Music Drop has just been updated to version 188.8.131.52.
The update resolves the issue associated with the newest types of Windows Phone devices equipped in two types of network interfaces: IPv4 and IPv6. These types of devices used to have connectivity problems between the Phone and the Web App once both types of network connection, device’s shared and WiFi, were established at the same time.
Music Drop is a free app and is available for all Windows Phone 8 devices. The app can be found on the Windows Phone Store.
At CeBIT 2014, MSI has revealed their latest gaming laptop called GS60 Ghost Pro. It is the world’s thinnest and lightest 15.6″ gaming notebook measuring at less than 0.86 inch and weighing in at a mere 6 lbs. GS60 features the latest 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor. Boost your performance and processing speed from 2.4 – 3.4GHz with Intel Boost 2.0. The main highlight is that it includes the upcoming Nvidia flagship graphics card. It has an optional 3K 2,880 x 1,620 display in addition to 1080p base model. It comes with the exclusive Matrix Display feature which lets you connect up to 3 independent external monitors to work, watch and play at the same time. It has SteelSeries gaming keyboard which features a full range of color options that can be customized to your liking. Source: Engadget
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Reliance India mobile network first introduced its Zero Plan for Apple iPhone few months back and it was well received by its customers. Now, they are expanding it to latest Nokia devices Nokia Lumia 1520 and Nokia Lumia 1320. With the Zero Plan on Reliance, you can enjoy unlimited talk time, unlimited high-speed internet, unlimited SMS and unlimited roaming with the device at zero down payment. You need to pay the EMI for 24 months.
||Lumia 1320 24 Months
||Lumia 1520 24 Months
||Lumia 1320 12 Months
Find more details about this offer here.
Thanks to Gagan for the heads up!
We have seen fingerprint scanners in portable systems since last decade. Lot of laptops and nowadays even smartphone embeds this technology for user authentication. Fujitsu is now trying to replace this fingerprint scanners with Palm Vein sensors in its business laptops in coming months. It almost looks like the fingerprint scanner, but the main difference is that you don’t have to touch it. You should place your palm above the sensor as you can see in the image above to authenticate your device. Also this system requires a live hand to make the authentication, so someone can’t cut off your hand and use it for unlocking your device. Fujitsu believes that palm vein sensing is around a thousand times more secure than conventional biometric methods. Hopefully, we will see them in more devices in the future. Source: Engadget
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ItBusiness.ca reports that Delta is upgrading their Nokia Lumia 820s to Nokia Lumia 1520 handsets.
Currently flight attendees are using the 820s take in-flight food orders, but the larger-screened handsets will let them start selling seat upgrades right on the flight.
The mobile devices used by Delta’s workers are connected thanks to Ku-band satellite Internet provided by Gogo Inc. A secure WiFi network means the credit card payments, accepted via a phone attachment, can now be checked in real-time instead of after a flight touches down.
“We weren’t telling customers we weren’t doing that. So we’d just swipe the card and you’d get your treat, and only later would we find out if that was a good card or not,” said says Darrell Haskin, the director of IT for Delta. “So there was a lot of loss that way.”
Delta switched to a Microsoft-based solution 18 months ago and the company has not looked back since.
Microsoft is showing its customers that it’s easy to build out mobile solutions on its Azure cloud platform, said Ray Wang, the founder of Constellation Research. It’s focused on building out more vertical capabilities with Dynamics AX, particularly for the retail and manufacturing sectors.
“It’s actually pretty easy if you’re a Microsoft shop to deploy on mobile devices,” he said.
Red Dot 21, a design directory website which hosts no.of product images from various companies. Today, it was revealed that this website also have many possible upcoming Lenovo product designs. Lenovo Folder Pad has Surface like built-in kickstand and wireless keyboard covers. Lenovo Miix 3 also looks better now. Beta: Beta is an all-in-one PC with a Windows 8 operating system and a 21.5” touchscreen. It can be used as a work computer and is likewise suitable for viewing videos or gaming. Folder Pad: With its integrated wireless technology, the Folder Pad tablet PC offers new freedom for the user. It features a special stand which is folded out backward like an easel…..
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Nokia’s rising star, the Nokia Lumia 625, is coming to carrier Three Ireland next week.
The news was reported by Nokia News Ireland, who noticed the handset showing up on the carrier’s Coming Soon pages.
The handset should be available at the end of the week, around the 14th, and will be 229 Euro on pre-pay and free on a 24 month contract starting at 30.50 Euro per month.
The Nokia Lumia 625 is rapidly becoming the second most popular Windows Phone, offering a similar low entry price as the 520 while also offering a much bigger screen.
See the handset at Three’s COMING SOON page here.
It’s a slow news Sunday, which leaves time to retell a cool story which just happened this morning.
Taking advantage of a break in the UK winter rains for a few days I had a work man make some repairs to my roof, which is two stories high. Of course he wanted to show me his work, both before and after.
This involved him clambering up some rather tall ladders, which I was not very keen on. It turns out the solution is already built into our phones, in the form of SkyDrive/OneDrive.
I gave him one of my Windows Phones to take pictures, which he found pretty easy to use due to the camera button, and could then see in near real time what he was doing on the roof as the pictures streamed to my Samsung AtivPC tablet in the living room.
When he came down we were able to review the work on the large screen of the tablet, and he was rather amazed to see I already had the pictures he had just taken a minute ago.
I am sure other platforms have similar functionality, but I think Windows Phone/Windows 8 surfaces it much better.
Do our readers have similar stories to share? Let us know below.
Bezels are a necessary evil for large handheld devices as otherwise the supporting hand will cover the displayed content on the screen, and also cause spurious activation.
Nokia has been granted a patent for making bezels a touch more useful by making them touch sensitive.
An apparatus, method, and computer program product are described that provide for an active digital bezel area on a display of a device. Touch input may be received in a bezel area provided on the display, where user interaction with content presented within the bezel area at a location corresponding to the location of the touch input is initially disabled. A force component of the touch input may be detected and compared to a predetermined force threshold. In cases in which the force component of the touch input exceeds the predetermined force threshold, user interaction with the content at that location may be enabled. In this way, the force exerted by the user in applying a touch input in the bezel area may be considered an indication of the user’s intent to interact with corresponding content within the bezel, and such interactions may be provided for accordingly.
Nokia has of course shown off multiple prototypes through the years of bendable and deformable devices which takes input through force sensors. It may be that Nokia is finally getting ready to bring such a device to market.
See the patent here.
What do our readers think? Let us know below.
Goodridge, a high end manufacturing company in UK, has posted a testimonial for their Nokia Lumia enterprise solution, after deciding to replace their current fleet of Blackberry handset with the new Windows Phones.
They were impressed with the Office integration, Nokia’s Drive maps, the great security and the high level of functionality in the smartphones in general.
Nokia currently claims 17% of the UK enterprise market, and are working towards reaching 20%. It certainly appears Windows Phones have found their niche in the UK.
Read more about Nokia’s enterprise ambitions at www.nokia.com/business.
Last week, Microsoft confirmed that they are revealing DirectX 12 at GDC on March 20, 10AM. All leading GPU makers AMD, Intel, Nvidia and Qualcomm are on board. The event page had only Windows logo at the bottom leading to speculation about whether Xbox One platform will be supported. Microsoft ended all those reports by adding Xbox One logo at the bottom as you can see in the image above. The last major version of Microsoft’s graphics platform DirectX 11 was announced about 6 years back. Since then the desktop graphics API development has stagnated. During this time, AMD has developed their own set of APIs called Mantle. OpenGL/OpenCL has come a long way since then….
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Want to get better at Modern Combat 4 by Gameloft? Well now you can learn from the best! Hi, I am SPKB24, the number 1 ranked player on Windows Phone. I am going to teach you how to get better at the game.
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The publisher behind the popular fitness app ‘Pedometer Master’, released a new application specially made for cyclists. The name of it? ‘Cycle Master’. With its unique abilities and plethora of features the application is able to satisfy even the most demanding user.
The application is available for free with the full set of features and the publisher as celebration for the release of the app is also offering its sibling application ‘Pedometer Master’ (full version) for free.
Some of the key features of the applications with which you will fell in love with them are:
- No dependencies and need for any kind of registration with external web sites. All data are stored and analyzed locally on your phone.
- A OneDrive (former SkyDrive) synchronization button. Never loose a workout. Synchronize and backup your workouts to your OneDrive account with a single button press.
- A diary page for displaying summarized information of your workouts (total, monthly, yearly).
- Never open other applications to access your play list. Now, with the embedded media player you can open and access your play list even while tracking your workout.
- Store all your workouts on the phone. Load them and review all the details of them later.
- Get graphical analysis of your workouts. Which was your average speed in a point in time? How many calories did you spend? Which was your location on the map at that time?
- Get analysis of your workouts based on various split intervals (either time, distance, or a custom one).
- Ability to export the analysis results of your workouts in an Excel spreadsheet or in a printable PDF file (like summary details and split intervals).
- Export the workouts in GPX format (GPS Exchange format) that is compatible with a lot of industry software and web services.
- Background operation
- Offline maps support
- Live tiles support
Both applications are currently free for a limited time only. So, ensure that you and your friends wont miss the chance to download them.
Download both apps from the following links: