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Lumia 630 and 930 don’t allow Google Search defaults

Lumia 630 and 930 don’t allow Google Search defaults

If you've made the transition from iOS or Android to Windows Phone, you might have noticed something annoying, depending on which phone you have: the inability to set Google as the default search engine. Such is the case for some of the newest Lumia handsets.

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Nokia Lumia 930 camera hands-on: upping 920’s game

Nokia Lumia 930 camera hands-on: upping 920’s game

Back in 2012 we first had our hands on the Nokia Lumia 920 - here just under 2 years later, we’ve got the Nokia Lumia 930 in our hands. While the Verizon version of this device has already been launched as the Nokia Lumia Icon - reviewed by us as well - it only felt proper to do another set of camera tests to start our review off right.

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Nokia brings real power to Windows Phone video editing

Nokia brings real power to Windows Phone video editing

Making certain you understand that your Lumia-branded Windows Phone 8.1 device is powerful enough to do most anything you want, Nokia this week has put out Video Tuner. This is an app that works exclusively with Windows Phone 8.1 Nokia Lumia devices to edit video in a wide variety of ways.

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Nokia Lumia 930 released in the UK, “Icon” goes international

Nokia Lumia 930 released in the UK, “Icon” goes international

This week the folks behind the already successful Lumia 930 line have released the handset in the UK. This device will be revealed in the area with Windows Phone 8.1 installed right out of the box. On the back of this device is a 20-megapixel Pureview camera with optical image stabilization and ZEISS optics to boot.

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Brand Strength: can you name these 10 smartphones?

Brand Strength: can you name these 10 smartphones?

When you’ve got an iPhone, your friends know it. Those around you know you're holding an iPhone with just a glance. Over the past few years, several brands have also begun settling their brand well enough that you’re able to identify their smartphone at a glance. What sets your smartphone apart from the rest?

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Nokia Lumia mystery phone leaks with new camera

Nokia Lumia mystery phone leaks with new camera

Someone with access to Nokia devices behind-the-scenes appears to have made a move in leaking their latest Lumia model this week. The device appears relatively massive, ready to bring at least a 4.5-inch display to the party, possibly in an effort to tac on a new generation in the Nokia Lumia 820 lineup. That’d make this a Nokia Lumia 830.

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Your next PureView Windows Phone might pack Canon tech

Your next PureView Windows Phone might pack Canon tech

Microsoft and Canon have inked a new patent sharing deal, but before you yawn and roll over, the agreement could well make for even stronger PureView camera technology on future Windows Phones. The two firms have already joined forces on select R&D in the past, but the new collaboration covers "certain digital imaging and mobile consumer products" according to Microsoft.

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Photoshop Express arrives on Windows Phone

Photoshop Express arrives on Windows Phone

Windows Phone has gained yet another oft-used app: Adobe's Photoshop Express. The app allows users to edit their photographs to a somewhat sophisticated degree, including correcting colors and levels, and applying Instagram-like image filters.

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Roku app finally hits Windows Phone, Windows 8.1

Roku app finally hits Windows Phone, Windows 8.1

Roku offers several different set-top boxes, each of which allows users to control them through a physical -- if not simple -- remote control or through the Roku mobile app. For owners who run Windows Phone, the latter option hasn't been a possibly until this week.

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GOkey aims to be do-all Bluetooth smartphone accessory

GOkey aims to be do-all Bluetooth smartphone accessory

One massive amount of odd accessories are available in the wild today - so many that a company like the one making GOkey’s biggest goal is to reduce the amount of devices you need. GOkey is an accessory that has several functions, all inside a package that’s small enough to fit on your keychain.

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iPhone kill-switch gets theft kudos: Android and WinPho to follow

iPhone kill-switch gets theft kudos: Android and WinPho to follow

Android and Windows Phone will follow iOS' lead in adding a remote kill-switch to help make stolen phones less valuable to thieves, after technology included in Apple's iPhone was credited with "stunning effectiveness". Cases of stolen Apple products in New York fell 19-percent in the first five months of this year, according to the Secure Our Smartphones Initiative pushing for the kill-switch tech, with even greater improvements in San Francisco and London.

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Fitbit for Windows Phone 8.1 confirmed

Fitbit for Windows Phone 8.1 confirmed

Fitbit is cooking up a Windows Phone 8.1 app, the wearable health band company has confirmed, bringing support for the popular tracker to Microsoft's smartphone platform. News of the app was confirmed by Fitbit on the company's official product forums, after would-be users were vocal in their demands for a version.

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