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2 years ago

One year later, the Nokia Lumia 520 owns the Windows Phone market

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The Lumia 520 (and T-Mobile’s lesser known variant, the Lumia 521, in the US), was the sleeper hit of 2013 for Windows Phone 8. Announced nearly one year ago at Mobile World Congress, it seems apropos to see what it’s accomplished in that 12 months.

As it turns out, we don’t think anyone predicted just how strong the Lumia 520 would have become. Due to its low cost, where it’s often found well below $90 off-contract, great build quality and all around solid user experience, the Lumia 520 has become representative of the Windows Phone ecosystem.

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2 years ago

Awesome Lock goes free for the day with myAppFree

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2 years ago

Nokia shows how to create amazing light paintings with Nokia Camera

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Light paintings are made with moving light sources in front of a camera to create an image. You need long exposure so the camera can capture the flow of moving lights. Nokia’s latest video shows how an expert light painter does it, using the Nokia Lumia 1020 with Nokia Camera. They also share tips on how you can do it, too. Head past the break to watch the video.

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2 years ago

Windows Weekly 350 – OneDrive to Rule Them All

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Windows Weekly 350 – OneDrive to Rule Them All

In case you missed it yesterday, the new episode of Windows Weekly from TWiT is now available to stream in HD video or as a separate podcast. Windows Weekly regularly features Leo Laporte, Paul Thurrott (WinSuperSite) and Mary Jo Foley (All About Microsoft), but with Thurrott on vacation Peter Bright (Ars Technica) and our very own Daniel Rubino filled in instead!

Everything from the purported Nokia Android phone to Windows Phone 8.1 to Mary Jo’s beer pick of the week is featured, so tune in after the break, or look it up in your favorite podcatcher! Runtime: 1h 48 m.

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2 years ago

App Update Roundup: Surfy and Feed Me get new features today, here's what's new

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2 years ago

Movie Blaze, an entertainment database for Windows Phone 8

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Movie Blaze is a Windows Phone 8 app that delivers a considerable amount of movie information to your Windows Phone. Through Movie Blaze, you can find out what’s currently showing in theaters, what titles are heading to the big screen and search out information on older movies.

Movie Blaze will let you track movies you have seen, tag movies you want to see, discover new movies, back-up your favorites/watch lists to SkyDrive, and sync with your The Movie DB account. The only thing missing is the ability to check out local show times and buy tickets. Movie Blaze is a respectable movie app for Windows Phone 8, well worth trying.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia Icon now available at Verizon and Microsoft Stores

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The Nokia Lumia Icon is Verizon's latest flagship Windows Phone, which is being aggressively pushed by all three parties involved. Not only is the Nokia Windows Phone now available through Verizon stores, but also Microsoft too.

Starting today, you'll be able to pick up your own unit and enjoy 4G LTE speeds in an attractive and compact package. Prices for the Lumia Icon itself start from $199 with on contract.

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2 years ago

Microsoft launches new Office Online

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Microsoft launches new Office Online

Microsoft has today launched the newly rebranded Office Online (www.office.com) suite of apps, succeeding the popular Web Apps. Today's launch also paves the way for more usability improvements to make it easier for consumers to take advantage of available features, including easier collaboration and sharing with others.

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2 years ago

Lumia Black for the Lumia 925 on T-Mobile coming soon, update already on Nokia’s servers

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Still waiting for the Lumia Black firmware update for your Nokia Lumia 925 on T-Mobile? You’re not alone. I’ve recently switched back to the Lumia 925 as my daily and only bust out the Lumia 1020 for when I know I’ll be taking a ton of pictures. The Lumia 925 isn’t just one of the most elegant Windows Phone devices, it’s one of the most elegant smartphones period. Thankfully you and I won’t have to wait too much longer for the Lumia Black update. It should be out pretty soon.

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2 years ago

Fancy now available in the Windows Store

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Fancy now available in the Windows Store

We’ve covered Fancy before. It’s a website that’s part shopping and part Instagram. It’s also part social network. Fancy is a great place to discover things. Things like watches, home appliances, threads, gadgets, travel accessories and so much more. You can browse Fancy on the web or through their various apps. Like the one for Windows Phone and the newly released Windows 8 version. Let’s check out Fancy from the Windows Store.

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2 years ago

Nokia releases a spectacular Lumia app for Mobile World Congress 2014

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Headed to Spain next week to catch Mobile World Congress? Then besides the official GSMA app for your badge and info, you’ll want to grab this app from Nokia. It’s a knockout.

MWC 2014 is Nokia’s third Mobile World Congress app, having ones previously for 2012 and 2013. And while you may not need it, you should download it anyway because it’s simply amazing looking. The app is chock full of features.

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2 years ago

Molome and Tile Me! pick up small updates for Windows Phone

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Molome is picking up another update today for Windows Phone. The popular social network and photo editing app launched last month, but was a little buggy at launch. Since then it has seen a handful of updates that didn’t just fix any bugs, but also brought some new features. Tile Me! is another popular Windows Phone app that was updated today. Let’s see what’s new in Molome and Tile Me!

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2 years ago

Go to a Microsoft Store, instantly grab 100 GB of free OneDrive storage

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Did you miss the riddle today of logging in to OneDrive at 11:11 AM PT? If you were one of the lucky 100,000 users, you nabbed yourself an extra 100 GB of free space (for one year). We’re also hearing that those who missed it on getting a consolation 20 GB of storage via email from the OneDrive team.

But did you know that the Microsoft Stores – the physical ones – are also giving away 100 GB, giving you a second chance?

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2 years ago

1:CLOCK for Windows Phone 8, keeping track with World times and more

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1:CLOCK is a relatively new Windows Phone 8 app that will help you keep track of global times, keep time with a stopwatch and countdown the seconds with a timer.

1:CLOCK can display times for over 3,700 cities worldwide, save stopwatch times and double as a nightstand clock. The app is in its infancy and while there is still work to be done, 1:CLOCK has a certain level of appeal. To help push you off the fence and give 1:CLOCK a try, the app is free and ad-free through February 24th.

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2 years ago

Facebook buys WhatsApp for $16 billion

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Facebook buys WhatsApp for $16 billion

Today it was announced that Facebook is buying WhatsApp for a whopping $16 billion. The SEC filing today reveals that WhatsApp will continue to operate as an independent entity under Facebook (much as Instagram did after their acquisition by Facebook), though the company claims that the deal will accelerate "Facebook's ability to bring connectivity and utility to the world." Facebook has long had their own messaging service in Facebook Messenger and it's not exactly clear how WhatsApp will complement that going forward.

Facebook is the world's largest social network with 1.23 billion users and growing, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that "WhatsApp is on the a path to connect 1 billion people. The service that reach that milestone are all incredibly valuable."

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