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Nokia saves another life of man stranded in mountains

Nokia saves another life of man stranded in mountains

| July 1, 2014 | 6 Replies

According to ECNS.cn, a Taiwanese man who fell of a ravine was saved by his Nokia phone. Stranded, the rescuers were able to pinpoint his location thanks to the long battery life allowed his signal to be tracked long enough for the search party to find him. They zeroed in on the man’s location by ringing […]

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What Would You Do to Win a Lumia 930? [Australia Only] #IWantALumia930

What Would You Do to Win a Lumia 930? [Australia Only] #IWantALumia930

| July 1, 2014 | 1 Reply

Alongside the launch of the Lumia 930 in Australia, Nokia/Microsoft are giving 20 people a chance to win their own Lumia 930. All you need to do, is say what you would do to win a Lumia 930. Be creative with the way in which you present the idea, as it may be what sets […]

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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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Better Branding: Nokia by Microsoft, with Lumia for tablets instead of Surface says @evleaks

Better Branding: Nokia by Microsoft, with Lumia for tablets instead of Surface says @evleaks

| June 30, 2014 | 10 Replies

  @evleaks says that with the final stages of branding getting sorted, we may see handsets being called “Nokia by Microsoft”. Hopefully that will be a long term solution as opposed to the temporary fix MS has for using the Nokia name in smartphones. In terms of tablets, in order to streamline the brand, Lumia […]

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Video: Jolla’s Sailfish Camera UI

Video: Jolla’s Sailfish Camera UI

| June 30, 2014 | 1 Reply

Hamanoo McDougachi is back with a closer look at the Sailfish UI, focusing again on some of the things that might have been missed in other reviews. A nice touch I wasn’t aware of was being able to move the capture key. That really helps to get the right grip on the phone, so you’re not […]

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Breakthrough on Windows Phone that would “upset the entire world across everything”

Breakthrough on Windows Phone that would “upset the entire world across everything”

| June 30, 2014 | 36 Replies

Some big, big words. But we can understandably be skeptical given past hype over things. Over at WPCentral, @Barnacules speaks on Chris Pirillo’s live stream to possibly tease a big breakthrough regarding Windows Phone. “Just wait for it…something is going to happen in the Windows Phone space that will upset the entire world across everything” […]

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Jolla Launcher now also available on Android 4.2

Jolla Launcher now also available on Android 4.2

| June 29, 2014 | Reply

Thanks to the folks at XDA Forums, Jolla Launcher is now also available on Android 4.2. Previously the Alpha required 4.3. As you might expect, the 4.2 version has even more issues than the 4.3   Source:  XDA Forums Via: GSMA/TJB

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Power of Nokia Lumia 1020′s Zoom Reinvented stuns 41MP post to reddit front page

Power of Nokia Lumia 1020′s Zoom Reinvented stuns 41MP post to reddit front page

| June 29, 2014 | Reply

A post on Reddit about a 41MP camera heads to the front page. It’s at the ‘Funny’ subreddit, and shows a couple of flies in action. As well being perfectly timed, the shot was also majorly cropped in which stuns Redditors. http://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/29d7fm/got_a_phone_with_a_41_megapixel_camera_this_is/ Via Not sure if the actual full res shot is there or just […]

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Weekend Watch: Jolla Phone Review; what others might have missed out from Sailfish OS

Weekend Watch: Jolla Phone Review; what others might have missed out from Sailfish OS

| June 28, 2014 | 4 Replies

Here is what was titled a ‘simple’ review of Jolla phone with an angle that looks at what the other mainstream reviews might have missed out. They recommend the use of an app called “Warehouse” that brings some apps that are closer to the native feel of Sailfish. Hamanoo McDougachi

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Possible Nokia Lumia 720 successor- RM-983/4/5

Possible Nokia Lumia 720 successor- RM-983/4/5

| June 28, 2014 | 13 Replies

Neowin looks at some data from AdDuplex which seems to indicate a new device, a RM-983/4/5. They’ve speculated that this mid-range handset is the successor to the Nokia Lumia 720. The specifications could be a 5″ 720p display with the latest version of WP8.1. I’m not sure if that’s from AdDuplex Nokia (MM) is still […]

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Glance Background Beta will no longer get updates but will stay in store

Glance Background Beta will no longer get updates but will stay in store

| June 27, 2014 | Reply

One of the features Nokia explored in Symbian and later brought to Lumia was the use of wallpapers at the standby AMOLED screen. This was at the time when only Nokia had an always on screen (and pretty much still is now). Whilst it will no longer get updates, Beta Labs will continue improving glance […]

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Jolla study on users motivation – users please participate in their survey :)

Jolla study on users motivation – users please participate in their survey :)

| June 27, 2014 | 12 Replies

Jukka Eklund, previously at Nokia doing several things namely MeeGo and later the bridge programme tweets about Jolla’s study on users’ motivation. Jukka’s been working on the Jolla launcher for Android. He tweeted this study by Hanna Mäenpää, a researcher at University of Helsinki’s department of Computer Science. It looks at the motivation of the jolla […]

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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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Jolla Launcher Alpha Release  – Sailfish Launcher on Android

Jolla Launcher Alpha Release – Sailfish Launcher on Android

| June 26, 2014 | 1 Reply

  Open phone via Jolla lock screen observe time and other indicators use pulley menu to quickly mute the device or open phone/settings /camera application Start Android applications from Jolla application grid Swipe back to home from any application See Running applications in application covers application cover shows partly screen capture of Android application Go […]

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Flat, Minimalistic, Rectangular, Metro Android L – Material Design attempts Microsoft’s Modern UI

Flat, Minimalistic, Rectangular, Metro Android L – Material Design attempts Microsoft’s Modern UI

| June 26, 2014 | 9 Replies

Do you remember some of the critics to Metro UI on Windows Phone? Minimalistic, flat tiles was completely going against the grain. But then iOS 7 appeared borrowing quite a few elements in design. True to form, where iOS goes, Android will too. The funny thing is, WP won’t get the credit for this flatness, […]

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