Author Archive: Aliqudsi

Hey, my name's Ali- Currently a fifth (and final) year Dental Student from Chicago; studying in Jordan. I love all sorts of gadgets almost as much as I love my cookies! Be sure to follow my Twitter handle @AliQudsi and Subcribe to my Youtube for the latest videos - no pressure. Thanks.

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Nokia Phone Division to be Renamed to “Microsoft Mobile Oy”

Nokia Phone Division to be Renamed to “Microsoft Mobile Oy”

| April 20, 2014 | 70 Replies

As Microsoft is set to take over Nokia’s phone division in a weeks time, an email has circulated from Microsoft detailing some of their intentions for the phone’s division. The email was sent to part suppliers (screens chips plastics…) detailing them on the impending changes while reassuring them that they’d like to stay in business […]

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Xbox Music Improvements for WP 8.1 Coming April 22nd

Xbox Music Improvements for WP 8.1 Coming April 22nd

| April 18, 2014 | 7 Replies

Microsoft are busy at working making WP 8.1 even better (showing that this is indeed a “Beta” preview) unlike GDR3 which was fully cooked upon release. On the Microsoft community blog they’ve posted about some upcoming changes to the Xbox music app (which has gotten pretty bad); these changes are expected to come the week […]

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Twitter Beta for WP 8.1

Twitter Beta for WP 8.1

| April 17, 2014 | 8 Replies

Along with WP 8.1 the People hub integration of Facebook and Twitter were essentially removed, meaning some pretty cool sharing features were no longer there. Now Microsoft have released the Twitter Beta for WP 8.1 which brings back some of that functionality indirectly. The app is integrated into the action center, but also has links […]

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Nokia Announces Product Advisory for Lumia 2520 Charger; Halts Sales Temporarily

Nokia Announces Product Advisory for Lumia 2520 Charger; Halts Sales Temporarily

| April 17, 2014 | 12 Replies

Nokia has announced a product advisory warning for the AC-300 EU/UK charger for the Lumia 2520. The Ac-300 is the European variant of the Lumia 2520 charger which can apparently pose a risk of electrocution if some components wear down. “While there have been no confirmed consumer incidents related to this potential quality issue, product […]

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Free £20 Gift Voucher From Nokia

Free £20 Gift Voucher From Nokia

| April 16, 2014 | 18 Replies

The other day nokia published a new app, simply called “Gift Voucher” which does just that, giving you a free  £20 Gift Voucher. Yay! Although the app is limited by region to the UK (you can always switch back – I’m looking at you Cortana users), and appears to work only on the Lumia 1520 (I’ve […]

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Video: What’s New in Windows Phone 8.1; The Short Version

Video: What’s New in Windows Phone 8.1; The Short Version

| April 14, 2014 | 16 Replies

Windows Phone 8.1 is a hell of an update; with so many features a lot of us have been asking for for the past two years. So here’s a quick video showing the main features in WP 8.1 (aptly titles the “short version”) as a full changelog will take some time (and a whole lot […]

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Here Drive + Now Free for all WP 8.1 Users

Here Drive + Now Free for all WP 8.1 Users

| April 14, 2014 | 2 Replies

One of the announcements of WP 8.1 was that the Here + suite of premium features would become free to all users. This means that people on Non-Lumias, or lumias such as the 720 which came without the global licences of Here can now fully enjoy those features. Also Windows Phone 8.1 is powered by HERE, but we […]

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Hello Cortana! + How to Get Cortana on WP 8.1

Hello Cortana! + How to Get Cortana on WP 8.1

| April 14, 2014 | 26 Replies

Cortana! Possibly the most exciting thing about WP 8.1, a personalized voice assistant that can finally rival the likes of Siri and Google Now. So here’s a quick first look (but before that a video showing how to get Cortana if you’re outside the US). http://youtu.be/4A8NPXY_Vd0 Once you start Cortana you’ll be prompted to enter […]

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New App Updates with WP 8.1! Podcasts, Facebook, Calendar, Games and More!

New App Updates with WP 8.1! Podcasts, Facebook, Calendar, Games and More!

| April 14, 2014 | 7 Replies

Along with WP 8.1, come a few app updates (which you’re conveniently reminded to update via the notification center), some of these updates are WP 8.1 only, such as the Games, Calendar, podcasts and  possibly Here? Also note that the Facebook beta app doesn’t work with the Action center integration; and you’ll need to download […]

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Video Guide: How to Get Windows Phone 8.1 Right Now!

Video Guide: How to Get Windows Phone 8.1 Right Now!

| April 14, 2014 | 16 Replies

Although some of you might know how to do this since we used it to get GDR3, but if you’re a first timer or just need a refresher course; here’s a quick video showing how to get WIndows Phone 8.1 on your Lumia/Windows Phone device. http://youtu.be/pvTAOgC-Z80 Happy 8.1 day!  

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Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview Now Live! GO GET IT! Downloading on my 1520

Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview Now Live! GO GET IT! Downloading on my 1520

| April 14, 2014 | 22 Replies

IT’S HERE!!!! WP 8.1 Dev preview is now live, grab it from the settings app!!!!! (we’ll post a video guide and walkthrough shortly)! The update is actually two separate updates, a first update that helps “ease the installation of 8.1″ and then the actual 8.1 update. As of now I’ms till waiting to finish up […]

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Microsoft Blog Confirms WP 8.1 Developer Preview Coming Today! #GetHype

Microsoft Blog Confirms WP 8.1 Developer Preview Coming Today! #GetHype

| April 14, 2014 | 8 Replies

Over on the official Windows Blog, there’s what appears to be a private/scheduled post, but can still be seen by viewing the tags section, and yes! It’s the one we’ve been waiting for. Announcing that WP 8.1 will go live today via the developer’s preview program. So drop everything and start mashing that “check for […]

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New Nokia Codenames Leaked: Superman, Tesla, Onyx and Many more

New Nokia Codenames Leaked: Superman, Tesla, Onyx and Many more

| April 14, 2014 | 13 Replies

The ever reliable @evleaks has just tweeted out a bunch of new Nokia device code names; eight to be exact. Ara, Leo, Moonraker, Onyx, Peridot, Superman, Tesla, and Vantage Of course we don’t have much to go on besides the names; which usually mean next to nothing, but it’s interesting to note that only one […]

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Deal Alert: Off Contract Lumia 920 for $99 (At&t Locked)

Deal Alert: Off Contract Lumia 920 for $99 (At&t Locked)

| April 12, 2014 | 6 Replies

Frys have an awesome sale on the Lumia 920; selling it off contract (but locked to At&t) for $99. That’s quite a steal, especially since the Lumia 920 will also get the WP 8.1 this year (and as soon as Monday with the developer’s program). If you want a decent Lumia for an awesome price […]

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Nokia Monarch is the Lumia 635 for T-Mobile

Nokia Monarch is the Lumia 635 for T-Mobile

| April 12, 2014 | 2 Replies

A while back we heard of a new Nokia device codename; the Nokia Monarch. Now according to @evleaks that same device is simply a Lumia 635 repurposed for T-Mobile. At the official launch of the 635; Nokia made no mention of where the 635 was going in terms of the US, some assumed it was […]

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