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2 years ago

Microsoft updates Preview for Developers on Windows Phone

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There was a time when a lot of us didn’t have Update 3. It wasn’t until Microsoft announced a Windows Phone Preview for Developers program that allowed a lot of you to grab Update 3 on your handset. They also put out an app, Preview for Developers, that enables you opt into the program on your phone. That little app just picked up an update.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone reportedly grabs 104% Year-over-Year increase for 2013

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There’s no question about it really, Windows Phone is the mobile operating system in third place. Ahead of it are Android and iOS. Android is at the top, with most analysts agreeing that it holds north of 70% of the global mobile market share.

A new report from ABI Research reaffirms market share research from the past few quarters and gives us insight into how Windows Phone is doing globally.

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2 years ago

Ordered a Lumia 2520? Your free Power Keyboard is shipping now

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Did you order a Nokia Lumia 2520 a few months back? It’s a pretty awesome tablet and we’re big fans of it. If you pre-ordered here in the United States you were promised a certain extra goodie with your Lumia 2520. That bonus being the keyboard accessory for the Lumia 2520 that provides a keyboard (duh), two USB ports, and an extra 50% battery thanks to the included battery. After a few months of delay, the Nokia Power Keyboard is finally shipping.

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2 years ago

Updated eBay app for Windows Phone coming in March

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Have you used eBay on Windows Phone recently? If so you probably walked away a little dissatisfied with the experience. Head to the Windows Phone Store and you’ll see it sitting there with an average review of three and a half stars, but a lot of dissatisfied users. It’s not a terrible app per se, it’s just lacking a lot of features and functionality that you’d want in an eBay app. This is especially apparent when compared to the app offering on iOS and Android. No worries though, since eBay is getting an update ready for you.

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2 years ago

Glide for Windows Phone apparently in development

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Heard of Glide? It’s a service that boasts itself as the fastest way to send and receive video messages. If you’ve been a diehard Windows Phone the past few years you probably haven’t paid much attention, mostly because they don’t have an app in the Windows Phone Store. That looks like it’s about to change. A Windows Phone app for Glide is apparently in the works.

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2 years ago

More Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaks appear - shows the ability to run Windows 8 apps on the legacy desktop

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With the number of Windows 8 Update 1 screenshots flooding the web, it feels like the latest operating system update from Microsoft has already hit. In previously leaked screenshots we were able to see the beginning of a merge between Windows legacy applications and Windows 8 applications. We were shown that the operating system update will bring with it the ability to pin your favorite applications to the taskbar. But now, we are seeing possible screenshots of Windows 8 applications being able to run directly on the desktop itself.

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2 years ago

Here's how (and why) Nokia engages with the Windows Phone community

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Nokia is a massive company, there's no disputing that fact, but the manufacturer has been able to engage with its community of consumers and developers successfully since joining Windows Phone (and prior to that too). Interacting with customers and the community in general, whether it be through social media or even hosting themed events, is an important task but Nokia is one of those companies which is easy to approach, no matter who you are.

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2 years ago

Hit-game Flappy Bird to head to Windows Phone and Wunderlist may get a needed update

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File these under hopeful thinking, but Windows Phone users may be in a treat for new apps and games for their devices.

First up is Wunderlist, the popular task management service available on iOS, Android and elsewhere. True fact, it came out on Windows Phone nearly two years ago. You can't download it any longer as it was unpublished. The app was largely ignored, and was rife with bad reviews.

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2 years ago

mTranslator aims to help you with nine regional languages in India

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If you think you can carry a pocket Hindi guide on your trip to India and cover everything, you are clearly mistaken. India is home to several regional languages, and even when I travel to other parts of the country, I often struggle with basic communication and instructions.  Enter our Windows Phone.

mTranslator is an interactive Windows Phone 8 app that allows you to translate English to nine Indian languages. The app is developed by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), a premier R&D organization under the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT) of Government of India. The app is based on their AnglaMT and Anuvadaksh Machine Translation System.

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2 years ago

Acer's T272HL 27 inch touchscreen monitor - lots of design and little performance

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Windows 8 is an operating system that was without a doubt designed with touch screens at its center focus point. Many laptops and all-in-one PCs are finally designating multi-touch displays as standard instead of an add-on, but what about the desktop user still using a tower style PC? There are a variety of touchscreen monitors out on the market and today we are going to take a look at what is being said to being one of the best – Acer’s T272HL.

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2 years ago

Garmin releases unique HUD app on Windows Phone for their in-dash hardware

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Back in July, the popular navigation service provider Garmin released their Head-Up Display (HUD) Dashboard Mounted Windshield Projector. The extra hardware costs around $120, which can add a serious dent to your navigation budget. On the other hand, you can relive ‘Top Gun’ memories by pretending your sedan is really a Grumman F-14 Tomcat. At least that’s my hope.

HUD technology is often found in luxury cars these days, so if you drive a Mercedes this is probably redundant. If not, the device works by projecting navigation information right onto your windshield (you stick a little translucent sticker to your window for higher visibility). Information displayed includes speed, traffic and safety camera alerts, current and max speed limits, ETA to destination, Lane Assist and distance to next turn. The idea is simple: keep your eyes in front of you, on the road, at all times.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Grab the original Microsoft Surface Pro for just $499 at Best Buy

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The original Microsoft Surface Pro launched last year and while the Windows 8 tablet itself has yet to celebrate an entire year in the hands of the general public, Best Buy in the US has the product available for just $499.99. The regular listing price is stated to be $899.99, saving consumers $400 when making the purchase. While this isn't the Surface Pro 2, if you're looking for a premium tablet to power through daily tasks this deal will be a difficult one to overlook. 

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2 years ago

Nokia Power Keyboard for Lumia 2520 receives price cut at John Lewis UK

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We recently covered availability of the Lumia 2520 Power Keyboard at UK retailer John Lewis and now that same store has the accessory listed for £99, down from £149.95. The Power Keyboard protects your Lumia 2520 and provides a physical keyboard input, as well as an extra 2027mAh battery, touch pad, and two full-sized USB ports to expand options for connectivity.

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2 years ago

App Update Roundup: SysApp Pusher adds more vendors, Nokia MixRadio receives single track repeat and more

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2 years ago

PSA: Latest version of Nokia Storyteller plagued with issues and instability, pulled from the store

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Nokia Storyteller automatically arranges photos taken with your Lumia Windows Phone, using HERE services for data and categorisation. There's nothing worse than a messy album of galleries and Storyteller helps make this an issue of the past.

We recently covered a seemingly minor update in a previous app update roundup, but it appears as though this latest version also introduced problems for many Windows Phone owners. To top it all off, the app is now currently unavailable to those with high-end Lumia hardware.

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