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Microsoft Office Mobile Now Completely Free for iPhone and Android

Microsoft Office Mobile is now free to use for those with iPhone and Android phones. The software has previously required a subscription to Office 365, but that's no longer the[...]

Moms, Dads, & Grads: What Is the Best Smartphone?

Smartphones are not all alike, nor are smartphone users. Subtle differences in the design, UI, and services make some smartphones better suited for certain tasks than others, while the demands[...]

Nokia Lumia Icon Review: The Last Great Nokia Phone

For Verizon users who can buy what Windows Phone is selling, the Lumia Icon is a no-brainer purchase. Find out why in our review.

Microsoft Reveals Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana Digital Assistant

Microsoft has unveiled the latest iteration of its mobile OS, Windows Phone 8.1. We detail the changes, and see how much momentum they could bring to the third-place platform.

Can You Really Work from a Smartphone with Microsoft Office Mobile?

Microsoft Office Mobile for iOS and Android is now free, but how useful is it on a small touchscreen? Can users actually work from their smartphones in a pinch?

Best Windows Phone Apps: Files

An official file management app for Windows Phone users was long overdue, but Files is a convenient perk for anyone who has made the upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1.

Best Windows Phone Apps: FileEx

Microsoft has promised that its own file manager for Windows Phone 8.1 is coming soon, but the recently released FileEx app may have already rendered it unnecessary.

Nokia X Shifts from Android to Windows Phone as Microsoft Lays Off 18,000

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the largest round of layoffs in company history this morning, and signaled the end Microsoft's flirtation with Android in the process.

Samsung Ativ SE Confirmed, Reunites Samsung and Windows Phone

Samsung is officially returning to Windows Phone with the Samsung Ativ SE, a higher-end WP8 device that strongly resembles the Galaxy S4.

Microsoft Appoints Satya Nadella as Company’s Third CEO; Bill Gates Resigns as Chairman

Microsoft announced this morning that its extended search for a new CEO was complete, and that current employee Satya Natella would be filling the role.

Best Black Friday Smartphone Deals 2014

Lots and lots of smartphones will see significant discounts over the next few days, so to help you sort through the madness, here are the best Black Friday deals we[...]

Best Windows Phone Apps: Boxcryptor

Just launched for Windows Phone, Boxcryptor is a nifty security app that encrypts your cloud-bound files before you ship them off to Dropbox, Google Drive, and the like.

HTC One (M8) for Windows Review: New Phone, Same Story

The HTC One (M8) for Windows is a wonderful treat for those already invested in Microsoft's mobile platform, but also serves as a reminder of why Windows Phone is in[...]

Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch Up For Pre-Order Now, Moto 360 Coming This Summer

The first Android Wear smartwatches have been formally unveiled, and two of them are available for pre-order right now. Here's a quick rundown of the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear[...]

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Arrives as Developer Preview Next Week

Microsoft has taken the wraps off the first major update to Windows Phone 8.1, which is set to bring a number of new features and expanded support for its Cortana[...]

Cricket Bringing Nokia Lumia 1320 Phablet to US

Nokia's supersized Lumia 1320 phablet will arrive on AT&T's newest prepaid subsidiary later this week.

Windows 10 Includes the Next Version of Windows Phone

Microsoft previewed the next generation of its Windows operating system, dubbed Windows 10, at an event in San Francisco on Tuesday. Most of its unveiling catered to tablets and the[...]

Best Windows Phone Apps: Doodle Buddy

Doodle Buddy is a fun little drawing app that can be just as effective for your business as it is for your kids.

7 Smartphones for the Budget-Minded Student

School is back in session, which means that lots of students are looking to refresh their tech. Since every dollar is precious on campus, we've rounded up a few of[...]

Best Windows Phone Apps: Collaborate

There are plenty of whiteboard apps and web services available for collaboration and sharing, so what makes Collaborate one of the best Windows Phone apps? It’s simple, easy to use,[...]