Review Category : windows 8

According to various reports that emerged in the past few days on the internet, Microsoft may bring back the Start button in the upcoming Windows update codenamed Blue. Microsoft removed the Start button with Windows 8 forcing users to experience the new immersive Start screen experience. This decision didn’t go well with few consumers and lots of enterprise. So, Microsoft may add Start button to bridge the old UX with the new UX. Also, Microsoft is planning to add boot to desktop option with the upcoming Blue update. It will let users login to Windows straight to desktop instead of the new flashy Start Screen which some enterprise hate to have. Of course, both the above options are optional, by default it will work as it is already in Windows 8 today. Read more about it here. Source: ZDNet ...

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Microsoft Bing team has updated all their core apps for Windows 8/RT devices. The list of updates available includes the following. All these updates brings new features and improvements in each of them. For example, Bing News App now has the ability to add custom feeds and more. Bing News App Bing Maps App Bing Finance App Bing Travel App Bing Weather App Bing Sports App Find these updates in the Windows Store. ...

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Asus has finally announced that ASUS Taichi 13-inch Dual-screen Ultrabook is now available for sale after the long delays. Press Release: ASUS today announced availability of ASUS Taichi™ 31, a sleek Ultrabook™ with a 13.3-inch dual-screen design that offers the mobile flexibility of a tablet with the performance and features of a notebook. ASUS Taichi™ 31 features a choice of Intel® Core™ processors and joins the 11.6-inch ASUS Taichi™ 21, launched in October 2012. Dual displays for a multitude of uses With two Full HD 13.3-inch screens placed back-to-back, ASUS Taichi™ 31 combines the best features of a Windows 8 tablet and a powerful Ultrabook™ in a single sleek design. With the same stunning black-mirror finish and slender profile as the 11.6-inch ASUS Taichi™ 21, ASUS Taichi™ 31 is as elegant as it is innovative, and packs a host of features that help make light work of any productivity task. ...

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Nokia is working on a Windows tablet and it was reported to have Asus Vivo Tab style keyboard dock/cover. Here is the information we about it. The 10.1 inch tablet will have USB and HDMI-out, and also cellular connectivity, with 10 hours battery life which can  be fast-charged to 50% in a short period. The real innovation however will come from the accompanying cover, which The Verge noted will snap in place and will double battery life, provide a keyboard and also a kickstand for the tablet. The cover will also provide two USB ports. While the cover sounds rather fantastical, it is of note that the Asus Vivotab RT (pictured above) provides a “cover” with very similar functionality, and which effectively turns the Vivotab into a laptop. Given that Nokia cover also includes a battery and keyboard it is difficult to see how it could have a much different ...

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IDC reported its Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker shipments yesterday and the report turned out to be a bad news for the PC industry. Worldwide PC shipments was 76.3 million units in the Q1 of 2013 which is down -13.9% compared to the Q1 in 2012. IDC also stated that it is worse than the forecast decline of -7.7% and also the worst decline since IDC begun tracking PC numers. Despite some mild improvement in the economic environment and some new PC models offering Windows 8, PC shipments were down significantly across all regions compared to a year ago. Fading Mini Notebook shipments have taken a big chunk out of the low-end market while tablets and smartphones continue to divert consumer spending. PC industry efforts to offer touch capabilities and ultraslim systems have been hampered by traditional barriers of price and component supply, as well as a weak reception for Windows ...

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Are you passionate about developing games for Windows 8? You don’t know where to start? Here is some help from ZERO260 to get you kick-started and motivated.   Zero260 provides free virtual training for developing games for Windows 8. And they cover some pretty nice games and topics to look out for such as Angry Turds, Racecar, Clown, Shoot, Grow, Treasuremap and a lot more to be announced. If you are a developer, I think you should get started. Recently, Neowin reported that Kevin Ashley, a developer is making $30,000 from his game in Windows Store. Read his story of Making $30,000 a month on Windows 8 apps here. Now checkout the forthcoming events and register here ...

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Yahoo! has released their official Finance app for Windows 8/RT devices in Windows Store. Description: The Yahoo! Finance app brings to you a combination of market and stock information, financial news hot off the press and access to your investment portfolios in an aesthetically pleasing package Features: •Watchlist & Portfolios •Latest news across various categories like US markets, company finances etc •Interactive charts Download it here from Windows Store for free. via: @theromit ...

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As Google recently announced their decision to end the support for Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), the updated Windows 8 Calendar App will no longer have full sync support for Google Calendar events. Microsoft Windows team today posted some workarounds for this. Read them below. You need to have an outlook.com account to achieve this or else sign up here Now move your Google Calendar events to Outlook.com by following the steps below, Sign in to your Google account and export the Google calendars you want. Following the on-screen instructions, save the created file to your Laptop/PC. Extract the zip file Sign-In to Outlook.com using your existing/just created Microsoft Account. If you don’t have the new Outlook.com calendar, follow these steps: Tap or click Subscribe and then tap or click Import from an ICS file. Browse to and select the ICS file that you unzipped and tap or click Import. If you exported ...

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Nokia is working on a Windows tablet. Various sources from various sites pointed out the same and even we reported the same based on our sources. Similar to Lumia Windows Phone devices, Nokia may be planning to bring some exclusive app experiences for its Windows 8 tablets. The above images are posted by some app designer with info that it was a proposal for a Nokia tablet app. Nokia Adidas App: Helped design and concept the Adidas micoach app proposal for the Nokia Tablet. The Tablet App intended to be an extension of coaches allowing them to build teams and monitor individual trainings for each athlete. The way that works is to connect he app to existing technology on Adidas products to read the workout data registered by cell chip implants. The app also tapped into the community allowing users to challenge each other by sending notifications to friends and ...

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Nokia has released their Music app for Windows 8/RT devices in Windows Store. Nokia Music app is one of the best designed apps available in Windows Store and it gives you a whole new Music experience similar to Xbox Music app. It supports Nokia Music+ subscription also which lets you enjoy time-sync’d lyrics, HQ audio and much more. Features: Mixes: Hundreds of hand-crafted playlists across every genre you’re interested in. From Pop to Dub, Blues legends, Ragga, Indietronica, and loads more – we’ve got the lot Offline Mixes: Download hours’ worth of your favorite mixes to listen when you’re not connected to the internet MP3 Playback: Listen and queue your own music. Put them in your Music library and we’ll pick them up. Get Mix recommendations and artist information Artist Mix: Tell us up to three of your favorite artists and we’ll make you a mix featuring those and other ...

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We all know that Microsoft is working on Outlook for Windows RT devices. But the real question is, when is it going to come? Two prominent Microsoft bloggers from Winsupersite and ZDNet today revealed some info on Outlook RT based on their information from sources. Paul’s info, It’s perhaps more interesting that Outlook RT has made its way outside of Microsoft as well. This suggests that it’s much closer to an actual release, though I have no information about when that might happen. I was told, however, that Outlook RT didn’t make the cut for the initial release of Windows RT because of a firmware bug in the ARM chipset that would cause the application to hang or crash over time. This is different from what a source had told me previously—something about battery life issues—but neither Outlook RT user professed to notice anything like that. Interesting. Mary’s info, This same source said all ...

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Few hours ago, we reported about Microsoft Store offering great deals on few Windows 8 touch devices. HP ENVY x2, Acer Iconia W510, Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro and Toshiba Satellite U925t are available at discounted price. Now, it seems Windows RT devices are also available at discounted prices. Dell’s XPS 10 is now US$449 for a 32GB model, down $50 off the original launch price. The 64GB model is $499, down from the original $599 price. Asus VivoTab RT is available at Amazon.com for $382 with 32GB of storage, which is down from its $599 launch price. Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 is now available for $599 , which is down from the original $799 price and Amazon is selling a model for $499.99. Read more about it from the link below. via: Computerworld ...

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The general manager of Microsoft Turkey, Tamer Özmen said Microsoft is planning to build a tablet research and development laboratory in Turkey to facilitate “Fatih”, the Turkish government’s tablet education project. “We are very keen to be involved in the project and we’re working on establishing the first research and development laboratory in Turkey”, he added. The move came as the Turkish government planned to replace the traditional blackboards and text books with electronic boards and tablet PCs as part of the Fatih education project. Microsoft did not reveal further details about the facility. But, as per the government requirement, it seems that nearly 15 million tablets will be purchased for the project. Source: Hurriyetdailynews ...

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MLB.TV has released their official app for Windows 8/RT devices in Windows Store. This app lets you watch LIVE or on demand Major League Baseball game through their subscription. Description: Watch every out-of-market Major League Baseball game LIVE or on demand in HD with an MLB.TV Premium subscription. Blackout restrictions apply. Features: HD Quality LIVE Video Full Game Video Archives Home and Away Broadcasts (where available) LIVE Game DVR Controls (pause/play, rewind, fast forward) LIVE and Archive Radio Broadcasts Daily MLB Scoreboard 2013 Team Schedules Closed Captioning (where available) Full Screen Video Favorite Team Support Download it here from Windows Store for free. ...

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According to CNET, the upcoming significant update for Window 8/RT devices to codenamed ‘Blue’ could be marketed under the name of ‘Windows 8.1′. Lots of upcoming new features of Windows Blue got leaked a week ago which included new personalization features, improved PC settings page, Internet Explorer 11, etc,. Even Windows RT Blue update will be branded as Windows RT 8.1. Windows 8.1 naming is simple and an obvious one which denotes the nature of the update to Windows 8. What do you think? Source: CNET ...

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Lots of new Xbox games were announced at GDC that is coming to Windows Store soon. The list included Bejeweled LIVE, Samurai vs. Zombies, Temple Run Brave and more. Some of them are already available in Windows Store for download. Check them out below. Bejeweled from PopCap – $4.99: Discover all-new ways to match three gems in this beloved puzzle game. Enjoy the action in three game modes: play Classic Bejeweled for cascades of puzzle fun, Diamond Mine for a jeweled gem-blasting challenge or save butterflies from a hungry spider. Bejeweled LIVE takes special advantage of Windows 8 features such as showing your game status updates on the Start screen with the Bejeweled LIVE live tile, play Bejeweled in Snap mode and check out your friends’ scores on Xbox LIVE. Earn flashy Bejeweled badges and Xbox achievements to prove your multifaceted skills! Samurai vs. Zombies from Glu – Free:   Be ...

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