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2 years ago

India's ICICI Bank releases official Windows Phone mobile banking app

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India-based ICICI Bank has released an official app for Windows Phone, titled iMobile. The official app, much like other solutions already available from international establishments, enables customers to enjoy a variety of mobile banking features and functionality on the smartphone. From viewing details of configured savings to checking out credit cards and loan accounts, iMobile for Windows Phone is a rich experience for those who hold an account with ICICI.

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2 years ago

Flickpic for Windows Phone offers a cool way to share photos with others

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Sharing images has been improved over the years with smartphones, social networks and better wireless communications. Still, there's room for improvements, especially when it comes to quickly sending an image captured within the last few seconds. This is where apps come into play and today we're looking at Windows Phone exclusive Flickpic, a cool new app from a team called CoLinked who won the 2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup. Flickpic enables you to quickly transfer photos to friends and family.

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2 years ago

Intel's newly announced Core M processors will pave the way for thinner hardware

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Intel has today announced a new family of Core M (Broadwell) processors that will help make hardware even thinner. Tablets and 2-in-1 personal computers are already pretty darn thin, especially when you compare everything available in 2014 against what was on the market a few years ago. Intel has played its part in offering more advanced processors to cut down on unnecessary space taken up by cooling solutions without compromising on power and the next-gen Core M chips will further help manufacturers.

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2 years ago

Latest Unishare update adds new services, bug fixes

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2 years ago

Ice Rage: Hockey, a smashing Windows Phone game full of body checks

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Ice Rage: Hockey is a relatively new game for Windows Phone 8 that puts you on the ice for a two-on-two hockey shoot-outl. The keeper is controlled automatically and you control the player to out-score and flatten your opponent on the ice or smash them into the glass.

While you can knock your opponent around a good bit, with Ice Rage: Hockey you do have to score a few hockey goals to win. Unlike another recent hockey game released in the Windows Phone Store, Hockey Fight.

Ice Rage: Hockey has been well received over on the Android platform and in playing the game for a short time, it should do well on the Windows Phone 8 platform.

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2 years ago

Mortal Kombat X announced for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC for 2015

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2 years ago

How to connect your Xbox to a hotel wireless network

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So you decided to bring your Xbox along with you on your road trip, so you could catch up on “Game of Thrones” or unwind with some Peggle 2 when your sight-seeing expedition had come to an end for the day. But when you fire up your console and try to connect to the Wi-Fi that you so easily hopped on with your phone or laptop, you realize that it isn’t quite as simple with your Xbox. The reason: You cannot log in or accept the terms and conditions via your browser, like you can on your other devices.

Fear not, traveler, for not all is lost. Like the countless roads under construction in Massachusetts, there is a detour you can take to once again find your way to the internet. And all you will need is a phone, tablet or computer and a little bit of know-how.

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2 years ago

Miracast and Windows Phone 8.1 hands-on video

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When the proper Windows Phone 8.1 update rolls out in the coming weeks, it will be bundled with new firmware. For Nokia devices this firmware is dubbed ‘Lumia Cyan’ and it will enable some advanced features, including Miracast support.

Miracast is a well-received standard for mirroring the contents of one device onto another. If you have a newer TV or have purchased a Miracast USB dongle, you can display your Windows 8.1 device onto a larger screen, which is great for sharing or demonstrating software and media. Prior to Windows Phone 8.1, this support was not present but Microsoft has since added to the latest update.*

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1020's camera is being used to help medical research

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2 years ago

Top Rated Windows Phone Running Apps

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Top Rated Windows Phone Running Apps

As you may have noticed, June is Fitness Month with the Mobile Nations community. That means you will be seeing more news, reviews and roundups on fitness apps for your Windows Phone, Blackberry, iPhone, Android device and other mobile gadgets.

This week's roundup falls a little early and will be focusing on running apps for your Windows Phone. This collection of apps are among the top rated fitness apps available in the Windows Phone Store and will help track, log and digest all your running activities. Some will cover additional activities such as bicycling, hiking and other mobility activities. These Windows Phone apps will help you get into shape and help you stay in shape.

As with all our roundups, if we've missed your favorite title let us know below in the comments.

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2 years ago

Hotel Tonight app debuts on Windows Phone, special promo code available

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Hotel Tonight, an app service that allows travelers to book reservations at hotels at the last minute, and still get a discount, has finally made its Windows Phone debut. The app, which supports Windows Phone 8 and 8.1, allows users to reserve rooms for up to five nights. Hotel Tonight was previously released for iOS and Android platforms.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone 8.1 Preview updated to version 12393

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It’s just after 1PM ET, and Microsoft’s servers are blazing with a hot new update for Windows Phone 8.1. The update will bump the OS to version 8.10.12393.890 and it's about 21 MB in size, though what changes the update includes is currently not known. This is the second update to come out for Windows Phone 8.1. The first update for Windows Phone 8.1 came in mid-May and introduced battery improvements. 

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2 years ago

T-Mobile friendly version of the Lumia 1520 returns to Newegg, unlocked and full priced

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 is easily one of my favorite Windows Phones to date. In fact, I’ve been using it non-stop since its release late last year (and no, it’s not too big). Unfortunately, if you’re on the budget-friendly and hip T-Mobile here in the US, there’s no joy for you when it comes to the phablet-sized device. That changed though with the release of the unlocked Lumia 1520.3, which has LTE bands that will run on T-Mobile’s decent 4G network. The phone is unlocked and full priced ($625), but it has Qi wireless charging and 32 GB of internal storage.

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2 years ago

My goals for #MobileFit month – Daniel Rubino

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My goals for #MobileFit month – Daniel Rubino

Yesterday was the official kick off of our #MobileFit series for the month of June. We’ve done this before back when we called it ‘Fitness Month’ and we held it in the unseasonable month of February. This year, we’re doing it in June because you’re most likely to exercise this month instead of the cold doldrums of winter.

What is #MobileFit? It’s where we explore how to improve our lives with modern technology. Since you’re reading our site, there’s a good chance you’re looking to use the latest and greatest gizmos in ways that can make your existence better. From smartphones with built in pedometers, weight scales with built-in Wi-Fi, to smart wearables and the services that power them, there’s a lot to share in 2014.

In fact, I’ll go so far as to argue that the smartphones revolution is over, and it’s wearables that will be the next big thing. Smartphones will continue to evolve and improve, but the concept of what they are and what they do is 90% complete. Wearables – like Fitbit or smartwatches – are just the tip of this new category, and that classification still needs definition.

Before we start our main coverage though, let me share with you what I plan on doing for the month.

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2 years ago

Microsoft has more soccer in store, brings Brazil to Xbox One

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Microsoft is bringing soccer fans a new way to get ready for the 2014 World Cup with the new section called Destination Brazil for the Xbox One. In addition to a new app, FIFA game mode, and series, Microsoft has also partnered with Copa90, a leading provider of football video online. Several of Copa90's existing series will be making their way to Xbox Video.

First, Microsoft is introducing the Brazil Now app, available on Xbox One starting June 12. The app snaps up next to live TV, and lets you get real-time updates while watching football matches, gives you notifications about things like the beginnings of matches and goal alerts, and you can interact with a notification to turn on and watch a match.

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