What If…Windows Phone had the Same Apps as iOS and Android?

What If…Windows Phone had the Same Apps as iOS and Android?

We Windows Phone fans are an interesting breed. I’ve never seen another tech fandom that was so based on faith, apologies, and excuses. It does make sense though. Windows Phone is something that we love, so we find ourselves constantly asking ourselves, “Why doesn’t everyone else like this too?” So we come up with excuses. Here’s a general rundown: Microsoft just showed up too late to the party Everyone has simply made their choice by…

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Microsoft’s Lumia Sales: Why it’s Good News

Microsoft’s Lumia Sales: Why it’s Good News

Wait, what? Did I just say that Microsoft selling 4.5 million Lumias in a quarter is good news? You’re goddamn right I did. After Microsoft reported their earnings and the abysmal number of Lumias that they sold, most analysts said something to the like of “there’s no way that anyone could put a positive spin on this.” Tom Warren of The Verge pronounced Windows Phone to be dead and every tech blog that covers Microsoft…

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Windows Phone Does NOT Need to be Unique

Windows Phone Does NOT Need to be Unique

Windows Phone fans are a rabid bunch. Well, perhaps rabid isn’t the right term. A better analogy would be wounded animals that are trapped in a corner. We live in a world of aggression, jealousy, excuses, and sub-2% market share. It’s dark times for us Windows Phone fans. After all, three years ago, Windows Phone 8 was introduced amongst optimism, a unique UI, and promises of better times. Windows Phone was a hub for all…

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R.I.P. Windows Phone: Death without Life

R.I.P. Windows Phone: Death without Life

I do my very best to never report on earnings or stock market valuations. After all, who really cares that Apple “only” sold 75 million iPhones last quarter? Unfortunately, the situation for Windows Phone is a lot more grim and it’s a lot more high profile, so I wanted to throw in my two cents, as I tend to do. Getting the numbers out of the way, Microsoft sold just 4.5 million Lumias in the…

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The History of the Windows Phone Camera

The History of the Windows Phone Camera

If there has been one advantage to buying a Windows Phone throughout the history of the platform, it’s the camera. Windows Phones have always been on the cutting edge of camera technology, but it’s changed quite a bit. In the following video, I look at how both hardware and software has evolved in the past five years of the platform’s existance, from Windows Phone 7 to Windows 10 Mobile, from the Nokia Pureview 808 to…

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Microsoft Owns the Domain SurfacePhone.com

Microsoft Owns the Domain SurfacePhone.com

As it turns out, Microsoft owns the domain SurfacePhone.com. You can check it out if you’d like. There’s nothing exciting there. It just redirects you to the Surface web site. Izzi from OneTechStop.net discovered this. OneTechStop.net is a friend to For the Love of Tech, but I have to disagree that this is confirmation that Surface Phone exists. Make no mistake, I believe Surface Phone exists. I also think that it’s not going to change…

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The Ultimate Guide to Flagship Windows Phones

The Ultimate Guide to Flagship Windows Phones

I just finished writing the definitive review of the Microsoft Lumia 950 and the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. Normally when I get a phone to review, I’m able to write a full review within two weeks. While I’ve recorded video reviews for both the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, here I am writing a review two months after their launch. There’s really just so much to talk about in the flagship Windows Phone space…

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How To Transfer Files from your Windows Phone to your Mac

How To Transfer Files from your Windows Phone to your Mac

I know exactly what you were thinking when you read that headline. “Who the hell has a Windows Phone and doesn’t use a Windows PC?” I’m glad you asked. The answer is probably no one. While just about every Windows Phone owner also owns a Windows PC, there’s a solid chance that they might also have a Mac or that they might be experimenting with Linux. Whatever the problem might be, there’s a real problem…

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Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL: The Definitive Review

Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL: The Definitive Review

Welcome to the definitive review of the Microsoft Lumia 950 and the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. First, a little bit of a backstory. Normally when I receive a new phone to review, it takes about two weeks before I can write a proper review. The Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL have been on the market for over two months now and I’ve been using them since day one. In the past two months,…

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Microsoft Lumia 950 vs LG V10 Camera Comparison

Microsoft Lumia 950 vs LG V10 Camera Comparison

It’s about time for me to return my LG V10 review unit to LG, so before I do, I really wanted to compare the camera to the Microsoft Lumia 950’s camera. I’ve been pretty vocal about the cameras of the LG G4 and the LG V10, which use the same sensor. I find that both cameras don’t do a good job in automatic mode. They’re great if you know how to use manual controls, but…

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