Windows Phone 8.1 for AT&T Lumia 920 & 820 Adds Must-Have Features

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Nokia Lumia 920s and Lumia 820s on AT&T’s wireless network in the United States are about to become competitive with Apple’s iPhone almost overnight. Early this afternoon AT&T Wireless announced that it’d begun deploying Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 update to the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. As of now Lumia 920 and 820 users can […]

How to Transfer Photos from the Lumia 635 to Your PC

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If you’re looking to move photos from the Lumia 635 than you’ve probably noticed one of the key things that Microsoft has done right with his mobile operating system and hardware. Windows Phone isn’t the step child of the wireless industry that it once was. Today, many of the devices Microsoft makes are just as […]

New Windows Phone 8.1 Update Finally Adds Essential Feature From Android

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Microsoft has been on a tear lately, finally adding features that make smartphones running its Windows Phone operating system just as customizable as their Android counterparts. With the Windows Phone 8.1 update Microsoft is adding even more, including a new folders option that’ll finally let users group together different sets of live tiles, just like […]

Windows Phone FitBit is Here

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Smartphone buyers looking to stay healthy with the help of fitness bands and activity trackers finally have a new platform to choose from. Today, Windows Phone FitBit became the first fitness tracker app to be available on Microsoft’s Android and iPhone alternative. The Verge revealed that Windows Phone FitBit had arrived in a post earlier […]

Cortana Windows Phone Ad Shows Everything Siri & the iPhone Can’t Do

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It’s been a longtime since any smartphone running Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system could be considered a legitimate iPhone 5s alternative. With Windows Phone 8.1 Microsoft smartly added a ton of features and now it’s showing one of the most important ones off in the new Siri vs. Cortana ad. In the commercial Microsoft pits […]

The Best iPhone Alternatives Running Windows Phone

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

In the United States these days, devices running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 operating system don’t get much credit as iPhone alternatives. That’s a shame, because some of them really are capable of replacing either Apple’s iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c smartphones. In the past year Microsoft has finally began to catch up to Apple’s mobile […]

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 […]

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

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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]