Author: ankityadav33

September 21, 2013 /

When you buy a windows phone 8 in some countries like India, you might not get some of the great features of Microsoft’s Xbox service like Music or Podcast. As some of the services are not provided in all the countries. It was when I saw one of my friend’s phone had only three option in his Windows Phone store app but mine had two extra options i.e. Music and Podcast. I just wondered why is it happening. Did some research and found that its due to different region settings in the Xbox live account. I always hear to podcast…

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September 16, 2013 /

Facebook Beta

Are you not happy with the Facebook app available on windows phone? Is the integration of Facebook not enough for you and you want a good Facebook app for your phone?

It seems we are not really having quality apps for all the social networks as there are on other platform. However these days we are able to see some quality updates and quality apps for most of the social networking sites. Microsoft also seems to be working on the apps issue now as we are able to see a number of apps like YouTube and Facebook from them. Also they are constantly updating these apps.

Microsoft has updated the Facebook app from the previous version available on windows phone 7…. but still lacks features. Microsoft has been constantly updating the Facebook app for windows phone 7 and windows phone 8.

The released version is not really that great, however you can grab the updates before they are released by installing the beta version of the app- Facebook Beta. Although it has a beta status, for the most part the app is stable and it can give frequent users of Facebook an early look at upcoming features and improvements. Read the Post Get a better Facebook app for Windows phone: Facebook Beta

September 1, 2013 /

It’s been a long time (years) now , that I have been using Facebook. Well, now with that amount of time your interests and preferences may change. And so you might not like some of the posts(either from your friends or some page you like) you see in your news feed, especially if you are using Facebook on mobile. I use a windows phone and love the Facebook integration in the people hub, but since there are so many unwanted posts in my news feed, I just miss out the information I want to see. So I decided to see…

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August 16, 2013 /

Amber + GDR 2 Update status for your Lumia For those who are eagerly waiting for the next Windows phone update, here you have something to check the status of update. At the time of the post Lumia 920 update is available, Lumia 620 and 820 are coming soon and 520 & 720 are waiting for approval. This is almost the same pattern of the mobile phone release in India.

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August 15, 2013 /

It’s been long time since the previous update from Microsoft for windows Phone and it finally around the corner now. GDR 2(General Distribution Release 2). However the release is still small and not many major OS updates could be seen. Still it is a welcome release, after all something is better than nothing.

Also this update is going to be combined with Nokia’s Amber update. Which over all seems to be pretty good update for the Lumia devices. Let me list what all you are going to get in these updates.

Amber Update

  1. Better Battery life (those who got it say: “battery felt much improved“)
  2. SMS and Call filters
  3. Glance screen settings (YouTube)
  4. Always-on clock
  5. Double-tap to wake
  6. Smart Camera (YouTube)
  7. Lotus Notes Traveler account support
  8. Display + Touch enhancements (Lumia Color Profile)
  9. Up to 3200 ISO support
  10. Less noise
  11. Enhanced color profile
  12. Image quality improvements
  13. Shutter button can be used for opening Nokia Smart Cam.
  14. Flip to silence.

Here’s a small demo video for the Amber update:

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December 15, 2012 /

There are a number of maps out there for the smartphones to choose from. Some of the most common are: Google Maps: These are available for all the smartphones. If you don’t want to use the app…then you can always use the web version. Apple Maps: These are the Proprietary Maps developed by Apple and are available only for the IOS devices. Nokia Drive: Available for Windows phone 7 and 8. Also there are others available  like Nokia Maps(HERE) for the Symbian devices and can also be used as a web version. And the Samsung LBS (Route 66), well never…

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November 27, 2012 /

OK…So Mozilla released the Firefox OS Emulator(alpha version) for smartphones.Well there seems to be coming so many new smartphone OS. And this one is again an Open source one just like Android. Also it looks somewhat similar to Android. Lets start with some screenshots. View the Slideshow of the OS first view: Firefox OS VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL Will be telling more about the Emulator later….and soon.

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