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Microsoft pushes a plethora of new Surface updates; still trying to improve Wi-Fi

Microsoft pushes a plethora of new Surface updates; still trying to improve Wi-Fi

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that new updates for their Surface tablet devices were being pushed. The updates being pushed include Wi-Fi connectivity improvements, a new Surface USB to Ethernet adapter driver, a collection of improvements for both the Touch and Type Covers, an updated LifeCam driver, and new device firmware. Microsoft has been hard at work trying to create the best...

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Rumor: Nokia’s PR2.0 major firmware update for Lumias aiming for a July release

Rumor: Nokia’s PR2.0 major firmware update for Lumias aiming for a July release

We brought you the video last week of a forthcoming “major” firmware release for the Lumia 920 (and presumably other Windows Phone 8 Lumias) where the new “double tap to awake” and an on-screen clock were revealed. That update is called PR2.0 with the PR standing for “press release” and it corresponds with the version number. For instance, firmwares that started with 1232.1249.XXXX.XXXX...

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Lumia 920 ‘1314’ firmware gets announced, fixes AT&T phones with connection problems [Updated]

Lumia 920 ‘1314’ firmware gets announced, fixes AT&T phones with connection problems [Updated]

[Update: Nokia Care US is now claiming that this is for AT&T users, and it should be live. Our device is now updated at 1:22pm ET...] While a lot of Lumia 920 owners are getting the 1308 firmware (which is busted for AT&T users, having been recently halted), Nokia is pushing out a follow up to it numbered 1314. That update, as far as we know, has not actually started to go to...

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Exclusive first look at Nokia’s double tap to awake and on-screen clock coming to the Lumia 920

Exclusive first look at Nokia’s double tap to awake and on-screen clock coming to the Lumia 920

It was reported a few weeks ago that Nokia was preparing a firmware revision for the Lumia 920 (and other Windows Phone 8 Lumias) that would continue to bring Nokia’s vision of how a Windows Phone should be to fruition. That update is now being referred to as PR2.0 and we have an exclusive quick glimpse of some of those new features for you. One of those new additions was a ‘double...

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Nokia Lumia 620 firmware rolling out globally, gets detailed in changelog

Nokia Lumia 620 firmware rolling out globally, gets detailed in changelog

We’ve talked about the 1308 firmware for current Nokia Lumias that have been slowly hitting the market over the last few weeks. While most of the attention has gone to the Lumia 920, the Lumia 620 is also a part of that update and sure enough, we’re getting a lot of tips that it’s being pushed over-the-air as we speak. From Germany to Malaysia to India, it seems that users are getting...

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Nokia Lumia 920 firmware update rolling out in Europe, adds

Nokia Lumia 920 firmware update rolling out in Europe, adds "other" storage tool

Reports have flooded in that the 1308 firmware update for Lumia 920 Windows Phones, which improves photo quality and implements the tool to help consumers manage the pesky "Other" storage, is rolling out in multiple European markets. The update has already been released in the US, but Europe wasn't far behind.  As well as the alterations made to the image quality and the storage tool,...

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FM Radio to return to Windows Phone 8, Nokia to continue improving their Lumias with new features

FM Radio to return to Windows Phone 8, Nokia to continue improving their Lumias with new features

If there’s one sore spot with a certain segment of users it was how the release of Windows Phone 8 lacked FM radio support—something which had been around since the Zune player days. No reason was ever stated, though it’s a safe guess that it was something Microsoft simply did not have time to complete by October’s release schedule. Now, according to sources at the Verge, that situation...

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Chinese HTC 8S phones being bricked after firmware update, HTC offering compensation

Chinese HTC 8S phones being bricked after firmware update, HTC offering compensation

Good news for Chinese HTC 8S owners: there's a firmware update over the air. Bad news: the update may just kill your phone. On March 21st, owners of HTC 8S in China started to get a firmware update, and a fair portion of them were permanently stuck on the start up screen after the installation and reboot. HTC and Microsoft are trying to figure out what exactly is wrong with the firmware...

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Upcoming AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 firmware update shows up on Navifirm, preparing for launch

Upcoming AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 firmware update shows up on Navifirm, preparing for launch

Just yesterday on the podcast we were asked about a timetable for the new Nokia firmware for their Lumia line. As we detailed earlier, the 1308 firmware brings a host of new features and fixes for users—much like a good tidying up. Some of those changes include camera improvements, Storage fix option and the ability to change the color intensity of the display. Now, that 1308 firmware...

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Microsoft rolls out Flash and firmware update for Windows 8, Surface devices

Microsoft rolls out Flash and firmware update for Windows 8, Surface devices

It’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft’s semi-regular time to push out OS and software updates to our computers. Today is no different, and if you’re on Windows 8 you’ll get at least 13 important updates (83MB) and if you’re on Surface, you’re looking at 14 patches (38-118MB) and a firmware update. (Some of that will vary for you as different Office 2010 and Office 2013 updates are included.) So...

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Lumia 620 shipping with updated firmware also has new Storage management options

Lumia 620 shipping with updated firmware also has new Storage management options

It appears that a very few Lumia 620’s have already come off of the line with the latest firmware on board. That’s perhaps to be expected, but it also looks like it’s this firmware that will bring advanced Storage management, including the ability to clear temporary cache files in “other” storage. Currently, most Lumia 620’s are on the 1250 firmware. A few days ago, 1304 began to...

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A forthcoming Nokia update will allow Lumia 920 users to change their display colors for the first time

A forthcoming Nokia update will allow Lumia 920 users to change their display colors for the first time

Nokia is evidently adding some more customization options for Nokia Lumia 920 users (and possibly their other WP8 Lumias).  The evidence comes from the latest update of Nokia’s display + touch app, which allows users to control the SuperSensitive Touch and sunlight readability options. Now there is a third option called “Lumia color profile”, which will allow you to make your Lumia 920...

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