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2 years ago

Imaging enhancements and more come to the Lumia 1020 in latest firmware update

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The Lumia 1020 is still king of the hill for Windows Phone until the Lumia 1320 and Lumia 1520 officially arrive in the hands of consumers. The beastly 41 megapixel phone launched in July, but hasn’t seen too many updates. It already came preloaded with GDR2 and many users put Update 3 on it through the Microsoft Developer Preview Program. Today, some users are reporting an update for their Lumia 1020. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Buy an Xbox Live Gold 12 Month membership and get a $20 Xbox Live Gift Card from Amazon

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Looking for a great deal to go along with your renewal of an Xbox Live Gold membership? If you are, then you are in luck; Amazon is ready to give away some free Xbox Live cash with that exact purchase. Currently on Amazon.com, if you grab an Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership using the “Online Game Code” option (meaning that you don’t get a physical card and instead have the code displayed to you after purchase), you are entitled to a $20 Xbox Live Gift Card.

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2 years ago

Live the Xbox One experience with Microsoft’s latest video

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We have seen bits and pieces of the dashboard for Microsoft’s latest entertainment console, Xbox One, but we haven’t seen a full immersive tour of it all. With Xbox One being released in less than a month, it definitely is a bit of an odd situation. Microsoft has heard our desires though, and released a full video showing a user interacting with the Xbox dashboard along with multitasking.

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2 years ago

7-Minute Workout updated, customizations and a free version added to the mix

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We first took a look 7-Minute Workout over the summer and found it to be a simple, yet effective Windows Phone 8 fitness app. 7-Minute Workout guides you through twelve exercises in seven minutes designed to get your heart pumping, muscles flexing and calories burning.

The fitness app was recently updated to add a little more customization to the exercise routine and to launch a free version where users can purchase additional features via in-app purchases.

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2 years ago

Googalytics for Windows 8, a simple way to access your analytic data

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If you rely on Google Analytics to monitor your website activities, take a look at the Windows 8 app Googalytics.  The Windows app has been optimized for both touch and keyboard/mouse interaction and offers Live Tile support.

Along with Live Tile and full touch support, Googalytics also supports vertical and horizontal orientation as well as snapping (split screen view), and utilizes Metro or Modern style design.  Googalytics makes a nice first impression and comes across as a clean, easy way to monitor your website data.

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2 years ago

10 Years of Microsoft OneNote: "One place for all of your notes."

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We are approaching the 10th birthday of Microsoft’s information gathering application, OneNote. The first edition of OneNote to be released was OneNote 2003 in November of the same year. If you are like me, you may not have been introduced to Microsoft’s info application until only a few years ago when the company decided to include it in all versions of Office 2010.

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2 years ago

Lumia 1020 stars alongside Ellie Goulding in official BBC charity music video

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Children In Need is the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) charity for the UK. Kicking off in 1980, the charity has raised more than £600 million for disabled children and young people. The highlight of each year is a "telethon" aired on BBC One with celebrities and well-known faces.

Along with the telethon and other activities, an official Children In Need single is also selected. This year it's Ellie Goulding's turn with How Long Will I Love You (originally performed by The Waterboys). Why is this news? The official music video is shot entirely with a Nokia Lumia 1020.

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2 years ago

Nokia thanks users for getting Instagram on Windows Phone, teases with image of the app

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During Nokia World last week, one of the big software announcements was for Instagram on Windows Phone. The process in getting the app officially on Microsoft’s platform has taken months (if not longer), resulting in copious amounts of frustration from users and ammo for critics.

Nokia today thanked users on Twitter for their effort in convincing Instagram to allow their app on the platform.

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2 years ago

Have questions about the Nokia Lumia 1520? Ask away in our forums as someone has one

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 was announced last week and for the most part, we already know what we need to know about it. It’s a 6-inch 1080P LCD display device with a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, it comes with 16 or 32 GB of internal storage, it has microSD expansion and takes a Nano SIM. To power it all, it has a massive 3400 mAh battery and an oversampling 20 MP rear PureView camera.

But wait, you want more information? Although major tech sites are awaiting official review units from Nokia, including ourselves, you can head into our forums to discuss. How so? Forum member 'ALpHa.Q.RoUgH' evidently has one on hand and is taking your questions (you can even see some photos of the device, like the one above).

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2 years ago

IM+ gets updated and optimized for Windows 8.1, now live in the Store

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When it comes to instant messaging these days, there’s really only one “all in one” app out there, and that’s IM+ from Shape. The app has received numerous updates over the last few years and they’re one of the many companies who are fully on board with Microsoft and their Windows / Windows Phone vision.

IM+, both the Pro and Lite versions, have received updates today bringing them up to Windows 8.1 standards. Don’t forget, in 8.1 developers have a few new tools to take advantages of, including a new tile size (“large”) and the updated “snap view”, which has been replaced in 8.1 with a more flexible system.

So what’s new in IM+ for Windows 8.1? Let’s take a look at the full changelog as we have all of the details.

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2 years ago

Brace yourselves; official 500px Windows Phone app teased to be on the way

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2 years ago

Nokia Future runner up, Social Scene brings time-lapse photography to Windows Phone 8

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Time-lapse photography can create some interesting effects. The technique involves recording film at lower frame rates than that used for playback. The end result is what appears to be a sped up film - think the opposite of slow motion. Social Scene is an app that brings time-lapse photography to Windows Phone. But it's much more than just a simple camera app. Head on past the break to see why.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1020 now available in Kuwait

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2 years ago

Weather in the Distance for Windows Phone 8, forecasts from beyond the horizon

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Have you ever wondered what the weather is like on down the road? Weather in the Distance is a unique Windows Phone 8 weather app that will give you the current conditions from points as close as one mile away up to 24,901 miles away.

The app uses your camera viewfinder, compass and shutter button to give the app a virtual reality feel to things. Weather in the Distance is a simple and fast way to get a feel for the weather off the horizon and beyond.

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2 years ago

The Machine – A unique, challenging and visually stylish puzzle game, is a must have for Windows Phone

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The Machine is a new game for Windows Phone 7.x and 8 that should make many diehard players quite pleased. The game, developed by IĮ Farstall, comes from the highly regarded AppCampus project, a joint venture between Microsoft, Nokia and Aalto University (see example titles here). That means you can expect a decidedly polished, visually exquisite title that is unique (and exclusive) to Windows Phone.

The Machine delivers in every aspect.

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