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Battle of the blue circle assistant: Harman Kardon infused Cortana Home assistant takes on Amazon Echo.

Battle of the blue circle assistant: Harman Kardon infused Cortana Home assistant takes on Amazon Echo.

| December 15, 2016 | Reply

Cortana was one of the nicer things about Windows Phone. As a digital voice assistant, it seemed more human than either Siri or Google Now. Then Alexa came along and tried to bring that similar sort of interactivity into the home. It was surprising that it wasn’t Cortana trying to be all about your home […]

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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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