Tag: Phone

Windows 10 Task View

The best Windows 10 Features – Why you will love Windows 10

Since the first release of the Windows 10 Preview in the Insider program, I was using the Technical previews on my Surface Pro 3, and it is excellent how Microsoft is improving Windows 10 over the last several months based on research and feedback from the Windows Insider program.

In some days, on July 29, Microsoft will release Windows 10 to the public, and here are some reasons why you will love Windows 10:

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge Browser

With Windows 10 Microsoft released a new browser called Microsoft Edge (before Project Spartan) which is amazingly fast and brings a lot of new features to the table such as Cortana Integration, Web notes which allow you basically draw your notes on websites and share them and Microsoft also promised to enable browser extensions. Secret: you can also switch from a Light Theme to a Dark Theme.

You can also check out the new edge insider preview here: Microsoft Edge Insider

Task View & Virtual Desktop

Windows 10 Task View

Most of the IT Pros reading this blog already knew about Task view in the previous version of Windows using WIN + TAB, but only a few other users did know about these features. Microsoft not only improved the Task view, but Microsoft also promoted it much better with an icon in the Taskbar.

In Windows 10 WIN + TAB does not only offer you Task View it also allows you to create and switch between Virtual Desktops. With Virtual Desktops, you can now finally create multiple workspaces on your PC, which should bring you the productivity boost you need. Secret: You can switch between different Desktops using the Shortcut: CTRL + WIN + ARROW (LEFT and RIGHT).

Hyper-V

Hyper-V vNext Runtime Memory Resize

Microsoft builds Hyper-V directly into the Windows Client since Windows 8. This is great if you want to run Virtual Machines on your Windows Client. Windows 10 Client Hyper-V brings you the excellent performance and features Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V will bring you. Of course, some features are only available in the server build of Hyper-V, but you get some great features such as Enhanced Session mode to copy & paste between your PC and your Virtual Machine. Secret: Windows 10 will allow you to run Hyper-V and use Connected Standby at the same time.



Nokia Lumia 1020 Microsoft Surface RT

I Love My New Nokia Lumia 1020

Since last week I am one of the proud owners of Nokia Lumia 1020, the best Windows Phone today. Not long ago I replaced my Lumia 920 with a Lumia 925 which was a pretty great device, it was basically a better version of the Lumia 920 and fixed some issues like weight and size. After the Lumia 1020 was released I could resist and had to get one because of the totally awesome 41 Megapixel camera. As I finally got my Lumia 1020 I was expecting a Lumia 920 with a lot better camera, but I was wrong. The Lumia 1020 does not only come with a better camera, it also had some other improvements.

Nokia Lumia 1020 White

  • Weight – The Lumia 1020 feels a lot lighter than the 920
  • Size – The Lumia 1020 with it’s huge camera is even thinner than the 920
  • Display – The display looks better than the display on the 920 and the 925
  • Speakers – Well something I don’t really need but the speakers on the 1020 are pretty good
  • Battery Life – As far as I can say after the first week, the 1020 has up to 20% better battery life than the 925 in my usage scenario
  • Overall Quality – If you have ever used a Nokia Lumia you know that the quality was always great, but 1020 feels even better
  • Camera – And of course the camera is the biggest and best feature and is at the moment the best camera smartphone in the market

Well for me the Lumia 1020 is a great addition because I don’t even own a camera and with such a great camera build in into my phone I don’t need one. I already have planned a lot of traveling until the end of this year and having such a great camera always with me is just great.



Another HTC TITAN Windows Phone review

HTC TITAN

I know I said the Nokia Lumia 800 would be my next Windows Phone, but after Nokia announced that the release date of the Lumia 800 in Switzerland would be Q1/2012 I could not resist to buy a HTC TITAN.

I also know there are a lot of good HTC TITAN reviews already out, but I think maybe I can add some useful information for some people and help them decide. I don’t wanna talk to much about the Windows Phone software, because everyone knows already that Windows Phone 7.5 is a great phone OS.

HTC TITAN Windows Phone

 

HTC TITAN Windows Phone

Hardware

I was an iPhone user for a long time. Last year I decided to buy my first Windows Phone which was a HTC 7 Trophy. The Trophy was not really a great hardware device, it felt cheap and the camera and the screen were really bad. To be fair it was the cheapest Windows Phone at this time.
Now with the TITAN, HTC made a really big step in terms of build quality and features of the device. The HTC TITAN feels like a real high quality phone.
Now as you can see and read it is one of the biggest devices out there. With a 4.7-inch screen, 131.5mm height and 70.7mm width it sounds like a huge phone, but if you compare it to other phones it not a lot more to carry around. I compared it to a bunch of other phones like the 4-inch Samsung Omina 7, 4.3-inch Samsung Galaxy S2 and the 4.3-inch HTC Desire HD. And it really does not matter if you have a HTC Desire or a HTC TITAN to carry around. It actually feels really light in your pocket and does not use that much space because it is just 9.9mm thick.
I never was a fan of big phones, and I was not sure if the HTC TITAN wasn’t too big for me. But after the first days I really started to like the size and it isn’t a problem at all.
you want to compare different phones in size you can use www.phone-size.com.

Windows Phone

Camera

One of the best features of the HTC TITAN is the great camera. In all reviews everyone mentioned the great camera of the HTC TITAN and it sure is. It’s not just the quality of the images, it has also some extra features like burst shots and panorama shot which allows you to create beautiful panorama pictures.
If you want to compare different cameras you can do this on digitalversus.com.

Performance and battery life

You cannot really say something bad about the performance of the HTC TITAN because it is the fastest Windows Phone device at this moment. This is not only because of the 1.5GHz CPU, which is the fastest CPU in a Windows Phone at the moment, it also because of the new flash storage HTC build in which makes App launching and taking pictures a lot faster.
Even with this huge screen the TITAN has a better battery life than my HTC Trophy before. I could use the HTC Trophy for one day and the HTC TITAN runs about 1.5 days without recharge.

Display

The 4.7-inch display is huge and the Super LCD display steps up to the AMOLED displays from Samsung. Now the only bad thing you could say about the display is the low resolution, but this is not HTC fault. All Windows Phone devices require a resolution of 480×800 which makes it easier for developer.

Overall

Even I would like to get a device with a smaller screen, I think the HTC TITAN is at the moment the best Windows Phone you can get here in Switzerland. Nokia will release their Windows Phones in Q1/2012 in Switzerland and Samsung did not announce an European version of the Samsung Focus S, which makes the HTC the one and only flagship device in Switzerland.

+ Great Screen Quality
+ Good battery life
+ Good performance
+ Very Good camera
+ Good build quality

– Maybe to big for some people

Important Hardware Specs

  • 1.5GHz
  • 4.7-inchSuper LCD display 800 x 480
  • 8 megapixel dual-LED flash
  • Video recording 720p at 30fps
  • Cellular quadband UMTS / HSPA (14.4Mbps) quadband GSM
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Memory 512MB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 1,600mAh Battery

Pictures

HTC TITAN Ad

Other Reviews

Winrumors.com
Engadget.com

 



Windows Phone Mango for Swisscom Customer

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Yesterday Microsoft started the rollout process for Windows Phone 7.5 Codename Mango. This morning I got the Mango update and a HTC Windows Phone Update for my HTC 7 Trophy (Swisscom branded).

OS Version: 7.10.7720.68
Firmware revison number: 2250.21.40600.166

UPDATE: For those who don’t see a update notification can force the update with a little trick: http://www.wpcentral.com/force-mango-update-early-through-zune-software

Windows Phone Mango Update



Awesome Windows Phone Ad: We Love WP7

New Windows Phone Ad: We Love WP7 – Windows Phone 7
http://www.welovewp7.com

song: Danger – 11h30

Ad conceptualized & created by Brandon Foy, case study.
http://www.brandonfoy.tv



Nokia and Microsoft bringing awesomeness to the mobile world

Nokia Windows Phone 7

Today Nokia and Microsoft announced a partnership and Nokia will use Windows Phone 7 as their primary Smartphone OS. Both of them are really underdogs in the mobile world right now. Okay Nokia is still selling a lot of phones but symbian is no really a big shot. I don’t really understand a lot of negative comments out there.

I see this partnership as a big chance for Microsoft and Nokia. Microsoft brings the great new Mobile OS and Nokia adds great Hardware to this. I don’t see a lot of good hardware out there which could mess with the iPhone 4 except Nokias latest Smartphones.

So I am really looking forward to see the first Nokia Phones with Windows Phone 7.