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3 years ago

Deal Alert: Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 available for free at TigerDirect with BT headset

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The Lumia 928 is currently on offer at TigerDirect, slashing the price to absolutely nothing. Should you take out a new Verizon contract, you'll be able to pick up the unique Windows Phone with a free Bluetooth headset (worth $19.99). If you've not yet picked up a 928 for some reason, now's a perfect opportunity, especially if you're also looking at a new Verizon Wireless line.

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3 years ago

Nokia updates Display + Touch and Extras + Info apps for Lumia line

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3 years ago

First look - Nokia adds Call and SMS filters to Lumias with GDR2 update today

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We've already covered what's been included in GDR2 from Microsoft as well as the Amber firmware update from Nokia, but there appears to be more pieces to the jigsaw puzzle. An update for Extras + Info has been fired out into the wild that enables Lumia Windows Phone owners who are rocking GDR2 to start blocking numbers and unwanted contact. Yep, this is huge, folks.

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3 years ago

Nokia publishes video revealing the magic behind the Lumia 1020 lens

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Nokia has released a video showing off what happens inside the Lumia 1020 when you hit the shutter button to snap a photo. You may be thinking, "I've seen this before, Richy!" and you'd be correct in assuming as much. This is the same promo footage used last month when the Lumia 1020 was unveiled to the world. It's about time the video is available as a short clip.

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3 years ago

Windows Phone 8 support on the roadmap for instant messaging service ooVoo

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3 years ago

Live in China? Alter your Lumia region settings to install more Windows Phone apps

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There's nothing worse than purchasing a Windows Phone, but not able to rock the night away with apps and games from the store. The unique market that is China has been an interesting addition to the ecosystem with Xbox Live, social networks and even store content being affected by tight restrictions (The Great Firewall).

Luckily there's light at the end of the tunnel as LiveSino reports that it's now possible to alter your region and then download content from the store that's not published for China.

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3 years ago

Microsoft again shows how Surface RT fares against Apple's iPad

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Apple has previously enjoyed kicking Microsoft down with the famous Mac versus PC advertisement campaign. It was a giggle to see Apple attempting to be trendy against Microsoft's "boring" OS and PCs in general. Now it's Microsoft's turn to hit back and the company is continuing its Apple-bashing run with the above advert, putting the Surface RT against the popular iPad.

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3 years ago

Godville, a hassle free RPG game for Windows Phone 8

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Godville may be one of the more unique games available for your Windows Phone 8 devices. It is labeled a Zero Player Game (ZPG) that has the elements of a Role Playing Game (RPG) but not the hassle of having to deal with waiting for other players to take a turn, manage level ups, and all the other work involved in playing such games.

With Godville you play the role of the local god and the hardest task is probably finding a name for your hero, who does all the heavy lifting.

Sure there are a few interactions you can have with your hero but for the most part, Godville is a sit back, relax and do very little type game. Godville is an acquired taste and it takes a little time to get a handle on, but if you give it a try Godville may surprise you.

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 925 listed on Flipkart, coming soon to India

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The Lumia 925 is Nokia's first Windows Phone to make use of metal in the production process. The unique design and improved optics are a refreshing change from the Lumia 920, along with being slightly thinner and lighter. The new high-end smartphone is a must-have for many consumers. The issue is the product is still launching in numerous markets, including India.

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3 years ago

SIM Unlocked Nokia Lumia 925 now available in Canada via Expansys

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While we still don’t have any firm confirmations on Nokia’s plans for the Lumia 925 on Canadian carriers, those itching to pick up the thin metal Windows Phone 8 device can now order it SIM unlocked.

The site Expansys has the device in limited stock for CDN $714.56, ready to ship and in white with 16GB of storage. On board bands include 3G (850/900/1900/2100 MHz) and GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), so make sure you check with your respective carrier for compatibility.

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3 years ago

Audiocloud for Windows Phone updated, sound repost feature added to the mix

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Audiocloud is a SoundCloud client app for our Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices. The app will let you explore a healthy community of artists, bands, podcasts and other audio content from the comfort of your Windows Phone.

Audiocloud was recently updated to version 2.5 which includes a handful of fixes and performance tweaks as well as the ability to repost sounds.

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3 years ago

Official Wells Fargo banking app for Windows Phone 8 is now available

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Looks like it's not just those Bing apps that are getting released today as the Wells Fargo banking app is now finally available for Windows Phone 8. Ever since Bank of America, Chase and numerous other financial institutions released their apps over the last two years, we’ve been hearing requests for Wells Fargo—now those wishes have been answered.

The Wells Fargo app is everything you’d expect from a modern banking institution -  it allows you to check account balances, pay bills, send money, make balance transfers, deposit checks, and track investments.

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3 years ago

Microsoft announces Bing Apps for Windows Phone 8, bringing News, Weather, Sports and Finance to the small screen [Updated]

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Update: As of 7PM ET, all links are now working. Please try now to download the new Bing suite for Windows Phone 8. It's not restricted to the US.

Today, Microsoft has pulled the sheets off of a new suite of apps based around the Bing search engine. Simply called Bing Apps, the collection of four apps includes Sports, News, Weather and Finance, including Live Tile support for Windows Phone 8 devices.

Based off of the same suite of apps for its Windows 8 OS, the new applications bring all of the latest news right to the Start screen, continuing the “glance and go” usability that Windows Phone users have become accustomed to. Indeed, this is the first time we’ve seen some real parallels between the desktop and mobile OS drawn and it should make using the two systems more seamless than before for new customers.

Watch our first-look video of the new apps in action and enjoy the gallery of screenshots after the break.

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3 years ago

Rumor: Telecom New Zealand won’t be getting Lumia 925; already EOL’d Lumia 920

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It looks like those on Telecom, based in New Zealand, won’t be getting their hands on the excellent Nokia Lumia 925 as was planned. A source familiar with the carrier has informed us that the phone has evidently failed network testing and “won't be offered by Telecom”. What makes the matter worse is that the Lumia 920 was designated end-of-life (EOL) last month and indeed, that phone is no longer listed on Telecom’s website (though you can still purchase it in-store).

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3 years ago

MakerBot 3D printers become available at select Microsoft Stores

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Earlier this week we viewed Microsoft's latest episode of "On The Whiteboard" about the new 3D printing drivers that will be shipping within Windows 8.1. Today we have learned that Microsoft retail stores across the country will offer the experience to see a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer first hand.

Customers will be able view a live 3D printing demonstration, as well as being able to purchase a home unit and the required filament in store. At this point in time, Microsoft Stores are the only stores outside of MakerBot’s NYC store where you can purchase one of these high-tech printers.

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