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Business more excited about Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 tablets than Apple devices?

Business more excited about Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 tablets than Apple devices?

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Interestingly on the eve of another iOS announcement, there are signs that business leaders could be more excited about the combined possibilities of Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 than iOS.  Jason Hiner spoke to some IT leaders to see what they were waiting for. The results were surprising. Its no secret that IT departments have begrudgingly come to the current ethos of bringing your...

Nokia, Qualcomm and Verizon assemble to move Wireless Power into the mainstream

Nokia, Qualcomm and Verizon assemble to move Wireless Power into the mainstream

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Nokia, Verizon and Qualcomm look to shake things up during a power conference at the beginning of November The International Wireless Power Summit 2012, set to take place on 1-2 November, will involve industry heavyweights discussing furthering the cause of moving Wireless Power into the mainstream. We have recently seen Nokia go forward and incorporate Qi wireless charging into its new...

Nokia set to bring some amazing new capabilities to its mapping apps with Windows Phone 8

Nokia set to bring some amazing new capabilities to its mapping apps with Windows Phone 8

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Yesterday we saw a whole heap of information presented by Nokia covering hardware and services, with so much to get through some things were only touched upon. One such area was of Nokia’s plans for maps and directions. We’d previously covered Nokia’s goal to maintain leadership in location so this segment was of great interest. During the keynote a much clearer insight into their plans...

Nokia announce more app exclusives: Bloomberg, Michelin, YouSendit and Angry Birds Roost

Nokia announce more app exclusives: Bloomberg, Michelin, YouSendit and Angry Birds Roost

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With the launch of the new Lumia 920 and 820 Windows Phone 8 devices, Nokia has also announced new group of exclusive apps coming to the Lumia line of WIndows Phones. The apps making it to the demo during the Lumia showcase was Angry Birds Roost which will be Nokia only for the first three months of availability. The new Lumia handsets will boast NFC technology and Nokia have secured...

How to create and use Groups on Windows Phone to better organize your social media

How to create and use Groups on Windows Phone to better organize your social media

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Information overload is all too common in our busy, hectic lives these days. One of the central themes through the entire Windows Phone operating system is of deep social integration. From the very start we have had Twitter and Facebook woven into the very fabric of the system. Sometimes though, too much social activity can mean it is hard to see the updates from those that matter most...

When old becomes new. Samsung and HTC’s Windows Phone 8 rumoured launch hardware.

When old becomes new. Samsung and HTC’s Windows Phone 8 rumoured launch hardware.

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The last few weeks have been exciting for Windows Phone with all the leaks concerning Windows Phone 8 hardware. The launch is almost upon us and of course, we’re all excited about the phones we’re likely to see. The next gen specs, even on the rumoured low end devices, are a big jump for Windows Phone. But will high-end devices from Samsung and HTC excite? Let’s look at the situation....

Microsoft reduces the price of the Xbox 360 Kinect sensor amid soft console market

Microsoft reduces the price of the Xbox 360 Kinect sensor amid soft console market

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Microsoft’s Xbox 360 needs only one thing to make it happy, a Kinect sensor. The news announced today is that Microsoft’s 'eyes and ears' into your living room is now getting a permanent price drop to US $109.99 (previous price was $130 USD). There is no explanation for the price adjustment though presumably it has to do with reduced production costs and slowing sales (see the AJC...