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3 years ago

Nokia updates their video upload tool, drops YouTube references

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Just over a week ago, Nokia pushed out a new app to their Collection with the title Nokia YouTube Upload for the Nokia Lumia 1020. While it doesn’t quite roll off the tongue, it is admirably descriptive of its sole purpose: taking videos off of your Lumia and directly posting them to the popular video site. In a hands on demonstration, we noted that the app would upload the full version of your video over Wi-Fi though cellular connections would require a shorter video or waiting until Wi-Fi was present.

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3 years ago

Skype Premium users get free Wi-Fi for the month of August

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3 years ago

Microsoft Research releases "Asky" onto Twitter - promises to love humanity

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3 years ago

Microsoft patents transparent laptop display with the ability to project holograms

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3 years ago

The future of authentication: Biometrics, multi-factor, and co-dependency - Talk Mobile

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For years, the password was as secure of a means of authentication as we needed. Unless you were in charge of nuclear codes, a basic password of maybe a dozen characters was enough. Problem is, as the power of our computers increased, so did the power of the computers used by the database hackers and code crackers.

Today your basic password takes mere minutes, if not seconds, to break through. A string of letters and numbers known by just you isn't enough to keep your accounts and devices secure. Anybody that offers guaranteed security is either lying to you or deceiving themselves about the strength of their systems.

In the future how are we supposed to keep all of our stuff safe and secure? Should we resort to the frustration of ever-changing two-factor authentication, or are our own biometrics the answer? Or can we use our devices to authenticate each other, creating a self-securing personal network?

3 years ago

Microsoft files patent for augmented reality gaming glasses - surgeon simulator just got real

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We can’t help, but to love the United States Patent Office – it gives away too many good secrets. This week, a user at NeoGAF found a Microsoft patent filling for a pair of augmented reality glasses. The high-tech head mounted eye wear appears to be aimed at the gaming community and might just bring our favorite titles to the streets – literally.

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 625 rumoured to be hitting UK stores on August 26th

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3 years ago

Instagram extends olive branch to #6tagram app for Windows Phone, will have their legal consent

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Developer Rudy Huyn has been hard at work recently on his forthcoming Instagram client dubbed #6tagram for Windows Phone. Earlier this week, the popular photo service altered their API for “security reasons” throwing a monkey wrench in a planned release and forcing Huyn to have to re-think the app logic for getting access to their network. Later, Huyn confirmed that he had indeed “cracked” the new API and posting of videos and photos to Instagram would be doable for his app.

Today, a new wrinkle has happened that is effecting the timely release of #6tagram: Instagram itself, who have reportedly made direct contact with the developer.

But instead of the usual legal threats, the company has worked out a compromise whereby Huyn will send the app for prior approval to the Store, making sure the app “checks out” from a legal (and technical) standpoint. The app won’t be “official” but it will get to wear the title “Supported by Instagram” on its sleeve, making this app the first fully featured Instagram client for Windows Phone that has Instagram’s blessing (or rather, they will look the other way).

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3 years ago

App Folder and Video Trimmer released for Samsung Windows Phones

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Samsung appears to be on a roll, either that or something is certainly in the air. It was only yesterday when we covered MangaCamera and Paper Artist and the manufacturer has released two more apps for its Samsung Zone collection of Windows Phone content. Offering consumers more exclusive apps is definitely something we're beginning to enjoy seeing from Samsung.

So what are these new apps? App Folder and Video Trimmer. Head past the break for a quick summary and download links. Just as before, these apps are Windows Phone 8 only and require a Samsung ATIV Windows Phone.

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3 years ago

Delicious: Emily's Wonder Wedding for Windows 8 looks extra wonderful on a huge touch screen

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Yesterday we brought you the news from Casual Connect that Puzzle Retreat would be coming to Windows Phone 8 this year. Now let’s follow up by discussing a Windows 8-specific game. This one comes from Game House, who we didn’t expect to have a mobile Windows presence at the show.

Imagine my surprise when I stopped by their booth and saw the Windows 8 version of Delicious: Emily’s Wonder Wedding running on a big and beautiful touch-screen monitor right at the front of their booth. Ruby Urlings, the game's producer was even on-hand to demonstrate its story and gameplay for us on video. Give it a watch (and read the history of Delicious on mobile Windows platforms) after the break!

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3 years ago

New and rising games for your Windows Phone

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New and rising games for your Windows Phone

Windows Phone Central Game Roundup: New and Rising Games
Windows Phone Central Game Roundup: New and Rising Games

We're turning the spotlight on to a few New and Rising Games from over in the Windows Phone Store in this week's roundup.

These are games that have caught the attention of Microsoft and Windows Phone users, earning them the distinction in the Windows Phone Store. This week we take a look at two racing games, a destroy the zombies game and a game that will test your concentration and patience.

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3 years ago

Transfer media to and from your Lumia with Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 925 available in the Philippines starting August 16

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3 years ago

Runtastic Pro updated on Windows Phone 8, adds training plans, Nokia Music streaming, and more

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3 years ago

App Reinstaller updated to version 2.0, now works again with new features

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We've covered Reinstaller before, but here's another app with similar functionality. App Reinstaller is by another Windows Phone developer, also offering consumers a way to quickly check, download and install apps. This is highly useful if you're moving to a new phone or had to wipe your current Windows Phone due to issues.

Version 2.0 of App Reinstaller has just been pushed to the store and reportedly contains multiple bug fixes, as well as patches for server connectivity.

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