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Video: Android L compared to Windows Phone 8.1

Video: Android L compared to Windows Phone 8.1

| August 1, 2014 | Reply

Android L originally got our attention due to the new cleaner, minimal, square flatness elements it seems to have gained. With regards to accessing the camera from the lock screen I think most WP users (except on the camera buttonless varieties) just long press on the camera shutter button. I do have to agree in […]

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August 12: Jolla arrives in Hong Kong on 3/Three/3HK with Jolla Experience Night and VIP pack

August 12: Jolla arrives in Hong Kong on 3/Three/3HK with Jolla Experience Night and VIP pack

| August 1, 2014 | Reply

Remember that pic of the HK offices showing the network “3″ branded bags with Jolla devices? It turns out that the Jolla devices are coming to Hong Kong in a mere 11 days! As of August 12, they’ll be available on Three HK. There’s a special VIP pack available including the White TOH, 3 other […]

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Screenshots: VLC for Windows Phone 8.1 – looking great

Screenshots: VLC for Windows Phone 8.1 – looking great

| August 1, 2014 | 1 Reply

  Thomas Nigro says he’s been quite silent for the past few weeks as he’s been working hard to revamp VLC which is now a universal version. He took his time to build a great universal app. The code is cleaned and shared with WP and Windows at 90% level and have identical features (except […]

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Spotted: Green Nokia Lumia 930 in Katy Perry’s latest colour blast “This Is How We Do”

Spotted: Green Nokia Lumia 930 in Katy Perry’s latest colour blast “This Is How We Do”

| August 1, 2014 | Reply

Katy Perry isn’t a stranger to Nokia Lumia devices in her music videos. In this latest potential hit song (already over 1 million views in under 24 hours) the Nokia Lumia 930 in lime green is seen in this pop-arty video. Not entirely sure about the song myself. Check out the Piet Mondrian colourful ’tiles’ […]

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IE 11 gets hundreds of enhancements for optimised mobile view

IE 11 gets hundreds of enhancements for optimised mobile view

| August 1, 2014 | 2 Replies

Microsoft investigated common problems of websites around the world over various devices. They believe that the web should just work for everyone. Due to the popularity of the iPhone and most websites becoming optimised for that, those sites often aren’t optimised for web standards, i.e. iOS’s webkit may have become too popular for its own […]

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Jolla at XDA:Devcon 2014 – early bird admissions expires today

Jolla at XDA:Devcon 2014 – early bird admissions expires today

| July 31, 2014 | 3 Replies

Hopefully there may be some admissions left; Jolla is gonna be presenting at XDA: Devcon 2014. XDA:Devcon Sept 26-28, 2014 Radisson Park Inn Manchester, UK #Jolla will be presenting at XDA:Devcon 2014, we'd love to see you there! Go & get your early bird admission, expires today #xdadevcon #hadk — Jolla (@JollaHQ) July 31, 2014

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Nokia Lumia 530 – Power for the people

Nokia Lumia 530 – Power for the people

| July 31, 2014 | Reply

A short promo for the Nokia Lumia 530. It’s simple and quite nicely done. You’ll see some apps toured around in a creative fashion.  

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Jolla in Italy

Jolla in Italy

| July 30, 2014 | 1 Reply

Flavio tweets that it looks like Jolla phone is available in Italy. You can get it from http://linkis.com/rchimportazioni.it/LvNB2, an official distributor for Jolla in Italy. Jolla arrives officially in Italy and can be bought via http://t.co/jDZkpYmmbH @JollaIt @JollaHQ @zzste — Flavio (@flapic) July 30, 2014

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Cortana for China, “Xiao Na”; UK Cortana to get British personality to match accent; Live Folders

Cortana for China, “Xiao Na”; UK Cortana to get British personality to match accent; Live Folders

| July 30, 2014 | Reply

This yellow alien looking thing is what appears to be Cortana for China, with the nickname “Xiao Na”.  She speaks Mandarin in voice/speech and text with specialised suggestions for those living in China such as information on air quality.  UK Cortana gets specialised UK spellings and pronunciations. Interestingly the UK accent comes with a ‘UK personality’. […]

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Video: Facebook for Jolla (with Sailfish and Android apps).

Video: Facebook for Jolla (with Sailfish and Android apps).

| July 30, 2014 | 1 Reply

Hamanoo McDougachi‘s latest video demoes the Facebook options for Sailfish with native and Android options. There are various ways in which facebook features are integrated to the Sailfish UI such as the pulley menu to set presence or photo sharing. The Android app apparently is really slow to start.

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Video: Nokia Lumia 930 One Drive, One Experience

Video: Nokia Lumia 930 One Drive, One Experience

| July 30, 2014 | Reply

A Microsoft promo from the Nokia UK youtube channel advertises the One Experience across the Nokia Lumia 930, Windows PC and Windows Tablet. The angle taken uses OneDrive; snapping a photo on the Lumia and you’ve got it all right there on the desktop and tablet.

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Stephen Elop reveals Microsoft’s “Selfie” Phone (Superman) and High end WP phone (Tesla)

Stephen Elop reveals Microsoft’s “Selfie” Phone (Superman) and High end WP phone (Tesla)

| July 29, 2014 | 29 Replies

Tom Warren says that in an internal company meeting, Elop revealed the “Superman” phone, a 5MP front camera shooter designed for taking some great selfies. That also has a 4.7″ display. The higher end WP device is said to be codename “Tesla”, high end yet still affordable.  Possibly the 720′s replacement (with designs of what […]

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Jolla pre-order expands to Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyz; Hong Kong Soon!

Jolla pre-order expands to Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyz; Hong Kong Soon!

| July 29, 2014 | 3 Replies

Slowly but surely, availability of the plucky Finnish mobile, Jolla Phone, will expand to Russia, Belarus and Kyrgyz. Hong Kong is also expected soon! #Jolla expanding: Pre-order campaign gathering orders to Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyz. India before Aug 19. Hong Kong soon. Follow us for more! — Review Jolla Blog (@reviewjolla) July 29, 2014 According to […]

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Microsoft’s Siri vs Cortana advert brings back whiff of Mac vs PC

Microsoft’s Siri vs Cortana advert brings back whiff of Mac vs PC

| July 28, 2014 | 3 Replies

It might be a bit of an old Mac vs PC vibe in the whole X can do this, Y can’t. It’s a way to get the public into thinking differently about the current popular platforms available. It’s one of the techniques Sammy often utilises as it positions their Galaxy series as something iPhone users […]

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6.1 Million/25% more cars having HERE Maps in first half of 2014

6.1 Million/25% more cars having HERE Maps in first half of 2014

| July 28, 2014 | 8 Replies

According to the HERE blog, 6.1 million more cars rolled out of show rooms with HERE Maps navigation. That’s equivalent to 25% more for the same time last year. Nokia’s HERE is the leading navigation platform amongst cars, with 4 out of 5 cars in North America and Europe powered by HERE.

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