The Nokia Lumia 620 is one of Nokia's low-end smartphones with Windows Phone 8. Its main competitor is the HTC 8S which managed to get a head start in terms of availability to market. But how does the Nokia Lumia 620 fare against the HTC 8S? Is it a better choice? Let's find out from this detailed review & comparison.
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Panda Security is a Spanish company with a funny name. Their products feature a cute Panda logo and are generally well known in the security space. It has been a long time since I tested their products and I was curious to learn if there's any special about the new 2013 products. I took Panda Internet Security 2013 for a spin and this is what I have learned.
We started reviewing the 2012-2013 lineup of security products a couple of months ago. Even though we are note done with our reviews, we would like to centralize the results of our testing and create a live chart that includes the best internet security suites of 2012-2013, as well as the worst. Before you purchase any of them, do yourself a favor and read our reviews.
Everyone is talking about the Nokia Lumia 920 but very few know and talk about the Samsung Ativ S - the first Windows Phone 8 device offered by Samsung. After using it for a month, I have plenty of positive things to say about it and I consider it the most underrated high-end phone with Windows Phone 8. Here’s why:
The Finish F-Secure Corporation has built a reputation over time, of providing good security products, even though they are not as popular or well known as other security companies. We tested many of their products and, unfortunately, their 2012 Internet Security Suite received a lower rating from us than the 2011 version. I was curious to learn if any important improvements have been made since then and I took F-Secure Internet Security 2013 for a spin. In my testing I noticed some interesting changes. Let’s see how they impact the effectiveness of their product.
As I’ve mentioned before (bet I’ve put you to sleep with it, too) :) I love Microsoft Natural ergonomic keyboards. As someone who types both fast and frequently, having an ergonomic keyboard has made a major difference for me over the years. They do take some getting used to, and after you get used to it, typing on a straight keyboard can feel somewhat strange, but I’ve long been convinced that the learning curve is worth it. Thus, I was very pleased to get the opportunity to review the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000, which pairs a wireless version of the Microsoft Natural keyboard with an ergonomically designed Microsoft wireless mouse. Is this newer version an improvement on the keyboards and input devices I’ve been using? Let me tell you what I found.
Avast! has some of the most popular security products in the world. This year they launched version 8 of their lineup and I was curious to learn what’s new and how effective their new products are in providing security to their users. That’s why I decided to install avast! Internet Security 8 and test it for a while. Read this review to learn what I have found out.
Avira has always received recognition for the effectiveness of the security provided by their products. They are also famous for their free antivirus solution. Therefore I was keen to learn if their latest commercial product - Avira Internet Security 2013 - brings any interesting new features & usability improvements and if it manages to remain a strong security product. Let’s learn more about what it has to offer from this lengthy review.
Our readers know that I love the Windows Phone operating system. I have had the chance to test quite a few phones so far and I was very keen to get my hands on the Nokia Lumia 920. Finally, I got my chance to use it for a couple of weeks and now I am ready to share my conclusions. Is this phone as good as some reviewers said? Is it worth the title of the best Windows Phone 8 device on the market? Let’s find out from this review.
I have been a major fan of Microsoft’s ergonomic keyboards ever since I saw the first generation Natural Keyboard in 1994. Since I type a lot, and usually at about 110 words a minute, having the ergonomic shape made a lot of difference for me. But I know that the full ergonomic shape is not for everyone, and there is a definite learning curve when you first try one out. Microsoft has other ergonomic keyboards, and it looked to me as if the Sculpt Touch Keyboard would be a perfect model for someone who wants a more hand-friendly layout but doesn’t want to go all the way to the Natural keyboard series. So I was very interested to try it out and see if what I thought was correct.
Windows Phone 7.8 was a fine example of how NOT to deliver a major update to your loyal fans and users. First, Microsoft has said almost nothing about what they are going to provide in terms of new features. Then, the release schedule was not clearly communicated. To top things off, the first version brought performance issues to many users and the update was stopped. Only a month and a half later, issues were fixed and users all over the world were able to enjoy using this update. But, enough complaining. Now that Windows Phone 7.8 is live almost everywhere in the world, let’s see what it offers in terms of performance and new features.
Recently I wrote a review of the Windows 8 for Dummies online course, which I liked a lot. That’s not the only Windows 8 course available from the For Dummies crew, which is good news for people who don’t want to learn through online videos alone. This week I took a look at Windows 8 for Dummies eLearning Kit, which contains a book, a CD, and, as a special bonus, six months free access to the Windows 8 for Dummies online e-learning course (which is not the same as the one I recently reviewed). I was interested to see how this course’s approach differed from the previous wholly online course (besides the fact that one comes with a book and one doesn’t). Here’s what I found.