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Continuum Tips and Tricks: Change the desktop background

Continuum Tips and Tricks: Change the desktop background

| December 29, 2015 | Reply

  Hello MNB Readers! Continuing our Continuum Tips and Tricks episodes, we will now demonstrate how to change the desktop background when using Continuum for phones. The video also contains a few tips about the types of backgrounds that may work best, horizontal vs vertical backgrounds and a few minutes of rambling about why the Windows […]

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Windows 10 Mobile LED Flashlight Shootout

Windows 10 Mobile LED Flashlight Shootout

| December 6, 2015 | 8 Replies

Hello MNB Readers! Flashlight apps. They come a dime a dozen, or rather, there are plenty of flashlight apps in the Windows Store . The apps vary in function, from the simple app that turns the LED light off and on to the sophisticated flashlight apps that throw in everything possible, such as this app […]

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Continuum Tips and Tricks – Episode 1: How to use the old Project My Screen feature

Continuum Tips and Tricks – Episode 1: How to use the old Project My Screen feature

| December 3, 2015 | 10 Replies

  Dear MNB Readers! I hope everyone is doing well. I have had my Microsoft Lumia 950 for about 2 weeks now and I would like to take the time to cover some of the less covered things about Continuum for phones. Before I get into the Tips and Tricks segment, I want to share […]

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HERE Makes a Return to iOS; Full Offline Support In Tow

HERE Makes a Return to iOS; Full Offline Support In Tow

| March 11, 2015 | 5 Replies

When Apple decided to remove Google Maps as the default mapping solution on iOS, Nokia attempted to disrupt some market share and launched HERE on iOS. Sadly, it was only a HTML5 wrapper and all the things that made HERE a winner were absent. Last year we saw HERE’s commitment to being the best offline […]

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Lumia Denim update now available for the AT&T Lumia 1520!!!

Lumia Denim update now available for the AT&T Lumia 1520!!!

| February 26, 2015 | 6 Replies

  Hello MNB Readers! The long awaited Lumia Denim update has finally arrived for the AT&T Lumia 1520! Daniel Rubino of Windows Central writes: Although app and OS updates are great, what is even better is when companies post the entire changelog of what exactly is new. Luckily for us, AT&T agrees with this idea. Daniel […]

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Get 100GB of FREE OneDrive storage for up to 2 years!

Get 100GB of FREE OneDrive storage for up to 2 years!

| February 9, 2015 | 4 Replies

Dear MNB Readers, Microsoft is feeling generous today as they are giving away 100 Gigabytes of OneDrive storage for up to 2 years for FREE. What’s the catch? Well….you have to sign up for Bing Rewards or be an existing Bing Rewards user and Bing Rewards is only available in the United States at the moment. […]

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Pimping my Band with Nokia Nostalgia!

Pimping my Band with Nokia Nostalgia!

| January 29, 2015 | 5 Replies

Dear MNB Readers! Does that wallpaper on the Microsoft Band look familiar to you? That isn’t a Microsoft made wallpaper…I’ll come back to what’s behind the 12:02…and to the Band. Let’s briefly talk Windows Phone. Since the launch of Windows Phone 7, critics have often spoken out against a perceived lack of customization options for Windows Phone. Depending […]

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Skype Translator preview rolling out

Skype Translator preview rolling out

| January 29, 2015 | 1 Reply

Hello MNB Readers, Registered users of the Skype Translator Preview should receive an email notifying them that the promised preview version of Skype Translator is now available. What is Skype Translator? Have a look for yourself. From the Registration description: Skype Translator gives you the ability to speak another language without learning one. Simply set […]

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Microsoft’s Alternative way to close the App Gap? + Rudy Huyn’s ideas for Android on WP

Microsoft’s Alternative way to close the App Gap? + Rudy Huyn’s ideas for Android on WP

| December 31, 2014 | 14 Replies

  A couple of related stories based on the last one where Tom Warren discussed Android apps on WP still being in the works. First off, reader Ben A linked shared an article from ZDNet where Mary Jo Foley indicated that Microsoft could help close the app gap in a different way. Plan A: Universal […]

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WindowsPhone exclusive Perfect Shift for Lumia

WindowsPhone exclusive Perfect Shift for Lumia

| December 10, 2014 | 2 Replies

We were asked by the team behind Perfect Shift to share some news about their new app. Here’s the press release below. It looks like a stunning game (and only 140MB? Is there more do download after?). It’s free and it seems to be a 5 star hit after 500 reviews at the store. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/app/perfect-shift/a6e30499-a0c9-4183-ac5a-de377088e8ba?& […]

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Minecraft Pocket Edition available for $6.99 in WindowsPhone Store

Minecraft Pocket Edition available for $6.99 in WindowsPhone Store

| December 10, 2014 | 3 Replies

Microsoft owned Minecraft is available on WindowsPhone. Same price as Google Play Store and iTunes app store http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/minecraft-pocket-edition/1a625b44-b542-401b-bdff-52b4357c0573?signin=true International Store Link: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/minecraft-pocket-edition/1a625b44-b542-401b-bdff-52b4357c0573 No reviews yet but if it’s anything like the Android one, that’s highly rated at 4.5 stars out of 5 with almost 700,000 ratings. iTunes also rates this highly at 4.5 stars over 51,000 […]

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Weekend Watch: Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter Unboxing and Lumia 1520 and 635 Demonstration

Weekend Watch: Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter Unboxing and Lumia 1520 and 635 Demonstration

| December 7, 2014 | 10 Replies

Good Day MNB Readers! We have managed to secure a Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter (WDA) that allows you to wirelessly mirror or cast what is on your device’s screen to a larger display such as a HDMI equipped TV or monitor. Here is a quick run down of the features: See it all on your big screen Share […]

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Weekend Watch: VLC Beta for WP – Sneaky Peeky

Weekend Watch: VLC Beta for WP – Sneaky Peeky

| November 29, 2014 | 2 Replies

Here’s a sneak peek at VLC for Windows Phone (on an emulator). It has a well thought out, consistent Metro/Modern UI layout. Even if you don't have the beta on your phone, there's a video for you: VLC for Windows Phone Sneak Peak : http://t.co/8GYmBNdMEL — Thomas Nigro (@ThomasNigro) November 28, 2014 Video below: Via: Reddit

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From low-end to high-end: Customizable Graphics Settings

From low-end to high-end: Customizable Graphics Settings

| November 24, 2014 | 14 Replies

  Dear MNB Readers! 512MB RAM!!! That combination of numbers and letters is usually enough to turn away the most die-hard Windows Phone supporter as that is usually the death sentence to any hope of a high quality gaming experience or even 100% app compatibility. The end result of having a 512MB device is that you […]

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VLC release for WP next week *hopefully*

VLC release for WP next week *hopefully*

| November 14, 2014 | Reply

We saw a screenshot of VLC on the 1520 earlier today and it seemed that it might be finally coming soon to WP Store. Now there’s confirmation that the VLC release for WP should be next week. There’s a “hopefully” attached to that, but it looks likely that we’ll see it sooner rather than later. […]

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