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 and Lego’s Playful Banter on Twitter

Nokia and Lego’s Playful Banter on Twitter

| April 26, 2014 | 2 Replies

On a lighter side of things Nokia have been tweeting some playful stuff with the Lego twitter account, making the seen above Nokia death-star. It started with Microsoft tweeting about the new color options coming with the acquisition of Nokia and their colorful Lumias: Everything just became a lot #MoreColorful. Microsoft and Nokia Devices & […]

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Nokia Branded Products To Live On (Lumias, Ashas and Xs)

Nokia Branded Products To Live On (Lumias, Ashas and Xs)

| April 25, 2014 | 18 Replies

Even though Nokia is now technically Microsoft Mobile it seems (as we heard before) that we will continue to see some Nokia branded mobile phones for some time to come. Confirmed by the Nokia twitter account today they mentioned that for “some-time” Nokia branded Lumias, Ashas and X’s will bear those marvelous five letters on their […]

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Elop’s Open Letter: “From today onwards, the possibilities are endless. As now, we’re one”

Elop’s Open Letter: “From today onwards, the possibilities are endless. As now, we’re one”

| April 25, 2014 | 76 Replies

For those of you who blissfully had forgotten, today the Nokia_Microsoft deal official closed; here’s Elop’s open letter to everyone regarding what’s new. Six months ago, we announced our plans to bring the best of Microsoft and Nokia Devices and Services business together. Today is an exciting day as we join the Microsoft family, and take the […]

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Video: Top 5 New Features in WP 8.1

Video: Top 5 New Features in WP 8.1

| April 24, 2014 | 27 Replies

With WP 8.1 being out for a while now as a developer preview (which is featured locked; so nothing new will be added, just bug fixes); here’s a look at our top 5 favorite features. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgLcOdcvzks&feature=youtu.be&a So those are my top 5 features? Did yours make the cut? If not list yours below.    

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Video: How to Set Custom Notification Tones for Specific Apps in Window Phone

Video: How to Set Custom Notification Tones for Specific Apps in Window Phone

| April 22, 2014 | 8 Replies

With WP 8.1 bringing more controls to your notification center via Action center, one of the most important features for me was the inclusion of custom notifications per app under the settings. So below is a quick video tutorial showing how to change the notification tone for each app separately, which is a godsend feature […]

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Nokia Deal to officially Close April 25th; Microsoft to Manage Nokia.Com and Social Networks

Nokia Deal to officially Close April 25th; Microsoft to Manage Nokia.Com and Social Networks

| April 21, 2014 | 150 Replies

The official Microsoft blog has just posted that the deal to acquire Nokia’s devices and services division will be completed on April 25th (4 days from now). Along with this deal Microsoft will also take control of “Nokia.Com” as well as manage the social networking sites (Official Twitters and Facebooks, as well as regional programs probably) for […]

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Update Coming for Developer Preview to Fix 80188309 error

Update Coming for Developer Preview to Fix 80188309 error

| April 20, 2014 | 2 Replies

A user on the Microsoft blog has announced that they’re working on an update for the “80188309 ” error that some users have gotten which has prevented them from updating. Users who got this error were able to download the first part of the update but couldn’t download the second update which was the real […]

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Deal Alert: Refurbished Lumia 925 Off Contract for $79 (Locked to At&t)

Deal Alert: Refurbished Lumia 925 Off Contract for $79 (Locked to At&t)

| April 20, 2014 | 7 Replies

The metal bodied Lumia 925 (in black); which till today is my favorite looking Lumia ever has a pretty awesome discount for a refurbished model. At&t have it off contract (but still locked to them) for $79.99 which is a pretty sweet deal. If you’re looking for a sexy lumia with some pretty good specs […]

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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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