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Microsoft just released a new app for WP devices, called Movie Creator (beta). the app allows users to edit and create movies on the go from their phones. Move Creator allows you to add, remove and trim video clips, along with filters, captions and cinematic effects. The app can also add background music from the music app stored on your phone (as long as it’s not DRM protected), and  sync them to your movie.

Making movies has never been easier, right from your Windows 8.1 phone!

Movie Creator helps you quickly and easily combine videos, photos, music and even cinemagraphs into stylish movies for sharing anywhere.

It’s simple! In four quick steps you select your footage, select a theme (that’s a style for your movie), add music and titles and then you’re ready to watch your movie.

You can personalize your movie too! The tools included allow you to rearrange clips, apply filters to your clips, adjust trim & duration of clips, rotate/flip/mirror clips, pan & zoom clips, add text titles & credits and adjust volume. You can also change movie themes and music anytime and even get more themes from the in-app Theme Store.

Save your movie in the size you wish and you are ready to watch and share it.

In ye olden days of Android, a video-sharing service by the name of Qik attracted millions of users. It grew rapidly enough to catch Skype’s eye, and the larger video-based serviced acquired the smaller for a cool $150 million. It eventually shuttered the offering, and now it’s bringing it back in the form of a peculiar new video messaging app.

Skype Qik draws inspiration from a number of different apps. In a way, it’s a private Vine session that you only share with one or a few contacts. After users record a short video and share it, the recipient(s) is free to respond with a short clip of their own. Alternatively, they can respond with a short, pre-recorded GIF. By default, videos are automatically deleted after two weeks, but users can delete them manually directly from the feed.

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Skype Qik is the first new app the company has launched since the debut of Skype itself. Though it’s a different experience from traditional video chatting, it still encourages the use of video over text or voice alone. Skype Qik strives to combine the intimacy of video with the convenience of asynchronous communication.

You can be the judge of whether the service pulls it off. The app is already available on Google Play, and you can get started without creating an account.

Xbox Video on Windows Phone

Microsoft have updated the Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone versions of the Xbox Video apps. The Windows version now remembers where you are up to in a personal video and resumes playback back to the last watched point, the download manager now has an approximate time to download and there are icons to show if video from the store has been downloaded to the device.

The Video app for Windows 8.1 version is now up to version, full release notes:

  • Resuming the app will now resume your personal videos so that you don’t need to find and manually resume them.
  • Video thumbnails in your collection are no longer stretched.
  • To give you a better idea of how long your downloads will take, the download manager now displays an approximate time for the download to complete.
  • Movie and TV collection now show streaming icons next to the video title if the video has not been downloaded to the device.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

The Windows Phone version of Xbox Video app (version on Windows Phone 8 and on Windows Phone 8.1) has the following changes:

  • Improved status messages during content downloads
  • Fixed an issue that caused HD purchase to be unavailable for some content
  • Polish fixes and general improvements

Nokia Lumia 830 Official Hands-On Video

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Microsoft has published this hands-on demo of its latest affordable flagship Windows Phone Lumia 830. The handset is expected to be available around the world this month with a price around €330 ($433 USD) before taxes and subsidies.

Lumia 830 official Hands-on Video:

Here’re couple of more hands-on videos from the launch event:



[Source: YouTube]

Lumia 830 runs the latest Microsoft Smartphone OS – Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 out of the box, offers ultimate video and imaging experience with 10-megapixel PureView (OIS) camera and advanced Rich Recording. The handset sports a terrific rectangular design combining metal frame and polycarbonate shell that gives premium touch and feel to the devic

Nokia Lumia 930 is a powerful Windows Phone that offers superior sound, video and imaging capabilities.  We have already seen couple of stunning camera performances of the handset in past and here’s another one.

To show-off the imaging capabilities of Lumia 930 handset celebrated filmmaker and photographer Cy Kuckenbaker has created this stunning time collapse video using documentary footage of professional pool skater Cory Juneau captured with the Lumia 930.

The video combines over 60 takes of Cory skating, collapsed together in post-production to produce seven stunning scenes. The truly amazing part is that no CG elements are used in this video.

Lumia 930 features a 20MP PureView camera with ZEISS optics and four directional microphones with advanced Rich Recording for capturing stunning HD video with high quality audio. The handset is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM, you’ll find 32GB of internal storage for your media and there is also 15GB of free online storage using Microsoft OneDrive.


The National Football League has finally released its new NFL Now video app for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 devices. The app offers access to hundreds of new videos every day, including game highlights, analysis, news, exclusive interviews and more from the NFL.

The app also offer personalized video stream of your favorite NFL teams, players and coaches right to your phone or tablet.

NFL Now App

This official NFL product combines all of the intense football you love with a smart, easy-to-use interface. NFL Now learns what you like and delivers a non-stop stream of customized NFL content gathered just for you. Don’t waste another minute of this season! Get more of the NFL you love with NFL Now.

  • Hundreds of new videos daily
  • Personalized stream for you, by you
  • Deepest NFL video library anywhere
  • NFL Now Archive: unlimited, ad-free access to the NFL Films’ vault of famous shows
  • NFL Now Highlights: real-time highlights served to you on game day for every game and NFL Fantasy match-up

Access to the massive vault of videos is completely free, but some feature require a paid subscription, including real-time highlights during game days and unlimited, ad-free access to the NFL’s video archive.

Here’s the latest iteration of the OLED “The other Half” back covers for Jolla Phone.

This is the one with an OLED panel at the back. What’s that at the right though – LED notification? That for me would be useful (like on the Nokia N900)

The panel shows battery life, time, missed call and messages. Chat info doesn’t work.

When a call is incoming the screen flashes.