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2 years ago

Xbox One - "If it were any more real, it would be real"

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2 years ago

Panasonic working with Microsoft to build new handheld devices for enterprise

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Panasonic has today announced at the National Retail Federation 2014 expo that it's currently working with Microsoft to introduce enterprise-class mobile hardware using Windows Embedded 8 Handheld. This collaboration will enable the company to further expand its product portfolio with new handheld devices for businesses, rocking Microsoft's enterprise features.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 receiving the Lumia Black update, India and Italy among first countries

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Last we Nokia shared that the Lumia Black update had begun the process of rolling out to various handsets around the globe. The Nokia Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020 were the first devices to receive it, with other devices getting the update in the coming weeks. A support page was set up where you could check the status of the rollout against your country and carrier. We’re not receiving tips that various unlocked (and locked) Lumia 820’s and 920’s are now getting Lumia Black.

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2 years ago

Quiet Hours, an easy way to give your Windows Phone a little quiet time

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Quick show of hands, how many have turned off their Windows Phone ringer at night or during a meeting only to forget to turn it back on? 

Quiet Hours is a simple Windows Phone 8 app that is designed to give your Windows Phone a little quiet time for those occasions where you do not want to be disturbed.  Once the quiet hours have passed, the app will set your Windows Phone ringer to a preset volume.

Quiet Hours can be a handy app for Windows Phone 8 should you find yourself dialing down the volume often or during regular intervals during the day.

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2 years ago

Download the unofficial Smartwatch Fans app for Windows Phone

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Greetings! Adam here, Editor-in-Chief of Smartwatch Fans - Mobile Nations' newest site. I just wanted to drop by quickly and let you know that there is a brand new (unofficial) Windows Phone app for SmartwatchFans.com — making Windows Phone the first platform to have a SWF app! Our Android app is right around the corner, but you all get the fun of having the first app. 

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2 years ago

Nokia brings advertisements to HERE Maps on some Windows Phones

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Nokia has previously instituted advertising on the web version of here.com, but the service is also available on Microsoft's mobile OS. Nokia is now evidently moving to mobile to provide relevant adverts in search results, presenting users with related companies or points of interest. It's non-intrusive advertising with some decent functionality to offer, but users are are mixed on the idea.

Read on for all of the details.

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2 years ago

BlackBerry CEO confirms BlackBerry Enterprise Server support coming to Windows Phone

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In an exclusive interview with our sister site CrackBerry.com, the new CEO of BlackBerry John Chen confirms that BlackBerry Enterprise Server support is headed to Windows Phone. No ETA for the popular backend service was mentioned, but Windows Phone, like Android and iOS are certainly on their radar.

Considered middleware, BlackBerry Enterprise Service (or just BES), is an industry leading and trend setting messaging service that also support calendar and contact support. Similar in nature to Microsoft’s Exchange, which it also supports, BES has been the backbone of BlackBerry’s success in the past. The company is hoping to reinvigorate their enterprise offerings by refocusing on what made them strong in the first place.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 525 – Unboxing and hands on with the low-cost 1 GB Windows Phone

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Taking a look at Nokia's problem-solving Lumia 525

Last year, Nokia introduced the Lumia 520, a lost-cost solution to those who want a Windows Phone in emerging markets. As it turns out, demand was much higher than anyone anticipated. Nearly a year later and the 520 is one of the best-selling Windows Phones around. It’s a great low-risk way to experience Windows Phone and it opens the door to higher end options. But if the Lumia 520 had one flaw, it was the amount of RAM.

Windows Phone 8 can run easily on 512 MB devices, but some higher end games (and a handful of apps) need some good memory optimization before they can run smoothly. That usually happens, but it can take months after the initial release. Microsoft is confident this will go away as developers target 512 MB devices in the future, but up until now, there hasn’t been a low-cost 1 GB Lumia to get around this problem.

The Lumia 525 fixes that by simply bumping the RAM to 1 GB. So, can lightning strike twice for Nokia? Watch my unboxing and first impressions of Nokia's device to find out.

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2 years ago

Another photo of Nokia's 'Normandy' leaked, showing the Android OS

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Nokia and Android have both been in the news recently. Earlier today we covered a leaked photo of the Nokia Normandy, the affordable Android smartphone reported to be in development, but another shot has been published on Chinese micro-blogging website Weibo. This time we're able to see the OS on-screen and the device itself looks similar to previous renders and leaks.

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2 years ago

Microsoft's latest video highlights Xbox One accolades

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2 years ago

Official St John Wales app brings first aid and more to the Windows Phone Store

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2 years ago

Nokia retires Place Tag postcard app, looks to incorporate tech into Nokia Camera

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Remember Place Tag beta? We barely do but at the time, it was a unique photo capturing experience in testing from Nokia. The app would let you take a picture and then create a virtual postcard by using location data and a template for text. Afterwards, you could share the creation with others. Place Tag was previewed in Barcelona earlier in 2013 at Mobile World Congress and then released in March.

This morning, Nokia has sent out emails announcing that the app and program have come to end. While that’s a bit of a shame, it’s more interesting to see what they’ve learned from the project.

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2 years ago

German court shuts down one of Nokia's patent suits against HTC

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2 years ago

Fhotolens, a fish-eyed perspective for your Windows Phone Camera

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We first mentioned Fhotolens some time ago when the Windows Phone 8 photography app was in the beta stages.  Fhotolens has now made it through the beta testing and is available in the Windows Phone Store.

Fhotolens is a camera app from the developers of Fhotoroom that creates a virtual 10-24mm lens field of view to give your images a wide angled look to things.  The app also has a High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode along with front camera support and a nice collection of scene settings.

The app still needs a little fine-tuning but overall, if you are looking for a fish-eyed lens approach to things Fhotolens is worth a try.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1320 starts selling in Malaysia on January 17th

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We have recently unboxed the Nokia Lumia 1320, the budget-friendly version of the Nokia Lumia 1520. The device is still not widely available, but you can grab one on eBay if you can’t wait any longer. Nokia Malaysia has also just announced their pricing and availability for the Lumia 1320. It will start selling there on January 17th for 1199 MYR (approximately $369 USD).

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