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2 years ago

Want Firefox to sport a Modern UI? Mozilla releasing Windows 8 version on December 10

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Mozilla is looking to launch Firefox on Windows 8 with a Modern UI (Metro to you and I). Think of Internet Explorer, but a browser made by Mozilla and you get the idea. If you're a huge fan of the popular web browser and have been using the desktop version (or own a Windows RT tablet), fear not as you'll soon be able to enjoy all the features and functionality with Microsoft's simple look and feel. ETA? December 10th.

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2 years ago

Nokia "Bandit" 6-inch phablet being tested by AT&T

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The Verge is reporting that sources have told them that Nokia will be releasing a phone with a 6-inch screen by the end of the year. The device, which is currently being tested by AT&T under the moniker "Bandit," will be the first Windows Phone-powered phablet, a device that bridges the gap between a phone and a tablet. Back in July, we saw a leaked photo of a 6-inch digitizer for such a device, so this isn't completely shocking, but some more details have been revealed.

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2 years ago

YouTube not playing ball with popular news reader Feed Me; fix on the way

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Feed Me is a popular Windows Phone news reader that's used and loved by many (including some of us here), but we've been informed by the developer that YouTube video playback has ceased to function correctly. This is due to utilising unsupported and unofficial endpoints to achieve the playback and connectivity being hampered by changes made by Google. The good news is an update is in the works.

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2 years ago

Nokia releases new ad showing off the Lumia Amber software update

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Nokia DT-900 wireless charging plate on sale for $25

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Here's a sweet deal if you're looking for a charging plate for a Windows Phone (or other compatible Qi wireless charging devices). Daily Steals has the DT-900 wireless charging plate by Nokia on sale for just $25. It's the official accessory and one that has experienced numerous price drops in the past. Be sure to act quickly though, you've only got 14 hours left.

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2 years ago

Battling the living dead with Zombies Can't Jump for Windows Phone 8

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Zombies Can't Jump is a relatively new Windows Phone 8 game that pits you against hungry hordes of zombies. It's a defensive game that exploits the Zombies inability to jump by having your characters build a tower of crates and defend that position against wave after wave of zombies intent on eating your brains. While the zombies may not be able to jump, they can smash the crates and lower you to arms reach.

Graphics aren't too shabby, game play is fairly challenging and if you are into the zombie genre or just looking for a game to pass the time with, Zombies Can't Jump is worth a try.

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2 years ago

AT&T subsidiary AIO Wireless offering Nokia Lumia 620 for $99

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2 years ago

Tile Me! gets coveted GIF animation feature for social network sharing

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We’ve covered Tile Me! a few times in the last few weeks as the simple idea as transformed into a more feature rich application. For those who aren’t familiar, Tile Me! allows the creation of a JPG or PNG image that replicates the Me Tile on Windows Phone. The idea is to then use that image for your profile on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. to give your photo a little Windows Phone flare.

Now, the $0.99 version of the app has another notch under its belt: GIF animation. Quite a few people wanted a non-static Windows Phone image and now with version 2.5 on the Store, users can generate an in-motion photo of themselves, replicating their Me Tile. While GIF support for profile images is limited to certain networks, for posting to blogs and forums, the animated version adds a neat twist to the application.

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2 years ago

6tagram submitted to the Windows Phone Store; Instagram client could go live in next few days

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2 years ago

Hills of Glory 3D arrives on Windows Phone 8; new Babel Rising 3D soon to follow

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We’re nearly done with our Casual Connect gaming coverage. At the San Francisco-based gaming industry event, I interviewed a number of Windows Phone and Windows 8 developers. One of the largest of those developers is Advanced Mobile Applications (AMA). Founded in 2004 and based in London, AMA is a sister company to Ubisoft, who publishes some of their games.

During the event, AMA’s VP of Sales Jean-François Denis took the time to show us several of AMA’s Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 titles. Today we look at two of those: the recently-released Hills of Glory 3D (also available for Windows 8) and the upcoming Babel Rising 3D. Yep, a new Windows Phone 8 version of Babel Rising 3D is coming. Learn more and see both games in action after the break!

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2 years ago

Talk Mobile Cloud Week Recap: The best things you said

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Talk Mobile Clouds week dove head first into the world of clouds, bridging the internet, mobile, and desktop computing in one fell swoop. It was less about the individual features of each cloud service and more about how these clouds fit into our lives, how they can improve our digital lives, and where they're going in the future.

As always, your feedback is tremendously important to us and continues to help shape and refine Talk Mobile. We're more than half-way through Talk Mobile 2013, but we still want to hear what you think. So there are comments below for you to do just that. Tell us what's great, tell us what sucks - we want to hear it all!

Talk Mobile has always been about elevating the discussion - not just what we write about, but what you in the community are talking about. The Mobile Nations community has definitely stepped up to that challenge, taking on our questions, our statements, and each other in broad and spirited debates about the state of mobile. And really, that shouldn't be a surprise, given how awesome you all are.

2 years ago

Nokia Video Upload heads to all Lumias with no GDR2 requirement, including 512 MB devices

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We’ve been seeing more and more previously 1GB-only apps and games head south to the 512MB zone and today it’s Nokia’s Video Upload app (previously known as YouTube Upload). The app was released a few weeks ago with the Lumia 1020, giving those users a quick and easy way to upload their videos to their YouTube account, including title and privacy restrictions.

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2 years ago

Halo: Spartan Assault now available for all 1GB Windows Phone 8 devices as Verizon's exclusivity expires

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Halo: Spartan Assault is Microsoft's attempt to bring the popular IP to the mobile device. Selling millions of copies on consoles and the PC, the Halo series has accumulated many fans and we're set to see that base number grow as more titles are released.

Available on Windows Phone 8, the game has been restricted in the US to just Verizon Wireless customers through a 30-day exclusivity deal. This has now ended.

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2 years ago

Sketchbook Express for Windows 8 really shows off what the Surface Pro can do

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Earlier this week we brought you a hands-on look at Autodesk’s FBX Review app for Windows 8, which we shot at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco. While there I also took in a demonstration of Sketchbook Express, a much more consumer-oriented Windows 8 app. Like FBX Review, it’s completely free.

Renée Busse, Autodesk’s Sketchbook Community Manager, used Sketchbook Express and a Surface Pro to whip up a lovely little drawing in no time at all. Head past the break to see the full video and learn more about what Sketchbook Express and its big brother Sketchbook Pro can do on Windows 8!

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 925 joining 4G lineup on Vodafone New Zealand

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It’s hard to find a single person who isn’t super stoked when they finally get 4G on their network. Vodafone New Zealand started rolling out their 4G network this past February. It started in Auckland and Christchurch, but has slowly been expanding. It’s now launching in Palmerston North. As part of that launch, customers on Vodafone NZ can soon pick up a new Nokia Lumia 925 to enjoy that high-speed connectivity.

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