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3 years ago

Take your Lumia 1020 underwater like Cousteau with this $299 Watershot case

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Take your Lumia 1020 underwater like Cousteau with this $299 Watershot case

Over the weekend we reported on Fabien Cousteau’s Mission 31 (mission-31.com), where the famed underwater explorer will spend 31 days under the sea (cue the music). While super science stuff is super cool, we were more interested in the custom underwater housing for Cousteau’s Nokia Lumia 1020. The housing will allow Cousteau to take photos 100 meters / 330 feet below the ocean and to Tweet them later, marking a first for Nokia and Windows Phone.

Although we were quite jealous of the housing, Nokia in conjunction with the company Watershot Inc. have a limited supply of those casings for your Lumia 1020. Priced at $299, this is probably the most expensive case you’ll ever buy. On the other hand, if you’re a SCUBA diver, the case and opportunity it presents is hard to resist. 

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3 years ago

Touch-friendly version of Office reportedly headed to Android before Windows 8

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Touch-friendly version of Office reportedly headed to Android before Windows 8

A new report from ZDNet, citing unnamed sources, claims that Microsoft plans to launch touch-first versions of its Office apps for Android devices before the company releases similar apps for the Modern UI used in Windows 8.

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3 years ago

Critically acclaimed game BADLAND comes to Windows Phone

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Critically acclaimed game BADLAND comes to Windows Phone

We love when hit games come to Windows Phone. BADLAND is a very popular atmospheric side-scroller that comes to Windows Phone from the world of iOS, Android and BlackBerry. BADLAND has won numerous awards since launching, including an Apple design award in 2013. Let’s check out what the hype is all about with this new game for Windows Phone.

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3 years ago

Rogers and Vodafone strike up 4G roaming agreement

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Rogers and Vodafone strike up 4G roaming agreement

Canadian service provider Rogers has struck up an exclusive agreement with multinational giant Vodafone for 4G roaming. Whether or not that means LTE or HSPA+ is anybody's guess. The deal will also connect Rogers to equipment providers that regularly work with Vodafone to help build out the Canadian network.

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3 years ago

OneDrive app for Xbox One updated with improved photo support

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OneDrive app for Xbox One updated with improved photo support

Microsoft has updated its OneDrive app for the Xbox One console that offers some minor but still interesting improvements on the photo side. The new version now lets users view their most recent images on their account by simply saying "Xbox, Go to OneDrive" if they have the Kinect hardware working. Also, a timeline of all of a user's OneDrive photos, organized by date and time, will appear simply by selecting "more" in the app menu.

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3 years ago

Print from your Windows Phone with this app from HP

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Print from your Windows Phone with this app from HP

Great news out today for anyone with Windows Phone and an all-in-one printer from HP. There’s a new app in the Windows Phone Store, HP AiO Remote, which will allow you to print photos and PDF documents from your smartphone. It does much more than that, so let’s check it out and see what you get with HP AiO Remote for Windows Phone!

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3 years ago

Any Sprint customer, even those with old phones, can enroll in insurance this month

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Any Sprint customer, even those with old phones, can enroll in insurance this month

Normally the offer is off the table the instant you walk out the door with your new phone, but for the month of June any customer on Sprint will be able walk back in that door of no return and purchase insurance for their device. The offer doesn't change the price or service at all — it's still $11-a-month for the Ausurion-provided loss/theft/damage replacement, or $13/month for Total Equipment Protection Plus which adds in data protection as well. Prepaid customers on Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile can get coverage for $8 each month.

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3 years ago

Google Chrome 64-bit dev hits Windows 7 and 8

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Google Chrome 64-bit dev hits Windows 7 and 8

Google is offering early 64-bit versions of its Chrome web browser to the general public, via its Canary and Dev channels, for the first time for Windows 7 and 8 PCs. That includes Microsoft's Surface Pro tablets which use Intel's Core processors inside.

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3 years ago

GroupMe bumped to 4.8 with video messages and more

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GroupMe bumped to 4.8 with video messages and more

GroupMe is a popular group-messaging app from Microsoft, enables you to communicate with multiple contacts at once in chatrooms. We previously covered version 4.7 back in December, which introduced a new group design. Today we'll be checking out the recently released 4.8 update, enabling users to record up to 30 seconds worth of video and more.

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3 years ago

Viber looking for new Windows Phone 8 beta testers

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Viber looking for new Windows Phone 8 beta testers

Viber is using its Facebook page to recruit some new Windows Phone 8 beta testers in order to improve the popular VoIP app. The Facebook post itself doesn't offer any details of what exactly Viber has planned for new app features, but it sounds like the company is eager to get some feedback on something they want to launch later to the general public

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3 years ago

Here's how to force the new Slacker Radio 2.0 update on your carrier phone

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Here's how to force the new Slacker Radio 2.0 update on your carrier phone

Being on a US carrier has quite a few downsides, from high data costs to exclusive Lumia phones, it can be a drudgery. We can add a new one to the mix today too: carrier-branded apps that are outdated.

This morning I wrote about the new Slacker Radio 2.0 update, which brings a new UI and improvements to the app for the first time since 2013. But if you’re on Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint or AT&T, searching for Slacker Radio brings you to their old, outdated branded version. Lame. Luckily, I’ve managed to get the apps to download and install, bypassing the carrier blockage.

Here’s how.

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3 years ago

Slacker Radio gets overhauled on Windows Phone 8 with new redesign and features

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Slacker Radio gets overhauled on Windows Phone 8 with new redesign and features

Late last night, the popular Slacker Radio app received a massive update to version 2.0 for Windows Phone 8 devices. From a new look, to new premium features, it’s a truly outstanding update from a service that hasn’t paid too much attention to Windows Phone lately (we last wrote about it in 2012).

Let’s take a look at what’s new!

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3 years ago

Deal of the Day: Nokia 1.3A Micro USB Wall Charger

Deal of the Day: Nokia 1.3A Micro USB Wall Charger

For today only, buy the Nokia 1.3A Micro USB Wall Charger and get 50% off the list price!

Designed to be ultra-compact, this charger is convenient to carry with you while traveling. Included with the wall charger adapter is the Micro-USB data cable that measures 3 feet in length, enough to reach around common obstacles. The wall adapter has a USB port built-in on the side, making it simple to plug in the included cable when you're ready to take charge!

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3 years ago

Zoho Books app makes its Windows 8.1 debut

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Zoho Books app makes its Windows 8.1 debut

After releasing a version for Windows Phone devices in January, Zoho has now launched its Zoho Books accounting software app for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT.

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3 years ago

Bing turns five today, Microsoft celebrates with a look back at its best homepages

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Bing turns five today, Microsoft celebrates with a look back at its best homepages

Microsoft's Bing search service turns five years old today, and the company is celebrating the event on the website with a look back at some of its more memorable homepage images, along with extras for Bing Rewards members in the U.S.

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