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    The image above, folks, is the clearest image we've seen thus far of what may be called the HTC One M8 for Windows (according to one of the latest rumors). This HTC One M8 for Windows image doesn't tell us much by itself, but there's a lot of accompanying information that helps us understand more clearly what we could be seeing launched on August 19. According to uncited sources of Neowin, here are the specs HTC has gone with for its Windows Phone-running flagship: Windows Phone 8.1 2.3 GHz quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 32 GB internal storage; micro SD (up to 128 GB) 2 GB of RAM ...

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    It seems one of the new trends in the tech world is to copy Snapchat. The company, valued in the billions of dollars, has seen its product influence services such as Facebook's Slingshot and Instagram's Bolt, and the latest app to draw inspiration from it is the Microsoft WindUp Windows Phone app. The app, published by Microsoft Research on the Windows Phone Store, lets you send self-destructing messages (with a timer) to your friends -- and not-so-friends, if that's your thing. Picture and video messages can be sent, along with regular text. You can also share voice recordings, which does ...

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    Microsoft has been doing a great job in bringing Windows Phone 8.1 to its existing smartphone install base. This sadly only applies to unlocked models, as some carriers haven't pushed these updates to their devices as fast as we'd like. Still, the amount of changes in Windows Phone 8.1 is significant, and AT&T has just announced some love for its best Windows Phone yet. As of today the Nokia Lumia 1020 should receive its update for Windows Phone 8.1. This follows the updates that have reached other devices like the Nokia Lumia 925, Lumia 635, Lumia 1520, and Lumia 520. The update ...

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    Microsoft has already given us a couple of teasers on what to expect for its IFA press event in Berlin. Yes, we are expecting the rumored Lumia 730 selfie phone, but another device in our radar is the Lumia 830. It's easy to assume that this is just the evolution to Nokia's mid-tier Lumia 820 from two years ago, but recent reports claimed that it was no slouch, and today's batch of rumors talks about more than one device. Sources claim that the Lumia 830 will not be a Verizon exclusive, but it will be a different device for each US carrier it launches on. The device will apparently be sold ...

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    The only thing smarter than a voice assistant is having it be able to control more than just your phone. Home automation is clearly part one of Google's major plans for the future when acquiring a company like Nest, but it's hard to predict how far away that project is. A company that's already hard at work on a finalized product is Microsoft, and rumors even talk about Cortana being part of the deal. Microsoft Asia is reportedly working with an un-named, multi-national smart home giant on bringing us some voice-controled home automation. The report claims that Microsoft is working hard on ...

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    Microsoft is already teasing what to expect for its IFA 2014 event. We know that devices like the rumored Nokia Lumia 730 might be part of the show, and its "selfie phone" capabilities will be the big news here. Still, Nokia is famous for not launching just one device at its events, and another device we've been following is the Nokia Lumia 830. This Lumia 830 would be the successor to the old Lumia 820 that saw the light of day a couple of years ago. We've seen some leaked photos that proved to be a tad controversial as we did see a camera hump that's similar to what we currently know on ...

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    Updated with time codes, new streaming portals, and links to the high-quality version. Skip past the YouTube embed and download your very own copy of this week's podcast. Enjoy! Thanks to our new Blackphone review devices, we're already halfway off the grid ... or at least, halfway buried under Post-It notes littered with passwords, which is almost the same thing. Before we get too stealthy, though, we're hosting us a little show. Some of you might know it as the mobile technology podcast that's gone 108 episodes without missing a single week (accurate). Others might know it as the last ...

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    We've been steadily hearing rumors of Nokia's Lumia 730, or "Superman," as an early leak of codenames had it. Now we've been handed a behemoth of info in a full Nokia Lumia 730 specs leak, which pretty much confirms this device's midranger status. The phone will allegedly house a 4.7-inch display with a likely FWVGA (854 x 480), but possibly 720p resolution. It'll have 1GB of RAM, a quad-core processor with an unknown make and clock speed (though it's likely a Snapdragon 400 between 1.6 and 1.7 GHz), 8GB of internal storage, and expansion through microSD up to an extra 128 GB. As for ...

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    Capacitive displays have become mainstream ever since Apple launched the first-generation iPhone in 2007. Apple did prove a point that having hardware buttons poised a challenge to smartphone makers since you can't really change these buttons when another cool idea emerges years later. Sadly, the biggest challenge with a glass display is that you can't really operate it without looking at it, so things like gaming can leave you with a cumbersome experience; something that Microsoft wants to fix. Microsoft Research is currently working on a new technology that brings haptic feedback to ...

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    Looking for our original Dell Venue Pro review from 2011? Check it out here. Wondering about the tablet family with the same name from 2013? Peep this. Want a sweet nostalgia trip? See below. • There was a time when manufacturers still pushed the boundaries of industrial design, when Windows Phone was the newest smartphone platform around, and Dell still called itself a smartphone maker. These were the days of WVGA displays being sold as "high resolution," of 3G masquerading as 4G, of 5-megapixel primary cameras and QWERTY keyboards with individual spring-loaded plastic keys. Into ...

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    As Microsoft and its partners continue to roll out Windows Phone 8.1, and even the new Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 to existing devices, the last thing we ever expected to find was a case of an eligible product that won't receive these updates. One of the beauties of the Windows Phone 8 evolution was supposed to be that any device running it would not face any software obsolescence issues. Sadly the news today is that not everything is perfect, and this is sad news for some HTC customers. Surely the HTC 8S (known also as the HTC Windows Phone 8S) didn't take the world by storm, and such was ...

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    Microsoft's launch of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 is clearly more than just a simple step in the right direction. The amount of changes included in the update are significant enough to warrant for another "dot," though Microsoft decided to keep this conservative. That said; as more users continue to receive the update, new details on its features emerge. One of the most praised changes is that now Microsoft gives you the option to select how you'd like to share your Internet connection. In the past you were only given the option to share your connection through Wi-Fi, which is the most ...

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    As much as we struggle to keep BlackBerry alive in our feeds, the company isn't doing the best job in helping us reach that goal. BlackBerry is more of an uncertainty than it is the aspiring line of products that most of us drooled for in the past. That said, BBM has been doing a decent job in gaining some cross-platform glory, and the next frontier is Windows Phone. The company recently launched BBM beta for Windows Phone devices, but as a closed beta for only a few. Today BlackBerry has launched BBM as a public beta for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices and the list of ...

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    The great thing about today's approach to mobile voice assistants is that the service lies in the cloud, and as such, can be updated periodically with more features. We've seen both Google and Apple be quite aggressive with the updates they've provided to Google Voice Search and Siri respectively, and now Microsoft takes an extra step. The company has just launched new updates to Cortana, and if you haven't noticed, here are a few new tricks. You can now ask Cortana how old Bill Gates is, and the service will respond verbally, something that has made Google's Voice Search famous for years. ...

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    Microsoft's launch of Windows Phone 8.1 has proven to be as cool as it is odd. We do praise everything we've seen in our extensive review coverage, but that doesn't change the fact that the company has only launched a few devices running it. If you're wondering when we'll see some dedicated Windows Phone 8.1 hardware, the answer could be just around the corner. Sources close to Microsoft mention that Stephen Elop showed off two devices in an internal company meeting last week. The first of the two is apparently codename "Superman," and according to the source, is Microsoft's selfie phone ...

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