Archive for the ‘Windows Phone’ Category

The WhatsApp voice calling feature has been spotted running for a few users, and it is expected that the rest of us could soon be getting our hands on it. Head on after the jump for further information on this development.

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Here’s how you can set up and use WhatsApp Web Client in desktop browser on your PC or Mac. More details and complete step-by-step guide can be found after the jump.

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Most mobile device owners are vigilant of the potentially dangerous viruses, malware and general software-based hazards that can steal data, invade privacy, and in the worst instances, cripple beloved mobile devices. But what you may not be so aware of, is the sheer amount of bacteria and bugs that can be collected every single day, and since your device is essentially glued to your hands, you may be a little shocked to learn just how much distasteful matter is willfully attaching itself to your smartphone. One rather compelling study offers a microscopic look at what lies atop the surface of your average handset’s display, and if you’re of a squeamish disposition, you might want to look away now.

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The official Dropbox app for Windows Phone 8.1 is now available to download. More details and download link can be found after the break.

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For the first time ever Microsoft demoed Windows 10 running on a phone. It also marks the occasion where the software giant is also giving up on the Windows Phone name and is unifying what its next-gen operating system would be called. And here, we look at all the new features which Microsoft has announced for Windows 10 running on a smartphone.

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It wasn’t so long ago that Microsoft would charge big bucks to consumers looking to grab the next version of its Windows operating system, but as part of the major event today unleashing new info on the upcoming Windows 10 software, it has been confirmed that those on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will be able to make the jump without having to pay.

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Popping into a Starbucks cafe serves as the perfect way to get a little caffeine hit en route to work, and as many U.S.-based coffee lovers have begun to discover, Starbucks outlets are also now providing smartphones and tablets with a customary boost via new, on-table wireless charging solutions. Having proven rather popular among customers, Starbucks’ new charging pads are hitting London, UK, with an initial fleet of ten outlets benefiting from the implementation.

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It has been a while since Microsoft announced that it will be dropping the Nokia branding on all future Lumia devices. With the Lumia 535 out, the Lumia 435 and 532 Windows Phone devices have been announced as well, and we take a closer look at the details, right after this jump.

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Microsoft has announced the launch of the much anticipated special ‘Gold’ editions of the Lumia 830 and Lumia 930 smartphones. The phones will be given a slight oomph from the cosmetic department with a dash of the color gold around the otherwise steel colored bands. More details on the devices can be found right here.

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Sometimes we can’t help but fear for the future of this planet, and not just because of important things like wars and famine. Sometimes something becomes a craze that has us questioning our very being, and we can offer nothing more than a shake of the head and a glance back to better times.

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When a new smartphone hits the scene, you’re usually stuck with just one choice when it comes to the platform. But Alcatel, looking to find a bit of a niche, has announced a new handset capable of running Android, Windows Phone or Mozilla’s Firefox OS.

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The Lumia 1320 was one of the first phablets from Nokia, and given how Microsoft is ditching the Finnish brand in favor of its own, it’s highly expected that the software giant will go forth and release the successor of said device in due course under its own name. And if today’s leak pertaining to the Microsoft Lumia 1330 is anything to go by, we might see the device bear fruit very soon.

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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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