Review Category : Windows 8

Last month, Neowin reported that Microsoft is planning to release Windows 9 Technical Preview for Enterprise late this month. This report was 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. 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. Today, Neowin revealed that Windows 9 also includes the much awaited notification center. Currently, Windows 8.1 users have no central location where they can see the list of notifications. In the internal builds, notification centers seems to be accessible from the system tray and it does not take the full screen as we have seen ...

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The official CBS Sports Fantasy app is now available for download from Windows Store. It allows you to dominate your league whether you play on Yahoo!, ESPN, NFL, or of course CBSSports. It offers season projections, 2013 stats and outlooks from our award-winning experts, draft companion, access to the latest stats, projections, rankings and news. Features: SEASON PROJECTIONS. Projections, 2013 stats and outlooks from our award-winning experts. DRAFT COMPANION. Access to the latest stats, projections, rankings and news. PLAYER NEWS. Updated news, injury reports and performance predictions that give you the insider advantage. PLAYER RANKINGS & PROJECTIONS. Up-to-date performance projections from our top-ranked experts. EASY TEAM MANAGEMENT. This season, it’s even easier to set your lineup, add/drop players and make trades. LIVE SCORING. Get fast and accurate fantasy point updates of all the live action so you’ll know exactly how you’re crushing your competition. LEAGUE TALK. Trash talk, set up ...

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At IFA, HP announced two new HP ENVY x2 detachable PCs designed to deliver a notebook experience for productivity, but quickly transform to a tablet for entertainment and apps. It comes in 13-inch and 15-inch models. These are ultra-versatile detachable PCs in which consumers can enjoy the flexibility of an all-in-one, notebook, and tablet in one device. HP ENVY x2 is powered by the latest-generation Intel® Core™ M processor and keeps up with the most demanding tasks while delivering great battery life. Highlights: HP TrueVision Full HD Webcam: Capture all the details, even in low light. Get more of you and your surroundings into web chats thanks to a wide viewing angle lens.2 Vivid display: Enjoy crisp, vibrant images from ultra-wide viewing angles on this 13.3-inch diagonal Full HD touchscreen display. Everyone can see your photos, videos, and more—even from side angles. With BeatsAudio™ and quad speakers, the HP ENVY x2 is ...

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HP today announced a neat looking HP Pavilion x2 Windows device, which comes with a detachable keyboard and a built-in cover that adjusts your tablet’s viewing angle, the HP Pavilion x2 transitions seamlessly  between a tablet and a notebook. It is a full-featured 10-inch diagonal Windows tablet that shifts to a full-featured laptop with a detachable dual-purpose keyboard/cover that both protects the screen and serves as a multiposition stand. The HP Pavilion x2 is a portable, versatile, highly affordable 2-in-1 PC powered by the latest-generation Intel Atom™ processor, and features front-firing speakers with DTS sound and a battery that lasts up to 11.75 hours for serious staying power to shift from work to play without missing a beat. Highlights: Quad core Intel® processor – Keep up with your most demanding tasks while preserving battery life with the speed and responsiveness of the powerful Intel® processor. 10.1-inch diagonal, HD3 IPS touchscreen – ...

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Gameloft has released their Order & Chaos Duels for Windows 8 devices in Windows Store. This game features nearly 300 gorgeous cards to collect, reflecting the artistic direction of Order & Chaos, quests & adventures to fight against evil and free the world of Haradon and more. Description: Rediscover the Order & Chaos universe in this FREE collectible trading card game (TCG) that lets you battle evil forces on many adventures or fight against real players for leaderboard supremacy. The ancient demonic spirit Zepar and his Corruption have returned to use the world as their twisted, wicked playground once again. Create your great hero, the Card Dueler, and embody the world’s only hope! » Nearly 300 gorgeous cards to collect, with all the heroic fantasy-art style of the Order & Chaos games (MMORPG & MOBA) » Fast & accessible duels on the go with spectacular special magic effects for the ...

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At IFA, Haier announced its 8-inch Windows tablet called the HaierPad W81. This tablet has a metallic looking body with just 8.5mm thickness, which will make it one of the slimmest Windows tablets on the market. It comes with a standard 8-inch Windows tablet specs of 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, IPS HD screen, Intel Quad-core processor, dual-band Wi-Fi, micro HDMI port, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD card slot and Office 365 pre-installed. The HaierPad W81 will be available in Europe later this year for 199 Euros(262 USD). ...

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Last month, Neowin reported that Microsoft is planning to release Windows 9 Technical Preview for Enterprise late this month. This report was 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. 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. Today, Neowin reported that Microsoft has started sharing Windows 8 builds to its close partners already. It was tipped to Neowin a few weeks back that partners were starting to get more recent builds of Threshold and we have been able to confirm that this is true. But, if you are thinking that this ...

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Last month, Microsoft released the Windows 8.1 August Update that included the following new features and improvements: Precision touchpad improvements – three new end-user settings have been added: Leave touch pad on when a mouse is connected; allow right-clicks on the touchpad; double-tap and drag. Miracast Receive – exposes a set of Wi-Fi direct APIs for Independent Hardware Vendor (IHV) drivers or OEM drivers to develop Windows 32-bit applications that run on all supported x86-based or x64-based versions of Windows 8.1, enabling the computer as a Miracast receiver. Minimizing login prompts for SharePoint Online – reduces the number of prompts with federated use in accessing SharePoint Online sites. If you select the “Keep me signed in” check box when you log on for the first time, you will not see prompts for successive access to that SharePoint Online site. While many of us had no issues after downloading and installing it, ...

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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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