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Microsoft Mobile US is giving away a Nokia Lumia 830 and Fitbit bundle, and the contest closes in only 2 days. To enter you simply need to give your name, email address and answer one simple question on the Lumia US Facebook page. Microsoft is giving away 5 bundles, with the winners being announced on the 30th November. Enter on…

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Windows Phone is the software, and every OEM has an own firmware. It has always been like this and it will always be, because without the firmware, the software cannot talk to the hardware, more or less. However, most OEM also add special features to their phones, which all are in the firmware, for example Lumia denim, or HTC’s features…

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbzFGF2ytMI We are quite familiar with Microsoft’s Cortana vs Siri series of ads. Now, Blu Mobile has joined Microsoft in making fun of Apple’s Siri. In the recent video released by Blu Mobile, Cortana’s capabilties to remember things, providing traffic information and others were mentioned. And as expected, Apple’s Siri was incapable of all these things which are available on…

Apps Photosynth

Photosynth for Windows Phone just got updated to v1.8. This new update comes with improved stitching engine and high resolution capture support for latest Lumia devices. Updates in version 1.8: • New higher resolution capture mode that takes better advantage of your camera’s capabilities • Improved stitching engine that blends panoramas faster and reduces visual artifacts I’ve seen lots of…

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Microsoft is back once again with its new Cortana vs. Siri advertisement. The company’s latest ad focuses on Cortana’s reminder features, such as traffic-based reminders. The video features the Lumia 830 and iPhone 6 Plus. Microsoft also mocks the iPhone 6 Plus — where the iPhone just “got bigger”. The ad is pretty funny, so make sure to take a…

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It seems in renaming the Nokia Collection to the Lumia Collection, Microsoft also re-evaluated what it stood for. While previously it was a collection of must-have apps on the platform, over the last few days all 3rd party apps except Here apps have been ejected, leaving only Lumia apps. While I did not personally use the feature much, I suspect…

Apps Microsoft Sound

In an interview to Lumia Coversations, Microsoft’s Principal Sound Designer spoke about the process of designing ringtones. As part of the Sounds of the World project that was conceived almost a year to the day, Henry Daw and his team have visited four continents, met more than 150 music students and shortlisted 20 ringtones that would ultimately make up the brand…

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We were privileged to attend a recent blogger event held by Microsoft in Germany, where the company revealed some interesting Windows Phone stats. They revealed there were more than 560,000 Windows Phone developers, though we do have to wonder if Preview for Developer users are included. They also revealed there were 320,000 apps in the store, up from 300,000 in…

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