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2 years ago

Microsoft Research doesn't want you to plug your phone in for a week

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Microsoft Research is looking into white space frequencies, that we already know from an exploration venture kicked off by UK telecommunication regulator Ofcom. So what exactly are white spaces? Just in case you're confused thus far, they're essentially parts of the frequency band that aren't actively being used by digital TV or wireless systems. Making use of airwaves that are currently unused would open up new possibilities for a number of applications, which participating organisations are collaborating to work towards perfecting.

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2 years ago

App Update Roundup: Asphalt 8 and Nokia Storyteller receive bug fixes, while AppQuiz gets more levels

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We're half way through the week and while there are still numerous stories to break before the week ends, not to mention our own Windows 8 app and more, we've got an app update roundup for you all. Today we'll be covering Asphalt 8: Airborne from Gameloft, Nokia's Storyteller and AppQuiz. Head on past the break to see what's new.

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2 years ago

How useful are your Windows Phone Live Tiles?

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How useful are your Windows Phone Live Tiles?

One of the key features of the Windows Phone platform are Live Tiles, which provide a snapshot of information on your Start Screen. We have Live Tiles that will deliver weather information, appointments, TV shows, and even gaming progress.

But how often do you rely on the Live Tile information, or do you overlook it and just use the Tile to jump into the app or game?  Personally, I like how I can glance at the weather and appointment Tiles to see what the current temperature is or how long I have until the next meeting.  Other than that, I generally use the Live Tiles as a shortcut to the many apps I have pinned to my Start Screen.

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2 years ago

Microsoft launches Bing Rewards on iOS and Android; coming soon to Windows Phone

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Microsoft has a Bing Rewards program set up to enable you to earn credits by simply using services available. By earning said credits and redeeming them for rewards, you can pocket awesome items like gift cards for Amazon, Xbox, Skype and more, or even donate your hard-earned credits to schools or charities.

Previously, Bing Rewards was only possible through web browsers on a laptop or PC, but Microsoft has today announced that the program will hit Android and iOS today and soon Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Check this out, Pastry Push launches on Windows Phone 8

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ReFocus Labs has announced the availability of the Windows Phone 8 game Pastry Push.  The game launches simultaneously with a Blackberry 10 version with iOS and Android versions due in February.

Pastry Push is a 3D physics based game where you are charged with feeding Moko, a monster with a vicious sweet tooth.  You swipe and slide pastries through a maze of hurdles, trying to feed Moko in the shortest number of moves possible.

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2 years ago

Deal alert: Dell Venue 8 Pro 32GB for $200, 64GB for $250 at Micro Center stores

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While we just placed an order for the Lenovo ThinkPad 8, there’s another 8-inch Windows tablet that has been very popular. It’s the Dell Venue 8 Pro. There’s a really good deal on it right now. You can grab the 32 GB version for $199.99 and the 64 GB version for $249.99. What’s the catch? You have to live near a Micro Center store in the U.S. because the deal is only available in-store.

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2 years ago

Fhotolens for Windows Phone updated, adds HDR exposure controls

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We have covered Fhotolens from the earliest beta versions and for those not familiar with the Windows Phone photography app, it provides your camera a virtual 10-24mm lens and HDR capture capabilities.

The app has been updated several times since its public release and today Fhotolens gets bumped to version 1.5 that mainly deals with the HDR (High Dynamic Range) feature.

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2 years ago

You can now order the most powerful Windows 8-inch tablet, the Lenovo ThinkPad 8

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Earlier this month, Lenovo announced the ThinkPad 8, a new 8-inch Windows 8 tablet. We managed to get some hands-on time with the product at CES 2014, but now we're pleased to relay news that the tablet is available for purchase direct from Lenovo. How much will you be required to part with to pick the ThinkPad 8 up? Pricing starts from $429.

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2 years ago

AT&T offerings wireless customers $100 to stick around

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While we have seen wireless carriers offering incentives for customers to make the switch to their service, AT&T has announced incentives for customers to stick around.

Beginning today, all new and existing AT&T customers will receive a $100 credit to their wireless bill when they purchase a new smartphone, tablet, feature phone, mobile hotspot or wireless home phone.  This would include the Nokia Lumia 1520, Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020.

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2 years ago

VLC for Windows 8 to be submitted to the store this week

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The wait has certainly been an enduring one, but we're almost there folks. The VLC team has updated the Kickstarter blog with an entry detailing some work carried out on the port to WinRT platforms. The team believes they'll be in the position to submit the app once again to the Windows Store this week, so we should see VLC on Windows 8 in due course. What started a few months ago as a Kickstarter project is soon to become reality. Pass the break to see some screenshots.

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2 years ago

Connecting the dots with the Windows Phone puzzle game Pop The Dots

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Pop The Dots is a puzzle game for Windows Phone that has you connecting dots of the same color to reach a scoring goal within a set number of moves or under a time limit.

Pop The Dots has over fifty free levels with the option to unlock more levels through an in-app purchase.  The puzzle game has a casual feel to it and Pop The Dots isn’t a bad choice to pass the time with.

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2 years ago

Viber v4 hits the Windows Phone Store with stickers, notification sounds and more

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Viber is a messaging services enabling you to text, message groups and make free HD calls. Available cross-platform, the Windows Phone app has again be updated. Today we're looking at version 4, introducing a range of new features for consumers to utilise. The company previously brought back spell checking and added new backgrounds, but today's update includes stickers, notification sounds and more.

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2 years ago

ST Microelectronics releases Nokia's gyroscopic stabilisation tech to the open market

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It's no secret that Nokia Windows Phones sport the most advanced camera tech in the industry. Competition is close – we compared the Lumia 1520 against the iPhone 5 in benchmark tests – but the Finnish company still reigns supreme. A part of what makes certain Lumia Windows Phones so good when it comes to snapping those special moments comes down to gyroscopic stabilisation. Previously exclusive to Nokia, this technology for smartphones is now available on the open market.

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2 years ago

Want all your news in Hindi? Grab the Navbharat Times app.

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If you’re in India you’ve probably heard of Navbharat Times. Not only is it one of the largest circulated papers, but it’s also widely read with over 2.6 million readers daily. It’s published by The Times Group, which is also responsible for other popular publications like The Times of India, The Economic Times, and Maharasthtra Times. Today we’ve got a Windows Phone app now available for the Navbharat Times.

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2 years ago

MoliPlayer Pro adds more resources and files support in latest update

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