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Great Windows 10 News Apps

November 25, 2015 |

While Windows 8 had seen the release of several news apps we haven’t seen too many of the universal type so far. While we hope new ones will keep popping in the store in time we have covered 3 truly universal … Read More

Your pocket IoT – Continuum for Windows smartphones

November 23, 2015 |

The Internet of Things (IoT) will advance the way consumers operate. It will allow devices to directly communicate with one another using wireless communications.

It will enable you to check your smart phone to take stock of your refrigerator at home and to … Read More

This Surface Phone concept would be really awesome to see in action

November 20, 2015 |

We normally cover software exclusively here on 1800Pocket/PC but every now and again something truly awesome catches our eye. For me, it was this Surface Phone mock-up found over on the Microsoft Tribe forum on The Verge.

Simply put, the … Read More

Five social apps I’d like to see make the jump to Universal Windows territory

August 18, 2015 | | 2 Comments

With the coming of Windows 10’s easy portability comes a renewed sense of hope that the dreaded “app gap” will be ancient history and Microsoft’s OS can finally get apps and updates simultaneously alongside the current mobile duopoly that make … Read More

Missing a banking or other app on Windows? Why not use the web?

August 12, 2015 | | 4 Comments

Let’s face it, many developers are out of touch with the idea of being truly cross platform. From Tango, SoundCloud, many games, and a number of banking apps, many companies fail to see the value in putting their users first. … Read More

“Hey Cortana” on Windows 10 is awesome, but can also be irritating at times

July 27, 2015 | | 3 Comments

One of my favorite features of Windows 10 is “Hey Cortana,” which (if you’re not already aware) allows you to simply say “Hey, Cortana” and have her do stuff.

Well, as it turns out, one of my favorite features with … Read More

Windows Phone is not dead; 1800Pocket/PC will continue covering Windows exclusively

July 14, 2015 | | 16 Comments

I recently received an email from an Android developer (not going to name any names) that in a nutshell suggested that 1800Pocket/PC start covering Android and iPhone apps as well, similar to what other would-be Windows news websites have done … Read More

Android and iOS Apps on Windows 10: Will Developers Give a Second Glance?

July 6, 2015 | | 2 Comments

When Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be able to accommodate code from iOS and Android, it made developers cheer, and for good reason; with 70 percent of the code able to be reused on the platform, porting apps to … Read More

Have You Reserved Your Free Upgrade to Windows 10?

June 1, 2015 | | 2 Comments

This morning I received a notification on my Windows 8.1 tablet to “reserve your copy of Windows 10.” Needless to say, I got it reserved. Meanwhile, on my desktop PC (screenshot shown above), I’m continuing to run Windows 10 Technical … Read More

Putting Cortana on iOS and Android is Good for Microsoft, but Is It Really Good for Windows?

May 27, 2015 | | 3 Comments

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that it would be bringing Cortana to iOS and Android. While there are certainly mostly positive and compelling reasons for Microsoft to do so, many hardcore Windows users have expressed frustration and annoyance at Redmond … Read More

My Windows 10 Technical Preview upgrade experience of the Lumia 635

February 21, 2015 | | 2 Comments

Windows 10 Technical Preview has been available on a small number of handsets for a few weeks now, I thought considering I have gone through the experience personally that I would let you know just how hard it is to install.
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Editorial: My Nokia Care Experience With the Lumia 1020

January 9, 2015 | | 5 Comments

Last Saturday, I was unfortunate enough to pick up my Nokia Lumia 1020 only to find it turned off, when I switched it on I was greeted by an error message on the screen saying ‘Error: Unable to locate a bootable option. Press any key to shut down’. I was instantly filled with dread as I feared the worst. I sent a tweet to @NokiaHelps and I was forwarded to Nokia Tech Support on the web, I went through soft reset, hard reset, factory software recovery, all to no avail. The website then kindly booked a warranty repair and on Monday morning UPS came to collect my phone, my first surprise in my experience.
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