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  • Hands-On with Windows 10 Mobile Build 10080

    Hands-On with Windows 10 Mobile Build 10080

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    With Microsoft shipping a new build of Windows 10 Insider Preview for phones yesterday—or what we might call Windows 10 Mobile build 10080—I set out to install it on multiple devices. The process went much more smoothly than with some earlier builds, but it’s just as rough and buggy as ever. Long story short, if […]

    Microsoft Lumia 640 First Impressions

    Microsoft Lumia 640 First Impressions

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    With the Lumia 640, Microsoft is trying to have it both ways. This interesting device will be sold for just $130 off-contract here in the US, and yet it offers much of the same value of the more expensive Lumia 735 and 830, bringing high-end features even further down-market. Does this new handset hit a […]

    Surface 3 Drivers are Now Available for Windows 10

    Surface 3 Drivers are Now Available for Windows 10

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    When I wrote about my experiences using the Windows 10 Insider Preview on Microsoft’s new Surface 3 tablet last month, I noted that the process was excruciatingly lengthy and some drivers were missing in action. Last night, however, I noticed that Device Manager was clean in Surface 3—meaning that those missing drivers had been mysteriously […]

    Lumia 640 Coming to the US on Friday

    Lumia 640 Coming to the US on Friday

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    Microsoft’s Lumia 640 will finally arrive here in the United States on Friday for the first time: Cricket Wireless will sell the handset–which sports a 5-inch HD display and LTE capabilities–for just $130 off-contract. “Cricket Wireless and Microsoft make balancing your work life and personal life a whole lot easier with the Lumia 640, featuring 4G LTE technology,” […]

    Microsoft Updates Office Apps for iPhone and iPad

    Microsoft Updates Office Apps for iPhone and iPad

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    Microsoft recently updated the Office apps for iPhone and iPad, adding new features to each of the apps, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Key among the changes: you can use iCloud Drive for documents and Excel for iPad now supports add-ons. Here’s what’s new in the apps, which have been updated to version 1.9.2. Support for […]

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    What I Use: Road Trip 2015

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    Last night, I completed a cross-country road trip, driving about 2800 miles from Las Vegas, Nevada to my home in Dedham, Massachusetts over four long days. Here’s the technology I took with me and used on the road. I may make an Office Sway about the trip, as we took some interesting photos during the […]

    Surface Design: Past, Present and Future

    Surface Design: Past, Present and Future

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      Microsoft’s senior creative director for Surface provided a fascinating inside look at the design and development of the product line during a session at Ignite this week in Chicago. Here’s a summary of the talk. You can find a video of the session, Design Matters for Microsoft Surface on the Channel 9 web site. […]

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