By default, entering a search on the Internet Explorer navigation bar on the Surface Pro 3 gives you Bing results. What if you want to use a different search provider? For example, maybe you want Yahoo search results, instead. Or Google. We'll show you in our quick how-to video.
Although the Microsoft Band is a rather tricky device to track down – even in the US – we all know someday, it is likely to get a wide-release. In the meantime, you may want to keep abreast of this thread in our fantastic Microsoft Band forums: Band Wallpapers!
The Microsoft Band does not officially support adding external wallpapers to the activity tracker, but a clever third-party app called Pimp My Band lets you do it anyway (Store link below). You can add photos, graphics, or whatever you want. However, not all images are created equal, and some look better than others.
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town — see, it's right here on my Lumia. Christmas is just around the corner, and with the free NORAD Tracks Santa app for Windows and Windows Phone, you too can track St. Nick's progress around the planet as he delivers 25 million tons of presents to 2.2 billion children in the course of one night.
Microsoft won't launch the next major update for its Windows 10 Technical Preview until sometime in early 2015, but the company is now tempting PC users who have either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 with a special tool that will get their computer prepared for the next Windows 10 launch via an automatic update.
Uber for Windows Phone has received a tiny update today. Enhancements have been made both to location search and the general app performance. The app is now at version 126.96.36.199 with the following changelog:
It's Tuesday, Xbox fans and you guys know what that means! We have a new batch of games on sale for the Deals of the Week. And if you haven't got yourself a holiday gift yet Microsoft made sure this batch was extra special. We've got new deals for everyone, deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and a new addition to the daily countdown to 2015 sale. Read on to see what special deals you can nab for your Xbox One right now.
Made of highly durable material that feels great when gripped, this sleek looking skin features anti-slip properties that give your Nokia Lumia 920 more grip on all types of surfaces. Plus, this case has a special anti-dust coating and cut-outs for all of your device's features. Get yours today and save 75%
Google and Microsoft are joining a wireless industry lobbying group in a bid to oppose a recent hotel industry petition, which seeks the FCC's permission to block personal Wi-Fi networks set up in hotel rooms by customers. The two giant companies may not see eye to eye each day, but they have banded together on topics to represent and protect consumers – this being one of them.
Microsoft has launched multiple sales as we wrap up the year 2014, but the company isn't quite finished before the festive holiday arrives. Microsoft's online store is offering up to 50% off on select products in a year-end sale, which includes PCs, Surfaces, Xbox, and more. Here are some of the Signature Edition PC deals available:
Beach Buggy Racing, which landed on both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone just last month, has nabbed a pretty decent update today. Coming along for the ride are some new tracks and gameplay modes, along with support for several new languages.
Need a little more world-collapsing plague simulation in your life? Ndemic Creations, the developers behind the popular Android and iOS hit Plague Inc., recently informed us that they have started accepting beta applications for the game on Windows Phone.
Facebook Beta for Windows Phone has received another update for the month of December. You'll remember that earlier this month the app was updated with a new 'Top Stories' News Feed, a move initiated by Facebook that a lot of you weren't too happy about. Today's update to the app addresses a number of issues related to the News Feed.
Well isn't this nice. Microsoft is giving us all a digital fireplace to curl up next to this holiday season through the Bing homepage. It flickers just like the real thing. It's super easy to enable, too. Head on into the lower right hand corner of the page and look for the little circle icon. Click that and you'll find the fireplace symbol. Then grab a good book and a hot beverage.
If you have been hearing about all these highly acclaimed Telltale Games made for the Xbox One, but have yet to jump in and play their episodic titles, you can do so immediately with the just launched Telltale Games Collection, which will eventually contain the content of five games from Telltale for the price of $109.99.
As part of Microsoft Mobile's current #MakeItHappen marketing campaign, a new video showcases the work of digital artist Phil Galloway who creates impressive illustrations with his Surface Pro 3 and his Lumia 930.
We are continuing on with our 12 Days of Hidden Gems series this week. So far we have checked out fitness accessories that work well with Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, the connected home, and some great travel apps. You can catch up on all of the articles to date on our Hidden Gems page.
Day 6 brings us to something for those of you who love adventure. We're focusing on the Garmin VIRB Elite camera, the perfect companion for all the bungee jumping, snowboarding, motorcycle racing, or other exhilarating activities you love to do.