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Woop! Opera Mini comes to Windows Phone – sign up for the beta today

Woop! Opera Mini comes to Windows Phone – sign up for the beta today

| September 2, 2014 | 1 Reply

Yay! Whilst IE was steadily improving and although there are a lot of “alternative” browsers, this is the first one I guess that is actually not simply a different IE wrapper. It’s Opera Mini! Whilst yes, ideally it would have been Opera Mobile, at least it’s new. http://www.opera.com/wpbeta Their test version is available and they want […]

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Weekend Watch: Nokia Lumia 635 – Value for your money!

Weekend Watch: Nokia Lumia 635 – Value for your money!

| August 30, 2014 | 4 Replies

Dear MNB readers, In this episode of Weekend Watch, we cover the value that is to be gained in purchasing a Nokia Lumia 635 either for yourself or someone else as a gift. I consider value to be the sum of a lot of things and it varies from buyer to buyer, user to user […]

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Weekend Watch: Gaming on the Nokia Lumia 635

Weekend Watch: Gaming on the Nokia Lumia 635

| August 30, 2014 | Reply

Dear MNB Readers! Welcome to another edition of Weekend Watch! For this episode, our focus (pun from picture above) is on Games or specifically, gaming on the Nokia Lumia 635. Some readers are rightfully concerned with the gaming potential of the $99 no contract Lumia 635 as it only has 512MB of RAM to stuff […]

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HERE Maps Comes Free to Samsung Galaxy Phones; Brings Offline Navigation and Smartwatch Support

HERE Maps Comes Free to Samsung Galaxy Phones; Brings Offline Navigation and Smartwatch Support

| August 29, 2014 | 26 Replies

Earlier we reported that HERE maps would be powering Tizen smartwatches, now according to a post by the HERE team, HERE maps and all their navigating power will be available for free on Samsung Galaxy devices. Nokia (the part that owns HERE), struck a licensing deal with Samsung to bring the HERE maps and navigation […]

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Spotify For Windows Phone Finally Gets Free Music Streaming

Spotify For Windows Phone Finally Gets Free Music Streaming

| August 26, 2014 | 5 Replies

Spotify for Windows Phone has finally been updated to allow users to listen to music free (with ads), instead of requiring a paid subscription. A feature that’s been available on iOS and Android for quite a while now, although I personally am a Mix Radio fan, given the fact that it’s free (if you don’t […]

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MixRadio, Display and Network+ updated

MixRadio, Display and Network+ updated

| July 24, 2014 | 3 Replies

Dear MNB Readers! Microsoft Mobile has published updates for MixRadio, Display and Network+. Unfortunately, Microsoft Mobile isn’t consistent with including change logs with their updates and the change logs that are there are often from older updates so we are left to guessing what has been updated in the newest releases.     Windows Phone Store Download links: MixRadio […]

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SkyDrive updated to v4.2, Battery Saver also gets update.

SkyDrive updated to v4.2, Battery Saver also gets update.

| July 22, 2014 | 4 Replies

OneDrive got updated to version 4.2.0.0 which brings: choosing where to download files to phone progress page for uploads/downloads contact sharing improvements bug fixes performance improvements   Battery Saver also got an update but there’s nothing specifically mentioned as to what the changes are.

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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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‘Feedback to Nokia’ becomes ‘Rate Us’

‘Feedback to Nokia’ becomes ‘Rate Us’

| July 6, 2014 | 6 Replies

For owners of Nokia Lumia devices, the ‘Feedback to Nokia’ app is now ‘Rate Us’. It’s still about giving feedback on your ‘Lumia’ phone, it’s just without the explicit Nokia branding. It seems to suggest that the whole ‘NOKIA by Microsoft’ thing might just be a way to fully transition the Nokia name out of […]

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Adobe Photoshop Express Available for Lumia

Adobe Photoshop Express Available for Lumia

| June 27, 2014 | 4 Replies

NokConv says that you can now get Adobe Photoshop Express for your Lumia. Along with the usual basics and one touch fix, you can adjust exposure, contrast, clarity, vibrancy and ‘any of the other levels’. There are also 20 additional filters. The app is free to download but there are some in-app purchases: the Adobe […]

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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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Gameloft’s Heroes of Order and Chaos available in store

Gameloft’s Heroes of Order and Chaos available in store

| June 20, 2014 | Reply

A popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arena from Gameloft, Heroes of Order and Chao, is available in store. Some might compare it to a mobile League of Legends. Whilst it is rated highly in both iOS/Android stores, it seems to suffer some stability issues, hence possibly the 1GB Ram requirement. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/heroes-of-order-chaos/5f92f517-8f24-4857-a15d-83087f414234 Via

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Lumia Tips: FIFA World Cup 2014 Cortana/Bing Requests, Lockscreen and other Apps

Lumia Tips: FIFA World Cup 2014 Cortana/Bing Requests, Lockscreen and other Apps

| June 19, 2014 | 4 Replies

In case you weren’t using a separate app, you can ask Cortana or just type into Bing to get the latest scores and info. Cortana will show you the info but she will not mention anything. You can ask about a specific team… Or enquire about the next game… Turns out Cortana can tell you […]

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Angry Birds Epic and ‘skype beating video quality’ Video chat app ooVoo at Windows Phone Store

Angry Birds Epic and ‘skype beating video quality’ Video chat app ooVoo at Windows Phone Store

| June 13, 2014 | 8 Replies

  Angry Birds Epic is now available on Windows Phone. This RPG is free to download and seems to be quite popular at the moment. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/epic/28fcff8a-b545-487b-ae36-7da1521998df Here’s the game play. ooVoo on the otherhand is a video calling app. It’s self described as the highest quality video calling app, more so than Skype and other […]

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Watch FIFA World Cup Online with ‘Brazil 2014 Live’ streaming

Watch FIFA World Cup Online with ‘Brazil 2014 Live’ streaming

| June 13, 2014 | 37 Replies

Developer, Ardit Dine, contacted us about his app, “Brazil 2014″. It allows users to watch the FIFA World Cup live over a few different streams in a selection of languages. The app is free to try though you can also buy the full version if you like it or to show your support. Link: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-GB/store/app/brazil-2014-live/167e3821-a0ab-4e35-8530-e3c76b49a648

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