The 8 Best Things About Windows Phone 8.1

I’m working on a one-month (or so) review of Windows Phone 8.1. In the meantime, I thought I’d list the top 8 things I like best about the latest version of Microsoft’s plucky mobile operating system. Here’s a hint: I like it, and more than I like Android. 1. User Interface The UI is a broad […]

Windows Phone 8.1 Update – Live Folders

So, one of the new features in Windows Phone 8.1 Update recently released to Developer Preview participants includes a Live Folders feature, which is exactly as it sounds. Using Live Folders, you can group individual Live Tiles together to organize and save space, while retaining their dynamically updated status. I’ve been playing around with it a […]

Windows Phone’s Past Performance Does Not Predict Microsoft’s Future Results

I’m certainly cognizant of the uphill battle that Microsoft faces in terms of making Windows Phone a viable player in the smartphone market. They have a very compelling strategy, namely that of creating a single development environment that supports many different platforms (Windows 8.1 desktop, notebooks, hybrids, and tablets, Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones, and the […]

Windows Phone 8.1 Update on the Way?

There are some new rumors floating around about an alleged upcoming update to Windows 8.1. Specifically, the rumors revolve around a new ability to create folders directly on the home screen, referenced by Microsoft on their Windows Phone support site. The version of Windows Phone 8.1 currently available via the developers’ preview, and that’s shipping […]