Microsoft’s Secret Weapon Could Be Android Apps

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Today, new rumors of how Microsoft plans to topple iPhone and Android are surfacing. Ironically, the rumors aren’t of some new secret plan, but more details about something that has been allegedly, under consideration at Microsoft for a long time: getting Android apps into its Windows Store. A new report from Neowin, an enthusiast website […]

Xbox Music Now Gives You Something Spotify Doesn’t

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As it promised it would, Microsoft just turned its Xbox Music service into another credible Spotify alternative. Moments ago the company turned on OneDrive integration for its music subscription service. The change means that anyone can upload their unprotected MP3s to Microsoft’s storage service and stream through a web browser or a compatible Xbox Music […]

Cortana Coming to iPhone & Android Could Change Everything

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Cortana, the personal assistant built into Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system, is coming to Apple’s iPhone and devices running Google’s Android operating system, according to a new report. If it happens, it could change the smartphone landscape forever. In the report, Reuters doesn’t mince any words about the future of Microsoft’s personal assistant. According to […]

Dungeon Hunter 5 Review 

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For a longtime, the truly in-depth mobile video game has alluded us. We want our dungeons, custom armor and big end-of-level battles on video game consoles. On smartphones and tablets we want something small and bite-size that feels of quality and has some depth. For the mobile video game developer, it’s a tough balancing act […]

T-Mobile Lumia 925 & AT&T Lumia 1520 Get Lumia Denim

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More and more users are getting an improved camera experience and the ability to trigger the Cortana personal assistant without touching their phone this week. The update that contains both features, referred to as Lumia Denim, has arrived for owners of the T-Mobile Lumia 925 and the AT&T Lumia 1520. The AT&T Lumia 1520 became […]

How to Change the Background on a Windows Phone

The Lumia 830 already has Lumia Denim on-board.

Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system is probably unlike anything you’ve used first hand. Windows Phone has some flexibility in the same way that Google’s Android operating system does. That being said, it’s tightly designed with specific use cases in mind. It’s meant to be an easy operating system to pick up, but some of Microsoft’s […]

Verizon Lumia Icon Windows Phone 8.1 Update Arrives

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Microsoft’s only self-made high-end Windows Phone is finally getting the software it needs to make it an iPhone alternative. After testing it for months, Verizon is finally rolling out the Lumia Icon Windows Phone 8.1 update to those who’ve already picked up the device. Microsoft announced Verizon was releasing the Lumia Icon Windows Phone 8.1 […]

New Microsoft-Made iPhone Rival Reveal Date Set?

Word for Windows 10 mobile, captured by The Verge.

Microsoft may have finally just confirmed when we’ll see a new iPhone rival from its Microsoft Mobile subsidiary running the Windows Phone operating system. This afternoon Microsoft sent out invitations for a press event at Mobile World Congress 2015, a European trade show where it’s made big Windows Phone announcements in the past. Cnet reports […]

Windows 10 for Phones Details Could Disappoint

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Owners of smartphones running Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system still don’t have a Windows 10 for Phones Preview to test on their own, but company representatives are revealing more details ahead of the upgrade’s anticipated arrival. Over the weekend Microsoft revealed that the Windows 10 for Phones will come to devices with 512MB with one […]

How to Use T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling on Windows Phone 

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Being a T-Mobile user these days is almost universally considered to be the smart thing to do. After AT&T failed to buy the company, its executives needed a different direction to move in. They decided on aggressively going after people who always want to upgrade to the iPhone when its available and money-savvy bargain hunters […]

Microsoft Readying Its Answer to the iPhone 6’s iOS

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When we’ll see Microsoft announce a direct competitor to Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus remains unclear, but the first release of Windows 10 for phones is drawing ever closer if a new app update for Windows Phone users is an accurate indicator of the company’s plans. Users who’ve already downloaded the app that’s […]

iPhone Alternatives Coming From Microsoft Very Soon

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New rumors indicate Microsoft Mobile, the company formed from the Devices and Services arm of Nokia that Microsoft purchased last year, could have a two new iPhone rivals running its Windows operating system. A report originating from WPDang, a Windows Phone focused website, indicates that Microsoft has plans to announced two new iPhone 6 alternatives […]

How to Back Up a Windows Phone

Apple iPhone 5s vs. Nokia Lumia 925 What To Buy (16)

Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system attempts to make life with a smartphone easier. Its Live Tiles make it easier to see what apps you should be paying attention to or what services you might want to update with a new status. Automatic picture and contact backup were built into the first version of Windows Phone […]

This Is How Windows Phones Could Get Smarter Than iPhone

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Windows Phone devices could get smart enough to silence themselves and adjust their own screen brightness depending on its surroundings. That’s if a feature now patented by Microsoft makes into Windows 10 Mobile or a future operating system update. News of what could be an upcoming Windows 10 Mobile feature spread after Microsoft was granted a […]

Don’t Buy a Windows Phone in January

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The Windows Phone operating system is getting more impressive by the day. Devices running Windows Phone are getting ridiculously cheap too. You might think that it’s a great time to buy a Windows Phone, but it’s not. In fact, it’s an absolutely terrible time to buy a Windows Phone. Microsoft Mobile is Phoning It In […]

Lumia 435 & Lumia 532 Deliver Unbelievable Price 

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It’s apparently Microsoft’s hope that users looking for big savings will skip over Apple’s pricey iPhone 6 and for its Lumia line of Windows Phones. Today, the company announced the Microsoft Lumia 435 and the Microsoft Lumia 532, two new Windows Phones that are astonishingly cheaper than the iPhone 6 while offering some key extras. […]

Windows 10 for Phones Preview Coming Very Soon

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Microsoft has plans to show off the next version of its Windows Phone operating system, Windows 10 for phones, at its event on January 21st. Allegedly, users could have it running on their own Windows Phones soon after. A new report from The Verge indicates Microsoft has plans to show off Windows 10 for phones […]

Lumia 1520 Review: Is it Still a Good Buy?

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At some point smartphone buyers decided that having a smartphone with a screen larger than the iPhone wasn’t enough. They wanted larger smartphones, with bigger and better looking displays. They wanted to watch video on the go, read books and see an entire webpage. For Windows Phones users in the United States, there’s only so […]

5 Best Apps to Quit Smoking

Use your iPhone, Android, Windows Phone or even flip phone to stop smoking in 2015.

You want to quit smoking, but it isn’t easy to do. You can leverage community support, motivation and proven techniques on your iPhone, Android and Windows Phone with the best apps to quit smoking, and motivational on demand help when you have a craving. Most of these quit smoking apps will help you work through […]

Video Includes Brief Look at Windows 10 for Phones

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A video recorded this past October provides a brief, but crucial glimpse at changes that could be coming to Windows Phones like the Lumia 830 when Windows 10 arrives for smartphones sometime next year. To be clear, this isn’t a new video from a recent appearance. Instead, the video is a recording of Windows lead […]