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2 years ago

Microsoft's secret list of Android patents revealed by Chinese government

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Although Microsoft has a licensing agreement that cover over 70 percent of all Android devices sold in the US, the exact nature of the patents utilised by the Android ecosystem wasn't divulged, until now. As part of the regulatory sign-off of Microsoft's Nokia acquisition, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has published a list of 310 patents that highlight the technologies that Microsoft collects royalties on.

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2 years ago

Apple, Cisco join Microsoft in the fight against US government requesting overseas data

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Microsoft remains on its path to protect its customers against the prying US government and now both Apple and Cisco have joined the cause. The companies, along with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Verizon and AT&T are attempting to prevent the US government from issuing search warrants to demand data not physically stored in the country. Apple and Cisco have filed a joint brief in protest against this practice.

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2 years ago

Lumia 930 available for pre-order in Finland, expected to ship on July 10

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We've already covered some locations across Europe where consumers can pre-order the Lumia 930, but Finnish mobile operator TeliaSonera has the new Windows Phone available for pre-order, priced at €549 with an expected release date of July 10 (July 3 for Ireland). The new Windows Phone from Nokia, which sold its handset division to Microsoft earlier this year, is the new flagship from Microsoft Mobile and is available in a variety colors.

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2 years ago

Micromax launches two new Windows Phones for the Indian market

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Micromax is the second largest smartphone company in India, piggybacking on the success of feature phones and cheap and mid-range Android smartphones. Recently, the company became the 10th largest mobile phone player in the world.

At a press conference in New Delhi today, Micromax unveiled two Windows Phone devices for the Indian market. Micromax is the first Indian smartphone manufacturer to launch Windows Phone devices, although we know that Celkon, XOLO, and others are following soon.

The two devices Micromax launched today are the Canvas Win W121 and Canvas Win W092. Both phones will be in the market starting in July 2014. The Canvas Win W121 is priced at INR 9,500 ($160) while the Canvas Win W092 is priced at INR 6,500 ($110).

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2 years ago

Indian manufacturer Xolo set to launch the lightest smartphone in the world

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After unveiling its first Windows 8.1 tablet last week, Indian manufacturer Xolo is getting ready to launch a Windows Phone handset, which will reportedly be the lightest smartphone in the world. Unnamed sources revealed to the Times of India that Xolo has managed to bring the overall weight of the smartphone, which will be sold in the Xolo Win series, to under 100g.

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2 years ago

Lumia 1320, 630 availability expand to Argos Ireland

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2 years ago

Nokia Ireland confirms Lumia 930 launch on July 3

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather Ultralight Hard Shell Case for Nokia Lumia 820

For today only, purchase the Incipio Feather Ultralight Hard Shell Case for Nokia Lumia 820 and save 40% off the list price!

Measuring less than 1mm thin, Incipio's Feather Case is ideal for the Lumia 820 user seeking inconspicuous, first-class protection. It's made of an ultra light, ultra strong polymer that provides form-fitting, durable protection without the added bulk.

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2 years ago

Magic Realms for Windows Phone suffers a game-breaking update [Updated]

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Last month, we reviewed a collectible card game called Magic Realms. The game impressed me with its lengthy single-player campaign, a massive arsenal of cards featuring beautiful fantasy artwork, asynchronous player-versus-player battles, and clan support. The actual in-game clan chat is awful (especially compared to Cloud Raiders), but our site's official clan (WPCentral) continues to thrive anyway.

Magic Realms just received a new update, which is normally good news for a game. But whereas the previous update made the game slightly worse by adding annoying loading times and graphical glitches, this new update literally kills the game. Current players will want to avoid it, and new players simply can't play the game. Find out more after the break.

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2 years ago

Movie Maker 8.1 goes free for the next 3 days to celebrate Italy beating England in the World Cup

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Movie Maker 8.1 is a third-party editing suite for Windows Phone 8.1 hardware running the Preview for Developers. The app usually runs for $1.49 with a free trial and is the first to exploit new API features in Windows Phone 8.1 that allows direct editing of videos on a user's phone. To celebrate Italy beating England in the world cup, the developer has altered the price and is offering Movie Maker 8.1 for free over the next 3 days.

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2 years ago

Plan your future travels with the official Moovit app, now available on Windows Phone

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Moovit has just launched on Windows Phone, providing the community with a quick way to choose public transportation routes through supported locations. With the app installed, it's possible to check out real time arrivals, receive service alerts and more. An interesting part of Moovit as a service is how it's powered by users (who provided updated information) and is cross-platform. If you're searching for an app that does all this in more than 300 cities in 20+ languages, Moovit is well worth checking out.

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2 years ago

Take off on a more enjoyable flight with the official El Al airlines app

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El Al airlines has released an official app for Windows Phone. The app enables Windows Phone owners to gather all the information they would require for their next flight, ensuring every base is covered and there's no last minute, desperate attempt to check out details. As well as booking flights and hotel deals, the app also supports express check-in, arrivals and departures, frequent flier benefits and more, all from a Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Microsoft: Dead serious about giving Windows Phone customers best personal assistant on any smartphone

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Yesterday the Windows Phone community went into a tizzy over the possibility of Cortana making her way to iOS or Android in the future. We then later saw a video with the full response to the question of whether or not Cortana should stay on Windows Phone. The comments come from Marcus Ash, who is the group program manager for Cortana on Windows Phone.

Ash has now taken to Twitter where he left a Tweetstorm giving even more contest to his remarks. Before that Tweetstorm, he left a really big comment on the post from yesterday. A comment worth highlighting and bringing to the forefront of the communities attention. Comment after the break.

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2 years ago

Grab coupons for Indian online stores with the Couponraja app

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Couponraja (couponraja.com) offers coupons, promotions, and deals from over 1000 online retailers across India.

Launched in October 2011, the service attempts to be a one-stop source for big savings with minimum hassle. The company has launched their official app for Windows Phone last week that helps searching for and using coupon codes in an easy and seamless manner.

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2 years ago

Guess That, three trivia games in one for your Windows Phone

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Guess That is a collection of three trivia games that calls upon you to identify flags from various countries, corporate logos and celebrities. The Windows Phone 8 game has 21 level packets that total 420 trivia levels of play.

The game has a nice, clean layout with plenty of challenging trivia levels. A slight spacing issue is present with the game screen but nothing ruins the gaming experience. After playing Guess That for a few days, it comes across as a nice collection of trivia images that will test your knowledge and is a fun way to pass the time.

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