3D Builder app is an easy to use, free app for Windows 8.1 from Microsoft that helps you turn digital objects into physical ones. It also includes a library of example 3D objects to get you started. Today, this app received a major update with several new features. In the R5 version of 3D Builder, the following new features and enhancements are introduced: Cloud Print (buy a print online from 3D Systems) Overhauled main control, new selection control New trophy parts 3D models Windows RT support Save as STL Cloud Print option in an interesting one. Now you can print 3D models from the 3D Builder app without having to own a 3D printer, Microsoft partnered with 3D Systems to provide a cloud printing service that anyone can use. By clicking on the “Buy Print” button on the advanced options bar, you can seamlessly order a 3D print and have ...

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iBall, a local Indian OEM has now started selling Windows tablets in India. iBall Windows Slide WQ32 is their first Windows tablet that is powered by Intel® Atom Processor Z3735D up to 1.83 GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and comes with Office 365 1 year subscription as well. One unique feature of this tablet is the WCDMA 2100 MHz 3G connectivity for data. Sandeep Parasrampuria, Director iBall, said, “iBall is excited to present the Intel based Windows Tablet PC. The latest association with the IT stalwarts Intel and Microsoft further reinforces our position as one of the leading brands in Tablet PCs. We are proud to work with Intel and Microsoft who have been trend setters in technology.” Specs: Intel® Atom™ Processor Z3735D up to 1.83 GHz Microsoft Windows 8.1 Operating System One year MS Office 365 1TB Cloud storage free for one year 20.32cm (8”) 1280*800 IPS Display 2GB ...

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Big things are happening in the world of #Windows. Stay tuned. #IFA2014 pic.twitter.com/KiNWfivTxG — Windows (@Windows) September 3, 2014 The official Windows Twitter account today posted a teaser that “Big things are happening in the world of Windows” at IFA. See the tweet above. We already know that Microsoft is going to reveal couple of Windows Phone devices Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 tomorrow. But this teaser doesn’t look like it is related to Lumia announcement. What other things Microsoft could announce at IFA? Windows 9 Technical Preview release date might be announced or even providing a glimpse of it. What’s your guess? Microsoft’s partners today announced lots of new Windows devices at IFA, find the links to our coverage on them below. Lenovo Announces Y70 Touch, A 17-inch Gaming Laptop Lenovo Announces ERAZER X315, Affordable Desktop Gaming PCs Toshiba Announces Encore Mini 7-inch Windows Tablet, Costs Just $120 Acer ...

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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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New numbers from Net Applications for the month of August revealed that Windows 8/8.1 is back on growing path after it saw a slight decline last month. Windows 7 continues to dominate at the top with the OS now over 51.21% market share, down from 51.11 percent in July. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 combined is now at 13.37% up from 12.48% last month. Windows XP saw a slight decrease to 23.89% down from 24.821% last month. Mac OS X currently holds a 4.29% share, while Linux holds a 1.67% share. Windows Vista still holds a market share of 3.02%. After few months of nearly flat growth, Windows 8/Windows 8.1 is now back with the right momentum. As it was rumored recently, Microsoft is planning to release Windows 9 for free to Windows 7 users along with Windows 8 that should encourage hundreds of millions of users to the latest OS. ...

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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 ...

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Today, Neowin reported that Microsoft is planning to release Windows 9 Technical Preview for Enterprise late next month. This report is 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. Last week, 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. 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. Neowin reported some more information regarding how Charms bar works in the upcoming Windows release. Here is the summary of the report from Neowin, •Charms bar will ...

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Neowin today reported some new information on the upcoming Windows 9 preview release. First of all, Microsoft is planning to call it  as ‘Windows 9 Technical Preview’. And the current internal builds of Windows 9 Technical Preview includes a new feature that will allow you to upgrade your OS with a single click. This new feature is built into Windows Update section where you can go from build 9xxx to 9yyy without complete reinstallation of the OS. Neowin commented the following on this feature, We must stress that this feature is built into internal releases of the Technical Preview and could be pulled before it is released to the public… but the feature is fully built out, meaning that it is integrated into the UI and it is a native part of Windows. So, knowing this, it seems logical that it will make its way into the public preview. The best part, per ...

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Acer Aspire S7 is one of the best Ultrabook out there in the market both in terms of looks and performance. The Acer Aspire S7 is incredibly slim at 0.51″ and light at 2.87 lbs. The aluminum unibody design along with the Gorilla Glass 2 cover keeps the device scratch resistant, easy to clean and beautiful to the eye. Acer made the WQHD versions of Acer Aspire S7 in the US market starting $1499 during the launch. Now, the device price has come down and it is available starting $899! Microsoft Store is now selling these at huge discounts. You can get the Intel Core i5-4200U, 8GB memory/128GB SSD model along with Office 365 for just $949. Without Office 365, you can get it for just $899 Find the Microsoft Store listings below, Intel Core i5-4200U, 8GB memory/128GB SSD + Office 365 – Microsoft Store for $949 Intel Core i5-4200U, 8GB memory/128GB SSD – ...

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Earlier this week, Microsoft released the Windows 8.1 August Update that include 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 ...

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  Back in March, Microsoft officially announced DirectX 12 gaming platform at GDC. DirectX 12 will feature the next version of Direct3D, that is faster and more efficient than ever before. Direct3D 12 works across all the Microsoft devices, from phones and tablets, to laptops and desktops, and, Xbox One. Microsoft worked closely with all the leading GPU vendors like AMD, Nvidia, Qualcomm and Intel. One of the main design decisions on Dx12 is to make it more power efficient. To demonstrate it, Intel created a SIGGRAPH 2014 demo to demonstrate the performance and power benefits of DirectX 12 on the Surface Pro 3 with Intel HD4400 graphics. In the demo, an asteroid field with 50,000 unique asteroids are rendered, which equates to 50,000 draws per frame. To demonstrate the power gains of DirectX 12, Intel locked the framerate of the demo, rendered with DirectX 11 for a period of time and then toggled to DirectX 12 rendering the ...

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Acer today surprised everyone by announcing the new Aspire V Nitro notebook series Windows laptops. These laptops comes with cutting-edge specs and great looks. Aspire V Nitro notebook series will include 15-inch and 17-inch models with a stylish and sophisticated design characterized by sharp angles, slim profiles and intricately patterned covers made with soft touch NIL technology. Acer has also announced Aspire V Nitro-Black Edition that will offer blazing fast performance, gaming-grade graphics, and exclusive cooling technologies. These devices will be powered by 4th or 5th Gen Intel Core processors, NVIDIA GeForce graphics, and 2×2 wireless connection technology, advanced cooling technology, Full-HD displays with IPS technology. To help reduce eye fatigue and enhance visual comfort, Aspire V Nitro series notebooks feature Acer ComfyView non-glare technology. It comes with spacious backlit keyboard with edgy red lighting. An exclusive “Black Edition” logo on the touchpad of the Aspire V Nitro-Black series distinguishes the device as the top-of-the-line model. On the ...

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Microsoft today detailed the August update for Internet Explorer that includes updates to the WebGL and F12 features, in addition to the latest security updates. This update is a great news for developers as it provides substantial improvements to the F12 developer tools – The user interface, console, DOM explorer, debugger, emulation tool, UI responsiveness and memory profiling tools all have new features and bug fixes. Microsoft will be providing more details on the F12 improvements in the future. In addition to this, Microsoft has updated the WebGL renderer has also been updated with support for ANGLE_instanced_arrays, OES_element_index_uint and WEBGL_debug_renderer_info extensions, the failIfMajorPerformanceCaveat context creation attribute, 16-bit textures, more GLSL conformance, and line loop and triangle fan primitives. As we already know, with the new out-of-date ActiveX control blocking, Internet Explorer helps keep ActiveX controls up-to-date and safer to use. Microsoft has also added support for WebDriver, The August update also provides ...

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MSI has announced a new portable workstation WS60 with a beautifully designed slim and light chassis. It comes with Intel Core i7 processor and powerful Nvidia Quadro K2100M professional graphics card. You can get up to 3K (2880×1620) to display sharper images and true-to-life colors for unprecedented visuals to get the job done right. It also includes MSI’s exclusive Matrix Display allows support of up to 2 external monitors to transform the ultra-portable WS60 into a desktop workstation to run all your essential programs at the same time via HDMI and a Thunderbolt/Mini Display Port. Key Specs: Windows 7 Professional 4th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor NVIDIA Quadro professional grade graphics Optional high resolution 3K display Thunderbolt 2 ready Silent and efficient dual fan cooling Customizable keyboard with MSI’s Shortcut Manager Supports up to 2x SSD’s in RAID 0 with a high capacity HDD Supports up to 2 external displays ...

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Microsoft introduced the concept of multitasking in modern touch based world with Windows 8. With Windows 8.1, Microsoft made multi-tasking even better by allowing users to put more apps on screen (up to 4 on a large screen). It was rumored recently that Apple is planning to similar feature in the iOS for iPad in the near future. Samsung too copied this feature and implemented this feature on Android in its Galaxy Tablets. Now, Samsung has released an ad purely based on this multi-tasking feature of allowing users to snap two apps side-by-side. Find out what he is doing with his Samsung Galaxy Tab S. A High court judge votes for his favorite contestant in Planet Popstar, a singing competition show, with his Samsung Galaxy Tab S. It just might be the highest profile case of his career. Get the tablet designed for play with its multitasking capability. Samsung GALAXY Tab S. Watch ...

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