Review Category : Windows

Microsoft today added three new 3D-textured designs for its Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Limited Edition series. As you expect, this includes all Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 features including BlueTrack technology and the plug-in-and-go USB nano transceiver. If you care more about the design, Microsoft now allows you to match these mice with M-Edge tablet sleeves that feature the same designs. These sleeves will be available and select retailers. The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Limited Edition will be available this month starting at $29.95 (U.S.) online at the Microsoft Store and at various other retailers. The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Halo Limited Edition: The Master Chief will be available for pre-order from GameStop starting today and generally available in October 2014 for the estimated retail price of $29.95 (U.S.) at the Microsoft Store and other retailers. ...

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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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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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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 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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Lenovo’s recently launched ThinkPad 10 came to the market with a price tag of $829, but you can get it for only $399 using the promo code “THINKDEAL10″ You will get Windows 8.1 Pro 64, a beautiful 10.1″ IPS LED LCD touch screen at 1920 x 1200 resolution with 4GB RAM and 128GB hard drive. The ThinkPad comes with a digitizer as well as a 1 year warranty.  You can also get an attachable keyboard (picture to the right), case, or cover with your new purchase. For more information, or to claim this offer, click here. Source: Lenovo Update: This deal is no longer available. ...

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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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As reported earlier, Cortana digital assistant app was spotted in the leaked Windows 9 Technical Preview Build 9834. In its current form, it’s a simple app that includes features like Remind Me. Remind Me feature allows you to set reminders based on different data and it works similar to Windows Phone version of Cortana. You can set reminders when you are in contact with certain people, or when you arrive at certain place, etc,. Even though many of the features are not currently working in the leaked build, many references to upcoming features were spotted in the system files. Registry entries and system files related to Cortana Notebook feature was also spotted. Read about Cortana Notebook feature below, Cortana has a handy place on Windows Phone to store and tweak things that you tell her about yourself. It’s called Cortana’s Notebook, and it’s where she keeps track of what you ...

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Microsoft today confirmed that they are acquiring Mojang, the developer of popular cross-platform game franchise Minecraft. All those reports from last week are true, as Microsoft is paying $2.5 billion for Minecraft. Also, the founders of Mojang are leaving for a new project as Mojang will join other Microsoft Studios in enabling “Minecraft” players to benefit from richer and faster worlds, more powerful development tools, and more opportunities to connect across the “Minecraft” community. Read the full press release below. REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 15, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Mojang, the celebrated Stockholm-based game developer, and the company’s iconic “Minecraft” franchise. The Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, which includes the studios behind global blockbuster franchises “Halo,” “Forza,” “Fable” and more. Microsoft’s investments in cloud and mobile technologies will enable “Minecraft” players to benefit from richer and faster worlds, more powerful ...

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In addition to the Windows Phone’s Storage Sense feature, WiFi Sense feature might also be included in the upcoming Windows 9 OS. In the leaked Windows build 9834, registry entries related to WiFi Sense were spotted. WiFi Sense automatically connects you to WiFi networks around you to help you save your mobile data and give you more Internet connectivity options. It can do a lot things for you to get you connected to the Internet using WiFi, so you don’t have to. And you’re always in control with it – you choose whether to get on WiFi, stay on or jump off. WiFi Sense connects you to WiFi networks around you to help you save mobile data. It can do these things for you to get you Internet access: Automatically connect you to open WiFi networks it knows about by crowdsourcing networks that other Windows Phone users have connected to. ...

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In the leaked screenshots of the upcoming Windows 9 build 9834, we reported yesterday that Storage Sense was spotted under PC Settings. If you are a Windows Phone user, you must be aware of the Storage Sense app. Storage Sense app allows you to manage the storage in Windows Phone devices, it gives you breakdown of the storage space used by category, and also the amount of free space left.  You can tap any category to view more details, find where to manage those files on your phone, or clear out temporary files. If you’re running Windows Phone 8.1, Storage Sense provides you with additional actions to free up space, such as moving apps to your SD card (if you have one), uninstalling apps, and deleting downloaded files. Today, Winfuture.de posted some new screenshots of Storage Sense in Windows 9. It has two new sections, Storage Overview and Default save locations. Storage Overview ...

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After months of rumors and reports, last week an internal build of upcoming Windows 9 build named ‘Windows Technical Preview’ with build number 9834 got leaked on the web. The leaked screenshots revealed number of upcoming features in Windows 9. First, you can see the new Start Menu which includes Live Tiles and other modern apps. Second, you can see the way to switch between multiple desktop environments widely known as Virtual Desktops. Third, you have notifications center which can be accessed from taskbar. Fourth, you have the charms bar options in a new menu in the title bar of the app. Fifth, you can see Windowed modern apps. Sixth, you can notice the new flatter look for desktop UI elements. Apart from the screenshots, videos showing some of the above features also got leaked. Find them in the respective articles below, Microsoft Feedback App Spotted In The Leaked Windows 9 ...

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Red Stripe Deals for this week is now live in Windows Store and it now includes popular games like Plants Vs Zombies, Sesame Street Touch and Learn TV, and more. Find the list of apps/games and their store links below, In “Plants vs. Zombies” ($1.99, usually $4.99) the undead are of a more playful variety, but they still need to be stopped. Fortunately, you’ve got 49 powerful perennials to help defend your home. With “Sesame Street Touch & Learn TV” ($3.49, usually $6.99), your child can use your Windows 8 touch screen to interact with eight 20-minute episodes of interactive content based on the “Kinect Sesame Street TV” game for Xbox 360. Reading Trainer ($1.49 in the Windows Store), “Plight of the Zombie” (99 cents in the Windows Store), “Stuntmania Reloaded” ($2.49), LiveATC (99 cents) MetaMoJi Note ($3.99). Source: Microsoft ...

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Last week, Computerbase.de posted multiple screenshots of Windows 9 Technical Preview. The leaked screenshots has revealed number of upcoming features in Windows Threshold. First, you can see the new Start Menu which includes Live Tiles and other modern apps(Start Menu). Second, you can see the way to switch between multiple desktop environments(virtual desktops). Third, you have notifications center which can be accessed from taskbar. Fourth, you have their charms bar options in a new menu in the title bar of the app. Fifth, you can see Windowed modern apps. Sixth, you can notice the new flatter look for desktop UI elements. Today, a new video showing notification center in action was posted online, watch it above. As you can see, the Notification Center can be opened from the Task bar icon. Also, it doesn’t take the full screen, instead it remains in the corner. As you expect, both system and app ...

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Few days back, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft is in late stages talks with Mojang, the developer of popular video game Minecraft. They reported that deal’s value is worth more than $2 Billion and may be concluded as soon as this week, though next week is more likely. Minecraft game is already available on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and many other platforms and have sold over 50 million copies to date. Microsoft is looking to expand the game’s reach on all the platforms and also planning to expand the licensing deals with other companies. Today, Reuters reported that Microsoft may announce the acquisition of Mojang on Monday. The price was mentioned as $2.5 billion, which is about 8 times of Mojang’s sales last year. Even though it is a costly acquisition, Microsoft can afford it because of the huge overseas cash they have, which is about $86 billion in cash and short-term ...

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