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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1520 coming to Vodafone Ireland, exact date and pricing unknown

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 is the most advanced Windows Phone you can buy right now. The display is the standout feature on this device, measuring 6-inches with a 1920 x 1020 resolution, it’s a sight to behold. The camera is also just as impressive. You’ll find a 20MP PureView sensor with optical image stabilization for great shots in all lighting conditions, even low-light. It first launched on AT&T here in the United States and has slowly been popping up globally since. Now our friends in Ireland will be getting some Lumia 1520 action sooner than later.

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2 years ago

Bing Translator for Windows Phone gets 'better quality and responsiveness of translations '

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Today, Microsoft has updated their Bing Translator apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, bringing new features and refined functionality to the popular – and well designed – language deciphering programs. By allowing users to “live” translate various language to their own native tongue, Bing Translator is an invaluable tool for those finding themselves in a foreign land.

Last updated at the end of September, Bing Translator for Windows Phone today is having a few new alterations that should improve the user experience.

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2 years ago

Indonesian mobile operator Telkomsel releases official Windows Phone app

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2 years ago

Nokia working with Continental to intensify collaboration on future automobile developments

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Nokia today announced joint development with Continental for next generation Electronic Horizon, Automated Driving and new Intelligent Transportation Systems based on high precision map technology. Unveiling the intensification of said collaboration at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the two companies will look to "bring the Connected Car to life."

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2 years ago

Say it with Flowers, a simple, yet colorful, message app for Windows Phone 8

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Are you looking for a way to send someone a “Get Well Soon” or “Thinking of You” type note?  Say it with Flowers is a new Windows Phone 8 app that will let you do just that.

The app comes with a small collection of flower images that can be customized with a personal note.  You can then send the final product by email or SMS as well as shared over social networks. 

Say it with Flowers is a simple app that could come in handy when you need to scramble to send that special someone a message to get you out of the doghouse or lift his or her spirits.  In some respects, Say it with Flowers is a greeting card styled messaging app.

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2 years ago

PSA: Set your alarm, registration opens tomorrow for Build 2014

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2 years ago

Snapdragon 805 hands-on at CES, the processor in your next smartphone

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Fire up your Windows Phone and you’re running on silicon from Qualcomm. Every Windows Phone in existence has been powered by Qualcomm’s system-on-a-chip. Recent phones, like the Nokia Lumia 1520, are powered by Qualcomm’s latest chip – the Snapdragon 800 processor. While the first batch of Windows Phone 7 handsets were powered by earlier Snapdragon processors. Last week at CES we spent some time looking at the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processors, the latest and greatest chip from the San Diego-based company. Here’s what you can look forward to in future Windows Phone devices.

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2 years ago

App update roundup: Asphalt 8, DI.FM and Status Tiles get updated

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We're rounding off our Monday with a batch of small updates that have been pushed to the Windows Phone Store. While we all recover from a rather busy CES 2014 (for Windows 8 and beyond), platform developers are still releasing updates for all your installed apps. Today we'll be looking at Asphalt 8, DI.FM and Status Tiles. Head past the break for the details.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Seven Disney Windows Phones games available free for a limited time

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If you have been waiting for a deal on your favorite Windows Phone 8 game from Disney, today may be your lucky day.  Seven titles went on sale today for a limited time and it is tough to beat the marked down price (free).  That's right, seven game for free!  All totaled about fifteen bucks worth of savings.

The seven Windows Phone 8 games are as follows:

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2 years ago

Google buys Nest, but a Windows Phone app is still possible

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Right now, Nest is one of the coolest companies involved in home automation. Their rock star product, the Nest Learning Thermostat, has been winning awards and praise from users since it launched. We’ve had a few Windows Phone apps in the Store, but they’ve been pulled by Nest. We’d like an official Nest app for Windows Phone, but that probably won’t be happening anytime soon. Google just bought Nest for $3.2 billion dollars. All hope is lost right for anything on Windows Phone? Nope, sign up for the Nest Developer Program to get access to their web API.

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2 years ago

Poll: Contest designs are in! Pick your winning Pouch logo

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Pouch is a popular Pocket client for Windows Phone. You may recall earlier this month of a Windows Phone Central contest where we asked our talented community to come up with a new logo for the app. We've received some superb designs on our community forum and the time has now come for a winner to be selected, which is where we require your assistance yet again.

Head on past the break to see our shortlist and choose your favourite design.

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2 years ago

Review: Mugenizer N11 Portable Wireless Charger Power Bank

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While portable chargers or power banks are ubiquitous among smartphone users now, there’s a new range of such devices which bring the advantage of wireless charging, a feature trend that is gaining popularity especially in Windows Phones in last 18 months.

These are essentially the portable power packs that you can carry around, but without the need for wires. When you want to charge your phone, you just lay it flat on the brick. While the Nokia Lumia 920, 928, and 1520 (non-AT&T models) can charge natively, the Lumia 720, 820, 925, and 1020 can use optional shells to enable the Qi feature.

Few months back, Nokia introduced DC-50, a $99 wireless portable charger that packs 2400 mAh battery. It was followed by the announcement of a similar product by Hong Kong-based Mugen Power. I’ve been using the Mugenizer N11 portable wireless charger since a few weeks, and it is one of the two chargers, the other being a Nokia DC-18, I carry with me when I head out.

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2 years ago

Microsoft partners with GoDaddy to deliver Office 365 to small businesses

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When it comes to running a small business, any help is good help. Spending time on trivial matters like getting your email up and running or making sure you can access the documents you need whenever and from wherever you need them, are time wasters.

To help out small business owners on their track to success, Microsoft has partnered with one of the web’s top platforms, GoDaddy. The partnership promises to integrate the easy to use and reliable Office 365 service without making web owners get down and dirty with technical details.

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2 years ago

Xbox One - "If it were any more real, it would be real"

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2 years ago

Panasonic working with Microsoft to build new handheld devices for enterprise

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Panasonic has today announced at the National Retail Federation 2014 expo that it's currently working with Microsoft to introduce enterprise-class mobile hardware using Windows Embedded 8 Handheld. This collaboration will enable the company to further expand its product portfolio with new handheld devices for businesses, rocking Microsoft's enterprise features.

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