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 […]

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 […]

Windows Phones Have Features the iPhone 5s Just Doesn’t

Apple iPhone 5s vs. Nokia Lumia 925 What To Buy (18)

Apple’s iPhone 5s and the iOS 7 software that it runs are the gold standard by which everything else in the mobile phone space are compared to. It’s not that they’re the most advanced at what they do, sometimes they aren’t. Nevertheless it’s Apple and the iPhone that set the conversation. If a hardware feature […]

Why Buying a Windows Phone 8 Right Now Is a Bad Idea

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You’d think now would be a great time to buy a device running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system. For sure, it’s not the worst time to purchase one of the devices, that award is reserved for mid 2011 and devices like the Nokia Lumia 900. Microsoft may be promising users updates for two years and Windows […]

5 Leaked Windows Phone Features for iPhone Users To Get Excited About

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Excitement about Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 update is growing. Though the update isn’t believed to be arriving on Windows Phone devices until early this summer, owners of Windows Phone devices hunger for news about the new operating system. Thankfully, a never-ending stream of leaks and screenshots have wet their appetite. The interesting thing is that many of these features […]

Achievements and Siri: Xbox Live Could Be Coming to the iPhone

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Microsoft used the Xbox 360 and original Xbox to define what it means to play multiplayer, earn achievements and stay connected with friends and family no matter wherever they are. Now, Microsoft could be poised to enlist even more new devices as it positions its Xbox Live service as a competitor to other services. The company is working to bring […]