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If you could go back in time a year ago and come visit myself, I’d have met an iPhone-toting Apple fanboy who couldn’t say two sentences without bad mouthing Windows. Thankfully, I’m not like that person anymore thanks to the rationality of Paul Thurrott and the totalitarianism of Apple over their devices and software.

So I became a dedicated Windows user, but I was still stuck with my iOS device. Last week I finally removed those shackles and picked up a Windows Phone running 7.5 “Mango”, and I’m going to review some of my favorite features in this article. I’m not going to compare 7.5 to 7.0 since I don’t go that far back, so this review comes from the point-of-view of a converted iOS user.

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Video games have become, to say the very least, the pastime of choice in the 21st century. The affordability and flexibility offered by games consoles has put one in almost any home with a television, whilst smartphone gaming has given the once-niche device category a whole new dominion.

Among this wave of mainstream gaming choices, it’s easy to neglect the PC gaming scene. The platform was once king of the jungle for the reason that back in the day, the only household device powerful enough to play any sort of game was your home computer. Indeed, timeless classics such as Elite and Worms are a reminder of the golden era that the PC used to reign over. For better and for worse, times have now changed, and PC gaming has begun to slide into obscurity.

However, the platform may have an ace up its sleeve.

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For decades now, us, PC users, have been tarnished by the Apple crowd for a number of reasons. Not least among them is that Apple hardware is always better than PC hardware.

At the core of their assumptions are a couple of stereotypes. And I assure you, these are stereotypes. Let’s take a good, hard look at the current state of affairs and find out the reality, shall we?

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