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2 years ago

Microsoft unleashes Lumia Cyan for 100 more Windows Phone and operator combos

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Following yesterday's Preview update for Windows Phone 8.1.1 to build 14176, the Lumia Cyan update was also unblocked for many users who had the Preview for Developers installed.

Starting earlier today, Microsoft has confirmed that "100 more Windows Phone device/operator combos" are now getting the Lumia Cyan update. We confirmed that these are in addition to a large batch released yesterday, and it applies for those on the Preview for Developer program who previously could not get the Cyan update.

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2 years ago

Your favorite Xbox games on Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Paper Plane! is a frustratingly addictive game for Windows Phone, iOS, and Android

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If you like games that make you want to throw your phone out the window, we found another one for you. It reminds us a little bit of Flappy Bird, but we assure you, it's different. 'Paper Plane!' is a difficult game with the simple goal of avoiding incoming platforms as your plane flies downwards into the unknown. What's also cool about the game is that it was launched along with versions for iOS and Android.

We've installed 'Paper Plane!' on our green Lumia 1520. Go watch our gameplay video.

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2 years ago

Asphalt Overdrive brings 80s racing to Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, now available for free

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2 years ago

Sixty percent of Lumia users now have Lumia Cyan and 8.1 updates for Windows Phone

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80% of India respondents are on Cyan, while only 47% of those in the US can say the same

Microsoft had a big day yesterday, finally releasing a new preview version of their 8.1.1 Windows Phone operating system. The update is only for those using the popular Preview for Developers early-access program. Besides improving performance and fixing bugs, the update also unblocked the awaiting Lumia Cyan firmware for many more users, though not all. The question we were curious about is exactly how many of you are now on Lumia Cyan.

After ten thousand votes casts, we now have a definitive, if not surprising, answer.

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2 years ago

Flipboard for Windows Phone 8.1 is released in error [Updated]

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2 years ago

Titanfall's last DLC pack, IMC Rising, now available for Xbox One

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2 years ago

October's free Games For Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360 include debut of Chariot

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2 years ago

Nokia HERE Maps will 'wind down' Windows Phone app development in favor of Android and iOS (Update)

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Nokia's HERE Maps division won't be spending as much development time on the Windows Phone platform as it has in the past. In a new interview with The Next Web, Sean Fernback, the Senior Vice President, Everyday Mobility, at the company's HERE division, is quoted as saying, "As a result of the transaction, we're having to wind down our Windows Phone app development and shift it over towards Android and iOS."

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2 years ago

Hands-on impressions of the cancelled Surface mini reveals unique case

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2 years ago

Bing Finance soon to change name to 'Money' for Windows Phone with MSN branding

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Back in Berlin a few weeks ago, Microsoft made clear their current suite of Bing apps, including Weather, News, Finance, Travel and Health + Fitness, would be adopting MSN as the brand. Microsoft has already phased out Bing from the apps in previous updates back in April. The change is seen to separate Bing search from Microsoft's news and information offerings, which evidently fit better under a retooled MSN homepage.

This morning, we are getting reports from users that the Finance app is displaying an in-app message revealing that the name Bing Finance will be no more in the "coming days". (We have been able to reproduce the message ourselves and you can see the screenshot in the lead photo) Instead, the app will be titled MSN Money, although, like the current Bing apps, the app name itself is only going to be 'Money' on the phone (Paul Thurrott reported as much a few weeks ago on WinSupersite).

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2 years ago

Steve Ballmer wants to dump iPads for Windows devices for his new LA Clippers team

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Amzer Hybrid Case with Kickstand for Nokia Lumia 1320

Today Only: Buy the Amzer Hybrid Case with Kickstand for Nokia Lumia 1320 for only $4.95 and save 50%

This Lumia 1320 hybrid case provides serious protection against drops and scratches while sporting a built-in kickstand that can be used for watching movies, slideshows and more. The inner-most layer is made of a shock absorbing silicone that sits underneath a thick plastic exterior.

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2 years ago

Head to head: iPhone 6 Plus vs Lumia 930 video performance

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If you ask an Apple store employee for the difference between an iPhone 6 Plus and an iPhone 6, you can expect to hear that the 6 Plus has a bigger screen, but there's one more thing they'll most likely mention. The iPhone 6 Plus a better camera. That's because Apple has finally included Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) in an iPhone. Lumia cameras had this feature for a while now.

I was curious how Apple's video performance compares with the latest cameras found on the Lumia 930, Lumia Icon, and Lumia 1520. So, I went to the park and shot some videos. Watch the split screen comparison.

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2 years ago

Karbonn enters the Windows Phone segment with the Titanium Wind W4

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As promised, more and more Indian manufacturers are starting to branch out into the Windows Phone segment, with Karbonn Mobiles the most recent vendor to do so with the launch of the Titanium Wind W4. The device is available for sale exclusively on Amazon India for Rs. 5,999 ($99), bringing it on par with the Lumia 530 as the most affordable Windows Phone handset available in the country.

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