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1 year ago

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 lets you set the time without a SIM card

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One of the smaller, but very useful features in Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 is Network Time Protocol (NTP) support. If you run a PC, NTP is nothing new, it is simply the ability for the computer to ping the server and pulldown the time off the internet. (Wikipedia fact: It is one of the oldest internet protocols in use!)

However, Windows Phone did not support this, at least not until Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1.

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1 year ago

Three UK to introduce pre-credit check for new subscribers

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With any new mobile subscription comes the requisite credit check, and for customers with low credit scores, the potential to be denied their service plan or phone of choice. To smooth out this process, Three UK has revealed that it'll soon introduce pre-credit checks to give potential customers "an indication" of whether they'll pass a credit check "without negatively affecting" credit ratings.

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1 year ago

iOttie Easy Flex Qi Car Charger Review

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iOttie Easy Flex Qi Car Charger Review

One of the more convenient features of many of the Lumia Windows Phones is the Qi wireless charging. Whether you are fortunate enough to have Qi built into your Lumia Windows Phone or rely on the wireless charging covers, the technology offers a simple means to re-charging your phone.

Nokia has added the technology to their CR-200/201 car cradle and iOttie has followed suit with their Easy Flex Qi Car Charger. The iOttie Qi charger is designed similar to the company's Easy Flex 2 and One Touch car cradles with an easy one touch mounting system.

While the iOttie Easy Flex Qi is priced less than the Nokia, one small feature may negate any savings the wireless charging cradle may offer.

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1 year ago

First Resident Evil coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox One with revamped graphics

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1 year ago

China-based Hisense to launch Nana as first Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 device

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1 year ago

Vietnam-based Q-Mobile announces five new Windows Phone 8.1 devices

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1 year ago

AT&T begins selling Green Lumia 1520 with 16 GB for $199

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As expected, AT&T is finally selling the super bright green Nokia Lumia 1520, complete with Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan pre-installed (you can see what is new in our review). Considering the 8.1 update came out about 10 days ago for the Lumia 1520 that makes sense.

The big question is does the green Lumia 1520 bring anything else for $199 on-contract. Unfortunately, no. This is still the 16 GB version, although you can expand that with up to 128 GB with a micro SD card. There is also no Qi wireless charging, heck, they are not even pushing the PMA charging although we're sure it can at least do that much.

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1 year ago

Wunderlist now available for Windows Phone as a public beta [Update 2]

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Update: Looks like this was pushed early and not meant to be public. The beta has now been pulled and is no longer published.

Update 2: And now it is back again and you can download at will!

The Wunderlist beta app is now available on Windows Phone. Just last week we learned that the third version of Wunderlist would be arriving on Windows and Windows Phone 'soon.' Turns out that meant today, because you can download the beta right now.

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1 year ago

How to speed dial on Windows Phone 8.1

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1 year ago

Snooze longer with new alarm setting in Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1

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1 year ago

Microsoft's Joe Belfiore investigating Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 update errors

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1 year ago

I traded in my MacBook Air and all I got was this Core i7 Surface Pro 3

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1 year ago

Viber picks up big update for Windows Phone

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1 year ago

Bing updates apps on Windows Phone, most likely bug fixes

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1 year ago

Activate Cortana alpha version in India, Canada, and Australia

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Earlier today, the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 started trickling for users who are on Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers. As the Windows Phone team at Microsoft shared a few days ago, the latest update brings Cortana to China and UK in beta and to India, Australia, and Canada in India.

This early adopter program for the latter is opt-in, and gives people the option to try Cortana using English language models from the US and the UK. Let's see how we can configure it for Windows Phone devices in these regions.

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