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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Twitter’s Worst Enemy is Twitter

Twitter’s Worst Enemy is Twitter

I’m a big Twitter user. That’s why my Twitter feed is embedded into this web site (usually) and it’s recently been added to the various versions of the For the Love of Tech apps. I love Twitter. It’s unique. I’m sure you’ve all heard the stories. The 140 character limit is going away in favor of a 10,000 character limit, supposedly. That’s not to say that everyone will use all 10,000 characters, but you’ll have…

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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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Here is John Legere’s Entire Twitter Video Rant from Yesterday

Here is John Legere’s Entire Twitter Video Rant from Yesterday

It’s no secret that T-Mobile CEO John Legere compares himself to Batman, saving helpless consumers from the grasps of the villainous AT&T and Verizon Wireless. Legere has been getting quite a bit of heat lately about T-Mobile’s latest uncarrier program, Binge On, which allows users to stream video from some video providers without it counting toward their data plan. Yesterday, he decided to respond.

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I am So Sick of Hearing about Net Neutrality

I am So Sick of Hearing about Net Neutrality

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is at it again. When he announced Binge On, the ability to stream video from 24 different sources (at the time) without it counting toward your data cap, it sounded like a great idea for T-Mobile subscribers, right? Of course not. Just like almost every time I turn on a tech news podcast, someone has to bitch about Net Neutrality. Seriously, every time anyone runs a promotion or anything like this,…

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The Delusions of a Surface Phone

The Delusions of a Surface Phone

I’ve been hearing about it for as long as I can remember, or at least since Microsoft launched the Surface brand. The Surface Phone would be Microsoft’s entry into smart phone hardware. I suppose it’s only natural. When Amazon launched Kindle Fire, people asked for a Fire Phone. When Microsoft launched Surface tablets, people asked for a Surface Phone. Of course, that was 2012 when Surface Phone only meant Microsoft’s entry into mobile hardware. Surface…

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Apple May Kill the Headphone Jack, but I Don’t Mind

Apple May Kill the Headphone Jack, but I Don’t Mind

We’ve all heard the rumors by now. The iPhone 7 may be lacking a 3.5 mm audio jack. Do you like how my source link is a Google search? Seriously, one guy writes a story citing the omnipotent “people familiar with the matter” and a thousand other sites copy it, so there’s all of them. I want to start by saying that we all should have seen this coming. If you look at the trends…

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