Articles by Rich Edmonds

Jack of Tools Pro
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 16, 2013

Jack of Tools Pro is a popular Windows Phone 8 toolbox. Much like a Swiss Army Knife, the app sports numerous tools and facilities that are packaged together in one solution. Ranging from a flashlight to a decibel meter, Jack of Tools Pro is a handy collection of...

Lumia 925
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 15, 2013

The Verge reports that Microsoft may well be looking to relax its requirements regarding the hardware capacitive buttons on Windows Phones. Currently, OEM partners include three buttons on the front of each device; back, home and search. These have been with...

Angry Birds Go!
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 15, 2013

Rovio has today announced a new title in the Angry Birds series. The popular company has been releasing top-rated games for multiple platforms and just like the previous Angry Birds Star Wars instalment, Angry Birds Go! will launch across the board. 

Confirmed on...

Nokia
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 15, 2013

Nokia is looking to pump out new hardware next week at its Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi. As well as expected tablets and smartphones, the company is also working on accessories and other technologies. Now a tweet published by the rather accurate @evleaks Twitter...

App Campus Lead
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 15, 2013

An exclusive behind the scenes look at AppCampus, the joint venture between Nokia, Microsoft and Aalto University

Windows Phone Central was invited to travel to Espoo, Finland and check out the magic that occurs at AppCampus. You may already be familiar with the name...

SysApp Pusher
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 15, 2013

SysApp Pusher is a brilliant app for your collection, enabling you to remain updated with the latest releases for numerous OEM apps. What has been missing, however, is the ability to add your own apps to the list. Perhaps you'd like to be able to conveniently check for...

Netflix
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 14, 2013

Nokia is looking to partner up with Vodafone UK to offer free Netflix on all Lumia 1020 purchases. The FT reports the deal will include one year's worth of Netflix for those who purchase the Windows Phone on Vodafone. Nokia is currently signing a deal with...

Lumia 925
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 14, 2013

Nokia has taken to Twitter to reveal 5 reasons why businesses should switch to Windows Phone. Boasting Microsoft Office (out-of-the-box), Outlook, offline navigation, security with IRM and wireless charging, the company is attempting to dive into the enterprise pool...

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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 14, 2013

Microsoft today announced the Windows Phone GDR3 Preview, enabling those with developer accounts to try out the update before it goes live later today. As well as content creators, enthusiasts who have a developer subscription or are registered with the Windows Phone...

Lumia 1520 Shells
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 14, 2013

The Lumia 1520 will be announced by Nokia this month at its major event in Abu Dhabi. Until that day arrives, we're expecting to see more leaks pack full of details and images. The latest is over on Chinese website, CTech. The website has published some photos...

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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 14, 2013

Have you played cricket in the dark before? We're not talking about flood lights on full, but in actual darkness? Nokia India has attempted to do so, using only some coloured lighting for guidance as two teams battle it out on the streets. Thanks to the imaging...

Samsung ATIV S
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 13, 2013

The Samsung ATIV S Windows Phone 8 smartphone is favoured among many, including ourselves. We rated the handset highly in our in-depth review and rightly so - it's a top notch device. If you've been wanting to hop on the custom ROM path with the ATIV S, now's your...

Spinning Cog WP8
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 13, 2013

We've already looked at the spinning cogs issue with Nokia Windows Phones. You reset (or update) your handset and the when booting the handset, you simply cannot get past the spinning cogs. Luckily, while Nokia has been busy replacing damaged hardware, the manufacturer...

Lumia 1020 Lumia 800
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 11, 2013

The head of Windows Phone at Microsoft, Joe Belfiore, took to Twitter today to announce the birthday of the company's mobile platform. Windows Phone indeed turns 3 today. That's not all, not only has it been three years since the first Windows Phone, but also since the...

Lumia 1020
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 11, 2013

The Lumia 1020 has launched in Russia and is available at the official Nokia store. Priced at 26,990 rubles ($835), the Windows Phone will also be on display at mobile operator MTS. Already released in numerous markets already, the smartphone is turning heads with its...

Cinemagraph
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 11, 2013

Nokia has once again updated its Cinemagraph app for Lumia Windows Phones. The app enables you to record footage with the camera, edit the recording and save the result as an animated, GIF-like clip. Perfect for quickly sharing on social networks.

MS Gift Cards
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 11, 2013

Microsoft is launching new gift cards that will be used for purchases on Xbox, Windows and Windows Phone stores. Consumers will be able to purchase games, music, movies, shows, apps and more. We recently looked at a leak that detailed a launch for the gift cards to...

Facebook Beta
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 11, 2013

Three popular Windows Phone apps have been updated. Facebook Beta, Ciel and SysApp Pusher have each been bumped to a new version, but since we're looking at minor updates we'll group all three into a single article. So head on past the break to see what's new.

Surface
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 11, 2013

The US retail chain Best Buy is running a trade-in promotion for those who own a Microsoft Surface tablet. It's worth noting this promotion as you're guaranteed a gift card worth at least $200 when a full functional unit is traded in at a participating store. The most...

MS TechDays UK
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 10, 2013

Microsoft UK's TechDays Online are running from Wednesday November 6 until Friday November 8th. There are numerous sessions lined up with daily prize draws and competitions for attendees to enter. There will also be Xbox One bundle packages on offer, so if you're...

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