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    It's not Lytro-like light-field camera, but it's as close as it gets, on your regular smartphone, given it is powered by Windows Phone, and it's a Lumia made by Nokia. The Refocus app from Nokia is now available and it allows you to basically snap a picture now, without worrying about focus, and focus on objects later, again and again. In order to get the best results, you should aim to capture "scenes with a great contrast in the depth of field, like macro shots". The way this works is simple: Nokia Refocus captures two-to-eight independent images of the scene, each at five megapixels, ...

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    If you're on AT&T and you're rocking a Nokia Lumia 920, or 820, chances are you've been waiting for quite some time to get your hands on the Amber package for your phone. Good news: you don't have to wait anymore, if the forum post above turns out to be true. October 10, which is today, is when Microsoft should flip the switch on the refresh. As we've learned from the Community Manager, AT&T has finalized the testing of the refresh, and you should be notified of its existence, on your phone, starting today. The Amber package is what comes out of the box on more recent Lumia phones, ...

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    If you have a Lumia 920, chances are you've already received your Amber update alongside Windows Phone 8 GDR2. That is if you have an unlocked device. How about those on AT&T? Users are still eagerly waiting for the software refresh, but, it is reassuring to know, it's on its way! According to this AT&T forum post, the Amber package should arrive within the coming weeks. ...at least that's the information shared by the Community Manager. To quote him on that: "We are nearing the final stages of testing and expect the GDR2/Amber update to be available in the coming weeks." We're not ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Nokia Amber update, and the devices that can get it. We later go through the sad news that Google has once-again blocked Microsoft's YouTube app for Windows Phone 8. Next we go through the red HTC One, which is launching exclusive to just one carrier, aside from some leaks of a project HTC had to allow you to customize your phone. We continue with some Sony Honami rumors that include 4K video recording. We end today's news talking about the possible launch dates of iOS 7, aside from Apple's NFC patent. All this and more after the break. ...

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    While Windows Phone 8 users in general have been looking forward to this summer's GDR2 update, those with Nokia phones have had a little extra icing on their cake, with the promise of Nokia's Amber software update. While phones like the 925 have been running Amber out of the box, we've been waiting for the day when other Lumias could start joining in on the fun. Rumors suggested we'd finally see distribution get underway this month, and sure enough, today Nokia announced the start of its Amber roll-out. As we've mentioned before, Amber introduces features like flip-to-silence, ...

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    We had an interesting bit of synchronicity crop up in the offices of Pocketnow -and in the recording studios of our weekly tech podcast- this week: we're simultaneously in possession of one of the thinnest, newest tablets in the world - and one of the clunkiest, oldest ones. The interesting part about the latter: it never officially existed. We'll talk about that, plus rumors of yet another mini-Galaxy that ain't bashful about skimping on specs, and a Motorola smartphone that's all-American from design to manufacture. We'll also cover rumors of a newer, flatter iOS 7 as well as updates to ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the possibility of a blue or red HTC One. We later talk about Google's new Gmail revamp and what this means to your email experience. Samsung is next as we have some leaked specs of the Galaxy S 4 Zoom and Active and this is both bad and good respectively. Then we talk about Nokia and the leaks of their Amber Windows Phone 8 update. We end today's show talking about Tim Cook's remarks that iOS 7 will be launched at WWDC. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Blue HTC One coming soon, claims report - HTC talks strategic advantage of ...

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    We've been teased for the last couple of weeks with a unique Windows Phone 8 update that Nokia will bring to their Lumia line-up with the idea of bringing additional features to both new, and even existing Lumia hardware. Alongside with the announcement of the Nokia Lumia 925, the company has also announced that their "Nokia Amber" update should reach all current Nokia Lumia handsets in July as part of their GDR2 update to Windows Phone 8. Among the features, this update brings FM radio support to ever Lumia except for the 620, which doesn't include the hardware capabilities for FM Radio. ...

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