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Lumia 1020 at Rs. 19,999 at Flipkart Today

6 Oct , 2014  

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Flipkart is celebrating biggest online sale ever today and having huge discount on over 70 categories today.

They are selling Lumia 1020 at Rs. 19,999 (<$320) only and that’s a huge discount compared to other sellers.

Lumia 1020 is still a leader in smartphone photography and a must buy at this price if you like photography.

If you are interested in buying one, run fast to Flipkart and buy it before it goes out of stock. I got one for me. Are you getting one for you? 🙂

Link to Lumia 1020: http://kishan.co/1EjaIWw

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How To,Tips/Tricks,Windows Phone

Getting Cortana in India

12 Apr , 2014  

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So all around the Internet (or at least in the Windows Phone world) people are saying,

If you want Cortana outside of US, change your region to US.

This video suggest the same, and it also has a background audio which was used in the commercials for the Apple iPhone, how ironic.

We had other ideas, we thought of something else that works for now. I had an idea that Cortana might work if you keep your region  unchanged as India and you just change all the language settings into US, at least the Bing services works that way now.

But nope, you have to set everything to US to use Cortana. No other way, no other workaround. But we din’t stop there, we tested what we endorse as an alternative idea, but found that it didn’t work that way. They are right, you only can get Cortana if you fully choose US in everything. No playing cheaters with Microsoft 🙁

Sorry if that video kind of turned out to be bad, filmed  with a phone while i was trying out things, no script.

And here is a list of things that are coming with the Windows Phone 8.1, for you. You may or may not have seen this already, if you have seen some points already, fine. If something is new to you, viola! A new leak 🙂

  • Show your caller id to all/no one/contacts
  • You can use apps for video calling (sadly no operator video calls via front cam)
  • Speed Dial (swipe left when in the call history)
  •  The frequently used emoji’s is now represented with a heart symbol
  • Data Sense savings in IE – Off/Standard/High/Automatic
  • Reading View (with custom font sizes and background colors)
  • Ability to ask or even automatically remember passwords
  • Session from PC IE comes under the other pane, when you press tabs in WP IE
  • iCloud support, rejoice Apple users
  • You can view your download history now right from the phone without having to go into the windowsphone.ccom’s purchase history
  • App updates can be done automatically, with an option to only use WiFi for the task
  • Manually check for app updates within the Store app
  • Music app has a new headset flash screen
  • Features music, just like featured apps
  • New calender views, with the ability to show weather based on location
  • Battery saver, Music, Videos, storage Sense and FM Radio now shows up in the app list, but cannot be uninstalled
  • New Camera UI/View Finder
  • Select upto 5 shortcuts to see in the viewfinder
  • Delete burst mode captures after specified periods of time
  • You can turn on or off, tap to capture a photo
  • Podcasts app, again you cannot uninstall it
  • App Deals can be presented via toasts by the Wallet app
  • Batch uninstall apps / batch move them to SD
  • Show More titles in the start screen, background image for the start screen tiles
  • Action Center, with custom notifications, even if the phone is locked
  • Auto reconnect WiFi along with WiFi sense
  • Under SIM settings, you can select from Global/LTE/GSM/UMTS/CDMA depending upon your hardware and carrier
  • VPN
  • Workplace accounts to use your personal phone as your BYOD work phone
  • Battery Saver shows the battery usage statics on per app basis
  • Connect to a projector via USB
  • Quite Hours, which only works if you have Cortana enabled
  • Advertising ID for Microsoft Targeted advertising
  • You can now hide the location indicator icon
  • GeoFence Monitor
  • USB data connection, and the ability to notify if your charger/charging source sucks
  • Swipe keyboard, auto emotion suggestion with  options to disable them
  • Narrator mode to read aloud, with an option to quickly toggle it on/off via “Vol Up + Start”
  • Zoom on web contents, even if the web page doesn’t want you doing so
  • Custom fonts & colors in the browser (Style, Effects, Color, Transparency –  in Background/Window/Font)
  • Navigation bar color customization if your hardware doesn’t have a physical capacitative front keys
  • And Off Course, Cortana
  • Improved Maps integration in the OS level
  • You can choose from which time frame you can retrieve messages, previously all of your messaging history will be restored flooding your phone, unless you have deleted them via Outlook in web
  • You can now hide the porn images you have saved in your phone from appearing in your start screen, can shuffle images or can make the OS display images in the start screen tile in a row
  • Camera inbuilt is renamed into Microsoft Camera
  • Revamped Store.

Cortana

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NokiaTips is now available in the Windows Phone Store

6 Apr , 2014   Video

We are glad to announce the launch of Nokia Tip’s Windows Phone app, in the Windows Phone Store. With this app, you can interact with your NokiaTips site from your Lumia. Check out the video walk through to see the app in the action! You can do everything with the app, that you can do with the site. We hope you like it, and we would like to thank Christi for developing this app for us.

Screenshots

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NokiaTips in Windows Phone store

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Oxford Advanced Dictionary just went free in the WP Store

2 Mar , 2014  

Just a quick tip, that The Oxford Advanced Dictionary just went free with a partnership with myAppFree. Grab it now!

Store Link

Oxford Advanced Dictionary

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Apps,How To,Symbian

How to authorize Gravity to upload pic to your Filckr?

8 Dec , 2012  

No doubt, Gravity is one of the best Twitter clients out, it also features client for various other social service. Few may also be  unaware that they can use Gravity to upload images directly to their Flickr account.

Image upload feature supports several services  including Flickr but if you want to upload to your Flickr account you need to authorize your Flickr account with Gravity. So how to do it? If you go into Image Section > Settings, you will get a screen like below:

All you need to make gravity upload images to your flickr account is Flickr code.

How to get Flickr Code?

To get the Flickr Code, visit http://mobileways.de/flickr and you will be redirected to Flickr Authorization page.

Click on OK, I’LL AUTHORIZE IT.  You will be provided a code, put it inside Gravity’s Setting> Flickr Code. Gravity will show you a message, authorized, once code is verified online.

Okay, you’re done setting it up. Now keep uploading and flood your Flickr. 😉

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Nokia 808 PureView Tips (Part 3): How to capture low light pictures

26 Jun , 2012  

Nokia just shared 3rd video of its series of Nokia 808 PureView Photography Tips. The video shows how to take best images in low light condition. Have a look at the video

In Creative mode, you can select the ISO setting to be anything from 50 to 1600. The higher the ISO setting, the brighter the picture is under low-light conditions. It is also possible to set the ISO on automatic.

The best possible low-light performance is achieved when the camera is in PureView mode at 2/3, 5 or 8 megapixels. To allow exposure times of up to 2.7 seconds and to take “noise free” pictures in low light conditions, you can manually set the ISO low (e.g. 50). For the best results, it is recommended to use a tripod or similar support, or to select Auto ISO or Night mode.

Have you got your hands on PureView yet? 😀

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