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Critical Update pushed to Developer Preview v8.10.14192.280

Critical Update pushed to Developer Preview v8.10.14192.280

| October 24, 2014 | 3 Replies

Microsoft have pushed out a “Critical Update” for those users on developer preview. You will get this update whether you like it or not basically. You can update yourself or let Microsoft do it if you haven’t done so by October 27th at 3AM. Bug fix? Security Fix? Microsoft says they’re doing this to test […]

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Microsoft’s Q3 2015: 9.3 Million Lumias, Cloud profits up, Surface Growing – Exceeding analyst expectectation

Microsoft’s Q3 2015: 9.3 Million Lumias, Cloud profits up, Surface Growing – Exceeding analyst expectectation

| October 23, 2014 | 19 Replies

Microsoft’s Financial Earnings show a growth for Lumia at 9.3 million in Q3. Revenue is up to 23.2 Billion but due to the continued restructuring, profit is down to a net of $4.5 billion (from $5.24B compared to last year). Devices and Consumer revenue grew 47% to $10.96 billion Commercial revenue grew 10% to $12.28 […]

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IMPORTANT: Update the Mail settings on your Nokia phone #Symbian

IMPORTANT: Update the Mail settings on your Nokia phone #Symbian

| October 23, 2014 | 7 Replies

For anyone experiencing mail issues on their Symbian/Nokia phones there may be a solution for you: We were shared this email through tips. IMPORTANT: Update the Mail settings on your Nokia phone Please update the Mail settings on your Nokia phone to avoid service disruption Dear Nokia mobile phone customer, We’ve noticed that you are […]

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Wooden Jolla TOH Wallet Case (+video promo) #Lastu

Wooden Jolla TOH Wallet Case (+video promo) #Lastu

| October 23, 2014 | 2 Replies

For a small company there sure are a growing lot of accessory cases for Jolla. This is a wooden case with a flip cover. Is this the Lastu Wallet case?  At 49EUR, there are different wood finishes and leather types available including curly birch and raindeer leather! http://lastucase.com/product/lastu-wallet-case-for-jolla-lompakko-wallet-case-cover-suojakuori/ Or Jolla directly. There’s just the Case (no […]

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Come and get it: Jolla Sailfish Update 9 with Qt 5.2 Uitakka v1.1.0.38 (Opt In)

Come and get it: Jolla Sailfish Update 9 with Qt 5.2 Uitakka v1.1.0.38 (Opt In)

| October 22, 2014 | 6 Replies

Jolla has released Update 9 for Sailfish! It is an opt-in release due to  stabilizing of Qt5.2 migration. It took quite lock to stabilise but now after 13 internal release candidates, Jolla has something available to developers and early adopters (rather than delaying it any further). As an opt in you won’t get the usual notifications. […]

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Microsoft’s new Interactive Tetra Lockscreen for WP8.1

Microsoft’s new Interactive Tetra Lockscreen for WP8.1

| October 22, 2014 | 6 Replies

As part of their Garage Project, Microsoft have released this Tetra Lockscreen. It looks very nice, very clean. I can’t download it myself on the 1520 but it seems to get around certain issues I had with things like calendar (which I used third party apps to get this kind of functionality ). Agenda Displays […]

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Skype Shorts: Documentary Film by JacksGap – The Violinist

Skype Shorts: Documentary Film by JacksGap – The Violinist

| October 21, 2014 | Reply

JacksGap is a YouTube channel of Jack and his twin brother Finn. They’ve come a long way from their first YouTube videos and now have partnered with Skype to produce this professional looking documentary video with Danielle Turano, a violinist and violin teacher in New York. http://jacksgap.com/the-violinist/ Good job by the Skype team. This is […]

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HERE for Android no longer exclusive for Samsung, now unleashed on more Android smartphones!

HERE for Android no longer exclusive for Samsung, now unleashed on more Android smartphones!

| October 21, 2014 | 37 Replies

HERE for Android launched initially as an exclusive on Samsung. Now you can get it for other Android smartphones too. Pino says they’ve learnt quite a bit from the feedback and are fixing some things based on that, including a cache cleaner that kept on deleting voice navigation. HERE are some instructions on side loading to […]

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Nokia Facebook removing “Nokia” and changing to “Microsoft Lumia”

Nokia Facebook removing “Nokia” and changing to “Microsoft Lumia”

| October 21, 2014 | 13 Replies

  In the ever continuing transition away from Nokia and more towards Microsoft/Lumia, the facebook pages are also changing. This includes the global nokia page as well as the local ones. Those involved with the pages will remain the same. The email said to wait until official announcement but Nokia France has already indicated this change […]

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NokiaHK: Nokia Lumia 830/930 LTE promo

NokiaHK: Nokia Lumia 830/930 LTE promo

| October 21, 2014 | 1 Reply

I’m not quite sure what’s happening – I think it’s a promo for the LTE 830/930. What’s the racing game for xbone that they’re playing that seems to have a companion part on windowsphone? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVxf1U3pXd4

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Skype gets drawing feature on Windows Phone

Skype gets drawing feature on Windows Phone

| October 20, 2014 | 1 Reply

TheVerge reports that the WindowsPhone version of Skype gets a drawing feature. This lets you annotate maps, photos or a blank canvas and send the results over skype. It’s likely to appear on other platforms, but it’s just interesting to see Microsoft put something on their WP version of skype first. There’s also HD screen […]

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Microsoft Smartwatch in the coming weeks?

Microsoft Smartwatch in the coming weeks?

| October 20, 2014 | 17 Replies

There’s plenty of reports everywhere that Microsoft will be releasing a smartwatch in a few weeks time. Forbes says that Microsoft’s watch will have a 2 day battery life which if true puts it above the pack that requires a daily charge. What angle would MS go for? Microsoft has a lot of history in […]

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Jolla makes Angry Bird Android Launcher

Jolla makes Angry Bird Android Launcher

| October 19, 2014 | 2 Replies

In a bid to spread more Sailfish love, Jolla’s made an Android Sailfish launcher that’s Angry Birds themed. The launcher can even launch the peeved poultry: “You can launch your launcher from the launcher, to launch your birds at the pigs – all from the new launch launcher” Source

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Modern Combat, 50% Off

Modern Combat, 50% Off

| October 18, 2014 | Reply

The high intensity, visually stunning Modern Combat 5 is slashed in price by 50%. At the UK store it’s just £2.29, cheaper than MC4. http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=21ed995b-239d-4ffe-b352-76fc11cd940c Via: Reddit

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Green to go: Lumia Emerald to follow Denim?

Green to go: Lumia Emerald to follow Denim?

| October 17, 2014 | 6 Replies

According to the screenshot posteat the source below, following Lumia Denim may be a shade of green: Lumia Emerald. This might still be part of Windows Phone 8.1 as no news of 10 for phones has been announced yet. Source Cheers Alvester for the tip!

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