Review Category : Windows 8

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 models are now available for lower prices for students from Microsoft Store. The entry level model is now available for just $649 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 $649 (Actual: $799) Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM $849 (Actual: $999) Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,149 (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 ...

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The Influence Panel: an overview on making masks from Pixlr on Vimeo. Pixlr is a popular online photo editor and mobile app and now Autodesk has released Pixlr as a free downloadable app for PC. You can use new tools like a double exposure option and Influence Masks that can be used to not just correct photos but to do more advanced editing or create photographic art. Pixlr also includes popular Stylize filters that turn your photos into sketches and watercolor paintings. When you download the app, you’ll be using the starter edition which has many of the features of Pixlr Express for web and mobile and when you create a free Pixlr account, you can unlock Essentials, giving you access to additional effects, overlays, and tools like double exposure. If you want more editing tools, you can subscribe to a Pro membership and take advantage of advanced masking tools. A Pro ...

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After the introduction of Apple iPad, analysts predicted that tablets will take over the PC market and many other funny claims. In the past two quarters, tablet sales growth has slowed down. Following softer than expected demand, IDC today lowered its worldwide tablet plus 2-in-1 forecast for 2014 to 233.1 million units. The new forecast represents a 6.5% year-over-year growth rate, which is well below the 12.1% growth rate previously forecast. “When we look at the global picture, it would be easy to say that the tablet market is slowing down,” said Jean Philippe Bouchard, Research Director for Tablets. “But, when we start digging into the regional dynamics, we realize that there is still a good appetite for this product category. While mature markets like North America and Western Europe will combine for flat unit growth in 2014, the remaining regional markets will generate 12% unit growth over the same period.” ...

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As we reported few days back, Microsoft retail stores and MicrosoftStore.com are delivering the choice value and service for customers this back-to-school season by offering  Acer Aspire E-15 for a crazy low price. Acer Aspire E-15 is now 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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As part of the Summer sale, Disney is offering six games for free in Windows Store. Each of these games are worth several dollars, so grab it before the offer ends. Disney Solitaire Disney Checkout Challenge Lost Light JellyCar 3 Toy Story: Smash It! “Where’s My Water?” Featuring About these games, “Disney Solitaire” places the classic card game in familiar storybook environments, with classic movie songs and film clips from “Peter Pan,” “The Lion King” and more. “Toy Story: Smash It!” brings together Buzz, Woody and friends to break blocks and have some physics-based fun in 3D. With “JellyCar 3” you squish your ride through a world of tight squeezes as you try to reach the exit, and in “Disney Checkout Challenge,” you can hone your grocery-scanning skills. “Lost Light” takes you through an enchanted forest, and finally, in “Where’s My Water? Featuring XYY,” tag along with the cartoon character ...

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NFL Sunday Ticket app is now available in Windows Store which allows you to stream live, out-of-market NFL games every Sunday afternoon. With your DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX subscription, or NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV purchase, download the NFL SUNDAY TICKET app to watch live out-of-market games on any device—including your phone or tablet. You’ll never miss a big play or game, even when you’re nowhere near a TV! Features: Live Streaming Video – Enjoy every NFL SUNDAY TICKET game, plus the RED ZONE CHANNEL®* Instant Highlights – Relive the big moments. See all the big plays from every game, in near real-time Fantasy Football Integration – Follow your NFL.com fantasy team while you watch your game Big Play Alerts – Never miss a big play with on screen alerts Social Sharing – Post comments to your social network and let your voice be heard Scores, Stats, and Schedule – See scores and ...

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Microsoft has released a new update to Xbox Video app on Windows 8.1 in Windows Store.  This update version 2.6.256.0 includes improvements to episode details page, , clearer messaging in download manager and more. What’s new: ◾Episode details pages now give you more context about the episode’s series title as well as its episode number ◾Clearer messaging has been added to the download manager when copying content to another drive. ◾Aspect ratios for images have been fixed. ◾Fixed some bugs where the app would unexpectedly exit. ◾Other minor bug fixes. Download it here from Windows Store for free. ...

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Archos has recently announced a ultra-cheap Windows tablet which will cost only $149. For $149, you will get 8-inch HD display, Intel Quad-core processor and it runs on Windows 8.1. Archos didn’t reveal any other details on this tablet. However, it is expected to feature 1GB RAM, 2MP cameras and mono speakers. Archos is just one of the many Windows tablets that will come for dirt cheap prices this holiday season. Are you looking forward to buy these Windows devices? ...

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As per the latest data from StatCounter, Windows 8 has finally passed Windows XP in the global desktop market share. While Windows XP still has 14.31% of the market share, the combined market share of Windows 8 (7.35%) and Windows 8.1(8.2%) now equals 15.55% of the market. As Microsoft has already dropped the support for Windows XP, you can see this trend accelerating. Millions of customers are moving away from the decade old Windows XP OS to the latest ones running Windows 8/8.1. Source: Statcounter ...

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Microsoft today updated the Xbox One SmartGlass app for Android, iOS and Windows devices. With this new update, you can share and post activity feed items, display messages in conversations view, record game clips and more. Find the full list of new features below, What’s new: • Share and post activity feed items • Post status updates to your activity feed • See your activity feed on your profile • Display messages in a new conversations view • Record game clips • In-app display of release and feature notes • Expanding to new markets • TV and OneGuide available in new markets Download it from the below links, Xbox One SmartGlass – iOS Xbox One SmartGlass – Android Xbox One SmartGlass – Windows Store ...

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This week’s Deals with Gold is now live in Xbox Store. These discounts are valid now through 1 September 2014. : Need for Speed Rivals for Xbox One has been added to this week’s Deals with Gold, at 50% off.  Find the list of games and add-ons available on deals below, Xbox One: Content Title Content Type Discount % Killer Instinct - Sabrewulf Add-on 60% Need for Speed Rivals Complete Movie Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed Rivals Timesaver Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed Rivals Ferrari Edizioni Speciali Complete Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed Rivals Concept Lamborghini Complete Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed Rivals Simply Jaguar Complete Pack Add-on 33 Xbox 360: Content TitleContent TypeDiscount %Xbox Binge Watch and Play Sale* Need for Speed Rivals Complete Movie Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed Rivals Timesaver Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed Rivals Ferrari Edizioni Speciali Complete Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed Rivals Concept Lamborghini Complete Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed ...

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Apart from the lack of key apps, Microsoft’s Windows Store faces another key issue of having fake apps in the Store. For example, searching for VLC will give you the above search results page, out of which only one is the official app. Recently, Microsoft responded that they are looking to fix this problem in Windows Store. Today, they announced revised policies for Windows Store that won’t allow such kind of apps in Windows Store. These changes included: Naming – to clearly and accurately reflect the functionality of the app. Categories – to ensure apps are categorized according to the app function and purpose. Icons – must be differentiated to avoid being mistaken with others. These revised policies are being applied to all new app submissions and existing app updates for both the Windows and Windows Phone Store. Another good news is that they are applying this new policies with the existing apps in Windows Store ...

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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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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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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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