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2 years ago

TinyDO updated, the most minimally awesome to-do list for Windows Phone gets new UI and features

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Sometimes an app comes along so simple and beautiful you can’t help but love it. TinyDO is one of those apps. We first covered it a little over two weeks ago when we looked all the apps from the developer. We told you guys and gals to go download them because every single one of them was visually stunning. One of those was just updated today. Let’s see what’s new with TinyDO.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1520 rumored to launch September 26

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Nokia Lumia 1520 rumored to launch September 26

When the Nokia Lumia 1520 launches it will be the largest Windows Phone device ever. It will be so big that it will sit comfortable in the category of smartphones known as “phablets”. Devices that are much larger than your average smartphone, but smaller than a mini tablet. It will go head to head with the very successful Samsung Galaxy Note devices running Android. These are brave new waters for the Windows Phone platform. And it looks like you might only 15 days away from holding it in your hands.

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2 years ago

Nokia Pro Cam available again for the Lumia 920, 925 and 928

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Nokia’s Pro Cam is an excellent camera app for those who have access to it. Sure, time between shots could be decreased, but it’s still a solid app for camera enthusiasts wanting granular control of settings. It was first available for the Nokia Lumia 1020, but later became available for anyone with a Lumia 92x device. Unfortunately, a few days ago we had reports in the forums that users were unable to install the app. Today it looks like it’s fixed.

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2 years ago

See a video of Project Tripod, the upcoming app that will become the world’s virtual tripod

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Way back in late June we showed you guys and gals the early work of an upcoming app for Windows Phone called Project Tripod. It’s an app that aims to eliminate the need for tripods with a unique social twist. Think of it as a virtual tripod. But if you’re having trouble imaging the app, there’s a video below of it in action. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Motion-tracking cameras to be installed on Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo laptops next year

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At the 2013 Intel Developer Conference (IDF), the company has announced that Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo will install 3D-depth cameras inside the screen bezel of personal computers, starting in the second half of 2014. Ever looked at your laptop and wanted Kinect-like motion tracking implemented for that added functionality? It could well become reality.

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2 years ago

Minions Space Battle, battling evil minions with bananas from your Windows Phone

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Despicable Me fans have a relatively new Windows Phone game available that features the little yellow minions. Minions Space Battle is a Galaga styled arcade game where you battle minion against minions.

While not an official Minions game, Minions Space Battle has potential. The opening screen is a giggle loop from the minions that will make most grin and game play isn't too bad with a moderate pace.

Minions Space Battle could use a little fine tuning but as is, it's worth a try.

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2 years ago

Simple Calendar bumped to version 2.5; includes bug fixes and ability to open meeting locations

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Simple Calendar is a gorgeous app for Windows Phone, enabling you to keep up-to-date with everything happening in your life. Sporting Modern UI inspired Live Tiles and an intuitive layout, Simple Calendar is a breeze to use and has been recommended by us in the past. Today we've been made aware of an update rolling out for the app.

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2 years ago

How smartphones killed the camcorder - Talk Mobile

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While many of us owned standalone cameras, be they point-and-shoots or DSLRs (or even going back to ye olde days of film SLRs), far fewer ever owned a standalone video camera. The camcorder was always a far more bulky and balky beast, requiring massive batteries and recording onto magnetic film cassettes and then smaller cassettes and then removable hard drives and large flash disks before finally getting to the point where something like an SD card was a viable option.

Digitization and miniaturization solved the bulky problem, but no amount of SD cards or flip-out touch screens seemed to be able to fix the balky problem, or the price. When smartphones with integrated cameras started showing up in the hands of consumers around the globe, the traditional camcorder was put on just as much notice as the point-and-shoot photo camera.

But are smartphones good enough to replace the camcorder? And with everything that smartphones can do, is it feasible to edit video on one? Can you really use a smartphone to stream live video to the web? And how do we keep our videos safe in this ever-connected digital age?

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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