LUMIA DENIM UPDATE Rolling Out Preview For Developers

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Microsoft have started the rollout of the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 aka Lumia Denim on the Preview for Developers program. If you are a developer or registered in The Preview for Developers, you can check for update and download the Lumia Denim Update. what you can expect from the Lumia Denim Update.

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1

  • Cortana – The most personal digital assistant on the market will now be available in the UK and China as a Beta. India, Canada and Australia will have access to Cortana as a public Alpha. For US residents, Cortana now includes an improved natural language, car kit integration via Bluetooth for contacts, snooze reminders and calendar improvements.
  • Live folders – If you prefer to keep your apps or games organised, you can now put them into folders. Simply press, hold and drag an app over another to create a new folder on the Start screen. Each folder can be renamed by tapping on the text field above the open folder.
  • Apps Corner – Create a customised Start screen, where only specific apps or games are accessible. This could be particularly useful in the workplace if you’re issuing Windows Phones to employees.
  • SMS merge and forwarding – Select individual text messages to either delete them out of a messaging thread, or to copy and past them into a new message in order to forward them.
  • Snooze Times – It’s now possible to customise the snooze time within the Alarm app.
  • Consumer VPN – Maintain privacy and security when using data while connected to public Wi-Fi hotspots or even with your home Wi-Fi.
  • Mobile Web Site improvements in IE – Connect and browse even faster with improved downloading speeds on mobile websites.
  • Store Live Tile (US only) – The Store Live Tile displays featured apps and games that are the most popular in the Store, or most relevant for you.

Unique Lumia experiences

The Lumia Denim Update provides features that are exclusive to Lumia. We always strive to bring new features to everyone, but some of which are hardware dependent and are only announced for the Lumia 930, Lumia Icon, Lumia 1520 and Lumia 830, such as the Lumia Camera.

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  • Lumia Camera – Replacing Nokia Camera, Lumia Camera is faster and more intuitive than before to make the best camera experience, even better.
  • Speed – Pocket to capture speeds are superfast, and it only takes milliseconds going from shot to shot.
  • Moment Capture – A long press of the camera button starts 4K-quality* video recording at 24 FPS. With each frame at 8.3 megapixels, you can save individual frames as high quality still images.
  • Rich Capture – Auto HDR and Dynamic Flash are now welcomed into the already-impressive feature set. Shoot first and adjust the camera settings later for that perfect photo.
  • Improved image processing algorithms – Updated to give you clearer photos, even in lowlight.
  • “Hey Cortana” Voice Activation* – Gone are the days of pressing the microphone button to wake-up Cortana. Simply say “Hey Cortana” while the phone is idle and Cortana will activate. This is possible thanks to theSensorCore technology.
  • Glance Screen – Compatible Lumia devices can now show more at a glance with Bing Weather, or Bing Health & Fitness data, in addition to time and date, notifications and application data.

Lumia Denim Update will ship with Lumia 830Lumia 730 Dual SIM and Lumia 735. For all other Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones, the update will start rolling out during Q4 2014, following partner testing and approvals.

Are you looking forward to the Lumia Denim Update? Which feature excites you the most?

*Due to hardware differences, Lumia 830 shoots Moment Capture in Full HD, not 4K, and with reduced 2-megapixel per frame quality.
** Available on the Lumia 830, Lumia Icon, and Lumia 1520.

Source http://conversations.nokia.com/2014/09/04/lumia-denim-update/

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HERE powers majority of new cars unveiled at Paris Motor Show

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Paris – As the Paris Motor Show gets underway this week, carmakers from around the world are launching a number of new makes and models most of which have one thing in common – they have in-dash navigation powered by HERE, a leader in location and mapping.

HERE is in more than 50 of an estimated 62* new car models being presented at the Paris Motor Show this year. One of the reasons carmakers choose HERE is that we have – and continue to develop – the best digital map of the world. The HERE map is of truly automotive grade quality, meaning that it is fresh, accurate and reliable.

HERE is also mapping to an incredible level of detail and precision, which we believe is necessary as cars become increasingly connected, and driving increasingly automated, during the next few years. As the only dedicated location company with global reach in the market today, HERE is developing powerful services to support multiple global automotive partners in that evolution.

Today, for example, HERE is providing: over-the-air map updates to keep in-car navigation always fresh; local search capabilities to find the nearest parking garages, gas stations, restaurants and other places drivers may want to stop; real-time traffic information to help drivers beat congestion; mobile applications that connect seamlessly to in car systems and offline capabilities so that routing and other services work even when cars aren’t connected.

“We are proud of the work we are doing together with automakers to boost in-car innovation,” said Bruno Bourguet, Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development at HERE. “As cars get increasingly connected , carmakers not only leverage the world’s most precise map data that we collect, but also our location cloud, providing always fresh and seamless navigation experiences inside and outside of the car.”

To learn more about how HERE is helping car makers drive innovation please visit us at the Paris Motor Show at Pavilion 3, Booth 240 or please visit: http://360.here.com.

*Note: HERE is present in more than 50 of the estimated total of approximately 62 new commercially-available and concept cars – from around 25 marques – being showcased in Paris. The estimated total of 62 excludes models without in-dash navigation. Today, our maps are in more than 50 million cars around the world. In the first half of 2014 alone, more than 6 million cars globally shipped with HERE on board, including models from BMW, Daimler, FIAT-Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

 

About HERE

HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in navigation, mapping and location experiences. We combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles. To learn more about HERE, including our work in the areas of connected and automated driving, visit http://360.here.com

HERE receives BMW Supplier Innovation Award

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Paris – HERE, a leader in location and mapping, has received the BMW Supplier Innovation Award from BMW Group for its work in the area of connected driving.

This coveted award is based on our expertise and innovation in the automatic delivery over cellular networks of map updates directly to the car.

Each year, BMW Group recognizes suppliers which it identifies as key to the implementation of new technologies that improve the driving experience.

“Our goal is to provide to BMW drivers the best map of the world – one that is fresh, accurate and reliable,” said Ogi Redzic, Head of Connected Driving at HERE, who collected the award on behalf of HERE. “HERE makes around 2.7 million changes to its map every day – the result of data captured by our advanced collection vehicles and our highly-trained team of cartographers, as well as information gathered from tens of thousands of other sources.”

To learn more about how HERE is helping car makers drive innovation please visit us at the Paris Motor Show at Pavilion 3, Booth 240 or visit: http://360.here.com.

About HERE
HERE, a Nokia company, is a leader in navigation, mapping and location experiences. We combine highly accurate and fresh maps with cloud technology to enable rich, real-time location experiences in a broad range of connected devices – from smartphones and tablets to wearables and vehicles. To learn more about HERE, including our work in the areas of connected and automated driving, visit http://360.here.com

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Microsoft Screen Sharing for Lumia Phones

Whether it’s a video, an app or a PowerPoint presentation, screen sharing makes your media content shine. Connect your Lumia to the big screen. See more: http://www.microsoft.com/en-ie/mobile… &http://nokia.com/hd-10

Microsoft Screen Sharing is designed for your Lumia, but it also works with a wide range of other devices. You can share the screen on Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast™ phones or tablets – more convenient screen sharing, even if you don’t have a Lumia.

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