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2 years ago

Nokia giving away $10 gift vouchers for opinions on their Lumia 1520 (invite only)

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Are you a lucky owner of one of Nokia’s Lumia 1520 smartphones? If so, you may find an email in your inbox inviting you to take a survey about the product. Nokia states that the objective of their survey is to “understand better how you use it and how satisfied you are with it”. The best part about the survey? Participants will receive a $10 Amazon gift voucher for their time.

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2 years ago

Xbox Music and Xbox Video updated on Windows 8.1, you can now drag and drop songs or albums

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2 years ago

Get 100GB more OneDrive cloud storage with Bing Rewards

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Microsoft has actively given away terabytes of OneDrive storage to consumers over the rebranding period already, but fear not if you've missed out on previous promotions. The company is giving away 100GB of storage through Bing Rewards. Whether you store your massive photo collection from your Windows Phones or enjoy collaborating and sharing content with others, this extra space will come in handy to many.

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2 years ago

Text and Die will soon bring vehicular mayhem to Windows Phone and Windows 8

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Way back in the innocent month of August, I interviewed an indie developer called Sic’em Studios about their plans to bring a duo of games to Windows Phone. Fast-forward to this month: I recently returned to San Francisco for an indie-focused event called Apps World. That provided the perfect chance to catch up with the boys at Sic’em and see how their Windows Phone plans have progressed.

As it turns out their plans have changed and Sic’em has decided not to port two of their older Android titles to Windows Phone. Instead, they’re going to release a brand new game called Text and Die for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. With a humorous premise and retro-inspired gameplay, Text and Die should find a good home on mobile Windows platforms when it launches within the coming weeks.

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2 years ago

Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone 8.1 teased in hands-on video

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Windows Phone 8.1 is an upcoming update from Microsoft for the mobile platform. The release itself is billed as a major improvement for Windows Phone owners, also addressing many complaints from consumers who have yet to pick up a device. Internet Explorer 11 is the next step for Microsoft's popular web browser, introducing numerous new features.

A video has been published with some hands-on footage of IE11 in action.

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2 years ago

Skype for Windows Phone updated, now requires a Microsoft account

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2 years ago

AT&T lights up LTE in 12 markets across the nation, brings 4G to coverage to 300,000 more

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The build-outs of the LTE networks of AT&T and Verizon in the United States have hit the point where they're covering smaller cities in 4G radio signals. In fact, just today Ma Bell announced that they're flipping the switch to turn on AT&T LTE coverage in 12 municipalities around the United States, though the largest in this batch is Bismark, North Dakota, population: 65,000. There used to be a time when a single new LTE network meant millions were covered — now it takes a dozen new markets to cover a mere 300,000. We're on the long tail of the LTE coverage build-out now. The full list of new AT&T LTE coverage follows.

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2 years ago

Charge your phone wirelessly with the Nokia DT-910, available on Amazon for £33.95

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Charging your Windows Phone is a thing of the past with certain Nokia Lumia smartphones. The ability to rest the handset on a cradle or stand makes it painless to give the device a few hours of charge before heading out. If you haven't yet bought a Qi wireless charger to go with a compatible Windows Phone, the Nokia DT-910 is available for just £33.95 on Amazon.

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2 years ago

Avoid traffic jams or create them with the Windows Phone 8 game Bad Traffic

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Bad Traffic is a fun game for Windows Phone 8 that deals with roadway traffic management. We have seen similar games before where you try to keep the flow of traffic going to avoid wrecks and nasty delays. Such games are a nice, casual gaming format.

Bad Traffic goes a bit further by offering a second game mode where you try to snarl up traffic, create wrecks and do everything you can to disrupt the orderly flow of traffic. Bad Traffic is a Windows Phone 8 game that caters to a wide range of gamers and has had a bit of success over on iOS and Android platforms. In the short time we've had with the game, that success should carry over to the Windows Phone platform.

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2 years ago

Green Nokia Lumia 1520 reportedly coming to AT&T

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Green Nokia Lumia 1520 reportedly coming to AT&T

Right now the most advanced Windows Phone device is a tie between the Nokia Lumia 1520 and Lumia Icon. They pack nearly identical tech, just in different packages. The Lumia 1520 has a 1080p display on a 6-inch screen, while the Icon packs the same resolution into 5-inch screen. Other than that the two smartphones are identical in specs (yes, the Lumia 1520 has a microSD slot). However, the Lumia Icon is only available in black or white. The Lumia 1520 is a little more Nokia in that it has a handful of colors, one of which will reportedly soon be green.

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2 years ago

Facebook Beta picks up another small update

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2 years ago

MWC 2014: Mobile Nations Podcast!

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2 years ago

4castr updated, improves animations and more

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2 years ago

GlanceScreens.com, a background image library for Windows Phone 8

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If you are currently using Nokia’s Glance Background Beta, you will want to check out the GlanceScreens.com Windows Phone 8 app.

It is the official Windows Phone app for the GlanceScreens.com website and delivers a healthy supply of Glance Background images to your Windows Phone. You can also register with GlanceScreens.com to create and upload your own images to the collections.

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2 years ago

CBS Sports for Windows Phone updated, apparently brings live video

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CBS Sports officially launched for Windows Phone 8 this past September. Judging by the comments from that post we can see a lot of you were happy to see the app join Windows Phone. The app hasn’t seen any update love since then. That is until today. Head into the Windows Phone Store and you’ll see a major update for CBS Sports. Live video, GameTracker and more are included. Let’s check it out.

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