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2 years ago

Take the Lumia 1020 into a photo studio and you’ll get stunning results

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As if you needed more proof that the Nokia Lumia 1020 has the best camera on a smartphone. We’ve seen it pushed to the limits with a photographer for National Geographic. And just earlier today we saw the results from giving snapping on a macro lens to the already impressive camera magic in the Lumia 1020. So what happens when the Lumia 1020 is put in a studio setting? Very impressive results. Check them out below.

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2 years ago

Lumia 1520 passes through FCC, destined for AT&T

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Ah yes, the FCC. The Federal Communications Commission is responsible for a lot of things here in the United States. They’re primarily responsible for regulating interstate and international communications over radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. There are many bureaus within the FCC, with various offices to support those bureaus.

One office we’re big fans of is the Office of Engineering and Technology (OET). The OET is responsible for overseeing the authorization of various equipment that use electromagnetic energy and maintains this database, which the public can access. That’s where we come in and find out when cool products like the Nokia Lumia 1520 visit the FCC and get ready for market here in the United States. Which it just did.

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2 years ago

How to weed out your Nokia Lumia 1020 high resolution image files

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Question. How do you go about deleting the high resolution image files from you Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Phone without deleting the 5MP, lower resolution copies?

That's a question Windows Phone Central reader Binson#WP has tossed out over in the WPCentral Forums. There's no way to sync just the low resolution images and you can't see the high res image file from your phone. So what's the solution?

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2 years ago

AT&T: Amber coming to the Lumia 920 in the “coming weeks”

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The GDR2 update for Windows Phone starting rolling out for a lot of folks earlier this summer. And if you had a Lumia device you’d be getting the Amber update alongside it. Nokia also promised that their handsets would get both updates before the end of September. Depending on where you are, today is the end of September. So where’s the GDR2/Amber update for all those Lumia 920 customers on AT&T?

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2 years ago

Taking the Nokia Lumia 1020 to the macro level

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We've got an interesting discussion going on over in the Windows Phone Central Forums about adapting the Nokia Lumia 1020 to macro photography.

Macro photography is close-up photography typically captured at life-size resolution and at really close distances. While the Nokia Lumia 1020 may not be able to capture images at life size resolution, WPCentral reader AccentAE86 has found a way to boost the magnification of the 41MP PureView camera by taping a close-up filter to the camera. 

The filter magnifies the image to pull in more detail and coupled with Nokia's zoom feature, the results can be fantastic.  Hit the break to see a few of AccentAE86's macro shots and the macro set-up he's using.

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2 years ago

Gorgeous Weave for Windows 8 keeps you on top of latest news on a larger screen

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Weave is a popular news reading app for Windows Phone, developed by Seles Games- a well-known and respected developer for the Windows platforms. Development has been well underway for some time for a Windows client. This app has now been released and is available for download on your Windows PC, perfect for tablets owned by those who are active and on the go. 

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2 years ago

Benji Bananas, a fast paced action game joins the Nokia Collection

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Benji Bananas is a new action adventure game that has landed in the Nokia Collection of the Windows Phone Store. The game has you playing the role of Benji who has to navigate his way through the jungle by swinging from vine to vine.

Along the way Benji must collect bananas and avoid the dangers of the jungle that will ruin his day. Benji Bananas has fantastic graphics, an up tempo pace and is a enjoyable game to pass the time with.

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2 years ago

The Sims FreePlay Achievement Guide for Windows Phone 8, Part 1

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Last week Windows Phone Central brought you a guide to the In-App Purchases of The Sims FreePlay for Windows Phone 8. Today we’re back with part one of our exclusive and thorough Achievement Guide! It will take many, many hours to get The Sims FreePlay’s 200 GamerScore, but we’ll help you do it.

Before we get to the strategies, note that Sims FreePlay does have some Achievement glitchiness. The game MUST be connected to Xbox Live in order for an Achievement to unlock. Sometimes it drops the connection during gameplay – without warning the player. If that happens, any Achievements you unlock won’t count.

To avoid unlocking Achievements while offline, always save and exit the game by pressing the Save and Exit button at the bottom right corner of the main menu. You can also do this right before you expect to earn an Achievement. That way, whenever you restart the game you’re sure to be connected.

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2 years ago

Microsoft updates Bing Translator for Windows Phone with lamp mode and more

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Bing Translator is the official Windows Phone app from Microsoft, which enables you to connect to and utilise the online translation service. Originally released for Windows Phone 7, the app has been continuously bumped to new versions and now we're looking at version 2.7. This is a sizeable update, so let's see what's new after the break.

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2 years ago

Rumor: Nokia to release a Lumia 525, codenamed ‘Glee’

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2 years ago

Nokia wins favorable assets ruling from Indian court in tax dispute

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Nokia is currently in a $333 million tax dispute with Indian authorities, but the company has reported that the Delhi High Court last week ruled in their favour. This ruling was in a case where the tax office froze some owned assets. Nokia also states the company is working closely with authorities to ensure that a solution to remaining issues is found.

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2 years ago

Nokia Australia: Bluetooth 4.0 LE not coming to high-end Lumias [Update]

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Update 10:30 AM ET: Nokia PR in Germany is now saying BT 4.0 LE will come to all Lumias but via future update, as we originally thought:

"BT LE is enabled on Nokia Lumia 520, 620 & 720 by Nokia Lumia Amber update – planned for all Nokia Lumia WP8 smartphones via future update"

We’re filing this one under ‘maybe’ but Nokia Australia, via their Twitter account, are claiming that current high end Lumias won’t be able to support Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE).

The Tweet was in response to a question from Gary C., who asked Nokia about the status of the technology, which was expected to come to all Lumias at some point, perhaps through a firmware update.

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2 years ago

Adobe adds Cloud support in their latest update for Reader

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2 years ago

Windows Phone surpasses 9% sales across Europe, experiences decline in Italy and China

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Kantar Worldpanel's latest numbers shows continued rapid growth for Windows Phone sales in European markets, but heavier drops are highlighted in China and Italy.

Kantar WorldPanel today released market share figures for the smartphone market. For three months to August 2013, the report shows Windows Phone posting its highest ever share of sales, with 9.2 percent across five European markets. Compared to last month's report, this is substantial growth. Android remains dominant across the board, as is to be expected, but there's certainly a change in the winds.

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2 years ago

Digital newsstand Zinio gets a minor update, now supports 512 MB devices

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