Articles by Mike Macias

Mike is the editor-in-chief of The Mobile Fanatics. Contact him via email or at his twitter page.

Toshiba’s new 8-inch Windows tablet for $199 gives Microsoft a fighting chance on the low end

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The newly announced Toshiba Encore 2 tablets are going on sale this July priced at $199 for the 8-inch and $299 for the 10-inch. It’s the 8-inch model that I think will do well, especially if we see it discounted around $169 at major retailers. It will be competing with the likes of the Google Nexus […]

Official File Manager for Windows Phone now available — Download!

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Microsoft has just released an official File Manager for Windows Phone called “Files”, and you can get it now from the Store. I just did some testing and was able to create new folders, move files to any folder, copy/cut, rename, share, and delete. I can’t seem to find where my PDF files are saved […]

Nokia Lumia 1520 replaces iPad Mini and iPhone

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My wife has been an Apple user for years, a happy owner of the iPhone 4S and iPad Mini. She used both for gaming, social media, web browsing, music, and of standard phone communication. But recently her iPhone started having problems (speaker cuts out, battery life draining) and a window of opportunity opened up for […]

Nokia Fanatics: Will you buy a Microsoft Mobile phone?

A photo by Harri Kiljander of the logo atop the Nokia House being replaced with Microsoft.

Have you heard the news??? Unless you live under a rock, you probably already know: The Nokia Devices & Services division is now under Microsoft control and called Microsoft Mobile. Everyone still working on phones and tablets at Nokia now work for Microsoft including the engineers, designers, marketers, and innovators. With this knowledge, will you buy a […]

Basic features Windows Phone needs to make Android users interested (and me happy)

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This isn’t about apps and ecosystem. This isn’t about hardware or gimmicky features. This is about the basic mobile phone functions that 90% of users expect to see on their smartphone. Yet, when they switch from Android or iPhone to Windows Phone… they are left confused and let down. As a longtime Windows Phone user […]

Photo Gallery: Tablet meets a Phablet

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In the epic mobile dominance battle we sometimes get devices that cross into other territories and impose their will on other devices’ jurisdiction. We’re seeing that now with the image above — the 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone and the  7-inch Kindle Fire HDX tablet. I’ve had the Nokia Lumia 1520 for about a week […]

Deal Alert: AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 for $99 bucks with contract

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While publishing my hands-on photos of the Nokia Lumia 1520 yesterday I realized that this giant and very powerful phone gives a whole new experience to customers. The large 6-inch display feels more like a small Kindle Fire than a phone which makes reading news, email, and social media updates a breeze. Right now Amazon has […]