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Camera head to head: Lumia 950 XL vs HTC U11

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In terms of imaging, the legendary Lumia 950 XL is still very relevant in terms of specs in 2017, I'd argue, even if it's hard to buy one new. In this case it's pitched at the new imaging darling of the tech media, the HTC U11, with multi-frame exposure and combination, latest GPU, OIS, large 1.4 micron pixels and a f/1.7 aperture. Can the 950 XL maintain its crown as the best camera phone in the world?

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Microsoft's continuing commitment to Windows 10 Mobile means...

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"Microsoft abandons Windows 10 Mobile" is a news headline that we've heard a lot over the last year, fuelled by the tragic termination of first party hardware. And by a third party scene that's almost non-existent. But what's interesting is how the OS updates have continued. Anniversary Update (Redstone), Creators Update (Redstone 2) and beyond, with a thriving Insiders test build scene. So has Microsoft really abandoned the OS?

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Camera head to head: Lumia 950 XL vs OnePlus 5

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In terms of imaging, the legendary Lumia 950 XL is still relevant in terms of specs in 2017, I'd argue, even if it's hard to buy one new. Here I've pitched it against the very latest, hot off the press OnePlus 5, with dual rear cameras. The latter claims telephoto capabilities, but how will it perform against the world champion, especially since zoom is one of the 950 XL's few weak points?

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Flagship head to head: OnePlus 5 vs Lumia 950 XL

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The OnePlus 5 is the hottest ticket in the smartphone house right now, with Snapdragon 835 internals and dual camera with optical zoom, all at less than £500. And it's in the house for review elsewhere, so I thought a head to head comparison with the closest (though obviously ageing) Windows 10 Mobile handset was in order. And yes, don't worry, a camera comarison will also be along shortly...

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How to: Install an officially withdrawn application that you'd previously installed

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With more and more of the 'old' Windows Phone 7.x/8.0/8.1 Silverlight-based applications starting to be no longer officially supported (by the company or developer), a common scenario now is that you try to reinstall a favourite app on a new Windows 10 Mobile phone (or one that's been newly reset) and you see that it's no longer in the Store. Don't panic though, as in most cases you can still get this app 'back'...

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Windows 10 Mobile: the apps I use... and the apps I miss!

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Regular reader Marcus Koebberling posed a good question to me earlier this week: "Which Windows 10 Mobile apps do you actually use (regularly) and/or are pinned to your Start screen? Plus which Android apps do you miss most on your Lumia 950XL?" Which seemed as good a launching off point as any for a June 2017 'state of play' feature for AAWP...

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Lumia Camera for the 1020 returns to the Store, integrates with Photos update

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Admittedly this is all model-specific, but the classic Lumia 1020 is a perennial favourite around these parts and... I have exciting news. Lumia Camera v4 (a.k.a. Lumia Camera Classic*) is back in the Microsoft Store! It seems that someone at Microsoft (probably a 1020 fan) has joined some dots up and pushed through the hooks and approvals that means that, even for 1020s upgraded to the Creators Update through slightly dubious means(!), Lumia Camera, with the 1020's 'dual capture' and 'reframing' tricks, are now a 'go' for 2017, with a version of Photos that plays nicely with it all.

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Project Neon, Fluent Design and Windows 10 Mobile

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We've heard a lot about 'Project Neon' and the future look and feel of Windows 10, but what it is, what it requires, and where it will appear, all seem to be subject to quite a bit of confusion. So here I'm trying to draw all the strands together - here's how 'Neon', or 'Fluent Design System' as it's now officially known, manifests itself on phones, if it's needed at all.

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