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SMS syncing, driver mode, and rotation locks, oh my! Windows Phone update info leaks

The Windows Phone GDR3 update has long been said to (finally!) include 1080p support, but now some of its other features are starting to leak.

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Review: The HTC 8XT is better than the (original) iPhone

The 8XT is an inferior Windows Phone 8X. Even the most hard-core Windows Phone fan should stay away from it.

Rogue hotspots can steal your Windows Phone's saved Wi-Fi passwords, Microsoft warns

With a little naming trickery, attackers can coax your phone into giving up its Wi-Fi login credentials, Microsoft warns—but don't expect a patch to fix the issue.

At the last minute, Google extends Windows Phone calendar and contact syncing

As the deadline for the death of Google Sync approached, the company announced plans to keep the service alive until the end of the year. Are Google and Microsoft becoming frenemies?

Nokia exec vents about Windows Phone app gap

Nokia vice president Bryan Biniak shows frustration with gaps in Microsoft's app offering for the Windows mobile operating system.

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Review: The Nokia Lumia 1020 marries an amazing camera to year-old hardware

Nokia's latest Windows Phone packs an impressive 41-megapixel camera, but lacks a strong app ecosystem and competitive specs.

Windows device sales aren't meeting Microsoft's expectations, Ballmer admits

In a closed door Microsoft meeting, CEO Steve Ballmer reportedly admits to disappointing Windows hardware sales. But while the company's smart to rejigger its retail efforts, Windows devices won't shine until the software is up to par.

The new Redbox app for Windows 8 isn't perfect, but it sure is handy

The new Redbox app in the Windows Store eliminates most of the minor irritations associated with frequenting the cardinal-colored kiosks.

Halo: Spartan Assault launches for Windows 8 and WP8 with a few 'gotchas'

The debut of the legendary Halo series on Microsoft's next-gen platforms looks fun, but be sure to read the fine print.

Windows Phones get a small update, adding CalDAV and CardDAV support

The update helps owners who use Google contacts and calendars, as well as those who like to monitor their usage of their smartphone.