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Microsoft updates Skype for Windows Phone with minor improvements

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Microsoft has issued an update for Skype on Windows Phone bringing the app to version 2.16.0.266. Available in the Windows Phone Store, the new Skype version fixes bugs and introduces slight improvements in the sign up/sign in process for users.

Now, first-time Skype users will have no choice but to register with the same Microsoft account that they’re currently using on their phone. Anther minor improvement is the introduction of the typing indicator icon whenever someone is writing you. Read more »

IE11 on Windows Phone 8.1 caught on video

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Internet Explorer 11 has been captured on a short YouTube video and users can take a look at some of the mobile browser’s new features.

It includes Reading Mode, the ability to save passwords, and stop and refresh buttons in the address toolbar. Hit the jump to learn more about these new features. Read more »

Nokia and HTC take jabs at Samsung Galaxy S5 on Twitter

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With the online forums and the social networks already abuzz after the Samsung Galaxy S5 unveiling, some of the Korean manufacturer’s rivals added their take as well. Both Nokia and HTC took jabs at the newly announced Samsung flagship on Twitter.

As you can see above, Nokia is as blunt as it gets. The Finnish manufacturer posted an image of a Nokia Lumia device along with the phrase “Not the Samesung.” Read more »

BBM coming to Nokia Lumia [Update: And Nokia X]

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Nokia has taken to the stage at the MWC 2014 and the announcements are coming in thick and fast. One of the first announcements is some new apps for the Lumia platform, including BBM for Lumia.

BBM or BlackBerry Messenger has traditionally been limited to BlackBerry devices until it was made available on iOS and Android last year. Now BBM will also be available on Lumia devices, bringing it to an even wider audience. Read more »

Nokia HERE Maps will be available for all Windows 8.1 devices

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Love the Nokia HERE Maps application, but don’t have a Nokia Windows Phone handset? Well you’re in luck.

With the Windows 8.1 upgrade, all Windows-based computers with the software update will get to enjoy Nokia HERE Maps. Read more »

Windows Phone 8 is on 80% of all WP handsets

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The latest data out of AdDuplex indicates that the latest version of Windows Phone, WP8, is now on four of every five devices running Microsoft’s mobile OS.

This comes as a result of growth of the WP ecosystem through both adaptation of new handsets and retirement of older Windows Phone 7 handsets. Read more »

Windows Phone 8.1 to bring universal search

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Thanks to a new Windows Phone 8.1 SDK leak we can see that Redmond devs are planning to include a universal search feature in the next Windows Phone release.

A recent leak revealed theme and start menu customizations, which adds another line to the long line of expected improvements. Read more »

Nokia launches Treasure Tags, Bluetooth tag key chains

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The Nokia Treasure Tag is a small Bluetooth Low Energy brick that will keep you from losing your keys or your phone. It’s about the size of a matchbox, 30 x 30 x 10mm to be precise and weighs 13g.

The Treasure Tag has a squarish look and comes in several colors – it’s reminiscent of a Windows Phone live tile for a reason. Read more »

OneDrive is now live, Android’s app gets automatic upload

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Just as planned, Microsoft has just launched the new OneDrive service – the renamed and updated SkyDrive. In case you need a refresh, Microsoft was forced to rename its cloud storage service after a trademark infringement. Now, the rebranded cloud storage service OneDrive got an updated version of its Android app

OneDrive is available to anyone – either existing or new user and the updated Android app brings brand new subscription services. Read more »

Windows Phone gets a Swype-y keyboard: video

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Love your Windows Phone, but wish you could swipe around on your keyboard to text?

Well once you update to Windows Phone 8.1, your wish shall be granted. Read more »

Windows Phone 8.1 with fingerprint support, UI customizations

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A new WP 8.1 SDK leak points to fingerprint scanner support in the next OS update, which should put Windows Phone level with iOS and Android.

Also there will be some sort of Start and Theme customization options but it’s unknown what those will be, perhaps the option to finally choose a background wallpaper like in Windows 8.1 on desktop? Finally there’s some leaked information on how WP 8.1 will handle messaging on dual-SIM smartphones. Read more »

Smartphone OSes and their app stores, an infographic

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Analyst companies put out predictions of how the mobile business will develop in the future on a regular basis but all the tables of percentages and millions of units can get a little dry.

Instead, here’s how a more graphical way rundown of the top four smartphone platforms and their respective app stores stack up against each other. Read more »

IE11 update will remember passwords, WP8.1

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In addition to the plethora of new features and improvements that Windows Phone 8.1 will bring to the table, a more detailed digging into the SDK of the OS unveiled that Internet Explorer will also receive the option to store passwords.

This undoubtedly comes to a big relief to Windows Phone users, who are forced to type their passwords each and every time under the current version of WP. Read more »

Nokia employs designers to make a dress out of 35 Lumia phablets

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Nokia has come up with the very interesting idea of making a dress out of Lumia 1520 phablets. The Finnish company has teamed up with Fyodor Golan Fashion House and the dress will make an appearance at this years’ London Fashion Week 2014.

The tech dress is going to feature 35 Lumia 1520 phablets with changing images synced by the wearer’s movement. Read more »

‘Universal Store’ for Windows and Windows Phone leaked

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We reported recently on the Universal Store that will allow users to download the same applications for their Windows desktop and Windows Phone handsets.

Well Twitter user, @AngelWZR has a leak that all but confirms Microsoft’s plan to implement their “Universal Applications.” Read more »