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Acompli email for iOS

What does Microsoft's purchase of Acompli mean for Outlook?

Earlier this morning, Microsoft announced the acquisition of Acompli for a rumored $200 million. For Windows Phone users, Acompli is a new name. Indeed, many of us were not even aware of the company because their claim to fame – an email client – is only available on iOS and Android. Like many...
Microsoft Band

One month later and I'm still in love with the Microsoft Band

Is the Microsoft Band the must-have wearable this holiday season? If you can get your hands on one, I think it is. Over the past few weeks with the Microsoft Band, I've come to appreciate it more and more with each passing day. Here's a love letter to the Microsoft Band and a mini-review of the...
Do Windows Phone users need to become as haughty as Apple fans to win the battle?

Do Windows Phone users need to become as haughty as Apple fans to win the battle?

You've seen the proclamations: "Windows Phone is doomed." "…a distant third." "No chance to catch up." Anyone who follows technology sites these days, especially the mainstream US-based ones, have seen those quotes used in news articles and often even in comments. It reflects the slow, but...
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Fitbit Charge, the third of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

Fitbit Charge, the third of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

As we continue to day three in our 12 Days of Hidden Gems, IoT and connected devices are our first items we are checking out. Today, it is Fitbit's turn and the new Charge tracker. Heading into 2015, Fitbit ( fitbit.com) is arguably the leader in wearable fitness devices, especially with Nike...
Wellograph, the second of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

Wellograph, the second of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

As we continue with our 12 Days of Hidden Gems, IoT and connected devices are our first items we are looking at, with Wellograph Wellness Watch (wellograph.com) being today's feature. When it comes to activity and fitness trackers, there is increasingly a wide range of devices available to...
How can this be real? Free 4G internet and 80% off a nationwide hotspot [sponsored]

How can this be real? Free 4G internet and 80% off a nationwide hotspot [sponsored]

FreedomPop has been upending the market as the nation's first totally free 4G internet and phone provider. And now as a special to Mobile Nations readers they're offering their Nationwide MiFi 4082 Hotspot for 80% off for the holidays. They’re tossing in a 2 GB premium data trial (normally worth $...
Misfit Shine, the first of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

Misfit Shine, the first of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

One of our first Hidden Gems for our 12 Days sweepstakes is Misfit's Shine activity tracker. Misfit makes one of the more fashionable trackers around these days, and it is worth a look for those who do not care for the traditional black bands found at Best Buy or Amazon. Misfit is competing...
Facebook app for Windows Phoen Most Recent

Sorry, folks 'Top Stories' change is a Facebook thing, not Microsoft's

Late last night, the Facebook Beta app for Windows Phone received a significant update. One of the biggest changes is in regards to your default news feed, which now shows 'Top Stories' instead of 'Most Recent'. To be sure, Most Recent is still there, you just need to go to the hamburger button (...
US Prepaid Phones Guide

US Prepaid Phones Guide

Sponsored by MetroPCS With kids back in school and budgets tight, prepaid carriers are often the way to go for anyone with a smartphone. Instead of paying your monthly bill after having used your wireless service, you pay beforehand for a set bucket of data. There are compromises to be made when...
Here's why Microsoft should abolish its ID@Xbox parity clause for Xbox One

Here's why Microsoft should abolish its ID@Xbox parity clause for Xbox One

Microsoft helped pioneer indie games on consoles with the Xbox 360. Even though Microsoft was the first of the big three to support indie games, many developers hated the company's strict guidelines. Indie games had to be published by larger companies, making it tough to get your game on Xbox...
Ting review

Ting review

When it comes to which carrier to use for your smartphone there are two main considerations to take into account: cost and coverage. Although landing an AT&T or Verizon account may yield impressive coverage, the cost may be difficult for some to swing every month. This fact is even more...
2014 Holiday Gift Guide

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday shopping can be tough, we know. Finding the best gift for your loved ones can be a pain, but we're here to help. This is the Mobile Nations 2014 Holiday Gift Guide so we can help you find the perfect gift for every name on your list. And this doesn't have to be for just that special someone...
Microsoft Band

One month later and I'm still in love with the Microsoft Band

Is the Microsoft Band the must-have wearable this holiday season? If you can get your hands on one, I think it is. Over the past few weeks with the Microsoft Band, I've come to appreciate it more and more with each passing day. Here's a love letter to the Microsoft Band and a mini-review of the...

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