Monday, 30 March 2015

Critical Update Rolling for Windows Phone

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A critical Update has just began to Roll-out for windows phone users, we have not recieved any changelog but we can expect some bug fixes like autorestart and auto brightness bug. The update is only available to windows 8.1 users.
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Friday, 20 March 2015

App Review : Listonic - A very smart shopping list app for Windows Phone

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Are you a Shopaholic? Do you often take a shopping list with you or use some note taking app for managing your shopping list? If yes, then you must be frustrated in managing those lists! Well, Look no further, Listonic is a very smart shopping list app available for Windows Phone. Its not like some other normal app where you just create a list of items on your own and then manage it. 
In Listonic the main shopping items like Egg, Bread, Milk etc. are already given so you don't have to write them in your shopping list just a tick will do all the work. You know what's the best part? It syncs across devices that means you can share your shopping list with your family and friends and that's really cool! Something I loved the most about this app. 
- Featured as "Best Mobile app" on The Next Web Startup Awards.
The app is very simple and easy to use. Let's take a look at the app:

  • When you open the app it shows you the main screen where you can manage(add/edit/delete) your shopping lists. Below that there is a "Log In" button which lets you login through Listonic or facebook.

  • Swype will take you to another screen which consists of Trash, Settings and Suggestions. Under Trash you have an option of getting back your deleted list! Under settings you can choose the language of the app, Manage notifications, Live tiles, Tips settings etc.
List Making :


You can give a name to your shopping list, Delete it, Duplicate it, Change name, Pin your list to start for quicker access and share it. Now, after you name your list it asks you add items which you can by adding it manually or Use the quick list already available in the app where you have loads of items like Milk, Chicken, Chocolates etc. where you can add the items to your list by just clicking the "Tick" icon and add it to favorites by clicking "Heart" icon.
After done adding the items to your shopping list you will start getting tips about the items(see the screenshot below), you can see the price of the items, share, sort etc.
This is a very useful app for people who often go for shopping.
Get the app from store for free here or scan the QR code below.
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Friday, 13 March 2015

Microsoft is working on "Project Einstein" - An advanced version of Cortana

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Eric Horvitz, managing director of Microsoft Research has revealed that Microsoft is working on an advanced version of Cortana which is also called Project ‘Einstein’.
He stated - “This kind of technology, which can read and understand email, will play a central role in the next roll out of Cortana.”

He also confirmed that it will be releasing in the fall time frame.
The key to Cortana’s success will be knowing where a user is, what time it is, and what they are trying to do. Albert Einstein’s work on the relationship between space and time gave rise to Microsoft’s secret project name, said Horvitz.
“Einstein was brilliant about space and time,” he said. “It’s using brilliance about space and time generally in our agents.

According to recent reports Microsoft also confirmed that Cortana is coming to iOS and Android as an app.

Do you guys think this is a smart move by Microsoft to bring Cortana to other platforms???
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Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL full specifications

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Microsoft recently launched Lumia 640 and 640 XL in Mobile World Congress 2015 on March 2 2015. Both are mid-range phones and packs in some great specifications for their price tag.
MS also brings some new naming technique along with this, instead of naming it as 1330 they named it as 640XL which will avoid confusion and that's a good thing.

Lets have some look at their specifications.

Lumia 640 Specifications

Lumia 640

  • Weight: 145 g
  • Windows Phone 8.1 OS with Lumia Denim (Windows 10 Ready)
  • Colors: Glossy cyan, orange and white, as well as matte black 
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8926), 1.2 GHz quad-core processor 
  • 5" HD (1280x720, 16:9) IPS LCD, 294 PPI, "Glance screen"(Yes Glance Screen!), Gorilla Glass3,Sunlight readability enhancements  
  • 1GB RAM 
  • 8 GB internal mass memory + up to 128 GB Micro SD & 30GB free OneDrive cloud storage 
  • Rear camera: 8 MP AF (3280x2464), Flash: LED, Lumia Camera 5.0 (with Dynamic Flash, HDR) 
  • Front camera: HD 1 MP wide angle
  • Connectivity: BT 4.0, microUSB2.0, A-GPS+GLONASS, BeiDou, DLNA, Screen cloning with Miracast,WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/  
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor 
  • Battery: 2500 mAh
  • PRICE : This is where Microsoft got everything right! In spite of  having amazing features its price is only €139 (3G model), €159 (LTE model)
   Watch the Lumia 640's promotional video from Microsoft here

Lumia 640XL Specifications

Lumia 640 XL

  • Weight: 171 g 
  • Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim (Windows 10 Ready) 
  • Colors: Matte cyan, orange and black, as well as both matte and glossy white 
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8226), 1.2 GHz quad-core processor  
  • 5.7" HD (1280x720, 16:9) IPS LCD, 259 PPI, Glance screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Sunlight readability enhancements  
  • 1GB RAM  
  • 8 GB internal mass memory + up to 128 GB Micro SD & 30GB free OneDrive cloud storage  
  • Rear camera: 13 MP AF, 1080p @ 30 fps video, Flash: LED, Lumia Camera 5.0 (with Dynamic Flash, HDR)  
  • Front camera: HD 5 MP wide angle, 1080p video  
  • Connectivity: BT 4.0, microUSB2.0, A-GPS+GLONASS, BeiDou, DLNA, Screen cloning with Miracast, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n/  
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor, SensorCore 
  • Battery: 3000 mAh (BV-T4B) removable battery
  • PRICE : The handset is already up for pre-order in Germany via Amazon, carrying €219 price tag! Details of other countries is still unknown.

   Watch the Lumia 640 XL's promotional video from Microsoft here


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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Just one bug is holding back the next Windows 10 preview release

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Microsoft released its last technical preview build of Windows 10 back in January. They promised a new build in February but its March now and we haven't got any new build.

This question was asked to Gabe Aul on twitter check the picture to know what he said about it.

We hope the bug gets solved soon and we're also hoping to see the new build in coming days or weeks.
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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Selfie lover?? Then have a look at some of the best Photo Editors for your Windows Phone

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We all have an habit of editing our pictures before uploading them on social networking sites but with the number of photo editing apps increasing its very hard to decide which one to download.
So we thought of picking few of the best apps and review them for you.

These are the 4 best Photo-editing apps available for your Windows Phone.

 1) Adobe Photoshop Express (Free) :

  •  Photoshop express features varities of filters (free and paid) giving you an option  of choosing from over 40+ eye-catching filters.It has some amazing filters like Autumn, Haze etc.
  • One-touch adjustment for Brightness, Exposure and Shadows.
  • Slider controls for Exposure, Contrast, Clarity, Vibrance.
  • It also features Basic features like Crop, Straighten, Rotate, Remove red eye.
      This app is free but you can buy Premium filters. It is a Universal app.
      You can Download it for Phones from Here and for PC Here

 2) Camera 360 (Free) :

  • Created by the award winning developer It features professional photo editing tools like Manual Exposure and Focus.
  • It features amazing 80+ hand picked filters.
  • Best app for Lumia 1020 users as it supports photo capturing resolution of up to 38 megapixels.
  • It also has an Unique feature called Time Camera.
   Download it from Store Here

 3) Fantasia Painter (Free) :

    It's the best and most advanced photo editor for Windows Phones.
  • It features 32 unique brushes for those who loves to paint on their phones. Brushes like Fur (helps you Paint cute furry animals), Sketch, Fairy light, Rainbow and many more.
  • It has 100+ filters! Yes you heard it right.
  • Options like Beauty Reveal, Clone are really useful.
   Download it from Store Here

4) Camera 360 Sight (Free) :

This is my personal favorite(I took the screenshot while I was editing my photo) and its really easy to use. With the new update it got some cool features like :
  •  HDR mode.
  •  On-screen controls like the one we have in Lumia Camera.
  •  It features some really nice filters like "Time" and also has a set of filters named under "Selfie" for Selfie lovers.
     Also featured in New York Times as one of the best camera apps for WP.

      Download Camera 360 Sight from store here.

   Some other great apps are:

     * Pics Art

     * Creative Studio

     * Phototastic

If you use any other app for editing then let us know in the comments :)
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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Ludicrous speed ring under consideration, Vote up if you like the idea

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Gabriel Aul, from Microsoft has posted about how all the build's release decisions are made in Microsoft (check the picture to understand it clearly). However the main point of posting this is Microsoft is also planning to do add a new option called "Ludicrous speed ring" other than the already available "Insiders Fast" and "Insiders slow".

With the help of "Ludicrous speed ring" you will be able to get the preview builds even before "Insiders Fast" but this also means it will have lots of bugs and issues with the builds because they won't be passing through all the levels of testing.

However if you think you're brave enough and ready to take the risk and not scared of those tiny bugs then vote up for this "Ludicrous speed ring" idea here at Windows Uservoice

SOURCE : Windows Blog
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Screenshots Of Windows 10 For Phones Build 10038 Leaked

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Screenshots of next build of Windows 10 for Phone leaked online today.
New additions are :

  • The ability to pin settings to the Start screen which is already available for Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2.
  • There are some new keyboard customization options.
  • New dialer and more.
 Check out the screenshots below

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Update Time for Core Services

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Microsoft has rolled out Updates for The Core Services of Lumia Devices. The Update includes Motion data and extras + info (System).Motion Data has a a new UI that includes the map of your walking + running movements. So far we have noticed, after this update ,The Motion Sensor will display your previous tracking if your core sensor is enabled. Your phone will need a restart after the update.
It seems like the company will soon roll out any critical update.
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Friday, 6 March 2015

Screenshots of Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10031 leaked, Reveals transparent Start Background

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Screenshots of latest build of Windows 10 Technical Preview got leaked today and one major change noticed in this build is the transparent Start Screen or Start Background. I was missing Windows 8.1 start screen background feature from the day I had updated my PC to W10 but like always Microsoft never disappoints.

You can see the leaked screenshot below.

Next build is gonna be impressive as the new browser SPARTAN will also be included in the build!  
We will keep you posted on this topic.                                                                                                      
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