Canceled Nokia McLaren gets a hands on review showing 3D Touch

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The last we heard from the Nokia McLaren was the cancellation of the project back in 2014 along with some leaked photos of the device. Now Windows Central has managed to get some hands on time with a Nokia McLaren prototype which you can watch below. The Nokia McLaren specs were respectable back in 2013-2014 … Read more

Microsoft Pulls Windows 10 Mobile Update From Several Promised Phones

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Microsoft has been selling the Blu Win JR LTE for a while now as a low cost member of the Windows Phone lineup. The phone was attractively priced with some decent specs and most importantly, it was guaranteed an upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile when it arrived, something other phones with similar specs were denied. … Read more

Microsoft Testing Logging In To Windows 10 With Your Smartphone

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An observant Twitter user noticed that Microsoft has a new app which allows users to log in to their Windows 10 computer using their Windows Phone. The app, Phone Sign-in Beta, is listed and available on the Microsoft Store but before you get too excited, the description lists it as being intended for internal testing … Read more

Microsoft Lumia 950 Review: Same Song And Dance

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The Microsoft Lumia 950 is not my first go around with a Lumia phone so I knew what to expect going in to this review. The biggest difference from my previous experiences would be Windows Mobile 10 and I was pretty excited to give that a go. Find out in our Microsoft Lumia 950 review how … Read more

Is Microsoft Abandoning The Lumia Name?

It appears that Microsoft will be using 2016 as a transition year for its smartphone division, since the upcoming Lumia 650 will be the last of its kind. With Apple and Android leading the pack, the Windows phone is in need of a game changer on the mobile front and phasing out the Lumia line seems to be … Read more

Has Microsoft Ditched Astoria For Islandwood, To Bring iOS Apps To Windows Phone?

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Last year we were all a bit excited to see that Microsoft was working on Project Astoria which would see Android apps work on Windows Phone. But that excitement was short lived as Microsoft has seemingly halted the project in its tracks. Now there’s word that Microsoft has switched gears and is working on Project … Read more

Techaeris Picks For Best Smartphones 2015

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Picking the best smartphones of 2015 is a dangerous thing to do because people will always have varying opinions and there’s bound to be spirited discussion surrounding an article such as this. I guess you can say that for just about any “best of” list really. But here we are, doing it anyway. Here’s our … Read more

Microsoft’s Windows Phone AppComparison for Android Just Highlights What We Already Know

When Apple launched its “Move to iOS” app earlier this year it served a specific purpose.  The app, much to the ire of fanboys, showed that it is possible and relatively easy to switch from Android to an iPhone without sacrificing most of the apps we have come to depend on. Sure, the ecosystem and some of the functionality needed … Read more

Echo Connect Review: Reliable Power For Your Devices

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Life is increasingly being lived on the go by more of us and that life demands power and connectivity. As our smartphones become smarter and tablets become hungrier it’s inevitable that at some point they’re going to need a boost in energy. That’s where Echo Connect products want to step in to lend you a hand. … Read more

[UPDATED] John Legere Lashes Out At Microsoft Over Lumia 950 Phones

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Just one day after Microsoft’s big event where it unveiled the new Lumia 950 phones as well as the Surface Pro 4 and Surfacebook, John Legere took to Twitter to accuse Microsoft of making the Lumia 950 phones an AT&T exclusive. While Legere generally does well on his Twitter rants, it seems this round is being vocally … Read more

Microsoft Lumia 950 & 950XL Officially Announced

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Panos Panay took to the stage today to announce a bevy of new devices including the Microsoft Lumia 950 & 950XL, the company’s new flagship Windows Phone devices. Panay has been working with the Lumia team for a short amount of time but says he has a passion and drive to bring the best devices … Read more

Google Apps Triad Attack Could Push iOS Further Back

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There’s been some interesting things going on in the mobile space this year and the most glaring to my eyes is the addition of Google Apps and Android to BlackBerry. Many thought BlackBerry had gone the way of Palm and HP, buried and only a memory to chuckle over. But BlackBerry surprised us by teaming … Read more

Microsoft Lumia 950 And 950 XL Pricing Leaked

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Some companies are great at keeping details of upcoming products under wraps, but Microsoft doesn’t seem to be one of them lately. The Lumia 950 and 950 XL specifications and renders have already been leaked, as has Lumia 550 renders, and now we have some possible pricing thanks to a Spanish retailer. According to listings on ecomputer.es, … Read more

Possible Microsoft Lumia 550 Renders Show Ahead Of October Event

Just last week we wrote about Microsoft having an upcoming event on October 6th possibly unveiling the Microsoft Lumia 950, 950 XL, and a new Microsoft fitness band. Let’s add one more device to that list while we’re at it. Leaked renders of the Microsoft Lumia 550 have shown up in four different colors: black, … Read more

Microsoft Scoops Up Double Labs And Echo Notification Lockscreen App

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Microsoft is expanding its domain in the Android market by scooping up Android developer Double Labs and their Echo Notification Lockscreen app. Microsoft’s developers already have published a lock screen app on the Google Play Store (Next Lock Screen) as part of the Microsoft Garage program, and the company also has published a handful of other apps. Microsoft says they want … Read more

Microsoft’s Upcoming Lumia 950 And 950 XL Renders Leaked

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Evan Blass, a.k.a. evleaks, is at it again. This time he’s leaked renders of Microsoft’s upcoming flagship smartphones – the Lumia 950 (codenamed Talkman) and Lumia 950 XL (Cityman). Blass tweeted the renders in response to another Twitter user’s tweet showing off the Lumia 950 XL attached to a USB port accessory. Hello, Cityman pic.twitter.com/tkAMpX6Rjr … Read more

Facebook Is Testing Its Own Virtual Assistant – M

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Virtual assistants are all the rage these days. We can set alarms, schedule reminders, perform Google searches and send messages without tapping a single key. If you were to tell me a few years ago that you tell your phone to remind you to pick up milk, I would tell you that you need get out … Read more

Cortana Android Public Beta Now Open For US Users Only

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Microsoft has taken the Cortana Android closed beta and made it public for all, US users only for now. Cortana is Microsoft’s digital assistant (an answer to Siri and Google Now) that has been in use in Windows Phone for awhile now and actually works very well. Having used all three assistants myself I can … Read more

The Lumia 535 Review: Small Specs With A Big Display

I’ve not had a lot of experience with Windows Phone devices, or Lumia devices for that matter. With the Lumia 535, I was given my first real Windows Phone experience. Most of the phones I’ve ever reviewed center around Android so I was excited to try something new. These days, budget devices are showing the … Read more

Microsoft Photo Story Debuts On Windows Phone

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Microsoft Photo Story has just been announced by Microsoft for Windows Phone 8.1 and 10. Microsoft Photo Story is very similar to what Google built into its new Photos interface announced earlier this year. Photo Story uses algorithms to choose a series of photos from a day or event and group them into a montage presentation … Read more

Apple – Microsoft Seeing The Benefit Of Cross-Platform Apps?

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Google has been fairly generous when it comes to giving its users the applications they want to use even if they’re on Apple’s iOS platform. However, Google hasn’t been quite as generous with Windows Phone as they continue to hold back API’s from WP developers to make proper applications. Apple has been the most stubborn … Read more

Windows Phone App Selection Might Improve With Windows Bridge Going Open Source

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Even with Microsoft gearing up to release its next flagship Lumia 950 and 950XL, there are still those who continue to pummel Windows Phone one way or another. Some attack Windows Phone for their lackluster specs and seemingly underpowered insides. But what most don’t understand is that Windows Phone OS runs so well on lower … Read more

Here’s Your Windows 10 Mobile Lumia Upgrade List – So Far

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The excitement surrounding Windows 10 (desktop OS) is pretty high at the moment, millions have downloaded it and are currently running it as their daily driver. From the looks of it Microsoft is getting over the hump of hate over Windows 8 and 8.1 and finally on somewhat level ground. Part of Microsoft’s strategy for … Read more

Lumia 950 XL Leak Shows Microsoft’s Next Flagship

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Countless Android and iOS fanboys are stoking the fires in preparation for the cremation of Windows Phone. But while they’re raising their glasses to the death of Windows Phone, Microsoft is busy testing their latest Lumia. While Huawei has just passed Microsoft in device sales, taking third place from them, Microsoft continues to believe in … Read more

Acer Liquid M220 Review: Acer’s Budget Windows Phone Debut

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If you’re a follower of mobile technology news, you’ll know the debate rages on over Windows Phone and its future. With Microsoft making some interesting corporate changes and downsizing some areas in its infrastructure, some have unceremoniously stuck the fork in Windows Phone. Yet others remain optimistic that Microsoft has plans for Windows Phone that … Read more

Spectra Review: Not So Easy Simple Retro Style Arcade Racing

Every once in awhile a game comes along that’s simple in concept but isn’t as easy as it looks and quickly becomes one of those games you love to hate… yet can’t tear yourself away from it. Our Spectra review takes a look at a not so easy simple arcade racing game from indie developer Gateway … Read more

Lenovo Probably Won’t Be Making A Windows Phone

There have been a number of rumors suggesting that Lenovo was toying with the idea of making a Windows Phone. However, a recent change in Microsoft strategy has rendered such a device as not needed. Lenovo vice president and general manager David McQuarrie spoke in an interview with V3, stating that Microsoft’s “mobile first, cloud … Read more

Lumia 950 and 950 XL Rumored To Be Next Microsoft Flagship Devices

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Very few things are certain in life, death and taxes are usually at the top of the list. In the summer, you can usually add humidity and smartphone rumors to that list. Ever since Microsoft launched the Lumia 930 in 2014, speculation has swirled around the imagined successor, the Lumia 940. Recent rumors have even gone … Read more