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3 years ago

Nokia pushes out another Extras + Info system update for Lumia phones

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Nokia is still tinkering with their system apps on their Windows Phone 8 Lumias. The app Extras + Info, which is a meta-app for Accessory agent, Feedback to Nokia, Nokia First Use Experience and Warranty registration, controls a lot of behind the scene features for the Lumia and as such, are considered to be relatively important.

Like all previous system updates from Nokia, we’re unsure of what the changes are with this rollout. For all we know, they gave language support in Samoa. Or they fixed a major bug.

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Nokia, Microsoft among top searches for consumer electronics in 2012

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3 years ago

No new Xbox games for Windows Phone this week

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Two weeks ago on November 28, AlphaJax missed its intended launch date. As such, there was no Xbox Windows Phone release that week. We sort of understood that the game had hit a last minute road bump, and then it popped up the next week, so little harm was done. I’m afraid I have similar news to report: there will be no Xbox release this week. Perhaps the sting is lessened since nobody announced a title in advance, though I’d argue the lack of even a delayed game to look forward to makes it worse.

The lack of an Xbox Windows Phone release is not unprecedented. Although it hasn’t been much of a problem this year, we suffered two dry weeks in a row in 2011. Whenever this happens, it’s my duty to point out the finished games that Microsoft could release if they felt like it. That list has long included Shaolin’s Road and Time Pilot, but we can now add Loondon as well.

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3 years ago

Deal: Bring some glory to your lockscreen with Locksider for Windows Phone 8

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We previewed Locksider, the new lockscreen image app from developer Liquid Daffodil just over a week ago and we’re happy to announce it is now live in the Store for Windows Phone 8 users.

What’s more, it’s going for free right now but only for the next 72 hours, after which it will be raised to $0.99—so snatch it up!

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3 years ago

Samsung ATIV S available at Clove, Expansys on December 14th

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UK retailers Clove and Expansys have both unveiled that they will receive stock for the ATIV S this coming Friday. The retailers have Samsung products listed on their websites, and we've all been eager to see when both will be readily available from sources here in the UK (as well as other markets).

Samsung is pushing a Windows Phone 8 smartphone, as well as a handful of Windows products that were all unveiled back in June at IFA 2013. It was the first Windows Phone 8 device to be announced and will be among the last to come to market, which has surprised and angered many consumers who were looking forward to picking up the handset earlier in the year.

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3 years ago

NAVIGON USA, Europe updated with text-to-speech

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NAVIGON has updated its Windows Phone apps for both Europe and the US to version 4.6. This latest release takes advantage of text to speech for the app to read out street names to the user. As well as both apps sporting new functionality, the development team has also fixed a number of bugs that were present and has improved stability and performance. 

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3 years ago

AlphaJax Review: Spell it like you mean it

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New Zealish developer Marker Metro hopped onboard the WP7 bandwagon prior to that platform’s launch; their indie project AlphaJax followed the platform’s debut a few months later. We’ve long considered it one of the most polished crossword games available, despite the lack of cross-platform support. Perhaps that polish and Windows Phone exclusivity are what caused Microsoft to pick up full publishing rights from the developer this year.

AlphaJax is now a free ad-supported Xbox title, with the previous free and paid versions set to go defunct at the end of the year. We’ve spent ample time with the new version in order to give you this extremely thorough review.

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3 years ago

Nfc Interactor for Windows Phone 8 gets update

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3 years ago

Metro newspaper app for Windows Phone fixed

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Metro newspaper app for Windows Phone fixed

It was barely over 24 hours ago that we reported issues with the Metro newspaper app and its inability to pull content down from their servers. At that time we reached out to the developers and received word that an update was coming to fix it. Well, here we are and a fix has already been pushed out to the Marketplace and is ready for you.

If you’re from the UK you’re probably fairly familiar with Metro, but for those of us on the other side of the pond it’s your typical news outlet – with the latest headlines in news, sports, culture and more. It's a nice Windows Phone app for all our friends in the UK.

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3 years ago

USA Today app gets Windows Phone 8 treatment as well

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In case you’re a news junkie, you’ll want to take a look at version 1.9 of the official USA Today app for Windows Phone. The app just landed on the Store and it too is ready for Windows Phone 8. The bad news is Windows Phone 7 users are now left without an app.

USA Today have always had a pretty great Windows Phone experience and version 1.9 for Windows Phone 8 is no different. The app has seemingly been re-written and boy, is it fast as lightning.

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3 years ago

Stunning Weather Flow gets updated for Win Phone 8 and brings lockscreen goodness

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Oh we’re in it now. Some of our long time favorite apps are now getting bumped for Windows Phone 8 and we’re really excited about it. Weather Flow, made by Gergely Orosz (who’s also behind such the amazing Cocktail Flow and AppFlow) just hit the version 1.3 marker and it’s primed for the new OS.

The new update, weighing in at a sprightly 9MB, has newly updated graphics, fixed Live Tiles, lockscreen wallpaper and a few other goodies on board. Check our video hands on and see what we think.

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3 years ago

Bell documents show Samsung ATIV S release set for December 14th

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With delays already having been heavily discussed, it's looking as though things might be getting a little bit brighter for the Samsung ATIV S in Canada. A snapshot of some internal documents has now turned up and reveal Bell Mobility has apparently set a release date of December 14th.

This follows the recent confrmation coming out of Austria where the device has been spotted on store shelves and ready for sale. Needless to say, we'll be following up with Bell retailers come December 14th to see if we can get our hands on one.

Source: MobileSyrup

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3 years ago

Microsoft to sell Surface tablets through retail chains in US and Australia [Update]

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Microsoft has announced today plans to make its Surface RT tablet available at retail stores as soon as mid-December, to take full advantage of the holiday season. In addition to the extension of sources where Surface tablets will be available for consumers to purchase, Microsoft will also turn several of the temporary stores that were opened for the Surface launch into permanent retail outlets.

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3 years ago

WhatsApp expected to be available on Windows Phone 8 within a matter of days

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We've already reported on WhatsApp's absence from the Windows Phone 8 Store, but now confirmation has been published that quotes a response from Nokia Care. The reply contains details on when we can expect to see the popular service make an appearance for new Windows Phone hardware. We've received countless emails pleading for information. Well, here we have it.

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3 years ago

Befriend your lockscreen with the brilliant HelloFriends for Windows Phone 8

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We’ve been getting a lot of Windows Phone 8 live lockscreen apps lately and we couldn’t be happier. With these new tools for developers we’re going to start to see some real creativity in the coming weeks and we just found our new favorite: HelloFriends.

The app is so ingenious, we’re kind of shocked Microsoft didn’t build this in to the OS—after all, the concept is their very own. HelloFriends simply generates gorgeous lock screen wallpaper based off of your contact photos. It creates three types—all mini tiles, one with varying sizes and one with some huge tiles mixed in and then updates every 30 minutes with a new pattern.

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