Review Category : windows 8

New numbers from Net Applications for the month of June show growing OS market for Windows 7 and Windows XP while Windows 8 saw a slight decline. Windows 7 continues to dominate at the top with the OS now over 50% marketshare (50.55 percent in June), up from 50.06 percent in May. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 combined is now at 12.54% down from 12.64% last month. Windows XP saw a slight increase to 25.31% down from 25.27% last month. Mac OSX 10.9 currently holds a 3.95% share, while Linux holds a 1.74% share. Windows Vista holds a market share at 2.95%. Windows 8/Windows 8.1 is not getting the right momentum which Windows 7 enjoyed during its launch. As it was rumored recently, Microsoft releasing Windows 9 for free to Windows 7 users should be a great move to move hundreds of millions of users to the latest OS. Source: ...

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Autodesk has released the Autodesk® AutoCAD 360 official mobile app for Windows 8/RT devices. This is just a free tech preview for Windows Store and it allows you to view DWG, DWF, and DXF files in both the offline and online mode. Features: •A free CAD viewer for Windows 8.1 •Allows to view DWG, DWF, and DXF files •Layout control – Switch between model space and paper space •Support both offline and online mode •Fully synced with your AutoCAD 360 account •Allows opening drawings stored on the device or uploading drawings through the AutoCAD 360 web-app at: www.autocad360.com Download it here from Windows Store for free. You can send your feedback about the app to feedback@autocad360.com as the developer is working on upcoming updates with more features and functionalities!   ...

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Just few hours back, we reported about Microsoft’s upcoming plans for Windows 9/Threshold. With Windows Threshold, Microsoft will put their focus on desktop users. Since the vast majority of users will be from Windows 7 moving forward, Microsoft preparing great set of improvements for them. Also, depending upon the device in which Windows is installed, the Start screen/Start menu option will vary. For example, desktop users can completely avoid Start screen with the help of the upcoming Start Menu which will include Live Tiles and windowing of Modern UI apps. Mary Jo Foley from ZDNet confirmed the above details from her own sources and also revealed that the combined Phone/Tablet SKU of Threshold won’t have a classic desktop environment at all and obviously it will work on ARM-based Lumia phones, ARM-based and Intel Atom based Windows tablets. Another major information which was buried in her post is regarding the Windows Threshold availability. She reported ...

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We all know that Microsoft is planning for a major Windows update in 2015 codenamed ‘Threshold’. Before Windows Threshold update, Microsoft has planned a minor update for Windows 8.1 called Windows 8.1 update 1. We recently reported about a rumor in which there is a possibility that Microsoft might offer a special edition Windows targeted towards enterprise that will allow users to disable Start screen completely. Today, Neowin reported the same as per information from their sources. With Windows Threshold, Microsoft will put their focus on desktop users. Since the vast majority of users will be from Windows 7 moving forward, Microsoft preparing great set of improvements for them. Also, depending upon the device in which Windows is installed, the Start screen/Start menu option will vary. For example, desktop users can completely avoid Start screen with the help of the upcoming Start Menu which will include Live Tiles and windowing ...

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America’s second largest school district made a big announcement last year that they will be giving all its students iPads. While students and teachers community welcomed the news, many education analysts questioned the effectiveness of iPads in classrooms. Now, Los Angeles school district has realized that iPads are not the best in the business when it comes to students. They are now allowing schools to choose from six different Windows laptop computers for their students instead of iPads. In the fall, administrators, teachers and students at those schools will test the laptops to determine the device they should be used going forward. Also, the previously planned distribution of the iPads is on hold. This is not the first time they have put on hold the roll out of iPads. Last year, students found an easy way to bypass iPad’s profile system which restricted them from accessing social networks and other ...

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Panasonic today unveiled its new 3E 2-in-1 student device custom developed for education market. It includes education software and a suite of professional development programs that ensure teachers are able to maximize schools’ technology investments and stay apace of emerging technology trends. Built to the IP51 standard, the 3E combines a shock-absorbing, rubber mid-frame with a tough, easy-to-grip textured exterior that can handle a fall from 70 cm and take life in a backpack without scratching or denting. Students can draw, take notes and navigate intuitively using their fingers and multi-touch gestures. For fine and detailed work, the included stylus offers precise control. It also comes with 1.2 MP front and 5MP back cameras. The 3E’s The keyboard features a reversible dock, so the screen can be used facing the student for individual work or facing the world for presentations and group activities. Closed, the keyboard protects the screen and ...

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Cinemark is a leader in the motion picture exhibition industry. They have released a preview release version of their official app in Windows Store. With this Cinemark Theatres app, you get easy access to any domestic Cinemark theatre. Keep the Best Seat In Town at your fingertips to access showtimes, movie info and Cinemark theatre locations on the go. Download the FREE Cinemark Theatres app now! Features: •Find Cinemark theatre locations near you •Access your My Cinemark favorite theatres •View movie information and trailers •Purchase tickets securely •View your Purchases, Rewards and Gift Cards You can send them feedback at sitesupport@cinemark.com. Download it here from Windows Store for free. ...

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This week’s Red Stripe deals in Windows Store includes popular Xbox game Rayman Jungle Run, Caillou House of puzzles and more. With Rayman Jungle Run, the legendary platforming hero is back in a brand new adventure and it includes 70 gorgeous levels. Find the list of titles under deals below. You can find Rayman Jungle Run now for 67 percent off in the Windows Phone Store for 99 cents and in the Windows Store for half-off at $1.49.  “Caillou House of Puzzles” (99 cents in the Windows Phone Store, $1.99 in the Windows Store),  “9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek (Full)” ($3.49 in the Windows Store), “Joining Hands 2” ($1.49 in the Windows Phone Store and in the Windows Store), Billminder ($1.49 in the Windows Store) “Chimpact” (99 cents in the Windows Phone Store, $2.49 in the Windows Store). via: Microsoft   ...

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Windows team blog yesterday posted a blog post about a new tool called Sleep Study which will allow you to diagnose your Windows 8.1 system’s sleep activity. It shows you how well the system slept and how much activity it experienced during that time. While in the sleep state, the system is still doing some work, albeit at a lower frequency. We thought of simply using traditional logging to do this, but ironically, the logging itself would drain the battery. With this in mind, we designed the Sleep Study tool to minimize its own impact on battery life, while tracking the battery draining activities. The Sleep Study report You can use Sleep Study to see which apps and devices are most active during a sleep session. Sleep Study reviews all the sleep sessions longer than 10 minutes and provides you with a report that color codes each session according to ...

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Disney’s Checkout Challenge is now available in Windows Store for download. Gamers can complete objectives to “level up” and unlock unique groceries with greater value, scan quickly to activate “Frenzy” and use tapping to scan items lightning fast and more. Description: Do you have what it takes to climb the ranks from “Checker-in-Training” to “Checkout Chairman”?!? Test out your grocery scanning skills in this fast-paced, deceptively simple supermarket challenge! GRAB groceries, SCAN barcodes, COMPETE for the highest score! Key Features: • Complete objectives to “level up” and unlock unique groceries with greater value! • Scan quickly to activate “Frenzy” and use tapping to scan items lightning fast! • Sign the high score list with your signature – for that extra personal touch! • Look out for unique Disney items featuring your favorite characters! Download it here from Windows Store for $4.99. ...

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  Microsoft has released their Sudoku game for Windows 8/RT devices in Windows Store. It includes 5 classic Sudoku difficulty levels to choose from and you can earn Xbox achievements, view leaderboards, and save your games in the cloud! There is also hints or optional guide functions that block duplicates, show mistakes, or enter notes for you. If you are stuck, you can ask for hints, show incorrect answers or block duplicates to get back in the game faster. Description: Introducing the new Microsoft Sudoku, the #1 logic puzzle game that makes the most of your Windows 8 device. Microsoft Sudoku is the classic game you love, with a modern look and feel and exciting new features. With five difficulty levels, fresh daily challenges, achievements and leaderboards, Microsoft Sudoku provides hundreds of brain training puzzles for players of all ages. New to Sudoku? Microsoft Sudoku is great for beginners, too ...

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The official Roku player app is now available for download from Windows Store. With this Roku app, you can control your Roku streaming player on your Windows 8 device. Download it here from Windows Store for free. Features: - Automatically detect all Roku players on the local network - View installed Roku channels and launch the channel with a tap - Control your Roku player with an on-screen remote control via: WinBeta ...

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The official Pizza Hut app was made available for Windows 8.1 devices in Windows Store last week. This is not a native app experience, instead it is built around Pizza Hut’s web site experience. Using this app, you can find your closest Pizza Hut store, order from their expanded menu, quickly access Pizza Hut favorites and more. APP FEATURES: Enjoy the extensive menu, explore daily specials and order our Most Popular items with just a few taps. Check out some of the features below, and you’ll see why this new Pizza Hut app is the absolute best new way to order. • Our expanded menu offers specialty pizzas, Tuscani pasta, WingStreet wings, drinks, sides, desserts and limited time offers. • Guest Checkout allows you to order without signing in. • Most Popular items section provides quick and easy access to Pizza Hut favorites. • New Specials section provides updates on new products and deals. • ...

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Holland based OEM Point of View announced three new affordable Windows tablets which will start at just €169. All these tablets are powered by Intel’s Atom Z3735 quad-core Bay Trail processor, so you can run all your classic Windows apps on it. Also all these tablets comes with 1 year Microsoft Office 365 personal subscription for free. Find the tablets and their specs below. Mobii WinTab 800W: Mobii WinTab 800W comes with 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. The device will have 2MP camera on the front and back. It also has bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n wireless connectivity options. It weighs 400g and with dimensions of 133 x 210.3 x 8.75 mm it packs a 4500 mAh battery. It also includes Micro SD card reader, mini HDMI and Micro USB ports. The device will cost €169. Mobii WinTab 1000BW: Mobii WinTab 1000BW ...

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Microsoft Windows Store platform team has now started new user voice site named ‘Missing Platform APIs’. As the name suggests, Windows Store developers can post their ideas on APIs or vote of ideas by other developers. For example, Windows Phone platform does not provide any API to make a great voice call recorder app and similar. You can post any APIs that are missing on both Windows and Windows Phone platforms. As we continue to evolve and grow Windows, we want your feedback on the APIs you need to be successful. The most useful feedback will be in the form of requests for specific APIs or specific 3rd-party libraries, along with a general description of the scenario they help solve. These could be existing Windows APIs not currently permitted in Store Apps (Win32, COM, or .NET) or they could be APIs from other operating systems with no equivalents on Windows. In addition ...

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The official FC Bayern Munich football club app is now available for download in Windows Store for Windows 8/RT devices. This app supports push notifications to keep you updated with latest news, videos, goals and more. The app provides everything Bayern fans need: - The very latest news from the club - Match reports - Match center with a live ticker and FCB.tv Web Radio - The standings and stats - Photo galleries - Squad details - FCB.tv News (free access) and every FCB.tv video (for subscribers) - Fan Shop featuring the full range of official merchandise The FC Bayern app takes you to the heart of Germany’s greatest club! Download it here from Windows Store for free. ...

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