Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced a product advisory for the European and UK variant of the AC-300 charger, which is used exclusively with the Lumia 2520 tablet. Consumers in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and UK are strongly advised to suspend use of the charger until further notice. Also, consumers who purchased the Lumia 2520...

Nokia is known to innovate a lot around the camera found in Nokia’s smartphones. PureView is an established name for a good quality camera, and today the company has even further out-innovated other smartphone manufacturers with Living Images. What is Living Images? As part of our overall vision, we want to help people turn static pictures into living memories,...

The same German security researchers who demonstrated a vulnerability in the iPhone 5s Touch ID fingerprint sensor have now released a video showing how basically this same hack works on the Samsung Galaxy S5. The hack works by photographing a finger print from something like a glass in a bar, and then using some sneaky techniques to transfer the image into wood glue, which then is applied to someone’s finger and used to unlock the device. The researchers point out that this trick is more of a problem on the Galaxy S5 as it doesn’t...

As expected, Microsoft today made the awaited Developer Preview of Windows Phone 8.1 available. This will allow developers to install the new bits from Microsoft on their devices and test their own software on Windows Phone 8.1. Keep in mind that any operator or manufacturer specific code is not delivered in the Developer Preview. Prerequisites To download the app...

We’ve seen some interesting projects come out of Microsoft Research over the years. Last week we wrote about an enhanced Live Tile UI for Windows, and now it’s a video showing 3D face scanning using a Windows Phone 8 (looks like a Nokia Lumia 920). Check out the video below and head over to the project with detailed information through this link. Here...

Live Tiles are a core feature of big Windows 8 as well as Windows Phone. The features that we’ve seen in Windows Phone 8.1 make the Live Tile experience much cooler, but there’s a lot of potential in further developing it. This is exactly what Microsoft is doing, and now Windows Blog Italia has posted a few videos detailing how one research project is further enhancing the Live Tiles experiment. I’m hoping to see some of the functionality seen in the videos make it to a final shipping version of big Windows and Windows...

Gigantti just sent out a circular for the weekend with a selection of discounted products. Nokia’s flagship phablet, the Lumia 1520, has been discounted to 529 EUR with local tax included and before any operator subsidies. The site itself still shows the higher 595 EUR price, but the lower price will update soon. The price is valid until Sunday, April 13....

Joe Belfiore has tweeted that the much awaited Developer Preview of Windows Phone 8.1 will hit early next week. This will let developers flash their current Windows Phones with the new bits from Microsoft, and eventually test their software on it. Any manufacturer specific code (read Nokia’s) will not be part of the developer preview. The tweet states that...