Review Category : Microsoft

  One of the most common things users perform on cloud storage services is to access the files. If a developer wants to allow an user to select a file from his cloud storage service, he needs to write a file picker for that storage service using their SDK. OneDrive today released a SDK to make the life of Android developers easy for implementing OneDrive file picker in their apps. With the Android open picker, you can get started opening files in minutes instead of days. The picker lets you get links to download file content directly or view links that are great for sharing, as well as a set of thumbnails for image files. To get started, download the SDK (or view on GitHub) and  add a couple lines of code to your Android app. You now have the native OneDrive Android experience for opening files ready to go and billions ...

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Microsoft today announced the new ‘Propose New Time’ feature in Outlook Web App in Office 365 that will help customers in resolving scheduling conflicts. For most Office 365 users, Propose New Time in Outlook Web App is available today in Outlook Web App and all Office 365 users will have it by the end of September. If you are a Outlook Desktop user, you might already be familiar with this feature. Propose a new time as an attendee: Let’s take a look at how Propose New Time works when you’re invited to attend a meeting. A meeting organizer sends a request to you and other meeting attendees. When you receive the meeting request, you see that in addition to the usual Accept, Tentative, and Decline buttons, there is now a Propose New Time button on your meeting invitation. If you use Outlook Web App, you’re already familiar with the notices ...

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Lots of customers move to Office 365 from a traditional on-premises solution and Microsoft is now focused on making that transition to the cloud as fast and seamless as possible. They are announcing the new Office 365 FastTrack Onboarding Center that delivers a quick and predictable way to get started and deployed in your organization. The Onboarding Center is available to customers and their preferred partners and offers the following benefits. Key features of the Office 365 FastTrack Onboarding Center: Direct remote assistance provided by an Office 365 onboarding expert who will assist with critical onboarding activities working with customers and partners. Robust suite of automated checks and configuration tools to enable tasks such as current state assessment, identity management, and domain configuration. Onboarding support will be available in the following languages: English Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Available worldwide starting September 1, 2014. Apart from this, Microsoft has ...

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Gameloft has released their Order & Chaos Duels for Windows 8 devices in Windows Store. This game features nearly 300 gorgeous cards to collect, reflecting the artistic direction of Order & Chaos, quests & adventures to fight against evil and free the world of Haradon and more. Description: Rediscover the Order & Chaos universe in this FREE collectible trading card game (TCG) that lets you battle evil forces on many adventures or fight against real players for leaderboard supremacy. The ancient demonic spirit Zepar and his Corruption have returned to use the world as their twisted, wicked playground once again. Create your great hero, the Card Dueler, and embody the world’s only hope! » Nearly 300 gorgeous cards to collect, with all the heroic fantasy-art style of the Order & Chaos games (MMORPG & MOBA) » Fast & accessible duels on the go with spectacular special magic effects for the ...

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At IFA today, Toshiba announced Satellite Radius 11, a Lenovo Yoga like convertible notebook that can be switched from tablet to laptop modes. You can use it in five different “modes” just like other 360 degree devices we have seen in the past. It comes with a 11.6-inch 1366×768 touchscreen display, choice of Bay Trail Celeron or Pentium CPUs, choice of HDD or a small flash drive on the storage front. You can choose up to 4GB of RAM as well. It also includes a HDMI, USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, an SD card reader, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, DTS Sound processing for the stereo speakers, and a HD webcam. This device will cost £329 ($542) including taxes. Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 will be available in the UK during the fourth quarter of 2014. ...

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Along with the announcement about Acer Aspire R13, Acer announced the Lenovo Yoga like R14 Windows convertible. Aspire R 14 features a 360-degree dual-torque hinge design that allows it to transform into four different modes. Since it is a mid-range laptop, it comes with a 1366 x 768p HD display, choice of CPUs from Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors. You can also have discrete NVIDIA GeForce 820M graphics and an optional pen digitizer. On the storage front, you can choose up to 1TB of storage and up to 12GB of RAM. The Aspire R 14 Series will be made available in the US in October starting $599 and will go on sale in Europe in mid-October, starting €499. ...

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Acer today announced the new Aspire R13 Windows convertible. This R13 features a 13.3-inch, Gorilla Glass 3 covered display that is fixed on an Ezel Aero Hinge, which allows it to rotate 180 degrees and into six different positions. This works similar to the Aspire R7. Behind the gorilla glass is the stunning WQHD touchscreen with a 2560 x 1440p resolution(full 1080p HD display option also available) and support for optional Acer Active pen. Under the hood, it is powered by Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processor. You can opt for a full 1080p HD display if you’re looking for the slightly cheaper option. You can have storage up to 1TB in a RAID-0 configuration and up to 8GB of RAM. It also includes Dolby Digital Plus Home Theatre audio technology and Acer Purified Voice for better video call quality. R13 will be released in October for $900 ...

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At IFA, Acer announced the new Aspire Switch 11 series of 11.6-inch models and an updated Switch 10 that boasts a 1080p Full HD 10.1-inch display.Aspire Switch 11 series: Aspire Switch SW5-171 features a Full HD 1080p display and a HD webcam for enjoying images and videoconferences in sharp detail. Up to a fast 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor delivers plenty of power for multitasking and fueling casual games and movies. It’s also outfitted with 4GB memory and up to a 128GB(1) SATA hard drive for storing a large archive of data and applications. Connectivity to external storage, peripherals and other digital devices is provided via full-sized USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports. Aspire Switch SW5-111 is outfitted with a 1366 x 768 resolution display. It offers ample power with an Intel® Atom™ Z3745 quad-core processor, 2GB memory and sufficient room for archiving data with up to 64GB(1) eMMC ...

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At IFA today, Asus announced an updated Zenbook powered by Intel’s new low-power Core M “Broadwell” processor. This new UX305 is a gorgeous looking Ultrabook that is just 12.3mm thick and weighs over just 2.6 pounds. It comes with a 13.3 inch, 3200 x 1800 pixel display, 10 hours of battery life, 128GB / 256GB SSDs, HDMI output, 802.11ac WiFi, 3 USB ports, a headset jack, SD card reader and Bang & Olufsen speakers. You can buy this device either in “Obsidian Stone” or “Ceramic Alloy” color options. Asus will be selling this device later this year. ...

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Asus is back with the EeeBook brand of laptops. Today, they announced EeeBook X205, a 11.6-inch full Windows laptop that weighs just 980g. It is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom T3735 Bay Trail CPU, 1,366×768 LED backlit display, 2GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of storage. If you want more storage, you can use the microSDXC card slot. There is also a micro-HDMI port on the side, and a VGA webcam. On the services side, it comes with 100GB of Microsoft OneDrive and 500GB of ASUS WebStorage for two years. Asus claims that this laptop can last up to twelve hours on a single charge, the EeeBook should also survive for up to 14 days in standby mode. Asus EeeBook X205 will be going on sale in Europe and the US for €199/$199 before end of this year. ...

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Acer today announced a new Windows tablet at IFA. This new Iconia Tab 8 W is an 8-inch Windows tablet powered by quad-core Intel Atom processor(Z3735G), 1,280 x 800 IPS display, front and rear cameras, SDcard support, one year free Office 365 subscription, 8-hours battery life. And all this for just $150. The Tab 8 W will launch in November in Europe for €150, and in the US in November for $150. The Iconia Tab 8 W comes with an optional slim and lightweight (less than 200 g/0.44 lbs.) and Acer Crunch Keyboard that is easy to slip into a bag and carry around. It features a full-size keyboard for fast typing and a Windows home button for quick access to the Metro mode. ...

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At IFA, Toshiba today announced an ultra-cheap Windows tablet that will go on sale for just $120. Toshiba Encore Mini is a 7-inch full Windows tablet that will come with 1,024 x 600 display, quad-core Intel Atom Z3735G processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with SDcard support and dual 2MP/0.3MP cameras. It weighs around 0.78 pound. Microsoft has worked with Toshiba to offer free 1TB of OneDrive storage for a year, 1 year Office 365 subscription and optimize scaling in Windows to offer better touch experience. via: Engadget ...

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  Back in June, Microsoft announced the new Nokia X2 Android based device which comes with enhanced specs compared to the first generation Nokia X, with a larger 4.3” ClearBlack display, 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB of RAM, 5MP camera and a 1800mAh battery. The other significant news is the release of Nokia X software platform 2.0 along with Nokia X2. The latest software platform release included many improvements. Today, Microsoft released Nokia X Software Platform 2.1 with many new features such as added support for Google services, live wallpapers and more. Change log of Nokia X2 Dual SIM 2.1.0.11 (Nokia X Software Platform 2.1) SW release: Capture fast-moving objects with the new Smart Mode, and create unique photos by using the Action shot, Best shot, or Motion blur options. Make your phone more personal than ever with live wallpapers and new lock screen widgets. Keep your life synced ...

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At IFA, Haier announced its 8-inch Windows tablet called the HaierPad W81. This tablet has a metallic looking body with just 8.5mm thickness, which will make it one of the slimmest Windows tablets on the market. It comes with a standard 8-inch Windows tablet specs of 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, IPS HD screen, Intel Quad-core processor, dual-band Wi-Fi, micro HDMI port, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD card slot and Office 365 pre-installed. The HaierPad W81 will be available in Europe later this year for 199 Euros(262 USD). ...

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At IFA, Lenovo announced two new high-performance gaming PCs: the Y70 Touch, Lenovo’s first 17-inch touch laptop with the latest processor and graphics technology for HD gaming, and the ERAZER X315, Lenovo’s latest affordable desktop gaming PCs. Read about the Y70 laptop here. ERAZER X315: Smooth, Immersive Gaming with Design Flare The Lenovo ERAZER X315 is the latest addition to Lenovo’s line of affordable gaming desktop PCs. To keep users in the action, the ERAZER X315 features AMD Radeon™ R9 series graphics, a quad-core processor and up to 2TB of SSHD. The combined power and speed allows users to play the most intense games seamlessly without lag. The ERAZER X315 boosts the gaming experience with immersive audio featuring 7.1 channel sound support and Dolby® enhancements. The newly designed chassis features front LED lighting and a futuristic profile that mimics the smooth lines of a knight’s armor. The front panel also ...

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At IFA, Lenovo announced two new high-performance gaming PCs: the Y70 Touch, Lenovo’s first 17-inch touch laptop with the latest processor and graphics technology for HD gaming, and the ERAZER X315, Lenovo’s latest affordable desktop gaming PCs. Y70 does not compete with the latest Razer and MSI gaming laptops, but it offers high-end specs on affordable pricing. Y70 Touch: Extreme Performance for HD Gaming The Lenovo Y70 Touch comes with an up to 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and powerful NVIDIA GTX graphics, making it ideal for heavy entertainment use and HD gaming. At 17 inches, the Y70 Touch is Lenovo’s largest touchscreen laptop, opening up a whole new level of interaction for video editing, social sharing and gaming. The Y70 delivers a fantastic audio and visual experience, with a FHD display that brings movies and games to life with enhanced color, clarity and resolution. Its JBL®-designed stereo speakers ...

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