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  • Lumia 830 + Denim: What You Get, What You Don’t

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    With Windows Phone 8.1.1 and the Lumia Denim firmware update finally shipping to the Lumia 830, you may be wondering which Denim features you get and which you don’t on Microsoft’s “affordable flagship.” The good news? You get all the important stuff, and a nice performance bump as well. Of course, the most confusing thing […]

    Office Lens Gets Even Better

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    Office Lens is one of my favorite Windows Phone apps, letting you use your handset’s camera like a portable scanner. Since its September release, this app has gotten better and better. And this week it pick up more useful features, including the ability to save to PDF and auto-classify images. Before this week’s new update, […]

    Throwback Thursday: Windows Mobile 6.5

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    Just two years after the original iPhone was released, Windows Mobile was on the ropes and Microsoft realized it needed to embrace changes like multi-touch while moving more quickly in this suddenly hot market. Its last-ditch effort was the ultimate example of “putting lipstick on a pig” in the form of a touch-friendly patina over […]

    The Tablet Market Shrunk in Q4 2014

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    We all know that Apple sold fewer iPads in 2014 than they did in 2013. But it turns out that Apple wasn’t alone in experiencing a shortfall in 2014: the entire tablet market constricted in the final quarter of last year, with fewer tablets sold worldwide than the same quarter a year ago. This doesn’t […]

    Ask Paul: Charging PCs and Gadgets in Europe

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    If you travel internationally, you’ll need the right adapters so you can use your PCs and gadgets abroad. But you will also need to be careful of adapters that can’t switch voltages. Ken K. asks: I remember your segment last summer about your trip to Europe.  What did you do for chargers for your gadgets?  […]

    Tetra Lockscreen for Windows Phone 8.1

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    Windows Phone users who are upset about Microsoft’s Next Lock Screen for Android may want to check out a similar effort for their favorite platform. Microsoft’s Tetra Lockscreen provides similar functionality, offering a variety of lock screen widgets and some nice customization capabilities. You can find out more about Microsoft’s Next Lock Screen in Microsoft […]

    For the Love of Cyan

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    Among the many advantages of Microsoft’s Lumia smart phones is that all of the most recent models are highly configurable, with easily removable shells that provide access to internal components like SIM cards, microSD and battery. But this capability also comes with a more visceral side-benefit: You can change the look and feel of your […]

    First Look: Lumia Camera + Lumia Denim

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    If you’re lucky enough to own one of a select few, mostly high-end Lumia smart phones, and are further lucky enough to have been updated to the very latest system update—Windows Phone 8.1.1 plus the Lumia Denim firmware—then you are in for a treat in the form of a new version of the Lumia Camera […]

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