Articles by Rich Edmonds

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...

Nokia Glance Background
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 10, 2013

Nokia today unexpectedly released the glance Background beta app, which enables you to add some cool backgrounds to your Nokia Windows Phone when the Glance Screen is activated.

As well as showing off how awesome our logo looks when used, we thought it would be a...

WPC Glance Background
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 10, 2013

You may (or may not) be aware of Nokia's latest app that just went into beta - Glance Background. If you're not, be sure to read this article for more information, as well as our awesome hands-on coverage to see what all the fuss is about.

While you can add your...

My Vodafone
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 10, 2013

There's nothing worse than running over your contract allowances when using your smartphone. It's easy to do should you include data-intensive services and numerous friends requiring social time. Luckily, mobile operators have been releasing apps that help customers...

Angry birds Star Wars 2
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 10, 2013

Angry Birds Star Wars 2 has been bumped to version 1.0.1.0, but isn't joined by an official changelog. Because the version increment is rather minor, we can only assume the update addresses reported bugs and implements some improvements. The Xbox for Windows Phone title...

Glance Background
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 10, 2013

Have you looked at the Glance Screen on your Nokia windows Phone and wondered what it would look like if you added a background image? Nokia has released a beta app that enables you to achieve just that. Glance Background is a new app for Nokia hardware that allows you...

Lumia 521
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 10, 2013

The Nokia Lumia 521 on T-Mobile (or the Lumia 520 to the rest of us) is a delightful Windows Phone, which is also the most affordable Nokia smartphone running Microsoft's OS. We've covered in the past how this Windows Phone 8 device is a bargain to grab, but Best Buy...

Tapatalk Windows Phone
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 09, 2013

Tapatalk has updated its official client for Windows Phone. Bumped to version 1.0.4.0, the team has added some new features and fixed numerous bugs and issues. If you're not familiar with the name, Tapatalk enables you to access multiple forum software installations...

Lumia Batman
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 09, 2013

The Verge reports that "Batman" is actually the internal codename for a new low-end Windows Phone from Nokia, not the Lumia 1320 / 929 as reported by @evleaks. It's believed to sport a large display, be an affordable smartphone and it may fall in the 6xx range...

Lumia 1320
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 09, 2013

Updated 5 PM ET: While the core of this render is accurate, the screen itself was created by one Florin N. who tipped us that this is not a new "leak". Still, the 1320 vs 929 info is accurate.

A new render of the Nokia Lumia 929 has been leaked on the...

Vodafone
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 09, 2013

Vodafone has confirmed on its official blog that three new locations will be added to the list of cities supporting 4G here in the UK. Originally launched in London, the mobile operator expanded to Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham and Sheffield in September...

Dell Latitude 10
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 09, 2013

Microsoft is looking to take full advantage of existing Windows infrastructure in schools and universities. ZDNet spoke with two education technology chiefs who went with Dell Windows 8 tablets and rolled them out to students. The overall response has been...

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