Hands On with Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.71

Hands On with Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.71

Yesterday, Microsoft released yet another iteration of the RTM build for Windows 10 Mobile, build 10586.71. Microsoft delivered a laundry list of fixes for the build. Let’s face the facts here. We’re all hoping that this build is going to be “the one”. I’d love to tell you that everything is better but it’s simply too early to tell. Most people are saying the same thing that they say every time there’s an update: “Seems…

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Hands On with watchOS 2.2 Beta 2

Hands On with watchOS 2.2 Beta 2

Earlier this week, Apple released the second iteration of the minor update to watchOS, watchOS 2.2. watchOS 2.2 comes alongside tvOS 9.2, iOS 9.3, and Mac OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan. All of these updates are fairly major in comparison with the other minor updates that Apple has released since the major updates (iOS 9, watchOS 2, etc.). iOS 9.3 has a number of new features, such as Night Shift and TouchID support for Notes….

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The History of the Windows Phone Camera

The History of the Windows Phone Camera

If there has been one advantage to buying a Windows Phone throughout the history of the platform, it’s the camera. Windows Phones have always been on the cutting edge of camera technology, but it’s changed quite a bit. In the following video, I look at how both hardware and software has evolved in the past five years of the platform’s existance, from Windows Phone 7 to Windows 10 Mobile, from the Nokia Pureview 808 to…

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Hands On with iOS 9.3 Beta 2

Hands On with iOS 9.3 Beta 2

iOS 9.3 is about as close to a major update as a minor update goes. In fact, it’s the first time Apple dedicated a whole page to the features of an update since iOS 9. This is how version numbers work. Major.minor.bug fix. For example, iOS 9 is major, iOS 9.3 is minor, and iOS 9.3.1 will be bug fixes. iOS 9.3, however, is much more major than most minor updates go. iOS 9.3 has…

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Hands On with Windows 10 for PCs Insider Preview Build 14251

Hands On with Windows 10 for PCs Insider Preview Build 14251

Yesterday, Microsoft released the fourth Redstone Insider Preview for Windows 10 for PCs. Out of those four, it is the third build that has no new features, although one build had a single feature. While Windows 10 for PCs is on its fourth Redstone build, Windows 10 Mobile is still stuck on Threshold 2, mainly because Microsoft focuses on PCs more than they focuses on mobile. I think it really speaks to Microsoft’s priorities that…

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Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL: The Definitive Review

Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL: The Definitive Review

Welcome to the definitive review of the Microsoft Lumia 950 and the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. First, a little bit of a backstory. Normally when I receive a new phone to review, it takes about two weeks before I can write a proper review. The Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL have been on the market for over two months now and I’ve been using them since day one. In the past two months,…

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Windows Phone 8: A Look Back

Windows Phone 8: A Look Back

To many Windows Phone fans and even Nokia fans, Windows Phone 8 was the golden age of Windows Phone. It had the design elements of Windows Phone 7 while it marked the beginning of bringing Windows Phone into the modern age by replacing the Windows CE with the Windows NT kernel. There are many that still swear by their Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 925, or even their HTC 8X. Probably the most sworn upon…

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Hands On with tvOS 9.2 Beta

Hands On with tvOS 9.2 Beta

Earlier this week, Apple released all new betas for all of their operating systems, including iOS 9.3, Mac OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan, watchOS 2.2, and tvOS 9.2. It was actually the first watchOS beta since watchOS 2 over the Summer, so this is all kind of a big deal. tvOS 9.2 brings an update that most owners of the new Apple TV have anxiously been waiting for, the reappearance of the Podcasts app. Of…

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Windows Phone 7: A Look Back

Windows Phone 7: A Look Back

I’ve been making videos lately that take a look back at our technology history. Many people don’t remember Windows Phone 7. In fact, things that happened only a couple years ago feel like they happened decades ago. Technology moves so fast. The younger generation doesn’t realize it, but it’s quite amazing just how different the world was just five years ago. Forget about 10 years ago. Back in 2010, few people had smart phones. This…

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Hands On with iOS 9.3 Beta

Hands On with iOS 9.3 Beta

Earlier this week, Apple released the first iteration of the minor update, iOS 9.3. While version numbers would dictate that iOS 9.3 is a minor update, it sure seems like a major update, given the list of features. It includes lots of great stuff, including a nighttime mode that cuts down on blue light to help you sleep, TouchID support for Notes, and a whole lot of really amazing educational features. iOS 9.3 came alongside…

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