How to improve your smartphone’s battery life

By on October 27, 2014 at 2:54 PM.

How to improve your smartphone’s battery life

No matter how big a battery is bundled with a smartphone, battery life is more often than not one of the chief complaints of every smartphone user. Scientists have been working on fast charging and long lasting batteries, but they are far from being commercially available. In the meantime, there are various tips and tricks that can help extend your phone’s battery life. More →
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Nokia promises to keep HERE Maps functional on Windows Phone

By on September 26, 2014 at 11:08 AM.

Nokia promises to keep HERE Maps functional on Windows Phone

Earlier this month Nokia announced that it will be launching its HERE maps service on Android and iOS platforms. No longer tied to the Windows Phone platform, a few reports from earlier this week claimed that Nokia was planning to ditch Microsoft’s platform for its mapping service, and put all its energy on platforms that are much more successful. More →
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Opera Mini returns to Windows Phone, starts taking signups for beta testing

By on September 3, 2014 at 1:08 AM.

Opera Mini returns to Windows Phone, starts taking signups for beta testing

Windows Phone users will soon be able to browse the Web using the Opera Mini browser. The Oslo-based maker of Internet browsers is now asking users to sign up for Opera Mini’s beta group to test the browser. No download links are available just yet, though.

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iPhone and Android smartphones leave little space for third platform: IDC

By on August 15, 2014 at 2:45 PM.

iPhone and Android smartphones leave little space for third platform: IDC

The worldwide smartphone market reached a new high point in the second quarter, moving past the 300 million unit mark for the first time in its history. The dominant smartphone operating systems, Android and iOS, saw their combined market share go upto to 96.4 percent for the quarter, leaving little space for other competitors, according to IDC's global smartphone shipment tracker data for Q2, 2014. More →
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Microsoft is working on Kinect-like UI for Windows Phone and this is how it works

By on June 9, 2014 at 7:24 PM.

Microsoft is working on Kinect-like UI for Windows Phone and this is how it works

Microsoft is working on a Kinect-like UI for Windows Phone where users won't have to touch the display to interact with the smartphone. Called 3D Touch, the technology will be first showcased on a Nokia smartphone codenamed McLaren, The Verge reports. This phone was also mentioned in the Nokia roadmap that serial leakster Evleaks had leaked earlier. 3D Touch or Real Motion as it is also known is essential a way to navigate around the Windows Phone without touching the device’s display. Microsoft is reportedly working on including quite a few Kinect-like gestures to achieve this. More →
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Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone update introduces groups and instant photo sharing

By on June 6, 2014 at 3:06 PM.

Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone update introduces groups and instant photo sharing

Facebook has today updated its Messenger app for Windows Phone. The update introduces two new features called groups and instant photo sharing, in addition to the usual bug fixes. More →
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Here’s why WhatsApp had removed its Windows Phone app

By on June 2, 2014 at 3:44 PM.

Here’s why WhatsApp had removed its Windows Phone app

Earlier last month WhatsApp took down its Windows Phone app citing "technical issues" post Windows Phone 8.1 was released as a consumer preview. Since then, the messaging app has returned to the Windows Phone store but little was known about why the messaging service was taken down in the first place. Until now, when we asked Joe Belfiore, the chief of Microsoft's Windows Phone division in our exclusive interview. More →
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