Review Category : Microsoft

  While Google started its Android Wear project only few months ago, that doesn’t stop Microsoft from releasing new apps for Android Wear platform. Microsoft today updated their OneNote for Android app with support Android Wear platform. So, if you own a Moto 360 or a Samsung Galaxy Gear Live, you can now take notes using your voice on OneNote. Simply install the free OneNote for Android Wear app from the Play Store and start dictating notes to your smartwatch following the below command. “OK Google, take a note” OneNote for Android Wear requires an Android phone (running Android 4.3 or higher; compatible with Android Wear) and an Android Wear watch. Read more at Office blogs. ...

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Have you ever heard of Arc Touch Mouse Surface edition from Microsoft? It is the same old Arc Touch Mouse that uses Bluetooth instead of USB nano transceiver. Microsoft today announced the same mouse with a rebranding, new color and look, it is now called Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse. It has the BlueTrack technology, support for Bluetooth 4.0, touch stripe in the center for easy navigation and more. Portable Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse is perfectly designed for life on the go. With reliable wireless freedom, you get a clutter-free experience that works from up to 30 feet away. Use it even on a rough wood surface or carpet, with BlueTrack Technology.1 And, it comes with native integration of Bluetooth 4.0. Precise The touch strip on the Arc Touch Bluetooth Mouse responds precisely to the speed of your finger movement, using haptic feedback to scroll vertically. Modern, sleek design Experience comfort ...

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If you love PC games but miss playing them using a Xbox One controller, now you can! Microsoft today announced the new Xbox One Controller + Cable for Windows. You can connect it to any Windows PC with USB port using the cable included (9” long), and you can start gaming using it right away. The Xbox One Controller is the best controller Xbox has ever made. It comes with over 40 innovations to the award-winning Xbox 360 Controller, redesigned thumbsticks, and an all new D-pad provide greater precision. You can also use the same controller to connect wirelessly to your Xbox One or also via the cable too. The Xbox One Controller + Cable will be available in November starting at $59.95 (U.S.) online at the Microsoft Store and at various other retailers. ...

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Microsoft today announced the new Universal Tablet Keyboard that works with iPad, iPhone, Android devices and Windows tablets. Yes, it supports all different devices running different operating systems. The Universal Mobile Keyboard has an OS switch that lets you change from one operating system to another while maintaining a fully functional keyboard. And with the physical “chiclet” style keyset on this keyboard, you’ll feel like you’re typing on your laptop. It is also easy to use. Simply open the protective cover and the keyboard automatically turns on, and connects using Bluetooth. Shut the cover, and it instantly turns off. Another nice touch from Microsoft hardware team is that the cover has an integrated stand that can easily be detached, so you can position your tablet in the most comfortable position. The Universal Mobile Keyboard will be generally available in October 2014 for the estimated retail price of $79.95 at the ...

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During his interview at Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce yesterday, Microsoft CEO discussed about his current focus within the company, his new ‘productivity’ strategy, his upcoming visit to Asia and more. His current focus at Microsoft is on the culture, culture that is fostering constant renewal and learning. He believes that it has to start with the fundamental belief that everyone inside of the company knows that they make the culture; culture doesn’t make them. He said that productivity and platforms are the two main focus for Microsoft, It’s about being able to enable every individual and every organization to get more out of every moment of their life. He also said he is enthusiastic his visit to China and about what opportunity there is to have real impact and business success with it. On his focus at Microsoft, Culture is everything. … You need to have a culture that is ...

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In an interview, Microsoft Germany head has revealed that Microsoft is thinking of creating German controlled data centers to better serve its customers in Germany. In the recent years, information security is becoming a key concern for enterprises and governments. After the recent revelations about governments snooping on data, cloud data storage location has become the key point of discussion. In fact, Microsoft is now considering the possibility of working with partners to develop a cloud data centre based in Germany, with the aim of alleviating national concerns over cyber security. According to Illek, Microsoft is “testing” the idea of a ‘German cloud system’, where data could be hosted by a partner company but not be subject to US law. However, he said: “Whether and when it will happen, I cannot say.” Illek said Microsoft’s current data centres in the Netherlands and Ireland are becoming “increasingly popular” with major clients, ...

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From earlier leaks, we all know that Microsoft is working on a wireless display adapter which is compatible with Surface devices. Today, more details on this upcoming accessory got leaked on the web. This wireless video adapter will plug into HDMI port on the display and can be powered by USB ports available on the display devices itself. Other details about this device, It will be compatible with Surface 2 and Surface Pro devices, right from original Surface to Surface Pro 3. It won’t work with Surface RT which runs on Windows RT. It works up to 6 meter distance. It works on Miracast wireless display standard. Source: Windowsblogitalia Update: Corrected info about device support. ...

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iBall, a local Indian OEM has now started selling Windows tablets in India. iBall Windows Slide WQ32 is their first Windows tablet that is powered by Intel® Atom Processor Z3735D up to 1.83 GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and comes with Office 365 1 year subscription as well. One unique feature of this tablet is the WCDMA 2100 MHz 3G connectivity for data. Sandeep Parasrampuria, Director iBall, said, “iBall is excited to present the Intel based Windows Tablet PC. The latest association with the IT stalwarts Intel and Microsoft further reinforces our position as one of the leading brands in Tablet PCs. We are proud to work with Intel and Microsoft who have been trend setters in technology.” Specs: Intel® Atom™ Processor Z3735D up to 1.83 GHz Microsoft Windows 8.1 Operating System One year MS Office 365 1TB Cloud storage free for one year 20.32cm (8”) 1280*800 IPS Display 2GB ...

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Microsoft Bing Ads team yesterday announced significant improvements related to location targeting and ad scheduling. Find the list of new features below, Ad Scheduling in 15 minute increments The wait is over! You can now target any day of the week and time window combination down to 15 minute increments, with the ability to set bid adjustments for these groupings. What’s more, your existing day/time targets, if any, are now seamlessly mapped into the new model. Zip Code Targeting and Exclusion Located under Location Settings, you can now target and exclude at the zip code level (currently US only) via the web interface, Bing Ads Editor or the API. With this change, we have also increased the number of location targets per campaign and ad group to 10,000. Go ahead and give it a test! Radius Targeting Improvements When it comes to targeting local audiences, accuracy and flexibility crucial, which makes radius targeting an ...

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Earlier today, Microsoft announced their plans to acquire Mojang Studios which develops the blockbuster Minecraft franchise. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today attended the annual Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce annual luncheon at the Westin Seattle and the first question he faced was regarding Minecraft acquisition. He thinks Minecraft is one game which parents want their kids to play. “To me what Minecraft represents is more than a hit game franchise,” he said. “It’s this open-world platform. If you think about it, it’s the one game parents want their kids to play.” “If you talk about STEM education, the best way to introduce anyone to STEM or get their curiosity going on, it’s Minecraft,” he said. “So I think what this open-world phenomenon will mean to the community at large, for people who builders, is pretty big, and we are very excited about the acquisition, obviously.” He added, “We are really ...

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At IFA, Toshiba announced an ultra-cheap Windows tablet that will go on sale for just $120. This tablet is now available for order from Microsoft Store. 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. Key Specs: Windows 8.1 with Bing Office 365 Personal 1-year. Activation required within limited time Intel® Atom® Processor Z3735G (2MB Cache, Up to 1.83GHz) 1GB (on board) 16GB eMMC Front 0.3MP camera with microphone Rear 2.0MP camera 7.0” diagonal WSVGA LED Backlight screen (1024 x 600) with Capacitive 5-finger multi-touch, LED Backlit Micro-USB 2.0 USB ...

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Microsoft Store is celebrating the acquisition of Minecraft by offering a great deal for gamers. Order a Xbox One now and get a $50 Xbox gift card digital code in celebration of Minecraft for Xbox One. Offer is valid only for today! Hurry in to your local Microsoft retail store or shop online for this exclusive, limited time offer. Xbox One brings together the best exclusive games, the most advanced multiplayer, and entertainment experiences you won’t find anywhere else. Kinect sensor sold separately. Xbox One was designed for today’s fast-paced lifestyle. Downloads and updates happen behind the scenes, so you can jump right in. And when you need to pause, your games are suspended right where you left off, so you can resume instantly. Cannot be redeemed for cash, cannot be transferred. Limited quantities, while supplies last. Terms and conditions apply. See store associate for more detail. 1Free $50 Xbox ...

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Microsoft has now officially sent press invites for an event at San Francisco on Sep 30th. The invitation itself has information that Microsoft is going to discuss about the future of Windows and the enterprise. It is highly likely that Microsoft will reveal Windows 9 officially on that day. Recently, a leaked Windows Technical Preview build 9834 revealed lots of new features and improvements Microsoft is working on for their next version of Windows. What’s your expectation for this event? ...

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As you know, Microsoft today announced that they have acquired Mojang Studios. While we already read about Microsoft’s point out view of this acquisition, what about Mojang’s employees? In their official blog post, they posted a short Q&A to serve their loyal community. Just like everyone of us, they heard it today and they are hoping everything will be ok. They highlighted that the future of Minecraft and you – the community – are extremely important to everyone involved. Once again they confirmed that there’s no reason for the development, sales, and support of the PC/Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Vita, iOS, and Android versions of Minecraft to stop. Why did you sell Minecraft? Minecraft has grown from a simple game to a project of monumental significance. Though we’re massively proud of what Minecraft has become, it was never Notch’s intention for it to get this big. As you ...

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In the leaked Windows 9 screenshots, we noticed that build 9834 still has the old Internet Explorer 11 in it. Recently, Neowin reported that Microsoft has all new design for Internet Explorer 12 and it looks a lot like Chrome and Firefox. The main change is that URL bar will now appear below the tab bar, currently URL bar and the tabs bar are on the same line in IE11. Another main improvement comes in the area of extensibility as Microsoft has added support for extensions in Internet Explorer 12. Today, Mary Jo Foley reported some more tidbits about the upcoming IE12. First of all, IE12 is codenamed ‘Spartan’ and it was also spotted with the same name in leaked Windows 9 build. Check the app ‘zSpartan’ below video in the new Start Menu. Bing app linking and task completion team has also mentioned Spartan in their recent job listing. “The emergence ...

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Bing for Classroom program offer a tailored search engine experience for school networks. Microsoft today announced a new feature designed to help students better access educational resources, navigate the web, and develop critical digital skills – even easier than before. Students will now see a new strip of educational content along the bottom of the homepage when they visit Bing.com. Because search is an avenue to discovery, and we want to make it easier, safer, and more fun for kids to explore. This curated ‘news feed’ will feature content ranging from educational topics to search tips to productivity resources and is designed to spark students’ curiosity. Students will see a regular word of the day, top education apps, and digital literacy tips. They’ll also be prompted to learn how to code, how to insult a Klingon, and how to say hello in Turkish. They can take a tour of the Coliseum with Photosynth, ...

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