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Nokia adding Bluetooth support for the Message Access Profile (MAP) in future update to Transfer My Data

Nokia adding Bluetooth support for the Message Access Profile (MAP) in future update to Transfer My Data

Sam Sabri 48

We’re a few weeks away from Nokia World in Abu Dhabi. We expect to see a handful of new smartphones running Windows Phone and even a tablet running Windows RT. We’ll have a pair of boots on the ground bringing you the latest from the event, but it’s always fun to see news trickle out ahead of the event. We suspect we’ll be seeing a lot of devices taking advantage of some Bluetooth magic...

DVLUP rewards program expands to 21 countries; Bryan Biniak is Nokia's new Dev Experience VP

DVLUP rewards program expands to 21 countries; Bryan Biniak is Nokia's new Dev Experience VP

Rich Edmonds 9

The DVLUP (www.dvlup.com) team have announced two changes that are occurring at the Nokia rewards program for Windows Phone developers. If you’ve never heard of DVLUP, the program (launched back in 2012 in the US and Canada) enables those who publish content to the stores to take full advantage of some unique challenges that lead to exciting opportunities and rewards being earned. The...

Official Twitter app for Windows Phone gets dark theme, new languages, and lockscreen

Official Twitter app for Windows Phone gets dark theme, new languages, and lockscreen

Daniel Rubino 147

Version 3.0 of the Official Twitter app for Windows Phone brings a handful of new features The official Twitter app for Windows Phone was last updated back in June and that was after its major overhaul in February of this year. Today version 3.0.0.0 has landed on the store and if that should ring a bell, it means a major version change and not just a few fixes or enhancements. Loading...

Unofficial changelog for Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Bittersweet shimmer begins to complete the picture

Unofficial changelog for Windows Phone 8 GDR3 and Bittersweet shimmer begins to complete the picture

Daniel Rubino 408

News this morning has come out regarding some more changes coming to Windows Phone 8 General Distribution Release 3 and Nokia's Bittersweet shimmer. Most of these features we have been aware of for some time, in fact we re-capped them on Saturday with the Glance screen information, but there are a few new tidbits to give a clearer idea of the big picture. The info comes by way of Nawzil...

Fox News adopts Windows 8 and huge 55-inch touchscreen computers that dwarf humans

Fox News adopts Windows 8 and huge 55-inch touchscreen computers that dwarf humans

Daniel Rubino 263

Fox News, the top-rated cable news channel here in the US, has recently embraced the future through their re-worked News Deck headed by Shepard Smith. The studio re-launch took a month to complete and with it, brought some massive new changes. Literally. Found throughout the studio are BATS (big area touchscreens), which in reality are 55-inch computers running Windows 8.  It’s so...

Microsoft updates YouTube app for Windows Phone, apparently surrenders to Google as web player returns

Microsoft updates YouTube app for Windows Phone, apparently surrenders to Google as web player returns

Daniel Rubino 456

Windows Phone users have returned to square one with the 'updated' YouTube app today A few months ago, Microsoft and Google had a brouhaha over YouTube and Windows Phone. Microsoft appeared to play by Google’s rules in making an app for their customers, but Google said it wasn’t good enough. Despite the differences, Microsoft famously released the app anyway to see what would happen. As...

A search on Nokia's website seemingly confirms '2520' for their upcoming tablet

A search on Nokia's website seemingly confirms '2520' for their upcoming tablet

Daniel Rubino 41

File this one under mildly interesting, but if you head to Nokia’s website and type in ‘2520’ the results reveal a new FAQ section entitled ‘What is a tablet?’. Clicking the link though doesn’t reveal much except a generic placeholder quote stating “The tablet lets you access internet, see movies and listen to music.” Of course, Nokia has had a tablet-like device in the past, namely the...

Love deals and live in Seattle? Microsoft trials new system to link deals to your debit, credit cards

Love deals and live in Seattle? Microsoft trials new system to link deals to your debit, credit cards

Rich Edmonds 24

Microsoft kicked off a Bing service for those who love only the best bargains and deals when shopping around. Bing Offers provides you access to over 200,000 deals in more than 14,000 supported cities and towns across the US. That's quite the number for a new service. If you're not familiar with the name, Bing Offers assembles the best bargains from the likes of Groupon, Living social...

Nokia partners with Mitsubishi Motors in the US; offering HERE tech in 2014 models

Nokia partners with Mitsubishi Motors in the US; offering HERE tech in 2014 models

Rich Edmonds 46

Nokia today announced that Mitsubishi Motors North America will be including HERE Connected Driving technology and services in its line of 2014 models. Working closely with Nokia in a new partnership (think back to when Nokia was reaching out to car makers), the two companies will be providing a unique experience to drivers.  Mitsubishi vehicles with Nokia's technology will reportedly...