New Update Available for Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers

New Update Available for Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers

By Rich W Woods Microsoft has pushed out another update for anyone that is in the Preview for Developers program on Windows Phone. As far as I know, the update brings a battery life live tile to the Start screen. It also allows users to choose which time to install updates when they are downloaded. The update is labeled as a critical update. There is no word on if this will officially be labeled as…

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Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 Screenshots and Features

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 Screenshots and Features

By Rich W Woods As many are still waiting for the Windows Phone 8.1 update and Nokia has just named the firmware update for Windows Phone 8.1 Update Lumia Denim, Preview for Developer users are getting close to Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2. Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 may not be named that. After all, Windows 8.1 Update 2 was called Windows 8.1 August Update. Who knows? Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 may be called…

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Windows Phone Spotted with Windows Branding

Windows Phone Spotted with Windows Branding

By Rich W Woods It would appear that the upcoming GoFone GF47W phone will be the first Windows phone to drop the Windows Phone branding. It is likely that this phone will ship with Windows Phone Threshold since it will be called Windows. Windows Phone is not just a brand, it is the actual name of the operating system. Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 are already here, so expect the next version to…

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Why was Windows 8 so Bad?

Why was Windows 8 so Bad?

By Rich W Woods To be clear, I loved Windows 8 from day one. I loved Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 as well. I have always loved how Windows 8 starts up so fast. I love live tiles. I love not having to use a tiny start menu in the corner of the screen that lags when you hold the mouse over Programs. In fact, when I have to use a Windows 7 PC,…

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Nokia Lumia 930 Review

Nokia Lumia 930 Review

By Rich W Woods Nokia has been kind enough to give me the opportunity to use the Nokia Lumia 930 for the last two weeks and this is a phone that I have fell absolutely in love with. The design is stunningly beautiful but it was the camera that I fell in love with. Having used a Nokia Lumia 1020 as my personal phone for about eight months, I thought that the camera on the…

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Nokia Lumia 930 vs OnePlus One: Rear Camera Comparison

By Rich W Woods There is not much that the Nokia Lumia 930 and the OnePlus One have in common. One runs Windows Phone and one runs Android. One uses Snapdragon 800 and the other uses Snapdragon 801. One has a 5″ screen and the other has a 5.5″ screen. One has a 20 MP camera and the other a 13 MP camera. One has a 1.2 MP front camera and the other a 5…

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Nokia Lumia 930 Dethrones Nokia Lumia 1020 for Best Camera

Nokia Lumia 930 Dethrones Nokia Lumia 1020 for Best Camera

By Rich W Woods I always found the Windows Phone 8 platform to be exciting. iPhones work great, but you can upgrade your iPhone every year when a new one is introduced and never actually feel like you got a new phone. That’s what Windows Phone 8 feels like. New. From June 2013 through April 2014, my personal phone was a Nokia Lumia 920 and then a Nokia Lumia 1020. Although the photos produced by…

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OnePlus One vs HTC One M8: Front Camera Comparison

By Rich W Woods Many people don’t realize this, but all smart phones have a low resolution front facing camera. The iPhone 5S and Nokia Lumia 1020/930/1520 have 1.2 MP front cameras. Some have around 2 MP and the new Samsung Note 4 has a 3.7 MP front camera. There are two phones, however, that have 5 MP front facing cameras. There is a big difference between a low resolution front facing camera and a…

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HTC One M8 for Windows vs Nokia Lumia Icon: Which is the best Verizon Windows Phone? Part 3 Final Comparison

By Rich W Woods Verizon has always had a limited selection of Windows Phones. When Windows Phone 8 launched, they got the HTC 8X and the Nokia Lumia 822, both mid-range phones. Later, they got the Nokia Lumia 928 after the former two had left the shelves. The Lumia 928 was a variant of the Lumia 920 that came out 8 months after AT&T got the 920. Contrary to what Nokia, HTC, or Verizon would…

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Nokia Lumia 730 and 735: The Nokia Tradeoff

By Rich W Woods I love Nokia phones, but there are certain things that I hate about them. For example, the original flagship Windows Phone 8 phones were using Snapdragon S4 processors. They were slow and frustrating to use. Today they announced the Nokia Lumia 830 which they dubbed “the first affordable flagship” which uses a Snapdragon 400. They went so far as to say that it’s better than Samsung and Apple’s flagship, even though…

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