Articles by Rich Edmonds

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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 22, 2014

Consumers thoroughly enjoy using Cortana and what she can bring to the Windows Phone experience and while many are impressed by the whole setup and how Cortana looks on-screen, there may be many hidden animations you may not be aware of. We know Cortana had an Easter egg in the form of...

Samsung App Folder
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 22, 2014

Samsung is an illusive partner for Microsoft when it comes to Windows Phone. The manufacturer has produced some excellent hardware for the platform (annoyingly so), but still refuses to market its products effectively and offer necessary support. That all said, we're seeing constant...

Windows Phone for Mac
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 22, 2014

Microsoft has updated its Connector suite for Mac computers with unknown improvements. The app was previously bumped to support Windows Phone 8.1, and since this release shares the same change log, we’ll assume there are minor bug fixes and optimizations included.

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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 21, 2014

In Windows Phone 8.1, consumers are now able to check for app updates manually. There have been a number of third-party apps published to the store to achieve this in past versions of the operating system (prior to the 8.1 Preview), but now Redmond has added this functionality to the...

Nokia Lumia 520
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 20, 2014

For today only, celebrating the Easter holidays, Best Buy has the Nokia Lumia 520 available for just $49.99. The Windows Phone has sold strongly in numerous markets, pushing the platform's market share in multiple regions. This is due to its affordability matched with features and...

Windows Phone 8.1
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 19, 2014

Remember all those years back on Windows Phone 8 when you had to dive into the operating system settings and pass into the ringtones area just to silence your phone? Those times are long gone as Microsoft has introduced a brand new volume area, which enables you to not only control the...

FIFA 14
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by Rich Edmonds
Apr 19, 2014

To celebrate the Easter holidays, EA has launched a Spring Sale on the Windows Phone Store. Twelve highly rated games are available with discounts included, perfect for consumers who are looking to stock up on games this weekend and beef out their Games Hub on Windows Phone 8.1. Pass...

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...