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2 years ago

UK mobile customers will be able to terminate contracts mid-flight if met with price hikes

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UK telecommunications regulator, Ofcom has sealed a victory for mobile customers regarding contracts and price hikes. The new guidelines, which take effect from tomorrow, will enable customers (consumers and small businesses) who take out new landline, broadband or mobile contracts to terminate immediately without penalty, should the service provider increase the monthly subscription fee.

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2 years ago

Ally Bank app for Windows Phone coming in next few weeks

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Are you an Ally Bank customer rocking a Windows Phone handset? If so, you’ve probably been dying to get an official app for a long time. We first reported that Ally Bank was working on a Windows Phone app last April and we’re nearing the one year mark of that announcement. Good news today, because it looks like we might be a few weeks away from seeing the official app hit the Windows Phone Store.

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2 years ago

Bill Gates wears chicken suits, goatees and tinfoil hats in his latest video

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No matter how hard you want it, Bill Gates isn’t coming back to take the helm at Microsoft anytime soon. Sure, he’s Chairman of the Microsoft board and is involved with the selection process for the next CEO, but that’s about it. His work life now belongs to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, an organization that’s doing more good for humanity than any tech company out there. Which is why you need to watch his pretty funny attempt at a viral video to promote the charity.

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2 years ago

Microsoft Europe prepping a cross-platform quiz app with some exciting prizes

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2 years ago

Ladybird: I'm Ready for Phonics now available on the Windows Store

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Providing kids the means to get a head start in life is the desire of any parent. To lend a helping hand when it comes to reading, Ladybird has released I'm Ready for Phonics on Windows 8. The app contains 12 levels to progress through, supporting the child's synthetic phonics learning at school. Not only is the app enjoyable, but children will also benefit from the content in the long run.

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2 years ago

Latest WeChat update for Windows Phone brings increased group sizes and more

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WeChat, the popular communication and social networking app available for both Windows Phone 7 and 8, has been updated. While the service is generally seen to be more popular in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Southeast Asia and India, boasting over 300 million users spread around the globe, it's still worth noting that the app has been updated to version 5.1.

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2 years ago

Sketch for Windows Phone gets updated with a new name and user interface

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It has been some time since we last visited the Windows Phone photography app Sketch.  It is a simple, yet effective way to turn your photographs into pencil sketches.  The app was recently updated and rebranded to PicSketch.  The update also offers a revised user interface that the developers hope is more engaging.

The original was not too shabby within its own right but the updated version does seem to have a bit more gusto.  The concept is still the same but the design changes works rather well making PicSketch a Windows Phone photography app worth a try.

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2 years ago

Manage your Three UK account with the new official Windows Phone app

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2 years ago

LiveGaming gets emoticon keyboard redesign and more themes in recent update

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2 years ago

DIY - Add Qi Wireless charging to your AT&T Lumia 1520 Part 2

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We were hopeful that the replacement shells we found earlier would add Qi wireless charging to our AT&T variant of the Nokia Lumia 1520, but that didn’t work. Fortunately, there is another method found by WPCentral forum member, SonarTech. It is a bit complicated and requires some soldering skills.

Head past the break if you feel brave enough to tackle this challenge.

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2 years ago

Sony launches the new series of convertibles, the VAIO Flip, in India

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Sony has introduced their new range of Windows 8 convertibles in India which bring a unique form factor design to the VAIO portfolio. Showcased at the CES earlier this month, the new VAIO Flip features a unique hinge that provide users with a variety of ways to use the device.

Available in 13-inch, 14-inch, and 15-inch sizes, the unique line design of the VAIO Flip makes it capable of flipping and converting between laptop, tablet, and viewer modes by flipping the display over the hinge.

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2 years ago

Like or Not? 6tag adds new image discovery service for Instagram

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We like official apps and all, but sometimes the efforts from developers with their third-party apps are incredible. For example, Instagram client 6tag has been getting updates and updates that make it better than the official apps on major platforms like Android and iOS. 6tag has things like multiple account support, regrams, and much more. The latest version, v3.2, adds a new feature that makes it even cooler – "like or not".

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2 years ago

‘Black update for Nokia Lumia 625 brings double-tap to wake feature

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The Lumia 625 is an odd duckling amongst the Nokia range of Windows Phones. It’s not on many major carriers, and doesn’t garner a lot of attention, but it’s a darn cool phone. Coming in with a 4.7” display, the Lumia 625 is a budget phone with a big screen. It later inspired the massive Lumia 1320 too (review this week), with its rounded edges and wallet-friendly price.

One downside of lower cost phones is of course, less features. For example, the Nokia exclusive 'double-tap to wake' is found on most devices except the lower cost ones. The Lumia 520 has it, but only for AT&T. The Lumia 525 has it out of the box. The Lumia 625 doesn’t have it either. Until now.

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2 years ago

Strapping the Lumia 1020 to a helicopter will get you some great photographs

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Higher-end Nokia Lumia devices have some really good camera hardware. The images produced from phones like the Lumia 920, Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520 can be incredible for smartphones. Which is why we’ve seen images so good they appeared in the National Geographic. Speaking of the Nokia and National Geographic partnership, remember the contest they were running? Here’s a look at some killer work from one of the entrants and his Lumia 1020.

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2 years ago

Phonly adds option to download full articles in latest update

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If you like Feedly, there’s a great third-party app for Windows Phone called Phonly. It has just received an update today. One notable new feature in version 1.2.4.0 is the option that lets you download full articles without opening Internet Explorer or mobilizer. This could be great if you read a lot of feeds that only provide excerpts in RSS readers.

There’s more. Head past the break for the change log.

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