File Manager and More for Windows Phone Leaked by Feedback Site

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Windows Phone users could be in for a file manager and new app storage settings if comments made by a Microsoft employee on the company’s UserVoice website are true. Rumors of a file manager finally making into Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system surfaced after Mobile Guru, an Administrator for the product’s UserVoice website and, presumably, […]

Windows, Windows RT and Windows Phone Merging? Microsoft Says Yes

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The days of users having to know the differences between Microsoft’s three different consumer-oriented operating systems could soon be a thing of the past, according to comments made by Microsoft’s own Devices and Studios chief. Julie Larson-Green, Vice President of Devices and Studios for Microsoft, hinted at the company’s future plans for Windows on stage at […]

Nokia Lumia 1520 Buyers Seeing Delays at Microsoft and AT&T Stores

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Users who were waiting for their pre-ordered Nokia Lumia 1520 to arrive received some pretty upsetting news last night. They’ll have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on Nokia’s first phablet-sized Windows Phone. Reports of delays first surfaced last night after WPCentral reported that members of its community had received notices from […]

Microsoft Looks to End the App Gap by the end of 2014

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There are long bets and there are long bets. You have to give Microsoft some credit for being stubborn when it comes to the big steps it took when it decided to change up the faces of Windows, beginning with Windows Phone and extending that to its desktop and mobile efforts. Microsoft has taken a […]

Nokia Music Transforms into Nokia MixRadio

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Nokia Windows Phone users don’t have to wait for Nokia’s New York launch event to get their hands on a refreshed and rebranded subscription music service from Nokia. The new Nokia Music, now Nokia MixRadio, debuted in the Windows Phone Store early this morning. Just like the native Xbox Music client that comes installed on […]

Instagram & Waze Arrive on Windows Phone

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The holidays may have come early for Windows Phone users today. After months of pining for an official application to access the Instagram photo sharing service, the app has finally arrived paired with an official Windows Phone version of Waze. To be fair, Microsoft and Nokia had already made it clear that they were working […]

Google Search for Windows Phone Gets Voice Search and More

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Google and Windows Phone don’t have what we’d call a great relationship. From issues with a YouTube app and temporarily blocking Google Maps, the situation could use some improving, and today that’s exactly what is happening. This week Google finally updated its Search app for Windows Phone, and with it came a few much requested […]

Nokia Shareholders Approve Microsoft’s Devices & Services Deal

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Nokia Devices and Services, the part of the Finnish giant that is responsible for the outfit’s smartphone and feature phone handsets, will become a part of Microsoft early next year if shareholders get their way. The Financial Times is reporting that Nokia shareholders approved the $7.2 billion dollar sale of Nokia’s Devices and Services division […]

Microsoft announces Facebook Login for Windows Phone and Windows

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Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Phone are showing a bit of progress when it comes to device sales. That being said, a lack of high-quality applications and useful third-party tools following into both of the operating system’s stores remains one of the few valid criticisms about both operating systems. It seems Microsoft is hoping that bringing […]

Vine Video App Now Available on Windows Phone

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Windows Phone users no longer have to rely on third-party Vine clients, at least that’s according to Microsoft. The company formally announced that Windows Phone users can expect a custom-made version of Vine to appear in the Windows Phone Store sometime today. The news comes by the way of The Verge who says Microsoft tipped […]

Microsoft Merges Windows Phone and Windows Development Accounts

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Developers creating applications for Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Windows platforms won’t need to register two different accounts with the company going forward. In a move that could telegraph future platform mergers to come, Microsoft has combined the developer registration process for both operating systems. Microsoft announced the transition in a blog post late yesterday saying, […]

Nokia Lumia 1520 Gets Release Date on AT&T

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After having been announced late last month at Nokia World, the Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia 1520 flagship phablet is finally getting a launch date in the U.S. with exclusive carrier AT&T. The device will become available to buy, as revealed by the Microsoft Store preorder page, starting on November 15th for $199 on contract or […]

Google Voice Users May Want to Avoid Windows Phone

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Google’s war against Microsoft has taken another hostage in the form of Google Voice users. After a battle that resulted in the removal of a more advanced YouTube application for Microsoft’s mobile OS platform, Windows Phone users could kiss goodbye to third-party Google Voice apps next year as a result of Google enforcing its new […]

Nokia Lumia 929 Fully Detailed in New Leaks

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While Nokia didn’t show any new smartphones that users on Verizon could get excited about during its Nokia World event this past month, leaks of the Nokia Lumia 929 indicate that the company definitely has something up its sleeve for users on the United States’ largest mobile carrier. WPCentral has gotten their hands on a […]

Nokia Nabs Place as the United States’ Fourth Largest Smartphone Maker

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The good news just keeps coming for Nokia. After announcing better than expected gains in the United States earlier this week, numbers indicate that Nokia surpassed Motorola and HTC in terms of smartphone sales this past quarter. According to numbers collected by Counterpoint, a technology market research firm, Nokia now made up 4.1% of all […]

The Google Nexus Experience: Is This What Nokia Users Have Coming?

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Today we witnessed a technological marvel. Google’s Nexus 5 and Android KitKat announcements were poetry in motion. News about both devices leaked out weeks in advance, and most Android flagship devices won’t see Android 4.4 KitKat for months – if at all. Still, in one day users are able to get all the details about […]

Nokia Lumia Sales Double, Could Continue with Lumia 1520 Launch

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If Nokia’s financial earnings are an accurate indication, Microsoft may take ownership of a much stronger Nokia Devices and Services division than was originally anticipated by mobile industry watchers. That’s because according to Nokia’s Interim Report for the third quarter of this fiscal year, sales of its Nokia Lumia Windows Phones reached an all-time high […]

5 Windows Phone Alternatives to Top iPhone and Android Apps

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system launched three years ago to critical acclaim and rather disappointing sales. Since then, it’s slowly been crawling its way into relevancy by adding support for more modern processors and partnering with Nokia to produce hardware comparable to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. While sales of […]

Microsoft Begins Publishing Web Apps in the Windows Phone Store

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Microsoft has confirmed that it is repacking mobile websites and launching them in its Windows Phone Store as native applications. The company confirmed the practice after reports surfaced over a number of big name applications finally entering the Windows Phone Store. While that wouldn’t normally be odd – Microsoft has been working overtime to attract […]

Instagram for Windows Phone Officially Announced

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After years of waiting and six months after Nokia launched a grass-roots effort to get the app in the Windows Store, Nokia and Microsoft have formally announced that Instagram for Windows Phone is coming. Nokia revealed that the application was on its way to users, this morning at an event in Abu Dhabi. It choose […]