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2 years ago

Unannounced Nokia Lumia 525 struts its stuff in latest render leak

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The Nokia Lumia 525 has been making headlines lately and now the popular leakster Twitter profile @evleaks has once again joined in the fun by releasing the above render of the device. The image shows the handset in white, yellow and orange. While both pricing and availability are yet to be announced (as well as the Lumia 525 itself), these are positive signs if we're to look back at the run-up to previous hardware announcements. 

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2 years ago

Viber updated for Windows Phone; includes spell checking and new backgrounds

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 525 specification sheet leaked; confirms upgrade to Lumia 520

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2 years ago

Happy Truck for Windows Phone 8, not as joyous as we had hoped

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Happy Truck is a nicely animated Windows Phone 8 game that calls on you to safely deliver produce from the farm to market.  In your way is a bumpy road that would make the largest Monster Truck cringe. You have to navigate across the rigid terrain, keeping your load safe from spilling out of your truck.

Happy Truck has had a bit of success over on iOS and Android but may have a rough road to travel here on the Windows Phone platform.  The game has potential but is held back by a few bugs that makes the game more frustrating than enjoyable.

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2 years ago

Yet more features added to TeamViewer in the latest update

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2 years ago

Winter Sports drops for Windows 8, instantly becomes the best way for you to check your skiing stats

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One of my favorite apps this year has been Winter Ski and Ride for Windows Phone 8 users. It launched in early February and quickly became one of the coolest apps around. It’s an app that tracks various stats when you’re out skiing or snowboarding. You also get snow reports, tracking, and much more. A sister app was released later in the year called Active Fitness – it’s from the team behind Winter, but aimed at general sports and activities. We’ve got the 2013/2014 ski season coming up, which is the perfect time for them to release a Windows 8 version of Winter. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Need a hotspot? iPass Open Mobile for Windows Phone 8 allows business users to connect

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2 years ago

Nokia Beamer now in the Windows Phone Store, but you need Lumia Black to use it

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About two weeks ago we got our first look at Nokia’s new Beamer app. Outside of the new devices they unveiled, it was probably the coolest thing we saw at Nokia World. It’s a really cool app that will allow you to display the content of your Windows Phone onto any screen, check the video after the break to see it in action. Anyways, the app is now available for you to download in the Windows Phone Store.

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2 years ago

New Microsoft ads showcase user scenarios for Windows and Surface

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2 years ago

Xbox One's extra features may be bringing down its gaming quality

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Lately, Call of Duty Ghosts has had their guns pointed at the Xbox One – or at least that is how many people around the web have felt. With news that Microsoft’s Xbox One won’t be running the game at native 1080p, and instead a lower 720p, there is question of how the console will be able to handle gaming in the next 5-10 years (the predicted lifespan of the unit). Eurogamer decided to sit down with the developers of the upcoming Call of Duty and see what their explanation is.

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2 years ago

GPS Voice Navigation is back online and available in the Windows Phone Store

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The past few months have been a bit of a roller coaster ride for the Windows Phone navigation app GPS Voice Navigation.

Last month the app was recognized as the Best International App at the Mobile Excellence Awards. Then the app was pulled from the Windows Phone Store due to a dispute with Nokia Maps. And now, the app has been re-released with a few features missing and a few new ones added to the mix.

While we don't know the particulars of the issues that caused the app being de-listed, it's nice to see the developer being able to work around the restrictions and re-release a rather capable Windows Phone navigation app.

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2 years ago

Step inside the Microsoft Archives and see the past of your favorite company

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2 years ago

New policy for Google Voice means an end to MetroTalk for Windows Phone

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Google just can’t seem to make friends with Windows Phone. The latest crackdown will come in May 2014 when the search giant begins to enforce its terms-of-service for its Google Voice service, barring third-party companies from making apps.

Google Voice, which used to be Grand Central before it was bought, is a one-number-service that allows users to have a single phone number to ring all of their phones—landline or cellular. It also allows users to protect their real number by giving out their Google Voice digits instead as well as send “free” text messages, since the service utilizes data.

Up until recently, third party developers could tap into the service, releasing their own apps. On Android or iOS, the demand for such solutions is quite low due to both platforms having official options for users. However, since Google shuns everything that is Windows Phone, there is no official Google Voice app for Microsoft’s OS. As a result, developers have created solutions, including the top-rated MetroTalk app to fill in the gap.

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2 years ago

Deal alert: Zappos offering free, one-day shipping with their Windows 8 app (US only)

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Zappos launched way back in 1999. The Las Vegas company quickly grew to be the largest online shoe store and was acquired by Amazon in 2009. They’ve got a pretty good app for Windows 8 that allows you to browse their entire collection of footwear, clothing, bags, accessories, home, and more. They’ve also got a new incentive to get you to use their app – free shipping. Details below.

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2 years ago

1Shot Beta for Windows Phone 8, taking control of your high resolution images

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While we have access to the high resolution images captured on the Nokia Lumia 1020, you've got to connect your Windows Phone up to a computer and weed out the high-res files. 1Shot Beta hopes to change all that.

The Windows Phone 8 photography app captures images at the highest resolution and saves them as a viewable file in your camera roll. The end result, direct access to the high resolution images.

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