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2 years ago

Microsoft continues its fight for all Xbox One domain names

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2 years ago

Vodafone looks into the secrets that make Nokia Windows Phones almost indestructable

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It's common knowledge that Nokia mobile phones are built to last the ages. The brand is known for sturdy products and even the company's Lumia family of Windows Phones have not failed. We've covered numerous stories and reports of Nokia Windows Phones surviving rather severe experiences, but this isn't always the case. How does Nokia test and manufacture modern smartphones that are built to last?

Vodafone also wanted to find out and decided to go straight to Stefan Pannenbecker, head of product design at Nokia. Since Vodafone will be joining other UK mobile operators in stocking the Lumia 925 (check out our review), Pannenbecker lightly focused more on the techniques utilised in the construction of the Nokia Windows Phone, but covered all their mobile phones in general.

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2 years ago

Digitally Imported for Windows Phone beta opens up, gives you three months of DI.FM Premium

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We’ve been getting a solid stream of official apps the past half year. And those few apps that haven’t made the jump yet usually see solid alternatives within the development community of Windows Phone. But it is still important for the platform for official apps to keep joining. We’ve told you that Digitally Imported was working on a Windows Phone app. So you should go sign up for the beta.

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2 years ago

TeamViewer for Windows Phone updated with modifier key support, Windows 8 gesture control and more

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2 years ago

VimpelCom joins other major Russian mobile operators ditching Apple and the iPhone

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It has been reported that the top three major Russian mobile operators have ceased selling the iPhone. VimpelCom has closed its partnership with Apple, following MTS and MegaFon. We previously looked at MTS preferring Windows Phone over the iPhone, feeling more comfortable with Microsoft's mobile platform, but this is an issue for Apple on a larger scale. 

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2 years ago

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925 Unboxing; We have Data Sense

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2 years ago

Phone Wars: In the fight for the cloud, who wins? - Talk Mobile

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You have the ultimate device with the ultimate software. There's just one thing missing: something to which you'll connect once you get to that great wide information superhighway. We need services.

On a base level, a service is pretty much anything that feeds content to an application. That can be as simple as a Google log-in on a third party site, or as complex as a continuous client that's kept in sync across multiple devices in real time.

Where hardware makes things go and software makes things happen, by and large today the services are becoming the 'things' that need to go and happen. Services pipe our data to and from a server somewhere, something we're calling the cloud, as if bytes are raining down in a digital rain shower.

But does it have to be this way? Are these fancy smartphones and tablets really just portals to content that's being fetched from a server farm? Are there core services that every platform needs to support? And is there a place in our lives for the old USB sync cable?

2 years ago

Nokia's Chris Weber teases how the Lumia 1020 is ready to roll off the production lines

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In case you somehow missed the above photo being tweeted out by Chris Weber, Executive Vice President of global sales and marketing at Nokia, here it is again. I mean, we even tweeted it on our account here - do you even follow Windows Phone Central on Twitter (if not, now's your chance)?

What we're looking at is the Lumia 1020 once again in all its glory. Weber simply teases that the new flagship Windows Phone is ready to roll out the production line.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 925 now available at T-Mobile; we're picking one up

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The Nokia Lumia 925 has been a rather elusive Windows Phone in the US. Already available here in the UK and in Europe, consumers in the states have had to wait until T-Mobile and supporting retailers eventually launch the product and stock the flagship in local stores. Today's the day and T-Mobile has now published a product page for the Lumia 925 - it's available for order.

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2 years ago

Rumor: AT&T getting a red Nokia Lumia 1020?

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Rumor: AT&T getting a red Nokia Lumia 1020?

It’s still early in the morning so we don’t know if the leakster site @evleaks is teasing us or actually has a lead on a fourth color variant for the Nokia Lumia 1020, in candy red.

The image shows up on the famous Twitter feed with the caption “A dream or .... ?”. Now for the record, @evleaks has a history of nailing leaks and not a reputation for humor, so we’re inclined to believe there is some truth to it.

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2 years ago

Samsung releases ChatON for all Windows Phones

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ChatON is Samsung's own proprietary mobile messenger service, available in multiple countries (237 stated on the store page) and supports 63 languages. As one could imagine, it's fairly popular. Available on iOS, Android and the web, Samsung has now made ChatON available to all Windows Phone consumers, instead of restricting it to those who own a Samsung smartphone

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2 years ago

History Daily for Windows Phone, keeping track of the past

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History Daily is a Windows Phone app designed a lot like those word-a-day calendars. Instead of offering up a new word, History Daily provides you with a historical event that took place on that particular day. 

History Daily doesn't have many bells and whistles, more of a bare knuckles version of the old History Channel app.  Still, History Daily is well presented and can give you a few historical facts to impress others with or simply expand your knowledge of things.

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2 years ago

Connect to hotspots to chat with friends; Skype WiFi now available for Windows 8

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Hotspots are available across the world and offer an easy way to get connected when you're not at home. Microsoft has released a Skype WiFi app (www.skype.com) for Windows 8, enabling consumers to connect to said hotspots and chat with friends and family over WiFi, instead of racking up expensive roaming charges or fumbling around with direct registration.

Should you find yourself travelling abroad and require to remain in contact with friends and whatnot, this app is definitely a must-have for you. What's also cool is the fact you can also use the Internet access for general web browsing too. The best part is there's no extra step to get started. Simply log in with your Skype account and add some Skype Credit.

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2 years ago

Keep track of your Twitter milestones with TweeCoMinder for Windows Phone 8

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Twitter is one of our favorite social networks. It’s a quick and easy way to send our little broadcasts in 140 characters or less to your followers. If you’re a hardcore Twitter use you probably already have your favorite Twitter application on Windows Phone. Or you’re like us and switch between a handful on a somewhat regular basis. But how do you keep track of your personal Twitter milestones? With TweeCoMinder of course.

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2 years ago

Popular YouTube app myTube gets awesome update for Windows Phone 8

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While Microsoft and Google hash out the details on the official app YouTube app for Windows Phone we’ll keep enjoying the solid third-party alternatives in the Windows Phone Store. Metrotube and myTube top the list of our favorite YouTube apps on Windows Phone. Relative newcomer myTube just picked up a big update that adds some killer features. YouTube videos playing their audio in the background anyone?

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