Nokia Lumia 920 Review

It’s a fantastic phone. Yes it’s porker at 180 grams, but if you can get over that single downside, everything else is frankly wonderful. For users coming from Windows Phone 7, the 920 is a huge step-up. The screen is finally on par (and often surpasses) other high-end smartphones; performance is wonderful, with the lack […]

Review: Forza Motorsport 4

When I heard Forza was coming back for another round, I jumped on the twitters, and the PR company very kindly responded. I’m so glad they did. I was expecting subtle revisions to the game, but Forza 4 is a revelation. It’s the best car racing game you’ll find on any platform, bar none.

Samsung Omnia W in New Zealand

When I asked Vodafone NZ for an official statement on the availability of Windows Phone 7.5 devices in New Zealand, their response was “We’ll let you know when we are ready to announce anything.” Imagine my surprise then, when I saw this story from the Waikato Times on Twitter. [box]A Vodafone spokesman said that the […]

Windows 8

You can have your cake, and eat it too, but only after it is fully baked. This is my one-sentence summary of the first day keynote sessions from Microsoft’s Build conference. Build replaces the long-running Professional Developer Conference (PDC), with the most visible change being a ton of Metro-style branding: bold colours, strong typography, attention […]

Using TeamCity and PowerShell to Deploy Automated Builds to Windows Azure

We’re building an ASP.NET MVC3 website that runs in Windows Azure, using the fabulous TeamCity as our build server. So far we have been just building and running the site locally on the build server, but we wanted to extend our build process into the cloud.