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2 years ago

ABB Group chooses Nokia Windows Phones in Finland

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ABB Finland has partnered with Nokia to deploy more than 2,200 Lumia Windows Phones to employees, and the companies are working to add even more to the roll out. If you're not familiar with the brand, it's one of the world's leading suppliers of robotic, power and automation technologies. In Finland alone, there are around 6,600 people across 30 locations. It's a large company and one that requires a solid smartphone for its workforce.

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2 years ago

Readit is the most stunning Reddit client for Windows Phone, period

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Editor's Choice for best Reddit client

We’re big fans of Reddit (reddit.com). It provides hours of entertainment, knowledge and general distractions for life. So far, our favorite client for Windows Phone has been the powerful Baconit, a superb demonstration of Windows Phone coding that also makes using Reddit a breeze. We also really enjoy Baconography, another fantastic offering.

However, today, we have what is arguably the most striking Reddit client yet: Readit, from Message Across Studios. We’re not going to pull any punches here: Readit’s design is one of the top we’ve seen for any Windows Phone app, let alone one dedicated for Reddit. You can toss it up there with 627.am, Simple Calendar, Vieather and anything by Rudy Huyn. (Actually, we know why we like it, as it reminds us very much of Amazon’s Kindle app.). 

Watch our video review below and see why it’s so great.

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2 years ago

AwesomeLock gets updated, new features and a trial version in tow

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2 years ago

Developers: Check out the free Visual Studio 2013 launch event in London

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Before the New Developers Conference (www.ndc-london.com) kicks off in London, there's a day planned for Visual Studio 2013. December 3rd will see a free pre-conference workshop set up for developers and co. to check out. The best part? You don't need to be attending NDC to pop along.

Did we mention there's going to be some folks from the VS team in the US present, along with local MS reps?

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2 years ago

Unofficial Snapchat client ‘Snapback’ for Windows Phone in beta development. Here’s what it looks like

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While an official Snapchat client is still a ways off, developers are trying their hand once again at clone apps for Windows Phone 8

We’ve seen unofficial Snapchat (snapchat.com) clients come and go for Windows Phone. The popular imaging service that prides itself on photos that “expire” after a short, pre-determined viewing time is one of the few holdouts for Microsoft’s platform.  There was talk of an official client coming to Windows Phone, but complications related to API requirements i.e. disabling screen capturing, has reportedly put the project on hold.

Two popular Windows Phone developers, Den Delimarsky (Beem, Beem Sky.FM, EnTrance) and Rudy Huyn (6tag, 6sec, Wikipedia) are both racing to create the ultimate unofficial Snapchat app for Windows Phone.

Presently, Delimarsky’s ‘Snapback’ client is the most advanced in development, being at beta version 1.16, with daily updates. The app is currently in closed-beta, meaning it is invite-only and it will probably be another week or two before it is submitted to the Windows Phone store. It’s not clear if the app will pass, or if it does pass, whether the Snapchat company will allow a clone app to remain available.

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2 years ago

Unannounced Nokia Lumia 525 struts its stuff in latest render leak

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The Nokia Lumia 525 has been making headlines lately and now the popular leakster Twitter profile @evleaks has once again joined in the fun by releasing the above render of the device. The image shows the handset in white, yellow and orange. While both pricing and availability are yet to be announced (as well as the Lumia 525 itself), these are positive signs if we're to look back at the run-up to previous hardware announcements. 

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2 years ago

Viber updated for Windows Phone; includes spell checking and new backgrounds

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 525 specification sheet leaked; confirms upgrade to Lumia 520

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2 years ago

Happy Truck for Windows Phone 8, not as joyous as we had hoped

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Happy Truck is a nicely animated Windows Phone 8 game that calls on you to safely deliver produce from the farm to market.  In your way is a bumpy road that would make the largest Monster Truck cringe. You have to navigate across the rigid terrain, keeping your load safe from spilling out of your truck.

Happy Truck has had a bit of success over on iOS and Android but may have a rough road to travel here on the Windows Phone platform.  The game has potential but is held back by a few bugs that makes the game more frustrating than enjoyable.

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2 years ago

Yet more features added to TeamViewer in the latest update

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2 years ago

Winter Sports drops for Windows 8, instantly becomes the best way for you to check your skiing stats

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One of my favorite apps this year has been Winter Ski and Ride for Windows Phone 8 users. It launched in early February and quickly became one of the coolest apps around. It’s an app that tracks various stats when you’re out skiing or snowboarding. You also get snow reports, tracking, and much more. A sister app was released later in the year called Active Fitness – it’s from the team behind Winter, but aimed at general sports and activities. We’ve got the 2013/2014 ski season coming up, which is the perfect time for them to release a Windows 8 version of Winter. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Need a hotspot? iPass Open Mobile for Windows Phone 8 allows business users to connect

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2 years ago

Nokia Beamer now in the Windows Phone Store, but you need Lumia Black to use it

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About two weeks ago we got our first look at Nokia’s new Beamer app. Outside of the new devices they unveiled, it was probably the coolest thing we saw at Nokia World. It’s a really cool app that will allow you to display the content of your Windows Phone onto any screen, check the video after the break to see it in action. Anyways, the app is now available for you to download in the Windows Phone Store.

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2 years ago

New Microsoft ads showcase user scenarios for Windows and Surface

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2 years ago

Xbox One's extra features may be bringing down its gaming quality

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Lately, Call of Duty Ghosts has had their guns pointed at the Xbox One – or at least that is how many people around the web have felt. With news that Microsoft’s Xbox One won’t be running the game at native 1080p, and instead a lower 720p, there is question of how the console will be able to handle gaming in the next 5-10 years (the predicted lifespan of the unit). Eurogamer decided to sit down with the developers of the upcoming Call of Duty and see what their explanation is.

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