Say hello to Cortana, Windows Phone 8.1′s personal assistant

Cortana Windows Phone 0 Say hello to Cortana, Windows Phone 8.1s personal assistant We have all heard of Cortana, which is said to be a personal Assistant for Windows Phone which will rival against Siri for IOS and Google Now for Android. This seems to have been receiving a lot of positive feedback recently since it's now trending on Facebook and many other OS users are saying they are willing to ditch their previous device and grab and Windows Phone for Cortana. The name choice alone seems to have attracted many Halo fanboys and many claim the name alone is enough for them to try it. Microsoft definitely picked a good marketing strategy choosing Cortana as this will surely bring new users and urge them to try something new. Siri now seems to be pretty dead lately as no one really uses it anymore, Google Now never appeared to be that popular and what better way … Continue Reading ››

Nokia Lumia 620 receives the Lumia Black update

nokia lumia 620 e1393357479789 Nokia Lumia 620 receives the Lumia Black update Many other devices were fortunate enough to have their carriers push out the Nokia Lumia Black update and while all devices have yet to get the update, most devices seem to already have. Over the course of two months carriers have been slowly but surely rolling out updates and if you haven't received the update as yet, it shouldn't be long before you can do so. Readers from over WPCentral are reporting that they have received notifications prompting the update on the Lumia 620. In case you missed it, the Nokia Lumia Black update is a minor update which mainly brings bluetooth 4.0 support, increased glance screen functionality and as I noticed on my Lumia 521, it also improved responsiveness. Be sure to check for updates on your device by going to settings > phone update. Have you updated to Lumia black? Did … Continue Reading ››

Developers hint at new features in the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK

Windows Phone 8.1 leak Developers hint at new features in the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK Windows Phone 8.1 has been rumored as far back as we remembered and even though exact features haven't then been leaked we were pretty sure that it will be the update to turn heads on Windows Phone 8. As most of you may know and notice that Windows Phone overall has a minimum resolution support of 480x800 and this has been introduced in Windows Phone 7 and has been carried over to Windows Phone 8. Now Microsoft is guessing it's time for change. Why? Maybe this is due to the fact that the lower-end device market seems to bring in the most profit and is also the best selling devices in case of the Nokia Lumia 520. But how will they do it? 384x640 isn't that far off from Windows Phone's current 480x800 resolution limitation so it shouldn't seem to be a huge difference even though it … Continue Reading ››

You can now block calls using your interop unlocked Samsung ATIV S

ativ s tile You can now block calls using your interop unlocked Samsung ATIV S We all have at least one annoying person we want to block. Whether it's that annoying ex-girlfriend or just someone you don't want to talk to. One advantage of having a Nokia Lumia is being able to block unwanted calls and texts using Nokia's call+SMS filter. Not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to own a Nokia Lumia right? Although I see no reason to considering the price of the Lumia 521 but maybe it's just not your thing. Have a Samsung ATIV S laying around? You might want to get closer for this. As you all might know, the Samsung ATIV S has now been interop unlocked due to some vulnerabilities found on Samsungs part. So what does that mean? Well what it means is, well.... I don't feel like typing this out. If … Continue Reading ››

Official Tinder coming to Windows Phone after 6tindr gets pulled

Tinder Windows Phone 0 Official Tinder coming to Windows Phone after 6tindr gets pulled Recently Rudy Huyn as been hard at work as usual pushing out little fixes and features to keep his apps up to date and also is working on a new behind the scene project. For those of you who have no idea what Tinder is, it is an app that is available for both iPhone and Android that finds out who likes you nearby and connects you with them if you're also interested and is a good way to meet people around you. After releasing his unofficial Tinder client, 6tindr, it wasn't long before Tinder contacted Rudy and asked him to remove his app from the Windows Phone store. Kinda sucks right? There are many people worldwide who would like to enjoy the app on Windows Phone but unfortunately there's no official app but not for long. 6tindr has been pulled from the Windows Phone store forever. Yes, … Continue Reading ››

Nokia’s exclusive Weather Channel app gets new features and a redesigned UI in version 2.7

Nokia Weather Channel app Nokias exclusive Weather Channel app gets new features and a redesigned UI in version 2.7 For those of you who have to constantly keep an eye out for weather we have some good news for you. Nokia has updated their exclusive version of the Weather Channel app. The app seems to come with a very new modern redesign which seems to be favored by many users rather than the old one. The app was updated yesterday and the new update has introduced minor bug fixes, improvements etc. WMPU has noted that they also removed a few main features such as augmented reality and iwitness photos but hopefully they will be brought back in a future update. WMPU also notes: This update is a complete re-creation of our offering to be even more accurate and relevant to your life. Highlights incorporate:
  • Fixed banner ads functionality
  • Removed: augmented reality, my friends weather, and iwitness photos
  • Updated tile content and main panorama
  • Fixed 10 days forecast line … Continue Reading ››

Microsoft promotes Windows Phone app studio with their latest demo app

Windows Phone App Studio Demo 620x346 Microsoft promotes Windows Phone app studio with their latest demo app Microsoft has created a demo app to promote Windows Phone app studio and as you all may know, the service has become somewhat popular. As a Windows Phone app studio user myself, I can proudly say that it does make app development easier and a lot more sufficient and less time consuming. Surely there are many people out there in need of a Windows Phone app and some may not have the sufficient knowledge to carry this out and using App studio is a great way of doing so. Microsoft has recently created a new demo app launched in the Windows Phone store to promote the capabilities of Windows Phone app studio. The app itself is created with app studio and easily demonstrates app studio features including
  • ability to include various data sources
  • the use different layouts
  • use  of action items
  • ability to customize backgrounds for your … Continue Reading ››