Rumor: Separate App Volume Coming to Windows Phone 8.1

One of the leftover grips about the Windows Phone OS is the lack of a separate volume control for notifications/ringer and application volume. Now according to a leak from WPbar in China on the new build this ability to control these volume separately will be included in Window Phone 8.1. Above you see what is claimed to be a leaked screenshot from the new build of Windows Phone. The top bar is the ringer/notification volume while the...

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Goodbye SkyDrive, Hello OneDrive

If you recall earlier last year, Microsoft was taken to court by  British Sky Broadcasting Group for using the name "SkyDrive" claiming that it infringed on the "Sky" trademark. (SkyDrive is the place where all Windows Phones back up in the cloud, and it also has apps for Android, iOS, and the web.) Because of this litigation, Microsoft is changing the name of SkyDrive to OneDrive. Microsoft promises that this transition will be...

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Nokia Normandy Pops Up on Vietnamese Site Claims Google Suite Access

In a odd turn of events, the rumored Nokia Normandy has shown up on retail site The Gioididong.com.  While it is supporting specs we have already heard, this is claiming something entirely new - that this device will have access to the entire suite of Google apps. This includes Google Play, Google Search, Google Now, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar. Really? Not only is the site claiming it would have Google apps, it also says that the...

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Google and Samsung Sign Agreement to Share Tech Secrets

Samsung and Google's dependency on each other in the mobile sector just became a little more official with a global patent cross license agreement agreement signed by both parties.  As per the terms of this agreement, Samsung and Google can not only freely use each others patented ideas, they are also free to "gain access to each other’s industry-leading patent portfolios." This agreement will last 10 years and covers not only current...

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KitKat Update Coming to the HTC One Soon in the US

Have the flagship HTC One and starting to wonder it you will ever see the Android KitKat update?  Well, wonder no more; according to reports from HTC themselves, they have sent the Android 4.4 (aka KitKat) to AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint.  This means that all the major carriers in the US are currently testing this update as we speak. While carrier certification can be a long and drawn out process it is expected that all...

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