Tuesday, 31 December 2013

The Lumia war continues

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Yesterday we chose four Lumia Smartphones for the war which included Nokia's budget devices as well as the flagship devices. Today we have a bunch of Mid-Range Lumia devices. We are starting the war today which will end on 2nd Jan 2014 at 13:30 IST. Make sure you cast vote for your favorite. For yesterday's contest Click Here to vote. The voting for yesterday's contest will end on 1st Jan 2014 at 11:00 IST. Let the war began.

The voting is closed now. Stay tuned for the results. Thanks for voting.
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Monday, 30 December 2013

(Nokia) Lumia Moneypenny to have 854x 480 screen resolution

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evLeaks today posted a new screenshot of the upcoming Lumia Moneypenny. According to @Nawzil68 the Moneypenny range of devices will include  the  Lumia 630 (Dual-SIM) and 635 (Single-SIM) and may not have the Nokia branding anymore.

Anyways, the screenshot by evLeaks (which is probably one of the 635 because it doesn’t sport two SIMs) shows another interesting feature: Since Asphalt 8 is pinned to the start screen it should be a 1 GB RAM device. Also with the new generation of processors it is also likely the device will have at least a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor (speculation only).

Since the resolution of the screenshot is 854×480 the virtual buttons on the bottom of the screen are not wasting any space; the resolution is being expanded so the buttons do not cut off parts of the regular screen.
I am personally not very excited about the device itself, but we have been surprised before by what turned out to be unlikely hits

So,What do you say?

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Autocar India comes to Windows Phone, Automobile enthusiasts rejoice

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Vrooom! Autocar India, one of the top auto magazines in India, arrived on Windows Phone this month. The app brings latest automotive news, comprehensive reviews, videos, and exclusive photo galleries. Autocar India is the Indian edition of popular weekly British automobile magazine, Autocar - The world's oldest car magazine.

Autocar packs a lot of content and multimedia, and has some neat features as well. While you can obviously share each article, photo, or blog post via Windows Phone’s share functionality, the app also has a fine Live Tile which shows the latest headline from Autocar India.

The app features several interesting sections like a quiz, some trivia, and a directory. There’s an ‘Ask Autocar’ section where you can submit automobile questions for the Autocar team to respond. The app also lists helpline numbers of all automobile companies in major cities which can be clicked to call from within the app.
Autocar India app has a nifty utility called My Car Diary. My Car Diary is a personal scrapbook where you can add details about your car, set alerts for insurance premium reminders, and save pictures If you are an automobile fan, Autocar India is a must download, and a maybe a pin to your Home screen. Grab it free from the Windows Phone Store for Windows Phone 7.x and Windows Phone 8 for your daily dose of automotive dope on the go.

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Camera comparison between the Nokia Lumia 1520 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 and S4 Zoom

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FoneArena have posted the some comparison videos between the Nokia Lumia 1520 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and Samsung Galaxy S4.

Comparison of Lumia 1520 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom 


Its clear that the Lumia has superior colour accuracy, sharper pictures and video and the optical image stabilization is still a big plus.

Here's the Comparison of Lumia 1520 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 :-

Its clear that the Lumia has superior than Both Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and Samsung Galaxy S4.

via:- wmpoweruser.com
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The Lumia Smartphone war

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As we are nearing to the end of 2013, we choose four Lumias to see which are more popular among our members and which Lumia really helped Nokia to gain back its market share in 2013.

The contest has ended. Stay tuned for the results and make sure you vote for the second contest Here.
Thanks for voting.
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Vodafone India Releases MyVodafone App For Windows Phone 8 Devices

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My Vodafone app is available for all Vodafone India customers (Postpaid and Prepaid).This app will let you manage your Vodafone connections from your phone.You can pay, view bills, activate / deactivate Value Added Services and more.


Postpaid customers can
  View current bill details, charges, unbilled amount, credit limit etc.
  Pay bills (with Credit Card, Debit Card and Net Banking) and view recent payments made
  View/Change Bill preferences.
 View current voice plan details, data plan details and recent data usage.Activate / Deactivate Value Added Services
Track status of recent service requests / complaints
 View and subscribe to Best Offers.
Prepaid customers can
  View and subscribe to Best Offers.
  -Check main and bonus balance
 - Recharge account with Credit Card, Debit Card and Net Banking
  -View recent recharges and deductions
 - View current data plan details and data usage.
 - Activate / Deactivate Value Added Services
 - Track status of recent service requests / complaints

Download App HERE

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Lumia 920 gets Jailbroken by Chinese hackers

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All of us might have heard the use of term “Jailbreak” a lot in case of iOS, Android is all the way more modifiable where as Windows Phone is known for its security features that are hard nut to crack for hackers.

Chinese security company Silenstd claims to have been notified of a jailbreak for the Nokia Lumia 920, and have posted the video as proof.

The hack by POANDSOUL is apparently with the main of creating a Cydia-like app store in WP platform and not to encourage piracy, but if true this is of course an inevitable consequence.

The hack apparently works via the micro-USB port, and does not require any physical modification to the device.


The instructions for the jailbreak has not been release yet, but the video does show several settings being changed on the Lumia 920, including the 3 column start screen, leaving little doubt it is real.

Via :- wmpoweruser.com
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Amazing Weather goes free for limited time

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This New Year is going to rock for WP users as the most popular weather app "Amazing Weather HD" goes free for a limited time as part of  Nokia’s Free App of the Day promotion.

- 5 Live tiles and with auto location feature using GPS.
- different cities and an optional auto location using GPS.
- Customizable Live tiles themes for each city and two cool themes.
- Weather Alerts.- Astonishing animations based on current conditions, and daily forecast.
- Detailed current conditions data including UV, wind, visibility, humidity, pressure and more.
- Seven days quick view weather forecast.
- Detailed text and daily forecast.- Radar, infrared and satellite imagery.
- Access to nearby Personal weather stations using GPS location.
- Access to nearest station using GPS location.
- Weather data provided by Weather Underground.

Download Here

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Sunday, 29 December 2013

Hey DJ! updated, goes free for a limited time

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Hey DJ! wishes its users a Happy New Year by making the app free for a limited time on the Windows Store. For those who don't know this app, Hey DJ! allows its users to listen hands-free music by using voice commands. All you need to do is say the name of the song, artist, album, genre or the playlist you want to play.
The version 2.3 of the app is live on the Store and for New Year promotion, the app is free till January 14. 
Hey DJ! is an interesting app and you should try it while driving or walking to play music. The app has been developed at Diego Carlomagno, a Developer Lead in the Windows Phone team at Microsoft. It is a solid music companion app and fills a gap since Microsoft did not include voice commands for music in Windows Phone 8.

Changelog for the new update:
  • Includes new voice commands
  • Now Includes Next track, Previous track, Pause music, Resume music, Shuffle on/off, Repeat on/off
  • Miscellaneous Bug Fixes
As for this update only English language is supported, but support for other languages is coming soon in next few updates. Stay tuned for it.

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Saturday, 28 December 2013

SIM Applications Shortcut app by Nokia lands in the Windows Phone Store

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This year was excellent for WP8 users as most of the apps joined the platform. Some are scheduled to launch in coming days. Today Nokia launched another app called SIM Applications on the WP Store. This app may come handy to those users who use built-in SIM features.
Now those users don’t have to go through the hassle - Setting > Mobile Network > Sim Applications anymore to access the operator services. Just install this app and off you go with it.

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Nokia Lumia 1520 now only $49.99 on contract on Amazon.com

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Amazon appears to be the gift that keeps on giving, with their latest move cutting the price of the Nokia Lumia 1520 to only $49.99 on contract, with the handset costing $629 commitment-free.

With the handset still costing $199 on contract on AT&T that is a tremendous saving on what is the most high-end Windows Phone so far.

Find the handset here
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Friday, 27 December 2013

Nokia DC-18 Portable Charger Unboxing

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Sorry friends we a bit late due to some Internet Connection problem. We got the Nokia DC-18 Charger last Saturday but we were not able to post the unboxing video. In one week we tried hard and today resolved the connectivity issue. So here is the unboxing and first look at the Nokia's another premium accessory for travel purposes. It has got a 1730mAh battery and good finish. The portable charger comes in 4 beautiful colours, White, Cyan, Yellow and Red. We got the Red colour. So, here is the unboxing of the charger.

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Thursday, 26 December 2013

Dark Lands goes free for Today, download now to battle Goblins, Orcs and Ogres

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Dark lands

Nothing beats some Goblin, Orc and Ogre bashing on your Windows Phone, especially when you don't have to pay for it.

Dark Lands is an addictive mix of an infinity runner fantasy horror game with a dynamic combat system. Take your hero on an epic journey of defeating evil forces who corrupted the land. Beat enemies like goblins, orcs, skeletons and monstrous trolls and ogres! Fight unique bosses like the fierce Currusor or the deadly Minotaurus! Avoid dangerous traps and treacherous corrupted terrain! Show other players that you are the best warrior of them all!


- Easy to use controls with sharp reactions!
- Develop your hero! Improve stats and buy mighty weapons and armour!
- Fight hordes of fantasy enemies!
- Get into epic fights with mighty bosses!
- Learn to avoid deadly traps!
- Learn to use traps in your favour and lure enemies into them!
- Enjoy beautiful, original, atmospheric music and great sound effects!
- Artistic silhouette graphics with a changing environment!
- Many awesome features are in development, so stay tuned for updates!
- Scoreloop, leaderboards and achievements!

You can download Dark Lands from the Windows Phone Store for free. (limited time)
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Amazon UK offering a Lightning Deal of only £189 on the Nokia Lumia 820

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Amazon UK is offering a great deal on the good but somewhat Samsung Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 820.
The LTE handset with its 4.3 inch WVGA screen also offers 8G of storage and an 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, and also other niceties such as NFC and a gyroscope not found in cheaper handsets like the 520 or 625.
Grab one at Amazon

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Nokia explains how commutation prevented sale loss when the Nokia/Microsoft deal was announced

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This year was mixed for Nokia. From the launching for successful Lumia series to the selling of Nokia's business to Microsoft. Nokia survived many blows this year. Yesterday speaking to The Times of India, Nokia explained how it avoided sales loss when the deal was announced on 2nd September.

"(Nokia's) Stephen Elop and (Microsoft's) Steve Ballmer's communication on how it was a win-win deal for both the companies and how we all had to continue focusing on our work was very clear. We were told the exact position in as many words and given a set of dos and don'ts," P Balaji, Nokia's India head told ET.

Breaking his silence on how Nokia's employees and partners took to the $7.2-billion deal news, Balaji said it was a critical moment for the entire team but the anxiety among employees and partners that logically followed the announcement was soon put to rest. "We were told that the likely regulatory approvals would come in the following quarters into 2014, and among the 'don'ts', we had been asked to not start to think too much ahead of the time and to continue working as two separate units until the approvals came in," he said. The companies expect the deal to close in the first quarter of 2014.

"There was no mixing up, and no, thankfully no confusion," Balaji said. The company spent the following days on reaching out to its partners. 'We reached out to our partners — over 400 in distribution and close to 5,000 partners — and explained the details of the deal and how it was only for the better," Balaji said, explaining how the company was able to allay concerns and ensure handset sales weren't hurt by the news.

Himanshu Chakravarti, chief executive of The Mobile Store, India's largest modern trade mobile phone seller, separately said he saw the announcement early morning, and soon after, received a call from the top management of Nokia India to explain to him the contours of the deal and how supply won't be affected at all. "I was satisfied."

Nokia has long slipped from its leadership position in the Indian market, as global rivals Samsung, Apple and Sony and home grown players such as Micromax sped past it. However, piggybacking on its Lumia range of phones, Nokia's sales have picked up in recent times. It managed to retain its market share in the July-September period after witnessing a sharp fall in the fourth quarter last year, according to IDC.

Vipul Mehrotra, a 16-year veteran at Nokia and currently the company's director and head of smart devices for India, Middle East and Africa, described the Microsoft deal as "an emotional moment".

"I was at Riyadh and a day before the announcement, the news was broken to us. I had to meet a team from Microsoft the next day and my mind was flooded with a number of questions, especially on how I would explain this to my team," Mehrotra said.

"In the next six weeks we were able to ensure that there was no loss of sales," he said. He added that both companies continue to function as two separate independent units until the integration is complete. An impediment to the smooth integration of the two companies in India was removed when the Delhi High Court last week allowed Nokia to sell its Chennai factory to Microsoft, asking income-tax authorities to revoke the freeze on the handset maker's assets.

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Wednesday, 25 December 2013

SophieLens HD adds Christmas Pack in the new update

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SophieLens HD which was announced by Nokia in Abu Dhabi has just pushed a new update. The new version brings Christmas Theme Pack 2013 which has 9 different filters. This new update also contains various stability bug fixes. There are different filter packs such as the Vintage, Lomo and more available as in-app purchase.

The Christmas filter pack is available as an in-app purchase for $0.99. It includes these filters:-
  • Glad
  • Starbright
  • Kampai
  • Memories
  • Champagne
  • Ok Bokeh
  • Glitz
  • Glitz 2
  • Light Storm

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Tuesday, 24 December 2013

MoliPlayer releases a new update for WP8 users

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It is raining updates for Windows Phone users as the popular 3rd party video player, MoliPlayer released a major update today with some awesome features. Check the changelog after the break.
Windows Phone users had to wait too long for this app but now it is making a great impact. It is the best audio and video player for Windows Phone users. It has picked up some frequent updates. The latest update has brought some great features.
Now without wasting time let's head to the changelog and see what new comes with the latest update.

  • Playback and downloading of videos on the main-stream video websites.
  • Download manager of internet videos.
  • Pinch-zoom and pan of videos during playback (SW only).
  • Selecting embedded subtitles during playback
  • Fixed slow loading issue
  • Fixed charset setting issue for subtitles of certain languages
  • Fixed crash after standby for certain time with screen locked

If you’re looking for a VLC type of app on Windows Phone then Moliplayer Pro is the app for you. The latest update only improves what was a solid foundation. This update allows you to playback and download videos from various main-stream websites. Basically turning Moliplayer Pro into an app you never have to leave if you’re ready to consume some videos.

The update also contains a handful of other changes and fixes. For example, you can pinch to zoom and pan videos during playback.

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Rovio gives WP8 users Christmas Gifts

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Rovio, popularly known for its Angry Birds Franchise has just released updates for its game. The updates have new levels added as a Christmas gift for the Windows Phone users. All the previous Angry Birds franchise titles except Angry Birds Space in Windows Phone Store got updated today with more new levels.
Angry Birds Originals:
Get ready for 30 extra levels in the new Short Fuse episode – all set in a piggy laboratory with wacky scientists and crazy potions!
Find the update here from Windows Phone Store.
Angry Birds Seasons:
Pack your bags for an Arctic Eggspedition with 25 festive, frosty, and fun-filled levels! Plus 4 bonus levels!
Find the update here from Windows Phone Store.
Angry Birds Rio:
Celebrate the New Year with 26 Rocket Rumble levels! The party’s starting but those mischievous monkeys keep getting in the way.
Find the update here from Windows Phone Store.
Angry Birds Star Wars:
Join the final battle against the Pig Empire in the exciting conclusion to Angry Birds Star Wars! Play 30 NEW levels and enter the Death Star for an epic showdown with Lard Vader and the Emperor!
Find the update here from Windows Phone Store.
Angry Birds Star Wars II:
Continue the fight against the Bird or Pork Side in the latest Battle of Naboo chapter with 44 new levels and 3 new free characters!

Find the update here from Windows Phone Store.
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Sunday, 22 December 2013

A new BugSense client has arrived for WP8 devices

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It has been a good app year for Windows Phone users as well as for the developers who do hard work to develop apps for the users. As Christmas is about to come, Bug Sense a website for developers to troubleshoot the mobile apps, has got a mobile client called Bugsensitive. 
There is a requirement before you get started with Bugsensitive - you'll need a BugSense API. Once you've registered with the service and have the API token, you're good to go.

Bugsensitive itself acts just as you'd imagine. You fire up the app on your Windows Phone, enter your API token to sign in and all your projects will be displayed for access. From there you'll be able to see bug reports, insights and details to give you an idea as to where you've gone wrong and how you can work to reduce the number of issues in the app. Live Tiles are supported, displaying how many errors have been caught since you last ran the app. With yet another way to monitor published work, we're sure developers will dig the features and connectivity to BugSense.

If you have feedback for developers behind this app or you have some ideas for new features then you can contact them via, their Website or Twitter profile.

Meanwhile head to the store and Download this app.

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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Microsoft giving 20 GB Skydrive storage to Windows Phone users for 1 year

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It seems that Microsoft has prepared big Christmas surprises for Windows Phone users. This week was too good for the users as they got two of most awaited games, Subway Surfers and Temple Run 2. Now Microsoft is giving their Windows Phone users free 20 GB Skydrive storage for 1 Year.

Head to your inbox and see if you’ve got an email from Microsoft with a link to redeem your code. Don’t share that link, since it contains your unique code for 20GB of extra SkyDrive storage for one year.
Don't just get worried if you are unable to see the E-Mail yet. For Example I just got the E-Mail but many of my friends didn't got it. Just look out for an E-Mail from Microsoft and let us know below in comments.
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Temple Run 2 arrives for WP8 devices

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At last the wait is over for Windows Phone users as the second most awaited game, after Subway Surfers aka Temple Run 2 is live on the Windows Phone Store now. Not only this, the game also has Xbox Live support.
If you're not familiar with Temple Run 2 (or the Temple Run series itself), you're looking at another infinite runner, designed to test your reactions and skill as you traverse through the environment, avoiding obstacles, collecting coins and being a general badass. In Temple Run 2, all this gameplay is enhanced with cliffs, zip lines, mines and forests to provide more variety in each play through.
Just like the original game, there's the option to purchase optional upgrades like the coin doubler, as well as coin packs to help you fund your Temple Run 2 addiction. If you're short on cash, there are a few ways to get some free stuff, including daily and weekly challenges. Finally, you have some artifacts to obtain (as well as the XBL achievements), leaderboards and statistics to boast about.

So what are you waiting for? Get the Temple Run 2 now from the Windows Store(1 GB RAM required).

P.S- Microsoft's Joe Belfiore confirmed that 512 MB support is coming soon.

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Thursday, 19 December 2013

WhatsApp gets another update

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It seems that WhatsApp is high on getting the updates as today another update is released for the Instant Messaging app. In the last update the users got their Christmas gift from WhatsApp team in the form of most awaited features which included Migration of Data, allowing users to attach pre-recorded audio and video files and option to attach multiple images. Now it seems that the team is not sitting idle, as they have pushed another update for the users. Head towards the Windows Phone Store and get the latest 2.11.344 update for the app. The new changelog shows "Bug Fixes" but it is great to see so rapid updates from developers.

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Subway Surfers now available for Windows Phone devices

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It was a great day already for the Windows Phone users as it was raining of app updates and the day ended with Kiloo Games and Sybo Games announcing Subway Surfers for Windows Phone devices. The most popular and most awaited game has finally landed to Windows Phone Store. The game is the top rival of the popular game, Temple Run. The game was released back in May 2012 has finally made its way to the Windows Store. The game is however released for 1 GB RAM devices only(available soon for 512 MB also). The game weights 27 MB.

Help Jake, Tricky & Fresh escape from the grumpy Inspector and his dog.

  • Grind trains with your cool crew!
  • Colorful and vivid HD graphics!
  • Hoverboard Surfing!
  • Paint powered jetpack!
  • Lightning fast swipe acrobatics!
  • Challenge and help your friends!

All in all in this is a HUGE win for Windows Phone 8 today and we’re sure many of you will be extremely excited.

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Monday, 16 December 2013

WP8.1 will include Notification centre and a Siri like assistance

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According to The Verge, Microsoft is preparing to ship WP8.1 and it will bring some of the most awaited features to your existing WP8 device.

The first feature listed is the Notification Centre like in Android and iOS which can be accessed from swiping from up to down.A short swipe will reveal quick settings, while a longer swipe will reveal the full notification history – a nice touch and differentiator from the other mobile operating systems.The update will also bring Separate Volume Controls to Windows Phone, allowing users to control ringtone volume independently of media playback.

The OS will also have Bing Smart Search similar to Windows 8.1.

Business users in the mean time will appreciate the addition of VPN functionality.

The Verge’s sources also report the Xbox Music and Xbox Video will separate into separate hubs.

Another feature is the rumoured Cortana Voice Assistant agent, which will replace the existing Bing search  and will work with both voice and text input.  It will be similar to Google Now, with a conversational element and the ability to learn location context and data from the phone and will be able to automatically remind you when a meeting is nearing and how long you’ll need to reach an appointment.

Apps like Facebook and twitter will also be able to extend the People Hub even more.

The OS is currently being beta tested with plans to fully detail the update at BUILD 2014 in April.

In terms of hardware running the OS, Nokia’s rumoured Goldfinder will a ”3D Touch” system that detects off-the-glass interaction while Moneypenny will take advantage of the new on-screen Windows Phone 8.1 buttons.
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Nokia announces Nokia Cam Beta for all the Lumia handsets

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Nokia today on their Official Conversation Blog, announced Nokia Cam Beta for all the Non-Pureview smartphones(Lumia 520, Lumia 521, Lumia 620, Lumia 625, Lumia 720, Lumia 810, Lumia 820 and Lumia 822). This app is identical to the original Nokia Cam launched for Pureview smartphones back in October.
This app will require either Amber or Lumia Black update to work.
Those who have Lumia Black installed will be able to have the Nokia Camera app accessible while the phone is locked, and 1020 owners will be able to export pictures in DNG format.

Sign up for beta lab program Here

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Nokia Lumia 1520 lands in India

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Its a great news for Nokia fans in India as Nokia, today launched their latest flagship device in India. In a press event held in New Delhi, Nokia announced the Lumia 1520 with a price tag of 46,999 INR. It was announced back in Nokia World. The device comes with a 6" massive display protected with Gorilla Glass 2 Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by a 2.2 Ghz Quad Core CPU and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. It has a 20 MP rear camera which is supported by Camera apps like Nokia Camera, Nokia Refocus, Nokia Cimenagraph etc. along with OIS. This is also one of the first phone which is capable of clicking images in RAW format. It also has a 1.2 MP front camera for videocalling. The phone has 2 GB RAM and 32 GB inbuild storage which is expandable upto 64 GB. The device runs on WP8 latest update, aka GDR3(Lumia Black). The device comes with massive 3400 mAh. The Lumia 1520 will be available in Yellow, Red, Black and White. The device will cost 46,999 INR but Flipkart is taking Pre-Orders for 45,999 INR.
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Sunday, 15 December 2013

New leak of WhatsApp shows migration possible

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It seems that WhatsApp is doing hard work to get ahead of new messaging services on WP platform as a new leak from trusted leaker, Nawzil suggest that users will get migration of data, account info, groups and settings possible in the next update of WhatsApp. The beta version of WhatsApp shows that the users will get "Change my Number" option in account settings of WhatsApp. It will migrate the data to the new account specified by the users. It will be very helpful for those who change their mobile numbers alot.

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Tip: Help the Nokia MixRadio developers through User Voice..

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It wasn’t too long ago that Nokia rebranded their Nokia Music service to a more hip MixRadio on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. The new emphasis on mixes and likes/dislikes has triggered many to reconsider the burgeoning service as an alternative to Pandora or Spotify. Plus, that new design is really eye catching.
Still, Nokia MixRadio is a work in progress and if there’s one thing Nokia likes it’s your user feedback. That’s why they have set up an official User Voice forum where you can share ideas, tell them about bugs and ask for new features. Microsoft has one of those for Windows Phone and it’s a super tool to gauge interest since people can vote for features that they want.
Of course, they would prefer if you don’t ask for things that are already patented or involve copyrighted material, so don’t be surprised if that Spotify feature you want can’t be added. But there’s plenty of little things that the Nokia MixRadio team can do, so let them know so that they can deliver the app and service you want.
Head to the site to get started: nokiamixradio.uservoice.com. What do you think of MixRadio so far and what would you change?
Don’t have MixRadio yet? Grab it for your Lumia Windows Phone 8 device here or pick up the Windows 8 version with this link.
QR: Mix Radio
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Windows Phone 8.1 – App list sorting and actionable notifications revealed in alleged screenshots

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New screenshots reveal more on the Notification Center, actionable notifications and a Battery percentage option in Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1 Blue

More information is coming forward regarding the forthcoming Windows Phone 8.1. This time, alleged screenshots from build 8.10.12166.0 were posted in the Windows Phone Central forums by user qXerro. Although we have not verified the screenshots (they can be easily faked), we can confirm that the information revealed by them is accurate for the upcoming Windows Phone overhaul due early next year. In fact, the grammar error suggests they are re-created.
In three screen captures, posted below, we can see more detail about the Notification center and sortable items in the App list in addition to a new battery display option.
Windows Phone 8.1 Blue
The Facebook notifications have not be verified, but app list sorting is accurate
In Windows 8.1, currently in preview edition, users should be familiar with the sorting option in the App list. Users can organize the list by name, frequency of use, category or date installed. Windows Phone Central has learned some time ago that this feature will also be present in Windows Phone 8.1, finally offering end users the ability to better control menu organization.  (We should also caution that we heard there were problems with it, so it may not make it to the final build.) By tapping the double-arrow in the upper right hand corner, users can select from those options listed above and this is reflected in these leaked screenshots.
The other new feature is actionable notifications. This will be a new enhancement to the current Toast notifications (i.e. pop up) that users are familiar with and it will be open to developers with the new 8.1 SDK. Once again, it will mirror Windows 8.1 and the Skype example, where users can answer the call with or without video or ignore, all from the Toast notification. The same will be in Windows Phone 8.1 where you can for example directly respond to a text message without having to launch the app. This can be seen above with the Facebook message.
We can also reiterate the news about 'ghost notifications' for the Notification Center, which Windows Phone Central first reported on a few days ago. These will not be Toast notifications but instead will go directly to the Notification Center so as to not constantly bother end-users. This option will be available to developers via the SDK and should give Windows Phone a superior notification system.
Windows Phone 8.1 Blue battery
The third and final new tidbit reveals a “Show Battery percentage” option under the Battery settings. This will allow users to see the exact percentage of battery in the Task bar next to the battery icon.
Other information revealed but not verified is that the OS will be announced in January with the SDK due in February, most likely at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The poster of the screenshots, qXerro, has noted that this current build has poor Wi-Fi and that the settings app crashes randomly, reminding us that Microsoft still has some work to do.
Windows Phone Central cannot maintain if the actual screenshots are real though (they could be re-creations) but we stand by the information revealed here. Of course, features can be added and removed during the process so more changes may be forthcoming.
Update 11:45 AM: We should also clarify that many of these leaked screenshots (or clever PhotosShops) are in fact based on older OS iterations. That means not too much should be placed on final UI layouts or functionality. 
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Saturday, 14 December 2013

Partial Windows ''Blue" screenshot leaked

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The trusted smartphone leaker, @evleaks has just leaked a new image of Windows "Blue" which shows touch enabled Windows buttons. No information on the implementation was revealed, or if all Windows Phone 8.1 devices would need to have virtual buttons, but it seems likely that the move was made to make it easier to Android OEMs to repurpose their Android handsets for Windows Phone devices.

Ironically the latest move would take us back to the start of Windows Phone, when the Nokia Sea Ray, aka Lumia 800 was also first seen with virtual buttons before the final design solidified on hard buttons.
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