3 Ways Microsoft Failed to Beat the iPhone & Android

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There were all of these new ideas, and never-before-tried concepts, that made Windows Phone different from Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android operating system. Sadly, even today, Windows Phone remains a distant third due to failures Microsoft has yet to learn from. Windows Phone  absolutely set the world on fire when it was announced. Here was Microsoft, the company who unleashed the disaster […]

How to Watch YouTube Videos on Windows Phone 8.1

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Devices running Windows Phone 8.1, like the Lumia 520, have a very checkered history with YouTube. More specifically, they’ve had trouble with YouTube apps. Today, there isn’t an official YouTube app available to devices running Windows Phone, but thankfully there are ways around that. Microsoft has stepped up to try and provide a decent YouTube app […]

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 […]

Top 10 Mobile Pet Peeves We’re Probably Stuck With

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Mobile tech has changed so much about the way most us of stay in touch, stay connected, and stay tuned in to the world around us. Go anywhere at anytime and you see folks with smartphones (and sometimes tablets) checking in, reading, watching video, and basically having their snoot stuck into a mobile device with […]

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

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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 […]

The Best Windows Phones on Every Carrier [May 2014]

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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

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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

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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

How Microsoft Can Compete with the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]