Review Category : windows 8

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 ...

Read More →

ASUS has quietly announced VivoTab 8 (M81C) 8-inch Windows Tablet. This is designed especially slim to enable one-handed use for writing notes, and at just 330g it’s light enough to use for hours. It has slim bezels, IPS high-definition display and elegant aesthetic design. It is powered by Intel Atom™ Z3745 processor, supports up to 32GB of solid-state storage plus up to 64GB MicroSD, rear and front facing cameras, Miracast support, dual speakers, optional accessories including MagSmart Cover, Carry Me Cover and folio cover. It also includes Microsoft Office 365 Personal (for 1 year) subscription. The device is expected to be priced below $200 and go on sale before end of this year. Microsoft Store is already selling Asus VivoTab Note 8 Windows tablet. VivoTab Note 8 comes with 8-inch HD touchscreen powered by Intel Atom Z3740 CPU, 2GB RAM and 32GB eMMC storage. Also, it offers up to 8 ...

Read More →

The New York Times Crossword is one of the best crossword in the world and now you can enjoy the same puzzles printed in the daily newspaper on the only mobile crossword app built by The New York Times. Users will get unlimited access to daily puzzle and calendar archive for 7 days. If you want full access all the time, you can subscribe for it. Game Description: PLAY ANYWHERE Your subscription now gives you access to The Crossword on NYTimes.com at no additional charge! Just connect or create an account in your account settings and Play Anywhere. Your Windows puzzle progress will be saved and available on the web and vice versa! DAILY PUZZLE It’s the same puzzle that’s printed every day in The New York Times newspaper. All daily puzzles are available the previous day at 10p EST with a subscription, so enjoy Tuesday’s puzzle on Monday at ...

Read More →

This week’s Red Stripe Deals in Windows Store includes puzzle game 4 Elements II Special Edition, Shiny the Firefly and more. Find the list of games and apps on deals below. “4 Elements II Special Edition” ($1.49, usually $2.99) takes you into a version of the puzzle and hidden object game exclusive to Windows 8. Your mission is to restore magic to four fairies representing the elements of earth, air, fire and water. You’ll find this world bursting with color, music and animation. For more eye candy, check out “Shiny the Firefly” ($1.49 in the Windows Store, usually $2.99), set in the middle of a picturesque garden. To help Shiny find his babies, you’re up against mosquitoes, toads, plants, wasps, centipedes and many other obstacles. Ladybird: I’m Ready to Spell! ($1.49 in the Windows Store), “Voodoo Whisperer (Full)” ($1.49), Back to the Drawing Board ($8.99, usually $18.99), “Roman Empire” ($1.49). ...

Read More →

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 ...

Read More →

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 ...

Read More →

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 ...

Read More →

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. ...

Read More →

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? ...

Read More →

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 ...

Read More →

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 ...

Read More →

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 ...

Read More →

Moodle open-source learning platform has released their official app for Windows Store devices. Description We are pleased to finally introduce the new official cross-platform Moodle Mobile app! Our Moodle Mobile app is a HTML5-based client that connects to an installed Moodle server. It does not try to replicate everything that Moodle does – we are focussed on providing features that are most useful on a standalone app, such as offline access to content, messaging and notifications. Please try the new features (and bugs!) and give us feedback on how you would like the app to develop in future. The app may be a little rough around the edges, but we’ll be pushing periodic updates so you can enjoy the improvements. Features •Upload a picture into your private file area •Record an audio file and upload it into your private file area •Record a video and upload it into your private ...

Read More →

Alejandra Tristan is a 16 year old who has a rare genetic disorder, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), which makes her joints fragile and loose. Because of this, the simple act of typing on a laptop could pop her shoulder, wrist or finger out of its joint, making it difficult for her to connect with her friends, learn new things and others. To prevent dislocations, she has placed splints on her fingers, which makes it virtually impossible to use a mouse or computer. Thanks to Windows, she is now connecting with her friends everyday, leaning new things, enjoying her art and more. Windows 8 comes with customizable design, enhanced accessibility features and touchscreen. For example, she is now using speech recognition software from Siri. Rob Sinclair, Microsoft’s chief accessibility officer, says Tristan’s story “hits the core essence of what Microsoft is trying to do philosophically by developing people-centric experiences.” “It’s really about her,” Sinclair continues. “It’s about us supporting ...

Read More →

Back in 2004, German City Council decided to deploy Linux OS across their departments to reduce the dependence of Microsoft and to decrease the costs associated with their IT systems. Whenever the discussions about cost savings by switching to open source software comes, Microsoft always tells that there are lots of hidden costs associated with it. This argument is once again proven correct by this German’s switch over to Windows. Due to poor user experience, lack of features, no proper compatibility with many standard formats, German government has decided to switch back to Windows after 10 years. Source: Sueddeutsche via: Neowin ...

Read More →

Today, 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. Windows Threshold is likely to be marketed as Windows 9 will be released as a public preview for anyone who are interested by end of this year. 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. Neowin reported some more information regarding change to how Charms bar works in the upcoming Windows release. Here is the summary of the report from Neowin, Charms bar will work differently for Desktop and Modern environment users. Charms bar won’t exist in the current form for desktop users where they are required to ...

Read More →