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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Mobi Products Snap-On Case for Nokia Lumia 1020

For today only, purchase the Mobi Products Snap-On Case for Nokia Lumia 1020 and save 70% off the list price!

Made from a durable polycarbonate, these Lumia 1020 hard cases are strong enough to withstand impacts and thin enough to keep in your pocket. The back features a soft coating that's comfortable to hold, easy to manage and helps prevent unwanted drops. Colors include black, blue, red and purple.

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2 years ago

How do these guys do this? A mobile hotspot for $20 with free high-speed Wi-Fi [Sponsored]

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The FreedomPop Photo mobile hotspot

At first, dedicated mobile hotspots may not seem like something most smartphone owners have a particular need to invest in. After all, so many businesses offer Wi-Fi and your phone can act as a hotspot in a pinch. However, there's still a compelling case to be made for a dedicated hotspot device and plan, especially when data for them can be ridiculously cheap or free with the right provider. In most cases you need to save your phone's battery for the rest of your day, not to mention spare your mobile monthly data bucket. Whether you need to keep a high speed online connection on your laptop, tablet, smartphone, or all of the above, there's certainly a time and a place for a mobile hotspot, and we may have found the best deal yet.

2 years ago

Win a Surface Pro 3 from Windows Phone Central!!

Win a Surface Pro 3 from Windows Phone Central!!

Leave up to THREE comments on this article for THREE chances to win a Core i5 Surface Pro 3!

It was just over one week ago that Microsoft pulled the covers off of the Surface Pro 3, a device I use every day now (don’t worry, our full review is due soon, we like to spend time with it first). We know many of you want this super awesome, but admittedly pricey, high-tech gizmo, so we’re giving you three chances to WIN ONE.

To enter the contest, all you need to do is login to Windows Phone Central and leave a comment for your chance to win. And since this is the third Surface Pro, we're going to spice things up and give you up to THREE chances to win. After you leave your first comment, you can leave a second and a third to earn your additional chances (you can leave even more comments if you like, but only your first three will count for contest entry purposes). Please make comments UNIQUE from each other, otherwise you will trigger our spam filter!

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2 years ago

Microsoft UK highlights the affordable Nokia Lumia 630 in new ad

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2 years ago

Skyline brings a minimalist look to your weather and is worth checking out

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We were tipped on a relatively new Windows Phone 8 weather app the other day and while we have plenty of weather app options, this one ain't too shabby. Skyline has a minimalist appearance that delivers the basic weather information along with an interesting map feature.

Yes. It is another Windows Phone weather app but Skyline has enough appeal and gusto to stand out from the pack.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone 8.1 Store now reveals your phone make and model in reviews

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Here’s one feature we knew was coming for Windows Phone 8.1, but wasn’t quite ready a few weeks ago: device enumeration in reviews.

Yup, numerous reports have come in confirming that under app and game reviews, individual posts will not only show the user’s name (if registered) but their exact Windows Phone make and model used for the review. That’s important for context when reading a analysis by someone. For instance, if customer rates a game’s performance as “excellent with smooth graphics” it makes a difference if they’re on a Lumia 520 versus a Lumia 1520. Not only that, if an app developer sees negative reviews only from HTC 8X users, they may very well conclude there is something going on with their app that needs fixing.

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2 years ago

Tapatalk picks up major update for Windows Phone, gains full mod support, new UI and more!

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Tapatalk is one of the best services out there to access forums on your smartphone or tablet. Not many forums are mobile-optimized nor do they have a dedicated app, which is where Tapatalk comes in. With Tapatalk you can access all your favorite forums on your Windows Phone handset or Windows 8 device. The Windows Phone version of Tapatalk has just picked up a substantial update to version 2.0. Let’s check out what’s new and improved with Tapatalk.  

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2 years ago

IDC predicts Windows Phone will grow market share to 6.4 percent by 2018

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2 years ago

T-Mobile holding Uncarrier 5.0 event in LA

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T-Mobile holding Uncarrier 5.0 event in LA

T-Mobile has setup another Uncarrier event for June 18 in Los Angeles. This will be their fifth such event, hence the name Uncarrier 5.0. Previously on the John Legere show, we've seen T-Mobile offer to pay your ETF from AT&T, Sprint or Verizon, Introduce their Jump! program, give everyone free international roaming and offer free LTE data for your tablet. It seems to be working for them, as they have seen actual subscriber growth and increased their revenue by almost 28-percent.

We've no idea what to expect in LA next month, but we hope Shakira is involved somehow.

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2 years ago

Vector 42: The new Microsoft

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Vector 42: The new Microsoft

Vector is a news and analysis show focusing on the biggest stories, hottest trends, and most important issues in technology, past, present, and future. On this week's show, Daniel Rubino, editor-in-chief of Windows Phone Central, joins Rene to talk about the evolution of Windows Phone, the Surface 3, Steve Ballmer and Satya Nadella, Office for iPad, the Nokia acquisition, and the road ahead.

Support Vector: Go to squarespace.com/vector and use offer code VECTOR to save 10% on your new website! And visit igloosoftware.com/vector to learn about the Intranet you'll actually love to use!

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2 years ago

Beats Music apps for Android and Windows Phone to live on

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2 years ago

Apple acquires Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $3 billion

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2 years ago

Is Windows Phone finally ready for enterprise?

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Is Windows Phone finally ready for enterprise?

Years ago, Windows Mobile had many built-in methods that an IT administrator could use to restrict the device when used in a corporate setting. This was a good thing. Then Windows Phone was introduced and almost all of those administrator features were removed. Microsoft stated that Windows Phone would be a consumer device, and not meant for the enterprise. As time passed, it seems that Microsoft realized that they really did need to address the enterprise as the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement took off. However up until now, the few restrictions that were added have not satisfied IT administrators.

Recently Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8.1 that provides some Mobile Device Management (MDM) improvements over Windows Phone 8.0. These features are part of what is called the 'enterprise pack'. Windows Phone 8.1 will likely be pushed out near the end of June, but we already know what will be included. Lets take a look at whether Windows Phone is now more acceptable as an enterprise device.

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2 years ago

Wireless charging car holder updated to support the Lumia 1520

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2 years ago

App Annie buys Distimo in mobile app analysis consolidation deal

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App Annie runs a fantastic iOS, Android, and Windows Phone app analytics system, and they've just acquired another major company in that sphere, Distimo. The acquisition puts App Annie at over 240 employees, and comes hot on the heels of a recent $17 million round of investment from IDG and other partners. The specific terms of the deal were undisclosed. Distimo's Netherlands office will join other international HQs in Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, New York, Seoul, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

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