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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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2 years ago

Microsoft reveals Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One and Xbox 360, due this fall

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Microsoft has officially announced plans to release the racing game sequel Forza Horizon 2 for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles for release sometime this fall. The story was originally broken by IGN, but at the moment there are only a few details on the game itself. It does confirm that Forza Horizon 2, a sequel to the 2012 Xbox 360 racing title, will once again be a collaboration with Microsoft's in-house team at Turn 10 Studios with the UK-based Playground Games.

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2 years ago

HP announces several new Windows 8.1 notebook hybrids

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HP made some pre-Computex announcements on Sunday as it revealed plans to release a number of new Windows 8.1 notebooks later this summer, all of which can also be used in some form of tablet mode. The new version of the HP Split x2 still allows the display to detach from its keyboard dock to be used as a big 13.3 inch Windows 8.1 tablet. The keyboard dock also serves as a second battery for the Split x2. The new version has a 500GB hard drive inside the tablet and will also have Intel's Bay Trail processors. It will go on sale in the U.S. June 29 for the starting price of $599.99.

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2 years ago

John Oliver takes on net neutrality with devastating humor

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It’s Monday morning, and we’re still clearing the cobwebs from our weekend brains, so it seems odd to delve into the soporific topic of net neutrality. If you’re reading this, I’m going to say there’s a 99.9% chance you’re on the internet, which means this current hot topic is relevant to your interests. However, the finer grained details of the subject can be difficult to follow. Luckily, former Daily Show star John Oliver is willing to break it down for you in this humorous 13 minute summary.

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2 years ago

Homefront: The Revolution has its sights on PC and Xbox One for 2015

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Homefront: The Revolution has today been announced for PC, Xbox One and the Playstation 4 with an estimated release of 2015. You may recall the title of the game, which was published by THQ back in 2011, but received a rather severe negative reception from both critics and the fan base. Deep Silver has since picked up the IP from THQ and worked on a new installment in the series, titled The Revolution.

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Amzer Snap-On Case for Nokia Lumia 920

For today only, buy the Amzer Snap-On Case for Nokia Lumia 920 and get 47% off the list price!

It's textured, solid and slim enough to keep everyone appreciating the original design of your Lumia 920; the Snap-On Case from Amzer gives you protection you can count on. This polycarbonate case comes in one piece that wraps around the sides of your device and sports a unique texture that enhances your overall grip.

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2 years ago

Report claims Microsoft's desktop Start menu won't appear until Windows 9 in 2015

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2 years ago

Metrotube will now offer search suggestions and age restricted content in latest update

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Metrotube is a popular third-party YouTube app for Windows Phone owners to access multimedia stored on Google's video sharing service. While the search engine giant continues to avoid releasing an official app on Microsoft's mobile platform, today the Metrotube developer has published version 4.1.3.0 to the store with some new functionality.

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2 years ago

Follow all the happenings from WWDC 2014 live with iMore!

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Today's a pretty big day in the tech sphere, and whatever your preference when it comes to mobile, it's always worth paying attention to what Apple is doing at its annual WWDC event which just so happens to start today. Most of the week is dedicated to developer sessions but the show is opened by a keynote address starring CEO Tim Cook and other assorted Apple executives. And our pals at iMore are on the ground in San Francisco covering the whole thing live.

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