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Windows Phone now has more than 300,000 apps, but there are still some high profile companies which are ignoring the 50 million plus Windows Phone users. One such company is Sonos, who does not have an app for Windows Phone, despite being a giant in the area. While browsing their Facebook page I came across a lone Windows Phone user…

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Almost exactly a month ago we launched a new design for WMPoweruser.com, updating it to the latest web standards and best practices for responsiveness and speed. While I personally think it looks pretty good, I have had some feedback from readers that they prefer the old blog style to the current more compact and visual version of the site. I…

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Its been a week now since the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 has rolled out to WP8.1 Developer Preview users. So far I have heard conflicting reports regarding battery life, with some users saying it is worse, and others better. I personally saw a significant improvement in standby time on my Nokia Lumia 930, with the device now only losing…

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By now I suspect most of us have tried the new animated lock screen beta for Windows Phone 8.1. The app itself is very smooth, but many readers have complained that it appears to extend unlock times, and that even afterwards there is a delay before you can interact with your phone. Other issues have been that the app displays…

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I’ve just ordered my own Nokia Lumia 930 from Clove UK, and the unexpected dilemma at check-out was which colour to choose. I settled on the vibrant Green one in the end but I wonder which one our readers who are buying the handset settled on. Let us know in the poll below. Which colour Nokia Lumia 930 are you…

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There are some who will always say Windows Phone is behind the times, but in my own experience there is one area where Windows Phone could certainly do with some updates, and that is time keeping. My clock on my Windows Phone is always drifting, often after a month running full minutes behind the real current time. A slow clock…

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According to research by RBC analyst Amit Daryanani, 35% of current Android and Windows Phone users are switching when the new, larger-screened iPhone 6 arrives. In fact their research suggests new buyers would be willing to pay an extra $100 (or $299 total) for the privilege of the bigger screen. Screen size was always a factor which held the iPhone…

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In his recent AMA we learned from Joe Belfiore that Microsoft made decisions on features in Windows Phone 8 based on telemetry data gathered from actual users. The data indicated that the vast majority of users only did the usual things, and very few used the more complicated features of the Photo Hub for example. I suspect there may however…

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