Microsoft Doubles Down

I only got a little time with the Duo and Neo, Microsoft’s new dual-display devices, but that little time made one thing clear: Microsoft has a wildly different approach to the collapsible device than just about everyone else. Read More >>

The Surface Phone Is Real

No, that is not the just-announced Surface Neo in Panos Panay’s hand. That’s the Surface Duo, the long-rumored Microsoft Surface phone. Read More >>

Microsoft’s New Plan to Colonise Your Phone With Windows

Last year, Microsoft assured us that the death of the Windows phone didn’t mean the death of Windows on your phone. Today, the company teased a future where Android users will have the same cool phone-to-PC experience iOS users with a Mac currently enjoy. The Windows phone may be dead, but Windows really might be coming to whatever phone you’re holding right now. Read More >>

Windows Phone, Which Was Already Dead, Gets Another Stake Through Its Corpse

In October, Microsoft admitted that its Windows Phone line was pretty much totally dead after failing to attract app developers and its market share plummeted from 0.8 percent to 0.1 percent by t 2017, with even corporate vice president for Windows Joe Belfiore saying that he had switched to Android. Instead, the company looked an awful lot like it was transitioning to porting its own apps for the competition, iOS and Android, though Belfiore said current owners of its line could expect continued updates. Read More >>

Windows Phone Is Dead—How to Make Android the Next Best Thing

Windows Phone is dead, but Microsoft isn’t getting out of mobile—in fact it’s redoubling its efforts. With plenty of apps for iOS and Android out now and improving fast, you can recreate much of the feel of a Windows Phone on your existing handset, as long as you can live without those rotating tiles. Here’s how to go all-in with Microsoft on mobile. Read More >>

Microsoft Admits That Windows Phone is Dead

We've all known it for years, what with it's dwindling market share and lack of support, but Microsoft has finally admitted that Windows Phone is dead. Deader than the Norwegian Blue. In a series of tweets Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has confirmed that the company will no longer be actively working on Windows Phone, or its sort-of successor Windows Mobile. Read More >>

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Microsoft Has Killed Off Windows Phone

Windows Phone was great. You don't have to agree with that, and it certainly wasn't the right choice for a lot of people, but the phones that ran Microsoft's OS offered something to people who wanted simple and easy phones to use. Cheaper than an iPhone and clearer than Android, Windows Phone 8 was actually what the world needed, but now it's dead, dead, dead. Read More >>

The Samsung S8 Dex Dock Works With Old Microsoft Lumia Phones

With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8, the company included a new feature designed to turn your phone into a desktop PC. Called "Dex", the idea is that you can plug your S8 into a dock, connect a screen, keyboard and mouse, and have a desktop-style user experience. Read More >>

How to Run Windows on an iPhone, No Jailbreak Required

Are you tired of using your iPhone to do all kinds of iPhone stuff? Then check out this boredom cure that lets you install and run Windows XP on an iPhone 7 without jailbreaking the device. It’s just silly fun! Read More >>

The Best Music Apps You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of

Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, blah blah blah... change the record, can’t you? Stand out from the crowd by using one of these lesser-known jukebox apps to listen to your tunes on your smartphone. In the end you might find you prefer using them to the more well-known alternatives. Read More >>

Microsoft Is Just Giving Away Phones Now

Windows running on a phone hasn’t ever been very good. Yes, I know some of you love it, and you’re probably holding out hope for a mythical Surface phone, but Microsoft’s latest Lumia promotion shows that the company is ready to close the latest chapter of mobile Windows. Better luck next time? Read More >>

HP’s Elite x3 Is a Beastly Smartphone…Running Windows

When Microsoft announced its goal of unifying Windows 10 software across PC, tablets, phones, game consoles, and even Pi-powered micro computers, the future seemed promising. But there was one big problem with that vision: no one really wants a Windows smartphone. Read More >>

The VAIO Phone Biz is a Sleek Windows Phone That Nobody Needs

As all around it realise that Windows phones might be on the way out, the Sony off-shoot VAIO has proudly unveiled a new handset that runs Windows 10. Read More >>

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Private Microsoft Beta Suggests Windows 10 Mobile Upgrade is Almost Here

We’d almost forgotten about Windows 10 Mobile. Just kidding, obviously, but Microsoft’s really taken its sweet time with getting the operating system out there. Following months of nothingness really, we’ve finally got some good news for patient Windows 8.1 users. Read More >>

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Windows Phone Users Won’t Get the Windows 10 Mobile Upgrade This Year

You’ve got to admire Windows Phone users’ patience. Despite the constant stream of promises, Microsoft’s mobiles have never been anything other than works in progress due to the software -- specifically the lack of apps -- and the situation's going to stay this way until at least January unless you bought the Lumia 950 or Lumia 950XL. Read More >>