Archive for the ‘Windows Phone’ Category

We think it’s pretty fair to say that smartwatches and intelligent wearable devices are going to be with us for the long haul. What was initially nothing more than an extension of a smartphone’s notification system has developed into a huge billion dollar industry with major players such as Samsung, LG, Sony and Apple all competing for market share. Of course, it’s not only the so-called “big boys” that can produce quality hardware, leaving smaller companies to get in on the action with innovative wearable solutions, which is exactly what the team behind the Indiegogo funded Kairos T-band have done.

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Here’s a list of the top 10 best smartphones from the year 2014, ranked in the order. For the complete list, simply head past the jump.

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Here are the best upcoming 2015 flagship smartphones you should look forward to in the first half of the year. Complete list can be found right here.

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As mobile device owners, we’re constantly vigilant of the numerous viruses, malware and general non-niceties that tend to be floating about, ready to hack our treasured gadgets and steal data and other such information. And now, a major new piece of malicious software has been uncovered by a security team that apparently targets diplomats, key figures within military circles and business executives, and while it can affect Windows Phone, Android and the Android apps on the BlackBerry OS, and iOS too only if it’s jailbroken.

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Spotify is among the major players in the streaming music game, and in spite of its significant user base, the company remains squarely focused on driving up membership numbers. In its latest promotion push, Spotify is offering its ‘Premium’ service to users for three months for just $0.99, which costs $9.99 regularly for one full month.

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The White House has announced that President Obama has signed the E-Label Act which will now allow all electronics manufacturers to place digital stamps of certification labels on their devices as required by the FCC, instead of the usual physical etching on the product itself.

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If you have a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 handset in your pocket and have been fretting about whether it would receive any more updates then you can rest easy, for Microsoft has confirmed that all Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices will indeed receive updates to Windows 10.

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The first Microsoft Lumia branded smartphone has been launched, and is called the Microsoft Lumia 535. Microsoft had been working towards pushing out a Lumia-only smartphone without the Nokia branding for quite a while, and we had been teased with quite a few reports on the arrival of this device earlier.

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If you dig flat looking geometric designs, then these 141 Material Design inspired wallpapers are bound to make your day, and the best part is, you can use them on any device you might have.

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Microsoft will be unveiling the first Microsoft Lumia smartphone running Windows Phone on November 11, 2014. Nokia however made no real news of it, with just a line or two on announcing the arrival of ‘a’ device this November.

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The latest installment of Call of Duty is almost upon us once more, and in anticipation of that all-important release, the supplementary companion apps have been released for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Details, as well as download links, can be found after the leap.

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With Apple touting HealthKit and Google also joining the fold with Google Fit, it was inevitable that Microsoft would join the fold at some point, and having taken the wraps off its fitness-related Microsoft Band wearable, the accompanying health and fitness platform – aptly named Microsoft Health – was also launched alongside the wrist worn gadget. Designed for the Microsoft Band, there’s an app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone right off the bat, and as ever, we’ve all of the details under one roof.

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To say the smartwatch market is amid something of a boom would be a great understatement. But while Apple Watch and Google’s Android Wear are both looking to take a considerable chunk of this new wearable category, it’s worth considering the strong fitness-related features that vendors are packing into these gadgets. Fitbit is a company that has been churning out fitness-tracking apps for a while now, but with the big companies likely to crowd the smaller names out, is in something of a battle to remain relevant. As such, Fitbit has introduced two new devices today; one fitness tracker, and further device resembling a smartwatch.

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We now have official confirmation that Microsoft is dropping the Nokia Lumia, as well as Windows Phone brand in favor or Microsoft Lumia for all its smartphone devices. A Microsoft Lumia smartphone is also set to be revealed by the software giant in the coming days.

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Microsoft is finally dropping the Nokia and Windows Phone branding for all its smartphones. And as we move forward, all Windows Phone devices from Nokia will now be carrying the Microsoft Lumia branding. Earlier, there were rumors that Microsoft, having acquired Nokia’s phone division, was now looking to kill the Nokia and Windows Phone brand, but we weren’t entirely sure what the replacement was.

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A few days back, Skype introduced some revamped features for its desktop client, with a distinct focus on improving the user’s instant messaging experience. So while Skype is busy improving the users’ experience on both, the mobile and desktop version of its app, let us introduce you to Skype Qik. Taking a distinctly different route than Skype, Skype Qik is built for asynchronous video messaging, where you create and share video messages with online and offline users. The app gives you a slight peek into what Skype may have looked like had it started out as an app for the mobile.

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On the other side of the world, where we often meet ourselves, is an array of mobile app icons that can be brutally honest to you if you give it a chance. Icons help you quickly identify one app from the other, but what tells you what that app is really meant for, or what their existence means to you and your mobile device. As I eerily tread borderline ‘cuckoo’, I’ll ask you if you believe in any stereotype characterizations for some of the famous smartphone apps out there.

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Modern smartphones are great and all, but even with the trend of ever increasing screen sizes making it possible for manufactures to squeeze larger batteries into them, today’s flagship handsets just don’t last long enough between charges. There are exceptions to the rule, granted, but as a whole it’s likely you’re going to be charging that new phone of yours by the end of the day, especially if you know you won’t be able to charge it the next.

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Logitech is one of Apple’s official accessory partners, and invests a great amount of its developmental man-power in creating some exciting new products. But aside from dreaming up some wondrous gadgets for devices bearing the Apple logo, it also caters to the wider market in general, allowing those on Android and Windows Phone to reap the benefits of its creations. In the latest, it has unleashed a quirky new keyboard capable of docking a smartphone and tablet at the same time, and with a very agreeable price tag to boot, it’s the perfect all-in-one solution for traditional typists.

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Remember when the good folks at Microsoft told us there’d be more to come from the Lumia family of devices? Well, true to its word, the company has just announced three new smartphones, the ultra-slim Lumia 830, as well as the dual-SIM capable Lumia 730 and 735 models. As Microsoft continues to restructure and realign Nokia in an attempt to find some relevance in the mobile space, it will be hoping that the flagship Lumia 830 will offer enough appeal to compete with the latest offerings from Samsung and Apple.

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