Articles by Rich Edmonds

Windows Phone 8.1
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 18, 2014

Microsoft recently released the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers, but already many consumers who opted to upgrade are experiencing some rather odd glitches. A popular thread is well under way on our community forum, enabling users to share issues they discover while using the latest...

Chokia
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 18, 2014

Nokia has been delving into different technologies, some weird and wonderful and others just plain awesome. This year, to celebrate the Easter holidays, Nokia is introducing #Chokia. If you haven't quite guessed from the name (and the above image), the company is producing 3D-printed...

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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 18, 2014

Are you prepared to see something fairly awesome? This latest advertisement from Nokia sees the company team up with Finnish goalkeeper Lassi Hurskainen. The end result is a spectacular montage of some trick shots knocking smartphones out the hands of their owners. These unlucky targets are...

Windows Phone 8.1
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 17, 2014

Enjoying the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers? We're sure you all are. We can see there are numerous discussions underway as to what are your favorite Windows Phone 8.1 features. Whether you're a Cortana fan or simply worship Joe Belfiore for adding in the Notification Center (...

Windows Phone 8.1 Xbox Music
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 17, 2014

We've previously looked at how bad Xbox Music is on Windows Phone 8.1 (in the Preview for Developers, anyway), but the experience has never been flawless on Windows Phone. Microsoft evidently knows this as the company is looking to roll out an update next week (April 22nd), which will...

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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 17, 2014

Fabien Cousteau is both the grandson to legendary explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau and an aquatic filmmaker and oceanographic explorer. He has partnered with Nokia to live and work underwater for a total of 31 days to break a world record and honor the 50th anniversary of Jacques-Yves Cousteau's...

Nokia
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 16, 2014

Nokia and Microsoft have sent out an email to customers today detailing alterations (namely, the transfer) made to data protection, privacy and service terms. This is all due to the sale of Nokia's devices and services division to Microsoft, which both parties expect to complete by the...

Toshiba Satellite P55t
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 16, 2014

Toshiba announced a new Windows laptop with a 4K display back at CES 2014 – the P55t – but today we've now got confirmation that the product will be launching later this month. The cost? $1,499. If you're wanting a device that matches the likes of 4K televisions (3340 x 2160), this new...

Skype 8.1 Update
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 16, 2014

Skype has received some love since the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers was released. Microsoft unveiled some handy new features to come and today we noticed an update available for the Windows Phone client. Unfortunately, it's not a major release and we're looking at only...

Office 365
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 15, 2014

Microsoft has today unveiled a cheaper subscription option for Office 365 – Personal. Previously, consumers had to fork out $10 a month for the Home package, allowing up to 5 installations of Office. With the new iPad suite now available, the company has launched a package that limits...

Nokia Network+
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 15, 2014

Nokia is launching a dual-SIM variant of the Lumia 630 Windows Phone for emerging markets and regions where said functionality is a popular choice. To achieve this, the company has bumped its Network+ system app, which now includes support for dual-SIM configurations. Today, we're...

Xbox One
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 15, 2014

The Xbox team have announced the roll out of the latest update to hit Microsoft's next-gen video game console. We've previously looked at the update, which was tested by consumers to make sure everything is working as it should. There are numerous enhancements included so pop past the...

Windows Phone 8.1
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 14, 2014

With the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers out in the open and available for download, we're sure many of you are thoroughly enjoying the highly requested features included in the release. A major new feature is Cortana and we'd like to know how you plan to utilize the new...

Cortana
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 14, 2014

Cortana is a super useful personal assistant now available for Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft released the Preview for Developers today and we're sure you're all eagerly wanting to test out the Halo AI on your smartphone.

But how does one manage to interact with Cortana when it's...

Windows 8
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 14, 2014

Microsoft will be kicking off a new worldwide campaign for developers to help drive some new apps and games to its app stores. Next month, the company will host a number of day events for content creators to pop along and receive some advice and support from experts.

Attending...

Windows Phone 8.1
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 14, 2014

With the launch of Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers today, Microsoft has refreshed its mobile operating system with a plethora of new features and functionality. We're seriously excited to get started with the update and we know you all are too. To help you all out, should you...

Nokia Microsoft
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 14, 2014

This week is certainly expected to be a rather busy one for Windows Phone and what better way to kick things off than with some leaked codenames. Courtesy of @evleaks, the popular leakster Twitter profile, new Nokia codenames have been published for everyone to begin...

Nokia
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 11, 2014

Nokia is still caught up in a tax dispute in India, but the company has begun offering a voluntary retirement package to workers at a factory which was seized by a local tax office last year. The plant at Chennai has around 6,600 full-time employees, all of which are eligible for the...

4th & Mayor
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 11, 2014

The super popular 4th & Mayor app for Windows Phone is one of the better (albeit unofficial) Foursquare apps out there. The app was released back on Windows Phone 7 and still the developer is releasing updates with more support and functionality implemented. Today's release adds yet...

Gleek
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 11, 2014

The popular Twitter client for Windows 8, glƏƏk! has received an update to add yet more functionality to the app. Fans of Microsoft's OneNote will rejoice at the integration glƏƏk! now has with the note-taking service. Ever felt like saving tweets (or even trends) to OneNote for further...

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