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3 years ago

Nokia Canada to make announcement on May 15th, continuing to tackle music discovery

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3 years ago

Feed your Reddit addiction with Baconography for Windows Phone 8

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When you need your fix of cats, WTF, and bacon you head to Reddit. We don’t have an official Reddit app on Windows Phone, but we’ve got some really good third party apps. Baconit is the reigning champ when it comes to getting Reddit on your Windows Phone. Newcomer Baconography doesn’t exactly look to challenge it, instead offering a slightly different take on the Reddit experience. Let’s check it out.

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3 years ago

Pic Stitch, a photo collage creator for Windows Phone 8

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Pic Stitch is a relatively new Windows Phone collage builder with a built in photo editor. It's a fairly simple app that has a nice selection of collage templates that can be customized along with a photo editor powered by Aviary (much like you see in Instagraph and other Windows Phone photography apps).

Pic Stitch is a decent photo app for Windows Phone 8 with the only real downside being that it lacks a trial version.

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3 years ago

Samsung updates both Now and RSS Times for Windows Phone

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Samsung continues to support its Windows Phones with OEM app updates. Today we're looking at two apps from the Samsung Zone that have been recently updated. Both Now and RSS Times have been bumped to new versions (3.7.0.2 and 2.0.2) with the former removing top tweets and adding in a currency converter. We're not entirely sure what's new in its RSS reader.

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3 years ago

Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 advertisement spotted on billboard?

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3 years ago

Microsoft updates Facebook Beta with minor fixes and improvements

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3 years ago

8.1 inch Windows 8 tablet from Acer gets priced on Amazon

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Earlier today at a press event in NYC, Acer showed off a handful of new PCs they’ll be releasing over the next few weeks. The machines are mainly tablets and laptops ranging in size from 11.6 inches to 15.6 inches. But we know a lot of you are clamoring for a tablet running Windows 8 in the range between 7 and 8-inches. Turns out they’re closer than we thought.

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3 years ago

Join the beta for Sleeve. A new Windows Phone 8 app for music lovers

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Windows Phone has always been one of the better mobile operating systems with a superb music experience builtin. They may have taken a few steps back with Xbox Music, but you can attribute that to growing pains from building a new music platform. That said, you can always improve the music experience and that’s why we’ve got great options in the Windows Phone Store to keep your tunes fresh. Apps like Pandora, Audiocloud, Rdio, Beem, and others help to give you new sources of music.

Newcomer Sleeve for Windows Phone 8 hopes to do something a little different from other music apps. Let’s check it out.

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3 years ago

Mini Review: The Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T Tablet

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Since we’re heading off into the weekend we figured we’d leave off with our quick impression of the Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T Tablet. Whew, that Samsung does not mind a long name, for sure.

So why are we doing this? Same reasons as always (1) I bought one this week (2) many Windows Phone users are also shopping around for tablets/hybrids and PCs. Let us be the guinea pig to test ‘em out for ya.

Head past the break for some photos and our hands on video tour of the device, including our thoughts.

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3 years ago

WhatsApp for Windows Phone getting call-contact feature in future update

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We’ve been teasing and dancing around the next iteration of WhatsApp for Windows Phone, an update that is looking to be quite considerable for the platform.

One new feature has just been revealed sounds more exciting than it is: call contact. No, this is not WhatsApp going all VOIP on us, but is instead just another means to facilitate an easier transition when communicating with people. In a chat conversation, users will be able to quickly direct dial the recipient by just bringing up their contact info.

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3 years ago

Microsoft and Nokia to attack low-end smartphone markets

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Microsoft and Nokia are planning to tackle the smartphone market and hit hard with new low-end hardware, according to a report by Reuters. With multiple high-end products from Nokia, HTC, and Samsung already available, the company is now looking at the cheaper price points that attract a large portion of consumers. The Lumia 521 is such a Windows Phone that Microsoft hopes will win over the minds of consumers.

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3 years ago

Former Experience Designer for Windows Phone, Arturo Toledo, tells you why the new Facebook app is still very Modern

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With the arrival of the new Facebook beta app for Windows Phone 8 this week, the discussion immediately focused on two aspects (1) functionality (2) design. The first one is one of those “in motion” issues that all betas face, meaning some functions may yet have been added (especially when combined with the ever changing feature set of the Facebook ecosystem). The second though ranges from personal opinion to a higher discussion of Design Principles.

More specifically, the question of whether the new Facebook app is “Metro” enough (or whatever you want to call the Modern UI Design Principles that runs through Windows Phone) has become one of the hot topics amongst commenters.

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3 years ago

Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 reportedly spotted in the wild at a NYC event

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The Nokia Lumia 928 has reportedly been seen in disguise in New York City during a private Nokia concert held for "social influencers, lifestyle and consumer media". The Nokia Blog notes that numerous setups for recording video with supposed 928s in a thick black case was observed, and even a few Nokia folks had them closely guarded.

Nokia is believed to be announcing the mobile phone in the near future and should this report be accurate it can't be long now.

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3 years ago

The Harvest now available on Windows 8, but still no love for Windows Phone 8

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The Harvest has returned, but not on Windows Phone 8. The popular RPG is still available for Windows Phone 7, but has yet to be updated to take advantage of Windows Phone 8. Now those who are using Windows 8 will be able to enjoy the addictive gameplay as the title has just been made available on the Windows Store. What's more is The Harvest has been expanded on.

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3 years ago

Enjoy cat videos and more with the Metrotube beta for Windows 8

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