Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 16:50

Alright, I think I've been pretty patient with Microsoft and Nokia on the updates, but this is just crap.

The 1020 is in bad need of camera performance improvements - the damn thing has 1GB...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:25

I can confirm that this does *not* require SensorCore or higher firmware version.
Double-tap to wake is present on my AT&T-branded 820, 920, and 1020 - before Cyan was even available....

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 11:35

Yes yes yes yes yes. A thousand times yes.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 11:46

I use two of these services: Xbox Live and Office 365 Home already. If not for the cost of Xbox Music, I would have added it to the service stable, as well.

I don't know that I want to...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 13:21

I have a fairly large collection of (legally-acquired) music, and I've never found Xbox Music to be a good solution for managing it.

The old Zune software was pretty good for that, and it...

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 13:41

I don't know if you've noticed the antagonism and disdain a lot of people have for Microsoft. Realistically, Windows Phone doesn't stand a chance when the general belief is that Microsoft products...

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 13:36

Probably because they can get better performance across more target platforms by using C++, also because converting a 30-year-old codebase of that size would be prohibitively expensive in terms of...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 14:47

That feature works great with my Miracast-enabled laptop.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:21

Paul, I've not seen much in the way of a definitive statement on this, so I come to you. Does the 1020 have the capacity to support Miracast? If so, are there any indications of a future firmware...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 07:50

I don't know other users' experiences with this, but I wasn't able to get the update to even work from Windows 7. I ended up having to use the bootable media and treat it as a Refresh - keeping...

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 08:27

You should probably correct the caption on the 7th image, the title of that game is "Machinarium" by the folks over Amanita Design.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 15:42

Looks like you missed posting the instructions at the end fo the article.

This is way better than resetting the phone just to get the firmware update!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 12:36

Paragraph 6 is basically why I keep coming back to this site, and referring friends and co-workers to it for high-quality information.

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 10:03

It's funny you should mention that about regulatory requirements and the cost of them. Most small banks actually can't keep up anymore, even after turning over the entirety of their records...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 08:26

Motley Fool is a pretty influential soapbox on the investing advice, simply because they have someone to write about everything.
They've been beating the Apple drum since shares of that...

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:10

I agree quite a lot with you. There are a few issues that come into play, but notably they are vocabulary - the words that trigger certain activities, discoverability - how easy and intuitive it...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 08:19

That would be true, if the company producing the substandard app on a single platform weren't the de facto source of the content being delivered through said app.

Amazon's neglect of...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 13:32

"no end in sight" is absolutely right. Amazon will probably never provide anything more than they currently do for Windows 8.x in terms of the Modern experience.
Windows Phone won't get any...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 14:05

I was able to find it in the Store on-device and diagnosed it, but I also typically have trouble getting these from a web browser.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 14:04

I was able to find it in the Store on-device and diagnosed it, but I also typically have trouble getting these from a web browser.

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 15:36

The store page tells me that it is not supported on my device, Lumia 920 8.1

Anyone else share the same experience?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 13:51

I'm wondering if anyone else had the experience of their update being interrupted by a fully discharged battery. My wife and I both started the update this morning after a full night recharge on...

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 11:38

You say, "innovate as well as Cook's company". I have to categorically disagree with you here. Apple took some old ideas, updated them years ago, and has been riding the same premium-pricing on...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 11:46

The Kinect voice sensors are a lot more complicated than a simple microphone, incorporating lots of noise-compensating technologies and multi-directional detection. A separate microphone is just...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:02

These are some substantial changes to the way that we interface with the OS.
Are there plans to make the new interfaces (floating windows, start menu) able to be toggled either by hardware/...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 09:58

Typo in paragraph 5 has it that Windows 9 was to be released April 2014, should be April 2015

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:09


I don't know where's the best place to mention this, but I just encountered an unxexpected behavior with the Action Center and general notifications.

If you turn off an item...

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 13:55

It seems the way the browser handles video has changed a good bit, too. Rather than handing off playback to the built-in video player, it actually just plays it on the page now.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 08:51

Do you know if the version of IE11 coming in WP8.1 is the same as that packed into WindowsRT, or is it the one on Xbox One?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 13:25

Typo at the end of the first paragraph: while is true that Microsoft was "writing the wrongs of Windows 8" two-plus years ago, now they're trying to "right" the wrongs.

I know you say you...

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