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2 years ago

Vodafone Nokia Lumia 1020 advertisement spotted in Metro UK newspaper

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2 years ago

Babel Rising 3D Review: Punish free thinkers on Windows Phone and Windows 8

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Last year Ubisoft released its first Xbox game for Windows Phone, Babel Rising 3D. Mando Productions created the original game while Advanced Mobile Applications ported it to Windows platforms. Babel Rising arrived just a month before Windows Phone 8. Once the new mobile OS launched, the game turned out to be Windows Phone 8-incompatible.

Luckily for Windows Phone gamers, Ubisoft did the right thing and brought Babel Rising 3D back as a new, separate Windows Phone 8 version earlier this month. Not only that, they also published a Windows 8 version. All three versions are content identical, with the Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 versions naturally running smoother and in higher resolutions. It’s high time for our full review.

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2 years ago

EE announces new, cheaper 4G plans for the UK

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The UK mobile operator is looking to attract more custom by offering more affordable 4G plans. Since the company launched 4G in the UK, consumers have commented on how expensive the new plans were, especially taking into account how little data was included. Along with the new pricing, EE also unveiled PAYG 4G.

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2 years ago

October 20th named International Mobile Photography Day by Nokia

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Smartphones have changed the way we point and shoot. Mobile devices sported sub-par cameras were simply used sparingly, while actual point and shoot, compact systems and DSLRs were used for higher quality results. Now we have half-decent shooters inside smartphones, but Nokia took things further with its PureView technology (Nokia 808 PureView) and Windows Phone.

The Lumia 920 was the first Lumia Windows Phone to feature OIS (optical image stabilisation). Then followed the Lumia 925, which added an extra lens to the mix. Finally we have the Lumia 1020, the Windows Phone with a 41MP sensor, Xenon flash and more. It's truly a remarkable device.

Nokia is designating October 20th as "International Mobile Photography Day."

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2 years ago

Microsoft’s Scroogled campaign is a hit – according to 3rd party research

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2 years ago

Jack of Tools Pro available for free on Windows Phone over the next 24 hours

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Jack of Tools Pro is a popular Windows Phone 8 toolbox. Much like a Swiss Army Knife, the app sports numerous tools and facilities that are packaged together in one solution. Ranging from a flashlight to a decibel meter, Jack of Tools Pro is a handy collection of utility offerings and you'll be able to pick up the pro version fo free.

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2 years ago

CJ: Strike Back, saving your city from alien invasion

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CJ: Strike Back is a arcade styled game for Windows Phone where you play the role of the hero. A hero set on saving he city from invading aliens.  Oddly, you do so by running up the screen jumping from side to side from building lining the sides of the screen, taking out the bad guys in mid jump. The further you progress up the buildings, the higher your score.

I'm not sure how much staying power CJ: Strike Back has but for short bits of time the game isn't a bad time waster.

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2 years ago

Take a look at the future and new multiplayer features for Xbox Live

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This week, Microsoft is celebrating Xbox Live by announcing and sharing new features throughout the week. Yesterday we had our first look at the new Friends App on Xbox One. Plenty of new changes and features are coming to Xbox Live in the next-generation. Here are some new changes for how multiplayer works and how the Xbox One is built for the future. Videos and details below.

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2 years ago

Winners from the Windows Phone Central Glance Background contest

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Last Thursday, Nokia gave the Lumia community a nice little surprise with their beta app Glance Background. The app allows users with phones that support the Glance Screen to add images to the mix. It was welcomed with open arms and the creativity in the community was on full display with the little contest we put together in the Forums.

It was tough to pick our favorite three, but we finally settled on some images to win some gift cards to the Windows Phone Central Store. Let’s check out the winners.

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2 years ago

Tweet It! gets multiple account support, location aware notifications and more in latest update

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My Editor's Choice for third-party Twitter apps gets another fantastic update

We all have our favorite Twitter apps on Windows Phone. Mine is Tweet It!

Sure, the official Twitter app is a looker but if you need something with a little more power, you turn to third-party apps to deliver. Tweet It! is that app for me because not only does it look great, but it has some unique and clever features that no other Twitter app can boast. In fact, I’m always calling it ‘clever’ and version 7.0.2.0 is no different.

So what’s so cool about Tweet It! that has me using all of these descriptors? Head past the break to see what’s new.

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2 years ago

Oggl and Oggl Pro updated to support 12 more languages, comes back to the HTC 8X

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Hipstamatic has been relentless in their support for Windows Phone. Their Oggl and Oggl Pro apps for Windows Phone launched earlier this summer alongside the Nokia Lumia 1020. When they initially came out, performance and features were lacking a bit. Constant updates have improved the apps to more than adequate. Let’s check out what’s new in the latest update for Oggl and Oggl Pro.

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2 years ago

DIY: Shortcut Tile for screen rotation toggle in Update 3 for Windows Phone

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If you’re using Windows Phone 8 Update 3 (Preview), and according to today’s poll many of you are, then you’re probably enjoying the benefits of the new screen rotation orientation lock.

A long sought after feature, albeit minor, is the new setting that allows you to lock the OS in place so that it won’t auto-rotate—great for when lying in bed. In fact, it’s your third favorite feature right behind the preview program and ‘X’ button for closing apps.

There’s just one problem: the orientation lock settings are a pain to get to. If you want to toggle the orientation lock, you need to hop into Settings, scroll down the massive list of choices, find the orientation lock and then toggle it. It’s far from ideal in terms of efficiency. Microsoft could easily fix this by making the setting pinnable to the Start screen for easy access, and hopefully they will for the final release.

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2 years ago

Developers: Add custom sounds to your toast notifications with Update 3

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Yesterday, Microsoft surprised us by not only announcing the features coming in GDR3 (also known as Update 3), but by releasing the update for download through their new Developer Preview Program. We have a fairly good idea of what’s new and improved with the update, but small trinkets are still being discovered by developers and enthusiasts around the globe. The latest discovery is one that can help make Windows Phone even more personal.

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2 years ago

Report: Microsoft to relax requirements for Windows Phone capacitive buttons

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The Verge reports that Microsoft may well be looking to relax its requirements regarding the hardware capacitive buttons on Windows Phones. Currently, OEM partners include three buttons on the front of each device; back, home and search. These have been with the platform since launch back in 2010, but we could well be seeing a slight change with potential hybrid hardware and more when Windows Phone 8.1 is released.

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2 years ago

NFC Ring featured on MSN Video; Windows Phone app due soon

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We’ve previously covered the successful Kickstarter project for the NFC Ring, a metal band that gives you a two-sided method to transfer data. If the Kickstarter project hit a certain threshold to raise funds, they would make a Windows Phone app and they have done just that.

Now, MSN Video has released a nice five-minute video, hosted by Kate Russell, showcasing how the device works, including practical applications in real life situations. A little after the three minute mark, you can see a Nokia Lumia 925 being used to demonstrate the accompanying app, which you use to write instructions to the ring.

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