Nokia Releases Refocus Camera App for PureView Phones
Nokia today made its Refocus application available to its Lumia PureView smartphones. Refocus, which Nokia announced last month, is similar to Lytro in that it allows owners to adjust the focal point in an image after the picture has been taken to change the depth of field. The app makes use of Scalado's imaging technology, which Nokia acquired in 2012. The app is compatible with the Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 925, Lumia 928, and Lumia 1020 - as long as the Amber system update is already installed. Refocus is free to download from the Windows Phone Store.
Microsoft Makes Branding Change Official
Microsoft today indicated its branding transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia is progressing as planned. Microsoft has slowly been rebranding apps, services, and web sites from Nokia to Microsoft.
Cricket to Sell Lumia 530 for $50 Starting Oct. 3
Cricket Wireless today announced it has added the Nokia Lumia 530 to its lineup of low-cost smartphones. The 530 is Nokia's entry-level smartphone, which includes a 4-inch display, 5-megapixel camera, quad-core processor, and Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana.
Lumia Camera App to Reach More Phones
Microsoft today said it has updated a handful of its apps for Windows Phone devices. The Nokia Camera app is being renamed to Lumia Camera, though there are no changes to the app itself.
Nokia Puts Color Pop Back in Creative Studio
Nokia today released an update to its Creative Studio photo editing app and added several features. First and foremost, Nokia returned Color Pop back to Creative Studio.