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2 years ago

Here’s how Nokia and Microsoft made our app even better

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There’s an app all of you should have on your Windows Phone right now. It’s ours and it’s made by Jay Bennett. As you may have noticed, our app hit version 4.4 nearly a month ago. It wasn’t a big update in terms of features. Instead, it was a refinement of what was already a killer app. How did Jay refine it? With a bit of help from feedback from both users and a recent design review with Nokia and Microsoft. Let’s check out the video from that design review.

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2 years ago

Fujitsu's Q584 tablet is headed to the United States for $1,499

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Fujitsu isn’t the most popular computer manufacturer here in the United States, but they are putting up their new Q584 tablet for sale within the United States. Accessories are available with the unit, including an optional keyboard docking station and keyboard cover. The Q584 is aimed at the business crowd with an integrated TPM chip, fingerprint scanner, and pen input compatibility.

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2 years ago

Send in your Christmas 'selfies' to win a Lumia 1020 with #Nokia4Drama (UK)

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Nokia is currently sponsoring drama on Channel 4 here in the UK. This campaign covers the popular TV show Homeland and the Finnish manufacturer has tasked consumers to send in their most dramatic shots on Twitter, using the hashtag #nokia4drama.

To get more folks involved in the run up to Christmas, Nokia is asking everyone to tweet in their "Christmas S-elfie' to be eligible for a chance to appear on TV.  Not only will you grow a following with your dramatic expression aired on TV, but there's a Lumia Windows Phone (hint: Lumia 1020) up for grabs too.

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2 years ago

This is what’s new in your AT&T Nokia Lumia 1020 'Lumia Black' update

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If you’re like us, you’re pretty excited about getting a new OS and firmware update this afternoon from Nokia on your AT&T Lumia 1020. While we’ve known that Lumia Black (new Nokia firmware) and Update 3 (new version of Windows Phone 8) were on the horizon, no one saw them being released this early. But you may be asking yourself, what’s new?

Luckily for you, we have all the details. You don’t have an AT&T Lumia 1020? Don’t fret. Your update will be coming too, but for now, you can crib off of this list to get an idea of what’s coming.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone 8 Update 3 now available for the Nokia Lumia 925 on T-Mobile

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It’s been a busy day for Windows Phone OS updates. Earlier we sat AT&T customers pick up firmware and software updates for their Nokia Lumia 1020s and Lumia 1520s. The Lumia 1020 is currently getting the Lumia Black update (and an OS patch for Update 3) on Windows Phone 8, while the Lumia 1520 is getting a firmware update. Not to be left, there’s an update for the Nokia Lumia 925 on T-Mobile. What’s new?

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2 years ago

Reminder: Your Windows 8.1/RT Preview licence ends January 15, 2014

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2 years ago

EPIX stomps into the Windows Store - promises to deliver epic content

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2 years ago

Microsoft will donate $10,000 to save endangered wildlife based on your Zoo Tycoon activity

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Has your mother ever said that play those darn video games will never save the planet? No, she hasn’t? Oh, well – Zoo Tycoon is teaming up with Microsoft and fellow gamers to do just that. The virtual zoo community game that launched on Xbox One will be helping to save endangered animals through a selection of upcoming community challenges.

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2 years ago

TrueAchiever Review: a promising app for Xbox Live Achievement hunters

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You can’t count on much from Xbox Windows Phone games (what few there are these days) other than Xbox Live Achievements. But lots of gamers love those, so there exists a significant crossover between Windows Phone gamers and users of the two primary Achievement sites: TrueAchievements and Xbox360Achievements.org.

Surprisingly, neither site has released a Windows Phone app… until now. A developer called Divided Pudding (who also published xkcd Comic Reader back in March) has just released a TrueAchievements app, called TrueAchiever. Despite not using the exact site name, it appears to be pretty much the site’s official app. How does it measure up to the site? Find out in our full review!

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2 years ago

Riptide GP 2 splashes into the Windows 8 Store for download

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2 years ago

Great British Chefs help get kids involved in cooking with tailored Windows 8 app

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Great British Chefs (www.greatbritishchefs.com) - Cooking With Kids is a sweet cooking companion app for anyone looking to prepare some dishes with children. The app itself delivers 210 easy-to-follow recipes, ranging from dinners such as 'pizza hearts', 'campfire chilli con carne' to special treats like 'bacon roly polies' and 'choux caterpillar'. There's something for every kid to cook and enjoy.

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2 years ago

500px officially comes to Windows Phone

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500px officially comes to Windows Phone

It was nearly a year ago that we started getting some third party apps in the Windows Phone Store for 500px. The popular photography website didn’t have any plans to make official apps for either Windows Phone or Windows 8, so we were stuck with unofficial offerings. They weren’t bad though, in fact a few of those independent apps were quite good. They just didn’t carry that badge of authenticity that an official app can.

Today that changes. 500px is now available for Windows Phone 8 users in the Windows Phone Store.

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2 years ago

AT&T and Nokia release Lumia Black update for Lumia 1020; Lumia 1520 also gets new firmware

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2 years ago

End of an era as Rowi Twitter app comes to an end on Windows Phone and Windows 8

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Twitter apps have become a tough business these days, especially once Twitter imposed restrictions via ‘tokens’. This artificial wall basically punished popular apps by limiting how many customers could download and use the Twitter service via third-party systems. The latest company to throw in the towel is Rowi, built by the guys at Hidden Pineapple.

First coming onto the Windows Phone scene in early 2011, Rowi quickly became to the go-to Twitter app for many people. With its deep black and minimalist design, push notifications and all-around general smoothness, it was for a long time a shining example of Windows Phone development. Later, a Windows 8 version appeared as well.

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2 years ago

Patient.co.uk refreshed for Windows 8.1; ready to help you with all your medical needs

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Patient UK (www.patient.co.uk) is an online resource providing consumers information on health, lifestyle, disease and other related topics within the medical realm. The website has an app available for Windows 8, which has just been refreshed for Windows 8.1. Should you be an avid user of the website and/or app, you'll want to head on past the break to see what's new.

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