Want to learn C# and Windows (Phone) development?

The best inspiration for writing blog posts is absolutely the questions I receive from people via Facebook, Twitter, E-mail and more. For this particular post the question at hand was if I had any good resources for learning to code and develop applications in C#.

How one learn is different for each person. Someone needs to have hands-on tutoring, visual/audio-based material and of course reading. However; the only way to truly learn is by doing and practicing. If you are the one who needs hands-on tutoring then I might suggest you look up courses near you, as I can’t help you there. In this post I have tried to come up with some good video walkthroughs and reading material for each category, so continue reading to get to the good stuff.

Lumia 930 vs Lumia 1020 – Amateur Camera Showdown

The Lumia 930 has now been selling for some days and being so lucky I have both the Lumia 1020 and the 930 in my posession and I thought of doing an amateur camera showdown. A caution is to be made: I am in no way a photographer and the only setting I have adjusted on the phone is the focus points at some point, otherwise it has all been set to auto and recorded using Nokia Camera on both phones.

The difference between the Lumia 1020 and the Lumia 930 at this point is the Lumia Cyan firmware on the 930. They are both running the same version of the underlying operating system: Windows Phone 8.1 (8.10.12397.895).

Head past the break to see the initial results!

Lumia 930 – The “easy fix” for purple displays

After WMPoweruser posted their article about the Lumia 930s purple display issues going on record to say that there’s an easy fix to remedy the purple issue a lot of other tech sites has begun reporting the same fix. A lot of those sites are using the images I provided in the Lumia 930 – Purple Tint post as well. I don’t want everyone to think that this tint adjustment fix is going to fix your display as it still seems that for most users the purple is still present, but in a less noticeable way.

In the updated version of the Purple Tint post I go on to say that some users have experienced having the purple tint more visible in different parts of the screen (bottom, top, left or right). I have also noticed on my 930 device that when adjusting the tint to all Green I can see some of that green coming through in the gray areas. I have also noticed that on my device even when tinted all the way to Green the purple is still visible in the bottom half of my screen like many other users are reporting.

When taking all of these into account it might seem that it’s a hardware issue. Some users have already replaced their 930 with new devices and reports that the display is now fine. Microsoft and Nokia might release a software update in the near coming weeks to try to balance out the purple tint, but it might boil down to the physical hardware itself.

I reported these issue to Nokia Care when I wrote the other post and after some days I got sent a PDF that guarantees me a new replacement device when I hand in my current one, as it’s now marked as DOA (Dead On Arrival) / DAP (Dead After Purchase) with display errors stated as the reason.

I have yet to replace my current device as I am waiting to see what Microsoft and Nokia can figure out and allow the stores to stock up with new devices.

If you want to read more about what the purple tint issue is, head on over to my original post here

Spotted: Lumia 930 ad in Norway

Now that Nokias new flagship phone; the Lumia 930 is out it’s nice to see that Microsoft and Nokia has started marketing the phone here in Norway (by the way this Nokia/Microsoft business is confusing). Before I saw the ad today I had yet to see any special marketing for any of the other phones previously released. There might have been some advertisements earlier, but this time they have made sure that everybody would notice it

Lumia 930 – Purple Tint (Updated!)

I received my Nokia Lumia 930 yesterday, and I spent most of my evening fiddling around with it and I have to say that it’s a gorgeous device. It feels really great in the hand, the screen is amazing and the build quality is astonishing. Some people and I who have received our unit already have noticed that when the brightness levels changes automatically or set to low, the gray colors you find in popups, the keyboard and elsewhere in the OS turns into a more dark purple color than gray.