Category Archive: Windows Phone 8

Jun 08 2014

Nokia Lumia 1520 Case Reviews

Not too long ago I bought myself a new Nokia Lumia 1520 to replace my Lumia 920 which was still going strong but I just couldn’t resist the upgrade to a six inch screen offered by the 1520. Yes, I know for some people that is ludicrously huge (mind you, I didn’t go for the …

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Apr 27 2014

Nokia Lumia 1520 Unboxing

For a while I have had my eye on the Nokia Lumia 1520 to replace my Lumia 920. The 6″ Full HD screen on the Lumia 1520 was hard to go past and, prior to the Windows Phone 8.1 update, I really dug the extra column of live tiles. Even though I could get the …

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Dec 24 2013

Additional SkyDrive Storage for Windows Phone Users

SkyDrive just got a bit better for Windows Phone users! If you’ve used Windows Phone with your Microsoft account then you should have received an e-mail from Microsoft outlining its appreciation for its Windows Phone users. The good bit in the e-mail is the bit inviting you to claim an additional free 20GB for your …

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Dec 15 2013

New Update for Windows Phone Update 3

Just a quick note. If you’ve upgraded your Windows Phone 8 handset to Update 3 ahead of its release then you might want to check for a couple new updates released this week. Not much is known about these updates other than providing general performance and stability improvements (which aren’t bad things). After installing the …

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Nov 30 2013

Latest Facebook Beta for Windows Phone

If you’ve not yet checked out the latest beta of the Facebook app for Windows Phone then you might want to look now. In the latest update, the Facebook Beta app sees almost instant notifications and private messaging which is a welcome change from the rather slow, sporadic or simply broken notifications functionality in prior …

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Oct 31 2013

Charging a Powered Off Windows Phone

Here’s a quick tip for Windows Phone users. You may have found that you cannot recharge a Windows Phone when it is powered off and the device will attempt to boot up before it will recharge. This behaviour could well be considered odd given that Android smartphones and iPhones have been able to do this …

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Oct 15 2013

Test Drive Update 3 for Windows Phone 8

Something for Windows Phone 8 users out there. If you’re interested in trying out “Update 3” (also known as GDR3 previously) for Windows Phone 8 then you might be interested in checking out the Preview for Developers app which will enable your phone to receive this update ahead of the official roll out by carriers. …

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Oct 09 2013

Backing up to the Cloud with CrashPlan

Another quick update this time regarding data backups. At home we run a Windows Home Server which centrally stores our data whilst backing up our computers. I do take periodic backups of the server using standard hard drives which I store offsite but I have been wanting to have a cloud backup solution as well …

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Sep 04 2013

Microsoft Buys Nokia’s Devices and Services Business

This is already major news but if you’ve been under a rock then Microsoft is acquiring Nokia’s smartphone business and a ten year license arrangement to use the Nokia brand on mobile phone products. Perhaps the major kicker is access to Nokia’s intellectual property which is important as the smartphone wars heat up on both …

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Sep 01 2013

Finding the Nokia Pro Cam App on Windows Phone 8

A quick tip for those who have just upgraded to GDR2 + Amber on their Lumia handsets. One of the exciting apps that you can use with GDR2 + Amber is the Nokia Pro Cam app which gives you fantastic control over the white balance, ISO, manual focus and shutter speed amongst other things whilst …

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