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Windows Phone 7, Day 14: Mapping With Mango

Not all mapping apps are created equally. Today I am taking a look at the Maps app in Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango", and some of the aspects that set it apart from the competition.

Windows Phone 7, Day 13: Pros and Cons of People Hub

Windows Phone 7 brings a fresh interface to smartphones comprised of live tiles and hubs. Today, I am taking a closer look at how the People Hub works.

Windows Phone 7, Day 12: Syncing My Outlook Contacts Is a Pain

Ouch. Why is it that Apple's iOS can sync with Microsoft Outlook just fine, but syncing Outlook with Windows Phone 7 requires Tylenol and anger management skills?

AT&T Leads the Way for Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango"

AT&T has revealed three new "Mango" smartphones coming soon, as well as plans to upgrade existing Windows Phone 7 models to "Mango".

Windows Phone 7, Day 11: Following In the (Wrong) Footsteps of iOS

Windows Phone 7 is unique among mobile platforms, yet it shares many similarities with Apple's successful iOS as well. Unfortunately, most of the similarities are in how the two platforms got things wrong.

Windows Phone 7, Day 10: Outfitting My "Mango" with Apps

The mobile OS itself has to capable enough, but when push comes to shove it is the apps that I use to on a day to day basis that make or break my smartphone experience. Today I am trying to load up my "Mango" with the same set of apps I use on my iPhone.

Windows Phone 7, Day 8: Ringtones, Screenshots, and Other Pet Peeves

There is a lot I like about Windows Phone 7 so far, but I also have a small--but growing--list of things that annoy me about Microsoft's mobile OS.

Wait! Don't Rush Out for Droid Bionic or Mango Just Yet

There are some enticing new smartphones coming out, but don't make the mistake of getting something right now when the iPhone 5 and Google Nexus Prime releases are imminent.

Microsoft Investigates Its Own Mobile Location Practices

Lawsuit allegations spur a review, and reassurances from Microsoft that it doesn't associate a unique identifier with the location of its phones to track user movement.


Are Windows Phone 7 Apps Destined for Windows 8?

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang speculated about that possibility, and if that turns out to be true, it could be a boon to Windows 8.