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Microsoft rebrands its Bing Suite of apps to ‘MSN’ on Windows Phone (& Windows 8.1)

MSN launch

MSN from Microsoft is back and its new form is taking over the Web and Windows & Windows Phone 8.1 devices. Earlier this month, we saw a new avatar of MSN (msn.com) under preview and now that new avatar is officially rolling to more than 425 million people in over 50 countries around the world that come to the site each month. Windows & Windows Phone 8.1 device on the other side are seeing their Bing suite of apps getting converted to MSN ones.

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Microsoft sends out press invites for an ‘October 1st’ event in India – Lumia 730, 830 (& mostly 930) inbound

Lumia 830 India

A couple of days back we covered that Microsoft might announce Nokia Lumia 730, 830 and 930 at an event scheduled on 30th Sept in India where Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella would also be present but not much was known about it officially.

However the veils are now off, as Microsoft has started sending press invites for an event scheduled on 1st October in India. So if you have been holding for the next generation Lumia’s to hit the market then your wait is almost over. On the cards are Microsoft’s recently announced Lumia 730 and Lumia 830. Lumia 930 can very well make an appearance too as we have seen the device re-appear at official Nokia Online Store recently.

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In Love with this Video – Catz using Lumia 930

Lumia 930 and Cats

If there is anything that people like the most on Internet then it’s CATS and when you have those CATS using a Lumia, you can only fall in Love. Check out this fan made video by Mia Mullarkey filmed entirely on the Nokia Lumia 930 for the SMW Creative Contest, in partnership with Microsoft.

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Nokia Lumia 730, 830 and 930 all set to enter India very soon (October)

Nokia Lumia 830 India image

Update (30 Sept) – Press invites from Microsoft are now going out for an event scheduled on 1st of October. Read more about it at the link below.



It has been kind of a long wait but the new breed of Lumia’s viz. Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 will soon be seen entering Indian market. The surprise package here is the side by side launch of earlier cancelled cum delayed Lumia 930. The confirmation to this comes via the official Nokia India Online store which has now listed Lumia 930 as coming soon alongside Lumia 730 and Lumia 830.

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‘Flipboard’ goes live for Windows Phone 8.1 devices

Flipboard for Windows Phone 8.1 image 3

Flipboard, the magazine styled news reader has finally gone live after about a year of announcement for Windows Phone 8.1 devices . It’s quite a popular app and if it has been on your pending list then it’s time to hit the download button below.

One gripe though, the app is only compatible with 1GB RAM devices & more at this moment. So if you are holding a 512MB RAM device then unfortunately you will have to give it a pass for now.

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(Updated) Developer Preview version 8.10.14176.243 is now rolling out to Windows Phone devices


Update 1 (26th Sept) – Microsoft started rolling Lumia Cyan for DP devices after fixing the glitch (BitLocker issue) in the latest DP update and the first batch saw its release on 25th Sept. Now today Microsoft has officially confirmed Lumia Cyan roll-out for 100 more Device/Operator Combos. Have you been lucky to get the update?

Update (25th Sept)The latest DP update (8.10.14176.243) is coming coupled with Lumia Cyan for many. Our reader Lubos has confirmed the same with us via the comments section, where he mentions that he received a single update and on updation found that Lumia Cyan was installed too. Thanks Lubos for the heads-up!

A couple of days back we saw Joe Belfiore from Microsoft tweeting about a new Developer Preview update hitting Windows Phone devices this week and that update has now gone live!

The subject update as we covered earlier is intended to fix issues pertaining to Storage installation problems (error 80188308), will enable Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 support for HTC devices and contains fixes pertaining to BitLocker issue which will result in Lumia Cyan roll-out to more Developer Preview devices.

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‘UC Browser’ for Windows Phone gets a biggie update, sees complete overhaul!

UC Browser for Windows Phone 8

Welcome to a whole new experience of browsing on your Windows Phone. UC Browser, one of the first browsers to join the WP ecosystem and present right from the beginning has seen continuous updates over time making it better and better and today the app sees its biggest update yet completely overhauling the UI and adding a host of new features.

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‘Facebook’ for Windows Phone gets a new update

Facebook for Windows Phone 8.1

Update – Post the latest FB update, the resuming screen has disappeared and the app now opens up instantly. The resuming screen now only appears when you use the ‘Task switcher’ to open the app whereas there is no lag (or resuming screen) when you open the app from Start-screen. That’s one critical update, one that seems to be using the new 8.1 APIs.

The official Facebook app from Microsoft for Windows Phone has got a new update today. The change-log is scarce and reads ‘performance improvements and bug-fixes‘ so there is not much in tow. Read More…

A new ‘Developer Preview Update’ is scheduled to hit your Windows Phone devices this week

New Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview Update

After getting used to frequent updates on Developer Preview, the last few weeks have been lull with no new updates but this dry patch will soon be getting over, as Joe Belfiore from Microsoft has tweeted saying a new update for Developer Preview devices is on its way.

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