T-Mobile HTC One M8 for Windows Release Confirmed

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As rumors suggested earlier this week, there is indeed a T-Mobile HTC One M8 for Windows coming at some point in the near future. America’s fourth-largest mobile carrier confirmed there was a T-Mobile HTC One M8 for Windows Phone on the way today, adding a new coming soon page to its website. The announcement comes […]

Will Microsoft Use Windows Phone to Kill the iPad?

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Microsoft’s mantra has been that Surface and Windows 8 RT are its iPad alternative, but new details about a recent software release are making things more interesting. According to details shared with hardware makers by Microsoft, the company’s Windows Phone 8.1 operating system could act as a much-needed operating system to device makers trying to create iPad alternatives. […]

5 Best Phones [August, 2014]

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Those of you in the market for a new phone in the month of August are going to encounter a mind boggling number of options. From the iPhone to Samsung’s Galaxy series to Microsoft’s Lumia line, the smartphone market is chock full of options. While the decision will come easy for some people, others are […]

Rumors Heat Up for HTC One W8 In August

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New rumors are pegging the launch of a revamped edition of the HTC One for late in August. Instead of coming in different colors or including an exclusive subscription service, this HTC One will be special in another way: It’ll run Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. Engadget was the first to reveal information in this […]

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 […]

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 […]