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CollegeHumor: The 8 best things about being a WindowsPhone user

CollegeHumor: The 8 best things about being a WindowsPhone user

| October 17, 2014 | 8 Replies

Collegehumor has WindowsPhone Users in its scope and writes the 8 best things about being a WP user. Whilst it does poke fun, some bits are funny, particularly number 2. Due to the rarity, you tend to stick together. Online at least. It would be a bit weird to do so in public (and there’s […]

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Halo: Spartan Strike for Windows Phone, $6, avoids microtransactions

Halo: Spartan Strike for Windows Phone, $6, avoids microtransactions

| October 16, 2014 | Reply

There’s a growing backlash towards ‘free’ or ‘cheap’ games that claw back the value through what is essentially pay to win in app purchases. According to gamespot, Halo: Spartan Strike will be avoiding these microtransactions, coming it at $6. Yes a bit pricey but if the title is anything like Spartan Assault then I felt […]

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Video: Nokia Lumia 930 vs Nokia Lumia 830

Video: Nokia Lumia 930 vs Nokia Lumia 830

| October 15, 2014 | 5 Replies

NokNok compares the Nokia Lumia 930 against the new Nokia Lumia 830. Both looking very similar, with the 830 being the slimmer, more toned version. Although the camera looks bigger on the 830, it’s the 930 with the 20MP Dual LED camera vs the 10MP single LED in the 830. The 830 has GLANCE and […]

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“Winning” from Home – a story of passion and productivity

“Winning” from Home – a story of passion and productivity

| October 15, 2014 | Reply

  Microsoft has shared this promo – an attempt of showing how to win from ‘home’ with the productivity suites built in to Lumia. It’s in a style of a sporty competition I guess. To me it came out forced and I was left cringing. The thing about ‘creating’ a Word resume…come on guys, the […]

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@evleaks: Nokia Lumia 1520 and Surface Mini rumours – disregard them all.

@evleaks: Nokia Lumia 1520 and Surface Mini rumours – disregard them all.

| October 14, 2014 | 3 Replies

@Evleaks or now Evan Blass tweets today that the rumoured Nokia Lumia 1525 (a 1520 but more powerful) and a Surface Mini was actually made up by TK’s wife that posed as an exec so we can disregard them all. PSA: Many of my MSFT leaks — 1525, Nokia by MSFT, Surface mini summer — […]

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5″ 540 x 960 Dual SIM Lumia, Nokia RM-1090 passes FCC

5″ 540 x 960 Dual SIM Lumia, Nokia RM-1090 passes FCC

| October 14, 2014 | 2 Replies

If 5″ 720p wasn’t sparse enough, here’s a 5″ display with 540×960 in the latest of the upcoming affordable lumias. Well, the Galaxy Grande had a 5″ 480×800 screen. Dimensions wise, supposedly its 139.9 x 71.1mm. Source: Source 1 • Source 2 | Via Via: GSMArena Cheers Alvester for the tip!

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Software vs Hardware stabilization (what about a bit of both?) #Hyperlapse

Software vs Hardware stabilization (what about a bit of both?) #Hyperlapse

| October 14, 2014 | 4 Replies

The first time I saw software stabilisation in action was quite a few years ago. I believe it was a clip by James Burland and it showed a before and after file, frame by frame a jittery image was composed into something significantly more (giving that feeling that the viewfinder was the one moving, whilst […]

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Times Of India: Is Jolla Sailfish a good Alternative to Android?

Times Of India: Is Jolla Sailfish a good Alternative to Android?

| October 13, 2014 | 4 Replies

Jolla’s Sailfish phone is new to Indian shores. How are they receiving it? Times of India question whether it’s a good alternative to Android in their review. Design wise, they see some cues from Nokia’s N9. To TOI, it looks a little thick, especially when viewed from the sides it appears like two slim phones […]

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Finnish Prime Minister: Apple to blame for demise of Finland’s two biggest industries and economic downturn?

Finnish Prime Minister: Apple to blame for demise of Finland’s two biggest industries and economic downturn?

| October 13, 2014 | 21 Replies

On Friday S&P downgraded Finland to AA+ from AAA. According to CNBC, Finland’s Prime Minister suggested that Apple could be to blame for the demise of Finland’s two biggest industries: Nokia through iPhone and the paper industry with iPad. But he says they’ll make a comeback. A little bit paradoxically I guess one could say that the […]

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HERE on the dashboard of the World’s Best New Cars, Mondial de l’Automobile.

HERE on the dashboard of the World’s Best New Cars, Mondial de l’Automobile.

| October 12, 2014 | 6 Replies

Nokia’s HERE is seen on the latest cars in Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris. A whopping 50 out of the 62 new car systems are powered by HERE, from Audi TT Roadster, to the Mercedes AMG GT! http://360.here.com/2014/10/10/photostory-graces-worlds-best-new-cars-mondial/ Check out the Volvo XC90′s panel. It’s like the whopping tablet thing in the Tesla Model S. […]

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99 Dollar Virtual Reality Headset (case) from Zeiss

99 Dollar Virtual Reality Headset (case) from Zeiss

| October 12, 2014 | 1 Reply

From NASA, to Nokia, medical equipment and other places precision optics is expected, ZEISS is highly renowned. There’s reports that they’ll also be bringing out a virtual reality headset and for a more affordable 99 USD. However, it’s essentially a fancy Google Cardboard slot for a smartphone. It’s currently only compatible with the 4.7″ iPhone […]

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Win a Jolla Phone, tweet Snapdeal Jolla’s best feature.

Win a Jolla Phone, tweet Snapdeal Jolla’s best feature.

| October 11, 2014 | 3 Replies

  Here’s a chance to win yourself a JOLLA Phone. http://blog.snapdeal.com/tweet-best-feature-jolla-smartphone/ Tweet the best feature of Jolla Phone. I think there are some pre-picked options. It’s basically a ‘follow snapdeal’ thing. 1. Entries open till 14th October 2014.2. Winners will be notified on Twitter3. You have to follow the official Snapdeal handle https://twitter.com/snapdeal4. By participating […]

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Minecraft Pocket Edition spotted on Nokia Lumia 630 (512MB)

Minecraft Pocket Edition spotted on Nokia Lumia 630 (512MB)

| October 11, 2014 | Reply

This seemed the inevitable but we can never take obviously common sense things for granted at Microsoft. Minecraft Pocket Edition spotted on the Nokia Lumia 630. Nice to see that from the get go, 512MB appears to be supported. Tommaso is “Currently working on Minecraft Pocket Edition @MojangTeam“. Additional tweets from Tomaso says that they started working on […]

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3D Printed Lumia 1020 Ultrascope – Nokia powered Robotic Observatory  #MakeItHappen

3D Printed Lumia 1020 Ultrascope – Nokia powered Robotic Observatory #MakeItHappen

| October 9, 2014 | 3 Replies

Standing at 1 metre tall, this 3D printed contraption uses a Nokia Lumia 1020 to gaze up at the sky. If you’ve got a 3D Printer, you could print your own too. The Open Space Agency (OSA) and Microsoft have teamed up to create a prototype of an amazing 3D printed observatory called the ‘Ultrascope’ […]

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Adventures in Tech – Could Android have saved Nokia?

Adventures in Tech – Could Android have saved Nokia?

| October 9, 2014 | 27 Replies

It’s an age old question but obviously still something on people’s minds. What if Nokia had gone Android? CNET’s ‘Adventures in Tech’ says that Nokia’s one of those companies you had g They try to reimagine what Nokia’s first Android would have been like, suggesting high end industrial design akin to the N9. There’s also a powerful […]

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