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Nokia HERE Maps land on iOS, brings voice guidance and maps caching

Nokia have released its HERE Maps on iOS. The app is free and brings along voice guided navigation (English) and the option to save maps for offline use.

You can also get traffic information, where it’s available.

The HERE Maps app uses Nokia’s map data and as you could expect is pretty accurate and works really well.

There’s a neat feature called Collections where you can save places you’ve visited. You can also create multiple...

Leaked Android 4.1.2 ROM for Galaxy S II brings Jelly Bean goodness, updated UI

Hot on the heels of the leaked firmware for the Galaxy S III, the upcoming Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean ROM from Samsung for the Galaxy S II has also been leaked. The ROM is said to be very stable, which indicates it was in its final stages and that Samsung would probably start rolling it out soon.

Being a Jelly Bean ROM, it brings with it the usual Jelly Bean features, such as Project Butter and Google Now. You will also notice that the...

Here are some interesting things you may have missed about the Lumia 920

Nokia’s official blog Conversations has posted an article detailing 10 things you might have missed about the Lumia 920.

Did you know that the camera decoration and side buttons are made out of zirconium? Or that the LED flash on the back is a higher-powered dual one? Hop after the break for more.

Unlike the rest of the Windows Phone smartphones (even those Beats flaunting ones) the Lumia 920 features...

Microsoft releases Skype Preview for Windows Phone 8

It’s been one and a half year since Microsoft acquired Skype and we are finally starting to see the fruits of the acquisition. After releasing the new Skype client for Windows 8, Microsoft has released a new Skype Preview for Windows Phone 8 devices.

This new version brings some much needed features over the Windows Phone 7 version. The biggest feature is that Skype can now run in the background and always stay on, just like the new Windows 8 app. This allows you to get...

Prepaid cards for Skype available in the UK

Skype launched pre-paid cards in Mexico in early August and they are now bringing them to the UK. The cards come in £10 and £20 denominations and will be available for purchase from some of the UK’s biggest retail store chains – Asda, Currys, PC World, Sainsburys’ and WHSmith, 1,400 stores in total.

The cards will be available in the gift card sections of these stores and are a quick and easy gift you can pick up if you or your friends will be...

Amazon released Cloud Drive Photos app for Android with 5GB of free storage

Amazon has just launched the Cloud Drive Photos app in the Google Play Store. It’s free and can be installed on any device running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread or higher.

With this app you can easily upload photos from your Android devices and computers to the Amazon cloud. You can also easily share those photos to various social services, via email, etc.

Amazon gives you 5GB of free storage for your photos.

Unfortunately, the app doesn’t offer automatic camera...

US database for stolen phones is now live, to join the international blacklist soon

The Wireless Association (CTIA) has announced the US database for stolen phones is now up and running. In case a phone gets in there it won’t be allowed to connect to any of the US networks.

The participating carriers in the database are AT&T, Cellcom, Nex-Tech Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless. They already deployed their IMEI databases of stolen phones and the merge should be completed within a year.

Part of the merged database is already live...

Google Music hits select countries in Europe on November 13, introduces a music matching service

Alongside the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean announcement, Google has also revealed that parts of Europe will be getting access to the Google Play Music store.

The countries in question are France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.

Additionally, Google is launching a new feature, similar to iTunes Match, simply called Google Music match. It will allow you to add songs to your library, and if they are currently offered by Google, you’ll get access to them. Upload of the...

Microsoft officially releases Windows 8 and Windows RT

Today Microsoft stepped on stage and released its Windows 8 and Windows RT to the tech world in what was largely conceived as the biggest Windows release ever. Availability starts today and active Windows 7 customers can upgrade starting from $39.99.

Microsoft talked OS features, integration along a wide variety of devices, the services that are launching alongside the OS and demoed all of them.

Windows 8 is released with a couple of services in tow. Those are Xbox...

Amazon server outages bring down Reddit, Airbnb, Flipboard, and Viber among others

Last night (in Europe) an outage in Amazon Web Services on the US East Coast caused disruption of some major online services that we all use and love. Websites and apps such as Reddit, Airbnb, Flipboard, and Viber have all been non-responsive. The outage has been felt the worst by users in Asia and the US, where the downtime was actually running through the day.

A member of the collective hacker group called Anonymous ...