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Nokia Bandit: a 6-inch giant Windows Phone coming soon

Nokia is planning a big-screen Windows Phone for release later this year. Sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the company is currently testing a 6-inch device with the latest version of Windows Phone. Codenamed "Bandit," the handset includes a 1080p display and a …

Apple store now an Apple bore?

Apple stores have attracted critical reviews lately. Sales per square foot are down. But a visit to a store suggests that it's the lack of new products that makes for a tougher environment.<p>I'd heard Apple stores were in serious trouble.<p>According to the Wall Street Journal, they glow less brightly. …

Meet the Windows Phone developers risking everything to save Microsoft's platform

Windows Phone might have over 160,000 apps, but there are still some big names missing. Microsoft has tried to bridge the app gap between iOS / Android and Windows Phone, but much of the innovation is coming from developers who are creating unofficial third-party Windows Phone versions of the most …

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Nokia Lumia 1020 Daylight Images And Camera Overview

When Nokia launched the Lumia 1020, the second iteration of the Finnish handset maker’s 41MP “PureView” camera technology, media coverage centered on the phone’s ability to pump out huge 7136 x 5360 pixel image files. An impressive feat indeed, but as any veteran of the camera industry’s megapixel …

Nokia said to hold event in NYC on September 26-27

Nokia may be gearing up for another event at the end of September, says Windows Phone Central. What will be on the agenda?<p>Nokia will hold a two-day event in New York on September 26 and 27, according to the folks at Windows Phone Central. No details were spilled as to the nature or topic of the …

Nokia Aims to Pwn All Camera Phones With 41-Megapixel Lumia 1020

Nokia has finally married its 41-megapixel PureView camera technology with Windows Phone. The result: Nokia's Lumia 1020, a smartphone that …

Mobile Technology

Nokia Lumia 1020: The Best Damn Smartphone Camera Money Can Buy [Review]

Nokia’s Lumia 1020 is a smartphone running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system.<p>No, wait. It’s a 41-megapixel camera jam-packed with everything you might ever need from the best DSLR point-and-shoot devices.<p>Wait, wait, wait. It’s a smartphone because it can use apps, make phones …

How to Do a Clean Windows 8 Install

1. Back That Thang Up<p>2. Restart #1<p>3. The Start of Something New<p>4. Back To Basics<p>5. Product Key<p>6. Acceptance Is Key<p>7. Custom Job<p>8. Drive Options<p>9. Out …

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Zune 2.0: is Microsoft making the same mistakes with Surface RT?

History is in danger of repeating itself<p>Back in June of last year, Microsoft started teasing a "major announcement" that would soon be revealed as its first tablet: the Surface RT. There was an air of excitement, and the expectation that Microsoft might be able to tackle the iPad head-on with a …

Could Skype Offer Salvation For Windows Phone?

The smartphone market is slowing, and it spells opportunity for Microsoft.<p>Verizon is on the hook for roughly $23.5 billion in payments to Apple for iPhones it can’t sell, suggesting that the talismanic smartphone is losing some of its allure. Meanwhile, AT&T and T-Mobile have rolled out new …

Nokia sales chief says Lumia marketing is still a work in progress (interview)

The Nokia 1020 is the best smartphone camera I’ve ever used. This is something I can say with complete confidence after spending a few hours with the device this week and looking at more of its sample pictures today.<p>But Nokia’s problem so far hasn’t been smartphone technology — it’s been getting …

FBI director nominee calls whistleblowers 'critical element of functioning democracy'

As conflicting reports emerge about the political status of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden today, President Obama's new pick to lead the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey, just told a US Senate committee that he believes whistleblowers in the FBI are "a critical element of a …

Surveillance

Microsoft and Nokia launch Music Mix Party, let friends share a streaming Xbox playlist (video)

We've seen a few attempts at shared audio streaming, but many of these depend on specialized apps or hardware. Microsoft and Nokia could clear that hurdle with their newly launched Nokia Music Mix Party, which leans on what many of us have at home. Xbox 360 owners with an Xbox Live Gold …

Faced With Sluggish Surface Sales, Microsoft Is Pulling Out Its Secret Weapon For Enterprises

Things haven't worked out that way. So Microsoft is bringing in experts that know how to get enterprises to buy tech products.<p>On Monday, Microsoft said it's now selling Surface Pro and Surface RT through several of its largest reseller partners, which sell products in bulk to enterprises, as …

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Nokia to buy Siemens stake in joint telecom equipment venture

Nokia is poised to buy out German partner Siemens for its 50 percent share of their joint Nokia Siemens Networks telecom equipment business, report <i>Bloomberg</i> and the <i>Wall Street Journal.</i> According to the reports, the Finnish cellphone maker will pay less than €2 billion (€1.7 billion, or $2.21 …

Mobile Technology

The Bing challenge: with iOS 7 and Windows 8.1, search could be Microsoft's new platform

Redmond opens up to developers to take on Google<p>Earlier this year, the head of Microsoft's search team, Qi Lu, unveiled a new approach for Bing: the concept of a broad search platform that could feed into Microsoft's own products and third-party offerings. It seemed ambitious, and certainly felt …

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First battery benchmarks show Snapdragon 800 is a frugal beast

<i>The new LTE-A version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 was compared to its competitors in a series of benchmarks. The results show that the Snapdragon 800 version consumes the same or less power than the Exynos 5 Octa version and other competitors.</i><p>A Korean website tested the battery life of the new LTE-A …

Phones

Xbox Music web version launches today

As teased by Microsoft last week, you can now get your Xbox Music fix on a browser (and non-MS hardware) starting today. The service has now gone live over at music.xbox.com, offering up a music interface similar to its recent Windows 8 app refresh. It's also curiously able to play music across …

Rival mobile browsers chip away at Safari's lead

Opera Mini, Chrome, and Internet Explorer each gained some share of mobile-browser usage in June at the expense of Apple's leading Safari. Also: on PCs, Chrome cuts into Firefox share.<p>Safari, the top browser in terms of mobile usage, lost a little share to three rivals in June.<p>The Apple browser …

NBA Finals Shootaround: The Gospel of King James

<i>So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You’ll find takes on moments you might’ve missed</i> …

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Why the Heat’s Big Three Are Champions and the NBA’s Star System Works

Stars win or lose basketball games in the postseason. That’s what everyone says, anyway. They play more minutes as the stakes rise and coaches shrink …

NBA

Microsoft Turns On Its First Carrier-Billing Deal For The Windows Phone Store With Bango, In Indonesia

Microsoft, unveiling a raft of product annoucements at its Build conference this week, is also making some advances further afield. Today, Bango, the UK-based mobile payments and analytics company that works with companies like Facebook, Amazon, Blackberry and Google so that app purchases can be …

Telefónica Partners With Microsoft To Promote Windows Phone 8

Major mobile network operator Telefónica is partnering with Microsoft to double-down on Windows Phone 8 and launch an ‘enhanced marketing effort’ to boost handset sales running the mobile operating system.<p>Telefónica confirmed it would step up its advertising in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, …

Sony’s Vaio Pro 13 Takes on MacBook Air, and Mostly Delivers

When it comes to laptop-buying advice, Apple’s MacBook Air is a pretty easy recommendation. It’s lightweight, fast and has solid battery life. But …

MacBook Air

Skype built into final Windows 8.1 version, Microsoft drops existing Messaging app

Microsoft is making use of its Skype acquisition for Windows 8.1, opting to bundle it into a final version of the OS. Existing preview versions of Windows 8.1 do not include the traditional built-in Messaging app. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the final …

All screens great and small: Windows 8.1 on an 8-inch slate and two Retina Display competitors

Microsoft's Windows 8 introduced some interesting new user interface paradigms, but it did so on a very limited selection of screens. To have a compelling touch experience, you pretty much needed to have a laptop or tablet with a low-resolution display larger than 10 inches. Here at the company's …

Microsoft teases Windows 8 apps on Xbox One, says devs get a 'head start' by building now

Microsoft's Build developers conference in San Francisco has mainly focused on Windows 8.1 so far, but the company spent a few minutes talking about the future Xbox One development platform on Thursday. Steve Guggenheimer, vice president of Microsoft's Developer and Platform Evangelism group, …

Microsoft Sees Its Next Big Thing In The Internet Of Things

It’s not often that you see Microsoft ahead of the curve. Its recent history is replete with stubbed toes and dropped balls — such as, for instance, missing the early significance of the Internet. Or mobile. Or tablets.<p>But the company’s news that it is opening up its Bing search engine to …