Top 10 Most Popular WinSource Posts of 2013

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Tomorrow is the last day of 2013. Everywhere you look there are year-end lists being thrown together, and we have yet another one for you. In the last 12 months a lot has happened in the world of Windows, Windows Phone, and Microsoft. We reported on it all as it happened, and you read it. Below you will find our top 10 most popular posts from 2013. These are the stories that you cared the most about. Enjoy!

10. Nokia Lumia 521 Review


Unsurprisingly, when we reviewed the U.S. variant of the most popular Windows Phone device in the world you were interested. The Lumia 521 was one of our favorite devices of 2013. James raved about it in our review back in May, and we still love it to this day.

9. Windows Phone 7.8 users, it’s time to stop complaining

The award for “Most Controversial Article of 2013” has to go to this post. After reading comment after comment from angry Windows Phone 7.8 users I decided it was time to address the issue. It’s time to upgrade or stop complaining.

8. Surface Pro 2 vs. Macbook Air 2013

When the Surface Pro 2 was announced a lot of people wondered how it compared to the new MacBook Air. We put the two device side-by-side in a handy chart. The results were a bit surprising.

7. Top 20 apps & games exclusive to Windows Phone

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Everyone talks about the apps that Windows Phone doesn’t have, but what about the apps that Android and iOS don’t have? In this editorial we pointed out 20 of the best apps and games exclusive to Windows Phone. This list will make your friends jealous.

6. Unofficial SnapChat app, SwapChat now available in Windows Phone Store

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SnapChat was (and still is) one of the most sought after apps for Windows Phone in 2013. SwapChat was the first 3rd-party app to attempt to give Windows Phone users access to SnapChat. When it finally arrived in the Store it was a hot topic.

5. Xbox One vs PS4 vs Wii U [Chart]

Microsoft did more than just phones and PCs this year; they also released a brand new gaming console. The number one question on everyone’s mind after the Xbox One was announced was “how does it compare to the PS4 and Wii U?”

4. How to force the Windows Phone 7.8 update on most phones


Windows Phone 7.8 is now just a faint memory for most of us, but way back in January it was all the rage for Windows Phone 7 users. In this handy post we told you how to get the update on your phone manually.

3. [Download] Nokia Lumia 1020 wallpaper and ringtones

One of the biggest new phones this year was the Lumia 1020. Not everyone could afford to go out and buy the Lumia 1020, but with this post you could at least deck out your phone with the new wallpaper and ringtones.

2. Why Google apps aren’t coming to Windows Phone any time soon

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Google was a very hot topic in 2013. After they butchered Microsoft’s YouTube app I wrote this editorial about why Google hates Windows Phone, and why it is actually a big threat to them. Will Google and Microsoft work things out in 2014?

1. 30 years ago Windows was first released, see how much it has changed

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Windows turned 30 in 2013 and we took a trip down memory lane at all the previous versions. From Windows 1.0 to Windows 8, the OS has seen huge changes over the years. What will be next for Windows? Which version was your first? The conversation continues.

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