Review Category : Microsoft

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs game which won over 90 awards at E3 went on sale last May. The game is available from various retailers like Microsoft Stores, Amazon, etc,. This game is now on sale at Amazon. Today, August 26, 2014 only, get a special price on “Watch Dogs.” Save when you buy “Watch Dogs” on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC (physical only). Additionally, save on the “Watch Dogs Limited Edition” for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PlayStation 3. Limited time only, while supplies last. You can also take advantage of FREE Shipping Game Description: DYNAMIC NAVIGATION: Watch_Dogs gives you the ability to not only use the city’s ctOS to your advantage, but the streets as well. In real-world Chicago, cut through one of the buildings or climb to the rooftops to catch your target. HACK THE CITY: Control the city’s infrastructure, in real time, with Aiden’s cell phone. Trap ...

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NFL Now app is now available for download from Windows Store. It offers real-time highlights served to you on game day for every game and NFL.com Fantasy match-up, also with NFL Now Archive you can have unlimited, ad-free access to the NFL Films’ vault of famous shows.   App Description: NFL Now delivers a personalized video stream of your favorite NFL teams, players and coaches right to your phone or tablet. Get exclusive interviews and stories about your team, breaking news on your fantasy players, and unlimited access to your favorites in the NFL Films Archives. **Please note that certain features require a paid monthly subscription.** This official NFL product combines all of the intense football you love with a smart, easy-to-use interface. NFL Now learns what you like and delivers a non-stop stream of customized NFL content gathered just for you. Don’t waste another minute of this season! Get more of ...

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Microsoft today updated their Lync app for iPhone and iPhone that includes new Gallery View for the iPad, Lobby Control and promote/demote participants for both iPad and iPhone. You can have up to four video streams in a Lync Meeting on the iPad. Lync automatically detects and shows the video streams of the most active speakers in the meeting. With the new Gallery View on the iPad, and the four live video streams, you can now feel the same wonderful experience you have on the Desktop and on Lync for Windows 8. Apart from this, Microsoft has added couple of features for managing meeting attendees.  Lobby Control In this update, a presenter with Lync 2013 for iOS will receive a notification that there are new people in the lobby waiting to join the meeting. After opening the roster, a mobile presenter is able to either admit or deny people that sit in the ...

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Microsoft today expanded Bing Maps with greater transit coverage and additional transit-related features in Japan. In this release, they have expanded the number of agencies and routes in Bing Maps. So, you can enjoy transit routes in Japan wherever you go. Detailed walking directions Transit can be frustrating when you have a transfer that doesn’t occur at the same station. Getting off of one metro line, going up to the street, and finding where to get your next bus or train can be difficult – especially if you only have a few minutes to make your connection. Now on Bing Maps, you will see detailed walking instructions between stops and at the beginning and end of your trip. In the screenshot detailing walking directions to Tokyo Tower, you can see guidance about which side of the street to walk on and the locations of crosswalks. You can even see the picturesque shortcut through the park that ...

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As we near the launch of Windows 8 Technical Preview, more details about it is getting leaked online everyday. Today, WZor posted few information on Twitter regarding Windows 9. Find the summary below, Metro UI won’t be enabled by default in Enterprise and Server versions. Special build of Windows 9 Enterprise Technical Preview is compiled already, OEM test builds of Windows 9 Pro won’t be available for public. Test build of Windows 9 RT for ARM processors is compiled too, but it can be tested only on Surface 3. Microsoft is planning to attract more users to Windows 9 by offering great deals for Windows 7 users. Those who bought Windows 8 Retail versions or bought a machine with it, will receive special offer, worth about 20$. Windows 9 will support 3D on UHD TV. New feature: backup and restore system image from cloud. Microsoft is developing ability to virtualize backups ...

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With the aim of bringing more people online, Microsoft is now offering free PCs with Windows and Office pre-installed to TalkTalk broadband customers. The offer is part of Microsoft’s Digital Inclusion Scheme (Go ON UK) offered through a dedicated website called getonline@home. The package is SimplyBroadband which carries a 12-month contract, provides up to 16mbps download speed and doesn’t have any limits. However, once you factor in the line rental for a year as well as equipment costs, the total cost of ownership for the first year shoots to £217.40 or just over £18. Since it is a free PC, don’t expect any top of the line specs. It is a refurbished dual-core model with an 80GB hard disk drive, a new keyboard and mouse, running Windows 7, a flat screen display and an optical drive. There is also an option to upgrade to a refurbished laptop as well. Read more ...

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Microsoft offices in China were raided in the last week of July by Chinese government officials for unknown reasons. China’s State Administration for Industry & Commerce made the visits to Microsoft offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu. Later, a Chinese regulator confirmed that they are conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft in relation to problems with compatibility, bundling and document authentication for its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software. Today, a Chinese antitrust regulator said that Microsoft had not been fully transparent with its sales data on Microsoft software in China. A Chinese antitrust regulator said on Tuesday that Microsoft had not been fully transparent with its sales data on the software it distributes in China, including information on sales of its media player and web browser software. Microsoft has expressed willingness to cooperate with ongoing investigations, Zhang Mao, the head of the State Administration for Industry and ...

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Microsoft retail stores and MicrosoftStore.com today said that they will be delivering the choice value and service for customers this back-to-school season by offering students an online flash sale only available at MicrosoftStore.com for the Acer Aspire E-15. Acer Aspire E-15 will be on sale for just $199, down from its regular price of $249. Key Specs: 15.6 in HD widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit (1366 x 768) Intel Celeron N2830 CPU 4GB memory/500GB HDD Up to 4.5 hours battery life Acer Crystal Eye webcam Windows 8.1 with Bing, 64-bit This deal will be offered only on Friday, Aug. 29 while supplies last. Order it from the link below, Acer Aspire E 15 ES1-511-C590 Signature Edition Laptop – $224 ...

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Microsoft today revealed their plans for PAX Prime 2014. They will be present in the Xbox Booth [#412] where gamers will be able to play many blockbusters games. As you can expect, Microsoft will be featuring hands-on Xbox One exclusives like Sunset Overdrive, remastered Halo 2 Anniversary and Forza Horizon 2, the highly anticipated Electronic Arts title Dragon Age: Inquisition and digital favorites like Ori and the Blind Forest, Killer Instinct, Project Spark, and Project Totem, plus various ID@Xbox titles. We’re also leading panels, participating in Pinny Arcade, hosting a Halo Tournament with Twitch, giving PAX fans a way to put themselves in the world of Sunset City at the Paramount Theatre and inviting everyone to a pre-PAX ID@Xbox event on the Microsoft Campus showcasing over 25 of our upcoming ID@Xbox titles! Learn more about these activities, our full Xbox@PAX Schedule and more at our U.S. Events Website. Read more at Xbox Wire. ...

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 models are now available for lower prices from Microsoft Store. The entry level model is now available for just $720 and the savings increases up to $195 when you order the Intel Core i7 / 512GB model. Find the new pricing and Microsoft Store links below, Surface Pro 3 Estimated retail price (USD) Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM $719.10 (Actual: $799) Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM $899.10 (Actual: $999) Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,169.10 (Actual: $1,299) Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,394.10 (Actual: $1,549) Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,754.10 (Actual: $1,949)   All the Surface Pro 3 units will come with 12″ ClearType Full HD Plus multi-touch display with 2160 x 1440 resolution and stylus as well. You can find the detailed specs ...

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A revolution in ultra-compact device design, Intel NUC packages a fully scalable computing solution in the smallest possible form factor. Today, FanlessTech leaked the complete roadmap of Intel NUC for 2015 and beyond. It revealed several new information such the Broadwell NUC will be available in Q1 2015. More Highlights: ✓ Broadwell NUC officially moved to Q1 2015 ✓ i5 version aimed at serious gaming (SteamBox anyone?) ✓ i5 and i3 versions aimed at content creation (full desktop replacement?) ✓ M.2 storage and 2.5″ bay, or M.2 storage only for super slim chassis ✓ Kisses external USB 2.0 ports goodbye ✓ Bids adieu to mSATA SSD ✓ Entry-level Braswell (Bay Trail’s successor) version available in Q2 ✓ Braswell SKU to feature TOSLINK jack and SDXC UHS-I card slot (nice) ✓ All compatible with 3rd party fanless chassis Find more information from the link below. Source: FanlessTech   ...

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Today, Neowin reported that Microsoft is planning to release Windows 9 Technical Preview for Enterprise late next month. This report is in line with last week’s report from The Verge that Microsoft is planning to preview Windows 9 in a press event on September 30th. Last week, ZDNet reported that Microsoft is planning to deliver a “technology preview” of its upcoming major Windows release codenamed “Threshold” by late September or early October. This Windows 9 tech preview will receive subsequent monthly updates and it will be installed on the users automatically. Windows 9 is expected to include no.of major changes for keyboard/mouse users and it is also likely to include new consumer facing features such as Cortana integration apart from revamped Modern UI experience. Neowin reported some more information regarding how Charms bar works in the upcoming Windows release. Here is the summary of the report from Neowin, •Charms bar will ...

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Along with the March system update for Xbox One, Microsoft enabled Twitch game broadcasting feature for all the gamers on Xbox One. After few weeks, Microsoft also shared some numbers on Twitch on Xbox One. In short, the engagement is much more than Sony’s PS4. Back in May and then in July, it was reported that Google is planning to acquire Twitch for $1 billion. Today, WSJ reported the twist in the tale that Amazon is going to acquire Twitch. The deal is worth more than $1 billion and it is expected to be officially announced soon. Are you happy that Amazon is acquiring Twitch, not Google? Actually, I’m. Update: The official announcement was made today by both the companies. Amazon will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Twitch for approximately $970 million in cash. Read the press release below. SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 25, 2014–Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that ...

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The official fantasy cheat sheet and draft kit 2014 app of the National Football League is now available in Windows Store. It features NFL content in addition to the latest player news, injury reports, depth charts, IDP, keepers, ADP, AAV and VBD. Create your own custom rankings or calculate them based on your league scoring system. The most important day of your fantasy league is draft day. Dominate your draft! * Pick Recommendation Engine: Using our custom Value Based Drafting (VBD) algorithm, players are ranked by value instead of just raw points. Calculated using your league scoring system, drafting will never be easier. * Track all team rosters in your draft. Make better decisions by knowing what players your opponents may be targeting. * Extremely deep custom scoring rules options based on your league scoring system. Includes bonus points, TD length, FG length, return yards, defensive points against, yards against, and ...

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Microsoft realized the potential of Enterprise social network and bought Yammer to make it as a Microsoft business solution. On the enterprise level, businesses have to be agile to keep up with the competition and exceed their customers’ expectations. Since communicating and sharing information with people is fundamental to the success of any business, many enterprises are taking measures to employ tools that can provide that extra edge. British Gas, the largest UK energy and home services company has now become a Yammer customer. They started the pilot with just over 500 employees and more recently British Gas managed to have over 11,000 employees actively engaged around 700 communities on Yammer. This is a great success story. “Now we have started to hit the middle manager layer.” This is perhaps the hardest change to implement. Culturally, British Gas has always had internal politics; trying to change the status quo, the normal way of working, is ...

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Microsoft released Office for iPad four months back and since then over 35 million users have downloaded it from App Store. Microsoft recently announced the next wave of updates to Office for iPad. It included some of the popular features like Presenter View, Pivot Table interaction, Export to PDF and more. Today, Google announced their updates for Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides apps on iOS. One of the key feature added in this release is the ability to edit native Office files directly. Here’s the new features on what you can now do with Docs, Sheets, and Slides: You can truly get stuff done from any device—your iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Android tablet, laptop or desktop computer. Any change you make on any of these devices is saved automatically, so you can pick up right where you left off any time, anywhere that you can sign in. The Docs, Sheets and Slides ...

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