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2 years ago

Nokia announces Create Mini Mission competition winners and new challenges

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Nokia's Fred Patton has taken to the Developer blog to announce the Create competition winners. Developers are tasked to create apps for Windows Phone and Nokia Lumia. The previous contest, Nokia Future Capture, was centred on imaging and the Lumia 1020. This contest however, has multiple categories, opening up the flood gates for different types of apps.

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2 years ago

Huawei announce the Ascend W2 Windows Phone - UMTS shipping right away

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Huawei have made the Ascend W2 UMTS version official - giving consumers in the smartphone market yet another option when deciding on which smartphone to purchase. According to the below press release the device should be available now in China (but has already been listed at retailers) - with roll outs later this month to Russia and the Netherlands, and further markets to follow in due course. 

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2 years ago

Nokia announces the Lumia 1520 in Vietnam; offers wireless speaker in pre-order deal

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Nokia has unveiled the Lumia 1520 in Vietnam, announcing pre-orders from November 8th. The price is said to be $15,999,000 VND ($800), according to WinPhoneViet. The device was unveiled in Saigon yesterday, just weeks after the product was shown off in Abu Dhabi. If you're waiting to get your hands on the new smartphone, the wait is almost over.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone apps for the armchair Quarterback in all of us

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Windows Phone Central App and Game Roundup: Are you ready for some Football?

This time of year many will find themselves pre-occupied with the American pastime football. Be it fixated on Saturday with College Football or glued to the screen on Sunday with the NFL, we love our football.

The sport now transcends the weekend with games during the week as well as on the weekends.  For the times we can't be anchored to the couch, taking in all the games, our Windows Phones are a great way to stay in touch with the sport.  This week's Windows Phone Central Roundup focuses on those gridiron apps.  Apps that focus on delivering all the news, scores, stats and standings from the football field.  We also throw in a few football games for good measure just in case you need something to help you pass the time with during those extended t.v. time-outs.

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2 years ago

A World of Keflings and Iron Brigade are your November Xbox Live Games with Gold

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For those with Xbox Live Gold Memberships, every month Microsoft tags a few games and offers them as free downloads. The Games with Gold program offers two free games to Xbox Live Gold Members each month.

One of the two titles becomes available on the first of the month and the second title lands on the 16th. For November, your Games with Gold titles are A World of Keflings (available on the 1st) and Iron Brigade (available on the 16th).

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2 years ago

Sign up for access to the Windows 8 beta for Mint.com and get access for Windows Phone

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Mint.com has had a rollercoaster of a relationship with Windows Phone. Earlier this year they said they had no plans for Windows Phone. Fast forward a few months and we’re looking at them instead confirming a Mint.com app for Windows Phone before the end of the year. Not only are they working on Windows Phone support, but they also confirmed a Windows 8 version of Mint.com in time for the holidays.

Want in on the beta for Windows 8 and Windows Phone? Yes you do. Details below.

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2 years ago

Download the latest App Social beta to discover new apps

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Nokia’s App Social is a clever app for users. It’s in the Nokia Collection, so exclusive to Lumia owners. However, it’s still a pretty fun way to discover new apps in the Store. App Social is a place where a social network becomes a great place for app discovery. It started out in beta as App Highlights before graduating to App Social. Now there’s a new a new beta version of App Social for you to try out, so let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Partying for Halloween tonight? Make sure to snap some #TrickOrWP photos for the contest!

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Today is Halloween so this is your last chance! Today when you're out trick-or-treating, heading to your kids Halloween parade or just slumming around the house in costume, don't forget to snap a photo for our #TrickOrWP contest. It can be pretty much whatever you want, just be sure to show off your phone or tablet in the picture.

Send us your photos (details below) and we'll pick the best of the best to win some awesome prizes ... or will we?

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2 years ago

redBus.in, India’s largest bus ticketing service, comes to Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Dell’s Latitude 6430u laptop stinks – literally, of cat urine

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Dell released the Latitude 6430u Ultrabook as a notebook as an affordable light and portable machine for the business professional. We have been quite happy with the new direction of design Dell has been headed in, but there is one problem – one of their laptops “smell of cat urine”.

According to reports from the BBC, “a number of users” have been complaining that some of their Latitude Ultrabooks “smell of cat urine”. While not a very appealing scent, Dell engineers have assured that the machines have not been biologically contaminated and there is no health hazard.

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2 years ago

Quick Review – Leather case for the Nokia Lumia 1020 with lens protector

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Although Nokia themselves have not released that “premium leather case” for the Lumia 1020, a third party company evidently has. We reported on it last week, revealing that the site Gadget2Us was selling various versions of the case, including brown “leather”. We use quotes because it’s not real leather, but rather a cloth layer that simulates the look and feel. Hey, what did you want for less than $10?

Luckily, Nokia’s Simran Singh Sethi was kind enough to send us one to take a look at. How is it? Head past the break for quick video and some photos.

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2 years ago

Zombies Can't Jump is the latest myAppFree offering, battle the undead for free

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We all are familiar with myAppFree and the latest partnership delivers the Windows Phone 8 game Zombies Can't Jump for free.

Zombies Can't Jump is a multi-level games that has you facing waves after wave of the walking dead, exploiting their inability to jump.  The game has two game modes, twenty levels of play, a healthy assortment of weapons and is a fun game to pass the time with.

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2 years ago

Call of Duty Ghosts to run at 720p; future looks bleak for Xbox One

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2 years ago

Live Nation's "Nokia All Access" contest page leaks Nokia Lumia 525

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2 years ago

Smart Resize for Windows Phone 8, squeezing unwanted items out of your photos

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Smart Resize first hit the radar last month as the winning app in Nokia's Future Capture contest. The Windows Phone 8 photography app is now available over in the Windows Phone Store and takes an interesting approach to editing things out of your photos.

Instead of cloning or cropping unwanted items or empty space out of your photo, Smart Resize downsamples the image. It utilizes a content-aware scale algorithm that differentiates between the less important and more important parts of the image.

In a manner of speaking, Smart Resize squeezes out the unwanted areas of your photos.

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