Category: Windows Phone

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 | 4 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 | 5 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 | 3 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 | 5 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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UK police in Cambridgeshire upgrades to 8000 WP8.1 Nokia Lumias to replace 4000 crumbling BlackBerry Devices

UK police in Cambridgeshire upgrades to 8000 WP8.1 Nokia Lumias to replace 4000 crumbling BlackBerry Devices

| June 5, 2014 | Reply

The Cambridgeshire Constabulary says that their 4000 BlackBerry devices are crumbling around them. As such, their best enterprise solution is to go with WP8.1. With new encryption, VPN and universal apps to use either on the desktop on the phone, Nokia Lumia WP8.1 devices are enterprise ready. 8000 new devices will become available including the […]

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WP Blue OTA schedule

WP Blue OTA schedule

| June 5, 2014 | 3 Replies

@evleaks blogged and tweeted the pic above showing the rollout of Nokia Cyan for the Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg) region. It may pan out similarly for other regions it may not. Nokia Cyan is the Nokia specific update that is blended into WP8.1. The latter has been available as a developer preview weeks after launch. In […]

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Lumiapps: HP Wireless Printing HP AiO Remote for WP8

Lumiapps: HP Wireless Printing HP AiO Remote for WP8

| June 5, 2014 | 1 Reply

HP have released the HP AiO Remote for printing on WP8.  Reviews seem to be a bit hit and miss. That might be a combination of issues, one of which is that printers are generally annoying, more so when wireless. I have an Epson one and meh. Though I can print without an app from […]

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Nokia Lumia 630 Video Review – PhoneArena

Nokia Lumia 630 Video Review – PhoneArena

| June 5, 2014 | 3 Replies

  Phone Arena reviews the first All Screen, dual-sim Lumia, the successor to the very successful huge bang for buck Nokia Lumia 620. Build and design is high quality and typically Nokia. The 5MP are not terrible, with good detail but colours are off. Vivid display is a great asset. Call quality not all that […]

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Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word – separate updated apps soon?

Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word – separate updated apps soon?

| June 5, 2014 | 2 Replies

    Viipottaja and Arsalan noticed than in Nokia’s 1520 tile video, in the app list, you could see both Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel as separate apps. Could they be coming with an improved version in an update? Viipottaja even mused as to whether it might be the full suite. At the moment, whilst […]

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Engadget takes a deep look at Cortana – Overseas voices to be different

Engadget takes a deep look at Cortana – Overseas voices to be different

| June 4, 2014 | 4 Replies

Brad Molen from Engadget takes an in depth look at Cortana, Microsoft’s Voice Assistant for Windows Phone that seeks to be almost human. http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/04/cortana-microsoft-windows-phone/ Microsoft found that people are more likely to interact with something if it feels more human (also if it can actually do what you expect it to do). To personify something like […]

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WP8.1 Dev Preview updated to 8.10.12393.890

WP8.1 Dev Preview updated to 8.10.12393.890

| June 2, 2014 | 5 Replies

This is the second update pushed out to the Dev Preview for WP8.1, v8.10.12393.890. Go to settings>update if your phone hasn’t automatically downloaded it. The only change noticed so far seems to be the boot logo. According to commenters at WPC, quiet hours is now global and not a Cortana thing (thus requiring US region […]

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Official File Manager for Windows Phone Released

Official File Manager for Windows Phone Released

| May 31, 2014 | 13 Replies

A quick heads up, as the file manger that was promised by Joe Belfiore ealrier this month in his AMA on reddit is now available to download in store. The file manager gives you access to content you’ve downloaded or transferred to your phone or Micro SD card, with the option to delete, move, copy […]

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Most of Nokia’s Windows Phone apps are now published under ‘Microsoft Mobile Oy’

Most of Nokia’s Windows Phone apps are now published under ‘Microsoft Mobile Oy’

| May 30, 2014 | 2 Replies

  Dear MNB Readers, When updating the Display app by Nokia this morning, I noticed that the Publisher was no longer Nokia Corporation but rather Microsoft Mobile Oy. WindowsPhoneCentral provides some additional information: It had to happen sooner or later. Nokia apps on Windows Phone Store, including Nokia MixRadio, Nokia Camera, and others are now published by Microsoft Mobile […]

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