Three Camera Features Sorely Missing From the Lumia 1020


It’s been almost a week since my review unit of the Nokia Lumia 1020 came in, and as impressed as I’ve been by what Nokia has done with its astounding 41-megapixel camera sensor, there are still three major features that have been omitted from the camera that may may limit the appeal of the Windows […]

How to Turn Off Picture Geotagging on Windows Phone 8


Though most users don’t know it, their Windows Phone 8 device is actually collecting information about them when they take photos and videos. Here’s how to turn off picture geotagging on Windows Phone 8, and why you might want to do so. By default, Windows Phone’s camera application uses geotagging technology to automatically attach the […]

10 Exciting iPhone 5S Competitors


Sometime this fall, and probably not September 6th, Apple will introduce a new iPhone that will replace the current iPhone 5. That device is thought to be called the iPhone 5S and it’s thought to be coming with a number of upgrades. Even with the upgrades, consumers won’t have it easy as the iPhone 5S […]

Hipstamatic Oggl Brings More Instagram Support to Windows Phone


Windows Phone might not have an official Instagram application, but the platform has at least scored another high-profile application that supports uploading to Instagram. Starting today, all Windows Phone users can download the Hipstmatic OGGL application in two slightly different versions. The first version of the application is available to all Windows Phone users for […]

Nokia Already Has An Update to Pro Camera App for Lumia 1020 [Updated]


Late Thursday ahead of the Friday official availability of the PureView flagship Lumia 1020 smartphone, Nokia had already issued a software update for its Pro Camera app, which allows finer creative controls in the photography process. The much lauded Pro Camera app brings DSLR-style controls to the 41-megapixel point-and-shoot smartphone camera, and it does a […]

Nokia Lumia 1020 Back In Stock and Ready for Orders at AT&T


After it was offered for pre-order, Nokia’s 41-megapixel packed Lumia 1020 quickly sold out on AT&T. The phone will officially be available today, and AT&T will have inventory in retail stores and its website is now listing the Lumia 1020 as being in stock. The phone retails for $299.99 with a two-year service agreement and […]

Nokia Lumia 1020 Review: The Camera Phone King


After much hype and anticipation, Nokia introduced the Lumia 1020 with a lot of fanfare and enthusiasm, and the Windows Phone 8 device doesn’t disappoint. In the days surrounding the announcement of Nokia’s 41-megapixel camera phone, the company dominated the conversations on Twitter and framed the dialogue around a new experience with zoom on a […]

Windows Phone Lead Responds to User Calls for Action, Sort Of

Windows Phone 8 Skype

Despite an attempt at being more transparent, comments made by Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore might have done more to harm than good to the Windows Phone development team. Belfiore’s comments came in response to a post by Windows Phone user Tung Ha, entitled “We need Microsoft to listen to our ideas and DO something”. In the […]

Windows Phone 8: 5 Ecosystem Advantages Poising it For Future Success


When Microsoft announced that it would be starting all over with Windows Phone 8, many users wondered how the company would position its smartphone operating system as an alternative to iOS and Android. Businesses wondered if this would finally be the operating system that gave them a way to easily enable workers to use their […]

Lumia 1020 Comes With 50GB of Free Storage for Super-Sized Photos


As part of its Nokia Lumia 1020 launch, AT&T will give users 50GB of cloud storage on its AT&T Locker service. From their device, users will be able to activate their 50GB subscription when their Nokia Lumia 1020 arrives. AT&T previously announced that it would be shipping the Lumia 1020 to users starting July 26th. Since […]

Halo: Spartan Assault Hands-on

Halo- Spartan Assault

Halo is finally available on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 as a top-down two-stick shooter that’s a lot of fun in short bursts. We were able to play a preview build of the new Halo: Spartan Assault earlier this week on both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 (using a Nokia Lumia 928 and […]

Is this the Nokia Phablet?


We may now have our first pictures of the often rumored, but never seen, Nokia phablet running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8. Recent images found by social media user C Technology on the website of the regulatory organization TENNAA — the Chinese equivalent of the United States’ Federal Communications Commission — and reported by the Boy […]

Design: Why Windows Phone Needs a UI Reboot

The old Facebook app for Windows Phone used the panoramic UI. Separate, panes were available to show various major elements of the Facebook service, including news feeds, notifications, poasts, and photos. Users could swipe across each pane to go through these categories. That UI has since been replaced.

We’ve briefly touched upon a rumor recently that Microsoft may be giving a design reboot to Windows and Windows Phone, which could mean a move away from the Metro UI. The rumor has sparked some debate on the Internet and some are wondering if the Windows Phone platform, which had only debuted with the Metro […]

Is Microsoft About to Reboot Windows Phone with Windows Phone 9


Microsoft Windows Phone users can expect another large reset of the company’s mobile operating system with Windows Phone 9, according to reports. The rumors, which all originate from Mobile Review’s Eldar Murtazin, indicate that Microsoft has “charged the [Windows Phone Group] with developing a new single OS for both smartphones and tablets, and nothing is […]

Halo: Spartan Assault Coming To Verizon Windows Phones First

Halo Spartan Assault

Halo: Spartan Assault, the first Halo game for Windows Phone 8 will come first to Verizon devices sometime in the near future. Verizon announced today that its customers will be the first games that can buy Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows Phone 8, making users on other carriers wait for the game. Users with a […]

Windows Phone Blue Update Plagued By Bugs and Delayed Until Next Year


Unconfirmed reports indicate that Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system won’t see major updates until sometime early next year due to serious bugs. Citing sources “familiar with Microsoft’s Windows Phone plans”, The Verge believes that Microsoft’s Windows Phone Team is in what it describes as “shut up and ship” mode — industry jargon for what essentially […]

5 Reasons Why the Lumia 1020 Tops Point and Shoot Cameras


Since the rebirth of the smartphone (with Apple’s original iPhone), mobile devices have been taking over the functions and marketshare of the independent devices of the past. In short order, they’ve usurped the watch, made dedicated media players a thing of the past and are even are even likely to begin killing off the third-party […]

Nokia’s Lumia 1020 Grip Case Shown in Detailed Photo Leak


A highly detailed leak of Nokia’s camera grip case accessory for the highly anticipated Lumia 1020 that will be introduced later today shows that the case helps to improve ergonomics for the phone when used to capture images. With a bulge to improve handling, a separate shutter button to make things more comfortable when shooting, […]

Nokia to Offer HERE Drive+ To All Windows Phone 8 Users

Nokia Drive+ Beta

Nokia will make its HERE Drive+ navigation application available to all Windows Phone 8 users, though it won’t be doing so for free. Announced this week via a press release, Nokia’s HERE Drive+ will bring the same real-time navigation tools that users of its high-end Lumia Windows Phones enjoy to everyone. It’ll also be accompanied […]

How to Back Up a Windows Phone


While Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system might be the youngest of the major mobile operating systems, Microsoft has gone to great lengths to make backups available to Windows Phone users effortlessly. Unlike the backup systems of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, there is no physical backup method for Windows Phone. Instead, the operating system […]