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1 year ago

Hike messenger for Windows Phone receives massive update

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The Hike team behind the popular messaging client for Windows Phone has released a substantial update, completely revamping the user experience with a new interface and features to boot. The app itself boasts improved privacy options and solid messaging functionality (which is a bonus considering this is the app's main selling point), but the best part about Hike is that it's absolutely free.

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1 year ago

Intel and Samsung teaming up for lower-cost 4K monitors

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4K monitors could be about to get a whole lot less expensive as Intel has announced a partnership with Samsung to produce units retailing this year for $399. Currently pairing up your Windows PC with a 4K monitor can be an expensive business with prices stretching into the thousands. But at Computex, in Taiwan, the collaboration with Samsung was announced to bring the cost of panels down by half.

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1 year ago

Microsoft shows off new Windows Phones from Blu, Prestigio and Yezz at Computex

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Microsoft today unveiled some new Windows Phones at Computex that newly announced hardware partners have produced, teasing consumers what they'll be able to purchase in the coming months. We've recently looked at some of the manufacturers adapting to the Windows Phone platform, including the likes of Blu and Prestigio, who are likely to offer more affordable smartphones running Microsoft's operating system. Today, we're able to take a glimpse at what we can expect to see.

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1 year ago

Xbox One June update is here with external hard drive support, real names and more

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The Xbox One June update is officially rolling out and as promised it brings external hard drive support to the next-gen console, alongside real names and improved Smartglass integration. With this update, external hard drives of 256GB and above can connect to the console via USB 3.0 to expand storage for your games, apps and media beyond the built in storage.

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1 year ago

WhatsApp for Windows Phone gets another small update tonight

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It was just a few days ago that WhatsApp received not only a bug fix, but a smorgasbord of new features to quell the angry masses of messaging fiends. That update was version 2.11.490.0 of the popular messaging client and late tonight a small patch has just been pushed out bumping WhatsApp to a modest 2.11.494; to put that in perspective that is slightly ahead of the private beta, which stands at 2.11.492.

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1 year ago

Nokia Lumia 1320 coming soon to Cricket Wireless

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The Nokia Lumia 1320 is a great piece of hardware for those wanting a phone that's large, but also affordable. The display measures 6-inches and packs some respectable hardware into a package that's attractive and easy on your wallet. Our friends internationally have been enjoying the Lumia 1320 in places like India and Asia for a handful of months. Now those in the United States on Cricket Wireless are about to get the Lumia 1320.

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1 year ago

One Public Makes Big Bets on Windows

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One Public Makes Big Bets on Windows

Cross-media marketing software and technology firm One Public (onepublic.com) has announced that it had acquired Telephony Media, a mobile and connected devices design and development studio. Telephony Media designs iOS applications and connected devices like the iGrill. With the acquisition of Telephony Media, the company is hoping to create "cost-effective and scalable" solutions that extend to Windows 8.1.

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1 year ago

Xbox Live Gold members can now get two free games on their Xbox One

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1 year ago

Latest comScore report shows slight Windows Phone growth in the United States

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ComScore has released data for smartphone industry market share in the United States for April 2014. According to the data, Apple is the leading smartphone manufacturer with command of 41.4 percent of the market share while Google leads the platform market with its Android OS with 52.5 percent of the market. As to the most used smartphone app? Facebook ranks at the top.

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1 year ago

#MobileFit Month Kickoff Show!

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#MobileFit Month Kickoff Show!

This week the Connectedly show was highjacked in honor of #MobileFit month here at Mobile Nations. We're going healthy for the month of June, and we're getting things started with this kickoff show.

I was joined by Kevin, Phil and Sam for this episode where we talked all about #MobileFit month, Fitbit and some of what you'll be seeing from the Mobile Nations sites in the coming weeks. There are plenty of great things in store including some great contests to keep up your motivation.

So grab a healthy snack, drink some water and lend us your ear as we talk #MobileFit. And don't forget to join our Fitbit group if you haven't already!

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1 year ago

Path for Windows Phone just got real with 'media moments' to share everything

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The private social network Path is slowly getting better with each update, especially after coming out of beta a few weeks ago. The app was first introduced earlier in the year and after a hiatus, it’s back with another significant update. Version 2.1 is now live in the Store, and it introduces the most coveted feature of ‘media moments.'

For those who aren’t familiar with Path’s media moments, it’s enables sharing what you’re reading, a movie you’re watching or music that you’re currently playing. It may seem like a trivial thing, but it’s a core aspect of the social network, since presumably you want to be able to tell your friends what you are up to, including entertainment. With it missing on Windows Phone, the app was never complete for most fans of Path.

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1 year ago

Remote Desktop for Windows Phone gets a transparent Tile and more features

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1 year ago

Take your Lumia 1020 underwater like Cousteau with this $299 Watershot case

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Over the weekend we reported on Fabien Cousteau’s Mission 31 (mission-31.com), where the famed underwater explorer will spend 31 days under the sea (cue the music). While super science stuff is super cool, we were more interested in the custom underwater housing for Cousteau’s Nokia Lumia 1020. The housing will allow Cousteau to take photos 100 meters / 330 feet below the ocean and to Tweet them later, marking a first for Nokia and Windows Phone.

Although we were quite jealous of the housing, Nokia in conjunction with the company Watershot Inc. have a limited supply of those casings for your Lumia 1020. Priced at $299, this is probably the most expensive case you’ll ever buy. On the other hand, if you’re a SCUBA diver, the case and opportunity it presents is hard to resist. 

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1 year ago

Touch-friendly version of Office reportedly headed to Android before Windows 8

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1 year ago

Critically acclaimed game BADLAND comes to Windows Phone

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We love when hit games come to Windows Phone. BADLAND is a very popular atmospheric side-scroller that comes to Windows Phone from the world of iOS, Android and BlackBerry. BADLAND has won numerous awards since launching, including an Apple design award in 2013. Let’s check out what the hype is all about with this new game for Windows Phone.

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