Microsoft has unveiled Skype for Web, a browser-based version of the VOIP service. Currently in beta, Skype for Web functions just like its native desktop counterpart, with voice and video calling and text messaging. The beta is available for Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox on Windows, and Safari 6.0 or later on OS X.
The DualPro is a hybrid style case that combines a flexible inner silicone layer with a rigid outer plextonium shell. The silicone core absorbs impacts and the plextonium shell sports a soft-touch finish that delivers improved drop protection over the average plastic case. Get yours in black, cyan, pink or white today for only $17.95!
VLC media player for Windows Phone. It's coming. We're excited, and judging by the amount of interest we've seen from you guys over this, you're excited as well. After getting the media player working on ARM-based hardware last week, the VideoLAN team is currently getting the app certified for Windows Phone 8, with a tentative launch date scheduled for next week.
Popular third-party YouTube app Metrotube just picked up an update today to version 18.104.22.168, bringing playback and navigation fixes. With Google ignoring the Windows Phone, Metrotube continues to be one of the best YouTube clients available for the platform.
Microsoft has just released build 14203 for those enrolled in the Preview for Developers program. This update to Windows Phone 8.1.1 isn't a major update but does add a few useful new features. We already expected there to be some improvements for the Battery Saver app, but we weren't expected the OS update scheduler.
A new report suggests that a U.S. Marshals Service spy program operating under the Justice Department is collecting thousands of cellphone identification numbers from Americans by employing fake communication towers. The program has been operational since 2007 and the towers are mounted on Cessna airplanes operating out of at least five metropolitan-area airports. These fake towers would trick cell phones on the ground into sending their identification numbers, which are then collected by the government for use in criminal cases.
At the Connect() event in New York City, Xamarin extended their partnership with Microsoft and announced a new set of offers for developers. Xamarin enables development of cross-platform mobile applications targeting phones, tablets, and embedded devices running on iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows.
Connect(), a developer event hosted by Microsoft outlining the company's next steps with their developer tools and application platforms, was branded as a cloud-first, mobile-first, developer-first, virtual event. At the event, Nat Friedman, CEO, Xamarin and Miguel de Icaza, CTO, Xamarin joined Microsoft executives on stage and talked about their partnership.
The Facebook Messenger app has just received a pretty big update, allowing you to message anyone whether or not they are friends with you on the social network by sending them a text from within the app.
Microsoft and their former Nokia team love making teaser videos for events and promotions. The latest one is #MakeItHappen, which was mysteriously teased this morning on the Lumia Vine channel. Now, a second video has appeared on YouTube with a little more detail.
Evidently, "legendary trials cyclist" Danny MacAskill is "planning his biggest stunt ever with a little help from his very own personal assistant, Cortana".
The holiday shopping season is getting in full swing, and that includes consumers buying apps for all those new Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 devices. This week, Microsoft said there will be up to $100 million in Windows Store gift cards available for consumers to help them purchase apps, music and video for those platforms.
Whether or not all current Windows Phones would get the Windows 10 update due next year is certainly on the minds of many people. In the past, I have detailed why the chances of a Windows 10 update being available were much higher this time around, as opposed to the trend-breaking Windows Phone 8 OS.
On November 11, the official Lumia Twitter account has publicly declared all Lumia phones with Windows Phone 8 would get an update next year.
Microsoft will launch the indie puzzle platformer game Kalimba! on December 17 for the Xbox One. The game, from the same team that released the 2013 Xbox One title Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, Press Play, was originally announced under the working title Project Totem.
Buying a new device like a Surface Pro 3 is a significant decision. Not only is it a substantial financial commitment, but there are many other questions that come along with it. Which configuration should you get? What accessories are "must haves" from the start?
Today, we want to answer another question: Is it worth buying the extended Microsoft Complete warranty?
Microsoft appears to be a new company since Satya Nadella came into power. Yesterday, the tech giant had another announcement to make - its .NET framework is going open source. Microsoft will allow the free code to run not only on Windows-based computers, but also systems powered by Linux or Mac OS. The company has been making some radical changes, and those interested will soon have access to .NET code that will run on multiple platforms.
Austrian Airlines has made the choice to ditch their paper flight manuals with Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, a couple of months after the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the use of the Windows 8.1 tablet as a Electronic Flight Bag replacement.
E FUN, a budget PC maker that has already launched a 10.1 inch Windows 8.1 tablet with detachable keyboard for $179, has just announced plans to sell a new 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet for just $99 as part of Walmart's Black Friday sales plans on Friday, November 28.
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