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‘Music as Medicine’ Project by Ex Nokia Design Team Chief, Marko Ahtisaari

‘Music as Medicine’ Project by Ex Nokia Design Team Chief, Marko Ahtisaari

| July 16, 2015 | 1 Reply

Marko Ahtisaari, known to Nokia fans as one of the ex N9 guys who could actually speak properly about a new exciting Nokia product. Marko was of course also the ex Nokia’s design chief. He is now taking up a CEO position of the “The Sync Project“. This investigates the potential of music and its therapeutic […]

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Nokia’s plans to coming back to mobile, press release confirms phone path via brand licensing

Nokia’s plans to coming back to mobile, press release confirms phone path via brand licensing

| July 15, 2015 | Reply

Nokia’s been pretty coy regarding commenting on coming back to making devices. And then we saw N1 and many folks speculated that a smartphone with Nokia again isn’t that much of a stretch. Nokia knows that for 14 years they were the undisputed biggest phone maker ever in the world. Nokia answers quite honestly that […]

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HERE Wants YOU. Join the Map Creator community

HERE Wants YOU. Join the Map Creator community

| July 15, 2015 | 13 Replies

HERE Tweeted a call for more users for their Map Creator. If there’s an area you know well that needs adding or a bit of correction, then HERE welcomes your input. Once you sign in, you can add info about road changes (add or edit a road), report map problems (add and edit places), basically help […]

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German Car Makers still fighting over Nokia’s HERE Maps

German Car Makers still fighting over Nokia’s HERE Maps

| July 12, 2015 | 2 Replies

Nokia’s been in talks again with BMW, Daimler (Mercedes) and Volkswagen over HERE Maps. HERE of course is the leading mapping provider amongst in car navigation systems, and what with self driving cars and more intuitive location based services being offered by rivals, having a crowning asset (OR  at least preventing it going to your competitors) such as […]

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Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops

Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops

| July 10, 2015 | 2 Replies

Lock and loaded! The ultimate sequel Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops is now available on Windows Phone. Lead your team of Special Ops soldiers to victory in explosive action-packed missions. With even greater threats in your way, upgrade and equip your troops with latest military hardware to help them make it through each warzone in […]

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Photosynth support and bunch of MSN Apps (previous Bing Apps) getting discontinued?

Photosynth support and bunch of MSN Apps (previous Bing Apps) getting discontinued?

| July 10, 2015 | 8 Replies

Nadella’s team is trimming even more weight off Microsoft. MSN Health & Fitness, MSN Travel and MSN Food & Drink apps across all platforms is going to be discontinued. I guess the only one I really used was the Bing News app.  News, Weather, Sports and Money will still get support. Just last week, Microsoft sold […]

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Office 2016 for Mac, available to purchase in September, download now for Office 365 users

Office 2016 for Mac, available to purchase in September, download now for Office 365 users

| July 10, 2015 | Reply

  Office for Mac hasn’t had a major update since the 2011 version. It’s been asking for updates pretty much on a weekly basis but today Microsoft has unleashed the 2016 version. I can’t wait since office 2015 on the PC looks awesome and I got that by using my then student Office 365 subscription […]

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Nokia Z-Launcher Beta updated

Nokia Z-Launcher Beta updated

| July 10, 2015 | 7 Replies

Along with performance improvements and bug fixes, Nokia Z Launcher gains some visual feedback to indicate which application is tapped on the launcher screen. You can now also change the wallpaper from within Z Launcher settings.

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Jolla splits devices and #Sailfish software. Should Nokia get the Hardware guys?

Jolla splits devices and #Sailfish software. Should Nokia get the Hardware guys?

| July 9, 2015 | 16 Replies

Whilst Microsoft is trying to unify their efforts by combining software and hardware, Jolla wants to focus more on Sailfish OS licensing. The new Jolla devices company will be announced by summer. A few of our readers have often mentioned wishes on Nokia buying Jolla. Now perhaps they can get Jolla the devices gang and […]

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Microsoft further restructures Phone Hardware Business, reduces 7,800 positions

Microsoft further restructures Phone Hardware Business, reduces 7,800 positions

| July 8, 2015 | 12 Replies

As part of their continuing plans to focus and align resources, Microsoft has plans to cut 7,800 jobs of which the majority of them being in the phone business. Nokia’s once standalone business is being transformed to something that furthers Microsoft’s ambitions to creating a vibrant Windows ecosystem in their first-party device family. It seems in […]

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Lumia 1030? Nokia Lumia 1020 successor? Similar to McLaren…? #LumiaFlagship

Lumia 1030? Nokia Lumia 1020 successor? Similar to McLaren…? #LumiaFlagship

| July 2, 2015 | 23 Replies

A self proclaimed Lumia 1030 bezel was recently leaked. Should we be excited? #Microsoft's #Lumia1030 aka #McLaren is finally coming to #Verizon !… 😉 http://t.co/dIvFsPL9kq pic.twitter.com/i3sHWViHFc — OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) July 1, 2015 Rubino at WC as per usual has his suspicions, postulating that this might be an old picture of McLaren since that device will be […]

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Microsoft stops collecting own mapping data, sends 100 Bing engineers to Uber

Microsoft stops collecting own mapping data, sends 100 Bing engineers to Uber

| July 1, 2015 | Reply

Uber is on a roll bolstering their mapping efforts. Their business is all about location. This move along with bidding for Nokia’s HERE solutions means less reliance on Google and greater room to grow and stretch their lead, especially when it comes to business outside of Uber’s traditional driver/taxi service. i.e. self driving cars, same day […]

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Camera wars: Ancient Nokia 808 PureView gives LG G4, S6 and Z3+ run for their money

Camera wars: Ancient Nokia 808 PureView gives LG G4, S6 and Z3+ run for their money

| June 23, 2015 | 9 Replies

3 years and four months ago, Nokia launched the Nokia 808 PureView which still to this day other cameraphones are having a hard time competing with, especially in terms of producing an astonishing amount of detail. The likes of the LG G4 and S6, fair play to them, are giving some fantastic pictures and what […]

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Nokia had four tablets in the canned mix

Nokia had four tablets in the canned mix

| June 20, 2015 | 13 Replies

Nokia had plenty of ‘internet tablet’ family members. But as to newer, larger tablets to compete with iPad, until their N1 and the Lumia 2520 there wasn’t anything but a magical wait of ‘when would Nokia make their tablet’. When it’s too late of course. Anyway, according to @evleaks, there were at least four more. […]

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TheRegister says Nokia’s demise wasn’t Elop’s Fault, TheVerge asks what will Elop Steal Next?

TheRegister says Nokia’s demise wasn’t Elop’s Fault, TheVerge asks what will Elop Steal Next?

| June 19, 2015 | 27 Replies

An Editorial from TheRegister actually has Stephen Elop’s back. I think it’s interesting to mention this perspective given that Elop is synonymous amongst many Nokia fans and Finns as the “Trojan Horse” sent from Microsoft. Andrew Orlowski feels that blaming Elop is, “chauvinistic nonsense, which seeks to transfer blame away from years of complacency and […]

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