Nokia and its love for Music

8 Apr , 2014  

Nokia and its love for Music

No this is not about Nokia’s Mix Radio service, although it is somewhat connected to that. Remember this video from the Nokia Lumia 1520


Its a live performance by Niila recorded with a bunch of Nokia Lumia 1520’s. I went in search of the original work of the same and found these

Niila just has 5 videos till date and less than 300 subscribers in his YouTube. Just think of the Nokia’s advertisements and device promo videos for a moment, all of them has great music! Like all of them! I am amazed how Nokia takes the time and effort to do this, to find great music even from less famous artists. I never knew him before the 1520 video. And also the Balance by Future Islands, is also another example of, Nokia and its love for Music.

This one above is just a child humming, yet it has a soul. Its brilliant.

This one is just a clicking sound or something, yet it has something in it. We at NokiaTips love the love Nokia has for Music <3, and the Dolby Mobile support, and the new worlds first Dolby 5.1 in the Nokia Lumia 930, and soon in the Nokia Lumia 1520, are emphasizing the same.


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Apps,Review,Windows Phone

Casts – a beautiful beta app in the podcast segment

7 Apr , 2014  

Casts – a beautiful beta app in the podcast segment

There is a new podcast app coming in the Windows Phone 8.1, but that is still a month away. We are super fans of Podcast Lounge for its features and usability. And there is another player here, Casts. Casts is a podcast app and its currently free and its a beta.

So if you’re ready to test it, go grab it. After all its free, there is nothing stopping you from giving it a try. And remember its in beta still, so go easy if you find any bugs. And do report it to the dev 🙂








or scan the QR Code..


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News,Windows Phone

Windows Phone 8.1 has search feature for Text Messages, Finally!

7 Apr , 2014  


A reddit user just discovered while trying the new SDK that Windows Phone 8.1 has now search feature for text message. It’s a very basic feature yet it was dumped in Windows Phone 7 and 8. Search feature in text messages is quite handy while searching for a particular text, let it be related to your registration Id from some service or important texts from your friends/family.

Some users in the comments are also claiming that you will be able to search for text messages using Cortana voice commands, like “Show texts from my wife”.

There are so many little things that keep coming out of Windows Phone 8.1. Let’s see what else Microsoft has packed inside Windows Phone 8.1 for your Lumia. 🙂

Source: reddit

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Apps,News,Useful,Windows Phone

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.


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NokiaTips in Windows Phone store


Review,Windows Phone

Lumia 525 Review – Best seller 520 has been future proofed

30 Mar , 2014  


Nokia announced the Lumia 520 at MWC 2013. This entry level budget smartphone, with an attractively  affordable price tag , broke all the previous records of Lumia with record sales numbers in popular markets. Lumia 520 was a great value for money product, but a small thing that was highly criticized, which applies to all the X20 series phones below 820, the 512MB RAM it ships with. Some apps/games  in Windows Phone store require 1GB of minimum RAM. So despite of having a capable GPU, Lumia 520 cannot run those games.  To overcome this problem, Nokia released a small revision and hence the name Lumia 525.  And in the process it has just future proofed the best selling Windows Phone ever.

Nokia launched Lumia 525 in India in second week of January , 2014 with great price tag of Rs. 10,399.  The main improvement was 1 GB RAM so that it can support all the games and app available in Store. Lumia 525 was targeted to be a budget smartphone for gaming, and for the users moving from a feature phone to a smartphone for the first time. It was launched with free Gameloft games worth Rs. 2025/- .



  • Good build quality and Design
  • Pretty Decent Camera
  • Offline HERE maps & navigation
  • Super-sensitive touch
  • Good performance for the price ratio


  • No front camera
  • No camera flash
  • Outdoor display visibility
  • 8GB inbuilt memory

Read more for the detailed review.


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Apps,Review,Windows Phone

Instatic – A full blown Instagram Statistic viewer for Windows Phone

19 Mar , 2014  

Remember the time we talked about UnfollowSpy back a little while? Now there is something better than that (it depends upon what you want out of them, more about it on a bit), called Instatic.

Let me get one thing straight, UnfollowSpy is for you if you wish to get insights in a lite and easy way and also wish to have Twitter and Facebook statistics . Yeah i know that there is no Facebook support now, but its coming, its planned. Just use that and exit this post now. But if you wish to have both the apps running for the other services UnfollowSpy has to offer, and also wish to have even more detailed insight on your Instagram account than what Unfollowspy has to offer, read on. And by no means i favour one over the other, both are awesome! it just comes to what you’re looking for.

First thins first, you have to login with an Instagram account, its simple. And then comes the sad part, first time load. Wait quite a long while for the app to get the stats from Instagram and to analyse and to work on it and present it to you. Depending on the followers, following and post and likes the wait time will vary. Thankfully you can tell it not to update on startup and can reduce various stuffs under the settings to load it faster, given that you’re okay with stats not so deep. If you see the settings page yourself, you’ll get what i am saying. Everything is simple and easy.

You first see the dashboard, from where you can move around

Instatic Dashboard


The app gives a very detailed analysis without annoying you like some other apps, you do get one notification that suggests to follow the app’s Instagram account, which you can opt to neglect. The app is fully functional, has a great UI and UX, it just works as you expect. Does what it says in a sweet manner, if you are a heavy Instagram user and care for stats, go for it. There are several packages which you can unlock the features of the app, and you can also get the total pack which includes all the feature and also gets rid of the advts. Its a very little price to pay for an app this good, its also a good way to support the dev.


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