Windows Phone 8

YouTube app has Google and Microsoft throwing punches over HTML5

YouTube app has Google and Microsoft throwing punches over HTML5

User of the Windows Phone mobile operating system glad that the Microsoft-made YouTube app was reinstated recently with approval by Google will be disappointed this afternoon: it's gone again. Now the two companies are tossing punches online, releasing statements in kind over the reasons for their continued dispute. It would appear that the whole mess comes down to one coding issue: HTML5.

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Nokia Lumia 625 arriving in the UK later this month

Nokia Lumia 625 arriving in the UK later this month

The Nokia Lumia 625 was announced late last month, with an expected arrival date of sometime in September. However, it looks like the Finnish company is moving that date up just a bit, and they have now announced that the budget phone will be coming to UK carriers starting on August 28.

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Nokia Lumia 1080 may aim for Galaxy Note III’s lunch this Fall

Nokia Lumia 1080 may aim for Galaxy Note III’s lunch this Fall

Another wave of rumors surrounds Nokia's (unconfirmed) plans for a next-generation "phablet" sized device in the near future, currently code-named Nokia Lumia 1080. This name would fit right in with the Nokia Lumia 1020, a device revealed just this past month and released to AT&T with a 41-megapixel camera in tow. Releasing a device with a display bigger than the already massive Nokia Lumia 625's 4.7-inch display would put the company squarely in front of devices like the LG Optimus G Pro.

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Nokia Lumia 521 vs Samsung Galaxy S II: budget boxing

Nokia Lumia 521 vs Samsung Galaxy S II: budget boxing

Thought Samsung has long since moved on from the second-generation Galaxy and tech news in general forgets about essentially any phone (even the Lumia 520) almost without fail once they've been out for a short period of time, there's a battle going on at T-Mobile between these two machines. Both the Nokia Lumia 521 (as it's called when you see it working with T-Mobile) and the Samsung Galaxy S II are currently tagged "Top Seller" on the carrier's stock listings, this honor only otherwise given to the HTC One and iPhone 5 at this very moment. What makes this set of devices so special?

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Windows Phone App Studio cuts the codes for new developers

Windows Phone App Studio cuts the codes for new developers

This week Microsoft has made another grand effort to pull in developers for its mobile device ecosystem, revealing the Windows Phone App Studio for Windows Phone 8. This environment is aimed directly at developers, made for everyone from those struggling to create code to those that are, at this point, veterans to the Windows Phone app development game. This environment is web-based and is being delivered with a "Summer Break" deal for new developers wishing to jump in on the development inside the season we're taking part in now.

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Nokia Lumia Amber leaks for 820, 920: hackers only (for now)

Nokia Lumia Amber leaks for 820, 920: hackers only (for now)

If you're brave enough to head into the little-traveled universe of hacking on Windows Phone devices, you're in luck this week - Amber ROMs have leaked for both the Nokia Lumia 820 and Lumia 920. These updates include all of the high-powered goodies spoken about earlier this year when the Nokia Lumia 925 was released. This includes, first and foremost, a brand new Smart Camera app.

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Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac makes media transfer a 1-click affair

Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac makes media transfer a 1-click affair

If you bought a Nokia Lumia device in the past 6 months and were wondering if there were an easier way to transfer photos to your OS X machine than the already in-play Windows Phone app, lucky you: today there is. What you're looking at here is Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac, an extremely simple affair that's able to import any of the several odd media types a Nokia Lumia device is capable of capturing.

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Google Windows Phone sync support extended until end of December

Google Windows Phone sync support extended until end of December

Google has announced that it's extending its Windows Phone sync support until December 31. Originally, Google was going to shut down support for the Exchange ActiveSync protocol on January 30, but that was eventually pushed to July 31, and now, the search giant is pushing the date back yet again until the end of the year.

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Instagram deletes photos from 3rd party apps in Windows Phone

Instagram deletes photos from 3rd party apps in Windows Phone

Windows Phone users working with Instagram through any of a number of 3rd party apps may want to have a peek at their photo collections this week, as reports are filtering in of mass deletes. Instagram has issued a statement on the matter, suggesting that they've recently "made an update to the systems that we use to fight spam to help prevent future attacks and increase security", but appear to offer no specific details on 3rd party apps specifically.

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Windows Phone 8 progress not up to Nokia’s standards

Windows Phone 8 progress not up to Nokia’s standards

Nokia may be one of Microsoft's largest partners for Windows Phone 8 devices, but that certainly doesn't mean that Nokia is 100% happy with the platform. It's not the lack of Windows Phone devices available, as there are plenty of those, but Nokia is mainly disappointed in the number of apps available and the lack of software updates.

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AT&T Nokia Lumia 1020 hits carrier website, in stores later today

AT&T Nokia Lumia 1020 hits carrier website, in stores later today

As scheduled, AT&T and Nokia have launched the Lumia 1020 this morning on AT&T's website. It currently lists the device as only being available online, but the phone will be available in AT&T stores later today. The 1020 is Nokia's latest flagship smartphone, sporting a 41-megapixel camera as its main feature.

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Nokia 6-inch phone panel appears on factory floor

Nokia 6-inch phone panel appears on factory floor

Here not even a week after Nokia revealed that it had, indeed, been working on a smartphone larger that its hero 920 lineup, another - even larger - panel has appeared in China. This 6-inch panel has appeared via notoriously accurate leakster IC Tech who suggests that this panel rings in at 6-inches diagonally, this trumping the already large 4.7-inch panel of the Nokia Lumia 625.

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