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3 years ago

The mobile photography revolution - Talk Mobile

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The camera. If there's any part of the smartphone that's seen its usage rate skyrocket over the past few years, that'd be it. Smartphone cameras have gone from little VGA shooters barely worthy of being called a camera to 12, 20, and even 41 megapixel beasts with image quality unfathomable just a few short years ago.

We now walk almost everywhere with a small camera in our pockets or purses, logged in to Facebook and Instagram and Twitter, ready to share our latest heartwarming, heartbreaking, intense, intriguing, and inane moments with our family, our friends, and the world.

So are mobile phone cameras really good enough to replace a dedicated point-and-shoot camera? What about a bigger traditional DSLR? With these photos ever easier to share and reshare, how can we be sure that the photos we take that need to be private stay private?

3 years ago

Microsoft is looking to "break even" with Xbox One sales

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Launching a new console usually ends in profit loses for the company who dares to be so bold. Past consoles, including Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s WiiU, had lost money when they first launched; the hope is to earn back the money in game and accessory sales as the years continue on. Microsoft doesn’t see profit loss in their future though; the company has planned to sell their console close to cost and avoid the financial loss that most companies incur.

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3 years ago

Network Dashboard updated and now a free app for Windows Phone 8

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Network Dashboard is a rather nice Windows Phone app that allows you to pin common network tasks to your Start Screen. Network Dashboard was recently updated to version 3.0 to support Windows Phone 8. With the update the developer has dropped the price to free and brings along a few new features for good measure.

The version 3.0 adds a tile for location services as well as status detection for Bluetooth and Airplane mode. You also have a new default Metro Live Tile style and an in-app purchase for additional tile styles.

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3 years ago

Nokia sales exec confirms plans to unify the Windows Phone and Lumia branding

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Nokia Conversations sat down to speak with Nokia's EVP for sales and marketing, Chris Weber. Going into some detail about what changes are happening at Nokia since Microsoft announced the purchase. So if you've got a few burning questions on your mind about what's going to happen with the new partnership, be sure to head on past the break for some snippets.

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3 years ago

Pictastic joins the Windows Phone Instagram line-up

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If you're looking for a Windows Phone Instagram client app, Pictastic is yet another option to consider. Pictastic is available for both Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices and comes across as a fairly standard Instagram client at first glance.

Pictastic allows you to sign into existing Instagram accounts, create a new account, upload photos, like photos, comments on photos and download photos locally.

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3 years ago

Vodafone Australia skipping GDR2 update for the HTC 8X, waiting for GDR3

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Vodafone Australia has released some details surrounding the mysterious GDR2 Windows Phone software update for the HTC 8X, which has been in the news recently. It turns out the manufacturer is skipping the operating system update from Microsoft. This is due to HTC 8X customers getting in touch with some issues since updating their smartphones. 

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3 years ago

Heroes of Mythology, battling angry hordes on your Windows Phone

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Heroes of Mythology is a beat 'em up styled game where you play the role of mythology heroes battling an endless supply of enemy hordes.

With Heroes of Mythology the choice of hero comes down to either Hercules or Achilles. You earn gold as you slay the enemy that can be used in the game's store and with each wave of bad guys, things get a little more dicey.

Heroes of Mythology is a Windows Phone game well suited for the times you are in the mood for a straight forward, battle game.

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3 years ago

HTC Windows Phone 8S available for £159 from Expansys

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3 years ago

Xbox Music is now available for Android and iOS, also offers free streaming on the web

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We know you have an Android or iOS device hanging around you somewhere. It might be an iPad Mini or Nexus 7 that you bought just to tide you over till similar sized tablets running Windows 8.1 became available. Or maybe you just really like technology and like to stay up to date. Either way, your Xbox Music collection will now be with you anywhere. The app is available for Android and iOS.

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3 years ago

Interested in a Feedly app on Windows Phone? Join the open beta for Phonly

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Windows Phone has been out for nearly three years, but there are still a handful of apps and services missing in the Store, at least in official form. Thankfully, we’ve got a strong community of devoted developers who take time to make a strong offering in the form of a third-party or alternative app. Phonly is an upcoming app on Windows Phone that will be a Feedly app on Windows Phone. There’s a beta opening up right now, but first let’s check the app out.

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3 years ago

Nokia’s Treasure Tag accessory swings by the FCC, reveals model name as WS-2

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3 years ago

New photos emerge of the 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520

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3 years ago

Xbox One ends up in leaker’s hands; video shows off Dashboard and gameplay

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It’s been a busy weekend for unintended leaks of upcoming Microsoft products. First we had Windows Phone GDR3 and Bittersweet Shimmer, that was followed by an alleged photo of Windows Phone 8.1 and now we have the Xbox One.

The Xbox One was revealed in all of its glory months ago and since then, we’ve had a steady stream of official news from Microsoft on the product. Because of that, we’re not too sure this video reveals anything new. But it is curious because unless this is some viral Microsoft marketing campaign (don’t put it past them), the Xbox One hardware has evidently ended up in non-official hands, making it ripe for teardowns and tours of the unfinished hardware and software.

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3 years ago

Unlock the secrets of Chaos Rings with our Windows Phone Achievement Guide

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Square-Enix’s Chaos Rings is easily the cream of the single-player Role-Playing Game crop on Windows Phone. With an intricate storyline spanning alternate dimensions and timelines and four teams of playable characters, it’s also one of the vaster and most complex games in the Xbox Windows Phone lineup.

Windows Phone Central has spent countless hours exploring Chaos Rings’ every cranny and secret, and now we’ve got an exclusive Achievement Guide to share with you. Learn which team to start with, the best equipment and skills to use, where to find the hidden bosses, and lots more – after the break!

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3 years ago

Disqus for Windows Phone bumped to version 1.4; includes fixes and small changes

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Disqus is one of those unique apps that launched on Windows Phone, but has yet to be released for competitor platforms. The app has been bumped to version 1.4 over the weekend, introducing some fixes and bundling a few changes here and there. If you're one to engage in discussion on numerous top blogs and news outlets, Disqus is definitely something worth checking out. So what's new in this release?

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