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Oh Look, Microsoft Made Its Own Snapchat Clone Called WindUp

Windows Phone users often get left out when it comes to new apps, as developers look to launch mainly on Android and iOS. Point in case: there’s still no official Snapchat app for Windows Phone 8. Instead, you’re left with a few unofficial choices that independent developers have hacked together (6Snap, and Snapchat for Windows [...]

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Microsoft’s Virtual Assistant, Cortana, Is A Sexy Siri Copycat

The first time most of the world grasped the concept of a “virtual assistant” on their smartphone was when Siri was introduced with the iPhone 4S in October 2011. One and a half years later, Google (and separately, Samsung) have their own versions and it isn’t a new idea anymore. However, one [small] group of [...]

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Facebook Is Buying WhatsApp For Staggering $16 Billion

Facebook will soon complete its 45th acquisition since its inception 10 years ago. WhatsApp, a popular cross-platform smartphone messaging platform, is joining the Facebook family of companies. Facebook is paying a whopping $16 billion for the five year old company based in Mountain View, CA. The acquisition is, by far, the largest for the social [...]

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This Study Finds iOS Users Are Smarter Than BlackBerry And Android Users

A recent study out of the UK shows some interesting results. In a group of 1,000 smartphone users, those who own an iPhone completed the test faster than those who own phones made by Samsung, HTC, Nokia, Google Nexus, and BlackBerry. iPhone owners completed the test, on average, in 94 seconds, while Android users averaged [...]

Microsoft Is Building A Single App Store For Both Windows And Devices

Microsoft Is Building A Single App Store For Both Windows And Devices

A report this week from The Verge suggests that Microsoft is preparing to release a new version of its app store that will be used for both applications on the future Windows 8.1 operating system as well as Windows phones. Although it is not confirmed at this point, such a release could be a precursor [...]

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41MP Camera Included: Nokia’s New Lumia 1020 [Gallery]

Earlier this week, I gave you 10 fun facts you probably didn’t know about Nokia’s history with photography and camera phones. Just as we expected, the Finnish company is paving the way for even more smartphone photography awesomeness. While must of us are running around with 8 or 13mp cameras on our phones, the new [...]

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Photo Buffs: 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Nokia Camera Phones

Fun fact about Nokia: From 1998 to 2012, they were the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer, at one point selling more than 40% of all cell phones worldwide. They’re long-time lovers of photography, and have included cameras in most of their phones released since 2001. So, if you’re always on the go and you rely [...]

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Judge Holds Self In Contempt For Windows Phone Interruption

You’ve probably heard of teachers penalizing students for any usage of cell phones while in the classroom.  What you might not have heard as many stories on are penalties for anyone in the courtroom caught with a similar smartphone device. A Michigan judge created a policy for his courtroom that any electronic devices causing a [...]

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Stay comfortable in bed or on the couch with this long snake-like stand for your iPhone

Lazy phone users get all the fun toys. Now there is a long snake-like stand for your iPhone to keep you comfortable in bed or on the couch. iPhone Overhead Carpal Tunnel If you’re anything like me, you’ve been there: either late at night, or early morning, holding the iPhone up above your head so [...]

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Microsoft Announces 8 Updates for Windows Phone 8

Microsoft unveiled the details for their new Windows Phone 8 Apollo on Wednesday during their Windows Phone Summit, capping off a busy week on the heels of the Microsoft Surface announcement. Appropriately, they announced 8 specific updates that will be a part of Windows Phone 8. Hardware Updates. The primary updates to the hardware include [...]

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