Why Wait? Galaxy S5 Health Features Available Now on Top Smartphones

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Apparently in the world of mobile devices we’ve moved from consuming media to health and fitness monitoring. Given the trend, companies hope we will buy and use new devices so we’ll all be much healthier while we sit on our couches and watch House of Cards. But you don’t need to wait for these features […]

Microsoft Announces 9 New Windows Phone Partners

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Microsoft and its Windows Phone are certainly one interesting story. While Windows Phone has its advocates it has not really caught on in the marketplace, especially in the US. But Microsoft continues to push, and today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft announced that it will licensing Windows Phone to nine new partners. […]

Will This new Windows Phone Feature Poach iPhone Users?

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Launched with the iPhone 4s, Apple’s Siri personal assistant has since become in icon in its own right. Boasting a personality that’s both playful and charming while providing users with the information that they need to know has made the voice-activate assistant so popular that’s it has become  a cultural icon with its own spoofs […]

New Windows Phone 8 Notification Center Video Puts iPhone On Notice

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We may still be weeks away from any formal announcements of features coming in Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, however a new video leak showcasing the platform’s new Action Center area makes even Apple’s much lauded Notification Center for the iPhone look like it needs some updating. A new video of the Action Center […]

What 6 Months With an iPhone Showed This Windows Phone User

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In September, I came to a decision to leave Windows Phone. Fed up with Microsoft’s foot dragging and equally unimpressed by the software that the HTC One had to offer, I sought comfort in Apple’s iPhone 5s. I told myself that the iPhone had everything I needed. I told myself that apps and games would […]

Code Indicates Even More Exciting Features Coming in Windows Phone 8.1

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The ability to add backgrounds to a Start Screen, encrypt email and set installed apps to update themselves automatically, were all revealed as features potentially on their way to Windows Phone 8 users in the form of Windows Phone 8.1. That’s the update that’s expected to come later this year. To be clear, developers Jeremy […]

Best Windows Phones for February 2014

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Devices loaded with Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system aren’t suddenly selling more than those with Google’s Android or the ever-popular iPhone line. That being said, now is still an excellent time to buy a Windows Phone. Consider this: the Windows Phone ecosystem is better than it’s ever been. Having finally turned a corner with the […]

Growth of Windows Phone Eclipses iPhone in IDC Report

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Is Microsoft’s Windows Phone having more luck in attracting new smartphone buyers than Apple is with the iPhone? A new market research report indicates that’s the case. To be clear, the report itself, which was compiled by IDC, doesn’t exactly paint a great picture for Windows Phone. In fact, it found that devices running the […]

Swype Keyboard Alternative for Windows Phone 8.1 Shown in New Leak

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Thanks to leaks from the developer version of Windows Phone 8.1, we’ve seen an avalanche of leaks about new features coming to Microsoft’s mobile phone operating system. Now another leak indicates that Microsoft is preparing to introduce a Swype-like gesture keyboard with the upcoming update. A single screenshot showcasing what’s believed to be this new […]

Leaked Slides Hint at Coming Windows RT and Windows Phone Collision

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Many of the latest rumors about the direction Microsoft is planning to take Windows Phone and Windows RT indicated that the company would eventually merge the two. Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn’t yet commented on the fate of either operating system publicly. Now a new side discussing Universal Store apps has all but confirmed the merging of […]

Nokia Lumia Icon Coming to Verizon on February 20th

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Nokia has just made the process of choosing a Windows Phone on Verizon Wireless more difficult. After weeks of leaks and rumors Verizon and Nokia have formally announced that the Lumia Icon, the first flagship Windows Phone of the New Year, will launch on February 20th. Verizon finally revealed that the Nokia Lumia Icon would […]

12 Minute Windows Phone 8.1 Video Will Make You Want It Right Now

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A new video showcasing many of the features coming to users with the Windows Phone 8.1 update has surfaced that details all of the new features users can expect when it finally arrives on their devices sometime this spring. As one might expect, the video, which was posted to YouTube by WinBeta late yesterday, details […]

Massive Windows Phone 8.1 Leaks Spill Many of Microsoft’s Secrets

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Windows Phone buyers won’t have to wait for Microsoft to share details about its upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update at its BUILD 2014 or Mobile World Congress events after all. Just a day after Microsoft released early builds of Windows Phone 8.1 to a select group of developers, a Reddit member has begun posting all […]

Action Center: Is this Windows Phone’s Notification Area?

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A new report indicates that Microsoft isn’t just preparing to finally add a notification center to its Windows Phone 8.1. Instead, the company will attempt to rival the notification systems of Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone and iPad with a new take on getting mobile users information it’s reportedly calling Action Center. Detailed in a […]

Nokia Could be Casually Teasing the Lumia Icon in This New Video

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Potential buyers of Nokia’s Lumia Windows Phones could be in for a bit more choice soon. After months without formally teasing any new handsets Nokia has posted a new teaser for an upcoming Windows Phone device. The new teaser trailer made its way to Nokia’s YouTube page earlier today. Instead of showing off corners of […]

Why You Should Buy A Windows Phone 8 Device in 2014

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 didn’t see a lot of momentum last year. Though sales definitely rose when compared to last year, the platform and the devices that it powers didn’t have many high profile moments that smartphone buyers could latch onto as a sign that it was improving.  As such, many users are wondering whether […]

Foursquare Is How Cortana Will Plan Your Evening

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New details about Cortana, the voice assistant that’s expected to arrive on Windows Phone devices with the Windows Phone 8.1 update, could explain why Microsoft announced that it would invest $15 million in Foursquare. A single report from Bloomberg now indicates that Microsoft is planning to use information collected by Foursquare to power the voice […]

Is This the Samsung Huron?

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It was only yesterday that news first surfaced about the Samsung Huron, the rumored Samsung flagship that’s coming to Verizon to challenge other high-end Windows Phones. At the time rumors only alluded to the Samsung Huron looking an awful like Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3, but thanks to newly leaked photos we can judge […]