Articles by Rich Edmonds

eBay
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by Rich Edmonds
May 21, 2014

eBay has announced today that users of the popular service should change their passwords immediately due to a cyber attack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords. A press release sent out by the company stresses that only non-financial data was affected.

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by Rich Edmonds
May 21, 2014

Microsoft has once again teamed up with filmaker Paul Trillo to create a smartphone solution, enabling users to simultaneously control multiple Nokia Lumia Windows Phones. Built for the Windows 8 platform, this system has allowed the team to compile a collected of 50 still images shot with...

1million Posts
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by Rich Edmonds
May 20, 2014

Attention all Windows Phone fans! We've just passed the 1 million post marker on the Windows Phone Central community forum! The forum is the backend of the overall website experience, just like other Mobile Nations technology blogs. Not only do they provide a centralized location for...

Surface Pro 3
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by Rich Edmonds
May 20, 2014

Are you a massive fan of the new Surface Pro 3? Want to have somewhere new to discuss everything to do with the tablet from Microsoft? We've answered said calls with a brand new Surface Pro 3 forum over on the Windows Phone Central community. It's now easier than ever to join in...

Surface Pro 3
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by Rich Edmonds
May 20, 2014

Microsoft today announced the Surface Pro 3, a new Windows tablet with startling upgrades on its predecessors, at the company's event in New York City. We're interested as to whether or not there's interest in such a powerful machine, which is targeting not only tablet owners, but...

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by Rich Edmonds
May 20, 2014

Microsoft today unveiled the new Surface Pro 3, the latest Windows 8 tablet from the tech giant. Microsoft today presented the new hardware at its New York event and released a video to show off next-gen computing in a smaller, thinner and more comfortable form factor.

Gameloft GameHub
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by Rich Edmonds
May 20, 2014

Gameloft, the popular games developer with numerous titles under its belt, has released a new app for Windows Phone. Game Hub enables consumers to quickly access top games, as well as check out what's available on the Windows Phone Store. Think of it as the hub to all your favorite...

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by Rich Edmonds
May 20, 2014

Microsoft has hired the help of David Mitchell for the company's latest Windows Phone adverts to be aired in the UK. You may be familiar with the name and/or voice as Mitchell is better known for the Peep Show (on Channel 4) and has event been part of the Mac vs PC adverts from Apple.

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Lumia 630
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by Rich Edmonds
May 20, 2014

Nokia has worked wonders with the Windows Phone operating system to launch a variety of cheap hardware. The Lumia 630 is the latest smartphone from the manufacturer, which was announced today to launch in the UK on May 29th for £89.95. Sporting Windows Phone 8.1 out the box, consumers...

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by Rich Edmonds
May 19, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 brought numerous new enhancements to the table, enabling consumers to take full advantage of Cortana (depending on region settings), a Notification Center and more, but there's more to come if you own a Lumia smartphone. Nokia will be rolling out a forthcoming firmware...

Nokia Lumia 636
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by Rich Edmonds
May 19, 2014

The Nokia Lumia 636, bearing the model number RM-1010, has passed through certification in China. If you're not familiar with the Lumia 636, it's essentially the TD-LTE version of the Lumia 635. It's also worth noting that this will mark the very first TD-LTE Windows Phone from Nokia (...

HERE Maps
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by Rich Edmonds
May 19, 2014

Nokia has rolled out an update for offline mapping on Windows Phone. There are two types of updates for the mapping solution on Windows Phone, the HERE Maps app itself and offline data installed on a smartphone. Today, we're once again looking at the latter, with reports coming in that...

VoiceWake Lede
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by Rich Edmonds
May 18, 2014

VoiceWake is a super cool app we recently looked at, enabling consumers to remotely wake up their home PC using Cortana. The lite (free) version was available for those with Windows Phone 8.1 installed to download and enjoy. The developer has published the paid version of the app over...

Flickr Booth
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by Rich Edmonds
May 18, 2014

Flickr Booth has received yet another update on Windows Phone. This release is again a large one from the developer that brings more options for batch editing, the ability to remove comments from photos, albums and groups, and more. If you use Flickr, you'll definitely want to check out...

Xbox 360
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by Rich Edmonds
May 17, 2014

Xbox 360 owners will soon be able to add a Special Edition Arctic Camouflage controller to their collection. Microsoft has showed continued support for its popular Xbox 360 video game console. Not only has the company pushed out new content in the forms of updates, media and games, but...

Windows Phone Privacy
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by Rich Edmonds
May 16, 2014

Microsoft has been heavily involved with other tech companies in fighting for customers' privacy rights in the courts and congress in the US. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which publishes a Who Has Your Back report each year, has awarded Microsoft (among a handful of other...

Nokia Lumia 630
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by Rich Edmonds
May 16, 2014

The Nokia Lumia 630 is an affordable Windows Phone now available for pre-order on Unlocked Mobiles UK. Stock is due to be released on May 20, which will see the first batch launched. Consumers in the UK will now be able to pick up the single SIM version for £149.98, a solid price for...

Cortana
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by Rich Edmonds
May 16, 2014

Cortana has been a major hit with Windows Phone with consumers switching region and language settings to take full advantage of the personal assistant from Microsoft. Unfortunately, there's no similar experience on Windows 8, but that could change if a recent job posting is anything to...

ZTE Nubia W5 alleged to be the first Windows Phone with a Snapdragon 801 processor
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by Rich Edmonds
May 15, 2014

Windows Phones have been powered by a variety of processors since the Samsung Omnia 7 was released back in 2010, but ZTE could be the first manufacturer to pump out a device with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip. According to an unfamiliar source, ITHome, a new phone from the...

Insteon
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by Rich Edmonds
May 15, 2014

Insteon, the company best known for its home automation and control technology, have today announced enhanced versions of its app will be made available for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone later this summer – June 1st to be exact. Not only will the company be officially supporting...