Report: Microsoft Could Bring Android Apps to Windows & Windows Phone

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What if Windows and Windows Phone users didn’t have to wait for native versions of apps like Flappy Birds and the latest popular calendars to arrive in the Windows Phone Store but were able to load Android versions of their favorite apps instead? Reports indicate that Microsoft is actively considering making that scenario a reality […]

12 Minute Windows Phone 8.1 Video Will Make You Want It Right Now

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A new video showcasing many of the features coming to users with the Windows Phone 8.1 update has surfaced that details all of the new features users can expect when it finally arrives on their devices sometime this spring. As one might expect, the video, which was posted to YouTube by WinBeta late yesterday, details […]

Massive Windows Phone 8.1 Leaks Spill Many of Microsoft’s Secrets

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Windows Phone buyers won’t have to wait for Microsoft to share details about its upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update at its BUILD 2014 or Mobile World Congress events after all. Just a day after Microsoft released early builds of Windows Phone 8.1 to a select group of developers, a Reddit member has begun posting all […]

Action Center: Is this Windows Phone’s Notification Area?

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A new report indicates that Microsoft isn’t just preparing to finally add a notification center to its Windows Phone 8.1. Instead, the company will attempt to rival the notification systems of Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone and iPad with a new take on getting mobile users information it’s reportedly calling Action Center. Detailed in a […]

Nokia Could be Casually Teasing the Lumia Icon in This New Video

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Potential buyers of Nokia’s Lumia Windows Phones could be in for a bit more choice soon. After months without formally teasing any new handsets Nokia has posted a new teaser for an upcoming Windows Phone device. The new teaser trailer made its way to Nokia’s YouTube page earlier today. Instead of showing off corners of […]

Why You Should Buy A Windows Phone 8 Device in 2014

Nokia's Lumia 1520 wouldn't be possible without the Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update.

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 didn’t see a lot of momentum last year. Though sales definitely rose when compared to last year, the platform and the devices that it powers didn’t have many high profile moments that smartphone buyers could latch onto as a sign that it was improving.  As such, many users are wondering whether […]

Flappy Bird for Windows Phone Is On The Way

We look at why Flappy Bird is so addictive that gamers are hacking it for higher scores.

Windows Phone owners won’t have to wait long to get their hands on Flappy Bird, the latest mobile game to capture the hearts and minds of casual gamers. According to the game’s developers, Flappy Bird for Windows Phone could arrive within the next month. To be more exact, Flappy Bird’s developer expects the game to […]

Foursquare Is How Cortana Will Plan Your Evening

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New details about Cortana, the voice assistant that’s expected to arrive on Windows Phone devices with the Windows Phone 8.1 update, could explain why Microsoft announced that it would invest $15 million in Foursquare. A single report from Bloomberg now indicates that Microsoft is planning to use information collected by Foursquare to power the voice […]

Cheap Lumia 520 Bundle Is The Ultimate iPod Competitor

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Microsoft may not make its own direct competitor to Apple’s iPod line any more, but that isn’t stopping the company from offering the best deal lovers of music-only devices have ever seen. As of now, Microsoft Store shoppers can bundle a year of Xbox Music with the Nokia Lumia 520 or Lumia 521 for less […]

New Samsung Huron SM-W750V Could Have Galaxy S Looks, Windows Phone Innards

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Samsung could be preparing to renter the high-end Windows Phone race in a big way. According to new rumors, the company is working on the Samsung SM-W750V or Samsung Huron for a launch on Verizon. Leaker publication EvLeaks shared some details about the rumored upcoming Windows Phone handset on Twitter today. That post notes that […]

Bluetooth Filing Narrows Release Window for Windows Phone 8.1

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Microsoft hasn’t fully detailed the features users can expect from the Windows Phone 8.1 update, but the update’s arrival at the Bluetooth SIG indicates that it won’t be too long before Microsoft reveals the update’s official feature set. To be clear, Microsoft hasn’t even acknowledged the existence of a forthcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update. However, […]

Best Weather Apps to Survive the Polar Vortex

RadarScope is on the expensive side but provides the most comprehensive radar views we've ever seen.

With half of America blanketed in a surprise snow storm and the other half confirming that they may not necessarily know how to drive in dicey conditions, weather apps aren’t just a smartphone user’s attempt to justify an expensive purchase. In today’s world of declining evening news watching and cable news networks that are more […]

Beats Music Arrives, Windows Phone Takes Its Place As Third Ecosystem

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It may have taken Beats Music a while to arrive on Microsoft’s Windows Phone but with it, Microsoft can finally takes its rightful place as third-largest smartphone ecosystem, arguably. To be clear, that Beats Music is finally arriving today does’t completely underscore that point. Microsoft still needs to find a way to work directly with app creators […]

Windows Phone 8.1: What We Know Now

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Last year wasn’t exactly cause for celebration for anyone who owns a device running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system. To be fair, it was a great year for Microsoft. Having firmly established Windows Phone as the world’s third-most popular smartphone operating system, the platform slowly grew and by year’s end had amassed over 200,000 […]

GTA: San Andreas Finally Arrives on Windows Phone

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It took a bit of extra time but now users of devices with Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system installed can also commit robberies and amass wealth in the criminal underworld in GTA: San Andreas. Like it’s iOS and Android counterparts, GTA: San Andreas for Windows Phone allows user to run around the fictional city of San […]

Nokia Invites Press to Meet Under The Tree, Nokia Normandy On The Way?

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Mere hours after it formally announced earnings for its Devices and Services as “discontinued operations,” Nokia is now sending out invites for a press event at this year’s Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. So far, rumors are light but all of them point to Nokia using this event to formally launch the […]

Nokia Sells 30 Million Devices, Windows Phone Sales Drop Slightly

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It’s unclear when the sale of Nokia’s Devices and Services division to Microsoft will go through, however new earnings reports from Nokia indicate that when that sale goes through Microsoft will have its work cut out for it. Sales of Nokia’s Lumia line of Windows Phones may have doubled when compared to last year, however […]

Are Nintendo Games for iPhone and Android in The Works?

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If Nintendo had hoped that launching its Wii U gaming console a year earlier than rivals and integrating a touchscreen controller would boost sales, it was wrong. The past week the company announced that it expected to lose millions thanks to the console. Now Nintendo’s leaders say that they’re finally ready to take a look […]

Nokia Lumia 925 Becomes Second AT&T Lumia to Get Lumia Black Update

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AT&T is still taking its time to approve the Lumia Black update for its Windows Phones, however the company is at least giving some users the opportunity to experience the update without joining Windows Phone’s early update preview program or buying a new phone. The United States’ second largest mobile carrier has begun updating Lumia 925 […]