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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...

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...

This morning I was trying out the new #Uber app on my #Lumia950 and saw that I had another app with custom voice commands, BBC iPlayer. I thought I would try those voice controls out and ended up trying "watch BBC One", just like I would on the Xbox One. Interestingly, #Cortana didn't open the iPlayer app but instead recognised the command herself but told me she can't anything with it just yet an...

Just over a week ago I finally upgraded my #Lumia 1020 to the #Windows10 Mobile as the latest build, 10572, looked stable enough to use as a daily driver. I have already been using the OS on a Lumia but was excited to make use of the new refinements and features of the OS and apps on a daily basis and was especially looking forward to checking out my Kickerbacker app out on the device. However, th...

Much has been made of Microsoft’s recent hardware event with a number of updated devices and the surprise that is the #Surface Book announcement. But, aside from the devices there was one other key take away from the event, the enthusiasm and high levels of sass from some of the presenters. With phrases such as “you can be productive like a boss” being used during the demo of Continuum on the #Lum...

#Microsoft delivered on its promise of new devices today, surprising and delighting the assembled masses with a wide range of new hardware announcements. The leaks and rumours of the past few weeks and months perhaps lessened some of the excitement but Microsoft sure made up for that.

Kicking the event off Microsoft revealed that #HoloLens Developer Kits will be available in Q1 of 2016 and will c...

I've been wanting to try out the #Windows10 Mobile Preview since it was first available, however I didn't want to try out the unstable OS on my daily driver, the #Lumia 1020. That all changed yesterday when I picked up a new Lumia 640 XL and immediately opted it into the Windows Preview and now I am sitting here with a Windows 10 phone next to me.

I was expecting a slow, frustrating experience ...

Sadly I have now left the golden beaches, warmer climes and MWC of Barcelona behind and am now sitting in a cafe in a much colder London. I thought I would share with you my reflections of Microsoft's presence at #MWC15, there was more than I was expecting.

It was rather unfortunate that #Microsoft inadvertently revealed its two new Lumia devices, the #Lumia 640 and its larger sibling the Lumia...

Much has been made of what #Microsoft might name #Windows10 on phones with suggestions that the company might return to using the "Windows Mobile" name. Some leaked builds of Windows 10 backed this idea up with a reference to "Windows 10 Mobile", however new evidence suggests otherwise.

"Windows 10 ready, the powerful Lumia 532 smartphone is capable of running mobile games with its Snapdragon™ ...

This time next week we should know a lot more about #Microsoft’s plans for #Windows10 and how it hopes to span all devices with a single OS. I thought I would take the opportunity to reiterate most of what we can expect from Microsoft on January 21st.

Continuum

When Microsoft first showed off Windows 10 back in September 2014 it announced a new feature, #Continuum, that will dynamically change...

Nokia had long been focused on the lower end of the phone market with ever lower spec'ed and priced #Lumia devices. That mentality carried over when #Microsoft acquired them last year and today we see the latest step in offering smart phones at more affordable prices, the #Lumia435 and #Lumia532.

The new Lumias come with similar specs; both come with Windows 8.1 with the Denim fireware, 1GB of ...