Author Archive: Michael Faro-Tusino

Hi! My name is Michael. Like the others, I'm also a Student, living here in Sydney. I have a real passion for the latest technology and I'm a real Nokia buff! My aim is to keep those of you, like myself, updated with the latest in what's going on in the Nokia World. Currently sporting N9 & Lumia 820, with other Nokia devices in my posession. Get in touch on Twitter via @MFaroTusino, Google Plus or even simply drop me an email at mike.mnb[at]outlook.com or tips[at]mynokiablog.com

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Jolla Releases First Early Adopter Release of Sailfish OS HADK

Jolla Releases First Early Adopter Release of Sailfish OS HADK

| July 18, 2014 | 66 Replies

For those who have been eager to get their hands on the Sailfish OS Hardware Adaptation Development Kit (HADK), the wait is over! Jolla today pushed out details about how you can build Sailfish for your Android device. Currently, devices supported by CyanogenMod (CM) 10.1 are supported in the HADK, and there are plans to […]

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MixRadio to live on as a “spin-off”

MixRadio to live on as a “spin-off”

| July 17, 2014 | Reply

MixRadio’s future has been up in the air following today’s news on job cuts. Good news is, MixRadio is sticking around, but will be looking to go solo. Jyrki Rosenberg, head of MixRadio told Music Ally that they’re “planning a spin-off.” Whilst MS will focus on the WP platform, and making sure its “the best […]

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OpEd: Why MS Layoffs Are Not A Surprise & Elop Not To Blame For Nokia’s Demise

OpEd: Why MS Layoffs Are Not A Surprise & Elop Not To Blame For Nokia’s Demise

| July 17, 2014 | 272 Replies

Earlier, we got news of a dramatic shift at Microsoft that potentially will see 18,000 employees displaced and forced to find other opportunities. Most of these will be related to the acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services business. We’ve also gotten word of Nokia’s Asha and X devices being ceased, as well as MixRadio now […]

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What Would You Do to Win a Lumia 930? [Australia Only] #IWantALumia930

What Would You Do to Win a Lumia 930? [Australia Only] #IWantALumia930

| July 1, 2014 | 1 Reply

Alongside the launch of the Lumia 930 in Australia, Nokia/Microsoft are giving 20 people a chance to win their own Lumia 930. All you need to do, is say what you would do to win a Lumia 930. Be creative with the way in which you present the idea, as it may be what sets […]

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Local Availability for Lumia 635 and Lumia 930 in Australia Announced

Local Availability for Lumia 635 and Lumia 930 in Australia Announced

| July 1, 2014 | 4 Replies

This morning, Microsoft Devices Australia announced plans to release the Lumia 930 and Lumia 635 this month. You’ll be able to pick up a Lumia 930 from Optus, Vodafone and Telstra and retail stores (incl. Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, Allphones and JB HiFi) with an RRP of $729. All four colours are available; Orange, Green, […]

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Video: First Look at Jolla Launcher on Nexus 5

Video: First Look at Jolla Launcher on Nexus 5

| June 25, 2014 | 6 Replies

Jolla has released an Alpha build of their Jolla Launcher to a limited number of testers in a closed trial. We’ve been lucky enough to get our hands on it, and have filmed a little video of it running on the Nexus 5. http://youtu.be/wXjhC6LXefk The Jolla Launcher, for those who don’t know, allows Android users to […]

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Sailfish for Nexus 4 Updated to 1.0.7.16 – Added “Demo Image”

Sailfish for Nexus 4 Updated to 1.0.7.16 – Added “Demo Image”

| June 23, 2014 | Reply

Jolla has just pushed out the Sailfish OS 1.0.7.16 update for Nexus 4. Remember, this is still an “under- development” and is not the final release at all, so there will be bugs. Few useful things to note in this release are the mention of HADK coming “very soon”and that there is now a “demo image” […]

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Over Here Helps Find Friends In A Crowd

Over Here Helps Find Friends In A Crowd

| May 19, 2014 | 1 Reply

Ever gone to the movies and your mates are trying to find where you’re sitting? At a music festival and gotten separated? Then Over Here is the app for you! What it does is simple, but has its merit. You just choose a colour that takes your fancy, and let your friend know what colour to […]

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Analog Clock Tile Brings Cool Clock Tiles to Your Lumia

Analog Clock Tile Brings Cool Clock Tiles to Your Lumia

| May 14, 2014 | 1 Reply

Since getting my Pebble, I’ve become a huge fan of all sorts of watches and custom watchfaces. An excellent dev from Croatia has brought my favourite feature of the Pebble, to Windows Phone, vis his app, Analog Clock Tile. You can pin a tile to your start screen, that updates every minute (WP8.1 only). You […]

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Spotify FINALLY Updated for WP8; Still requires Premium

Spotify FINALLY Updated for WP8; Still requires Premium

| May 14, 2014 | 3 Replies

The day has finally come! Spotify has released an update for WP8, bringing it closer to par with iOS and Android. Spotify Radio has finally been introduced to Windows Phone 8 devices, alongside a new redesign. It looks pretty good if you ask me. Radio is a bit like MixRadio, in the sense you can […]

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Treasure Tag Mini Becomes Official

Treasure Tag Mini Becomes Official

| May 12, 2014 | 7 Replies

Just Friday, we posted about a leak for the WS-10, or Treasure Tag Mini. Seems its official, as given by the product page going live. Bluetooth 4.0 70mAh removable non-rechargeable battery 120 day standby time Width: 30 mm Height: 30 mm Thickness: 5.8 mm Weight: 6.2 g Volume: 5.3 cm³ As per usual, no price is given, just noted that […]

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Nokia N9 Becomes Quantum Random Number Generator

Nokia N9 Becomes Quantum Random Number Generator

| May 12, 2014 | 16 Replies

We’ve heard of Nokia in relation to innovations in quantum cryptography before, but now its their smartphones being used by others to push the boundaries. The Nokia N9, just like the N900, is still impressing after release and discontinuation. Researchers out of Switzerland have found a way, using the N9 and its camera, to generate random […]

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Nokia’s Ari Partinen Moves To Apple

Nokia’s Ari Partinen Moves To Apple

If his name doesn’t sound familiar, some of the work he contributed to might. Ari Partinen was one of the imaging engineers on Nokia’s PureView team. It seems though, he isn’t moving onto Redmond with the rest of Nokia’s Devices and Services team, instead moving West and setting up on Infinite Loop. (That’sthe street of Apple’s […]

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Nokia Lumia 2520 Arrives in Australia; Brings Red Power Keyboard

Nokia Lumia 2520 Arrives in Australia; Brings Red Power Keyboard

This morning, “Microsoft Mobile Devices” Australia (hopefully they do change that name like they’ve said) have announced that the Nokia Lumia 2520, unveiled at Nokia World  in November 2013, will be arriving in Australia, and on sale beginning tomorrow, May 6th. The best part, in my opinion, of the news, is that they’re bringing out […]

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Jolla Hacks: Unlimited Multitasking and Control Center

Jolla Hacks: Unlimited Multitasking and Control Center

| April 3, 2014 | 5 Replies

Jolla Hacks is a new category I’m going to start covering, much like I did with N9Hacks in the past. Despite Sailfish OS only just growing out of it’s Beta title, the community has been very active. Between developing native clients for apps like Whatsapp, to creating WiFi Hotspot apps that have been integrated into […]

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