Nokia appoints Rajeev Suri as the new President and CEO of Nokia, as effective from May 1st 2014. It talks about the vision carrying Nokia forward, now after the sales of the Devices and Services part of Nokia to Microsoft, here in the press release. It also has a press conference today at their Karaportti campus in Espoo, where they would talk about the same we guess.
We all knew it right from the time Symbian was sacked and Nokia was in a confusing state of how to move forward from there. For better or worse Stephen Elop the CEO of Nokia at that point in time chose to go with Microsoft’s Mobile Operating System the Windows Phone OS. If it had went towards the Android side, then there won’t be a Samsung now. If they have stayed with Symbian, who on earth will know what their stand might look like now. For better or worse, Symbian and Meego was sacked and Nokia went all-in with Windows Phone. More…
Spookies is a new game for Windows Phone which gets inspiration from the infamous Flappy Bird. Its nice and fun, and will keep you entertained for quite a while!
Check out the video above for the game play 🙂 You can get the app below
Check out the video above, and you’ll know what this post is all about. By mistake i used Movie Maker instead of my usual AVS and that screwed up the quality 🙁 Sorry for that. There seems to be a weired bug in existence with the SIM PIN feature of Windows Phone 8.1, it was not there up until Windows Phone 8. More about this feature here. I almost thought that i bricked my Lumia because of Windows Phone 8.1 for the first time. But hey, at least I’ve discovered this bug for the first time AFAIK 🙂 So if you happen to undergo the same, just calm down and remove your SIM and/or SD Card and see if that works! Might be a firmware problem with the proximity sensor too, you never know!
And its obvious that if you’ve installed apps in the SD Card, and if you remove it, the apps won’t work. But AFAIK there is no screen shots actually showing what really Windows Phone 8.1 shows you in that case, so here it goes the full resolution screen shot.
Look that its showing as ‘unavailable’
Apps are faded out, and are unclickable
Look at the ‘X’ mark near the 99, its NexGen Reader installed in SD
Hey wait, at the time of writing this i noticed some users are having issue with the Nokia Lumia Icon’s power button and has voiced this out in the WPC forum, but they can wake the phone up with the camera key at least. In my case, even camera key didn’t work 🙁 Now i’m not sure what the bug is and the reason behind it, because that was an Icon begin reported and also he mentions it might be an issue of dust clogging himself in the forum while mine is a 720 with no dust inside/outside the power button. After all it was fine all these time since i got this phone on April last year. By the way, wish my phone a happy first birthday 🙂
And also last night, i came across this amazing guy in Reddit, see what he has done with Cortana!
This is what that guy has to say about this on his blog
So why not take it a bit further? What about letting her control my lights – because, yes, giving an AI access to deadly electricity is a great idea (no, really, it is).
This uses a Netduino, Bluetooth module, and a normal 240v desk-lamp.
Its here after a while, Flipboard comes to Windows Phone. Personally, i stick with my NextGen Reader in phone and feedly cloud in desktop. But for the ones who wish to get the latest and greatest via Flipboard, you can do that now 🙂
As i said, i’m not a fan of Flipboard, and hence didn’t install the app myself. Just went through the app reviews and seems like its a fake app published under Flipboard for Windows Phone Publisher name. Still not sure what is going on 🙁 Let me update you once things are sorted out.