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MixRadio, Display and Network+ updated

MixRadio, Display and Network+ updated

| July 24, 2014 | Reply

Dear MNB Readers! Microsoft Mobile has published updates for MixRadio, Display and Network+. Unfortunately, Microsoft Mobile isn’t consistent with including change logs with their updates and the change logs that are there are often from older updates so we are left to guessing what has been updated in the newest releases.     Windows Phone Store Download links: MixRadio […]

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Mary Jo Foley explains ‘One Windows’ – what it is, and what it isn’t!

Mary Jo Foley explains ‘One Windows’ – what it is, and what it isn’t!

| July 24, 2014 | 6 Replies

  For a long time, Microsoft has been building towards shifting to a unified Windows experience. We have often wished for more seamless transitions between devices, often yearning that our phones could be as versatile as the desktop/tablet counterparts. There have been some misconceptions regarding what having One Windows actually means. MJF tries to give […]

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Modern Combat 5: Blackout appears in store

Modern Combat 5: Blackout appears in store

| July 24, 2014 | 3 Replies

Successor to the graphics intensive MC4, Modern Combat 5: Blackout is available in store ($6.99/£4.49). Kudos on Gameloft for getting this available on WP along with iOS and Android. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/modern-combat-5-blackout/21ed995b-239d-4ffe-b352-76fc11cd940c?signin=true   Supposedly ‘only’ 776 MB. The WP store says around that too (777 MB). I thought it would be larger. We’re having final assessments today […]

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Nokia’s Coloud Bang 19 Euro speakers

Nokia’s Coloud Bang 19 Euro speakers

| July 23, 2014 | 10 Replies

With 8 hours of playback time, Nokia also announced a new accessory from Coloud, a mini speaker called the Coloud Bang. AKA the MD-1C, it’ll be appearing next week at just 19 Euros. A neat feature is the ability to daisy chain some Bangs together to make an even bigger sound. Via

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Adam Giles demoes the new Nokia Lumia 530, 4″ Polycarbonate, quad core and fixed focus camera

Adam Giles demoes the new Nokia Lumia 530, 4″ Polycarbonate, quad core and fixed focus camera

| July 23, 2014 | 25 Replies

Is this the first fixed focus Lumia from Nokia? Feels like edof again without the benefits. But hey, it’s an entry level handset. Though having said that, the 520 has AF (well the 620 has a flash, camera button and front camera which 630 misses out on). The experience should be nice and smooth since […]

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Jolla Sailfish Launcher for Android (alpha) updated to v0.2.1

Jolla Sailfish Launcher for Android (alpha) updated to v0.2.1

| July 22, 2014 | 6 Replies

The Jolla Sailfish launcher for Android got an update to v0.2.1. This update appears via Google Play Store for the Alpha Testers. List of changes: Fix running under ART virtual machine “Fix” PIN code query problems by not dismissing the android lockscreen at all. Users need to set lock screen to “none” from the security […]

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SkyDrive updated to v4.2, Battery Saver also gets update.

SkyDrive updated to v4.2, Battery Saver also gets update.

| July 22, 2014 | 3 Replies

OneDrive got updated to version 4.2.0.0 which brings: choosing where to download files to phone progress page for uploads/downloads contact sharing improvements bug fixes performance improvements   Battery Saver also got an update but there’s nothing specifically mentioned as to what the changes are.

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Video: Preview of the new dynamic Lockscreen app for WP8.1?

Video: Preview of the new dynamic Lockscreen app for WP8.1?

| July 22, 2014 | 7 Replies

We’ve seen screenshots before. I don’t know if this is an actual preview of things to come or spamware apps. It’s quite dynamic, very animated. WPC says this is the new lockscreen app using the new APIs. Others say it’s a layer on top of the lockscreen. Not sure. Either way, the point is, with the […]

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MyDreamNokia #106: Cute little Nokia Lumia 330 – Asha/mobile phone replacement concept

MyDreamNokia #106: Cute little Nokia Lumia 330 – Asha/mobile phone replacement concept

| July 22, 2014 | 7 Replies

More very realistic renders by PhoneDesigner, featuring the Nokia Lumia 330. It has a small 3″ screen fit for the Asha days. It looks like a little classic Nokia brick with a touch screen. I like the call UI at the top. Making the now ‘tiny’ iPhone 5S look huge. 540×240 pixels… The main issue […]

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Video: RAW vs JPEG, advantages and disadvantages

Video: RAW vs JPEG, advantages and disadvantages

| July 21, 2014 | 2 Replies

    For those serious about mobile photography, or photography in general, you’ll want to be taking advantage of any RAW shooting capabilities (Nokia Lumia, Nokia Camera Settings: 1 Capture Mode, 2 JPEG 5MP + DNG 16MP). This is especially useful for those who like to do some editing of their photos as the RAW […]

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Video: Tahkalampi Jolla Sailfish Update 8

Video: Tahkalampi Jolla Sailfish Update 8

| July 21, 2014 | 1 Reply

Hamanoo is back with this short video on the more noticeable features that came out with the Sailfish Update 8, ‘Tahkalampi’. The whole OS apparently feels faster and smoother.   Hamanoo McDougachi

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Software update for Nokia Lumia 930

Software update for Nokia Lumia 930

| July 20, 2014 | 17 Replies

Not sure what it brings but earlier today the 930 asked to be updated. It’s now on v8.10.12397.895.

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GSM Arena Camera shootout: Nokia Lumia 1020 camera beats Samsung Galaxy S5, iPhone 5S, LG G3, Sony Xperia Z2 and Oppo Find 7

GSM Arena Camera shootout: Nokia Lumia 1020 camera beats Samsung Galaxy S5, iPhone 5S, LG G3, Sony Xperia Z2 and Oppo Find 7

| July 19, 2014 | 4 Replies

In a shootout to the death, 6 enter but only one leaves. Comparing 6 devices, GSM Arena examines each aspect of mobile photography and crowns the Nokia Lumia 1020 from last year as the winner against the newer flagships (- iPhone). Nokia’s imaging know how is unparalleled. And do think Nokia had already achieved this […]

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Jolla Releases First Early Adopter Release of Sailfish OS HADK

Jolla Releases First Early Adopter Release of Sailfish OS HADK

| July 18, 2014 | 66 Replies

For those who have been eager to get their hands on the Sailfish OS Hardware Adaptation Development Kit (HADK), the wait is over! Jolla today pushed out details about how you can build Sailfish for your Android device. Currently, devices supported by CyanogenMod (CM) 10.1 are supported in the HADK, and there are plans to […]

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Jolla docks in India

Jolla docks in India

| July 18, 2014 | 9 Replies

    The Finnish Jolla phone has arrived in India. It’ll be available on Snapdeal, India’s largest online retailer. Pricing is not yet certain. You can sign up to be notified when it’ll be available. There’s a nice English/Finnish message to say thanks for signing up and to confirm the request in the email sent. […]

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