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2 years ago

Telstra touts the “sensational” looking Nokia Lumia 625 in series of new videos

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The Nokia Lumia 625, featuring a nicely sized 4.7-inch display and a 1.2GHz dual core CPU is certainly an interesting phone. Its budget priced and lacks a lot of the high end features of its Lumia brethren and yet it’s still in a category all its own due to that screen size, large battery, microSD expansion and premium Nokia feel.

Telstra began selling the Nokia Lumia 625 at the end of August, while some third-party retailers had it a few weeks earlier.

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2 years ago

Top Microsoft investors urge company to throw Ford and Computer Sciences CEOs on the shortlist

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Reuters reports that at least three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft desire a quick turnaround with the departure of current CEO Steve Ballmer and his replacement - whoever that may be. The investors have urged the company to look at Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally and Computer Sciences CEO Mike Lawrie for the role, placing both on the shortlist.

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2 years ago

Scoundrels for Windows Phone, searching for lost treasure in board game style

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Scoundrels is a turn based board game for your Windows Phone with a slight role playing game feel to it. You compete against other players to discover treasure before they do.

Along the way you have monsters to deal with and traps to avoid as well as your opponent. Scoundrels is more of a tactical/strategy game than an action game so don't expect a lot of fast paced game play. Scoundrels isn't without appeal but may be more of an acquired taste when it comes to Windows Phone games.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Phone slated to invade the UK this Thursday

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Nokia UK has tweeted out a teaser that should please many UK Windows Phone users.

The message is simple. "Lumia1020 + UK = this Thursday".

Still not sure as to the where and how much but if you've been waiting for Lumia 1020 with its 41MP Pureview camera, the wait appears to be coming to an end.  The light at the end of the tunnel is in sight so to speak.

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2 years ago

Bing Partners with Local.com - shows what stores around you have what you are searching for

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2 years ago

Microsoft opens new Technology Center in Los Angeles

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2 years ago

Never miss an NFL game with the official NFL Game Pass for Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Amber for the Lumia 720 appears on Nokia Care Suite; rollout imminent

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Good news for those with the awesome Nokia Lumia 720, as the 1334 Amber firmware and 10328 OS update (GDR2) is now sitting on Nokia’s servers.

If you're adventurous and use Nokia Care Suite or Navifirm+, you can download the ROM and manually flash your device (losing all information in the process); alternatively, you can wait until your carrier begins to roll it out over-the-air, which is what we recommend.

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2 years ago

Microsoft backs down: Developers can now download Windows 8.1 RTM and Visual Studio 2013 RC

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If we we’re clinical psychologists (we’re not) we might suggest that Microsoft is suffering from dissociative identity disorder, something also known as multiple personality disorder. The company has been doing 180s on products and announcements more frequently than anyone one company should. Take for example some of the backtracking Microsoft did with the Xbox One and features announced back in May at the unveiling compared to what will now be available on launch on November 22nd

And today, the most recent example – developers can now download Windows 8.1 RTM via TechNet or MSDN.

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2 years ago

Liquid Daffodil’s Unification Notification center set to retire at the end of October

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Liquid Daffodil started a project earlier this year to help unify notifications across a variety of products you use and love. Their Unification service was a cross-device notification platform that allowed developers to unite apps spanning Windows Phone 7.x and 8, Windows desktop, and Windows 8. It was an attempt to fill the lack of notifications available to customers using Microsoft’s products. Unfortunately, the Unification Notification Services will be retired at the end of October.

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2 years ago

IM+ gets Skype file receiving and more for Windows Phone; Tumblr app gets a fix too

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Update 5 PM ET: As it turns out the IM+ update is much, much larger than anticipated. See below for the full changelog.

For those of you who use the all-in-one messenger app IM+, both the Pro and Free versions were updated today to 2.9.1.0. The update doesn’t appear to bring any new features but is instead a rapid bug fix for some connectivity issues to Skype and VK that was reported by users.

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2 years ago

Joining Hands 2 for Windows Phone 8, one of the cutest puzzle games around now available

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Some development teams just made solid product after solid product. One of those development teams is game studio 10tons. They’ve given us great (sometimes weird) games like King Oddball, Sparkle, and more. Seriously, if you haven’t played a game from 10tons you need to go to the Windows Phone Store, pick one up and at least play the trial. You’ll probably get hooked. Well 10tons has just recently released another game for Windows Phone called Joining Hands 2, a follow up to their previous puzzle game of the same title. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Nokia closes deals with car makers for HERE Connected Driving development

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2 years ago

Spiegel Online launches official German-language app for Windows Phone

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Update: Hey international readers, as noted in comments, within the app if you click the middle icon "rubriken" and then scroll down to "englisch", you get the International edition

Spiegel Online (www.spiegel.de) is a fairly serious news source on the internets, so it’s exciting to see them launch an official Windows Phone app today. Available in most regions (including the US), the app should give readers of the site a quick and easy way to access it on the go.

Unfortunately it’s only the German-language version and not the International edition, so unless you know the German language well, you’ll have to pass.

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2 years ago

Play games, earn credits, and get cash with the new Xbox Live Rewards program

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