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ZuneHD type music player app in the works

ZuneHD type music player app in the works

| July 14, 2014 | 2 Replies

The other day we linked to a Reddit video looking back at the ZUNE HD and the intriguing music player UI that we now see has influenced WP. Unfortunately with the latest iterations, folks aren’t so happy with what the WP team did to the actual music player. But there’s a bit of nostalgia over […]

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Laser Pointer DIY  Super Macro with Nokia Lumia 520

Laser Pointer DIY Super Macro with Nokia Lumia 520

| July 14, 2014 | 1 Reply

It’s not some martial landscape. Those are salt grains taken with a Nokia Lumia 520 and the lens on a laser pointer. Simple, not new DIY approach but some good results if you’re bored and want to try it out. Alternatively there are a range of macro attachments for phones these days. Gallery here: http://imgur.com/a/mYCB5 Via: […]

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Video: Glance Screen for your Jolla

Video: Glance Screen for your Jolla

| July 13, 2014 | Reply

Using a little proximity sensor trick, you can get kinda get the glance screen. Popularised by the N9 (though it was in Nokia devices before this) and of course, Lumia. Instructions on how to activate this in the video. JollaUsers YTChannel

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Cortana correctly predicts perfect World Cup record as Germany wins World Cup – Siri was wrong.

Cortana correctly predicts perfect World Cup record as Germany wins World Cup – Siri was wrong.

| July 13, 2014 | 2 Replies

  Siri said it would be Argentina, but Cortana said it hedged its bets with Germany. Germany has won the World Cup. Did anyone doubt her? Any one have confidence enough to put some money on her predictions? Happiest kid in the world. Anti-gambling ad…might have the wrong message now.

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September 14th – End of Life status for Nokia Lumia 1020?

September 14th – End of Life status for Nokia Lumia 1020?

| July 13, 2014 | 21 Replies

@evleaks says that on September 14th (2014?) the Nokia Lumia 1020 will reach its end of life status. It was just 1 year and two days ago that the Nokia Lumia 1020 was announced, let alone actually being on sale. Support on the other hand should be a different matter. Hopefully, we will see the […]

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MNB RG: HERE consumer products imminent according to job ads

MNB RG: HERE consumer products imminent according to job ads

| July 13, 2014 | 9 Replies

Janne has found some more clues to hints towards consumer products by Nokia’s HERE division. Cheers Janne! ____ Nokia’s HERE division has posted a range of job ads about “HERE Everyday Adventure”. Many of the ads were posted four months ago, but the most recent one less than a month ago. Some choice quotes: The Everyday […]

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MyDreamNokia #105: Nokia Lumia X with Android L and 20MP CANON PureView

MyDreamNokia #105: Nokia Lumia X with Android L and 20MP CANON PureView

| July 12, 2014 | 17 Replies

  Another concept today, and another Android too. This one with Android L – the flatter more metro like Android. There’s also a 20MP CANON PureView – part of the Microsoft-CANON cross licensing. It’s designed by vishal bhanushali. Very pretty. I like the circular design at the back and the rippling of the metal around the […]

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MyDreamNokia #104: Nokia Asha XK

MyDreamNokia #104: Nokia Asha XK

| July 12, 2014 | 7 Replies

FireDragon brings us this concept affordable Nokia Asha XK with a QWERTY keyboard. Concept: Ultimate Affordable Complete Smart Phone – Nokia Asha X & XK   The harsh truth for Nokia by Microsoft is that Asha series is no longer cool among teens in targeted markets. The sooner Nokia (I will prefer to call them […]

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Flashback Friday: Louise – Cortana’s Predecessor, and Zune HD

Flashback Friday: Louise – Cortana’s Predecessor, and Zune HD

| July 11, 2014 | 2 Replies

  Although Windows Phone had some voice control features from the onset, Microsoft had actually developed something more akin to what we see in Cortana back in the day. It’s just that only now we’re really getting to see it. Before Cortana, there was Louise. Here she is adding appointments, reminders and showing points of […]

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Satya Nadella’s email to Microsoft Employees – using Nokia to make a market for Windows Phone

Satya Nadella’s email to Microsoft Employees – using Nokia to make a market for Windows Phone

| July 10, 2014 | 75 Replies

Satya Nadella has sent a huge email to Microsoft employees. It mentions Nokia once where they’re stating the importance of responsibly making a market for Windows Phone. Nadella also emphasises the significance of Xbox – in other news, windows phone users are annoyed that Microsoft has delisted many of their Xbox titles for Windows Phone. […]

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Video: Promo for Video Trimmer for Lumia

Video: Promo for Video Trimmer for Lumia

| July 9, 2014 | 2 Replies

Nokia (MM) have a new video on their YouTube channel for the Video Trimmer app. It looks nice and simple to use. Enough options to be creative without being too plain

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Microsoft brings out Video editing Video Tuner app for Windows Phone

Microsoft brings out Video editing Video Tuner app for Windows Phone

| July 9, 2014 | 4 Replies

Windows Phone has a new video editing app straight from Microsoft – Video Tuner. Mashable describes it as a cross between Instagram and iMovie. This aims to bring video editing to the masses – something much simpler than iMovie . http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/video-tuner/30073493-c325-4b82-a395-7f596f000cb6?signin=true Source: Mashable Via: Reddit     http://mashable.com/2014/07/09/video-tuner-wp-app/

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Three Upcoming Nokia devices release schedule: RM-1017, 984 and 1028. First appearance, Nokia Con Japan?

Three Upcoming Nokia devices release schedule: RM-1017, 984 and 1028. First appearance, Nokia Con Japan?

| July 9, 2014 | 5 Replies

  @evleaks says that the above is a schedule for three upcoming Nokia (MM) devices. The actual release would be about 3-4 weeks after the ‘sales decision’. The following names are: RM-1017 RM-984 RM-1028 No other details exist at the moment regarding what those devices actually are. July 27 sees the RM-1017 appear. Perhaps at […]

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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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Twitter for WP updated

Twitter for WP updated

| July 8, 2014 | 6 Replies

Twitter for Windows Phone got updated. The paraphrased changelog (via reddit). This update includes enhancements to sharing and uploading photos Tag your friends in a photo Multiple Photos in a single tweet Select content (vine, pictures) now show a preview in your timeline Reply, Retweet favourite or follow a tweet from your timeline Photos in […]

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