Review Category : Windows 8

Age of Empires: Castle Siege game is now finally available for download from Windows Store for Windows tablets and PCs. Description: Age of Empires®: Castle Siege invites you to guide your empire through the Medieval Era on your Windows PC or touch screen device. Choose from one of several civilizations, including the Britons, Teutons, and Kievan Rus. Upgrade your keep, fortify your walls, and garrison defensive troops to protect yourself from marauders. Then, train an army to raid other cities, and command them in battle to dismantle your opponents’ defenses. Over the ages, you’ll research technology, live through famous battles, and recruit a variety of heroes to your side, including Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, and Joan of Arc. Outsmart your attackers and outplay your victims to earn achievements and climb to the top of the leaderboards. Features: Develop your fortress through the ages, from the Dark Ages to the Renaissance. ...

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Microsoft today announced the general availability of WinJS 3.0 which was announced earlier this year at BUILD developer conference. WinJS 3.0 now runs seamlessly across platforms and browsers so that developers can now use WinJS not only for Universal Windows Apps, but also for the web sites, and when building HTML-based mobile apps across various platforms using technologies like Apache Cordova. Major items we addressed in the 3.0 release includecross-platform infrastructure improvements for layout, keyboarding, string localization, and support for right-to-left languages; a comprehensive unit test suite that runs on our components for major operating systems and browsers; and design updates to the custom WinJS controls and intrinsic HTML controls ensure a consistent user experience on many platforms and browsers. WinJS offers the following, Cross-browser/cross-platform support spanning the most popular desktop and mobile browsers, as well as HTML-based app environments like Apache Cordova JavaScript modularization giving developers the control to optimize ...

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3D Builder app is an easy to use, free app for Windows 8.1 from Microsoft that helps you turn digital objects into physical ones. It also includes a library of example 3D objects to get you started. Today, this app received a major update with several new features. In the R5 version of 3D Builder, the following new features and enhancements are introduced: Cloud Print (buy a print online from 3D Systems) Overhauled main control, new selection control New trophy parts 3D models Windows RT support Save as STL Cloud Print option in an interesting one. Now you can print 3D models from the 3D Builder app without having to own a 3D printer, Microsoft partnered with 3D Systems to provide a cloud printing service that anyone can use. By clicking on the “Buy Print” button on the advanced options bar, you can seamlessly order a 3D print and have ...

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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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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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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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A new update to Xbox Video on Windows 8.1 has been released to the store yesterday. This new version 2.6.283.0 includes many improvements and fixes that improves the overall app experience. Find the full change log below. What’s New: Resuming the app will now resume your personal videos so that you don’t need to find and manually resume them. Video thumbnails in your collection are no longer stretched. To give you a better idea of how long your downloads will take, the download manager now displays an approximate time for the download to complete. Movie and TV collection now show streaming icons next to the video title if the video has not been downloaded to the device. Other minor bug fixes. Download it here from Windows Store for free. ...

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SoulCraft 2 is an action RPG game with lots of hack n slash and dungeon crawling. It has awesome graphics and great gameplay and it is one of the best roleplaying games available on Windows Store. Description: SoulCraft 2 – League of Angels is the best Action RPG for Windows 8. Choose one of seven Angels and defend earth from the legions of hell! Compete multiplayer against other players in the social league and become the best SoulCraft player in the world. – New Multiplayer League: Challenge other players in asynchronous multiplayer matches and customize your defenses. Win your daily leagues to become the best SoulCraft Player in the world – 7 different heroes: Choose your play style from melee warriors to range mages – Epic singleplayer campaign: continue your quest to save the world from the demons of the apocalypse – Full controller support – play it on your ...

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Following the screenshots leak, a new video showing the upcoming Start Menu in action got leaked on the web. Few hours back, another video on detailing the new Start Menu leaked, find it here. It was reported earlier that Microsoft is now building this virtual desktop feature into Windows 9 codenamed Threshold. Similar to Desktops app, you can activate the desktops with a button on the taskbar and there are keyboard shortcuts that let you jump between active desktops. This feature is now included in the leaked Windows Technical Preview Build 9834. As you can see in the video, you have a desktop switcher icon which will bring up a black bar in the bottom of the screen with all the active desktops shown in thumbnails. Even though Windows OS internally supported this feature for so long, Microsoft didn’t make it as a consumer facing feature. However, there is a small utility ...

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Over the past two years, Samsung has gradually reduced its presence in the PC market. This year, they have only handful of PC models on sales in many markets and the only notable PC in their lineup is Samsung Ativ 9 Plus. Today, Samsung has confirmed that they have stopped selling notebook PCs in the German market. This includes both Windows laptops and the new Chromebooks. On a enquiry about this change, Samsung responded that they quickly adapt to current market needs and requirements. And they have decided to stop selling laptops and Chromebooks based on current market conditions. Instead, Samsung is going to focus on developing mobile devices and mobile solutions. They are trying to create a unique experience that they want to provide customers with their products and mobile solutions. Source: WPArea ...

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Microsoft today announced the launch of Windows Dev Center Partner Program. This program is targeted towards middleware providers and provide them with devices, software, co-marketing, event support, and more. Unity, MVVM Light toolkit, Json.Net are some of the examples of middleware. If you are a developer of middleware offerings, you apply today to qualify for these benefits. If you are a Windows app developer looking for third party middleware available to accelerate your app or game development for Windows, you can check Microsoft’s new partner directory, where you’ll find an extensive and growing list of some of the most compelling middleware partners targeting Windows today. At Microsoft we’re more focused than ever on creating the most compelling, accessible, powerful, and overall enjoyable app development platform, and we recognize the critical role middleware plays in such an ecosystem. This new program is designed to promote that goal. Source: Microsoft ...

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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 Toshiba in the US and will be shipped on 25th of September. 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 ...

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Last month, Microsoft reduced the price of Surface 2 tablets by over $100. The entry level 32GB model now costs $349 while 64GB model costs $449. Thin, light, with up to 10 hours of video playback on a gorgeous Full HD display, Surface 2 lets you do the things you want. For $349, I guess it offers great value to customers. Surface 2 and Sleeve Bundle includes: Surface 2 and your choice of select sleeves. Surface 2: At just under 1.5 pounds and preloaded with Office 2013 RT*, Surface 2 lets you carry less while you do more. Choose from 32GB or 64GB Wi-Fi models, or 64GB Wi-Fi + 4G LTE (AT&T). Choose a sleeve: Sleeves to protect your Surface come in styles to fit every personality, from neutral solids to trendy chevrons and everything in between. Specs: NVIDIA Tegra 4, 2Gb System Memory, 32GB Hard Drive 10.6″ High-definition widescreen ...

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Philippines based OEM Cherry Mobile has launched couple of Windows tablets. Alpha Play is an 8-inch Windows tablet while Alpha Morph is a 10-inch tablet and both powered by Intel running full Windows. Alpha Play Specs: 8-inch HD IPS display 1.33GHz Intel Z3735D quad-core processor Intel HD Graphics Gen7 GPU 1GB RAM Expandable 16GB internal storage Supports up to 64GB 5MP BSI rear camera 2MP front camera Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth 4.0 3500mAh battery Windows 8.1 The Cherry Mobile Alpha Play will be available later this month and will be sold for Php7,999 ($190 USD). Alpha Morph specs: 10-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720 resolution 1.33GHz Intel Z3735D quad-core processor Intel HD Graphics – Gen 7 2GB RAM 32GB ROM Up to 64GB via microSD 2MP rear camera with BSI sensor 2MP front camera Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n USB OTG ready 8,000mAh battery Windows 8.1 OS This will ...

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Microsoft today announced a new offer for people buying Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft Stores. Consumers will get free 1-year subscription to the New York Times Crossword App (a $39.99 value) with each Surface Pro 3 purchase. Barely tipping the scales at 1.76 pounds, the new 12-inch Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. It also comes with the all-new Surface Pen which delivers a natural writing and drawing experience.  Find the links below to order, 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 ...

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At WPC earlier this year, Microsoft revealed that there will be number of really affordable Windows laptops coming to the market to compete with Google Chromebooks. They even revealed that one such device from HP will sell for just $199. Today, HP officially announced the product and it turns out to be coming to market with a higher price tag. HP will start selling HP Stream Windows laptop for $299 starting September 24th. This device comes with 14-inch 1,366 x 768 display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of local storage and AMD A4 Micro processor which enable fanless design. It also includes a USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, HDMI port and microSD slot for expanding the storage. To make the deal better, Microsoft is giving away 100GB of OneDrive storage of two years. ...

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