The Lumia 830 was launched by Microsoft at the IFA trade show in September. As seems to be the norm for most Nokia phones, it has taken a short while for announced phones to be generally available, but the Lumia 830 can now be found in many markets. When it was announced in September, it was marketed as an “affordable flagship” and we will take a look and see how it lives up to that kind of marketing. But marketing phrases aside, what we are left with is one of the best Nokia phones launched this year.

Windows 10 Technical Preview First Impressions: The Return Of The Desktop

Windows 10 is ditching the “One Interface to Rule them All” mentality, and moving to a more user friendly model of a single store across all platforms, and multiple...

187 by Brett Howse on 11/13/2014

Windows 10 Technical Preview Gets Version Bump And New Features

Just three weeks ago, the Windows 10 Technical Preview got its first new build available to members of the Windows Insider program, and today we are seeing another version...

41 by Brett Howse on 11/12/2014

Microsoft Reveals The Lumia 535 Low Cost Smartphone

It has been a while since the official Nokia smartphone acquisition was completed, but to date all of the current Lumia phones have carried the Nokia brand alongside Lumia...

24 by Brett Howse on 11/10/2014

Microsoft Launches Microsoft Health And The Microsoft Band

Today Microsoft launched a new platform called Microsoft Health, and to accompany this they are officially launching the long rumored health and fitness band, called, well, Microsoft Band. And...

31 by Brett Howse on 10/30/2014

OneDrive Will Offer Unlimited Storage For Office 365 Subscribers

It was only four months ago that Microsoft increased the available OneDrive storage for Office 365 subscribers to one terabyte, and apparently there was still room for improvement. Today...

17 by Brett Howse on 10/27/2014

Microsoft Q1 FY 2015 Financial Results: Record Revenue On Strong Consumer Sales

This afternoon, Microsoft announced record first quarter revenue for its fiscal year 2015 which ended September 30. Revenue was up 25% year-over-year, and came in at $23.2 billion. Gross...

32 by Brett Howse on 10/23/2014

Windows 10 Technical Preview Gets Its First Update

Microsoft used the Windows Blog today to announce the availability of the first update to the Windows 10 Technical Preview, which was announced just three weeks ago. The new...

40 by Brett Howse on 10/21/2014

A New Windows - Windows 10 Announced By Microsoft

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134 by Brett Howse on 9/30/2014

Xbox Games With Gold October Preview

October is here, which means an update to the Games with Gold program for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Continuing the trend we have seen since the introduction...

0 by Brett Howse on 9/30/2014

Microsoft Announces the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter

Today Microsoft introduced their new Miracast-based wireless streaming device for HDMI monitors and televisions. Its lengthy name is the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter and it's Microsoft's take on an...

56 by Brandon Chester on 9/23/2014

Microsoft Details Direct3D 11.3 & 12 New Rendering Features

Back at GDC 2014 in March, Microsoft and its hardware partners first announced the next full iteration of the Direct3D API. Now on to version 12, this latest version...

24 by Ryan Smith on 9/18/2014

Microsoft Updates OneDrive File Size And Features

rtThe competition in the cloud storage space has never been so intense. It is also a vast landscape of different features, free storage sizing, paid storage tiers, and API...

27 by Brett Howse on 9/10/2014

Nokia Lumia 930 Review

Nokia has once again refreshed its Windows Phone lineup with the release of the Lumia 930, which is the spiritual successor to the Lumia 920 which first launched with...

113 by Brett Howse on 9/8/2014

Microsoft Launches New Mid-Range Lumias And Accessories At IFA 2014

Today in Berlin Microsoft announced two new midrange Windows Phones, as well as several accessories to compliment the Windows Phone ecosystem. We now have the rest of the phones...

35 by Brett Howse on 9/4/2014

Xbox Games With Gold September 2014 Preview

It is the end of August already, which means two things. School is back, and Xbox Games with Gold has released the upcoming games for September. On the Xbox...

13 by Brett Howse on 8/28/2014

Intel Demonstrates Direct3D 12 Performance and Power Improvements

Since the introduction of Direct3D 12 and other low-level graphics APIs, the bulk of our focus has been on the high end. One of the most immediate benefits to...

42 by Stephen Barrett & Ryan Smith on 8/15/2014

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3: Core i3 vs. Core i5 Battery Life

A couple of weeks ago I offered a brief performance preview of the $799 entry level Surface Pro 3 with an Intel Core i3-4020Y. The performance hit in going...

85 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/5/2014

Microsoft Releases Windows Phone 8.1 Update Developer Preview

At roughly noon, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore (Vice President for Windows Phone) announced via Twitter that users enrolled in the developer preview should check for updates. Microsoft released the Windows...

11 by Stephen Barrett on 8/5/2014

Mobile IE Updates For Windows Phone

Only yesterday Microsoft officially announced the Windows Phone 8.1 Update and today some more details emerged about what is coming as part of the update. Internet Explorer was bumped...

17 by Brett Howse on 7/31/2014

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