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2 years ago

Unofficial Windows Phone Vine app, 6Sec launching today at 9pm GMT

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We've followed the development of 6Sec, an unofficial Vine app for Windows Phone, for some time. Being part of the beta program has also enabled us to bring to you the latest features that have been implemented, prior to the app being published to the store. Rudy Huyn, the developer behind 6Sec, has now tweeted that the app will be going live later today at 7pm GMT (or 19:00 for us 24-hour folk).

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2 years ago

Microsoft said to be planning a range of new features for SkyDrive

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2 years ago

CEO Stephen Elop explains why Nokia's in bed with Windows Phone

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Everyone has been continuously wondering why Nokia has chosen to get with Microsoft, leaving Google and Android in the dark. We've had numerous reasons in the past, the most prominent being that the Android ecosystem is simply too crowded for Nokia to effectively compete in (just look at HTC to see how this can damage a company), but now Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has expanded on why he chose Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Nokia updates HERE Maps for Windows Phone with new LiveSight features

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2 years ago

First glimpse at Nokia’s premium leather case for the Lumia 1020

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Last night, we reported how AT&T was planning on launching the Nokia Lumia 1020 with a few third-party accessories, mostly including various cases for the high-end camera-phone.

Now, the site PureView club has turned up this image of what looks to be a premium leather case with an included protector for the lens housing. No word on pricing, availability or model name but in our searching endeavors, we did find another company, Noreve.com, who also have a leather case in the process of being made for the 1020.

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2 years ago

Service Alert: Windows Phone Store throwing up c101b000 errors today [Updated]

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Nope, you’re not alone if you’re seeing Windows Phone Store errors. After hearing that the HERE Drive+ was updated, we tried to download the latest Nokia innovation only to be met with a download glitch on our Lumia 920. Same on the Lumia 928. And soft-resetting has no effect either.

We then jumped to our inbox and sure enough, quite a few of you are reporting to us that you are seeing c101b000 error messages when trying to download apps.

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2 years ago

Deal alert: Nokia “Fatboy” DT-901 Wireless Charging Pillow for just $35

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We’ve seen the Nokia wireless charging pad go for as little as $25 in recently but so far, its fluffier cousin, the “Fatboy” has not had such a deal. Yesterday we reported an offer for $45 but today we can beat that. Truth be told, the Fatboy pillow is the very same wireless charging pad but with a wraparound bed for your precious Lumia.

That wireless downy combo used to cost upwards of $100 but now you can pick up both for $35 using the Daily Steals website. Even if you don’t like the bed, you can pull away the Velcro and slide out the wireless charging pad to use it naked.

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2 years ago

Don't uninstall Swapchat; developer pulls app due to copyright request

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Well this is certainly a real bummer, folks. Swapchat, the popular unofficial Snapchat app for Windows Phone, has been pulled due to a copyright complaint filed by Snapchat. While there's the potential good news of an official client on the way for Microsoft's platform, until that day comes consumers are going to be stuck with no third party alternative.

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2 years ago

Microsoft sues US Customs for refusing to support Google smartphone ban

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Microsoft has accused US Customs officials of refusing to adhere to the ITC's (International Trade Commission) order to block import mobile phones manufactured by Motorola, owned by Google. The ITC issued the import ban back in May 2012 after it was concluded that Motorola hardware infringed a Microsoft patent for synchronising calendar events with other computers.

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2 years ago

Sparkle 2 for Windows Phone 8, a chip off the old block

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Sparkle 2 is the follow up Windows Phone 8 game to the 10tons hit Sparkle. The game picks up where the original leaves off with you in a battle against the darkness that is threatening to sweep across the lands.

Sparkle 2 shares the three gaming modes of the original and has over ninety unique levels in the Story Mode. You have over two hundred combinations of sixteen enhancements for your slinger and fantastic graphics.

Sparkle 2 is as entertaining of a game as the original and quite possibly a must have game for your Windows Phone 8 device.

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2 years ago

Good guy Nokia fixes HERE Drive and Transit; both apps once again available

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 520 is the most popular Windows Phone, according to new data

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The developer network AdDuplex, which specialises in advertising across the Windows ecosystem, has released figures for the month of July. We've followed the data released by the company for months, providing an insight into how the Windows Phone platform is shaping with a sample taken to see exactly what's going on. This month we've got news that the Lumia 520 has become the most popular Windows Phone. Let's jump in and see what's new.

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2 years ago

AT&T video tutorials revealed for the Nokia Lumia 1020; shows upcoming accessories, costs $659

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In just two weeks’ time, consumers in the US will be given the opportunity to buy the most advanced camera and smartphone combo in the world. Fetching for $299 on contract ($659 off), the game changing Nokia Lumia 1020 is sure to raise a few eyebrows.

Now, three internal videos from AT&T have managed to find their way to our YouTube channel, which detail various aspects of the 1020, including Pro Camera, AT&T Locker and accessories. The videos appear to be meant for training of AT&T employees, to familiarize them with the new product and thus are not listed on AT&T’s public site. Such videos may be released later during the official release to help consumers as well.

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2 years ago

Another day, another Facebook Beta update for Windows Phone 8

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One good thing about betas is they tend to get a lot of updates. One bad thing about betas is they tend to get a lot of updates. See what happened there?

In this case, Facebook beta has graduated to the not so exciting number 5.0.2.2 with no changelog present. That means we can surmise it has “bug fixes and optimizations” aka the catch all for all app updates.

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2 years ago

First look at Vixl for Windows Phone

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First look at Vixl for Windows Phone

Remember Pixl? It’s a pretty cool Flickr application for Windows Phone. It allows you to capture images and share them to your Flickr account. It’s got a beautiful UI and some pretty creative filters to use with your photographs. The team behind Pixl have been working on a new app for Windows Phone. They took what they learned with Pixl and created an app centered on video instead of photography. It’s called Vixl and it’s coming soon.

Let’s check it out.

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