Windows: State of the Platform

Windows: State of the Platform

Last year was the first year that For the Love of Tech started to establish a brand, so at the end of 2014, I started a few traditions. One of those was the FTLoT Awards. Another was State of the Platform. It’s probably my favorite of the traditions that I started because I get to look back at the year that’s passed and analyze the state of the platform. Last year, I wrote about the…

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Windows Phone 8: A Look Back

Windows Phone 8: A Look Back

To many Windows Phone fans and even Nokia fans, Windows Phone 8 was the golden age of Windows Phone. It had the design elements of Windows Phone 7 while it marked the beginning of bringing Windows Phone into the modern age by replacing the Windows CE with the Windows NT kernel. There are many that still swear by their Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 925, or even their HTC 8X. Probably the most sworn upon…

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Microsoft is Bringing Word Flow Keyboard to iOS

Microsoft is Bringing Word Flow Keyboard to iOS

Remember how you were pissed off when you learned that Microsoft was porting Cortana to iOS and Android because you wouldn’t have anything to brag about to your friends? How there was nothing special about your Windows Phone anymore? Well, get ready to feel that way again. Word Flow is coming to iOS. To be clear, this is a good thing. All of Microsoft’s cross-platform efforts are a good thing. It’s better for the health…

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Get a Free Year of Office 365 with your Lumia 950 or 950 XL

Get a Free Year of Office 365 with your Lumia 950 or 950 XL

You should download the Lumia Offers app. It will get you a free year of Office 365 Personal. Of course, if you went with the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, you probably have the Lumia Offers app preinstalled, as that’s what you had to use to grab your free Display Dock. It’s also what you have to use to grab a free year of Office 365. Don’t worry of Lumia Offers didn’t come preinstalled on your…

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Windows Phone 7: A Look Back

Windows Phone 7: A Look Back

I’ve been making videos lately that take a look back at our technology history. Many people don’t remember Windows Phone 7. In fact, things that happened only a couple years ago feel like they happened decades ago. Technology moves so fast. The younger generation doesn’t realize it, but it’s quite amazing just how different the world was just five years ago. Forget about 10 years ago. Back in 2010, few people had smart phones. This…

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HTC 8X will Not Receive Windows 10 Mobile

HTC 8X will Not Receive Windows 10 Mobile

Well, it’s official. The HTC 8X will not receive the Windows 10 Mobile update. I can’t say it’s particularly surprising. The HTC 8X was never supported by the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview and it’s not even supported by the Windows Device Recovery Tool. The news comes from a tweet from the HTC UK Twitter account.

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More Lumia 950 Back Covers Now Available!

More Lumia 950 Back Covers Now Available!

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I used to use cases on my phones. I owned a lot of cases so my phone would look different according to my mood. Eventually, I came to a realization. Part of the reason that I’m buying this phone is because it’s a beautiful piece of hardware. Why would I want to cover that up?

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Microsoft Lumia 550 Now Available in the U.S.

Microsoft Lumia 550 Now Available in the U.S.

The Microsoft Lumia 550 is finally available in the U.S. You can grab it from the Microsoft Store right now unlocked for $139.99. If you’re looking for my opinion, I think that the Microsoft Lumia 640 is a much better deal at $59.99 but hey, it’s up to you. The Lumia 550 is one of the three first Windows 10 launch phones. The Microsoft Lumia 550 has the following specs:

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T-Mobile Gets its First Windows 10 Phone

T-Mobile Gets its First Windows 10 Phone

If you’re a Windows Phone fan like I am, you’ve had your eye on the new Lumias, the Microsoft Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL. At the very least, you’ve definitely checked them out. If you’re in the U.S., you might have been hoping that one of those phones might show up on T-Mobile. Well, they’re still not on T-Mobile; however, T-Mobile is getting a Windows 10 phone, the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL. The…

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AT&T Confirms that Microsoft can Update Windows 10 Mobile

AT&T Confirms that Microsoft can Update Windows 10 Mobile

Hey, remember how Microsoft said that they would be able to update Windows 10 Mobile without carrier approval, and then they couldn’t, and then they could again? Well, throughout the majority of the year of 2015’s speculation, as it turns out, yes, Microsoft can push out OS updates to Windows 10 Mobile devices. Note that even after every Windows 10 Mobile device in the world got updated to Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.29, there was…

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