Review Category : Windows 8.1

Microsoft today announced that they are partnering with Japanese anime studio Production I.G to launch Gargantia: Sky Courier, a brand new game to showcase the power of modern web. As part of Microsoft’s Rethink Initiative, Sky Courier game works across all modern devices and browsers that support WebGL. The game is based on one of Japan’s top anime franchises, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet. Fans will get never-before-seen footage, cut-scene story featuring Gargantia’s original voice actors, and three different “choose your own adventure” endings. You can play it for free in both Japanese and English worldwide. Even though the game is open for everyone to enjoy, it is focused on developers.This game is built using Turbulenz open source 3D game engine. And Microsoft is releasing the source code of a packaged version of the Sky Courier game so that developers can build your own version of the game. The Turbulenz ...

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Microsoft yesterday announced another customer win in the enterprise for Windows 8.1 tablets. PHT Corporation, the leading provider of technologies used to collect patient-driven electronic data for clinical research, has selected Dell Venue 11 Pro tablets featuring Windows 8.1 to run its SitePad® System. PHT will deploy more than 2,000 Dell Venue 11 Pros that will be deployed at clinical trial sites around the globe. PHT selected the Dell Venue 11 Pro with Windows 8.1 for the SitePad platform because the device provides a superior user experience. The Venue has a high-resolution touch screen that supports greater ease of use for both clinicians and patients. In addition to providing a superior user experience, the Dell Venue provides multiple modes of data communications including Wi-Fi, Ethernet and an embedded 4G card. PHT chose the Windows 8.1 tablets because of the flexibility and security aspects of Microsoft technology and because the solution allows PHT ...

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Microsoft today announced that they have partnered with prime[31],  a popular Unity plug-in provider to bring all their Windows and Windows Phone Unity plug-ins for free for a year. prime[31] plug-ins makes it easier for developers to implement in app-purchases, use Live Tiles, monetize via ads, and connect to Azure storage. Download them from the link below. Functionality provided Windows Store 8.0 and 8.1     Windows Phone 8.0 * Handling trial and in-app purchases Store plug-in Store plug-in To get Live tiles, toast notifications Metro Essentials plug-in Metro Essentials plug-in To give you access to the Microsoft Ad SDK Microsoft ads plug-in Microsoft ads plug-in For easy access to Azure storage Microsoft Azure plug-in Microsoft Azure plug-in *Note that Windows Phone 8.1 support and corresponding free plug-ins will be coming soon. To take advantage of this offer and get your free plug-ins, visit the prime[31] website; free plug-ins will be marked ...

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The official Rdio music streaming app has finally made its way in to Windows Store. Windows 8/RT device owners can enjoy over 20 million tracks with Rdio subscription! Discover your next favorite track with Rdio, a social jukebox with over 20 million tracks to play — instantly or in stations. Play what you want, when you want, from new hits to classic albums. Or, start a station based on any track, artist or genre and lean back while Rdio plays a perfect mix of songs. Once you’ve found some favorites, add them to your Collection or put them in a playlist. Feeling social? Follow friends, artists and other music lovers to see what they’re playing. The more people you follow, the more music you’ll discover. It’s music evolved. Go and play Download it here from Windows Store for free. ...

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The Madefire Motion Books app is now available for Windows PCs and tablets in Windows Store. It takes standard digital comics and transforms them into interactive experiences by adding motion, sound and depth. Windows users can get Transformers content exclusively for free. Description: Madefire Motion Books is a free app that delivers the most innovative reading experience for mobile devices as it pioneers the next chapter in storytelling. In its purest form – the Madefire app is a free comic book reader that takes digital comics and cartoons a step further than traditional static images with the new format called Motion Books. Motion Books immerse the reader in an interactive experience with sound, motion, and depth. This current release is a “Preview” version, featuring exclusive Transformers content exclusive to Madefire and Windows 8. In an update release, we will open the full Madefire catalog to Windows 8 – be sure ...

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Microsoft today surprised everyone by announcing the release of the Internet Explorer Developer Channel. IE Dev channel will be a fully functioning browser which will allow Web developers and early adopters a sneak peek at the Web platform features Internet Explorer team is working on. Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox already offers similar developer release programs. Another good news for developers is that, IE Developer Channel can run alongside and independently of IE11, and has all of the browser features that you love in IE11, as well as the latest platform features that will come in the future. The current IE Developer Channel comes with support of the emerging Gamepad API standard that lets developers use JavaScript to add gamepad support to your Web apps and games. Yes, you can use Xbox 360 controller to play web based games! IE Developer Channel also improves WebGL performance and adds support for ...

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When you buy a Surface Pro 3, you essentially have two platforms to enjoy different kind of apps. One is classic Windows platform which has millions of apps. And the second one is modern Windows platform which has more 150,000 apps in Windows Store which are optimized for touch. If you are coming from Android world or missing any key apps that is available on Android, you can now use that on your Surface Pro 3. Pocket Now today posted the above video showing how to run Android apps on Surface Pro 3. It makes use of Blue Stacks Android player which can run Android apps on Windows. Tens of millions of people around the world use top apps like Candy Crush Saga, Telegram, Temple Run 2 and more on their laptops with BlueStacks. It took our engineers two years to build the complex “LayerCake” technology that enable this to ...

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Red Stripe deals for this week is now live in Windows Store. It includes hit games like Rayman Fiesta Run, Skateboard Party 2, popular apps like Maps pro and more. Find the list of apps and games available on deal from the list below. Rayman Fiesta Run: A follow-up to the popular Rayman Jungle Run, Rayman Fiesta Run has you lunging for cocktail umbrellas, leaping on limes, bouncing on sausages, and punching piñatas across more than 75 levels of fun! This week you can get it for 67% off—just $.99 on Windows, and $.99 on Windows Phone. Maps Pro: Why buy another mapping app? Because Maps Pro isn’t limited to a single map source—it works with multiple mapping styles, like Google Street View, Nokia, OpenStreetMap, and Bing Maps. It also offers offline maps, and voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation with directions for driving, walking or cycling, and can interface directly with your ...

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Former Microsoft employee Alex Kibkalo has pleaded guilty to stealing the Redmond software giant’s trade secrets back in April. He was also the person who leaked “Activation Server Software Development Kit,” a propriety system that is used by Microsoft and its OEM partners to prevent the unauthorized copying of Microsoft programs to French blogger Canouna. Kibkalo and federal prosecutors reached an agreement in which prosecutors were recommending a 3-month prison sentence for Kibkalo, as well as a payment of $22,500 in restitution to Microsoft. Yesterday, Judge John C. Coughenour from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington three months in prison and ordered Kibkalo to pay only a $100 fine! Read more about the case from the source link below. via: Geekwire ...

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Microsoft announced Cortana digital assistant with the launch of Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview. Lots of users are already using it in beta form around the world even though Microsoft has officially restricted the launch to the US. How about Cortana experience on Windows or Xbox? Microsoft has not revealed any info about it so far, but it is as obvious thing for Microsoft to expand this personalized service to all their platforms. Recently, WPC forum member claiming to be a Microsoft employee revealed the following, Cortana on Xbox One and Windows 8 PC’s Yes, it’s coming, no, no ETA but I have been testing it on XB1 and it’s very neat, especially when playing a Halo game. Microsoft’s Marcus Ash (Group Program Manager for Windows Phone) and Rob Chambers (Group Program Manager, Applications and Services Group) was at SMX Advanced conference talking about Cortana hinted the same, Will Cortana jump ...

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Tim Hortons is a Canadian multinational fast casual restaurant known for its coffee and doughnuts. It has a large presence in Canada and USA. They have released their official app for Windows 8/RT devices in Windows Store. Description: Tim Hortons official app makes it easy to pay with your smartphone! Grabbing lunch at Tims? There’s no need to reach for your wallet. With our new mobile payment feature, just register your Tim Card® and enjoy a secure, convenient way to pay. It’s as easy as one, two, scan! Tim Card® Set it and forget it! Now you can set your registered Tim Card to auto reload right from your mobile device. Perform a one-time reload or opt for re-occurring auto reload for your convenience! All you need to do is tell us when you want your Tim Card reloaded and how much to add and we’ll handle the rest for ...

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The official GoPro Channel app is now available in Windows Store. It allows you to enjoy a front-row seat to first-person point-of-view videos and shots of sports tricks, adrenaline-pumping sports action and more. Welcome to the GoPro Channel on Windows 8.1. Watch the latest GoPro videos, and experience life as captured by the world’s most versatile camera. From skydiving to scuba diving, surfing to snowboarding, music to motorsports and beyond—whatever your passion, you’ll find it here. Come along for the ride, and get the gear you need to capture and share your own life with GoPro. Browse through special videos of the day and category playlists, and if you’re in the market for a new camera, you can learn about GoPro’s latest cameras right within the app. Install the GoPro Channel from the Windows Store. ...

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Microsoft today announced the details for in-store events and experiences in the more than 90 Microsoft retail stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, to celebrate the launch of Surface Pro 3. Microsoft Stores already has Surface Pro 3 devices for demo. Visit the nearest store to experience the device. Also, Microsoft Stores will have all the Surface Pro 3 accessories and Microsoft Store exclusive red type cover. You can pre-order Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft Store today. Celebration events in all stores on June 20 To celebrate the arrival of the Surface Pro 3, all Microsoft retail stores in the U.S. and Canada will host launch day activities starting when stores open on Friday, June 20, including VIP white-glove pre-order pickup, giveaways, music, food and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to win dozens of giveaways and prizes, including a family vacation to Honolulu, Hawaii, for four. See https://microsoft.promo.eprize.com/surfacepro3 for ...

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The official New Scientist magazine app is now available for download from Windows Store for Windows RT/Windows 8 devices. Description: New Scientist is the world’s most-read weekly popular science and technology magazine. Every week, New Scientist offers: - Accurate, easy-to-understand coverage of the latest discoveries – and what they will mean for your life. - A fresh, rational perspective on international news, from healthcare to energy. - In-depth features that explore the big questions about life, the universe and what it means to be human. The New Scientist app allows you to read each weekly issue on your Windows 8 device, including in-depth articles, videos and links to references. Download the New Scientist app and read sample issues for free, buy individual issues or buy a subscription. Features: Get each week’s latest issue before it is available in stores Read whenever you like, wherever you are with all your issues ...

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Microsoft has constantly improved Internet Explorer in a rapid pace in the past few years. IE11 is the most standard complaint, faster and more secure IE ever. But the real problem is that two-thirds of all desktop computers are still using older, less secure browsers. To improve this situation, Microsoft is enabling automatic updating ensures that users will always be up-to-date. Also, Microsoft today detailed the security improvements made over the years in IE in the infographic above. Every version of Internet Explorer includes new and improved security protection, building on improvements from the previous version. Below are just a few of the security features added by each major version of Internet Explorer since 2001. These security features and improvements are augmented with updates such as the ones being released this month, to make socially-engineered attacks and browser exploits more difficult on modern versions of Internet Explorer. According to NSS Labs, for ...

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Xolo’s first Windows tablet is now available for sale in Flipkart. It is a 10.1 inches multi-touchscreen tablet powered by full Windows’ 8.1 OS, 2GB RAM and 32GB storage, A4 AMD Temash Processor, you are guaranteed crisp video graphics and high performance on this device. The Xolo Win Tablet uses an AMD Temash A4-1200 processor which is designed for high tablet performance. This processor has two 2 CPU cores with a base clock of 1 GHz, a 28-nanometer chip with a Radeon HD 8180 GPU, a Southbridge with various input/output ports, and a single-channel DDR3L-1066 memory controller. The Temash series of processors are dedicated for tablets and are based on AMD’s Japanese architecture. The performance per clock has increased by 15% from the previous model and has 2GB RAM which allows you to keep different applications opened at the same time. Key Features of XOLO Win Tablet (Black, 32, Wi-Fi):  2 MP ...

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