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Our exhaustive list of what is new in the Lumia Cyan update

Lumia Cyan is the firmware half of the Windows Phone 8.1 for Nokia Lumia phones. Although many of you are using the Preview for Developers release of Microsoft's latest OS, most of you do not have yet the necessary Lumia Cyan firmware to optimize the experience. As a result, some key features are locked or not visible.

Now, with the release of the Lumia 930 we can finally get a good look at what Lumia Cyan adds to the equation. I have been going through the new flagship and comparing to other non-Cyan devices to figure out what is new. Here's what I found.

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Before the formal debut which is planned for September this year, Microsoft and its Chinese joint-venture partner BesTV just brought the Chinese version of Xbox One to China International Cartoon & Game Expo (July 10 - 14, in Shanghai), for a brief demonstration. A quite lengthy commercial for the console was revealed, highlighting the Chinese Xbox One's, um, for lack of better words, let's say "highly localized functionality and marketing strategy".

Here is the video itself, in Chinese, for your enjoyment. There are English subtitles, but sadly they are blocked by all those human heads. I'll try to explain what exactly happened in the video below.

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For today only, grab the Incipio NGP Impact Resistant Case for Nokia Lumia 1520 and save 32% off the list price!

This Lumia 1520 NGP case blends the perfect mixture of plastic and silicone into one streamlined design. These cases wrap all the way around your device for a snug, sure fit. The skin itself is completely stretch and tear resistant, yet the exterior's smooth matte finish almost feels like a hard case.

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While Cortana is relatively new to Windows Phone for those who have official access and support, newly released videos show how the company has been working on the virtual assistant for some time. Project Louise kicked off back in 2010, the same year Windows Phone 7 originally launched, and displays similar functionality presently available in Cortana today. What's more is one of the videos shows how the assistant can also work on Windows 8.

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The team behind the popular cross-platform task manager Wunderlist have shared details on the company's plans for Wunderlist 3. In an announcement post on the official blog, it's claimed version 3 will be the largest update released yet, packing a brand new design, real-time synchronization and more. The update isn't ready just yet, but a video teaser and some Windows version details have been shared.

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Microsoft has teamed up with African mobile operator Safaricom to provide consumers residing in Kenya the means to purchase Windows Phone apps and games through their contract. This removes the requirement to have a credit card configured on a Microsoft account before being able to download content from the app store. Purchasing apps and games will add the displayed price to airtime balances or postpaid bills.

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Microsoft has issued a security advisory that affects users of all currently supported versions of Windows, including Windows 8, Windows Phone, and Windows RT. Though no immediate action may be required from the user on select platforms, it is important to know what is happening as it relates to the improper issuance of SSL certificates, which Microsoft says "could be used in attempts to spoof content, perform phishing attacks, or perform man-in-the-middle attacks."

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Cortana begins speaking in Chinese unofficially

It appears that a simple mod has made Cortana into a Chinese speaking assistant ahead of Microsoft's official support for the language. Though the procedure allows Cortana to respond in Chinese, you do have to ask your questions in English at this time.

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What is your favorite Twitter app for Windows Phone?

On Windows Phone we have the official Twitter app, but we also have a healthy selection of third-party alternatives. Twitter is a big social network with millions of users all wanting to use the service in different and unique ways. You might be content with the official Twitter app. However there are a handful of others who love third-party apps for the features they bring to the table. Which is your favorite?

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Another popular game from iOS, Android, and Blackberry has just made its way to the Windows Phone Store. Sheep Up! has been a big success with over a million downloads on other platforms, and now Windows Phone users get to play it, too. In collaboration with Nokia, Microsoft, and AppCampus (appcampus.fi), the developers have included exclusive content with a new edition of the game to launch on Windows Phone. It's called Sheep Up! Black Light. Head past the break to watch some gameplay on the Nokia Lumia Icon.

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BBM is coming to Windows Phone very soon, but before that happens you're going to want to join an upcoming beta to try it out. BlackBerry has just announced that a BBM app built just for Windows Phone will be here in the coming weeks. Details on how to join the beta down below.

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Nokia Lumia 930 unboxing and hands on!

Want a closer look at the Lumia 930? Watch our 14-minute video detailing what's new

The Nokia Lumia 930 is finally hitting the streets worldwide, and we managed to pick one up as well. Microsoft sent over a well put together beach basket with flip flops, a photo book, sunglasses, and the Lumia 930 with accessories, including the new CP-637 flip cover.

Let us unbox the Lumia 930 and show you everything you need to know about the latest flagship Windows Phone, including some Lumia Cyan information!

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