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Author Archive: Michael Faro-Tusino

Hi! My name is Michael. I currently live in Sydney, working on all things Digital Marketing. 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. Get in touch on Twitter via @MFaroTusino, or even simply drop me an email at mike.mnb[at]outlook.com or tips[at]mynokiablog.com

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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 | 275 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 | 2 Replies

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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