows Phone, which is now available (in black) through UK supermarket chain Tesco for just £90. We recently covered a similar deal at Carphone Warehouse, enabling consumers to hop onto the Windows Phone bandwagon at an affordable price.

Office 365
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 08, 2014

Microsoft is currently sending out invitations to those who applied for the Office beta tester program. The company announced back in July that it was looking to get consumers involved to test out new versions of its Office suite in a beta program.

Riptide GP2
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 07, 2014

Riptide GP2 for Windows Phone has been delayed for a November release, meaning those who are eagerly awaiting the action-packed title will have to play through the Windows 8 version for the time being. Previously slated for an early October release, the official Venture Unit Twitter...

Vaio Tablet Prototype
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 07, 2014

Sony and Vaio are no longer working together as a single entity, but it seems the newly formed Vaio is eager to remind consumers just what the talented teams are capable of producing. The company has revealed an attractive render of a high-end Windows tablet.

Lumia 830
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 06, 2014

The Lumia 730, Lumia 735 and Lumia 830 are now available for purchase in Greece. The three Windows Phones launching in the region will offer affordable experiences, powered by Windows Phone 8.1.

Lumia 735
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 06, 2014

The Carphone Warehouse has today announced that the Lumia 735 is now available for purchase in-store and online. The retailer has also detailed some exclusive colors planned for the Lumia 735 and some other new Windows Phones from Microsoft.

BBC iPlayer
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 06, 2014

The BBC has updated its iPlayer service to now store 30 days' worth of content for viewers in the UK. In the past, the catch-up service was limited to 7 days for the majority of shows, making this quite the upgrade for those who found themselves frequently missing episodes.

7 Eleven
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 04, 2014

The official app for convenience store chain 7-Eleven on Windows Phone is an odd listing, simply because the company confirmed it would be dropping support for the mobile platform. Four months later and it appears as though this decision has been reversed with a new 7-Eleven update...

Cortana Speaks Klingon
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 03, 2014

To celebrate the launch of the Lumia 830 here in the UK, as well as the Star Trek convention this week in London, Microsoft has taught Cortana some new phrases in Klingon, possibly utilizing the translation functionality of Bing. The virtual assistant is now able to understand and...

Lumia 830
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 03, 2014

Microsoft has today announced that the Lumia 830 is now available for purchase in the UK, starting from £24.99 on contract. The Windows Phone is already available at Unlocked Mobiles for £304.98, in case you prefer the SIM-free option.

VLC Windows 8.1
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 03, 2014

The VLC team have finally released the Windows 8.1 update for their app, which should now be available through the Windows Store. Version 0.1.0 marks the second major release of the popular media suite, but remains in active beta. While the team behind the app are very much still...

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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 03, 2014

Microsoft has today released an update for Glance on supported Lumia Windows Phones. There's no change log located on the Store when updating the system app, but luckily a few readers were able to catch some new additions.

Solarbox
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 02, 2014

Famous British red phone boxes are being revived to charge smartphones. The new solar-powered hubs are painted green and branded "Solarbox", but retain much of the same iconic design. Gone were the days of wired calls, say hello to free public charging.

DC-21 Lumia 930
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 02, 2014

Microsoft has today announced the new Portable Power DC-21 charger for Windows Phones. It may look like the typical compact portable charging accessory, but the 6000mAh mobile power plant actually stores enough juice for multiple charges. The DC-21 also charges fast.

Angry Birds
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 02, 2014

The Finnish studio behind Angry Birds, Rovio has announced that job cuts may be on the cards to simplify the company. CEO Mikael Hed admitted in a blog post published today the company has been growing on assumptions, a tactic that's clearly not sustainable in today's competitive market...

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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 02, 2014

The NFL is currently under way in the US and Microsoft is heavily involved both on the field and in the living room. The company is not only providing players and coaches with specially designed Microsoft Surfaces (with a side-line viewing system), but owners of the Xbox One are able to take...