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On the launch day of Microsoft Surface Pro 3, N-Trig has released their updated Wintab drivers for Microsoft Surface Pro 3 devices. The R16 version will be available for download soon. N-trig is constantly working on improving the user experience and adding support for additional features and programs. Our DuoSense Pen is fully compatible with Microsoft HID reports and any application that support the windows pen API should work without any issues. There are some programs that do not support the standard Microsoft HID reports. For these programs N-trig released its Wintab middleware software in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The N-trig’s Wintab middleware is compatible with all of Windows-based devices powered by N-trig’s pen and touch technology, this driver was fully tested with all relevant Wintab test applications. The following list includes applications that were tested and are compatible with N-trig’s Wintab driver: Anime Studio Debut 9.5 Version 9.5 ...

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Just in time for the Surface Pro 3 launch today, Microsoft has released the user guide for the device. The user guide includes all the basic information a Surface Pro 3 user might need. It includes the following topics, Meet Surface Pro 3 Setup Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pen The Basics Get Started Get to know Surface Pro 3 Use Apps and Programs Search, Share and Settings Accounts and Sign in Install Apps and Programs Personalize your Surface Connect Devices Storage Files and Backup Networking Built-in Apps Additional Info you should know Accessories Care and Cleaning Download it here from Microsoft. If you don’t own a Surface Pro 3 yet, order it from Microsoft Store today.   ...

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Microsoft Mobile division’s official blog today posted a teaser with the following text, Summer brings out our inner glow… …stay tuned to Conversations to find out what we’ve got in store. Since the teaser is in green and Nokia has always associated green color with Android/Nokia X series in the past, we can expect a new Nokia X series device on Monday. As per the previous leaks, the Nokia X2 Android device will feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB RAM and 4GB internal storage. The device also scored an AnTuTu benchmarking score of 11827. Also, Microsoft is reportedly fixing the glaring UX flaw in the X series devices. Currently, Nokia X devices only have a back button on the front. As most of the Android users are used to having a home screen button on the front are finding it difficult to use the device. As per the report, Microsoft ...

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Quentin Clark who was a Corporate Vice President in Data Platform Group at Microsoft has moved over to a new position within Microsoft. He has joined Microsoft Business Solutions, the group which has Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM, as the new Corporate Vice President of Strategy. As a CVP, Clark joins the upper level of Microsoft Dynamics managers reporting to MBS executive vice president Kirill Tatarinov. Other CVPs in Tatarinov’s organization include Hal Howard (Dynamics ERP), Bob Stutz (Dynamics CRM), Neil Holloway (MBS Sales and Operations), and Wayne Morris (MBS Solutions Marketing). Another notable senior member of the team is Mike Ehrenberg, a Microsoft technical fellow and CTO for MBS. About Quentin Clark previous work at Microsoft, As corporate vice president of program management for Microsoft SQL Server, Quentin Clark oversees the design and delivery of the entire family of SQL Server products. Leading a team of technical engineers, his responsibilities ...

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Viggle is an Entertainment Rewards Platform that allows users to gain points for engaging with the entertainment they love. Presently, that includes awarding points to users for watching and interacting with their favorite TV shows and listening to music. Viggle app in Windows Store rewards you for watching TV and discovering music. Hold your device up to TV or music to check in and start earning Viggle Points. Redeem your points for song downloads, electronics, gift cards and more. Features: Check into ANY TV or match ANY music to earn Viggle Points – Check into featured shows and songs for 2X, 5X, 10X points Play along to shows and sports to score even more points Access exclusive celebrity content with Wetpaint original videos Set custom reminders so you never miss a show Get tracks easily with points at Viggle Store Choose from other rewards like movie tickets and gift cards ...

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A&E, is an American cable and satellite television channel that serves as the flagship television property of A+E Networks, a joint venture between the Hearst Corporation and Disney–ABC Television Group. It has popular shows like Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars and more. Their official app allows you to enjoy these shows on your Windows device. App Description: Watch the latest season of Shipping Wars and hours of Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars, and The First 48! Now you can watch your favorite A&E shows wherever and whenever you want, right on your Windows device. The A&E app is a great new way to access full episodes and clips from all that A&E has. New content is added all the time. PLEASE NOTE: A&E CONTENT IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STREAM IN THE UNITED STATES. The A&E app lets you: •Watch full episodes and clips of your favorite A&E series including Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars, ...

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Microsoft Store is now taking the orders for the new Surface Pro 3 device. You can now only order 128GB / Intel i5 and 256GB / Intel i5 models and the item will ship by 6/30. However, you can pre-order all other SKUs and it will be shipping by 8/1/2014. Order them before it goes out of stock. Find the links below. Surface Pro 3 Estimated retail price (USD) Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM $799 Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM $999 Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,299 Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,549 Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,949 All the Surface Pro 3 units will come with 12″ ClearType Full HD Plus Display with 2160 x 1440 multi-touch display as well. You can find the detailed specs and other things here ...

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Microsoft OneNote API team today announced a new beta of the API with additional features. They have added support for querying OneNote pages in Beta. This allow developers to call the API to query the pages a user has access to regardless of which notebook or section they are in. And it includes querying for pages in both notebooks owned by and shared with the user in a single call. For instance, you can now use the API to: Build a list view of pages a user has saved to OneNote via your app and allow them to open the page in OneNote or OneNote Online. Build a “Save to OneNote” location picker that gives users full context of their notebook hierarchy (notebooks-> section groups-> sections-> pages) when choosing a save location. Query for pages containing a keyword or phrase in the title. For instance, a news app that saves ...

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Last month, we reported that some of the review units of Surface Pro 3 are facing a battery charging issue in which the device won’t turn on even when connected to the charger. Microsoft then acknowledged the issue and confirmed that Microsoft is working on the fix that will be delivered via update soon. Today, Microsoft delivered this update via Windows Update. Mary Jo Foley confirmed that her review unit received this update today. Microsoft told her that this update fixes the power issue and also contains number of performance improvements as well. The device will be available in the retail in US from tomorrow. Pre-order Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft Store today ...

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InstantGo is one of the smart features in Windows 8.1 that replaces the sleep/standby features. It was previously called Connected Standby in Windows 8 and Windows RT. InstantGo is not just a software feature, it works in conjunction with  System on Chip (SoC) designs from both Intel and ARM. Microsoft today blogged about the InstantGo feature and the popular misconceptions about it. You can check whether your system supports InstantGo by typing powercfg /a in Commands prompt and press Enter, you’ll see the Standby (Connected) option only if you have InstantGo: What is InstantGo? InstantGo maintains network connectivity when your screen is off in standby mode, allowing the system to update things in the background, and keeping it ready to instantly resume. For example, it can sync your email while your screen is off so new mail is ready and waiting as soon as you come back. Or if you want ...

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Popular indie game Sixty Second Shooter Prime is now available for download from Xbox Store. This game now features improved graphics, audio and an “Infinity Second Shooter” mode which allows gamers to enjoy the game without any time constraints. Game Description: Sixty Second Shooter Prime is a twin stick shooter with a sixty second time limit. You’ll be surprised how fun that is. You have one minute – and one life! – with which to deal as much destruction as possible. The enemy hordes are relentless, so only the sharpest wits and the fastest reflexes will prevail. Will you press your luck and fly to the deep levels where the truly treacherous foes await? The clock is always ticking in this fast-paced dual-stick shooter. But thankfully, our intrepid scientists at Happion Laboratories have developed all-new weapons to help you in those sixty seconds of hell. Use missiles to build a large ...

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“Disney Hidden Worlds” game is now available in Windows Store for Windows 8/RT devices. As you explore, beloved characters from “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Tangled” join you, along with new friends Chrona and the Inklings. Game Description: Find Hidden Objects in scenes from your favorite Disney movies! Journey to a world of imagination and recreate the story worlds of Beauty and the Beast, Tangled, Aladdin, and more classic Disney films. Meet Chrona and the Inklings, brand new Disney characters who will help you keep your Disney Kingdoms safe from a mysterious new villain and let you see your favorite Disney films in a whole new way! Before you download this experience, please consider that this app contains social media links to connect with others, in-app purchases that cost real money, as well as advertising for The Walt Disney Family of Companies and some third parties. In App Purchases ...

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Along with the release of the Windows Phone game, Gameloft also released GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience for Windows 8/RT devices. You can download it for free from Windows Store on your Windows PC. Game Description: GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience is a true-to-life automotive journey featuring the most prestigious cars in the world! LEADERSHIP: POSSIBLY THE BEST HANDHELD RACING SIMULATION • The richest handheld racing simulation this year: 67 licensed cars on 13 tracks, including Laguna Seca. • A superb collection of cars from over 30 manufacturers: Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Dodge, Nissan, Audi, Ford, and more. • Test your driving skills by completing 1,400 events, including Classic Races, One on Ones, Knockouts and Overtakes. • 28 new challenges each week: improve your driving skills & maybe win a new car! AUTHENTICITY: A DEEPER DRIVING SENSATION • The new physics model offers the most realistic car dynamics ever. ...

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We have covered about Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) in the past. It is that team that works for the safety of internet by protecting us from some of the most difficult cybercrime threats facing society today like Malicious software crimes – malware and botnets, IP crimes – counterfeit and piracy and technology-facilitated child-exploitation crimes – pornography, human trafficking and online sexual exploitation. DCU’s team includes international legal and technical experts includes  unique team of lawyers, investigators, business professionals, intelligence specialists and forensic analysts applies various cutting-edge tools, technologies and strategies to enhance cloud security and make the Internet safe for everyone. While there are multiple types of cybercrime, the Digital Crimes Unit focuses on three main areas where Microsoft has an opportunity to make a direct impact. These include technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation crimes, piracy and IP crimes, and malicious software crimes, particularly botnet-driven Internet attacks. With cooperation across industry, criminal law enforcement organizations, academia, ...

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Just in time for the MLG Championship broadcast live from Anaheim, CA, from June 20-22, Major League Gaming has released their official MLG app for Xbox One. Similar to the existing Xbox 360 app, using this MLG app, Xbox One users can enjoy all of MLG.tv’s professionally-produced, premium, competitive gaming content on both consoles. In addition to the action packed MLG Championship this weekend starting Friday, June 20 at 2:30pm PT, MLG’s popular programming includes the MLG news show “eSports Report,” the world’s best players, teams and leagues and premier competitions. Check out the MLG.tv programming schedule for more information. The selection of MLG.tv programming available via the MLG app on Xbox One includes: •MLG Championship – June 20-22 – broadcast live from Anaheim, CA, starting Friday, June 20 at 2:30pm PT and continuing through Sunday, June 22, the Championship features thousands of the best gamers playing “Call of Duty: ...

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Microsoft today announced the launch of Office 365 for business public roadmap. This new site brings a new wave of transparency and communication to Office 365 customers. The Office 365 for business public roadmap will allow businesses to learn about upcoming updatesview of new features, enhancements, and major updates. In some cases we may communicate farther in advance than a few months, like when we announced our long-term investments in the new service Codenamed “Oslo” and the Office Graph. We will provide visibility to planned updates that are in development and in the process of being rolled out to the service, as well as to items that have been launched and are now generally available for all eligible customers. The public roadmap will be your best source of truth for product enhancements coming to the service. The Office 365 for business roadmap lists updates that are currently planned for applicable subscribers. Updates ...

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