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2 years ago

Lenovo bends over backwards to get your attention at IFA – launches new YOGA machines

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2 years ago

Toshiba "re-energized" by Windows 8.1 - introduces two new tablets

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2 years ago

Modern Combat 4 brings military shooting as the Xbox Windows Phone Red Stripe Deal

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This has been a happy week for mobile Xbox gamers. Gameloft published the highly anticipated Six-Guns for Windows Phone 8, and it’s a free game to boot. But more is always better where games are concerned.

The latest Xbox Red Stripe Deal has you covered then, gamers. Gameloft’s Modern Combat 4 is one sale for $2.99, more than half off the regular price. It’s a killer Windows Phone 8 game that has never been on sale before. Call of Duty and first-person shooter fans won’t want to miss it.

Rounding out the Red Stripe Deals are popular puzzle game Crazy Machines Golden Gears from Viva Media and finance management app myMoneyBook from Tiziano Cacioppolini, both on sale for $1.49. Head past the break for details and Store links.

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2 years ago

InPic for Instagram on Windows Phone 8 goes on a diet, gets security fixes in latest update

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InPic, developed by ApplyF, is full featured Instagram client for Windows Phone 8. It falls into the same camp as Instance and 6tag in that it allows users to directly post to the popular photo sharing network. It’s also available as a Windows 8 app, is completely free and it easily has one of the nicest UIs we’ve come across.

Version 1.1 is now live in the Store and with it, brings numerous changes worth revealing. The biggest one is InPic now has the Instagram security requirements enabled, including full logout from the service.

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2 years ago

Panasonic introduces a 20 inch 4K tablet - get ready to take out a second mortgage

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2 years ago

Nokia moves Glance and Touch configurators directly into Settings with latest update

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Starting with the Windows Phone 8 GDR2 and Nokia Amber updates, Nokia was able to offer new options for the Lumia line, including the coveted Glance screen and Touch features. Glance enabled the onscreen clock with vibration and charging alerts, while Touch allows users to modify screen sensitivity.

Both features are essential in getting the premium Nokia experience, but there was one problem: discoverability. In order for a new customer to learn about those features, they would have to do some deep digging in the myriad of options under Settings.

Well today, that is no more.

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2 years ago

'Newkia' formed to attract renegade Nokia employees, churn out Android hardware

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It's been an eventful week for Windows Phone with Microsoft purchasing Nokia's hardware division. Many of us welcomed the deal that went down the other day, but some are sceptical and believe it to be a sign of how the platform is failing. This includes ex-Nokia employee Thomas Zilliacus, who's now executive chairman and founder of Mobile FutureWorks. His response to Nokia's sale? Newkia.

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2 years ago

Nokia and Bristol University working on bringing quantum cryptography to the smartphone

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Nokia has joined forces with the University of Bristol in the UK to develop the first practical way of processing quantum cryptography on a mobile phone. What does this mean with a mini jargon buster? It would essentially enable you to send encrypted messages or data in secrecy. Currently utilised by banks and other organisations who can afford such expensive technology, the work carried out by Bristol University and Nokia could integrate simple client electronics on a single chip - perfect for a mobile phone.

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2 years ago

Farlight, a colorful kaleidoscope app for your Windows Phone

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Farlight is an artistic app for your Windows Phone that allows you to create animated kaleidoscopic drawings.  It's basically a doodle app with a bit of a psychedelic twist to it.

There really isn't much to Farlight but you may find yourself mesmerized by the app trying to see what unique, colorful, animated drawings you can create.  Farlight may not appeal to everyone but I can see it being appealing app for the Kids Corner or for someone just looking for a something different for their Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Microsoft wins $14 million in patent trial against Motorola

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2 years ago

Katy Perry survives plane crash, uses her Lumia 1020 to take a selfie with a monkey

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One way to spend marketing dollars is to place your product as nonchalantly as possible into television, music videos, movies and anything else you can think of. You might take a somewhat famous YouTuber (is that a word?), give them a Nokia Lumia 1020, and have them make a video. You can also pay millions of dollars and have your products appear in a summer blockbuster. But does any of that really compare to having Katy Perry use your phone in a music video? Let’s find out.

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2 years ago

T-Mobile vs. AT&T vs. Verizon: Which carrier gives you the best upgrade plan?

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T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon have all rolled out new payment plans aimed at making high-end smartphones seem more affordable, but do they actually save you any money, or is it just a shell game that buries costs? Let's compare and find out.

2 years ago

Read this: The inside story of how Microsoft came to buy Nokia

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Monday night was supposed to be the end of a holiday here in the United States. Not the start of one of the biggest tech news of the year. It was just two days ago we learned of Nokia agreeing to be bought by Microsoft. Over the course of the evening and subsequent days we read, analyzed, and discussed the issue.

Over at AllThingsD.com we learn the inside story of how the Microsoft/Nokia deal came to be from Ina Fried.

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2 years ago

Apict updated, can now upload to Instagram through 6tag

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2 years ago

One of the hottest news app for Windows Phone 8, Paper Boy, receives a noteworthy update

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If you’re a news junky or just enjoy having a solid app around, then you should really take a look at Paper Boy. The app comes from developer Lawrence Gripper who previously made BBC News Mobile. That app was our go-to news source until the BBC pulled some legal machinations to have it removed. But the soul of BBC News Mobile is back in Paper Boy.

We first informed you of Paper Boy back in July when the app was announced as a public beta. Today, it received a substantial update, including a new color scheme, drag down to refresh, and multiple performance enhancements to improve the user experience.

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