Author Archive: Moody Caplan

I love mobile photography, I have a serious 8 years relationship with Nokia , and a love/hate affair with Microsoft. you can follow me on twitter @nabkawe5

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Windows Phone 8.1 More accessible

Windows Phone 8.1 More accessible

| April 28, 2014 | 3 Replies

Windows had accessibility features for as long as I can remember, and just in case you didn’t remember how good they’ve been at it, Microsoft saw it fit to feature their technological achievements that help people in their latest Super Bowl commercial. Windows Phone is no different, and through its Ease of Access setting it offered the ability to change text size, switching to a […]

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Heavenly Lumia to capture the holiness? :)

Heavenly Lumia to capture the holiness? :)

| April 27, 2014 | 12 Replies

Lumia smartphones are popping up everywhere, not only in TV shows, movies and even games like GTA 5, people are starting to have a general idea about what Lumia smartphones are, specially in the camera department. The above picture was taken in the Vatican which should come to no one’s surprise as Italy is a very important market for […]

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How to search for settings on Windows Phone 8.1 +Rant

How to search for settings on Windows Phone 8.1 +Rant

| April 19, 2014 | 12 Replies

A little history as per usual. When Nokia introduced the Nokia N9 it came with universal search and while it probably was introduced on previous models or competing products, it neatly offered “Settings” as part of the search results and even better, you didn’t need to remember the setting name, you could’ve entered “pair” and you’ll be presented with the Bluetooth settings. […]

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How an MS programmer on reddit is restoring my faith in Microsoft.

How an MS programmer on reddit is restoring my faith in Microsoft.

| April 6, 2014 | 12 Replies

Nokia’s relationship with its fans is unique to say the least, they’re very honest and open about their products, they allow nay they encourage their employees to reach out to their customers via social media, and so we know so much stuff about the making of smartphones in comparison to any other fan base who are mostly obsessed with vague brandings. Microsoft on […]

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Nokia updates Spaceselfie shows off Imaging SDK1.1 magic

Nokia updates Spaceselfie shows off Imaging SDK1.1 magic

| March 8, 2014 | 3 Replies

A prominent feature in the latest Nokia  Imaging SDK 1.1  is called Interactive Foreground Segmentation Chromakey, its an API that a developer can use in the camera view finder to let his users pick a single color and have it replaced with a picture even before the end user takes the shot, which means the user can adjust the framing of the background […]

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New Nokia imaging SDK 1.1 adds new tricks improves cross compatiblity

New Nokia imaging SDK 1.1 adds new tricks improves cross compatiblity

| February 24, 2014 | 8 Replies

Earlier today Nokia announced its latest imaging SDK 1.1 with Windows 8.1 support which means apps can target two platforms with a single code so the Lumia 2520 gets on the imaging action too, also the SDK is indifferent to CPU structure (ARM,86x) which means developing an imaging app based off it for Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Windows RT will […]

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Nokia Lumia 1520 firmware update solves few problems. (updated)

Nokia Lumia 1520 firmware update solves few problems. (updated)

| February 21, 2014 | 14 Replies

  I was playing some Modern Combat 4 in multiplayer mode (which is awesome) on my Lumia 1520 when I received an update notification, naturally I got excited as my phone is developer mode activated and I thought it was the Blue update, but it wasn’t its was a Nokia FW update. What changed? sadly no change log […]

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Nokia Motion Monitor Beta, count your steps intellegently.

Nokia Motion Monitor Beta, count your steps intellegently.

| February 15, 2014 | 13 Replies

Nokia had an experimental app back in the days of the Nokia N8 called Wellness Diary it was an excellent step counter with food intake logging and general health advice. Nokia switched to Windows Phone and soon there after the Wellness Diary beta got closed with no option to keep the app running. This is […]

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Windows Phone 8.1 outfoxes Android’s navigation bar

Windows Phone 8.1 outfoxes Android’s navigation bar

| February 13, 2014 | 41 Replies

It was almost three years ago Nokia announced the Nokia N9, it was the first smartphone to come without physical or capacitive buttons, it was a financially sound decision where making smartphones without hardware or capacitive buttons will be way cheaper and easier to do. Naturally Android soon followed suit with the Galaxy Nexus via the ICS Android update […]

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Windows Phone 8.1 changelog + video walkabout. (updated)

Windows Phone 8.1 changelog + video walkabout. (updated)

| February 12, 2014 | 78 Replies

Just in case you were under a rock for the last two days, Windows Phone 8.1 SDK was released to select developers and as such eventually its features were almost fully leaked except for those features Microsoft choose to hold close to their chest Instead of searching all over our site to get your screen shots […]

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Windows Phone 8.1 Action Center Leaks here’s how it looks

Windows Phone 8.1 Action Center Leaks here’s how it looks

| February 9, 2014 | 13 Replies

The above email exchange between Microsoft employees is arguably the first leaked screenshot of what Microsoft is calling Action Center, just like Android and IOS, it’s accessed by a swipe down from the top, and it’ll present four customizable quick settings buttons. (Which makes the picture bellow a lot more credible) If you’re within an app the Action Center will not show notification […]

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Lumia 1520 camera performance review. (updated)

Lumia 1520 camera performance review. (updated)

| February 9, 2014 | 15 Replies

I‘ve only used Nokia phones as my camera, and over the years, Nokia kept giving me reasons not to buy dedicated cameras, as such every Nokia that focused on photography I had to snatch it right away. I never had the cash or the heart to buy a Lumia 1020 because I already had the 808, so when the […]

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Black update for Lumia 520/720 brings double tap to wake

Black update for Lumia 520/720 brings double tap to wake

| January 28, 2014 | 61 Replies

I loved the Nokia N9, it was a device with so many experimental UI innovations that along with WebOS shaped the new smartphone UI experience across all operating systems.  (you should know that the main guy behind WebOS is actually the guy who led the team who made the Nokia N9) Pictured Nokia N9 with a double tap to wake joke […]

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Windows Phone 8.1 Scheduled for the 2nd of April?

Windows Phone 8.1 Scheduled for the 2nd of April?

| January 4, 2014 | 40 Replies

Build 2014 we can’t wait. Windows Phone 8.1 clock was just reset again and now the highly anticipated OS build might debut at Build’s developers conference in April! much like WP8 did  back at Build 2012. The news should feel overwhelmingly sad for anyone who doesn’t own a Lumia as most of us who are running GDR2/GDR 3″developer’s […]

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The Lumia 1020 is the latest guest star on Arrow.

The Lumia 1020 is the latest guest star on Arrow.

| December 6, 2013 | 7 Replies

Arrow is a cheesy superhero TV show about the Green Arrow, it also happens to be the longest running Microsoft advertisement (in a way), the show constantly features Microsoft products; the Lumia 920, Surface, Lenovo and Windows 8 all guest starred.   On the last episode a kid used the Lumia 1020 to take a […]

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