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Windows Phone 8.1’s greatly improved YouTube experience, plays under lock screen and more

Windows Phone 8.1’s greatly improved YouTube experience, plays under lock screen and more

When it comes to video playback on Windows Phone, especially YouTube, things can get a little complicated. We won’t rehash the whole Google-Microsoft tiff over an official app again, but what we can share with you is some details about how Microsoft worked really hard on Windows Phone 8.1’s HTML5...
Windows Phone 8.1 blazes on the Lumia 1520, has five quick-action buttons

Windows Phone 8.1 blazes on the Lumia 1520, has five quick-action buttons

Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8.1 to the world. We gave you numerous videos featuring the OS in action, including Cortana, the Notification center and more. However, that was on a Lumia 630 prototype, one that we weren’t supposed to have in the first place – the risks we take for...
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Here is what's new with the AT&T Lumia 1520 and Lumia Cyan update

Yesterday was both an exciting and frustrating day for Lumia 1520 owners on AT&T. On the one hand, the highly anticipated Lumia Cyan update was released, enabling many new features and tweaks. However, many users, including ourselves, quickly found out that we could not get the update unless...

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Here is what's new with the AT&T Lumia 1520 and Lumia Cyan update

Yesterday was both an exciting and frustrating day for Lumia 1520 owners on AT&T. On the one hand, the highly anticipated Lumia Cyan update was released, enabling many new features and tweaks. However, many users, including ourselves, quickly found out that we could not get the update unless...
Windows Phone 8.1 Preview users still need to downgrade their OS in order to get Lumia Cyan

Windows Phone 8.1 Preview users still need to downgrade their OS in order to get Lumia Cyan

Earlier today, AT&T announced that their Lumia 1520 is now receiving the Lumia Cyan and Windows Phone 8.1 updates. However, it quickly became evident that those with the Preview for Developers installed on their Lumia 1520s did not have an update, but those with Windows Phone 8.0 did. The...
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How to move apps or games to an SD card in Windows Phone 8.1

Running out of storage space on your Windows Phone? You've probably filled it up with games, apps, photos, music and more. If your Windows Phone has support for a SD card you're in luck. With a few taps you can move things from to your SD card from your phone's internal storage. In the process...
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Animated LockScreen Preview lets you test drive Windows Phone 8.1 lockscreen apps

Earlier this morning we took a look at a YouTube video showing off what an app could achieve when tapping into Windows Phone 8.1 to offer more advanced lockscreens. This app, called Animated LockScreen Preview, is what the YouTube video was demonstrating and it's available right now for you to...
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Here's a sneak peek at Lock screen apps on Windows Phone 8.1

Lock screen apps have been long awaited since their unveiling alongside Windows Phone 8.1 at Build 2014. Last week, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore took to Twitter to tease that we'd be seeing those Lock screen apps in the near future - potentially as soon as this week. Here's a sneak peek at some of...
Microsoft launches new training portal to get you started on Windows Phone

Microsoft launches new training portal to get you started on Windows Phone

Not sure how to use Windows Phone? Are you migrating from a rival operating system like Android, iOS, or BlackBerry? Microsoft is now launching a new training portal to help new users to the platform get acquainted with Windows Phone with an interactive tutorial filled with videos. After...
Lumia Cyan

Lumia Cyan comes to the Lumia 925 on O2 in the U.K. and to the Lumia 625 on Ireland's Meteor

Looks like it won't just be the Lumia 625 on Telcel in Mexico getting the Lumia Cyan update today. We've got the Lumia 925 on O2 in the U.K. and the Lumia 625 on Meteor in Ireland joining in on the update fun. The addition of Lumia Cyan on the O2 Lumia 925 in the U.K. and the Meteor Lumia 925...
Long awaited Lock screen app for Windows Phone 8.1 almost ready for public beta

Long awaited Lock screen app for Windows Phone 8.1 almost ready for public beta

During the Microsoft Build 2014 conference in May, one of the hidden features of Windows Phone 8.1 announced is the Lock screen app, made in partnership with developer Rudy Huyn. The secret project was kept at the highest levels as many on the Windows Phone team were even unaware of its existence...
Microsoft releases helpful video to get you started with Cortana

Microsoft releases helpful video to get you started with Cortana

Microsoft has published a new video on its Windows Phone YouTube channel. This latest video is dedicated to helping consumers get comfortable with Cortana and using commands to obtain different pieces of information. The new virtual assistant is part of the Windows Phone 8.1 update, but is not...
Microsoft's aiming for flagship Windows Phones, killing Nokia X but selling MixRadio

Microsoft's aiming for flagship Windows Phones, killing Nokia X but selling MixRadio

Microsoft is once again going through a major transition. Earlier today, expected layoffs were announced, totaling 18,000 over the next year. Although in and of itself this is important news, perhaps the renewed focus on Windows Phone in particular is even bigger. In an internal memo obtained by...

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