Mark Deakin

#GeekinDeakin

January, 2013

  • iPad vs Surface - Over before it started

    As a quick recap, after three years of purchasing iOS devices, cracks started to form in my Apple ecosystem and I sold our iPhones and replaced them with Nokia Lumia 800's. However I still had my lovely iPad, surely that wouldn't get replaced? Ilona...
  • Nokia Lumia 920 - In Summary

    I wasn't sure how to best summarise my time with the Nokia Lumia 920. Do I compare it to an iPhone? Do I compare it to my Lumia 800? How do I even know what is 'good' or 'bad' for a phone? If I have learnt anything from my three years of owning Apple...
  • Nokia Lumia 920 - And the rest

    Well, as you can tell, I kind of lost track of time and missed a few blog posts. To help with Google (or Bing) and it's mountain of pages to search, I am going to keep the remainder of my daily posts I had planned to one post. This one :) In the car...
  • Nokia Lumia 920 Day 8 - The Nokia added extras

    As you would expect, the Nokia Lumia 920 has all of the positives and negatives that any other phone running Windows Phone 8 has, given they all run the same Windows Phone 9 operating system. Nokia however have added some little extras in order to separate...
  • Nokia Lumia 920 Day 7 - Kids corner

    Kids corner is new to Windows Phone 8 and therefore new to the Nokia 920. What a genius thing it is too! The first time you start Kids Corner, it asks you to pick a name and picture for your kid (I decided Ilona was going to be the 'child' in this...
  • Nokia Lumia 920 Day 6 - Working with Windows 8

    The one obvious theme through Windows 8, Xbox and Windows Phone 8 is the metro interface. Most people I have spoken too, even those that have used ios like myself, find the personalised interface experience refreshing and less clinical than the 'rows...
  • Nokia Lumia 920 Day 4 and 5 - Something for the weekend

    This weekend we had friends over. I took this as an opportunity to get someone else to take a look at the phone. Matthew has had a number of Apple devices over the years. I have copied in his comments below but interesting to see him concerntrating...
  • Nokia Lumia 920 Day 3 - Application availability

    Having had the Nokia 920 for a few days now, I thought I would take a look at the application availability. It wont surprise you to hear that all of the applications I had on my Lumia 800 (Windows Phone 7.5) also exist on the Nokia 920 with (Windows...
  • Nokia Lumia 920 Day 2 - Listening to music

    If found myself travelling into London on the train today so I thought I would review the Lumia 920's music capabilities today. First thing I noticed when I started the Xbox Music app is that all of my music was there already. Although I had the same...
  • Nokia Lumia 920 Day 1 - First impressions count

    Thanks to the people @nokia_connects, I have the opportunity to trial a Nokia Lumia 920 for two weeks. Having been an iPhone user for 3 years and more recently a Lumia 800 user, I am looking forward to understanding what Windows Phone 8 has to offer in...
  • And along came a Nokia phone

    After getting an iPhone5, I had an opportunity to use a Windows Phone (a Lumia 800). Having used iOS for 3 years, the perceived lack of apps on the Windows Phone store worried me, most of all, what was I going to do without Flipboard? Turns out that wasn...
  • iPhone 5. A few small things made a big difference. And not in a good way.

    When I got my iPhone 5, as before, I looked forward to the arrival and excitedly unwrapped the packaging. I quickly got it up and running and started playing with the device. It was tall and thin (in comparison to the iPhone 4s) and noticed I had an extra...
  • Seeds of doubt

    After leaving Microsoft, like others, I went straight to the ‘dark side’ and got myself an iPhone 3GS, it was refreshing to finally join the crowd. I brought Ilona (my fiancée) along for the ride and over the last three years we got...