Nokia Pro Camera released for Lumia 920, 925 and 928

As promised last month Nokia has just made the Nokia Pro Camera application available to all Nokia Lumia Pureview handsets; The Lumia 920, Lumia 925 and 928. The Nokia Lumia AMBER updated is required to make Pro Camera downloadable and functional but this should be a problem for Lumia 925 owners or even 920 and 928 users given that the global roll out of the software bits has just started earlier today.
I’ve had some time with it on my Lumia 925 so here are my first impression given that I have unfortunately never handled a Lumia 1020 yet:

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Nokia Lumia AMBER update worldwide roll out has started

Nokia has finally announced the start of the AMBER update roll out for the following Windows Phone 8 handsets and markets:

The rollout starts now first for the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 in selected countries as well as the Lumia 521, Lumia 810, and Lumia 928 in the US. Exact delivery timings will vary by region, phone and operator, but we expect the update to reach your Lumia 520, Lumia 620, Lumia 720, Lumia 820 or Lumia 920 by the end of September.

The Nokia Lumia Amber Update includes the Windows Phone 8 GDR2 update alongside a torrent of Nokia updtes like improved image processing, Glance Screen, support for Nokia Smart Cam, Nokia Pro Cam, Storage Check, Flip to silence etc… Make sure to check your device’s update menu several times a day to see if AMBER is currently being pushed out by your carrier.

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Nokia adds Call + SMS blocking feature to its Lumia Windows Phone 8 phones

Nokia has just pushed out a new Calls + SMS filtering feature to its Lumia line of Windows Phone 8 devices in the latest version of Extras+Info setting application. Once the updated app is installed a new ssetting entry will show up in the Windows Phone 8 setting section. Tapping on it will open the Calls + SMS filtering app wchi will allow users to setup their handset to block incoming calls or text messages from any phone number added to the black list via the phone’s calling history.

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Microsoft finally releases its Bing Apps for Windows Phone 8: Bing Weather, News, Finance and Sports

Microsoft’s Bing apps for Windows 8 have been highly praised since their release over a year ago and are favorites of mine especially the Bing Weather and Bing Finance app which are packed with useful information and features. The most logical thing would have  been for Microsoft to port them to Windows Phone 8 as soon as possible so user of Windows 8 and WP8 can have a consistent user experience at home and on the go. Unfortunately Microsoft isn’t known for doing things in a logical way but this time common sense prevailed (although nearly 12months too late) and those amazing apps have now finally landed on your beloved smartphone platform.

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