As revealed in Skype's blog, Skype 2.22 is now available for the mobile operating systems Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8. This means that for the first time, location sharing can now be used in Skype.
Selfie addicts rejoice, the Nokia Lumia 730 has arrived. Since July of this year, Microsoft, which now owns Nokia, has hinted at releasing a smartphone designed for taking selfies. With the introduction of the Lumia 730, Microsoft has finally made good on its promise.
Nokia announced last Friday that the Finnish mobile manufacturing company has teamed up with Samsung in order to bring its Here app to Android-run Galaxy smartphones and to Samsung's Tizen-based smartwatches.
For those not in the know, Here is a mapping app that Nokia developed and kept, even when software giant Microsoft purchased the Finland-based phone maker's mobile device segment. The Here app was only available for devices that run on Windows 8 or Windows Phone.
Yet to be publicly announced, the Lumia 830 will be the next upper mid-range device to be released by Nokia, which is now owned by Microsoft. Like any other anticipated new phone model, the Lumia 830 has its own share of rumors and leaks associated with it. For instance, last July, a series of photos were posted on the Chinese website Weibo, purportedly showing the phone's exterior, specifically its aluminum frame and polycarbonate rear side.
After a few years of being almost exclusively in the smartphone telecom industry, it seems that Microsoft is changing course, a bit. Back in April 2014, Microsoft acquired Finnish tech company Nokia with the intent of becoming larger players in the smartphone industry. After the acquisition, Nokia stopped all production of smartphones on every operating system other than Windows Phone.
I am asked all of the time in the office, over social media, and at family events about the best free apps for Android, Windows, or Apple smartphones. When trying to answer this question for everyone over the last year, I came up with lots of free apps that I would recommend that new smartphone users put on their phones. Some of these apps take a subscription to utilize like Netflix or HBO Go, but if you have the subscriptions already, you should absolutely download the free app. To make it easier to navigate, I broke the list up in to different categories or activities.
Whether you realize it or not, your smartphone has, over time, changed your life forever. Some of the ways are very basic and some are very intricate, but most of them we couldn't go a week without. The three ways that your smartphone has changed your life around the house can be grouped into three categories- entertainment, the junk drawer, and household activities.
USA Today has reported that a bill is in the process of being passed that requires all smartphones have to a "kill switch" installed by the manufacturers. What exactly is a "kill switch" and why are these going to be installed?
Are you ready for a new Windows Phone 8 smartphone with camera capabilities that beat your old point-and-shoot camera? The Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon Wireless snaps amazing HD videos and photos in low light, and takes Harry Potter-like, moving photos that you'll love to share. Now this amazing smartphone is just 99 cents! That's $40 less than Verizon Wireless.
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