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2 years ago

Hands-on with the new Live Lock Screen app for Windows Phone 8.1

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2 years ago

U.S. House clears legislation to make unlocking cellphones legal

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Although most people generally don't think of it when they go to unlock their cellphone for another carrier, the process of doing so in the U.S. has been a topic of much debate involving consumers, the House of Representatives, and even the President of the United States.

For those unfamiliar, service providers like AT&T and Verizon typically lock their devices so they can only be used with their service. If unlocked, phones can be taken over to other carriers. This is hugely important for promoting healthy competition and empowering consumer choice, not to mention being very useful for travel.

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2 years ago

Follow the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games with the official app for Windows Phone

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First held in 1930, the Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The games are the fourth largest multi-sport event in the world, after the Olympic Games, the Asian Games, and the Maccabiah Games. The XX Commonwealth Games are being held in Glasgow, Scotland right now and features around 4,950 athletes from 71 different nations and territories competing in 17 different sports. The official app for the Games has arrived for Windows Phone devices and is a great way to keep yourself up to date with the event.

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2 years ago

BBM beta for Windows Phone gets transparent Live Tile and more before going public

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2 years ago

Microsoft's Live Lock Screen app now available for Windows Phone 8.1

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2 years ago

BlackBerry says public version of BBM app for Windows Phone coming 'next week'

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2 years ago

BBM for Windows Phone beta saw 10,000 signups within 24 hours

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Over at the Inside BlackBerry Blog today, Matthew Talbot Senior Vice President, Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry has detailed some information about where BlackBerry is hoping to take BBM in the long term and the overall cross-platform strategy of the app. The post highlights a lot of interesting stuff such as his recent trip to Jakarta and seeing billboards advertising devices as coming with BBM.

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2 years ago

Halo 2: Anniversary revamped cut scenes previewed in new trailer

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2 years ago

Verizon to put some limits on unlimited data

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Verizon to put some limits on unlimited data

If you've managed to stay on an unlimited data plan on Verizon, you might soon notice that your speeds beginning to slow down if your using a lot of data . A limited set of customers will fall under the umbrella of Verizon's so-called "Network Optimization" policy, which Verizon says is not throttling. The shift impacts customers in a very specific set of circumstances, according to Verizon:

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2 years ago

Play as Bollywood star Salman Khan in the official Kick game

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Kick (2014) is a Bollywood action thriller film, directed and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and stars Salman Khan in the lead role. As part of the promotions in the run up to the movie release, the producers have partnered with Indiagames to release the official game for the movie, KICK-TheOfficialGame.

In the game, you play as Salman Khan's character in the movie – a good-natured thief who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. As you go along, you need to steal from five different locations and get on a high-speed bike chase against the cops. You need to steal with your mind coming in like a storm, and escape with valor.

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2 years ago

Here is what's new with the AT&T Lumia 1520 and Lumia Cyan update

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Yesterday was both an exciting and frustrating day for Lumia 1520 owners on AT&T. On the one hand, the highly anticipated Lumia Cyan update was released, enabling many new features and tweaks. However, many users, including ourselves, quickly found out that we could not get the update unless we rolled back to Windows Phone 8.0. This update situation is not going to be a permanent problem as we do expect Microsoft to release an update to the Preview for Developers.

Regardless of these hiccups, we figured we would recap what is and what is not new on the Lumia 1520 with Lumia Cyan.

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2 years ago

Cyan update rolls out for Lumia 1020 in Canada [Update]

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Update: The post on the Nokia Canada Twitter page has now been pulled, so it looks like the release of Lumia Cyan for the 1020 might not have happened after all.

Original story: The official Nokia Canada Twitter account has revealed owners of the Lumia 1020 in the Great White North should be able to download the Lumia Cyan firmware update that contains Windows Phone 8.1.

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2 years ago

VLC making its way to Windows Phone very soon

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VLC making its way to Windows Phone very soon

It looks like highly-anticipated media player VLC will be making its way to Windows Phone next month. Developer Thomas Nigro is planning to first release the app as a beta, just as he did with the recent Windows 8 app. Nigro is planning an August release for the first version of VLC for Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

AdDuplex CEO offers more evidence of LG's return to Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Price of the Chinese Xbox One leaked, well within the reasonable range

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There was rumor before, that the Chinese Xbox One will sport a whopping $800 (4,999 RMB) price tag. But a picture leaked yesterday seems to put consumers at ease, bringing down the price of Xbox One "limited edition" to 3,499 RMB ($565). I should mention that every price tag in China is the after-tax price. For something labeled $500 pre-tax in the United States, $65 extra for tax and tariff isn't bad at all. The price even competes well against Xbox Ones smuggled into China (how the majority of Chinese consumers are buying game consoles in the past decade), which are mostly in the 3,100 - 3,700 RMB range on Taobao, China's most popular online shopping site.

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