Watch Windows in the Car, Microsoft’s Version of CarPlay

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Microsoft may have not finished battling Apple and Google for control over the smartphone market, but it’s already moving into another key area that’s expected to bolster the Apple’s dominance for years to come. Last week, it showed off a new concept for what it called Windows in the Car, a direct competitor to the […]

How to Get Free Xbox One Games, Music and Movies

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The Xbox One and the Xbox 360 aren’t just consoles. Like all modern devices, it isn’t the capabilities that they have when they arrive to you that make them worthwhile. Instead, their worth is measured in the video games, television shows and other content that they enable. It’s great that they’re able to offer so […]

How to Fix Most Xbox One Problems in 3 Steps

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The Xbox One, Microsoft’s new entertainment box, has proven to be both a powerhouse and a fickle beast. Each day millions of users play games, watch live television shows and video chat with friends and family on the $499 device. Unfortunately, it’s still early days and like any other product there are Xbox One problems […]

How To Turn On a Personal Hotspot on the Lumia 520

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Being able to share your internet connection with your tablet or notebook is great. After all, most work requires users to stay connected, to keep in touch with the office wherever they are by any means necessary. Here’s how to use turn on the personal hotspot on the Lumia 520 Windows Phone and share that […]

Samsung ATIV SE Windows Phone Snatches Key Feature Away from Galaxy S5

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For the first time ever, Android smartphone buyers won’t be the only users able to control their television without accessories and complicated third-party remotes. Samsung is including the technology in the Samsung ATIV SE, the companies Galaxy S5-like Windows Phone. Ironically, Samsung has yet to announce the device itself, however Verizon Wireless posted all the […]

Nokia Lumia 635 Could Steal the Cheap Smartphone Crown From the Moto G

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The Lumia 635, Nokia’s answer to low-cost Android devices like Motorola’s Moto G, is coming to the United States this summer. Nokia announced the new low-end handset during Microsoft’s BUILD briefing earlier today. Just like the Lumia 520 before it, the Lumia 635 is tailor-made for users who’d rather avoid a two-year service agreement but […]

Windows Phone 8.1 Release Date Details Surface

Software updates won't bring new hardware features to devices like the Lumia 925.

Windows Phone 8.1, an upcoming update for devices running Microsoft’s iPhone and Android competitor, couldn’t possiblly come soon enough. That’s why it’s good Microsoft is sharing more details about when users can expect the update on their handset. So when is the Windows Phone 8.1 release date officially? That much remains unclear. Typically, there is […]

Microsoft Universal Apps Come to Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox One

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Microsoft has been finding ways to unify its various operating systems across platforms and today its making a bigger step in that direction. During the company’s BUILD keynote today, Microsoft announced universal apps that will be coming to Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox One, allowing users to have a consistent experience across PCs, phones, tablets […]

Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 Is Everything the iPhone 5s’ Siri Isn’t

A picture of Cortana, captured by The Verge.

Announced moments ago, Microsoft did something few others have come close to doing, topping the features of the iPhone 5s’ most unique features. Windows Phone 8.1’s Cortana personal assistant isn’t better than Apple’s Siri in a lot of different ways. It just completely out matches Siri in two key ways. What makes Cortana a much […]

Microsoft Needs These 3 Devices To Compete Against Its Rivals

Microsoft is fighting a war for consumers on every front. To compete against these different companies for the hearts and minds of consumers, Microsoft needs to do something it rarely does: focus on hardware to compete against rival’s devices. To understand how the three devices below could change everything for Microsoft, you first have to […]

Next Flagship HTC Windows Phone Could Be a new HTC One Clone

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Windows Phone buyers could have the option of picking up a Windows Phone that completely borrows its feature set from the new HTC One. At least that’s according to a singular report originating from WPDang, a Windows Phone-specific website that has a decent track record in sharing accurate information about the operating system’s future. Citing […]

Nokia Rains on New HTC One Announcement with Its Own Briefing Invite

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Nokia, the leading maker of Windows Phones, won’t wait long after Microsoft reveals its Windows Phone 8.1 operating system to introduce new devices that include it. In fact, an invitation sent to out today indicates that Nokia will only wait a few hours before unveiling its latest handsets. Nokia began sending out invitations for the […]

Apple Wants to Make it Easier to find the Best Free iPhone Apps

The new related app search can make finding the best apps easier.

If you love free iPhone apps and hate wading through the search results to find the best iPhone apps in the store, you’ll love the new direction Apple is going. This morning Apple started testing a new search tool for the App Store that shows related searches for apps. Currently the iPhone and iPad App […]

How Microsoft Can Compete with the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5

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

This year, Microsoft will compete with refreshed offerings from the new Samsung Galaxy S5 and reportedly, the iPhone 6. Here’s how the company can try to make progress. Microsoft’s efforts in mobile haven’t exactly failed. Windows Phone’s user base has grown, and Microsoft has repeatedly pulled new tricks out of its bag, hoping to breathe some life into […]

Top 7 Upcoming Smartphones (2014)

A larger iPhone 6 could bring Android users to iPhone.

Those in the hunt for a new smartphone in 2014 are going to be faced with an assortment of options, big and small. There are, however, some smartphones that consumers should keep their eye on over the course of the rest of the year, devices that we think will represent the top smartphone options for […]

Lumia 930 On The Way, Could Arrive Next Month

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Microsoft’s just weeks away from its expected formal announcement of Windows Phone 8.1, the upcoming update that will add many of the features the operating system is still missing when compared to Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android operating system. That Microsoft will announce the new operating system during its BUILD 2014 has been known for […]

Microsoft’s Latest Tactic Could Put a Serious Dent in Android’s Growth

Software updates won't bring new hardware features to devices like the Lumia 925.

There’s just weeks left until Microsoft’s rumored launch of Windows Phone 8.1, a massive update for Windows Phone. So far, signs have pointed to the company using a mix of new and good-to-have features to try and snatch market share from Google’s Android operating system. New rumors now indicate that Microsoft could back up that […]

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

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

Apple’s iPhone 5s and the iOS 7 software that it runs are the gold standard by which everything else in the mobile phone space are compared to. It’s not that they’re the most advanced at what they do, sometimes they aren’t. Nevertheless it’s Apple and the iPhone that set the conversation. If a hardware feature […]

New Nokia Ad Says Key iPhone Advantage Isn’t Really Relevant

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The iPhone’s large assortment of applications for users to download to their devices has convinced millions of users to continue buying Apple’s flagship smartphones. It’s a strength, a core asset that other smartphone platforms simply can’t throw money at and hope to fix. A new advertisement from Nokia tries to address the concerns of potential Nokia Lumia buyers […]

Why Buying a Windows Phone 8 Right Now Is a Bad Idea

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You’d think now would be a great time to buy a device running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system. For sure, it’s not the worst time to purchase one of the devices, that award is reserved for mid 2011 and devices like the Nokia Lumia 900. Microsoft may be promising users updates for two years and Windows […]