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3 years ago

Meet the FC Barcelona team with Nokia India and the Lumia 620 competition

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Reside in India and own a Lumia 620 Windows Phone? It could well be your chance to meet one of the top football teams in Europe - FC Barcelona. Nokia India is running a competition that will see consumers who own the smartphone competing against one another for the opportunity to watch the team play and meet the players. So how does one enter?

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3 years ago

Lumia 620 shipping with updated firmware also has new Storage management options

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It appears that a very few Lumia 620’s have already come off of the line with the latest firmware on board. That’s perhaps to be expected, but it also looks like it’s this firmware that will bring advanced Storage management, including the ability to clear temporary cache files in “other” storage.

Currently, most Lumia 620’s are on the 1250 firmware. A few days ago, 1304 began to populate Navifirm and sure enough within the last day or so, 1307 has appeared for one device/region. It is that 1307 firmware that brings this new ability (we know only because we’re on 1304 ourselves). The OS though is the same Portico 10211 as found on current Windows Phones.

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3 years ago

WebApps updated, adds a number of new features and local content filtering

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3 years ago

Nokia and Verizon teaming up to promote Nokia Music in Austin, Texas

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If you’re rocking a Windows Phone device from Nokia, you’ve had access to Nokia Music for over a few months now. The music streaming service gives Lumia owners access to over 17 million tracks in the Nokia Music collection. Users can make create free fixes from their favorite songs or artists. Nokia also recently rolled out a ‘Plus’ version of Nokia Music that offers higher audio quality among other things for a low monthly fee.

Now they’re teaming up with Verizon Wireless to promote the service with a concert series in Austin, Texas.

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3 years ago

Here are the game developers that Xbox Windows Phone desperately needs

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Last week, Gameloft kicked off their much anticipated wave of Xbox releases for Windows Phone 8 with Asphalt 7, a game I call the best racer on the platform in our review. They’ve followed up this week with the very strong The Amazing Spider-Man and the not-so-strong and highly skippable Real Soccer 2013. With at least 9 more games coming, including first-person shooters, action games, and even an MMORPG, it’s safe to say that Gameloft will keep Windows Phone gamers pretty busy this year.

Similarly, Electronics Arts and its subsidiaries Chillingo and PopCap have produced a ton of fine mobile Xbox games as Nokia exclusives within the past few months. All of the Nokia EA games are expected to become available to general Windows Phone audiences six months after release, so they really do benefit the platform as a whole.

However large and prolific they might be, publishers Gameloft and Electronic Arts can’t keep the Xbox Windows Phone lineup afloat all by themselves. The world of smartphone gaming is vast indeed. iOS and Android thrive thanks to many game developers and publishers, both great and small. Today we continue our ‘How Microsoft can save Xbox Games for Windows Phone’ editorial series with a look at the game makers that our platform needs in order to thrive.

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3 years ago

BW Camera, Windows Phone photography where color is optional

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BW Camera is a Windows Phone app designed to take black and white images. It's a rather nice photography app that allows you to capture images from default settings or tweak the relative amounts of red, green and blue channels to match your own tastes.

Black and White photography has always been an interest and BW Camera does a good job of capturing gray scale images. There's still some ironing out to do but BW Camera is a nice addition to the Windows Phone photography library of apps.

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3 years ago

Nokia beginning to take potential Surface Phone from Microsoft seriously?

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Nokia has begun to take a potential Surface Phone from Microsoft rather seriously, according to risks detailed in a SEC filing. The company has bet everything on Windows Phone and many would naturally assume that Stephen Elop and co. made the leap to Microsoft's mobile platform with enough security in-mind. So what's going on to make the company reveal some new threats that weren't noted previously?

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3 years ago

How dust gets inside your Nokia Lumia 920's front facing camera

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The Windows Phone Central Forums are a place of immense knowledge, resources and camaraderie. There is no better place on the web to hang out if you’re a fan or user of any Windows Phone device. Here is some proof of the kind of content you’ll find inside – this is some Sherlock Holmes level work regarding dust, the front-facing camera, and the proximity sensor on the Nokia Lumia 920.

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3 years ago

Viber CEO confirms update coming to Windows Phone

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3 years ago

Amazon Mobile gets updated with Canadian support and more

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3 years ago

Memorylage for Windows Phone 8 updated, more collage layouts and fixes in tow

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Memorylage is a nifty Windows Phone 8 app that taps into your Pictures Hub as an alternative viewer for your pictures. Memorylage displays the galleries in collage form and has the ability to create collages from selected images that can be used as lockscreens or shared as stand alone images.

The version 1.1 is more or less a maintenance update that addresses issues that were present in the original release such as fixing the caption of the lockscreen button in the Photo Booth, fixed a color theme issue, and dealt with some stability issues. While fixes are in place, you also get a few new features added to the mix.

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3 years ago

Get this now: Chronos Calendar for Windows Phone is not only great but it’s free

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We don’t cover calendar issues here too frequently if only because we know the native calendar app for Windows Phone is “meh” and third-party apps are hit and miss. Toss in the fact that everyone has their own idea of what makes a good calendar and it’s a hard topic to cover.

But we were recommended Chronos Calendar by a reader today and upon trying it, we were kind of blown away.

For one, it’s in our opinion gorgeous. The app supports high resolution graphics and boy do they shine on a Windows Phone 8 device.  With bold, crisp visuals, we really enjoy checking out the split view (day on top, monthly below) for our appointments. Navigation is also simple with the 3 button center console: view toggle, jump list, settings. Tapping any day will cycle through that selection on to the top window, allowing you to quickly visualize your tasks.

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3 years ago

SurfCube 5 for Windows Phone introduces cinema-like article reader

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SurfCube 5 for Windows Phone 8 is now available to consumers. This major release of the popular web browser introduces a number of new features, including support for the new speech API in Windows Phone 8. The app is a popular choice for those who require that little bit extra which Internet Explorer doesn't quite provide. So what joins speech in version 5?

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3 years ago

Official Hurl video sharing app comes to Windows Phone 8 and it’s glorious

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Ever want to share a video from your phone onto a PC? Want to make the experience social and open platform too so your iPhone and Android friends can jump in? Then you’ll want to take a peep at the official Hurl app for Windows Phone 8, which came out yesterday.

Hurl is like a DNLA service but for PCs, but it also adds some social aspects as well. The system works by simply downloading their app to your phone and setting up a page on the Hurl website (www.hurl.net). Using your phone’s GPS (and your label) you can then connect up. From there, you can search online for videos, which you then add to the queue. Those videos will then play on the PC and your phone acts like a remote for it—it’s like SmartGlass but for everything else.

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3 years ago

Access your Nokia Music mixes easily with Mix NFC Tag Writer

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If you use Nokia Music and are looking for a quick way to access your song mixes, take a gander at Mix NFC Tag Writer for your Windows Phone 8 device.

Mix NFC Tag Writer will let you generate and write links to your favorite Nokia Music Mixes to NFC tags. To tune into the mixes, just scan the NFC tag.  Mix NFC Tag Writer may not be an official Nokia app but it can come in handy when you want to access your favorite Nokia Music mixes with ease.

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