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2 years ago

Galleries, a photo folder app for Windows Phone 8

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Galleries is a Windows Phone 8 photography app that will let you build custom photo galleries and generate collages, pin your galleries to your Start Screen and more from the pictures within these galleries.

Need to create a slide show from photos of your kids, Galleries will do just that.  Need to generate a collage of your favorite scenic images, Galleries will do just that. It even has a clock function that transforms your Windows Phone into a digital clock personalized with your own photos.

While Galleries has a lot going for it, there is room for improvement.  Still, it's a nice photography app for your Windows Phone 8 devices that is worth a try.

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2 years ago

Innovation Reinvented: Nokia in Abu Dhabi October 22nd to reveal new devices

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This morning, Nokia has sent out press invites and announced on their Facebook page their October 22nd event, now dubbed Nokia World. While we knew previously that the event was to take place on that date, after being postponed from late September, we did not know the location.

Nokia will reportedly unveil the 6-inch Lumia 1520 and the Windows 8.1 RT tablet, the Lumia 2520, in Abu Dhabi, located in the United Arab Emirates. The location is certainly unusual for them as traditionally Nokia has announced new devices in New York or London.

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2 years ago

Instagraph updated, adds filters, lens support and more

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Instagraph is a popular Instagram client for our Windows Phone that was the first to allow uploads to the photo sharing network. The Windows Phone photography app was updated today to version 2.6 and adds new features to both the Windows Phone 7.x and 8 versions.

The Windows Phone 8 version gets forty-five new effects filters that are powered by Nokia's imaging SDK. Everything from an antique filter to a cartoon rendition to a lomo filter. Instagraph also gets lens support with the Windows Phone 8 version allowing you to launch the app from the camera lens selection.

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2 years ago

Down but not out as BlackBerry looks to go private in Fairfax deal

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Along with the other big news from Microsoft today, troubled smartphone company BlackBerry was snapped up by Fairfax Financial—or at least they have signed a letter of intent to do so. That means any dreams (or nightmare) of a Microsoft acquisition can be put to rest.

We won’t go too deep into the news, as we have a sister site called CrackBerry for that, but for now we’ll just summarize what it all means.

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2 years ago

AT&T teams up with Microsoft – to deliver enterprise cloud solution in 2014

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1020 now available at EE; contracts start from £26

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The Lumia 1020 by Nokia is a premium smartphone. So premium that it has a rather expensive price tag. For the cost you're getting a 41MP camera and the latest innovations running on Windows Phone 8. O2 and Telefonica will be sporting the exclusive 64GB variant, but EE has now got the 32GB version available in black on its website, starting from just £9.99 when taken out with a contract.

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2 years ago

Read this: Answers about the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, including LTE version

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2 years ago

You can now add 200GB to your SkyDrive account

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The SkyDrive team has been killing it lately. Sure there was the whole needing to change the name setback, but other than that it’s been a rosy year. Earlier in May, it hit the 250 million customer mark, which is very impressive. Earlier today, Microsoft announced that anyone who buys a Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 will get 200GB of SkyDrive storage for two years. That 200GB option has been extended to everyone with a new pricing tier on SkyDrive.

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2 years ago

Mexico: Nokia Lumia 925 rumored to launch on Telcel on September 30th

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Mexico has become an increasingly strong market for Windows Phone broadly and Nokia specifically. In fact, latest sales estimations from Kantar Worldpanel show a monstrous 10.5% year over year sales increase, landing at 12.5% market share for recent sales.  Heck, they even have a Starbucks app.

With that in mind, it’s great to see the Nokia Lumia 925 finally getting ready to launch there.

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2 years ago

Here is the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 pricing and worldwide availability

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Earlier this morning Microsoft shared details for the next generation of Surface products. They announced the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. There were also a new accessories for both old and new Surfaces. They shared a lot of details, but some information was left out. Right now on Reddit, there’s a Q&A with the Surface team where we learned more about pricing and worldwide availability. Details below.

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2 years ago

Mozilla releases Firefox preview for Windows 8; try out the pre-beta today

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Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, has announced that a version of their web browser is now available for download and features optimization for Windows 8 tablets. It is important to note that the download is a preview and may contain bugs alongside its enhancements. This is after we learned that the company would be delaying the release until 2014.

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2 years ago

Nokia updates Chat Beta for Windows Phone, while Samsung bumps its Video Trimmer

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2 years ago

Nokia receives preliminary ITC ruling against HTC, may lead to a US import ban

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One of the many legal battles involving smartphone manufacturers is Nokia suing HTC over several patent infringements. Nokia filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC) claiming HTC encroached on several patents with their Android based devices. 

Through the course of the litigation several of the claims were dropped leaving three patent claims to be ruled on. An Administrative Law Judge with the ITC has issued a preliminary ruling against HTC on two of the three remaining patent claims which very well could lead to a U.S. import ban against HTC.

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2 years ago

Do not turn your Xbox One on its side or it will be “at your own risk”

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2 years ago

DEAL ALERT: To-do list app, Due, free for 48 hours

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