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2 years ago

A4WP expands Rezence wireless charging spec to power laptops, tablets in future

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The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) is announcing an expansion of its current Rezence wireless charging specification that will offer up to 50 watts of power in the future — allowing charging of multiple devices, including laptops and tablets, with a single charger. With upgrades to the base spec expected to be finalized by the end of 2014, A4WP will have Rezence capable of powering laptops, tablets and other consumer electronics with different power requirements.

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2 years ago

Why you should buy a fitness tracker

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Why you should buy a fitness tracker

It's #MobileFit Month here at Mobile Nations, and that means we're looking at all of the best devices to get you fit and healthy. A big part of that group is of course, fitness trackers.

There are people who like to exercise and those who avoid exercise at all costs. The exercising group may be more willing to strap on a fitness tracker, however we'd argue that those who avoid exercise are the ones that would benefit much more. In fact, it seems the non-exercising group are the ones that should consider buying a fitness tracker.

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2 years ago

Kabam pledges to bring The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth and other casual titles to Microsoft platforms

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One of the biggest names in free-to-play mobile games, Kabam, has announced a new agreement with Microsoft that will bring many of its titles to the growing body of Windows Phone games and Windows 8 games. One of their most popular casual games is The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth. In addition any future games from Kabam will be launched for Windows platforms around the same time as their iOS and Android counterparts.

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2 years ago

Supposed Lumia Cyan update schedule leaks for Benelux region

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Windows Phone 8.1 is the massive OS update from Microsoft. Lumia Cyan is the corresponding firmware from Nokia, customized for individual hardware. The two go together and are part of the official over-the-air update expected later in July and rollout through August.

Popular internet leaker @Evleaks has posted what looks to be a schedule of the Lumia Cyan update, broken down by device e.g. Lumia 920 and Lumia 1520. However, this is only for the Benelux region, which is comprised of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

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2 years ago

PGA Tour redesign is cleaner, faster, and better

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PGA Tour redesign is cleaner, faster, and better

The PGA Tour app for Windows Phone is the recipient of a major update today, with a new design and a number of features added for fans of the professional golf series. The first version of the app was released in 2012 as a Nokia Lumia exclusive and a year later became available for all Windows Phone devices. This new 2.0 version is now available for Windows Phone 7.5, 8.0 and 8.1 and has a new and pleasing design.

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2 years ago

Official HotSchedules app now available for Windows Phone to keep employees up to date

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HotSchedules (www.hotschedules.com) is a popular labor management app designed for companies with a rather large and lively workforce, like restaurants, hotels or movie theaters. Managing employees for meetings, work shifts, time-off requests and last minute emergencies can always be tedious, with managers often using Excel sheets and other work-around solutions to keep everyone up to date.

HotSchedules solves these problems by using a web-based system that they call “the Jedi Master of labor management and cost control." While a web-based system is neat, it’s the corresponding mobile apps for employees that makes this system super cool. Now, Windows Phone users can get in on the action too.

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2 years ago

6snap gets 'major performance, stability and design improvements' in latest update

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2 years ago

Twitter, Vine, HBO, and 42 other apps coming soon to Xbox

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2 years ago

Microsoft to add updates to Cortana twice a month

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Microsoft’s Cortana is certainly a work in progress, even here in the US where it’s officially available. China and the UK are on the immediate horizon for rollouts, with other regions to follow soon. With all of that work ahead, it makes sense that the Cortana team will want to have a regular update schedule, and much like the Xbox Music app, it looks to be bi-monthly.

In an interview over at Engadget with the Cortana team, updates to the Cortana system will evidently happen twice a month with the possibility for off-cycle updates “for things that are timely, urgent or especially badass." The ability to update Cortana dynamically will ensure that her chitchat (small conversations pieces, voiced by Jen Taylor), will be current and relevant, reflecting any significant cultural happenings.

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2 years ago

This Windows 8.1 tablet costs only $100

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2 years ago

Graphic India app brings animated comics exclusively to Windows Phone

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Graphic India is a character entertainment company focused on creating leading characters, comics, and stories through mobile and digital platforms. The company has the launched its official app exclusively on the Windows Phone Store.

The app allows users to watch video shots based on Graphic India’s characters leading Indian characters and comics. The app features six shows at the moment with new episodes each week, and will launch more in the coming months.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone 8.1 reportedly rolling out on Vodafone Australia this month

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According to a local Windows Phone blogger, those who reside in Australia won't have long to wait for Windows Phone 8.1. In fact, should everything be accurate, Vodafone AU is set to roll out the update later this month with the Nokia Lumia 630 available from this week.

It's worth noting that we expect the Windows Phone 8.1 roll out to start soon enough.

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Amzer Pudding TPU Case for Nokia Lumia 1320

2 years ago

Enjoy Microsoft's Xbox E3 presentation with the official Windows 8 app

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2 years ago

Explore lost temples and cities in Microsoft's latest puzzle game for Windows 8

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