Cortana vs. Siri vs. Google Now: The Ultimate Voice Control Showdown

Windows Phone 8.1 is here, and with it comes not only with a notification centre but a brand new Halo-style voice assistant. But how does Cortana shape up against her competitors, who have a year or two of experience on her? Surprisingly well. Read More >>

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Windows Phone 8.1 Review: Gloriously Good Enough

Windows 8.1's recent update was a subtle but effective boost. Windows Phone's 8.1 power up follows the same cues. It's not mind-blowing, it's not world-changing, it's nothing to jump around and scream about, but it turns Windows Phone into something it's never quite been before: an OS that's totally good enough. Read More >>

Microsoft's New "Windows in the Car" Concept Takes on Apple's CarPlay

Microsoft's no stranger to in-car entertainment systems; it's been powering a number of auto-makers' interfaces for years. But now, Microsoft is getting serious about its own, Windows Phone-centric car integration system—and it looks an awful lot like Apple's own CarPlay. Read More >>

Huawei Backtracks on Plans to Release Dual-Boot Smartphone

Having proudly claimed the first Android-Windows dual-boot phones would arrive by spring, Huawei is now backpedalling—saying that it won't happen after all. Sound familiar? Read More >>

Mobile Multi-Tasking Made Easy With the Nokia Lumia 1520

Picture the scene: A tube strike has stolen your morning, your laptop is flat out of battery and you're stranded far from your desk, far from the files, folders and tools that'd make mincemeat of your looming deadlines. You're already battling against the whims of the gods, you don't need to be battling your tech too. You need a big-screened, powerful smartphone fighting your corner. Enter the Nokia Lumia 1520. Read More >>

Report: First U.S. Windows-Android Dual Boot Phones Will Arrive Spring

Dual booting is the latest mobile fad, and by all accounts it won't be long before it arrives: according to Huawei, the first examples will be available in the US as early as this spring. Read More >>

Report: Microsoft Making Windows Phone OS Free for Some Manufacturers

Desperate times, desperate measures: the Times of India is reporting that Microsoft is starting to give its Windows Phone OS away to phone manufacturers for free. Read More >>

Facebook Messenger Hits Windows Phone

Who said Windows Phone doesn't have any apps? Facebook Messenger is finally available on Windows Phone—a mere two years after it made its way to iOS and Android. Though it's never existed as a standalone app on Windows Phone, the platform previously featured Messenger integration in the operating system itself. That was removed with Windows Phone 8.1, hence this new standalone version. Read More >>

Report: First Dual-Boot Windows and Android Phones Coming This Year

Recently there's been a push to have PCs dual booting with Android and Windows, and it seems that may soon extend to phones. Reports suggest that the first Windows Phone-Android dual booting handsets are coming this year. Read More >>

Spotify For Windows Phone Will Finally be Updated (and Fixed)

Spotify salvation is coming for Windows Phone 8 users in the form of an app update "this spring," bringing overdue Radio, Browse and Discover features to WinPho. The current Spotify app for the platform is terrible, so this can't happen soon enough. Read More >>

Nokia X and Nokia Store Hands-On: It's Android Guys, But Not as You Know It

The rumours were true. As if there was ever any doubt, Nokia now has a range of entry-level Android smartphones. The 4-inch Nokia X and Nokia X+ handsets are aimed at emerging markets, and feel quite different to any other Android handsets on the market. Read More >>

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Nokia Lumias are Getting BBM

Nokia Lumia devices will now get access to BlackBerry's BBM app, hitting the Windows Phone platform. Rioters will now be able to organise their looting raids with the Finnish company's colourful phones. Read More >>

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Help Get Clean Water to Kids in Need, Just by Ignoring Your Damn Phone

There are a lot of pointless apps out there that make it hard to put our smartphones down. That's what makes Unicef's new project for World Water Month doubly brilliant—it raises funds to provide clean drinking water to those who need it most, by encouraging smartphone users to take a break from the touchscreen. Read More >>

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LG and Lenovo Have Been Signed Up For Windows Phone by Microsoft

Expect to see even more Windows Phones in the wild later this year, now that Microsoft has confirmed several new (or returning) hardware partners. Most interesting for our markets are Lenovo, LG and ZTE, but there are a bunch more for other countries that will be joining existing manufacturers Nokia, HTC, Samsung and Huawei. Read More >>

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Review: Nokia Lumia 1320 is a Perfectly Usable Pocket Monolith

Microsoft’s newly acquired phone division is pumping out the hardware at great pace, with the Lumia 1320 offering six inches of fun and a 5-Megapixel camera for capturing evidence of said fun. It won't win any beauty contests, or smallest-phone contests, but it’s not terrible. Don't be a Windows Phone denier, it’s really not that bad. Read More >>

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Nokia Lumia Icon: No Time For a Review, But the Box it Came in is Nuts

Well this is was an interesting mail call. Nokia just delivered the Lumia Icon to our US chums' doorstep, and while they weren't given enough time to do a proper review before Nokia's embargo lifted—that's coming later this week—the glowing red armoured case it came in sure is something! Read More >>


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