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Windows Phone 8.1’s Cortana is Google Now Plus Siri

Today at the Build Developer Conference, Microsoft is showing off the newest version of its phone OS, Windows Phone 8.1. And now, Windows Phone now has its own personal assistant: Cortana. Read More >>

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Did This Random Craigslist Phone Just Spill the Beans on WP8 Updates?

Want the latest software updates for your phone? You can just wait like a pleb, or you can go buy handsets on Craigslist and hope to get lucky. Apparently Windows Phone Central user xs2k did the latter when he just happened to buy a phone with the latest, unreleased Windows Phone 8 OS on it. Read More >>

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Got a WP8 Nokia Lumia? Check For Updates

Anyone with a Windows Phone 8-packing Nokia Lumia should be getting the long-awaited "Amber" update right about now, which brings with it all sorts of new fun toys. The Smart Camera app, the Pro Camera app (only for 920 and 925), and a load of basic camera enhancements are bundled in there, as well as a new lockscreen, some more gestures, and a heap of other fixes. Read More >>

Instagram Is Deleting Photos (and Accounts?) From Unofficial WP App

So, this stinks. Instagram is now deleting all images uploaded through the popular Windows Phone 8 app Instance — even though there still isn't an official Instagram app for WP8. Read More >>

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Nokia 1020 Review: At Last a Terrific Camera in a Great Phone

The Nokia 1020 represents something fairly remarkable: the nearly flawless melding of a smartphone and a camera. The assumption up until now was that while such a mash-up wasn't strictly impossible, it would surely require a laundry list of unpleasant compromises. Instead, what we've got is an entirely new kind of gadget. One that, most remarkably of all, works as advertised. Read More >>

Windows Phone Finally Gets a Fully Functional YouTube App

After making do with an "app" that was little more than a hyperlink to YouTube's mobile web version, Windows Phone users finally get a fully supported (though still Microsoft-designed) YouTube app to call their very own. Read More >>

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Spotify Is Finally on Windows Phone 8

After over three months, Windows Phone finally has a Spotify app again. The app just went up in the Store, and is rolling out as a beta. You might have to wait a bit for it to show up. We'll add details as we have them. [Windows Blog via Verge] Read More >>

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Everything Wrong with Windows Phone 8, Illustrated in One Single App Update

The Amazon Kindle app for Windows Phone 8 got an update today. It's a good one, too, fixing the awful three-sided letterboxing and giving the app a more Metro-y tile. But it's massively late, and tripped over itself coming out the gate, too. In a way, it's a perfect encapsulation of everything that's wrong with Windows Phone 8 so far. Read More >>

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Shooting Challenge #10 Results: Mobile Photography

Last week's Shooting Challenge was all about the camera in your pocket: the mobile phone. The brief was simple and gave you masses of creative freedom -- shoot an image on your mobile phone and if you so wish to, edit it using one (or many) of the apps available for your camera phone of choice. And let me just say, you didn't disappoint.. Read More >>

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Windows Phone 8 Review: You’re Not Perfect, But I Like You Anyway

Windows Phone 8 is better. Better than the auspicious mobile re-imagining Microsoft trotted out in 2010, and better than the bag of promises it delivered last year. Those felt like betas compared to Android and iOS, a half-baked platform long on promise. Read More >>

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HTC 8X Review: Windows Phones Are Finally Getting Good

Nokia has been alone on the vanguard of worthwhile Windows Phone hardware for a while now. But that's no longer the case. Here's HTC's 8X. And it's got enough firepower to go toe-to-toe with anything on Android or iOS. Read More >>

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Report: Microsoft Is Developing Its Own Phone

Microsoft has tried it everyone else's way, and Windows Phone still hasn't made much headway. That could still change, but two separate reports, from WPCentral and BGR, are claiming that Microsoft's taking the next step and making a phone on its own. Read More >>

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This Is What the Final Version of Windows Phone 8 Looks Like

We've seen a few Windows 8 phones in the flesh, namely the HTC 8X and 8S, plus Nokia's Lumia 920 and 820, but no one's had a chance to thoroughly poke around Microsoft latest and greatest yet. Until now that is; courtesy of a leaked, final WP8 SDK, meet Windows Phone 8. Read More >>

Yep, the Lumia 920’s PureView Camera Is Awesome

Here's a side-by-side-by-side of the Nokia Lumia 920's PureView camera up against the iPhone 4S and Galaxy S III. It's pretty darn impressive. Read More >>