Category: Windows Phone

AT&T Nokia Lumia 635 Bundle Now Available!

AT&T Nokia Lumia 635 Bundle Now Available!

| August 22, 2014 | Reply

Dear MNB Readers, Earlier in August, the Nokia Lumia 635 launched on the AT&T network as a no-contract Go Phone for $99. This is a great deal as you can use the Go Phone Lumia 635 with an existing non-Go Phone AT&T SIM card so basically the Lumia 635 is yours for $99 plus tax. The original […]

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Nokia Lumia 630 Review In Under 3 Minutes

Nokia Lumia 630 Review In Under 3 Minutes

| August 19, 2014 | Reply

The lumia 630 is the first Dual sim Windows Phone from Nokia, and also the first official WP 8.1 device available, so here’s our review of it in under three minutes: Additional Viewing material: Lumia 630 boot speed and general performance test: Lumia 630 Gaming Performance Test: Lumia 630 Video quality test:  

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Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Dev Preview Begins Rolling Out

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Dev Preview Begins Rolling Out

| August 4, 2014 | 32 Replies

If you’re on the Windows Phone 8.1 Dev Preview, I’ve got some good news. The 8.1 Update 1 has started rolling out. This brings some enhancements to the start screen, adding folders, and expands Cortana availability to the UK, as well as Australia, India and China (though in an Alpha capacity). We’ve gotten the update […]

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Cortana for China, “Xiao Na”; UK Cortana to get British personality to match accent; Live Folders

Cortana for China, “Xiao Na”; UK Cortana to get British personality to match accent; Live Folders

| July 30, 2014 | Reply

This yellow alien looking thing is what appears to be Cortana for China, with the nickname “Xiao Na”.  She speaks Mandarin in voice/speech and text with specialised suggestions for those living in China such as information on air quality.  UK Cortana gets specialised UK spellings and pronunciations. Interestingly the UK accent comes with a ‘UK personality’. […]

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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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OpEd: Why MS Layoffs Are Not A Surprise & Elop Not To Blame For Nokia’s Demise

OpEd: Why MS Layoffs Are Not A Surprise & Elop Not To Blame For Nokia’s Demise

| July 17, 2014 | 273 Replies

Earlier, we got news of a dramatic shift at Microsoft that potentially will see 18,000 employees displaced and forced to find other opportunities. Most of these will be related to the acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services business. We’ve also gotten word of Nokia’s Asha and X devices being ceased, as well as MixRadio now […]

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Cortana does impressions? (Video)

Cortana does impressions? (Video)

| July 15, 2014 | 2 Replies

I watched a video whereby they demoed ‘Cortana’ doing some voice impressions. I thought they must have done that themselves, but, no, no, it is actually part of Cortana. GameInfirmary Via: Reddit

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Exploding Live Tiles sneak peek of  MixView for WP8.1…on McLaren?

Exploding Live Tiles sneak peek of MixView for WP8.1…on McLaren?

| July 8, 2014 | 5 Replies

Tom Warren tweeted a pic of what he says is the ‘exploding’ live tiles that will soon grace WindowsPhone. What could it be on? Some speculate this might be McLaren. It would be interesting to experience the 3D touch side. Check out the facebook tile app with the quick function to check in, take a […]

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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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Local Availability for Lumia 635 and Lumia 930 in Australia Announced

Local Availability for Lumia 635 and Lumia 930 in Australia Announced

| July 1, 2014 | 4 Replies

This morning, Microsoft Devices Australia announced plans to release the Lumia 930 and Lumia 635 this month. You’ll be able to pick up a Lumia 930 from Optus, Vodafone and Telstra and retail stores (incl. Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, Allphones and JB HiFi) with an RRP of $729. All four colours are available; Orange, Green, […]

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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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Video: 3D sensor demo on WP8

Video: 3D sensor demo on WP8

| June 10, 2014 | 5 Replies

Odd. Have you seen this video? It was posted a month ago and it shows off 3D sensor capabilities on Windows Phone. Even the official WP google+ page shared it back then. Whilst we’ve learnt that such a (or a similar?) thing was developed by Nokia, it’s strange to see this on a HTC. Perhaps […]

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