Asking Cortana Inappropriate Questions [VIDEO]

After updating to Windows Phone 8.1 and enabling Cortana outside USA, I bet most of y'all checked out Microsoft's new mobile voice assistant. Cortana's got sass and her personality is evident when you ask her certain questions. For example, asking Cortana is she's not afraid to cut a bitch, will give you the answer you see in the image above, heh. Microsoft's voice assistant is a nice little mix of the info ...

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How to get Cortana working on your Windows Phone Outside the USA [VIDEO]

So you updated to Windows Phone 8.1 and you cant get the new Cortana voice assistant working? That's probably because you live outside of the USA! And since Microsoft doesnt know that any other countries exist, you're going to have to change a couple things on your windows phone region-wise, to get Cortana setup. Otherwise, when you hit that search key, you'll just see plain ol' Bing Search. Getting Cortana ...

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How to update to Windows Phone 8.1 Preview [VIDEO]

Right, so Windows Phone 8.1 is released, but only for developers. You're not a developer, but you'd like to check it out as well? Here's what you need to do. It's literally, just three steps. Here's a video guide: If video isnt your thing, here's a guide in good ol' fashioned text: First up, head on over to Microsoft’s App Studio: appstudio.windowsphone.com and sign up (it's free) using your Microsoft ID (t ...

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HTC Dot View Case Review

Alongside the launch of HTC's new HTC One (M8), HTC introduced a really cool case called Dot View. Besides protecting the screen and rear from scratches, it actually adds a bit of functionality. The HTC One (M8) has gesture controls to wake the phone up when locked; double tap to display lock screen, swipe to the right to unlock and open Blinkfeed, swipe to the left to open first homescreen, and swipe down ...

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Nokia Asha 500 Unboxing [VIDEO]

When we reviewed the Nokia Asha 501 last year, we were really excited about Nokia's Swipe UI on S40. Since then, the company announced a couple more entries in the family, and here's the most affordable phone in the series, the Nokia Asha 500. The Asha 500 has a lot going for it. For one thing, it's priced really affordably (about Rs 4100 here in India), it's really portable and the UI is really simple. I'l ...

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Moto X Unboxing [VIDEO]

The Moto X has been around for a while now but it just went on sale here in India, last month. We reviewed the Moto G earlier and found it to be great value for it's Indian pricing, so I'm excited to check out how the slightly-more-premium Moto X. For now, here's a quick unboxing to start us off. Behold the unboxing: (Note: If you’re reading this on our RSS feed and for some reason cant see the video, the Y ...

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AT&T HTC One (M8) Unboxing [VIDEO]

We're neck deep in our HTC One (M8) Review right now with Cj, Alvin and Mike all reviewing the international variant. After hearing them talk about it, I couldnt help picking one up here, and since I'm on AT&T, here's their variant of the HTC One (M8). Here's a quick unboxing to start things off! Behold the unboxing: (Note: If you’re reading this on our RSS feed and for some reason cant see the video, t ...

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Oppo N1 Review

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo recently entered the Indian market with a big bang. Exactly 5.9 inches big. The Oppo N1. Launching into a new market for any company is a daunting task. Did Oppo make the right move by debuting with the N1? Is this phablet capable of breaking the Indian consumer's dilemma of trusting a Chinese brand? Read on to find out. Unboxing The Oppo N1 comes packaged in a very neat ...

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Deep Dive: HTC One (M8) Duo Camera Review

One of the most important features of the HTC One (M8) is undoubtedly the Duo Camera, and it warrants much more exploration that what would typically be possible in a standard device review. Therefore, in our first Deep Dive feature here on UnleashThePhones, I will be focusing on the imaging experience and performance that you can expect from the One (M8). Is it as compromised as most existing reviews have ...

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A First Look at the 2014 HTC One (M8)

The 2014 HTC One, otherwise known as the M8, has been a hotly anticipated and much-rumoured smartphone. Last week, I had the opportunity to play with the new HTC One at the HTC offices here in Singapore, and this is what I think of it. It turns out that the rumours were largely true. On the outside, the 2014 HTC One should instantly remind you of last year's HTC One, except that it now looks even more exqui ...

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Guide: How to Root the Nokia X [VIDEO]

So you got Nokia's first Android phone, and you're trying to find out how to root the Nokia X. Here's the good news: It's a really easy process. First up, here's a video to demonstrate just how quick and easy rooting a Nokia X is: This should work on the Nokia X, Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL. Incase you're not a fan of video, the instructions are: 1. Download Framaroot.apk on your Nokia X, from the XDA Forum t ...

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