Microsoft Band – fit or flop for the software giant?

Having slipped seriously behind in the smartphone arena it’s interesting to see how Microsoft aims to keep pace with the handheld and wearable market, one area of which – fitness tracking, resulted in the launch of the Microsoft Band. It’s a relatively new market and one that’s been flooded quite quickly with a range of … Continue reading Microsoft Band – fit or flop for the software giant?

Microsoft’s Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL: what do the critics think?

At last, the highly-anticipated Lumia 640 has hit the high streets and online stores. Lumia’s latest addition to its portfolio will soon be joined by the Lumia 640 XL, due to be available by the end of April. So how are the latest Lumia handsets bearing up to the scrutinising eye of the tech press? … Continue reading Microsoft’s Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL: what do the critics think?

Microsoft Lumia 535 heralds the end of the Nokia phone era

We can’t say we’ve been blown away by Nokia’s travails in the Smartphone market, largely because of the abundance of very capable competitors, but few could question their impact on the mobile industry in general. For many, a Nokia was their first phone, and if it wasn’t it would be the second or third. Cheap, … Continue reading Microsoft Lumia 535 heralds the end of the Nokia phone era

HP Stream preview and first look

The “netbook” market, or whatever you want to call it, got a bit of a boost when Google launched its Chromebooks . Offering users little more power than they needed to perform such simple but important tasks as browsing the internet and working with documents, they were a popular solution for the low-demand budget-conscious. Google’s … Continue reading HP Stream preview and first look

Microsoft’s Lumia 530: the cheapest top-of-the-line smartphone

Microsoft announced today there will be UK availability for its new Lumia 530 smartphone. While you may be thinking “oh another Lumia, what’s new?” This one could really be a gamechanger – this is reputed to be a premium smartphone with Windows 8.1 features at the knock-off price of as little as £60. So what’s … Continue reading Microsoft’s Lumia 530: the cheapest top-of-the-line smartphone

Microsoft’s latest Lumia (the 930) comes to the UK

Microsoft’s popular smartphone range will be receiving a new addition in mid-July this year with the release of the Lumia 930 smartphone. Microsoft’s latest smartphone will be releasing in the UK with the latest 8.1 software and “the best of Microsoft and Lumia services” the Lumia 930 is promising to “deliver an unrivalled user experience”. … Continue reading Microsoft’s latest Lumia (the 930) comes to the UK

Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Review round-up

  Microsoft’s Surface series is leading the line for Windows-based tablets, and with the latest iteration show its desire to keep things competitive in an ever-improving market. The Surface Pro 3 comes with a number of improvements to do just this, and thankfully they’re not just restricted to barely noticeable performance upgrades. Perhaps the most … Continue reading Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Review round-up

Xbox One vs PS4: battle of the next-gen consoles

Whether it’s Apple vs Microsoft, iOS vs Android or Facebook vs Twitter, the tech world loves a good head-to-head. In recent weeks we’ve seen one of the greatest heavyweight battles yet as both Microsoft and Sony launched their much-anticipated next-generation consoles. The reviews are in, but which machine has the edge? If you’re thinking about … Continue reading Xbox One vs PS4: battle of the next-gen consoles