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2 years ago

Notification Center and multi-tile select likely coming in Windows Phone 8.1

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Leaks have been slowly coming out for Microsoft's next major update for its mobile platform, Windows Phone 8.1. Now Windows Phone.pl has published the above image, showing what appears to be a device with multiple tiles selected on a handset that's reportedly running build 9478. Not only that, but do you notice the "Notifications" tile on the Start screen?

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2 years ago

Hipstamatic Oggl won’t work well with HTC 8XT due to it “missing a piece of software”

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Ever since Hipstamatic released their Oggl software for Windows Phone, the photography app has been growing steadily more and more reliable with each update. However, there is still one area that the app is lacking in and that is in support for non-Lumia devices, specifically the HTC 8X and 8XT.

It’s not uncommon to read in reviews for the app that 8X users have issues e.g. “restarts my HTC 8X (GDR2) every time I open it” or when it doesn’t crash, photos come out as “blue squares”. We personally haven’t loaded up Oggl on our 8X but it’s clear that there are lingering issues there for users.

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2 years ago

Nokia announces new lightweight and portable chargers for your Windows Phones

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2 years ago

Chaos Rings Review: a role-playing Battle Royale on Windows Phone

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Windows Phone Role-playing fans welcomed Square-Enix’s remake of the original Final Fantasy with open arms last year. At last, we had a lengthy and well-made RPG in the Xbox Windows Phone lineup. But the RPG genre has advanced dramatically since the first Final Fantasy dawned on 8-bit Nintendo consoles. The remake’s modest enhancements couldn’t prevent the game from feeling dated.

Thankfully Square-Enix did not choose the equally dated (but still good) Final Fantasy II as its next Windows Phone RPG. Instead, the publisher followed up with a port of Chaos Rings. Originally released on iOS in 2010, Chaos Rings is an original Japanese RPG (JRPG) designed exclusively for mobile devices. How does it stack up against modern RPG standards? Read on to find out!

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2 years ago

Microsoft Asia also takes to Twitter and pokes fun at Apple's new iPhone

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What's that? The new iPhone 5C ships in multiple colours? That's cute, right? Microsoft thinks so too. We covered some humorous jabs yesterday, published by Nokia and Windows Phone UK on Twitter, but today we've been alerted to Microsoft Asia's attempt and we couldn't simply let this one slide on by without letting you guys know about it. It's pretty good.

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2 years ago

By the numbers: The iPhone 5S vs. the Lumia 1020

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Earlier today, Apple announced two new phones – the iPhone 5S and 5C. The iPhone 5C is aimed at the “budget” minded crowd and features flirty colors for the phone itself. Budget is very subjective over at Apple HQ since the 16GB variant clocks in at $549 for off-contract pricing. Compared to the Lumia 520 which you can get for under $100 off-contract you have no competition.

But what about the new flagship device at Apple? How does the iPhone 5S compare to the Nokia Lumia 1020, the flagship Windows Phone device? We don’t have an iPhone 5S in our hands, but we can compare the numbers after the break.

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2 years ago

Amber update rolling out soon for the Nokia Lumia 620 on Telus

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2 years ago

Samsung releases updates for Mini Diary and Photo Editor

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Samsung has released two updates for its apps located in the Samsung Zone section of the Windows Phone store. Mini Diary and Photo Editor have both been bumped to new versions, though we're not entirely sure what's new. It's good to see the OEM continuing to support its Windows Phone customers with further updates, even with the Microsoft and Nokia deal in the air.

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2 years ago

Comic Time, a handy comic reader for your Windows Phone

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If your a fan of graphic novels or comic books, Comic Time is a comic reader for your Windows Phone that is a attractive option to consider.

Comic Time supports CBR (rar) and CBZ (zip) files and has built in integration with your Skydrive to download your comics. You also have support for internet URL's to download your favorite comics.

Comic Time is nicely laid out with a Smart Mode display designed to deliver your comics to your Windows Phone screen one panel at a time. If comics are your game, Comic Time isn't a bad option to consider for your mobile reading needs.

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2 years ago

Intel delivers low power fanless Core i3 CPU

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2 years ago

Space Weather receives massive update; celebrates by going on sale for you to gaze at cool science stuff

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Space Weather. Name rings a bell, right? It should as the Windows Phone app has been with us since 2011, back when Windows Phone 7 was all the rage. The developer, Timothy Stewart has got in touch with us to reveal an update that has just been released. Version 3.0 of Space Weather is huge. Not only are we talking about a complete app rewrite, but there are some new additions worth mentioning.

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2 years ago

Nokia Windows Phone dominates PCMag’s 2013 Business Choice Awards for end-users

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Yesterday we wrote an entertaining fluff piece about the brand ‘Windows Phone’ and how, when compared to iPhone and Android, feedback from the internet was actually quite positive. We tied it into the exceptionally high customer satisfaction ratings that Windows Phone devices typically get on carrier websites or third party outlets like Amazon.

In related news, PCMag yesterday published results of their 2013 Business Choice Awards, a survey of “actual users of smartphones” and “those responsible for deploying and maintaining the devices”.

The conclusion for Nokia is that the company is doing very well with those customers. So much so that PCMag called Nokia “…the clear winner of the end-user Business Choice Award for smartphones.”

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2 years ago

Relive some video game nostalgia with Game Quotes for Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 620: Now available throughout the US on Aio Wireless for $99

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2 years ago

Windows 8.1 RTM and Skype become one in the latest OS prerelease

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