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Retirement of @evleaks, why, and the evleaks fundraiser

Retirement of @evleaks, why, and the evleaks fundraiser

| August 5, 2014 | 8 Replies

  Yesterday (as I’ve missed the big news) world renowned tech leaker, @evleaks tweeted that he would be retiring. After an awesome two year stint, it appears he would no longer be dishing out any more hot tech gossip. Over at  TheNextWeb, Evan Blass explains his reasoning. It’s a complicated issue that boils down to money. With […]

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Download Error 8018830f/0×80188308 on WP8.1 Cyan?

Download Error 8018830f/0×80188308 on WP8.1 Cyan?

| August 4, 2014 | 15 Replies

Whilst some people are downloading the Cyan update with ease, some are getting the errors “8018830f” or “0×80188308“. The warning indicates that “it’s probably a temporary update problem” and that you can just try and selecting update again. What’s the exact cause? We’re not yet sure. Some thought it might be a 920 thing though […]

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Video: Two Different Worlds – Shot with the Nokia Lumia 930

Video: Two Different Worlds – Shot with the Nokia Lumia 930

| August 4, 2014 | 1 Reply

The Red Bull Photography series in partnership with Nokia Lumia uses a 930 to create “two different worlds”. Photographer, Marcel Lämmerhirt, has an interesting concept of placing a skier dressed in skiing clothes from the 1920s inside a glass box. This represents the past whilst the outside is the current time.

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Former Jolla fan creates twitter account to highlight grievances with Jolla/Sailfish

Former Jolla fan creates twitter account to highlight grievances with Jolla/Sailfish

| August 4, 2014 | 11 Replies

Jolla, the plucky little Finnish smartphone company is going from small strengths to strengths. But it’s also worth noting those who have criticisms as addressing these can push your platform further. Mainstream reviewers have reservations but these aren’t the people Jolla targets. At the moment, Jolla phone is intended for the very, very early adopters and […]

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Video: Making Live Folders

Video: Making Live Folders

| August 3, 2014 | 9 Replies

This short demo looks only at the new Live Folders. Tap to reveal all contents of a folder, drag one icon to another to create a new folder. It’s folder management which fits the Metro/Modern UI UI. I take it you can’t place folders in folders. Via

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Win a Jolla VIP package! Answer why Hong Kong needs Jolla and tweet with #jollaHK.

Win a Jolla VIP package! Answer why Hong Kong needs Jolla and tweet with #jollaHK.

| August 3, 2014 | 9 Replies

As part of the Jolla HK launch, you have a chance to win a Jolla VIP package! All you need to do is tweet “why Hong Kong needs Jolla” using the hashtag #jollaHK. Rules: http://bit.ly/1pLLky6  The VIP pack is a handcrafted leather box that houses the Jolla phone and three The Other Half smart cases. You’ve got until […]

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Jolla’s first dedicated retail store opens in Kazakhstan

Jolla’s first dedicated retail store opens in Kazakhstan

| August 3, 2014 | 12 Replies

  That’s pretty neat! Jolla’s got a retail store all to itself in Kazakhstan. One step at a time for bigger and better things? Unlike: Jolla shop in Almaty, Kazakhstan RT @iYerulan Аксессуары и не только в брендшопе #Jolla. pic.twitter.com/Ph0xdwfEpY — Harri Hakulinen (@HarriHakulinen) July 25, 2014 CEO, Mark Dillon and Software Development Chief, Tomi Pienimäki […]

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Video: Super Cute Chinese Cortana and Interactive Live folders on WP 8.1 GDR1

Video: Super Cute Chinese Cortana and Interactive Live folders on WP 8.1 GDR1

| August 3, 2014 | 6 Replies

  This is a video showing the Chinese version of Cortana. She’s still female, but no longer a simple circle. It’s a cute yellow alien looking thing that transforms. Look at it as a cloud and then speech bubble. When Cortana is speaking, she is a speech bubble. I kinda like that it has a […]

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Large 4×4 tile teased by Nokia US?

Large 4×4 tile teased by Nokia US?

| August 2, 2014 | 7 Replies

Nokia US and Facebook are quite rightly excited about the new WP8.1 update. But there seems to be an unmistakable huge square tile in the mix, comprising of 4×4 little squares. It could be a mistake or it could be the new ’tile size’. Oooh, a new tile! Much wow. https://www.facebook.com/NokiaUS/photos/a.109142489133405.4548.100686616645659/709968199050828 https://twitter.com/NokiaUS/status/495375440102436866 Here’s a tile. […]

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Videos: Nokia Lumia 930 vs 1020; Samsung Galaxy K Zoom vs Nokia Lumia 1020

Videos: Nokia Lumia 930 vs 1020; Samsung Galaxy K Zoom vs Nokia Lumia 1020

| August 2, 2014 | 4 Replies

A couple of comparison videos to start of with. First, recombu puts two Nokia Lumia devices against each other. The new Nokia Lumia 930 against last year’s camera beast, the Nokia Lumia 1020. They position it as the 930 being business and the 1020 being about fun (which they find to still be the king […]

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Press Release: Nokia Networks to buy part of Panasonic’s wireless network business

Press Release: Nokia Networks to buy part of Panasonic’s wireless network business

| August 1, 2014 | 16 Replies

Espoo, Finland – Nokia Networks today announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding to acquire part of the wireless networks business of Panasonic System Networks Company Limited. The agreement covers Panasonic’s mobile phone (LTE/3G) wireless base station system business for mobile operators and related wireless equipment system business.The two parties plan to […]

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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 | 26 Replies

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 | 8 Replies

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 | 9 Replies

  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 | 1 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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