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Jolla tells us why updating their Sailfish OS really pays off!

Jolla tells us why updating their Sailfish OS really pays off!

| June 18, 2015 | 1 Reply

Folks at the official blog for Jolla want you to know that updating Sailfish OS really pays off. They want you to know that at Jolla, they work differently to other mobile OS devs. We think and operate in an iterative way, meaning that our development is a continuous flow of ideas, updates, fixes, new […]

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Hello Future: Hololens Halo 5 #Halolens #E3

Hello Future: Hololens Halo 5 #Halolens #E3

| June 17, 2015 | Reply

At E3, Microsoft built a pretty cool Halo 5 Hololens experience. They’ve built the inside of a UNSC ship and with Hololens, mixed digital with the physical reality. As opposed to VR where you’re looking completely and only at a screen, Hololens superimposes objects into your real life surroundings. Your eyes have a direct line […]

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Microsoft is One – Hardware and Software division Unite

Microsoft is One – Hardware and Software division Unite

| June 17, 2015 | 4 Replies

OK, just reiterating quite an important thing that seemed to take less prominence here because of the Elop news… Microsoft is merging both Hardware and Software divisions into ONE Unit.Windows, Windows Phone/Mobile, Surface, Xbox, Lumia, HoloLens, Surface Hub and Band. Terry Myerson is getting this even bigger responsibility, essentially the next top guy after Nadella, […]

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Ex Nokians and Microsofties, Elop and Harlow out? Myerson head of Windows and Devices group

Ex Nokians and Microsofties, Elop and Harlow out? Myerson head of Windows and Devices group

| June 17, 2015 | 27 Replies

There’s another shift to the positions at Microsoft. Quite a big name is heading out for retirement. Stephen Elop! Once from Microsoft, he took the helm at Nokia as the first non-Finnish CEO with much controversy. Burning platform, Feb 11 Partnership with MS Lumia No more MeeGo The results were not to everyone’s expectations to […]

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Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10136 – One handed use, UI changes, better Cortana and more!

Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10136 – One handed use, UI changes, better Cortana and more!

| June 16, 2015 | 1 Reply

Microsoft have announced build 10136 for Windows 10 Mobile Insider preview. If you were already on 1008, you cannot update to this. You have to go back to 8.1 via Windows Phone Recovery Tool and then update via Windows Insider. This is due to a migration bug. Instead of waiting for that to get fixed, you can do […]

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‘Good News’ for commuters – Microsoft publishing own newspaper “Five to Nine”

‘Good News’ for commuters – Microsoft publishing own newspaper “Five to Nine”

| June 16, 2015 | Reply

In the UK, free newspapers amongst those you pay for are quite common. Usually found on public transport routes, it means commuters have something to read on their journey whilst the paper has a huge ad target audience. Today, capitalising on that “free” exposure, Microsoft Lumia are putting together a 5 day limited edition newspaper […]

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LG Electronics and Nokia Technologies agree on smartphone patent license

LG Electronics and Nokia Technologies agree on smartphone patent license

| June 16, 2015 | Reply

LG Electronics and Nokia Technologies agree on smartphone patent license Espoo, Finland – LG Electronics has agreed to take a royalty-bearing smartphone patent license from Nokia Technologies. The Korean company is the latest of more than 60 licensees for Nokia’s 2G, 3G and 4G mobile communication technologies and the first major smartphone manufacturer to join […]

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Lumia 940 clear render

Lumia 940 clear render

| June 16, 2015 | 4 Replies

Anytime there’s a leaked device, PhoneDesigner over on facebook creates impressive renders that are almost always what the final design looks like. Based on @evleaks’ blurred leak, we get this. A modest hump triple LED camera. This older concept was probably just based on the leaked info alone. Below is more 1520/925 like vs the […]

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Concept: Lumia 740

Concept: Lumia 740

| June 16, 2015 | 8 Replies

A very realistic concept in terms of design and specs: 5″ AMOLED 1080p Octacore 64bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 13MP Rear, Zeiss 8MP Wide front selfie 2650mAh Source: MicrosoftLovers Cheers Stephen Olli Kallasvuo for the tip!

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Sailfish OS Update: Aaslakkajärvi #jolla

Sailfish OS Update: Aaslakkajärvi #jolla

| June 15, 2015 | 9 Replies

Jolla tweeted again about the latest update to Sailfish OS, and it’s called Aaslakkajärvi. There are quite a few new changes, features and bug fixes. The prominent ones are summarised below but the full changelog can be viewed here. Browser: private browsing mode is now available. Choose ‘Private browsing’ in the pulldown menu of the tab […]

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Triple LED Lumia Leaked! Flagship Lumia Cityman? Camera Bump successor to 1020?

Triple LED Lumia Leaked! Flagship Lumia Cityman? Camera Bump successor to 1020?

| June 15, 2015 | 16 Replies

@evleaks tweeted this image above. It’s a Triple LED Lumia overlying a bump on the camera. Don't give up hope, Windows fans. pic.twitter.com/Vce2NODMnk — Evan Blass (@evleaks) June 15, 2015 A month ago, specs appeared for the rumoured Lumia Cityman which mentions a triple LED flash. This however had a 20MP rear camera, not a […]

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Peter Skillman becomes Microsoft’s GM of Smart Internet of Things

Peter Skillman becomes Microsoft’s GM of Smart Internet of Things

| June 15, 2015 | Reply

Peter Skillman was Head of Design for HERE up until today. Amongst Nokians, we knew him better as the guy who came from Palm back in the fall of September 2012. Skillman was then the new Nokia guy involved in the fantastic looking WebOS (as VP of Palm design), and then as Nokia’s VP MeeGo […]

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Cancelled Nokia Smartwatch – Microsoft Moonraker

Cancelled Nokia Smartwatch – Microsoft Moonraker

| June 12, 2015 | 13 Replies

If the Nokia and Microsoft partnership continued independently as per original plans, Nokia would have unveiled their own smartwatch. After the D&S purchase, Nokia’s smartwatch project was cancelled (though Microsoft did continue to release their “band”. The boxiness of Metro kinda fits the smaller screen of a smartwatch. I think it probably doesn’t need the […]

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Xbox One controllers to ship with Oculus Rift  – Sneak Peek demo

Xbox One controllers to ship with Oculus Rift – Sneak Peek demo

| June 11, 2015 | Reply

  Microsoft’s Hololens is augmented reality on roids. Oculus Rift on the other hand aims to brings virtual reality to the masses. Both are awesome in their own right. It seemed like they’d be on opposing sides but it’s nice to see them working together. Oculus has a steam like platform called Home, but you can […]

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New 5200, 9,000 and 12,000mAh powerpacks from Microsoft

New 5200, 9,000 and 12,000mAh powerpacks from Microsoft

| June 10, 2015 | 2 Replies

Complete with dual USB outputs to charge multiple devices at once, there are a trio of 5200mAh, 9000mAh and 12000mAh power packs from Microsoft. You can get them at 35, 45, and 55 USD respectively. These keep their charge for up to several months to at least 80% if you somehow have periods where you […]

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