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3 years ago

Windows Phone 8.1 will now backup your High Resolution Lumia photos to OneDrive

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Windows Phone 8.1 will now backup your High Resolution Lumia photos to OneDrive

When it comes to Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft has gone a long way in fixing many pet peeves of users. One of those pertained to those with a Nokia Lumia 1020, Lumia 1520 or Lumia Icon. Those users have the ability with the Nokia Camera app to shoot ‘high resolution’ photos, taking advantage of their respective 41 MP and 20 MP cameras. But auto-backups using OneDrive would only save the lower resolution 5 MP one, leaving the high-resolution version on the device. Not good.

As many of you have noticed over the last few weeks, Windows Phone 8.1 will now save those high resolution photos. We've finally gotten around to taking a look at it ourselves, and here are our findings.

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3 years ago

Official Titanfall Companion app from EA lands on Windows Phone and Windows 8.1

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Official Titanfall Companion app from EA lands on Windows Phone and Windows 8.1

EA and Microsoft have launched a batch of official apps for Titanfall, the popular next-gen first person shooter (FPS) game. The companion app – available on Android, iOS, Windows 8 and Windows Phone – keeps players up-to-date with everything Titanfall when not at the gamepad and enjoying the destructive power of their titan.

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3 years ago

Deal of the Day: Incipio NGP Impact Resistant Case for Nokia Lumia 1520

Deal of the Day: Incipio NGP Impact Resistant Case for Nokia Lumia 1520

For today only, purchase the Incipio NGP Impact Resistant Case for Nokia Lumia 1520 and save 32% off the list price!

The Incipio Lumia 1520 NGP case blends the perfect mixture of plastic and silicone into one streamlined design. It wraps all the way around your device for a snug, sure fit. The skin itself is completely stretch and tear resistant, yet the exterior's smooth matte finish almost feels like a hard case.

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3 years ago

Microsoft awarded top marks for protecting user data from prying governments

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Microsoft awarded top marks for protecting user data from prying governments

Microsoft has been heavily involved with other tech companies in fighting for customers' privacy rights in the courts and congress in the US. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which publishes a Who Has Your Back report each year, has awarded Microsoft (among a handful of other companies) with top marks when it comes to protecting user data against government officials.

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3 years ago

Microsoft announces Halo 5: Guardians, coming to Xbox One in 2015

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Microsoft announces Halo 5: Guardians, coming to Xbox One in 2015

Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced the latest installment in the Halo franchise, called Halo 5: Guardians. Scheduled to hit the Xbox One in the fall of 2015, the game chronicles Master Chief's journey following the events of Halo 4.

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3 years ago

Ninja School review – MMO platformer and Windows Phone's answer to Maple Story

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Ninja School review – MMO platformer and Windows Phone's answer to Maple Story

A while back we reviewed Spirit of Hero, a 3D MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) from Vietnamese developer TeaMobi. Although fairly buggy and riddled with translation errors, the game offered a lot of content and a unique look at Vietnamese history and mythology. And there aren’t exactly tons of free to play MMORPGs on Windows Phone.

It turns out that TeaMobi is something of an MMO specialist. They offer two more massively multiplayer online games on our favorite smartphone platform: Ninja School and Avatar. Today we look at Ninja School (aka Ninja School Online), a free platforming RPG similar to the popular Maple Story series. Surprisingly, this one works with both Windows Phone 7 and 8. Do technical problems and poor translation keep this game from ninja awesomeness? Find out in our full review.

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3 years ago

Top Rated Windows Phone Photography Apps

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Top Rated Windows Phone Photography Apps

Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Windows Phone Photography Apps

Seeing that May is National Photo Month here in the States, we decided to turn our sights on Windows Phone photography apps with this week's roundup.

The native Windows Phone camera app does a nice job of things, as does the Nokia Camera app for those sporting a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone. We will touch base on a few of the top rated photography apps that offer you an alternative to these two camera apps that will not only let you capture images but also edit them as well.

We've watched these four apps develop from their initial release to becoming rather capable Windows Phone photography apps. While our seasoned Windows Phone users may already be familiar with these titles, our newer users may not be and we'll dig a little deeper with this week's roundup to give those looking for a photo app option a better feel for things.

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 630 now available for pre-order at Unlocked Mobiles UK

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Nokia Lumia 630 now available for pre-order at Unlocked Mobiles UK

The Nokia Lumia 630 is an affordable Windows Phone now available for pre-order on Unlocked Mobiles UK. Stock is due to be released on May 20, which will see the first batch launched. Consumers in the UK will now be able to pick up the single SIM version for £149.98, a solid price for the package one would be receiving.

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3 years ago

Microsoft software developer job posting hints at Cortana on Windows

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Microsoft software developer job posting hints at Cortana on Windows

Cortana has been a major hit with Windows Phone with consumers switching region and language settings to take full advantage of the personal assistant from Microsoft. Unfortunately, there's no similar experience on Windows 8, but that could change if a recent job posting is anything to go by. Microsoft is looking to merge all experiences together, so it's certainly plausible the company would look to bring Cortana to Windows.

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3 years ago

Path gets quick update to give users Premium subscriptions and unlimited stickers

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Path gets quick update to give users Premium subscriptions and unlimited stickers

Two days ago Path for Windows Phone picked up a pretty big update. The app hit version 2.0 and picked up support for Path Shop, better stability and bug fixes. All gravy, except users couldn’t actually join Path Premium to take advantage. Today’s quick update fixes that.

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3 years ago

Xbox One only sold 115,000 units in the U.S. during April

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Xbox One only sold 115,000 units in the U.S. during April

Another month means we get another look at how the Xbox One is doing in the latest stats out from the NPD. Last month we learned that over 5 million Xbox One consoles have been shipped since launch. Those numbers were of course for March, so now we're taking a look at how the Xbox One did in April.

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3 years ago

Lumia 630 now available in Russia, Lumia 930 up for pre-order

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Lumia 630 now available in Russia, Lumia 930 up for pre-order

After we had reported that Microsoft-owned Nokia was offering the Lumia 630 up for sale in Asia, it looks like the smartphone is also now available in Russia. Additionally, it looks like the flagship Lumia 930 is also available for pre-order.

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3 years ago

How to delete all photos and videos from your camera roll on Windows Phone

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How to delete all photos and videos from your camera roll on Windows Phone

One way of freeing up space on your Windows Phone device is by deleting photos and videos stored in your camera roll. Want a quick way to delete those files? We’ll show you how. Head past the break to watch the steps on video.

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3 years ago

We've updated our Android app with some important fixes

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We've updated our Android app with some important fixes

A quick heads up for those of you rocking the official WPCentral Central App on Android — we've pushed out an update today with a number of important fixes. You're going to want to make sure you download this one, particularly if you've seen increased data usage or are using the widget on your home screen. The fixes apply to all the editorial (ie not the Tapatalk-esque one) apps for all our Mobile Nations sites, including Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore and Android Central.

Here's the deal:

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3 years ago

Foursquare updated to fix read notification bug, adds Lens support

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Foursquare updated to fix read notification bug, adds Lens support

Busy week for app updates right? Today the official Foursquare app for Windows Phone was updated. No, we didn't lose the ability to check-in just yet. That probably won't happen until we finally get their new app called Swarm. Let's check out today's update for Foursquare.

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