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2 years ago

Unofficial Feedly client, Pheeb gets a tune up and right-to-left support in new v1.1

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2 years ago

App update roundup: Nokia Camera Beta gets Amber support, Readit and Evernote receive new features

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2 years ago

17 tips to extend battery life on Windows Phone 8

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We love our smartphones, but one issue that might come up is battery life. If you’re a heavy user, you want to find ways to be able to use the phone as long as you can before needing to recharge. We have included 17 tips to extend your Windows Phone 8 battery life, but many of these tips involve turning off services and features. You decide which services you’re willing to let go to save juice. You don’t need to follow all of them, but following some will help extend the battery life on your Windows Phone 8 device.

Head past the break to read our tips with screenshots and video.

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2 years ago

Nokia releases Adobe Lightroom color profiles for Lumia 1520, 1020 raw photography

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Nokia has released DNG colour profiles for Adobe Lightroom to make your photography workload easier to handle. Whether you're simply an enthusiast or a professional photographer and own a Lumia 1520 or Lumia 1020, there's a good chance you're shooting in raw DNG format (with the Lumia Black update, of course).

While this format provides you the means to edit photos after capturing them without compression (including a default colour profile), Nokia has treated us with profiles for specific light sources to save some time and effort.

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2 years ago

Chalkboard, a creative slate for Windows Phone 8

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Chalkboard, a creative slate for Windows Phone 8

Chalkboard for Windows Phone is just what you would think, a chalkboard app.  It is a blank slate well suited for doodling, a game of tic-tac-toe or jotting down math problems. You would use the chalkboard app just as you would a regular chalkboard, just with less dust.

Chalkboard has eight chalk colors, three backgrounds, and the ability to zoom in/out for the more detailed drawings.  You can also load up to six images to doodle on as well.  Chalkboard comes across as an appealing Windows Phone 8 app for the times you feel the need for a little doodle time or need an easy way to play a friendly game of tic-tac-toe with your friends.

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2 years ago

Zoho debuts on Windows Phone with the official Zoho Books app

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Zoho.com is a popular online suite of business, productivity, and collaboration applications. With over 25 online applications, Zoho Corp has several companion mobile apps for these services on iOS and Android.  You can now add the Windows Phone platform to the companies app lineup.

Zoho Corp has launched its maiden app for Windows Phone as well. The debut one is for Zoho Books, a service that allows you to record, monitor, and manage your expenses. The $24-a-month service is a popular accounting service used by freelancers and small business owners around the world.

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2 years ago

Chennai Auto app helps you take a smooth auto-rickshaw ride in the city

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If you’ve lived in or traveled to India, you know that auto-rickshaws in most cities are known for quoting way over the regulated rates, and fleecing passengers. Also, while in a general public commute they're a safe bet, many people worry when traveling late in nights or to deserted places.

Chennai Auto is a great app for your Windows Phone 8 device if you commute using the auto-rickshaws in this metropolitan city. While there are several fare calculator apps for different cities on the Windows Phone Store, Chennai Auto trumps most that I’ve found in functionality and execution.

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2 years ago

The Samsung SM-W750V could be an upcoming high-end Windows Phone with a 1080p display

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Depending on who you ask, Nokia has been dominating Windows Phone and controls over 90% of the market. Data from sources like AdDuplex paint a picture where Nokia controls 92.1% of the market, while HTC and Samsung bring up the rear with 5.2% and 1.6% respectively. Yes, Samsung barely has 2% of the market, but that’s not going to stop them from supposedly making a Windows Phone with a 1080p display. Details below.

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2 years ago

Skype wants to give you and a friend a Toshiba Encore Windows 8 tablet - here is how to enter (Eligible Worldwide)

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If you want a chance to score one of Toshiba’s Encore tablets than you must act fast. A contest is being held on Twitter known as “Get a Smile, Share a Smile”, and if you want to take part in the action then check out the contest instructions below. Be sure to do so now, as the contest closes at midnight PST tomorrow!

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2 years ago

Check This Out: Hangman Pro for Windows 8 - bring a classic game to your device

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The word game of Hangman is one that had arisen during Victorian Times and is still played to this very day. A simple, yet addicting, game that started with paper and pencil has made it to Windows 8 in a well-designed application by Random Salad Games – Hangman Pro. Despite the add-on of the word “Pro” to the end of the game’s title, there is in fact no light version or paid version of the game; the game is free to all who wish to play, so check it out after the break.

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2 years ago

Microsoft partners with GW Micro to help the visually impaired when using Office

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If you or someone you know has poor vision and has been struggling to use Microsoft’s suite of Office software, than you will be happy to hear of the company’s partnership with GW Micro. A technology vendor that provides “high quality solutions for [the] blind and visually impaired”, GW Micro, has created a Windows Office 2010 or 2013 addon available to those who might need a bit of help perceiving what is on-screen.

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2 years ago

Firmware updates available for original Surface Pro - fixes Touch and Type Cover issues

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2 years ago

Skype for Windows 8 receives an update - bug fixes in tow

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When it comes down to your Windows 8 device, Skype provides the most integrated solution for video, audio, and text messaging. The application itself isn’t yet perfect, and I constantly find myself having to jump into Google+ Hangouts to get multi-person conference calls done correctly, but that doesn’t mean the company isn’t working every day to make it better than the last. Recently an update has been pushed for Skype on Windows 8 – let’s take a look and see what has changed.

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2 years ago

Hands-on with Sony’s VAIO Flip 11 PC hybrid

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Hands-on with Sony’s VAIO Flip 11 PC hybrid

Sony makes some killer hardware, which is why we’d love to see them making a Windows Phone. The new Sony Xperia devices running Android are pretty incredible. They’re waterproof and can event take images underwater, which would take your Instagram game to a whole new level. While we’re dream of a Sony Windows Phone, we at least have tablets, ultrabooks, and all-in-ones running Windows 8 from them. We’ve seen Sony’s VAIO Flip line before, but there’s a new 11-inch variant in the mix. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

GetOutCast, a Windows Phone weather app for photographic potential

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GetOutCast is a relatively new weather app for Windows Phone 8 that focuses on how the weather will impact your photography.  GetOutCast rates the photographic potential for the date and offer up a brief weather forecast.  The first release of GetOutCast focuses on sunrise and sunset predictions with future updates delivering landscape, astrological, lunar, and other photographic subjects.  

GetOutCast is an interesting concept and that could come in handy when planning a photographic outing.

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