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This week I attended the #AngularConnect conference in London and of course was expecting a lot of pro #Google sentiment from the event. This happened but so too did something else I wasn’t expecting, #Microsoft was everywhere.

One thing that surprised me before I went was the lack of any #TypeScript sessions (for those of you that don’t know, Angular 2 is written using Microsoft’s TypeScript) ...

The issue of “Brexit” is complex with both sides presenting many, and often divisive, reasons to remain or leave. The 52% of the British population that voted for “leave” last week did so for a number of reasons. For sovereignty, democracy and economy. For freedom, control and the future. For £350 million pounds a week to go to the NHS, Article 50 and border controls. For bigotry, racism and xenop...

There were a number of great announcements from #Microsoft at Build’s day 1 keynote with bots and the new Bot Framework given the most attention. Satya talked for a while about the new “Conversation as a Platform”, it's place within Microsoft as it intersects with all three of their strategic areas and how it'll be the future of technology.

There were examples of #Cortana interacting with bots,...

A few weeks ago, after a number of significant announcements from #Microsoft, I asked the question “what’s left for Build?” Tomorrow we will find out.

Since posing that question a few rumours have surfaced that could lead us to get very excited tomorrow, such things as exploding Live Tiles and a greatly expanded level of integration between Cortana, users and apps. There’s even indications today ...

For a few of Microsoft’s bigger events over the past year I have created Bingo/Drinking Games containing word and phrases likely, and in some cases very unlikely, to be said during the keynotes. They have been fun to create and even more fun to play, well the drinking variation anyway, and so I thought I would create another one for #Build 2016.

However, I thought I would improve what I have done...

This week has proven to fairly momentous for #Microsoft after the company finally started rolling out #Windows10 Mobile, offered new Insider builds for both PC and mobiles offering #Edge Extensions and #Twitter even released their new Mobile app.

All these new updates and releases are great and are some of the most requested and asked about things for Microsoft. I don’t know when a day last went ...

Before #Windows10 was released #Microsoft stated that it had big ambitions for the OS with a plan to reach over 1 billion installs within 2 to 3 years of its release. Since it's launch on July 29th 2015 Microsoft has updated us a few times on the progress of the OS with the most recent figure putting the OS at 20% of the 1 billion goal in only 15% of the time.

I have previously shared via Twitt...

Over the past few weeks I have added a number of minor improvements to the Guidelines Dev app I announced last month. Today though I have pushed a bigger update that uses the accent colour of your #Windows10 device as the primary colour throughout the app. You can still change this if you like though.

You should be able to see the latest change by just opening up the app if you have it installe...

January 21st

#Microsoft held its big #Windows10 event unveiling many features, that it will work on PCs, laptops, tablets, phones, IoT devices and the #Xbox One, plus the all-important fact that for the first year it would be a free update for Windows 7 and 8.1 users.

The company showed off the new #Continuum features, improved design of the OS and how Cortana would be integrated into the OS. T...

It's now been 2 weeks since I got my trial #Lumia950 and I thought I would again update on you on my experience.

This Pip follows on from my thoughts after a week of using the new Lumia - http://www.piptell.com/Home/Pip/4396

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I have continued to take photos with this phone and I have to say I am very impressed. As you can see from the above pictures it really captures light very we...

As many of you know I like making things, whether that be wallpapers, card games or websites. My biggest project to date has been http://kickerbacker.com and as part of that I created a #Windows10 app as a Hosted Web App. Granted, it's not necessarily the best way to create an app but you know what it is very quick and very easy even though it's not native.

However, it got me thinking. If peopl...

I’ve been trialling the #Lumia950 for just over a week now so I thought it would be a good time to share with you my thoughts of the new Windows flagship phone. In short it is great. Read on for find out more details about it.

Windows 10

I have used #Windows10 Mobile on a few devices over the past few months so it’s new features, functionality and improved design don’t feel new to me. But, what...