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HTC One M8 with Windows hands-on

HTC One M8 with Windows hands-on

Your eyes do not deceive you, and no, this isn't a hack or a mock-up. The HTC One M8 with Windows has made its debut, launching today as a Verizon exclusive in the US, and as the name suggests it's the One M8 we're very familiar with, only with Android switched out for Windows Phone. The path to flipping OSes isn't as simple as the HTC HD2 might have led us to believe, however, and so I caught up with HTC to find out what was involved in making the first UltraPixel Windows Phone.

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HTC One W8 leaked photos – Windows Phone in premium coating

HTC One W8 leaked photos – Windows Phone in premium coating

We are practically just a day away from HTC's hush-hush New York City media event where the manufacturer is expected to unveil the newest and one of the very few non-Nokia Windows Phone device.  But of course, there is always room for last minute leaks, including this hi-res photos of what the smartphone might look like.

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Microsoft: WindUp is not Snapchat, even though it kind of is

Microsoft: WindUp is not Snapchat, even though it kind of is

After Microsoft released a Windows Phone 8 app by the name of WindUp with abilities extremely similar to those of Snapchat, the company received a lot of feedback. So much, in fact, that they’ve found it necessary to speak up on how similar the app is to apps already on the market. It’s not Snapchat, they say in so many words, without actually mentioning Snapchat by name.

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Your phone’s gyroscope can listen to you with a hack

Your phone’s gyroscope can listen to you with a hack

Hacking your phone’s gyroscope is not a simple task. It’s not going to happen overnight, and unless there’s some method we’re not yet aware of, it’s not going to happen without your permission - yet. Several researchers have discovered a way to make a gyroscope listen in on your voice, on the other hand, and it may be possible to turn a normally harmless piece of equipment into a spy machine soon.

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WindUp: Microsoft’s Snapchat alternative for Windows Phone

WindUp: Microsoft’s Snapchat alternative for Windows Phone

Want your daily selfies fix, but aren't so keen on Snapchat anymore after all the hoopla surrounding it? Microsoft has rolled out its own alternative -- seemingly just for Windows Phone -- called WindUp, and it's available now in the Windows Phone Store.

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Android builds smartphone lead as Windows Phone shrinks

Android builds smartphone lead as Windows Phone shrinks

Android extended its grip on worldwide smartphone market share in Q2 2014, the latest numbers from IDC suggest, while iOS and Windows Phone both declined, despite iPhone sales jumping year-over-year. Android devices now comprise almost 85-percent of total smartphone share, up from just short of 80-percent in the same period a year ago, while despite Microsoft's efforts with Windows Phone, market share and worldwide shipments both fell.

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Windows Phone 8.1 rolling out to the Lumia 1020 for AT&T

Windows Phone 8.1 rolling out to the Lumia 1020 for AT&T

If you have a Nokia Lumia 1020 with AT&T, your device is about to get a lot better. The carrier is announcing that the Windows Phone 8.1 update is rolling out to users starting today. More than just a ho-hum fix, this brings in Cortana, Microsoft’s challenger to Siri and Google Now.

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Microsoft teases IFA phone: “Selfie” Lumia incoming?

Microsoft teases IFA phone: “Selfie” Lumia incoming?

Microsoft has begun teasing its next smartphone launch, bringing a new model to IFA 2014 which could be the previously-rumored "selfie" Windows Phone. "Ready for more?" the Microsoft invitation asks, going on to suggest that press "join us for more face time" at an event on September 4th.

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You can try Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 now

You can try Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 now

Microsoft has released Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, and while the preview is intended to be used by developers to get their apps up to speed with the new version, it's also available to anyone who wants to get a taste of what's coming. The new version began showing up on devices registered to Microsoft's App Studio program today, the same route by which the company gave pre-final access to Windows Phone 8.1 itself back in April.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Live Folders in action

Windows Phone 8.1 Live Folders in action

Microsoft has already confirmed that Live Folders are actually a thing, so all that's left now is for the first Windows Phone 8.1 update to start rolling out to users (though developers will be getting a taste of it much sooner). In the meantime, if you've been wondering what this Live Folder thing is all about, the following pair of videos give a glimpse of what it can do.

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HTC One M8 with Windows Phone pictured: leaked by Verizon

HTC One M8 with Windows Phone pictured: leaked by Verizon

It would appear that someone at Verizon has made a relatively large "oops" this afternoon as an image of the next HTC smartphone has leaked from their very own servers. This device will very likely have similar specifications to that of the HTC One (M8) with Android released earlier this year.

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BBM released for Windows Phone, at long last

BBM released for Windows Phone, at long last

As if to say "we’re never, ever going to go away," BlackBerry has released a BBM app for Windows Phone. While we can’t in good conscience suggest that this will change the ailing phone companies’ fortunes, it does show tenacity of spirit. This is the last of the major phone operating systems to not have a BBM app yet - and now it’s done!

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