Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.36 Released to Insiders

Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.36 Released to Insiders

Today, Microsoft released another Insider Preview build to Windows 10 Mobile Insiders. This time, it’s 10586.36. The build was released to PCs as a Windows Update, rather than an Insider build. After all, PCs are getting Redstone already through the Insider program while Windows 10 Mobile is stuck on trying to get Threshold 2 right. In the corresponding blog post, Gabe Aul stated that we shouldn’t expect any builds over the holidays, as many engineers…

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Microsoft Lumia 950 vs iPhone 6S Plus Camera Comparison

Microsoft Lumia 950 vs iPhone 6S Plus Camera Comparison

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL are the best Lumia cameras we’ve ever seen. We’ve seen Lumias redefine smart phone cameras time and time again. Lumias have become known for their camera performance. The Nokia Lumia 1020 had an amazing 41 MP sensor, but it had its shortcomings in that it was very slow to launch the camera and take a picture. Sure,…

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The Delusions of a Surface Phone

The Delusions of a Surface Phone

I’ve been hearing about it for as long as I can remember, or at least since Microsoft launched the Surface brand. The Surface Phone would be Microsoft’s entry into smart phone hardware. I suppose it’s only natural. When Amazon launched Kindle Fire, people asked for a Fire Phone. When Microsoft launched Surface tablets, people asked for a Surface Phone. Of course, that was 2012 when Surface Phone only meant Microsoft’s entry into mobile hardware. Surface…

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Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Camera Comparison

Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Camera Comparison

One of the features that Windows Phone enthusiasts are most excited (and skeptical) about in the Microsoft Lumia 950 is the camera. It’s fair. Windows Phone enthusiasts are used to being jerked around. Remember when the best bargain in smart phones was the Nokia Lumia 520? A quality phone for under $50. Then, low end Lumias ended up being a race to the bottom. Remember when Windows Phone had the best voice assistant? Now, it’s…

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Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Microsoft Lumia 950 Camera Comparison

Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Microsoft Lumia 950 Camera Comparison

At the time of writing this particular sentence, I’ve been using the Microsoft Lumia 950 for less than 48 hours. If you’re a Windows Phone fan, it’s certainly the phone that you’ve been waiting for. Microsoft has included all new camera technology in the Microsoft Lumia 950 and the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. About a year ago, I wrote an article that said that the Nokia Lumia 930 dethroned the Nokia Lumia 1020 as the…

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Nokia Lumia 930 vs Microsoft Lumia 950 Comparison

Nokia Lumia 930 vs Microsoft Lumia 950 Comparison

Earlier this week (possibly yesterday. Honestly, I’m writing this one right after that one. I’m not sure when I’m going to publish this one. In fact, it might be last week, but I digress…), I published a camera comparison between the brand spanking new Lumia 950 and the brand spanking old, but still relevant camera Lumia 1020. Now that we’ve seen that the Microsoft Lumia 950 can hold its ground against the best Lumia camera…

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Windows Device Recovery Tool Now Supports Lumia 550, 950, and 950 XL

Windows Device Recovery Tool Now Supports Lumia 550, 950, and 950 XL

Today, Microsoft updated the Windows Device Recovery Tool to support new devices including the Microsoft Lumia 550, Lumia 950, and Lumia 950 XL. This was an expected update, as Microsoft released Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 10586.29 last week and added those three devices to the list of supported devices for the Preview. If you’re not familiar with the Windows Device Recovery Tool, it’s the tool you can use to flash the current version…

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Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.29

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.29

I don’t think it’s a shock to anyone, but yesterday, Microsoft released another Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview. It has the same build number as before, 10586, but this time it’s 10586.29 where before it was 10586.11. If you’re wondering, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL ship with 10586.0. Microsoft said that this build was all about responding to feedback, but the reality is that it’s fixing bugs. After all, everyone has been complaining…

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Microsoft Lumia 950: Continuum

Microsoft Lumia 950: Continuum

The big flagship feature of the Microsoft Lumia 950 is Continuum, the ability to use your phone like a PC. You can do it wirelessly through Miracast or you can do it wired through the Microsoft Display Dock. After realizing how horrible it is through Miracast, I decided to take a look at how it does through a wired connection. Have a look.

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Sorry Folks. It’s Still Verizon’s Fault that the Lumia 950/950 XL Doesn’t Work

Sorry Folks. It’s Still Verizon’s Fault that the Lumia 950/950 XL Doesn’t Work

It’s a mystery wrapped in a riddle wrapped in an enigma. Ever since the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL were announced, everyone wanted to know about Verizon. Would the devices work on Verizon? If not, why not? It was quickly found that the new Lumias would not work on Verizon’s network. Sure, the hardware is there but the device would not activate on Verizon’s network.

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