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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 526 comes to China Mobile; now available from online retailer

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Nokia has seen its Lumia 525 take off with great success around the world as a quality handset at a budget-friendly price. With that in mind, Chinese carrier China Mobile has decided to offer a TD-SCDMA variant of the phone, dubbed the Lumia 526, which is available now from online retailer JD.com. They have the new Lumia 526 for ¥899.00 ($149.00), available in black, white, yellow and orange.

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2 years ago

Samsung shows off its new ATIV Book 9 at #CESlive; the laptop with an incredible battery

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2 years ago

Toshiba’s 5-in-1 Concept PC is a look into the wild future of computers

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CES is a great place to see tech that is coming out in the next year or so. It’s also a great place to see some concepts for where consumer technology will be in three, five, ten years or even further! Toshiba has a concept computer that they’re calling a “5-in-1”. That’s right, this shape-shifting concept PC combines five designs into one device. Here it is.

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2 years ago

Curioser and curioser? Grab the Discovery News app for Windows 8!

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2 years ago

Bleenka releases official Windows Phone app to help you find love

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In an age where technology reigns supreme, online dating has skyrocketed in usage. No longer are people meeting face to face out and about, but rather at home in their comforts, while browsing around and communicating with people they've yet to meet. Looking at published photos, reading through populated profile fields, people are using these websites to find their ideal partner.

One such service, Bleenka (www.bleenka.com, a popular dating website in Italy), has released an official Windows Phone app to help you find love on your Windows Phone when out and about.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia ICON case spotted at CES, Verizon readying test page

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Here at CES we didn’t expect any big Windows Phone news. So far that prediction is holding true. No new devices, no new software, and not much to report on the Windows Phone front. However, among the thousands of cases on display at CES, one caught our eye. A case from Incipio for the Nokia Lumia 929 was on display (see all Lumia Icon Cases).

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2 years ago

1Shot for Windows Phone 8 updated, address a few performance issues

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1Shot is a Windows Phone 8 photography app designed to let you capture images at the highest resolution possible and saves them as a single viewable file in your camera roll.

1Shot was updated a few days ago to address a few performance issues but it prompted us to take notice of additional features that had arrived through previous updates.  From user interface re-designs to adding a few new settings, 1Shot has progressed rather nicely.

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2 years ago

Three Xbox games from Digital Chocolate, Electronic Arts pulled from the Windows Phone Store

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It’s never good news when a downloadable game gets delisted, regardless of platform. But a delisting is especially unfortunate for Windows Phone users, because delisted Windows Phone games can’t be redownloaded even by users who have purchased them. Nor can we back games up and restore them later. Just one of many issues we’ve lamented in the past that Microsoft still needs to fix.

Unfortunately, another couple of Xbox Windows Phone games disappeared from the Store at the start of the year: Tower Bloxx: New York and 3D Brick Breaker Revolution from publisher Digital Chocolate. Neither game was anything special – especially not 3D Brick Breaker. But again, you have to feel for people like yours truly who paid money for those titles and can now lose access to them forever.

In addition to those two vanished games, EA’s Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 has also dropped from the Store. Read on to learn about all three titles and what factors might have led to their disappearance.

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2 years ago

Nokia Normandy's Android UI leaked in published renders

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2 years ago

WNM Live updated with a new name and ad banners removed

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WNM Live is a Windows Phone app that will connect you with other Windows Phone users in your area.  The social networking app was recently updated to version 1.29, which most notably changes the app’s name.  WNM Live is now Nearby.

Along with the name change, the user interface has been enhanced and the ad banners have been removed.  You also have a few bug fixes to help improve overall performance.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone spy game Mossad updated, puts bugs to rest

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On New Year’s Day, we wrote about a recent App Campus game released for Windows Phone 8: Mossad, from Israel-based indie developer GreenShpits. Mossad marries location-based gaming with searching for virtual items in the real world via augmented reality, something you don’t see all that much on Windows Phone.

While Mossad’s unique gameplay made the game noteworthy, a few major bugs tempered my enthusiasm for it. The developer took notice of our report, and quickly released a patch that addresses most of my concerns. Head past the break for post-update hands-on video and impressions!

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2 years ago

British Gas working on official app for Windows Phone

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UK energy supplier, British Gas, has confirmed in a response to a customer that Windows Phone support is in the works. The company has acknowledged the demand for a Windows Phone app with more and more requests coming through from customers. This has led to the development of said solution to join both iOS and Android.

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2 years ago

Spy Hunter, find out who's sneaking a peek at your Windows Phone

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Spy Hunter is a security app for Windows Phone 8 that will help you catch those who like to spy on your phone while you are not around.

Once the trap is set, Spy Hunter snap a series of photos of the culprit, sounds an alarm and will record audio when your Windows Phone is unlocked.  You also have the options to automatically save your photos to SkyDrive and receive notifications when Spy Hunter is triggered.

Spy Hunter has a friendly user interface and not a bad option to consider if you need to find out who keeps messing with your Windows Phone.  However, it is not exactly fool proof.

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2 years ago

Rail Rush receives Undersea update, offering a new experience to speed through

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2 years ago

CES Day 1 round-up: LG, Nvidia, QNX, and more

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One of the fun things about CES is that we get to bring a good portion of the Mobile Nations team together. Being that we're out around the world, it's rare to have two of us in the same room, let alone 20. So we take that as an opportunity to do fun things, like in-person podcasts. Our first podcast came by way of Phil, Alex, Richard, and Andrew of Android Central. You can expect that at the close of each day we'll have another site's podcast up and running, giving WPCentral, iMore, and Smartwatch Fans a chance to jump onto the big fancy stage. Watch the podcast, and then let's get to the news.

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