Articles by Rich Edmonds

Surface Pro 3
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by Rich Edmonds
Aug 28, 2014

The Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft is finally available for purchase at various retailers here in the UK. As well as releasing the product through its own channels, Microsoft aims to replace laptops and tablets with its latest high-end attempt at combining the best of both form factors...

HP Windows Tablets
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by Rich Edmonds
Aug 27, 2014

Hewlett-Packard is recalling around 6 million computer power cables after numerous reports of said cords melting or charring were received from consumers. The LS-15 AC power cord was distributed with both HP and Compaq notebook computers and AC powered accessories from September 2010...

Surface Pro 3
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by Rich Edmonds
Aug 27, 2014

John Lewis in the UK plans to host an exclusive event for the Surface Pro 3 today between 6-8pm, providing the first 25 customers who purchase the new Microsoft tablet with a Hugo Boss case. It's a neat offer, especially for those who haven't owned a Surface tablet before and require...

Surface 2
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by Rich Edmonds
Aug 27, 2014

It was only last night when we covered a price drop for the Surface 2 in the UK at Tesco, but it appears as though other retailers have deals on the product too. The price drops follow the US who have enjoyed a sweet $100 taken off the listed tablet price.

Verizon
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by Rich Edmonds
Aug 26, 2014

Verizon Wireless today announced that VoLTE (Voice over LTE) will be available on the network nationwide in the coming weeks. Customers with the US mobile operator will soon be able to make higher quality calls (and video calls) with other subscribers on the same network with compatible...

Lumia 630
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by Rich Edmonds
Aug 24, 2014

Aldi in Germany has a superb offer for anyone looking for a brand new Windows Phone. The Lumia 630 will go on sale soon with a price tag of just €109. According to the website, we're looking at August 28 as to when the smartphone will be available in stores, but it's the price that will...

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by Rich Edmonds
Aug 22, 2014

The time has come for Joe Belfiore to get involved with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The head of Windows Phone performed the challenge while wakesurfing, pulled along by an accompanying boat. Belfiore nominated Microsoft's Stephen Elop, Marcus Ash, and Google's Chee Chew to throw some cold...

Surface Pro 3
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by Rich Edmonds
Aug 21, 2014

Here's a sweet deal if you're looking to pick up the Surface Pro 3 in the UK when it launches next week. Voucher codes and deals website Quidco has £100 off the Microsoft tablet (through cashback) to match other neat deals available on Windows laptops at various retailers. The only...

Asha
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by Rich Edmonds
Aug 21, 2014

Opera has signed a deal with Microsoft to provide the company's mobile web browser for Asha, Series 30+, Series 40 mobile devices. This partnership will last 10 years and will see Opera Mini made the default web browser on hardware running said platforms. Windows Phone will not be...

Papa Johns Pizza
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by Rich Edmonds
Aug 20, 2014

An official app for Papa John's is now available on the Windows Phone Store. The app, published earlier this month, enables pizza fans to order their favorite meal from the comfort of their own palm. The app itself is a mere web wrapper, but it performs well and is a solid start to at...

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by Rich Edmonds
Aug 20, 2014

Formula Ford is the entry-level when it comes to racing and offers a chance for those with ambitions of making it big in the single seat to go against one another. To ensure each race is fair and vehicles abide by technical regulations, officials utilize special hardware to check numerous...

Windows 8 Hardware
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by Rich Edmonds
Aug 20, 2014

UK retailer Currys PCWorld has some sweet deals currently going on for those who are seeking new Windows laptops and Apple MacBooks before heading back to school. Running until September 24, you'll be able to claim £100 cashback on a laptop worth £599 or above.

Lumia 530
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by Rich Edmonds
Aug 19, 2014

Microsoft has today announced availability for the Lumia 530 Windows Phone in the UK. Starting from September 4, consumers in the region will be able to pick up the smartphone from as little as £60. Taking the mobile experience to the next level with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update...

Lumia Cyan
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 31, 2014

Should you still be rocking the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview and are looking to downgrade the operating system to get the full public release and Lumia Cyan, you won't have to carry out this task if you're able to hold on for another week. According to Joe Belfiore on Twitter,...

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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 31, 2014

Thomas Nigro has shared some details covering the VLC app for Windows (and Windows Phone) on his personal blog. The developer notes how it has been decided for the team to drop supported for Windows 8 (and keep building for Windows 8.1), really focusing on optimization and getting...

Sprint
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 30, 2014

Sprint today released its earnings report for the first fiscal quarter of 2014, detailing a net income of $23 million, the best result in over seven years. The US mobile operator also confirmed that 3G network maintenance was largely complete, while LTE coverage expands to cover...

Lumia 930
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 30, 2014

Microsoft revealed what will be included in Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1 earlier this morning and we're interested to hear your thoughts on features expected to make their way to Windows Phone. We're talking about Live Folders, Xbox Music improvements, Apps Corner and more.

NOW TV
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 30, 2014

Sky has announced on the official NOW TV blog that support for its online service on the Xbox One console has been rolled out. Not only is Microsoft's console the home of gaming entertainment with Xbox Live, but there's also sweet integration with set-top boxes, services and more to...

Facebook Beta
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 30, 2014

"It seems faster" doesn't quite cut it for every update that hits the store with no change log. This includes Facebook Beta, which has just been bumped to version 8.3.0.5 (up from 8.3.0.4). Unfortunately, Microsoft has failed to provide a list of changes included in the release an thus...

Device Hub
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 29, 2014

Microsoft has today concluded the Nokia Device Hub and Storage Check beta programs, which allowed Lumia Windows Phones to connect to a variety of wireless accessories and anlayze on-board internal storage.

The apps are now part of the Lumia Cyan update and can be found on any up...