Category Archives: Microsoft

Theming images – why Expression Design is great

Microsoft Expression design is a really useful tool, and it’s now free – you can download Expression Design from Microsoft right here. “But why should I?” you may ask. I know people have their tool of choice from Photoshop, to … Continue reading

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Using app bar icons outside the app bar – how to get light / dark theming to work

The Windows Phone SDK provides a bunch of stock app bar icons and there are several other libraries. You can also make your own, by creating a white on transparent image in a png, at 76 x 76 pixels. These … Continue reading

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5 loves and 5 hates of Windows Phone 8 and the Lumia 810

So, I’ve been using Windows Phone 8 a while now and here are a few things I like and don’t like about it: Likes New lock screen – seeing the pictures from Bing, or prices from GasBuddy on my lock … Continue reading

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Nokia Lumia 810 Review

OK, so MWC is going, on, Nokia have announced new phones and I haven’t finished the review of the phone that I have been using these past few months. The Lumia 810, which is available on T-Mobile’s network in the … Continue reading

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Why nokia should be worried about the HTC 8X

  So there have been several posts written looking at the Nokia and HTC Windows phone 8 devices and comparing them. Most of these posts put the 8x vs the Lumia 920 and the 8s vs the Lumia 820. Understandable … Continue reading

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HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S announced – first thoughts on HTC’s new devices

Yesterday, HTC announced 2 new devices, the Windows Phone 8X and 8S.  They will be available in November this year on a whole host of carriers and both have some compelling features (depending on price) though the 8X will take … Continue reading

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Anoucing and demoing a phone, without telling anything about it. The many unanswered questions of Nokia’s presentation.

One reason that people may find it hard to fully make their mind up about whether the Lumia 920 and 820 will be a success, at least for the time being, is that there is so much we just don’t … Continue reading

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