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3 years ago

Want quick access to creating notes? You can with OneNote and the GDR2 update

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This is a strange one indeed. OneNote for Windows Phone 7 allows consumers to pin the create note tile to their Start screen, but this feature is amiss in Windows Phone 8.

That is unless you're using the latest hardware with the GDR2 update. We've checked on our Nokia Lumia 925 and it does indeed enable us to pin the tile to the Start screen, which has been confirmed by the OneNote team on Reddit.

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3 years ago

MTS praises Windows Phone, says it's more comfortable promoting Microsoft than iPhone

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The Chief of Russia's largest mobile operator, OAO Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has stated that the company would require better terms to back Apple after Windows Phones advance to almost match iPhones in market share. Ouch. According to Bloomberg, MTS ceased selling iPhones in its stores at the end of 2012 and has strengthened its relationship with other hardware vendors, including those who produce smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system.

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3 years ago

Halo: Spartan Assault briefly launches on Trinidad's Windows 8 Store. AlphaJax and Ty still available

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Xbox gamers have been eagerly anticipating Halo: Spartan Assault ever since Microsoft announced the Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 game at the beginning of June. Many Windows Phone gamers especially look forward to it since Spartan Assault is likely the only Xbox Windows Phone game that will be released this month (we hear next week, in fact). Be that as it may, Windows 8 users got the first shot at the first mobile Halo game today, however briefly…

For a few hours, the tablet and PC version of Halo: Spartan Assault became available for purchase in the Caribbean island nations of Trinidad and Tobago. People from outside of those countries were able to buy it too, thanks to a little regional trickery and the magic of PayPal. Unfortunately, Microsoft quickly pulled Spartan Assault as we were in the process of writing this story to tell you about it, just hours after the game first appeared on the Windows Store.

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3 years ago

More images of the upcoming camera grip for the Lumia 1020 leak

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We’re less than two days away from officially learning everything about the Nokia Lumia 1020. But the leaks don’t stop coming. We shared an image of an upcoming accessory for that Lumia 1020 that most of us will be picking up on day one. It’s a Frankenstein of shells, adding both more battery and a camera grip for the device. Here are some more images of it.

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3 years ago

The Google & Microsoft lifestyle: a match made in hell

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The War

There was once a time when being a heavy Google services user and a Microsoft fan was the easiest choice on the block. The boys in Redmond could provide a robust and productive operating system platform while the Mountain View search cowboys could back you up with web services. Now, the two companies are going head to head and it might just be causing a hellish nightmare for consumers.

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3 years ago

Running Windows 8.1 Preview? Get the latest Patch Tuesday fixes right now

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3 years ago

Dark Quest for Windows Phone now available, Orcs beware

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Looking for a Dungeons and Dragons styled board game for your Windows Phone? Take a look at the new Windows Phone game Dark Quest.

Dark Quest is a turn based, fantasy role playing game for your Windows Phone where you play the role of a barbarian warrior on a quest to defeat an evil sorcerer and his evil minions who have taken over your lands.

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3 years ago

CEO and president of Gearbox Software Randy Pitchford uses Windows Phone 8, plays Minesweeper

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File this under human interest story, but for those of you don’t game much, you may not know Randy Pitchford. He’s the very vocal and prominent face of Gearbox Software (www.gearboxsoftware.com), who is riding high on the success of its Borderlands 2 game (of which numerous writers here at Windows Phone Central are huge fans; Sam still sticks to Halo, sigh).

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3 years ago

Take our Social Networking and Communication Survey for a chance to win a $100 Best Buy Gift Card!

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We're fans of numbers and quantifiable data here at Mobile Nations, and so following after the third week of Talk Mobile 2013, we're turning to our good friend the survey to help compile some data. Week three was focused on mobile social networking and communication. If you missed any of the content, be sure to click over to our Talk Mobile hub and check it out.

The mobile social networking and communication survey will only take a minute or two to complete, and as an extra incentive (not that you guys and gals need it, but we like to give things away), by completing the survey you'll be entered for a chance to win a $100 Best Buy Gift Card. Hit the link below to take the survey!

Click here to take the Talk Mobile State of Mobile Social Networking and Communication Survey!

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3 years ago

Gorgeous surfer uses both Windows Phone and Surface in new provocative ad

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Summer is enjoyable for so, so many reasons. Longer days, vacations, and the beach usually top the list of things that make summer so awesome. Surfing usually makes an appearance on that list too. Stephanie Gilmore is a professional surfer from Australia. She’s a five-time world champion having won titles in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012. And it looks like she’s keen on two operating systems you and I love – Windows Phone and Windows 8. Video after the break.

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3 years ago

Official Facebook Beta app for Windows Phone gets updated with must-have new features today

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3 years ago

T-Mobile Lumia 925 will have Wi-Fi calling, 16GB of storage and more

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Everyone is waiting with bated breath for the Nokia Lumia 1020, but let us not forget that T-Mobile is poised to launch the fantastic Lumia 925 within the coming days (or weeks). In fact, that press event is tomorrow and we’ll of course be there to cover it.

Now, the support page for the T-Mobile branded Lumia 925 has gone up and we can finally confirm once and for all its final specs.

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3 years ago

Nokia Chat Beta now available worldwide

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Nokia Chat Beta now available worldwide

To be honest, we are losing track of the number of apps and services out there that allow you to communicate. Voxer officially hit the Store last week and Viber has been giving some Windows Phone love lately. Not to be forgotten, the beta version of Nokia Chat receives an update that should make a lot of you folks around the globe happy. It is now available worldwide.

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3 years ago

Samsung ATIV Odyssey now available online from U.S. Cellular, in stores July 11th

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Last week tweets were a tweeting about U.S. Cellular adding the Samsung ATIV Odyssey Windows Phone to their smartphone lineup and today the wireless provider made it official.

Starting today the Samsung ATIV Odyssey will be available online and in stores on July 11th.  The 4G LTE Windows Phone will run your $49.99 after contractual discounts and a $50 mail in rebate.  The Odyssey is a good, entry level Windows Phone with a 4" Super AMOLED screen, 1.5GHz Dual Core Processor, 8GB of storage, microSD card expansion, a 5MP rear camera, NFC support and more.  The Odyssey joins the ZTE Render (a Windows Phone 7.8 device) as the wireless providers only Windows Phone 8 device.  

We checked U.S. Cellular's website and the Odyssey isn't listed just yet and it may take a little while longer to see it pop up.

You can catch the full presser on the Odyssey announcement after the break.

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3 years ago

Skype updates Windows Phone 8 app to 2.8, brings new enhancements

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To add to what is an increasingly news-worthy day, Skype has just pushed out a nice little update for Windows Phone 8 users, bumping that version to 2.8.0.84.

The Skype app for Windows Phone 8 has had a mixed track record with updates and coming late to the new OS, but with the last few releases it seems to have stabilized and is increasingly getting better and better. What’s more, this isn’t a vague “bug fixes” update but rather has some documented changes.

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