MWC 2016 – HP Unveils The Elite X3 Windows Phone

This device has previously been leaked like crazy, but HP came ahead of the buzz today and announced it before the main festivities of MWC. Their new phone will be the Windows 10 Mobile powered Elite X3. The specs are pretty much exactly what we reported earlier via leaks, but a few additional details have come out since that post: All the leaked specs have been confirmed, except that the storage has been updated to 64 GB. But it should be noted that this thing has all of the technology. Keep the following in mind: 6-inch 2K AMOLED panel Latest … Read more…

What’s Up With HP’s New Windows Phone?

HP is re-entering the mobile phone market. And if that wasn’t shocking enough, their launch device is going to be a new Windows Phone. And it turns out that the phone has just seen a ton of leaks curtosy of tech2.hu. But lest you think, “oh, they’re probably going to launch some cheapo phone as a test bed and Windows 10 Mobile happens to be free,” feast your eyes on these beautiful specs. 5.96-inch display @ 2560 x 1440 resolution Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core SoC 4 GB of RAM 32 GB built in storage, MicroSD expansion up to 200 GB … Read more…

Windows 10 Technical Preview – Build 10041

After 54 days, Microsoft has released a new build of the technical preview. While many have been clamoring for Microsoft to release a build sooner, monthly or even weekly, I’d much rather they take their time and release builds that are more stable than those created in the past. Unfortunately, even after almost two months, this is the buggiest build yet, and I’m starting to wonder about the stability of the final product, considering Terry Myerson recently announced that Windows 10 would be shipping “this summer.” Considering “this summer” means anytime from June to September (June 21st to September 23rd … Read more…

Microsoft’s HoloLens Looks Incredible

Yesterday, Microsoft had their consumer focused Windows 10 event, where they announced a ton of new and amazing stuff. Windows 10 looks to be the most significant Windows version since, oh I dunno, probably ever. However, I’m not really ready to talk about that stuff yet. While I was blown away by the conference, I do want to test out all these features and be able to demonstrate them for you, rather than just talk about someone else talking about it. I’ll be checking out the next official build of Windows 10 when it’s released next week, and then I’ll … Read more…

A Discussion of the State of Windows Phone

This article has been a few months in the making. But every single time I sit down to write what I want to write here, I end up descending into some sort of angry fanboyism and mention every single thing I hate about other platforms, making me question the reason for the article and even question whether I really like the platform for the right reasons. Then I go back to my phone, use it for a few more days, play with the iPhone 6 and a few Android phones in my local electronics retailers, and continue to realize how … Read more…

Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9879

While I was away writing a book for NaNoWriMo during November, Microsoft released what was supposed to be the last Windows 10 Developer Preview build of the year. Presumably, the next build would be the Consumer Preview in January. However, Build 9879 turned out to be incredibly buggy. Many DP users were running into BSODs, File Explorer issues, and OneDrive functionality issues. Add a rather controversial change to OneDrive, and this build has had a pretty rocky existence. Microsoft has since released an updated version of Build 9879, which I am reviewing in the video below. But before I show … Read more…

Windows 10 Build 9860

As promised, I will be delivering video previews of new Windows 10 build and features as they are revealed/released. I will also mention at this time that although the build seems fairly stable for the most part, I still do not recommend running this on a primary machine. This is still Alpha software and although Microsoft has been very good at squashing bugs in Windows 10, you should still be wary of using it in its current status. Also keep in mind that a lot of the UI is still very rough. For instance, hitting the WiFi button at the … Read more…

Why The Windows 10 Preview Should Get You Excited

After months of leaks, Microsoft finally unvealed Windows 10 on Wednesday. Sort of. In reality, Microsoft broke with tradition and unvealed the Windows 10 Technical Preview. We’ve received technical previews in the past, like with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1, but Microsoft broke tradition with this particular release by unvealing a product that was not finished. Unlike previous Technical Previews, we are seeing a mere peek of the feature set of the future of Windows. But that’s not a bad thing. What we can see with this preview is a fairly exciting future for Windows, both through the … Read more…