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2 years ago

Lumia 630, 635 and 930 announced in São Paulo with Lumia 630 arriving with Digital TV

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It is half way through the month of May and Nokia’s latest (and technically last) Lumias are starting to see the light of day. This morning, the Lumia 630, 635 and 930 were all announced as heading to Brazil, at various dates with some pricing info, as well. Perhaps more interestingly, the Lumia 630 will evidently come with Mobile DTV (Digital TV). For those who aren’t aware, DTV is a standard for delivering free over-the-air Mobile Digital TV signals, which is pretty great.

Let’s see what’s coming and when.

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2 years ago

FCC votes to limit AT&T, Verizon involvement in mid-2015 spectrum auction

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Even with threats from AT&T and Verizon, the FCC has gone forward and voted in favor of previously-proposed restrictions on the 2015 spectrum auction that will offer up valuable low-band airwaves to wireless carriers. The restrictions put in place will reserve portions of the spectrum going up for auction for carriers that don't already have large chunks of low-band spectrum, largely cutting out AT&T and Verizon from participating in many markets.

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2 years ago

Kinect cleared by the FDA to treat stroke patients

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Kinect cleared by the FDA to treat stroke patients

The second-generation of Kinect for Windows is coming this summer, but a select number of developers have early access. Those developers are working on cool experiences that will come with Kinect for Windows. We've seen Kinect used to treat patients in a variety of ways. One company, Jintronix, has just been granted FDA approval for their unique approach with Kinect.

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2 years ago

The social cricket app, CricHQ arrives on Windows Phone

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CricHQ (CricHQ.com) is a cricket technology company with headquarters in Wellington, New Zealand and has former Kiwi captain Stephen Fleming on its board.

With a mission of redefining how cricket is administered, shared, analyzed, and followed, the app allows you to ‘follow’ your favorite players to receive notifications and broadcasts whenever they play cricket or share social updates.

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2 years ago

ZTE Nubia W5 alleged to be the first Windows Phone with a Snapdragon 801 processor

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Windows Phones have been powered by a variety of processors since the Samsung Omnia 7 was released back in 2010, but ZTE could be the first manufacturer to pump out a device with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip. According to an unfamiliar source, ITHome, a new phone from the manufacturer will be named the 'Nubia W5' and is set to be a super high-end Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Disney's Maleficent Free Fall casts a match-3 spell on Windows Phone

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Disney has kicked off a new game for their upcoming film starring Angelina Jolie called Maleficent Free Fall. The play is more or less standard match-3 fare, only following the theme of Sleeping Beauty's classic villainess. Players are presented with a grid of colored gems, and must swap adjacent tiles to match up those of the same color so they disappear. Every stage requires players to eliminate a certain number of gems in a limited number of moves. The standard freemium tropes are employed here, including in-app purchases for power-ups and a timer-based energy system.

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2 years ago

Temple Run 2 finally arrives for 512 MB Windows Phones

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2 years ago

New Forums Feature: Embed your best from Twitter and Instagram!

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2 years ago

Microsoft hopes BYOD will help bolster Windows Phone 8.1 in enterprise

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2 years ago

Microsoft brings Insteon home automation to Windows and Windows Phone

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Insteon, the company best known for its home automation and control technology, have today announced enhanced versions of its app will be made available for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone later this summer – June 1st to be exact. Not only will the company be officially supporting Microsoft's platforms, but Insteon products will be sold at Microsoft Stores and on the Microsoft Store website.

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2 years ago

Shazam will tell you more about that annoying FirstLook movie theater pre-show

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2 years ago

Microsoft Research has a Windows Phone 'Urban Air' app to help monitor smog levels in China

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Every once in a while, a Microsoft Research app sneaks past our radar. Today that app is ‘Urban Air’ and it’s quite neat, but only if you’re in China.

China, needless to say, has a bit of a pollution problem that can have some deleterious effects on people’s health. Being able to see those alerts and conditions could be vital on how to plan your day. Luckily, you can now download this nifty little app to get a glance at the pollution level at that moment in various locations e.g. home and work. The app came out last month, but it recently had an update.

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2 years ago

Microsoft's book welcoming Nokia employees is beautiful and full of history

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London-based media company The Church of London was approached by Microsoft in late 2013. They were tasked with crafting a brand book for Nokia and Microsoft employees in celebration of the recent acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services division. The book itself contains archived photography as well as some original illustrations throughout. The end result is a colourful presentation of ideas and values shared by both parties.

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2 years ago

Spectra brings 8-bit racing to Windows 8; Windows Phone and Xbox One versions on the way

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Spectra 8bit Racing is an interesting concept. Not only because the game has just launched on Windows 8 (with both Windows Phone and Xbox support coming), but because it packs in awesome music, retro gameplay and graphics with procedural generation. If you're a fan of Song Arc, we highly recommend you read on and check out Spectra.

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Amzer TPU Hybrid Case for Nokia Lumia 920

For today only, purchase the Amzer TPU Hybrid Case for Nokia Lumia 920 and save 75% off the list price!

Made of highly durable material that feels great when gripped, this sleek looking case features anti-slip properties that give your Nokia Lumia 920 more grip on all types of surfaces. Plus, this case has a special anti-dust coating and cut-outs for all of your device's features!

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