Tweet If you’re anything like us, when you first got hold of your Nokia Lumia you fell head over heels in love. Whether it was the sleek design or the awesome camera, Nokia Music or the Windows Phone OS, or any one of a dozen other reasons, it made your heart beat faster. Unsurprisingly, you’re not alone. A recent online survey conducted by Amplified Analytics, which asked over 142,000 people in the US about how happy they are with various smartphone brands, found that Nokia Lumia owners are the most satisfied . And like all passionate people, we want to share our enthusiasm with others. Question is how? What are the best ways to spread the Nokia Lumia and Windows Phone love, so more can enjoy our fantastic tech? Rate, review, read We all know that apps help an eco system flourish. The better the apps the more likely people are to use them, share them and talk about them. So, when you find an app you love why not tell the developer by rating it and reviewing it. If you think it needs improvement tell the developer why. These guys and girls work hard to create amazing innovations. We should do all we can to support and encourage them. Share your passion Another easy way is to share your passion . When someone asks about your Nokia Lumia, rather than giving them a simple answer, ask them why they’re curious? Once you get them talking you’ll get the chance to showoff the features they’re most likely to enjoy and you can chat about the things you love most. A smartphone win-win for both of you. Showcase your creativity Nokia’s the world’s largest manufacturer of digital cameras and it shows. Not only do Nokia Lumias’ have some of the best smartphone imaging tech on the planet, but some of the most original imaging apps too. So why not dazzle your friends and family with some low light photography action , a Cinemagraph or an incredibly smooth PureView video. Ask for apps Windows Phone Store already has over 120 000 certified apps and games, but if there’s one you want that’s not currently on the Windows Phone platform, why not ask for it? Developers love to hear people’s opinions and most are really easy to get hold of. If enough people tweet or email or Facebook message a developer, they’ll know it’s worth their time and effort to work on a product version for us. Use it to the max By putting your Nokia Lumia though its paces you’re helping to improve software updates and the next generations of devices. Send Microsoft usage reports. Submit bug reports for any applications that have issues. Make use of the Nokia Feedback app . All this goes towards making the Nokia Lumia and Windows Phone experience better. That’s some of our suggestions to help more people enjoy the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone experience. But what about yours? As ever, we’d love to hear them in the comments below.
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Tweet If you’ve got a Nokia Lumia 920, the likelihood is you love the camera. And you’re not alone, Mashable said of the world’s most innovative smartphone, “It runs like a dream and has one of the best cameras ever built into a smartphone.” Needless to say we’re in complete agreement. But, with such an incredibly sophisticated piece of kit, it can be tough get the most out of your Nokia Lumia 920 camera. Happily, Rankin Film Productions have teamed up with Nokia to give you some top tips. Here’s the first four of their videos plus another bonus tip. Everything you need to know about ISO If you can’t tell your ISO from your OIS, then this video will make everything crystal clear. Get to grips with exposure If the exposure setting are giving you headache, Alex from Rankin has the cure. Get creative with creative studio If you want to get even more out of the Nokia exclusive apps, Creative studio, today is your lucky day. Learn more about white balance Understanding white balance has got many a person in a muddle. If you’re one of them, this video explains all. Discover the easy way to snap and share Our final bonus video, from the guys and girls at Nokia Care, gives a couple of quick tips on how to snap and share your special moments more easily. Hopefully, these top tips will help you become an even better Nokia Lumia 920 photographer. If there’s any others you can think of, we’d love to hear them in the comments below.
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Tweet Gameloft is one of the most prolific and well-loved games developers across the whole range of Nokia phones, from feature phones like the new Nokia 301 , to our latest and greatest smartphones in the Lumia range. We met with Gameloft’s Nicolas Pochez in Barcelona to find out the latest from the company. It was good timing. Three of the company’s latest games, Asphalt 7 , Real Football 2013 and The Amazing Spider-Man went live in the Windows Phone Store recently. The releases mark the first of 12 titles for Windows Phone 8 smartphones scheduled for release over the next few months. “We aim to bring our top-selling games to the Windows Phone devices,” says Pochez. The 2013 line up will also include Ice Age Village and Dark Knight Rises. “I’m looking forward to seeing the games on the new hardware,” Pochez continues, “early signs are that performance will be extremely good.” Gameloft is also a prolific developer for Nokia’s Series 40 feature and smart phones with a strong presence on the Nokia Store. Here, once again, Asphalt is a key franchise for the company, though it finds that there’s a heavier proportion of casual games as opposed to arcade games. On Nokia Asha, Gameloft has put a lot of innovation into revenue models, with successful experiments in ‘try & buy’ and ‘free-to-play’ models. “We’re one of the only publishers using a ‘freemium’ model on Asha,” says Pochez. “The success of that has helped us to fund further development in Java gaming when many of our competitors are ramping it down. “So, for example, we have a game called ‘The Littlest Petshop’. It’s about – surprise, surprise – running a pet shop. Not to be stereotypical, but it’s especially popular with young girls. “We offer the game for free, so how do we make money out of it as a business? “You can buy your way through some of the more time-consuming aspects of the game with special tokens, bought with an in-app currency. Some people are time-poor and cash-rich, so this in-app buying progress suits them. “The other way to make money is by offering ways to expand the game by offering in-app purchases. For example new animals or furniture for the shop. “It’s meant that we need to adopt a new way of thinking about our games. They’re more like services we need to continue to feed and evolve, rather than final products we’re shipping out of the factory.” Finally, Pochez reveals that Gameloft is working with Nokia to improve the gaming experience by tapping into the different capabilities available on the Nokia platform. Gameloft won’t let us tell you any more about this just yet. But watch this space…
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Tweet You only have to check out the insane variety of tricks to see that snowboarding is one of the planet’s most creative sports. To help celebrate this aerial artistry, Nokia recently teamed up with Burton to challenge the world’s best visual artists to produce something amazing. The brief was simple: Use film, photography or art to show what makes snowboarding’s culture so special. The response was incredible, with nearly a thousand entries flooding in. As you’d expect there was an especially strong showing from photographers. But in the end there could be only one photography finalist, and that honour went to Stefanie Suchy for her photograph: ”Gabby Maiden mad because there is no snow in summer” Part of her prize was to jet off to Vail, Colorado, to photograph the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championship on her Nokia Lumia 920 . Now back in the Germany, we hooked up with her to find out more about her adventure, her photography and how she got on with her new smartphone. What made you enter the #NokiaxBurton and how did you feel when you discovered you were one of the two finalists? I got an email about the competition. I’ve always been into board sports, surfing and skateboarding, but never had a chance to check out the mountains. So when I heard about a huge snowboarding event, connected to two strong brands that have had a place in my life since I was thirteen, it just sounded like an awesome experience. I was also really inspired by the challenge of capturing everything on a mobile phone. Nowadays, it’s really easy to become a photographer by buying an expensive DSLR camera. Shooting with a mobile phone really proves whether you have a good eye for things. So, I was really curious to see if I could capture the atmosphere and lifestyle without hiding behind a big, bossy camera. What’s the story behind your winning entry? My picture is of Gabby Maiden, the first professional black female snowboarder and a really fun girl with a great personality. I met her in New Orleans on a shoot with Nikita Clothing. We spent a week in the sun with their snowboard crew and, even though we were just skating because there was no snow, the girls had a distinctive lifestyle. They made me love snowboarding before I even tried it. What do you think of Vail and the US Open? I spent some of the best days of my life there, not only because the guys from Nokia took such good care of us, but also because I was just blown away by the atmosphere, the energy, the nature and the muscle pain! I’ve never been in the mountains before, and probably after Vail, every other mountain I go to will disappoint me. I loved the contrast between the quiet nature and the intensity of the riders on the half pipe. I loved the hugs, chilling in the rider’s tent and the wild parties. It felt as if every emotion was mixed up with this crazy culture, and packed into the tiny village of Vail village, before being transformed into the mind-blowing jumps of the snowboarders. What were your first impressions of the Nokia Lumia 920? Which features most impressed you and why? I’m used to the iPhone 4S, so my first impression unpacking the Lumia 920 was that it was quite big. When I turned it on I understood why. It needs space for that amazing screen. It’s really clear and the picture looks as though it’s on the glass, not beneath it. As a very visual person, that really amazed me. I also love the layout, the graphics and the white fonts on black background. It looks like in a design magazine. Next thing I tried out was the camera. It was quite dark and I have to say that the photos the Lumia 920 takes in low light conditions are really impressive. And in daytime even more. Even shooting pictures of fast movements was no problem. When I was tracking the snowboarders in their jumps, I didn’t have one shaky picture. It’s really is proof that mobile phones can out-do your digital camera. I’m a bit worried I won’t use my DSLR as much now, because shooting on a phone with a good camera is just so much faster, easier and on point. Plus, you always have your phone in your pocket. Needless to say, we’re very happy to hear that Stef gave the Burton US Open, Vail and the Nokia Lumia 920 all such a big thumbs up. Now we’re looking forward to see what amazing images she produced with the world’s most innovative smartphone. If you are too, be sure to watch this space.
Click here to view the video on YouTube . Tweet Mobile Learning Week 2013 gets underway today, which is an initiative organised by UNESCO and supported by Nokia that explores how mobile devices can contribute to literacy and education. With more than six billion mobile subscriptions worldwide and twice as many people accessing the Internet from a mobile device as from a desktop computer, the potential for mobile learning to empower individuals is clearly huge. Mobile learning also plays a key role towards achieving UNESCO’s Education for All goals by 2015. Nokia leading the way Nokia has been working with UNESCO, the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural organisation, since 2010 on these Education for All targets and has also been a significant partner to help promote mobile learning. Nokia’s services and technology have been instrumental in getting many of UNESCO’s mobile learning initiatives off the ground in many countries. At UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week symposium in Paris this week, Nokia will be giving a keynote speech on Nokia Life , the suite of education and life services that has benefited over 90 million mobile phone users in countries such as India, China and Nigeria. There will also be demonstrations of two Nokia tools that have been developed to aid learning. Mobile Mathematics, or MoMaths, has already been used by 50,000 students in South Africa across 200 schools and is now being expanded as a global service. Nokia Flashcards, created in partnership with the NGO Plan , is a mobile game that supports literacy and language learning. It will be available for you to try out very soon on the Nokia Store ! Leading UNESCO’s work Professor Francesc Pedró is leading UNESCO’s work in education and technology. From his office in Paris, he spoke to Conversations about mobile learning, the part that Nokia has played and why it can ultimately benefit teachers, pupils and whole families. Can you quickly introduce mobile learning for us? UNESCO has been working in this area for the past two years. We wanted to explore how we could use existing devices, particularly for teachers and parents, to promote literacy and education. That was when mobile learning was mostly related to mobile phones but we have experienced a transformation of the concept of mobile learning since then. There are now opportunities offered by devices, like tablets, and if you look at the number of countries that are offering one-to-one initiatives using tablets or smartphones, then it is really an explosion. Currently, we are supporting countries in the exploration of mobile phones for learning purposes and we are doing this through the continuous professional development of teachers. Are there benefits to mobile learning that you might not get with traditional teaching? Mobile learning empowers the learner to continue learning because he or she will continue to be connected when they leave the classroom. Through mobile learning we are providing educational opportunities not just for the pupil but also for the family, household and social environment. We have seen this happening in a number of countries. Can you give us some examples of the initiatives where you are using mobile learning? In Pakistan we are using mobile learning to empower women and young girls and we have projects in continuous professional development in Nigeria, Senegal, Mexico and Pakistan. We are doing this to make sure that we support teachers in upgrading their skills. We are also using existing tools to provide teachers with access to videos on their mobile device that can be easily connected to a TV set so they can communicate this content in the classroom. There are many ways you can use the technology. What matters is that mobile learning is not one single thing, it is the idea of empowering individuals. What are the obstacles to mobile learning? The most important barrier is bandwidth. In harsh or remote areas where mobile learning could provide some wonderful opportunities we are ill-served either because we don’t have the devices or more importantly because there is not enough bandwidth or connectivity. Click here to view the video on YouTube . How has Nokia helped you? Nokia approached us three years ago precisely with the idea of supporting UNESCO to become a powerful voice in the area of mobile learning. Almost no one was talking about mobile learning then. Nokia has supported UNESCO financially and they have supported us in the review of existing initiatives all over the world. Thanks to the support of Nokia we are also launching the UNESCO policy guidelines on mobile learning this week. Nokia have made a very substantive contribution and we very much look forward to continuing this cooperation in the future.
Tweet You only have to hold a Nokia Lumia 820 in your hand to see it’s a fine example of industrial design. Hardly surprising when you consider Nokia’s heritage and the fact the company has been crafting mobile technology for nearly two decades. But time stands still for no company, and we’re always looking for ways to make the sublime even better. To do this with the Lumia 820 we’ve launched the Nokia Lumia 820 Design Challenge . Our aim? Simple, to challenge design’s brightest young stars to dazzle us. A swell shell One Lumia 820 feature that’s gained big thumbs up across the blogosphere is its multifaceted, multi-coloured shell. Whether it’s the wireless charging feature or the rainbow range of colours, owners are loving it. Happily it also offers a great canvas for designers in Finland, the US and the UK to make their mark. Head to head Between now and the 3 rd of February, we’ve asked students in three of the world’s most prestigious institutions to show us what they’ve got. Creative whizz kids in the Institute of Design and Fine Arts, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finland, Parsons, The New School for Design, New York, U.S.A. and Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London, UK will go head to head. The winner will be the designer who creates the most amazing new shell. And that’s where you come in. Once the competition closes on the 3 rd of February a jury of expert judges will shortlist fifteen designs. And then, we’ll be asking you, via our Nokia Facebook page, to vote for your favourite. A vote of confidence Your votes will count towards making design history. As for the designers themselves, well, the designer with the most votes will get the chance to kick start their career as a paid design intern with Nokia in London. What’s more, they’ll also win a Nokia Lumia 820 with their cover design, and a trip to Social Media Week in NYC. And if that wasn’t enough already, their design will be showcased and made available in limited quantities of fifty pieces each. It’s a great prize, but a tough challenge. To help inspire the guys and girls, why not tell us what you’d like to see on the back of a Lumia 820. Wild, wacky or just plain wonderful, it doesn’t matter. And who knows, when we showcase the shortlist for you to vote on in a couple of week’s time, your ideas might just be there.
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Tweet We love holidays almost as much as we love music . What better way, then, to celebrate both than to showcase a sparkling array of the most kitsch Christmas tunes ever. These records are, by definition, contrived and often even cheesy, but one man’s cheese is another man’s … erm … chalk. So sit back, grab a mince pie and thank Santa’s elves that Christmas records come out, but once a year. Wonderful Christmas time – Paul McCartney Lennon’s 1971 single Happy Xmas (War Is Over) had already garnered credibility and staying power before his erstwhile writing partner decided to have a shot at Christmas immortality. Fab Macca pulls out all the stops (sleigh bells, chimes etc.) and continues the descent into twee that would eventually lead to the Frog Chorus. Mistletoe and Wine – Cliff Richard Cliff Richard has had a great run on the UK singles charts where he has been part of four Christmas number ones in a career spanning five decades. Mistletoe and Wine, taken from the musical Scraps (where it was a pub song sung by a prostitute) and re-written to reflect Richard’s religious sensibilities, was the most successful and takes the cheesy biscuit. Pop fact- Richard’s failed 1999 Xmas bid “Millennium Prayer” actually has Jesus Christ credited as a lyricist as it features the words of the Lord’s Prayer. Last Christmas – Wham The most successful German Christmas single of all time, Wham’s 1984 single cover featured heartthrob Andrew Ridgeley in a reindeer outfit and George Michael dressed as Santa Claus. Need we say more? All I Want for Christmas – Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber First appearing on Carey’s 1994 Merry Christmas album, this is one of those incredibly catchy and relentlessly upbeat songs. Evidently this wasn’t enough. How could one make this song cheesier than it already was? Re-record it as a duet with current teen chart sensation Justin Bieber and film a video featuring Carey as a sexed up Elf. Do they know it’s Christmas? – Band Aid II Of the three recorded versions of this song people only tend to remember the original and then the recent update. Few can recall the 1989 Band Aid II travesty with production by Stock Aitkin and Waterman and featuring artists as diverse as Kylie Minogue AND Jason Donovan. The result jettisons the studied concern of the original and goes all out for re-creating I Should Be So Lucky. Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth – Bing Crosby and David Bowie This unlikely meeting of Ziggy Stardust and Bing Crosby happened in 1977, filmed as part of Crosby’s holiday special TV show and released as a single several years later. Whilst suitably impressed by the cojones required by both men in participating, the real kitsch-fest lies in the unusual dialogue between the two at the beginning. Driving Home For Christmas – Chris Rea Chris Rea’s 1988 hit apparently holds a place in the heart of businessmen and truck drivers heading home for to spend the holiday season with their loved ones. Unfortunately, it’s played so often on the radio in the countdown to Christmas Day it’s also akin to the Road to Hell for anyone stuck in a traffic jam on Christmas Eve. Christmas Wrapping – Spice Girls The title alone should be enough to guarantee it a place on the festive cheese board. Originally written and released in 1982 by Ohio based “The Waitresses”, it was re-recorded by the Spice Girls in 1998 (well two of them anyway, the record only features Baby and Sporty) complete with curd inducing new lyrics reflecting the current state of Spice World(“world tour, aeroplanes and babies.”). These are our choices for the kitsch Christmas tunes list, but what else deserves a mention? Everyone’s got a favourite, so why not get into the festive spirit by gifting us yours. In the meantime, we hope everyone has a wonderful holiday, musical or not. Image credit: Ozcast
Tweet Switch on the radio and it’s easy to get all down in the mouth about the bland-derivative tunes churned out, these days, by some musicians. But the fact is, if you know where to look , there’s more musical ingenuity out there than ever before. And we’re not just talking sounds – we mean gigs, promotion, the works! Here’s a few riffs to pique your interest from ten of the more gob-smackingly imaginative musicians around. 1. The Decemberists This is a video for the intertextual hipster generation: Michael Schur, the co-creator of TV comedy Parks and Recreation, has teamed with The Decemberists on their Calamity Song video to recreate the apocalyptic tennis match from David Foster Wallace’s enormous and (dare we say it?) unfilmable novel, Infinite Jest. Ambition, we bow to thee. 2. Jamiroquai In 2007, in an admirable attempt to match the gig-venue to the album-title, Jamiroquai played a set on board a Boeing 757 to promote their greatest hits compilation, High Times – geddit? They held onto the Highest Altitude Gig Ever accolade until James Blunt pipped their Gig In The Sky with his own effort in 2010 – but, no quibbles, Jay Kay had the idea first. 3. Nunatak Definitely not a household name, but also definitely awesome: this team of five musically-inclined research scientists based in Antarctica played a gig on the ice as part of the July 2007 Live Earth concerts to highlight climate change, just so organisers could claim that every continent had taken part. Their show couldn’t be streamed live because of plunging temperatures and high winds, but play they did… 4. The Vaccines Hip to modern tech and trends, indie band The Vaccines crowd-sourced the images for their Wetsuit video from photos taken by their fans. Inclusive, nostalgic, and oh-so-pretty, this is music-making at its most responsive. 5. Modified Toy Orchestra Don’t think it’s all about guitars and big drums. Birmingham, England, is home to the Modified Toy Orchestra, a six-piece ensemble of experimental musicians who record and tour music made from circuit-bending repurposed kids’ toys. It’s recycling, it’s art, and it’s brilliant! Two albums and many festival appearances later, there’s no stopping those toys. 6. Martin Creed Not a band, but a Turner Prize-winning artist and musician, Creed was commissioned to provide a work for the London 212 Festival, a cultural programme that accompanied the 2012 London Olympic Games. Creed’s contribution was Work No. 1197: All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes. Music? Art? Opinion was divided. But the British public joined in with a vengeance. Innovative? Certainly! 7. Pussy Riot All girl, all punk, all balaclava’d and all nick-named: this hard-core feminist group of twelve stage guerrilla gigs on the streets of Russia and then upload the videos to YouTube. They hit the headlines in 2012 when several members were arrested and imprisoned for hooliganism, sparking international protest and outrage. Stylistically innovative and politically courageous, Pussy Riot are definitely inventive. Here they are performing in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in February 2012. 8. Insane Clown Posse Not forgetting the accessories: this hip-hip, or horrorcore, duo from Michigan are known for the elaborate staging of their gigs. Sure, they dress as clowns – scary clowns – but they also bring along monsters, a ringmaster and trampolines, and they’ve dressed their stage as a cemetery and a game show. They claim their concerts are not so much gigs as circuses. U2 have nothing on this. 9. Steve Reich Just about the most famous minimalist composer going, Reich has trodden some pretty unusual musical ground. His 1988 composition, Different Trains, a three-movement piece for string quartet and tape, as performed by the Kronos Quartet in 1990, won a Grammy. Inspired by Reich’s Jewish heritage, it uses train sounds and recorded interviews with various people, including three Holocaust survivors, as they talk about WWII. Chilling. 10. Jon Rose Australian Jon Rose takes conceptual music to a gritty extreme: he plays the fence. Thinking metaphorically, he sees his music as breaking down the boundaries that separate people. In 1995, he played a barbed wire fence with a bow to a bemused crowd at the New Music Festival in Vitasaari, Finland, and now he’s travelling Australia, playing fences and documenting the history of the local people involved with the fences. When it comes to pure awe inspiring inventiveness, we think these guys and girls are pretty hard to top. Still, we’re always happy to be proven wrong, so why not let us know your choices for top musical imagineers, too. Image credit: Serbastiaan ter Burg
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Tweet Smartphone users are some of the most hardcore music lovers on the planet. In fact, 42% claim to have a collection of between 2000 and 5000 songs. It’s no surprise then that Nokia Music has proven to be such a huge hit. But, there’s still plenty things people don’t know about this kick-ass, totally free, mobile music service. To see for yourself, check out our list of fascinating facts and features. 1. It’s the easiest mobile music service ever To start using Nokia Music, all you have to do is take your Nokia Lumia out of the box and turn it on, and tap the Nokia Music tile. That’s it. There’s no subscription to pay, there’s no cable, no login and no sign up. This makes it, quite possibly, the easiest mobile music service ever created. 2. There are 20 million songs to choose from You can create your own personal playlist by selecting the Nokia Music ‘CREATE’ function that taps into a library of 20 million of songs. That’s the equivalent of listening to 5479 new songs, every day, for ten years! With one touch, it generates a playlist based on, and inspired by, the artists you love. 3. You can access 150 exclusive playlists If you want to discover something entirely new, you can stream music from a suite of over 150 exclusive playlists. These span a wide spectrum of musical genres from underground Detroit house tracks to New York Philharmonic favorites. There really is something for everyone. 4. Real people create the mixes Unlike some music services, a dedicated team of music aficionados creates the mixes you get on Nokia Music. These guys and girls love the genres they’re curating and get a real buzz out of making amazing mixes. 5. You can make a mix based on your collection If you’re anything like us, you’ve got a ton of music on your PC. Happily, Nokia Music has a really cool feature, which allows you to scan this and use the information to make playlists based on your unique tastes. 6. You love Nokia Music specialist mixes best According to our stats, more specialist a Mix is, the less likely people are to skip tracks. People listening to the current chart selections skip very frequently, but if you’re dedicated enough to a particular genre or period to find your way to the ‘70s Soul, Funk and RnB’ Mix, for example, then the likelihood is that you’ll listen to the whole thing. 7. You can use it to enjoy your existing music library In addition to streaming music from Mix Radio, the Nokia Music app also allows you to access any music from your existing music library. It’s easy to copy your music library to your Nokia Lumia using Zune for PC or Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac. 8. You can listen to playlists by your favourite superstars Nokia Music gives you the chance to hear playlist by your favourite artists. So if you want to know what rocks the world of superstars like Lana Del Rey, Green Day, Lady Gaga and Rihanna, you know what to do. 9. It finds cool gigs for you If you’ve ever visited a new place and wanted to check out a gig, you’ll know how hard it can be. Nokia Music takes away the pain, by using Gig Finder to locate your position and pinpoint live gigs, shows and concerts taking place nearby. 10. It’s totally advert free and available offline Not only is Nokia Music incredibly simple to use, it’s also totally free of adverts. What’s more, your playlist can be enjoyed even when you’re offline, meaning you’re favourite tunes will never be interrupted by commercials or lack of Wifi. It easy to see why Nokia Music is rockin’ so many people’s worlds but what it is about the service that you love best. Let us know in the comments below. Image credits: Albert K Law + Davybot + Looking Glass
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Tweet When it comes to the latest fashion trends and styles, I’m not the go-to guy. I stick to what I know works for me. If, however, you’re a little more adventurous and like to change your image every season, in line with the latest celebs, then the Vogue app is a must-have accessory to your Nokia Lumia. When you think of Vogue , images of red carpets, models, celebrities, glitz and glamour spring to mind. That’s exactly what this app delivers to your Nokia Lumia smartphone. It puts the Hollywood lifestyle in the palm of your hand. Split into three parts, the Vogue app covers Daily News , People & Parties , and Twitter . As with the most Windows Phone apps, these sections are discovered by swiping your finger or thumb from left to right on the screen. The Daily News segment of this app brings you various fashion news from all over the world; from the latest vocal gaffe from Karl Lagerfeld , to Grace Coddington ‘s first nude model photoshoot. Both of which are truly fascinating reads. Naturally, this is updated daily. If you want to share the news with any of your friends, hitting the share icon at the bottom will enable you to do just that – via Facebook, Twitter or email. Once you’ve got your news fix, it’s time to pop over to the People & Parties section to see who wore what and at what event. The events are organised into groups, such as Best Dressed of the Week – 26/10/12, or Bond Girls Retrospective. Within these groups you’ll find an endless stream of photos, each with a caption describing what you’re looking at. The final part of this Vogue app is the Twitter section. As you’d probably expect from the name, it’s a connection directly to the @BritishVogue ‘s Twitter channel. From here, you can see join in the conversations with people that have similar interests, and with Vogue itself. Vogue is available on the Nokia Lumia 610 , Nokia Lumia 710 , Nokia Lumia 800 and the Nokia Lumia 900 , and doesn’t cost a penny – it’s free. Are you into the latest fashion trends, or celeb news? Give Vogue a try and let us know what you think of it, in the comments below.
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