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2 years ago

Sky Cups, another popular Android game, arrives on Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Lenovo announces new budget machine – The Flex 10

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A few months ago, Lenovo announced their new Flex series of touch screen machines, the Flex 14 and Flex 15. While the line does offer up to the latest generation Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD, the Flex machines were not designed to be the hottest machines on the block – they were designed to fit a budget and came in at a starting price of $429. Now, Lenovo is back with another Flex model unit, the Flex 10.

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2 years ago

First Direct UK developing app for Windows Phone; won't be available before 2014

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First Direct is developing an app for Windows Phone, but unfortunately the app won't be available on the store before the year is out. According to the official Twitter account for the help team, the UK bank has its elves working hard on the official solution, but since it's Christmas, children of course come before those who wish to perform mobile banking.

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2 years ago

Film Closet updated for Windows 8.1, now syncs with your Windows Phone

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Film Closet is a full movie database that is available for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.1.  The app pulls movie information from TheMovieDB and contains information on more than 120,000 movies accessible through a solid Modern UI design.

The Windows 8.1 version of Film Closet was recently updated to version 2.0.0.1 which delivers a healthy amount of new features.  Most notably, you can now synchronize your favorites list, watch list, rated movies list and your custom lists between Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone versions of Film Closet.

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2 years ago

Sky Go confirmed to be soon launching in Italy on Windows Phone

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Sky and Windows don't go well together. We're including both Windows 8 and Windows Phone in that group, by the way. You may remember our campaign to help drum up some support to show Sky just how much demand there is for Windows clients in the UK. Little did we know the same demand was being voiced over in Italy.

While we continue to wait here in the UK, Italians rejoiced at news Sky was looking to release its Go app for Windows Phone in the region. This has now been confirmed. Sky Go (for Italy anyway) is now well on the way.

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2 years ago

Reddit Pix - kill time with this simple media browser for Reddit

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2 years ago

Microsoft finally taking back Skype in China

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2 years ago

Facebook beta for Windows Phone 8 updated with improved notifications, new Live Tiles

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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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2 years ago

Grab the Nokia Lumia 1020 with free accessories for £559 at Expansys UK

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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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2 years ago

Nokia rumored to be working on dual-SIM Windows Phone

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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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2 years ago

Bing Rewards giving 5% discount at the Microsoft Store this weekend (US only)

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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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2 years ago

Photo filter app SophieLens HD updated with two new filter packs and some fixes

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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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2 years ago

Microsoft launches web version of Xbox Video prior to Windows Phone app release

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320 also headed to Singapore in coming weeks

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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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2 years ago

Mobile Fun offering $10 off Nokia CR-200 wireless car charger in time for Christmas

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The CR-200 is Nokia's wireless charging car holder for Windows Phones (or any compatible smartphone). The accessory is currently available over on Mobile Fun for $79.99, but since Christmas is just around the corner for those who celebrate the festive holiday, the retailer has a coupon code to knock $10 off the listing price. 

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