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3 years ago

Doubling down with Dual Lock Crop for Windows Phone 8

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Looking for an easy way to create a panoramic lockscreen for your Windows Phone 8 device? Dual Lock Crop is a simple, easy way to crop an image in half to create a seamless panorama lockscreen when shifting from your main lockscreen to your Kid's Corner lockscreen.

Dual Lock Crop has a simple instructions page where you can crop a single image to your liking to create the dual lockscreens or have the app crop split a single image for you.

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3 years ago

Quiet Hours for notifications: Coming to Windows Phone Blue?

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With the big leak of Windows Blue build 9364 arriving over the weekend people have been furiously going through it to find any new, unannounced features that are presumably coming later in the year. For Windows Phone users, it’s even more interesting because we know that Windows Phone Blue is an analogous project that the Windows Phone dev team is undertaking at this moment.

To what extent Windows Blue, Windows Blue RT and Windows Phone blue overlap is still not known, but it has been strongly suggested that this is one of the first attempts to bridge the OSs, including a common Store.

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3 years ago

Updates incoming for Windows 8 Mail, Calendar, and People apps

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Update: A lot of you are reporting they're available (me too). Go download them in the Windows Store. 

The built-in Mail, Calendar, and People app have received nearly universal criticism from both tech reviewers and users since their inception. While they aren’t getting a huge graphical user interface overhaul, there is a nice update coming in tomorrow that should help alleviate some, but not all, concerns.

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3 years ago

Livery service Uber releases official app on Windows Phone, still needs work

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For those in near some major US (and even UK) cities, you may take interest in seeing the official Uber app (www.uber.com) land today for Windows Phone, both 7.x and 8. In case you don’t know, Uber is a livery service that is gaining popularity for embracing mobile technology—specifically you pull your location on your phone, access your account and ping a driver to pick you up. It’s fast, convenient and a great use of your phone.

Previously, we have had some decent unofficial apps in the Store, like Uber Towncar. Now, the fancy taxi company has embraced Windows Phone with a version 1.0 of their app, which of course is free and ad-free. That’s the good news (and it’s always good news when we get official support). The bad news is the app is a tad rough, even for a version 1.0.

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3 years ago

Red Lumia 720 variant to be exclusively available at O2 UK

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3 years ago

Deal of the Week: Incipio Feather Ultralight Hard Shell Case for Nokia Lumia 820

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Measuring less than 1mm thin, Incipio's Ultra Light Feather Case is ideal for the Lumia 820 user seeking inconspicuous, first-class protection. Feather is made of an ultra light, ultra strong polymer for light as a feather, form-fitting durable protection without the added bulk. The case features a soft matte finish, complete access to all ports and comes in black, blue, pink and gray.

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3 years ago

Nokia halts Google's VP8 codec dream with patent infringement assertions

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Nokia has made an intellectual property rights declaration to the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) with respect to Google's VP8 data format and decoding guide, listing 64 granted patents and 22 pending patent applications. VP8 is Google's dream to create a royalty-free codec, but it's reportedly not open standard and Nokia is having none of it (to see why, check quote below). The company is already seeking injunctions against HTC in Germany over two VP8 patents.

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3 years ago

Bad news: Windows Phone app Joe Belfiore teased has been delayed

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3 years ago

What's the Word? A picture puzzle of a game

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What's the Word? A picture puzzle of a game

What's the Word? is a nice Windows Phone puzzle game to pass the time with. What's the Word? presents you with four pictures and you are tasked with figuring out what common descriptive word they share.

I have to admit the puzzles start out really easy but slowly pick up speed and can be somewhat challenging.

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3 years ago

From the Forums: Cool lock screen effect, Microsoft and tablets

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3 years ago

Windows Blue build 9364 leaked, shows numerous improvements

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We're all eagerly awaiting to see what Microsoft has for consumers with the Blue updates that will be released for its array of products later this year. Build 9364 for Windows 8 has been leaked, teasing what we can all look forward to in the public release once the final revision is available for the market. So what features and changes are new in this leaked build? WinBeta managed to take a good look and record some footage.

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3 years ago

Nokia launches Music service in UAE, premium subscription in Singapore

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Nokia has launched its free music streaming service in the UAE (United Arab Emirates), opening up a catalogue of songs and playlists for consumers to enjoy. The service is what many in other markets have already enjoyed for some time, taking full advantage of a free service that enables Windows Phone owners to discover new music. What's more is the manufacturer has also launched its premium Music+ upgrade in Singapore.

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3 years ago

Joe Belfiore continues to tease on Twitter, new app to be released tomorrow

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Joe Belfiore is continuing to tease followers on Twitter that an app is set to be released for Windows Phone tomorrow. To kick off the coming week, consumers will be able to download a special app from the store, but it's not currently known what we'll be seeing. Much like Pandora (see the above photo), Microsoft's working hard to get more big name apps on the platform.

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3 years ago

Puzzle Craft updated, now works on budget Windows Phone 8 hardware with 512MB RAM

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The popular game Puzzle Craft has been updated to include support for low-end hardware. Windows Phone 8 devices that sport 512MB RAM will now be able to run the title, which was released for the mobile platform just days ago. This is superb news for those who don't own an expensive Windows Phone and wish to enjoy the addictive experience (see above for app with option to install on Lumia 620).

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