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2 years ago

Nokia officially reveals the Lumia 525, coming mid-December and starting at $200

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It’s been rumored, but now it’s official. Nokia has just posted details and video on their latest handset – the Lumia 525 is now real. This appears to be the successor the Lumia 520, which has been wildly popular for the Windows Phone platform. We looked at some AdDuplex data earlier today that shows the Lumia 520 as the most popular Windows Phone device currently in use. Let’s see if Nokia can bottle lightning twice with the Lumia 525.

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2 years ago

“Xbox, on” and other commands you need to know for your new Xbox One

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The Xbox One came out a few days ago, did you get one? If so, by now you’ve started to explore some of the Kinect 2.0 functionality that every Xbox One comes bundled with. It’s fairly incredible despite some initial growing pains. There’s a whole set of both voice commands to learn and gestures if you want to really control your Xbox One like a pro. Here they are.

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2 years ago

500px updated to optimize views when snapped in Windows 8.1

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500px is probably one of my favorite photography websites. Flickr was once the darling of photography networks, but its development stalled a bit during the first few years following acquisition by Yahoo. It’s getting better, but I’ve since been all about 500px when it comes to getting my photography fix. Which is why I’m really happy to see the Windows 8 version of 500px. Let’s check out what’s new.

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2 years ago

Microsoft berates iPad on lack of USB, touts Surface 2 as solution

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Whether or not you like it, some` of the most effective ads are when you directly target your opponents. The past half year has seen Microsoft aiming its advertisements directly at both Apple and Google. Earlier today we saw an ad from the Scroogled campaign slam the Chromebook. Now we’re looking at another Surface vs. iPad ad from Microsoft that demonstrates the strengths of the product.

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2 years ago

Evernote, HERE Explore, and MoWeather receive bug fixes in latest updates

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2 years ago

Doodle Kingdom arrives for Windows Phone 8, let the empire building begin!

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Doodle Kingdom is the latest installment in the Doodle series games for our Windows Phones.  The Windows Phone 8 game joins Doodle Devil and Doodle God in the Store and challenges you with creating your own Medieval Kingdom.

You can create castles, knights, dragons, dwarves and other elements to make your Kingdom complete.  Add a few side quests and a hero mini-game and Doodle Kingdom is an appealing gaming option for Windows Phone 8.

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2 years ago

Explore the world of photography near you with AroundMe for Windows Phone 8

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Location data that’s embedded in the EXIF data of photos can be incredibly useful. Apps like Nokia’s StoryTeller make a strong case for giving your photos permission to know where they were at during the moment the photons hit the sensor. AroundMe is a new app for Windows Phone that also gives you an exciting look at how photos become better with location data. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Received a defective Xbox One? Well at least you get a free game!

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A ton of excitement surrounded the launch of Microsoft’s Xbox One gaming console, but for some, their purchases were met with disappointment. A faulty Blu-ray disc drive had plagued many on launch day and resulted in initially excited, but ultimately disappointed gamers. Luckily for those who are having the issue, Microsoft will be buying you a free launch game!

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2 years ago

Design an Xbox One controller for a shot at $1,000

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Microsoft has not been shorthanded when it comes to giving out prizes based around their latest gaming console, the Xbox One. Previously, the company offered up a chance to design a new Xbox One Gamerpic and have 100 winners spotlighted in the community (along with a free Xbox One controller). If that contest isn’t your style, you can check out Microsoft’s latest contest to design a custom controller.

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2 years ago

Holiday Realness - Nokia USA is keeping it real for the Holidays

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Nokia USA has kicked off a holiday campaign called Holiday Realness, which features their latest Lumia devices. Nokia says we all celebrate in our own way. If it’s real to you, it’s right. There’s currently a short film showing how dog lovers celebrate their Christmas. There are a couple more videos expected to air on December 5th, but Nokia provides teasers on their website.

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2 years ago

Lumia 520 continues to dominate Windows Phone, while Nokia crosses 90% threshold

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Latest data from AdDuplex shows the Lumia 520 continuing to dominate. While at the same time Windows Phone 7.x concedes more market share to Windows Phone 8. Nokia finally reaches 90% dominance with Windows Phone.

What’s the current Windows Phone landscape look like? There’s really no better way to tell than by looking at the data from AdDuplex. The cross-promotion network for both Windows Phone and Windows 8 gives us insight that we might not get from places like IDC or comScore. We’ve got the report for this month and so far the biggest trend for this month is that the Lumia 520 continues to dominate.

Let’s check out the rest of the data below.

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2 years ago

Review – Incipio Feather case for the Lumia 1520

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Although the Lumia 1520 is a huge device, it’s still easy to drop or bang it on accident. The polycarbonate plastic is solid, but not indestructible, so sometimes tossing on thin case is a good idea. Plus, if the color is right, you can spice things up a bit.

Incipio is a well-known brand when it comes to phone cases and shells. The Feather, described as an ‘ultra-thin snap on case’, costs a jaw-dropping $30. I took a look at it this afternoon and although the price is outrageous, between the build quality and the cyan color, I can at least recommend it.

Check out some of the photos and video tour after the break.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Huawei Ascend W2 available in the UK for just £119

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2 years ago

Nokia pushes out Play To app for Lumia 1520 owners, streams to Xbox One

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One app that was missing support on the 1080P Lumia 1520 was Nokia’s DLNA-enabled Play To. The app was ‘not available’ to download, presumably due to no display resolution support. Now, Nokia is remedying that by releasing Play To version 3.0 beta.

We just installed the app on our Lumia 1520 and connected it to our Xbox One for a fantastic streaming experience. Photos, video and music were able to show up on our 55-inch TV right from our Lumia phone with ease. Compared to earlier experiences, streaming content was much faster and efficient. We’re not sure if that’s the new Snapdragon 800 processor or the improved Xbox One, but we like the results.

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2 years ago

Polyhegrams, a puzzling word game, is free for the Thanksgiving weekend

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Polyhegrams is a challenging, wonderfully drawn up Windows Phone word game developed through the AppCampus.  You are tasked with solving word challenges by building words from letters scattered about various three-dimensional objects.

In celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the developer will be offering Polyhegrams free (a $1.49 savings).  The free offer will begin on Thursday, November 28, 2013, and will run through the weekend.

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