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MICROSOFT FIXES ALCATEL IDOL 4 PRO FINGERPRINT SENSOR HELLO ISSUES

Surprising everyone, this month's 'February update for branch 1709' from Microsoft includes new Windows Hello code that completely...

MINI-REVIEW: SUPER LINE RUSH A FAST ADRENALINE BOOST

A quick game mini-review for weekend enjoyment - Super Line Rush is exactly the sort of game I was programming back in the early 1980s...

 
 
 

APP AND GAME DIRECTORIES FOR MID-FEBRUARY 2018

After a gap of almosta month, it's my latest update for AAWP's directories of general applications , media, imaging and reading apps...

HOW TO: READ PDF FILES ON WINDOWS 10 MOBILE

Microsoft's continued changes to the Edge browser (hopefully continuing to make it more secure and more powerful) under Windows 10...

 
 
 

WINDOWS 10 MOBILE UPDATES ACROSS THE BOARD, FCU GOES TO BUILD 15254.248

People think of our OS being dead. Not quite. We're still looking at two years of support in terms of monthly patches and fixes for...

MYPODCASTS UWP GETS SYNCING AND SMART PLAYLIST

Reviewed here initially and then featured back in December , MyPodcasts UWP continues to evolve - and we all love a good podcatcher,...

 
 
 

REVIEW: INI READER UWP - FINALLY!

I have a confession to make - the 'finally!' in the title refers to my logistics, not to the application or its developer. 'ini Reader'...

'SHARE ME FILES' UWP A 'ONE CLICK' FILE SHARE UTILITY

The developer of PDF Conversion Tool has been in touch - they have a new tool, designed to help people share files without doing a...

 
 
 

REVIEW: VEHO ENDURANCE VPP-008-E

Having reviewed the EasyAcc 20000mAh late last year , it seems that rugged power banks are becoming more common, since there's now...

HOW TO: RUN GOOGLE MAPS GO ON WINDOWS 10 MOBILE

A week or two ago I did a feature on running modern (2018) PWAs under Edge on Windows 10 Mobile. And, while it's clear that Edge/W10M...

 
 
 

MINI-REVIEW: REDDPLANET UWP

Reddit is the place for text discussions about what's hot in your head and on the Internet at large - it's a huge site and with millions...

LAN DRIVE PUTS A NETWORK DRIVE INSIDE YOUR WINDOWS 10 MOBILE SMARTPHONE

From the people who brought you Tubecast, Video360 and Spoticast , and billed as a 'SAMBA server' inside your phone, the idea here...

 
 
 

'OPERATION ELOP' AND THE BUNGLED TRANSITION

Authors Pekka Nykänen and Merina Salminen published a book in Finnish, back in 2015, about the fall of Nokia from 2010-ish through...

CRYPTO CHART UWP GETS QUICK VIEW SWITCHING, AUTO-SYNC

Last year I reviewed Crypto Chart UWP , a genuinely premium way to manage your crypto currency portfolio on Windows 10 Mobile - and...

 
 
 

STARING AT NAME CORRUPTIONS AND STUCK IN THE INSIDERS WORLD? HERE'S HOW TO GET OUT!

The Insiders programme came with a number of warnings, along the lines of 'by opting in, you agree that things may go horribly wrong...

AAWP INSIGHT 244: EXPECTED APP LIFETIMES, WILEYFOX WOES

Guest podcaster Matt Lacey comes in to chat about some of the stories of the last week or so. We cover Wileyfox's slip into administration,...

 
 
 

MEANWHILE, OVER ON ANDROID. MICROSOFT LAUNCHER AND FLUENT DESIGN

Back in October 2017, I took a detailed look at using Microsoft applications and services on Android. While AAWP itself is committed...

HIGHLIGHTING THE MEGA PRIVACY UWP VERSIONS

Cloud storage is something that we've all come to rely on these days. Microsoft's own OneDrive is probably your default, with a smattering...

 
 
 

2018 UPDATE: HOW TO GET YOUR LUMIA 735/830/930/1520 ONTO THE CREATORS UPDATE

Almost a year ago, I covered this very topic , but it's just as relevant today, if only to answer the question of whether you can still...

CHANNEL YOUR INNER TV CHEF WITH SPEAKING RECIPES + UWP

The idea behind Speaking Recipes, a project for WP8.1 and now as a full Windows 10 UWP app, is that you can build up a library of spoken...

 
 
 



Cold temperatures slow down Pixel 2 XL charging despite misleading notification

Cold temperatures slow down Pixel 2 XL charging despite misleading notification

Just the other day, we told you that some Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners were complaining that their handsets were overheating after the February security update was installed... Read more ...

Alleged Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 spotted with 10.5-inch display and 8MP front...

Alleged Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 spotted with 10.5-inch display and 8MP front camera

A new Samsung Galaxy device has appeared in a benchmark listing. The handset carries a model number of SM-T835, suggesting it could well be the Galaxy Tab S4 tablet given that... Read more ...

Facebook plans to thwart election ad fraud with postcards

Facebook plans to thwart election ad fraud with postcards

In an effort to prevent foreign actors from surreptitiously manipulating audiences with ads concerning US elections, Facebook will send postcards in the mail to verify... Read more ...

Wikipedia's no-cost version for people without mobile data plans is dead

Wikipedia's no-cost version for people without mobile data plans is dead

The Wikimedia Foundation has killed off Wikipedia Zero, an initiative to deliver the online encyclopedia at no charge to mobile users around with the world. The zero-rated... Read more ...

Australia's best cheap headphones, discounts and deals in February 2018

Australia's best cheap headphones, discounts and deals in February 2018

With headphones of all types, colours and styles flooding the market, it's hard knowing which ones to pick - do you go for the premium model you've always wanted, or are you... Read more ...

All Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and S8 models now come with free Gear IconX...

All Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and S8 models now come with free Gear IconX wireless earphones

Samsung will soon announce a Galaxy S9 and a Galaxy S9+, but that doesn't mean the company wants customers to stop purchasing its current smartphones. That being said... Read more ...

The Next Rocket League Arena Is in Your Living Room

The Next Rocket League Arena Is in Your Living Room

Hot Wheels and Rocket League teamed up to bring the wildly popular video game to the next level: actual toy cars scoring goals. Read more ...

IPhone X production cut has Samsung fretting over OLED sales

IPhone X production cut has Samsung fretting over OLED sales

If there's one rumor that's been consistent ever since the iPhone X launched is that sales have been disappointing. Or rather, the Nikkei has consistently been reporting on how... Read more ...

High cost of OLED displays spells trouble for Samsung

High cost of OLED displays spells trouble for Samsung

Sales of the iPhone X have been lower than expected. That's bad news for Apple and its chief rival, Samsung. The South Korean company supplied Apple with the OLED panels for... Read more ...

5 best laptops for Photoshop

5 best laptops for Photoshop

There are a few factors to consider when you're looking for the best laptop for Photoshop work. Firstly, think about where you will be doing most of your work. If you want a... Read more ...