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Olly is an Electronic Engineering student and a Microsoft Student Partner. He is currently using a bright yellow HTC 8X.

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The WMPoweruser app has just been updated to version 2.6. The update, which can be found in the Store now is designed to work seamlessly with WP8 devices, supporting all available resolutions, and fixing a few bugs. The update also brings with it a much improved push notification back end, and support for all the tile sizes in WP8. WP7…

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The Nokia Lumia 920 has launched in Turkey, and can be found on sale at Turkcell for 1649 Turkish lira (roughly £575 GPB or $915 USD) unlocked, shipping today. Thanks to Ebrahim Karagöz for the tip.

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Audiobook app Audible has been updated to version 1.4.0.0, incorporating support for Windows Phone 8. This update also allows users to control playback via speech commands. At the moment, commands have to be prefaced with the word “Audible”, and in order to go to an audiobook you have to clearly state its full name. Although the update claims to make Audible…

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An update to v2.4 of the official WMPoweruser App has just been published, with it, the changes are: Moved over to RestSharp for web requests and enabled compressed web requests, should decrease bandwidth and improve loading time Fixes a bug when the DataContexts haven’t yet loaded and the page is refreshed, also fixes to the progress indicator Some images are…

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The latest version of the WMPoweruser app is out now, and whilst it’s mostly refining the app, there are a few new features Updated the overall feel of the application, putting content first, with smooth transitions and fades to improve the experience, as well as pinch to zoom in posts Better storing and updating of posts to reduce overall overheads…

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It’s been a while in the making, but the new, improved version of the WMPowerUser app is out (and has been for about a month now). I thought it might be worth going through some of the new features. Ground up rewrite, so it’s faster and better Overall redesign, including new “Games” and “Apps” sections that can be pinned to…

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WMPU reader Kieran sent the BBC an email asking whether they planned to make a WP7 version of the popular BBC iPlayer application. The noncommittal reply seems to indicate that there are no current plans, but that the BBC are open to the possibility. Thank you for contacting the BBC iPlayer Support Team. I understand that you’d like to know…

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The news is full of Hewlett-Packard’s recent canning of webOS, with the expectation that in the increasingly competitive and vicious mobile world its complete failure on tablets would see the end of it as a player. Microsoft are already wooing webOS developers on the expectation that the system is no longer going to be supported. However, TechCrunch speculates – via…

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