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3 years ago

Scalado co-founder talks about Nokia purchase and what the team has achieved

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Sami Niemi, one of the co-founders of Scalado, a Swedish-based imaging firm which has been renowned for its innovative mobile imaging experiences has spoken to Nokia Conversations about what the team has achieved since being gobbled up by Nokia last year.

Niemi became Nokia's director of Capture & Relieve software product management after the move and within months Nokia Smart Shoot was released, alongside an alpha version of PhotoBeamer was being demonstrated to operators. It's quite the adventure.

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3 years ago

Halo: Spartan Assault Review - Finish the fight on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

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Ever since Windows Phone 7 launched with Xbox features and games, fans have been clamoring for a mobile Halo game. The Halo series of first-person shooters is Microsoft’s most popular gaming franchise, so a Windows Phone version would seem like a foregone conclusion. But two years passed without the slightest hint at a mobile Halo title, prompting us to question whether Microsoft has the will to bring its gaming franchises to Windows Phone.

Thankfully, a little PC and tablet OS called Windows 8 finally inspired Microsoft and franchise stewards 343 Industries to make the leap towards bringing Halo to mobile devices. Developing the game for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 simultaneously allowed the creators to keep costs down; reach the phone, tablet, and PC markets in one go; and give Microsoft’s fledgling phone and tablet operating systems a shot in the arm.

Halo: Spartan Assault is finally available on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. Read on for our comprehensive review of both versions!

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3 years ago

Official NBC 'Today' Windows Phone 8 app for those who prefer to sleep in, is now available

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NBC News Digital LLC, who previously released their NBC News and NBC Nightly News apps, has released the Today app that delivers all the goodness of the Today Show to your Windows Phone 8 device.  It gives you a way to catch all the news stories from the Today show just in case you miss something when the show airs on television in the early AM.

The Today app has pages for the top news stories of the day, stories categorized in sections and videos from the NBC morning show. News stories can be saved for later and has an audio playback option where you can have the news stories read to you.

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3 years ago

First look: Full featured Instagram client, InstaPic, headed to Windows 8 devices

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For those of you who can’t help to wave around your tablet and take photos, we have an exciting announcement. InstaPic, a full featured Instagram client will be headed to Windows 8 device shortly.

The application will allow users to view timeline and popular posts, search for users and tags, pin favorites to the Start Screen, locate friends from Facebook and their address book, and even upload photos to the popular social photo sharing service.

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3 years ago

Want a new PC? Enter the #MSFTback2school Contest (US Only)

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1020 – Low Light photos samples and comparison shots to Lumia 920, 925

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We know a lot of you have been itching for some low-light camera samples from the Nokia Lumia 1020, a device that should be landing on your doorsteps as early as today if you pre-ordered from AT&T.

Last night, we hopped into mid-town Manhattan to grab some samples with the 41MP beast and they’re posted below. We also have four samples comparing to the Lumia 920 and Lumia 925, so you can see the differences therein and two video clips as well.

The images have been resized for the web (click to enlarge) but as always, we’ll give you the full resolution ones here on our SkyDrive (link, 149MB ZIP), should you want to pixel peep...

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3 years ago

Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview available for Windows 7 with new features and improvements

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Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 Consumer Preview introduced their latest version of the Trident based web browser, Internet Explorer 11. Today the company has released the developer preview of IE11 for those still on Windows 7.

Internet Explorer 11 promises to bring improved performance, faster page load times, new standards support for next generation sites, and a completely redesigned “F12” developer toolkit.

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3 years ago

Timing ’13 CP for Windows Phone 8, allows you to track F1 races in real-time

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3 years ago

AT&T shipping out pre-ordered Nokia Lumia 1020 units today - Have you got yours?

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3 years ago

Monopoly, Radiant, and Phototastic are your Red Stripe Deals of the week

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3 years ago

Leaked image points at Nokia Lumia "phablet" in the works, but we shouldn't be surprised

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Nokia has been rumoured to be planning a Windows 8 tablet along with a "phablet" running Windows Phone. Both products have never seen the light of day, but we could well be getting closer to seeing a large Windows Phone from Nokia, if the above image published on Chinese website Weibo is anything to go by. We know many consumers will be looking forward to see just what could come of this, especially if we're to follow the route of the Samsung Galaxy Note.

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3 years ago

Nokia’s YouTube Upload app – Hands on and more details

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Nokia has published to the store their YouTube Video Upload app that enables users to simply and easily post their video creations to their accounts.

The app loads just fine on the Nokia Lumia 1020, which means this app may be exclusive to that device initially. Though being Nokia, we’re sure that they will deliver for their other Lumia line as they’re pretty good like that.

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3 years ago

ProShot and Camera360 Windows Phone 8 apps updated, bug fixes and minor tweaks for all

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Two popular photography apps for your Windows Phone 8 devices has been updated. ProShot and Camera360 both have received updates that mainly address fixes and tweaks to their user interfaces.

ProShot jumps to version 2.8 and adds a new focus dial with fixes for the burst mode and UI tweaks. The focus dial sits to the side of the viewfinder and is a nice addition and should be more convenient for those who prefer to manually focus on things.

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3 years ago

Nokia to release YouTube Upload to help Lumia owners publish content online

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Desire a quick way to share videos easily online? Nokia is planning to release an app for Lumia Windows Phones, aptly titled YouTube Uploader. I don't believe there's much we can say about an app with such limited functionality, except you will be able to upload videos to YouTube. Unfortunately, while the app is listed on the store, you can't yet download it (even on a Lumia 925 with the GDR2 Amber update).

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3 years ago

Lunar X for Windows Phone, shuttling around the moon

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Lunar X is a Windows Phone game that reminds me of the old Lunar Lander arcade game but with a little more gusto.

The story line goes that the Mayan's were right and as the world ends you escape to the moon to find a new home. Lunar X has you in the cockpit of a lunar lander finding your way around the moon's surface.

The game has two difficulty levels, forty levels of play and customizable ships. Lunar X is a challenging game for your Windows Phone and not a bad way to pass the time.

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