Which camera app do you use as default on Windows Phone?

On Windows Phone, you can select a few apps as your default when snapping photos. By default Windows, Phones have the Camera app from Microsoft. In Windows Phone 8.1, it was updated with a handful of new features like burst mode. You can, of course, change your default camera. Those with a Lumia handset can use Nokia Camera while those with the HTC can use the HTC Camera…

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Survivor Singer Jimi Jamison Dies of Heart Attack at 63

Survivor and Cobra frontman Jimi Jamison died of a heart attack Sunday night in Los Angeles, according to a report published Monday. He was 63. The energetic singer, who originally was with Cobra, joined Survivor in 1984 after the band’s frontman Dave Bickler (the voice on “Eye of the Tiger”) left because of vocal-health issues See also: ‘Such a Brilliant Human Being’: Jeff Bridges Mourns Robin Williams Mashable has reached out to Jamison’s manager, promoter and booking agent for details about his death. We’ll update this post when we receive a response The band’s verified Facebook page confirmed the sad news on Monday: Read more…More about Music, Entertainment, Us, and Deaths

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Aussie Football Players Dress Up as Rolf Harris and Victim

SYDNEY — Two Australian Football players are at the centre of a costume controversy after they dressed up as entertainer Rolf Harris, recently convicted for indecent assaults on children, and a young girl. Dean Terlich wore an eccentric coat, grey facial hair and glasses to dress up as the disgraced Australian music icon, while his Melbourne Demon teammate Alex Georgiou wore a red dress with a wig with pigtails. The incident happened during Mad Monday celebrations, a party to celebrate the end of the football season that traditionally involves heavy drinking.

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HTC’s Nexus tablet could get a Microsoft Surface-style keyboard cover

For several months, rumors have been pointing toward a new Google Nexus tablet supplied by HTC — possibly in conjunction with the release of Android “L” — and a new report from Android Police suggests that there could be a high-tech cover to go along with it. The cover is said to have several creases on on side so that the tablet can be propped up at one of a number of angles (similar to Apple’s Smart Covers, among others), while the other side would have a full QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard cover has been front and center at every Microsoft Surface launch; with Android, though, not so much. The keyboard apparently pairs over Bluetooth 4.0, which would eliminate the need for a finicky pogo pin connection with the tablet, and a 450mAh..

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Grover Norquist Had an Awesome Burning Man

When some Burning Man veterans heard that Washington, D.C.-based anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist was planning to attend their favorite desert festival for the first time this year, an eyebrow or two was raised Surely this conservative campaigner, creator of the tax-cutting pledge that still binds the hands of nearly every GOP lawmaker, would turn his nose up at something that outsiders often mistake for an ultra-liberal hippy holiday? See also: Burning Man Isn’t What You Think, and Never Has Been Well, the verdict is in: Norquist had an awesome time.

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Error with your Windows Phone OS backups? Here is how to get them back on track

One of the great features in Windows Phone 8.1 is the ability to restore from a backup when setting up a new device. Everything from your Start screen layout to the apps themselves and even some settings can all be ‘restored’ if you ever change devices, or wish to hard-reset and start anew. However, a few people have noticed that under Settings > Backup, there is an error message noting that the last backup attempt has failed. Even more worrisome, you may not even know it. …

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Browser Extension Tells You Wi-Fi Speed at Hotels Before You Book

If getting online while you’re on the road is important to you, slow Wi-Fi at hotels can be a pain A browser extension launched Monday wants to help travelers avoid the hassle of bad Internet connections by adding information about hotel Wi-Fi speeds and quality, on top of what is already available on popular booking sites

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