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2 years ago

Deal alert: Nokia Lumia 1020 (AT&T) for $49 at Amazon

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2 years ago

Nokia gets in the sustainability game, talks up dancing to charge your Lumia

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In 2014, there are a lot of cool things. One of those, is not batteries. In fact, they’re downright ancient by comparison to the explosion of mobile tech. To put it another way, there really hasn’t been any new tech in batteries in years, although Qi 1.2 with its resonance charging is a nice step forward.

Nokia has posted a video today, slightly humorous, highlighting the issue. Shot entirely on a Lumia 1020, the video demonstrates how Nokia is working on various technologies to help charge your phone when you’re not near an outlet. The main one featured is a system using kinetic energy that transfers into electricity to charge a battery. It’s a neat idea, but as noted at the end, it still takes some time to charge.

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2 years ago

Skype opens up Outlook.com integration to the world with HD video calls

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The Skype team today announced worldwide availability of Skype for Outlook.com. Previously, the feature was only available in select regions as the team trialled Outlook.com functionality, but now we're pleased to report that Outlook.com users will now be able to easily connect with Skype contacts while checking through emails. To make the announcement that much sweeter, the Skype team has also included HD video calls.

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2 years ago

Windows 8.1 Update 1 hits RTM ahead of April release

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Microsoft has finalised the development stage of the first major update for Windows 8.1. According to a report over on the The Verge, Redmond has recently completed and signed off on a final version of Update 1, releasing the upgrade to manufacturing partners (RTM - release to manufacturing). What this means is Microsoft has begun sharing Windows 8. Update 8.1 with PC vendors ahead of next month's expected release after the company's Build conference.

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2 years ago

Space Squids, a retro space battle for Windows Phone 8

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If you are a fan of the retro look, you may want to check out the Windows Phone 8 game Space Squids. It is an endless, side scrolling space combat game with minimal controls and equally minimal graphics (which isn’t a bad thing) that is reminiscent of videos games of old.

Space Squids calls upon you to pilot your space craft, battling wave upon wave of enemy ships and bosses. While the game approaches things in a simplistic manner, Space Squids is a fun game to pass the time with and nifty addition to the Windows Phone gaming library.

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2 years ago

Asus Vivo Tab Smart, Microsoft Office 365 and Nokia Lumia 625 in O2 business deal

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The Nokia Lumia 625  is the most affordable Windows Phone with 4G LTE capabilities, although the Lumia 1320 is priced competitively. Here in the UK, should you be a part of a business and be actively seeking a new deal for smartphones, O2 has a sweet deal which includes the Lumia 625 from Nokia and the Asus Vivo Tab Smart Windows 8 tablet.  

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2 years ago

Germany’s SPORT1.fm brings sport radio to Windows Phone and Windows 8

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Hallo Deutschland! Here’s an app you’re probably going to love if you’re a sports fan. Sport1.fm is now officially in the Windows Phone Store and in the Windows Store. That’s right, you can now officially listen to sports radio from Sport1.fm on your Windows-based smartphone, tablet, and PC. The app is a perfect way to stay up current with Premier League, DKB Handball Bundesliga, Beko Basketball Bundeslia and other sports.

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2 years ago

Messaging app Line updated with sticker shop, improved call quality and more

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2 years ago

2Flicka and Simple Calendar pick up new features in latest updates

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2 years ago

Facebook app for Windows Phone picks up minor update to fix date crashing bug

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2 years ago

Let the world know where you are with InstaPlace Pro for Windows Phone

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We like it when popular iOS or Android apps make it to Windows Phone. Today we’re getting InstaPlace Pro joining the Windows Phone Store. It’s a location based photo app that helps you create images that share your location. We’ve seen similar apps on Windows Phone already. Apps like Ciel and InstaWeather do something similar. In fact, InstaPlace comes to us from the same InstaWeather developer. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone hardware buttons, where do you stand?

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Microsoft made it official a few weeks ago during the 2014 Mobile World Congress and relaxed the hardware requirements for future Windows Phones; namely removing the mandate for the three front facing buttons and camera button (the front buttons will be virtual, instead).

This will make some manufacturers happy in that they could use existing designs to run the Windows Phone OS without the need for re-design. Instead of hardware buttons, we could be relegated to on-screen buttons from some Windows Phone makers. While Samsung and HTC may be happy with this announcement, will consumers be happy with on-screen buttons and no camera button?

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2 years ago

Everybody loves a great app deal; get yours from our forums

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As the title states, everyone loves a great deal, especially when it comes to apps for smartphones. There are a number of deals we have covered on our main publication, but there are offers that pass our watchful eyes but are caught on our forums. If you're looking to add to your app arsenal, be sure to check our community for some irresistible app deals.

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2 years ago

Want to turn off the screenshot sound in Windows Phone? There's a setting for that

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You've seen something awesome on your Windows Phone (perhaps a sunny day in England reported by a weather app) and you wish to share this screen with the world. Taking screenshots is super easy and fast (hold power and tap the Start key).

The only issue with taking screenshots on any Windows Phone, especially when wearing earphones and listening to music, is the camera shutter sound when an image has been saved. Luckily, there's an easy way to disable this audible alert.

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2 years ago

Tony Bates and Tami Reller reportedly leaving Microsoft (Confirmed)

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Two senior leaders at Microsoft are expected to announce their departure from the company this Tuesday. Numerous sources tell Re/code that Tony Bates and Tami Reller will leave in a few days. Bates currently serves as EVP of Business Developer and Evangelism and was in the running for Microsoft’s CEO position at one point. Reller serves as EVP of Marketing and had her position diluted as her duties were somewhat split with Mark Penn, who serves as EVP of Advertising and Strategy.

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