Why You Won’t Touch the iPhone 6′s Windows Phone 8.1 Competitor

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

It looks like Microsoft will prefer that users not touch McLaren, the upcoming Windows Phone that rumors indicate will see a wide release this coming fall. That’s not because it doesn’t want users to buy it – it does. It’s because new rumors indicate McLaren will introduce 3D motion technology that’ll allow users to control […]

One Of iPhone’s Most Popular Accessories is Coming to Windows Phone

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Apple’s iPhone isn’t in danger of having a single device running Microsoft’s Windows Phone eclipsing any of its sales records just yet, but signs of a growing and vibrant competitor are certainly piling up. Today, FitBit became just the latest company to announce formal support for Microsoft’s mobile operating systems and the devices that run […]

How to copy iOS 8’s Continuity Using Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1

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When Microsoft announced and launched the original version of Windows Phone, industry insiders had no idea that the operating system would inspire changes across the entire company. It was Windows Phone that brought the flat colorful tiles and gradient-less interface to the masses. It was Windows Phone that first included effortless cloud syncing with SkyDrive. […]

Here’s When You Can Expect an iPhone 6 Rival Running Windows Phone

Apple iPhone 5s vs. Nokia Lumia 925 What To Buy (18)

Things have been mostly quiet on the Windows Phone front since Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8.1, but if a new report is accurate Microsoft could spice things up with a new flagship smartphone that could rival Apple’s iPhone 6 this fall. Alleged details about new devices being launched by Nokia Devices and Services – what’s […]

Microsoft Fights Off Google Dominance With Android’s Own Best Weapon

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Microsoft is taking some inspiration from its own Windows operating system and even Google’s Android to deliver a feature that’s been requested since the company first revealed Windows Phone back in 2010. This past week Microsoft released Files, an app that will allow users of devices running its Windows Phone 8.1 update to manage their […]

HTC W8 May Bring Android’s Best to Windows Phone

Make BlinkFeed your own by customizing this HTC One M8 feature.

Two of the features included in the latest smartphones from HTC, like the HTC One M8,  could be heading for Verizon’s network wrapped up in a new body and running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. According to Evleaks, a well-known leaker of smartphone and tablet release information who has been extremely accurate in the […]

3 Reasons Windows Phone is Better than Android for the Average User

Apple iPhone 5s vs. Nokia Lumia 925 What To Buy (18)

The smartphone industry’s well-kept secret is out at this point: over the last few weeks there have been dozens of editorials, where early Windows Phone users compared their experience of Windows Phone 8.1 to that of the iPhone and devices running Android. Not all the feedback these users, who have been supplied with near-final versions of the […]

How to Find a Lost or Stolen Lumia 520

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There’s nothing worse than losing a smartphone, not even losing a feature phone or a laptop. Contemporary feature phones were so limited in scope that losing one wasn’t necessarily the end of the world. Yes, those users who did lose their feature phones, like Motorola’s Razr, still needed to call up their friends and search […]

3 Things Microsoft Needs To Make Windows Phone an iPhone Competitor

Windows Phones Have Features the iPhone 5s Just Doesn’t (3)

It used to be that Windows Phone wasn’t in striking distance of recreating the iPhone experience. For many Windows Phone users, myself included, the iPhone was a dream that Windows Phone could never really hope to live up to. Sure, there were things that Windows Phone did better. The Live Tiles that keep users informed […]

The Best Windows Phones on Every Carrier [May 2014]

The Nokia Lumia 925, with it's new Smart Cam application pictured.

Microsoft set the world on fire when it formally announced Windows Phone 8.1 about a month ago and rightfully so. The features and functionality that are included in that upcoming update are what the mobile operating system needed to be taken seriously as an iPhone competitor. Cortana, a new personal digital assistant that allows users […]

Windows Phone Apps: Why Developers Can’t Ignore Us Anymore

Apple iPhone 5s vs. Nokia Lumia 925 What To Buy (4)

It used to be easy for smartphone buyers to ignore Windows Phone and the devices it came installed on. As recent as a year ago it seemed like Microsoft had thrown in the towel and ceded all the gains it’d made in the smartphone space since introducing Windows Phone back in 2010. Then Microsoft announced […]

Windows Phone 8.1 Review: It’s an iPhone Killer, Almost

Windows Phones Have Features the iPhone 5s Just Doesn’t (3)

It’s been a long time since Microsoft found itself even close to competing for iPhone and Android users. Windows Phone, the mobile operating system that Microsoft sells to smartphone makers for inclusion in their devices, has always been interesting. Its Live Tiles, app icons with auto updating information and pared down user interface, arguably set […]

The Start Menu Is Coming Back to Windows 8 in August

A picture of the upcoming Start Menu from The Verge.

A new report today has clarified the timing for the return of the Start Menu in Windows 8. Reportedly, users will be able to open apps and games within the new Start Menu Microsoft revealed at its BUILD 2014 event this coming August. The report on the new timing comes from The Verge, which also […]

Microsoft To Make Its Own Phones Starting Friday: What You Need To Know

The Nokia Lumia 930

Microsoft will officially begin making its own smartphones this coming Friday when it completes its buyout of Nokia’s Devices and Services division, setting the stage for an epic three-way battle between it, Apple’s iPhone 5s and Google’s Nexus 5. Microsoft formally announced the closing date of its Nokia purchase this morning in a post on […]

5 Hidden Windows Phone 8.1 Features iPhone Users Would Kill For

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Microsoft’s formal announcement of Windows Phone 8.1 a couple of weeks ago seemed to go mostly unnoticed. Except for Windows Phone users the world over, who took note at just how revolutionary the free update would be for users with Windows Phone devices already. Yesterday that all changed. Traditional news outlets and online gadget taste […]

Why You’ll Want a Windows Phone 8.1 Device Over the iPhone 5s

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You’d be forgiven for thinking Microsoft had abandoned Windows Phone, its mobile operating system. Statements made by the company sounded as if it’d given up on topping the iPhone 5s. The company’s recent actions left Windows Phone 8 users, and potential Windows Phone 8 buyers, all asking the same questions. In a world where Microsoft’s […]

How to Set Parental Controls in Windows 8

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It used to be that locking down your family computer from inappropriate material or users sitting in front of their PC way too long was a chore. In Windows 8, the operating system itself is able to monitor underage users. Windows 8 is able to manage these tasks because of a featured called Family Safety. […]

5 Features Microsoft Stole to Make Windows Phone 8.1 Better For You

5 Features Microsoft Stole to Make Windows Phone 8.1 Better For You

By now, you may have heard that Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 operating system could be the first new software to actually give the iOS operating system that powers the iPhone 5s a run for its money. In fact, it’s entirely possible that Microsoft may even pick up smartphone users from even Google’s Android operating system. […]

Universal Apps Trickle into the Windows Store to Save You Money

Halo - Spartan Assault

Microsoft only announced that it’d be introducing Universal Windows Apps at its BUILD 2014 conference earlier this month, but already users are starting to see them flow into the Windows and Windows Phone Store. Updated listings for Halo: Spartan Assault and Skulls of the Shogun appeared overnight, with both of their pages now indicating that […]

Windows Phone 8.1 Now Available With a Catch

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Windows Phone 8.1, the biggest update Microsoft’s smartphone platform has arguably seen since its first release in 2010, is now available for everyone to download. Users begin reporting that their Windows Phone 8 devices were allowing them to upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1 earlier this morning. Microsoft announced that Windows Phone 8.1 was available to […]