Microsoft Offers iPhone 5c Alternative in the Lumia 530

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Microsoft hasn’t said anything about releasing a new Windows Phone to compete with Apple’s iPhone 5s, but the company is clearly gearing up to take down the low-end iPhone 5C and cheap Android devices like the Moto G. Today, the company announced the Lumia 530, an iPhone 5c alternative with an astonishingly low price tag. […]

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 […]

Android Apps May Solve Major Windows Phone Problem

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Reports of Microsoft trying to close Windows Phone’s enthusiasm gap by adding support for apps made with Google’s Android operating system in mind are becoming more consistent. The possibility of Microsoft adding Android app compatibility to Windows Phone surfaced again yesterday, after two reporters who’ve shared accurate information about Microsoft’s future Windows Phone’s plans in the […]

Leaked Lumia 830 Windows Phone Has iPhone 6’s Good Looks

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system isn’t in danger of stealing the iPhone’s users just yet, but new leaked photos of an upcoming device do indicate that Microsoft plans to at least borrow some of the iPhone 6’s design cues and good looks. Leaked pictures of this new device, surfaced late last night on Chinese social […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Find a Lost or Stolen Lumia 520

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There’s nothing worse than losing a smartphone, not even losing a feature phone or a laptop. Contemporary feature phones were so limited in scope that losing one wasn’t necessarily the end of the world. Yes, those users who did lose their feature phones, like Motorola’s Razr, still needed to call up their friends and search […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Microsoft to Give Away Windows for Free on Small Mobile Devices

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At this week’s Build Conference, Microsoft is saying loudly that it really wants more market share when it comes to small mobile devices. Consequently the software giant is giving away what some see as the keys to the kingdom by planning to offer Windows for free for small mobile devices. Specifically, smartphones running Windows Phone […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]