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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 520 is the most popular Windows Phone, according to new data

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The developer network AdDuplex, which specialises in advertising across the Windows ecosystem, has released figures for the month of July. We've followed the data released by the company for months, providing an insight into how the Windows Phone platform is shaping with a sample taken to see exactly what's going on. This month we've got news that the Lumia 520 has become the most popular Windows Phone. Let's jump in and see what's new.

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2 years ago

AT&T video tutorials revealed for the Nokia Lumia 1020; shows upcoming accessories, costs $659

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In just two weeks’ time, consumers in the US will be given the opportunity to buy the most advanced camera and smartphone combo in the world. Fetching for $299 on contract ($659 off), the game changing Nokia Lumia 1020 is sure to raise a few eyebrows.

Now, three internal videos from AT&T have managed to find their way to our YouTube channel, which detail various aspects of the 1020, including Pro Camera, AT&T Locker and accessories. The videos appear to be meant for training of AT&T employees, to familiarize them with the new product and thus are not listed on AT&T’s public site. Such videos may be released later during the official release to help consumers as well.

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2 years ago

Another day, another Facebook Beta update for Windows Phone 8

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One good thing about betas is they tend to get a lot of updates. One bad thing about betas is they tend to get a lot of updates. See what happened there?

In this case, Facebook beta has graduated to the not so exciting number 5.0.2.2 with no changelog present. That means we can surmise it has “bug fixes and optimizations” aka the catch all for all app updates.

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2 years ago

First look at Vixl for Windows Phone

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First look at Vixl for Windows Phone

Remember Pixl? It’s a pretty cool Flickr application for Windows Phone. It allows you to capture images and share them to your Flickr account. It’s got a beautiful UI and some pretty creative filters to use with your photographs. The team behind Pixl have been working on a new app for Windows Phone. They took what they learned with Pixl and created an app centered on video instead of photography. It’s called Vixl and it’s coming soon.

Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

WhatsApp for Windows Phone has finally updated

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There hasn’t been a single day over the past few months where you folks haven't asked about the status of WhatsApp. We don’t blame you, it’s a popular app that’s been lagging in the development department for Windows Phone. It has also been since early April that we saw the beta of WhatsApp. Well, hit up the Windows Phone Store, search for WhatsApp and hit update. Today is the day.

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2 years ago

How to turn your Nokia Lumia 1020 into the ultimate surveillance drone

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Nokia finally unveiled the Lumia 1020. It’s unique in the world of Windows Phone (and smartphones in general) for packing 41 million pixels into the camera module. Nokia is taking advantage of this power with their Camera Pro app. Other app makers, like Hipstamatic/Oggl Pro and Vyclone are doing the same with special apps tailored for the Lumia 1020. What’s happening in the world of hardware accessories? In another first for Windows Phone, a company is preparing to offer up a drone that pairs with your Lumia 1020 to capture high-resolution aerial photographs. Um, press review units please?

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2 years ago

Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows Phone 8 will come to Verizon first in the US

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Halo: Spartan Assault will be a landmark game when it launches on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 later this month. It marks the first mobile entry in Microsoft’s Halo franchise, something fans have been clamoring for ever since Windows Phone 7 debuted back in 2010. While it took a long time for the game to actually be revealed to the world, the wait between the June announcement and Spartan Assault’s undisclosed July release date will be relatively short.

It turns out that some Windows Phone 8 users will need to wait a bit longer for the new Halo game than others, however. Today Microsoft and Verizon revealed that the Windows Phone 8 version of Spartan Assault will launch first on Verizon phones in the US before eventually becoming available to all domestic customers. This timed exclusivity does not affect countries outside of the US, nor does it affect the Windows 8 version of the game.

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2 years ago

ProShot for Windows Phone 8 updated, bug fixes and more

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ProShot for Windows Phone 8 has made the jump to version 2.7.3 that addresses a collection of bugs and adds two new features.

The version 2.7.3 update addresses issues with SD card saving, histogram views, and improves ProShot's startup time. The update also adds the option to modify the duration for time lapse photos and adds the date/time information to your camera roll.

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2 years ago

Quick look at the Vyclone app customized for the Nokia Lumia 1020

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2 years ago

Want a free camera grip with your Nokia Lumia 1020? Get it at the Microsoft Store

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The Nokia Lumia 1020 was officially announced yesterday. The device will be an exclusive on AT&T here in the United States. Abroad we’re looking at Telefonica/O2 getting it in September (and they have a 64GB version to boot). It’s a sweet smartphone and there are about 41 million reasons you should get one. It’s also launching with a camera grip that adds more battery life and improves ergonomics when taking pics. Get it for free through the Microsoft Store.

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2 years ago

Deal alert: Save big on these Nokia wireless charging accessories

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What’s better than getting some new gear for your smartphone, but not quite as good as getting it for free? Saving money on that very gear! Here are some deals for you smart readers who might want to get in on the wireless charging game or add to your ever growing quiver. Because there’s nothing wrong at all with having a wireless charging plate in every room in your house.

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2 years ago

Register your interest in the Lumia 1020 at the Carphone Warehouse

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Nokia unveiled the Lumia 1020 Windows Phone to the world yesterday in New York City, but already we're seeing operators and retailers fire out press releases and announcements to attract custom for the only smartphone with a 41MP shooter. Here in the UK we can add the Carphone Warehouse to the list. As an added bonus you can register your interest in the handset today.

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2 years ago

Talk.to Messenger to cease third party service support on August 15th

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The Talk.to team has published an article on the official blog, detailing plans to cease support for third party messaging services. Google Talk, Facebook and Windows Live played an important role when the service launched back in 2012, but the team notes it's difficult to guarantee a fast and reliable service when external platforms are supported. So how is this going to affect users of the platform?

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2 years ago

NextGen Reader with Feedly support lands on Windows Phone 7 devices

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One of our favorite RSS readers now has an update for its Windows Phone 7 users. Nextgen Reader received an update adding Feedly integration to its Windows Phone 8 application in the wake of Google Reader’s shutdown. This week, Windows Phone 7 users will be delighted to know that the update is now available for their devices also.

In addition to adding Feedly support, the new update for Nextgen Reader will bring improved twitter sharing, support for new live tile templates, and a collection of bug fixes.

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2 years ago

Nokia squashes more bugs in latest Accessories update

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Nokia has pushed an update for its Accessories app. Available exclusively to Lumia Windows Phone hardware, the app enables consumers to take full advantage of connected hardware, be it a wireless charging cradle or speaker. The app will launch through NFC and will offer unique functionality and features depending on what's connected.

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