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2 years ago

On T-Mobile US and want the Nokia Lumia 1020? Rogers is your solution

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Of all the questions we get regarding the 41 MP Lumia 1020 for those in the States, the ‘when can I get it on my carrier?’ one ranks as the most frequent. While the rest of the world has been getting the massive camera phone on various networks internally, in the US it is only AT&T who can fly the flag for the 1020.

Unfortunately, we have heard zero hints or rumors that this will change in the near future, making this more akin to the Lumia 920 than the Lumia 925 in the US.

Not all is lost though. Rogers launched the Lumia 1020 four days ago up in Canada, finally bringing that device up north (Telus is also selling it). Rogers often gets so-called pentaband Lumias, meaning they support more frequencies than the traditional four-band ones found on other carriers. From our forums, we can now confirm that the Rogers Lumia 1020 is pentaband enabled, meaning it supports the following frequencies:

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2 years ago

Microsoft, Google and other companies join Ofcom on UK "white space" exploration

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UK telecommunications regulator, Ofcom has kicked off a rather impressive exploration of "white space" frequencies. Google joins Microsoft, Spectrum Bridge, BT and many other organisations to test a variety of white space applications over the next six months. These include rural broadband delivery, HDTV broadcasting, traffic management, early flood assessments and more.

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2 years ago

Official mydlink for Windows Phone enables viewing of Cloud Camera feeds, manage Cloud Routers

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Dream of accessing and viewing your live Cloud Camera feeds on your Windows Phone? It's now reality with mydlink (www.mydlink.com) for Windows Phone, developed by D-Link. Enabling you to tune into the hardware remotely, the app also lets you manage Cloud routers from anywhere using either Wi-Fi or a data connection. Cloud Cameras and Routers by D-Link are part of the mydlink service. They help make lives easier for parents and homeowners with cameras and secure routers that are easy to set up.

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2 years ago

eSplitter, a Windows Phone expense sharing app

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eSplitter, a Windows Phone expense sharing app

eSplitter is handy tool for sharing expenses from your Windows Phone. Whether it's divvying up the cost of dinner out, splitting the cost of groceries or splitting up the cost of supplies for a party.  The app not only tracks the expenses but also keeps a running tally for the participants involved in paying for things. You can divide the expense by portions or divide the expense total equally amongst everyone involved.

eSplitter is available for both Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices.  The interface takes a little time to get used to but if you need a solution to determine costs, eSplitter is worth a try.

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2 years ago

Sold out: Microsoft Surface Pro 2 128 GB no longer available to order

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A couple of days ago we reported that pre-sales of the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 were doing very well, with stock running low on a few variations of the new hardware. Indeed, we can now confirm Microsoft wasn’t bluffing as the Surface Pro 2 (128 GB) is now listed as ‘out of stock’ through the Microsoft Store online.

It’s not clear how much initial inventory Microsoft planned for nor if the the 128 GB version will be replenished in the coming weeks. Presumably Microsoft can adjust manufacturing orders for the devices accordingly and we may see the 128 GB version come back online in the coming days.

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2 years ago

AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 drops to just $0.99 on contract

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It looks like AT&T is finally put the nearly year old Lumia 920 from Nokia on heavy discount as the phone has now dropped to just $0.99 on contract ($439 without). It was back at the end of August when the phone dropped from $99 to $49 in preparation for the launch of the $99 Lumia 925.

Can we read anything into this? Probably not. As we mentioned, the Lumia 920 launched on AT&T on November 9th, 2012, nearly one year ago. In addition, around its one-year anniversary date we’re expecting AT&T to launch their Lumia 1520 phablet device, perhaps finally putting the Lumia 920 out to pasture. AT&T’s lineup would then be the Lumia 520, 925, 1020 and 1520 (with the Lumia 620 on its subsidiary, AIO wireless). That’s a fairly nice but subtle refresh by AT&T, no?

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2 years ago

Telstra launches 24x7 Windows Phone app beta, calling on customers to help with testing

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Australian mobile operator Telstra has been behind Windows Phone since the beginning, but the company is rolling out the beta for its 24x7 Windows Phone app. Customers are now able to sign up to the program and try out the features available in the solution. Just like other apps already available from other mobile operators, Telstra 24x7 will enable customers to check account usage and perform tasks.

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2 years ago

More Xbox Windows Phone games drop Nokia exclusivity

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Less than a week ago we reported that two former Nokia exclusive Xbox games: Dream Track Nation and Tiny Plane become available to all Windows Phone users. Several more former exclusives have just followed, right in time for the weekend: Vampire Rush from A-Steroids, Storm in a Teacup from Cobra, and The Sims Medieval from Electronic Arts. Okay, The Sims Medieval actually went non-exclusive a little earlier but we’re just getting to it now.

With three more Xbox games available to all Windows Phone users, the list of Nokia exclusive Xbox titles grows ever shorter. Head past the break for details, Store links, and an updated list of the remaining exclusives!

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2 years ago

Bittersweet shimmer will let you pick new colors for night mode on the Glance Screen

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You love leaks, so we share leaks. The next big update coming to Windows Phone is GDR3 . That will bring the ability for handsets to support quad-core processors (like the Snapdragon 800 processor), 1080p displays, and more. Like GDR2, Nokia will be producing their own update to go with GDR3 for Lumia handsets called Bittersweet shimmer. We’ve seen screenshots from both GDR3 and Bittersweet shimmer, but here’s one more to help satisfy you until you get it on your own devices.

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2 years ago

O2 Germany working on Windows Phone app; looking at November release

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O2 Germany is working on an app for Windows Phone to match the offerings on both iOS and Android, according to a leaked email. The My O2 app exists as a beta and is currently being tested by members of the team. As well as being able to relay news of the app being in development, we've also got a release window, which is expected to be November. 

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2 years ago

Check out how DJ and composer, Joro Boro uses his Microsoft Surface tablet

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Tablets can be utilised to do multiple tasks, whether you require access to your Kindle collection for mobile reading or perhaps you're a DJ and composer. Joro Boro uses his Microsoft Surface for work and play, explaining how portable and powerful the products are in this latest advertisement. The best part about the Surface 2 Pro is how it runs full Windows 8, essentially turning the tablet into a fully capable PC.

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2 years ago

Naargh! a Windows Phone game that may make you scream Aargh!

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Do you think you have quick reflexes? The Windows Phone game Naargh! may have something to say about that.

There's not much to the game but what's there is challenging and oddly addictive. Naargh! dares you to tap on all the red faces before times runs out.

It sounds simple but as the pace quickens, the game becomes painfully challenging. While Naargh! may make you yell "Aargh!" in frustration, the game has an addictive quality that pulls you back for more.

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2 years ago

Wordament updated to natively support Windows Phone 8. Also adds new languages and an Android version

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Wordament is a game of many firsts. It was the first game with Xbox Live on iOS and on the web to offer achievements. It started as an internal project between two Microsoft employees, but was quickly bought by Microsoft once the potential was realized. It hasn’t seen an update on Windows Phone for quite some time, so let’s check out what’s new as of today.

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2 years ago

Changes to the foundation of Skype will finally allow chat messages to sync across devices

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Skype is Microsoft’s messaging platform and has been around much longer than iMessage, Google Chat, WhatsApp, and others. But it’s not exactly on par with features and reliability as some of the others. It looks like Skype is about to get a lot better in the near future with some architecture changes to the core of Skype. Details after the break.

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2 years ago

Brando Power Jacket for Lumia 920: Gaming Review

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The release of Order & Chaos Online was a big deal for Windows Phone 8 gamers. Finally, our platform had a fully- fledged massively multiplayer online role-playing game with beautiful 3D graphics and Xbox Achievements. But graphically intense online games have a downside: they drain a device’s battery like crazy! Depending on a user’s charger and phone settings, a phone might die while playing demanding games – even when plugged in.

In searching for solutions to the power drain issue, I remembered our previous review of the Brando Power Jacket for the Lumia 920. A combination of external battery and phone case, the Power Jacket seemed like the ideal solution or Lumia 920 gamers looking for more juice on the go. Now that I’ve used the case exclusively for a couple of months, I’m back to report my findings on its suitability for gamers.

Pros: 
Adds gaming time, protects phone
Cons: 
Charges slowly, gets warm, sometimes charges itself before phone
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