The Microsoft Band 2 is now available from another US retailer. Pre-orders for the wearable have now gone live on Amazon for the price of $249.99. All three sizes (Small, Medium and Large) are shown as currently available.
CSI, as a TV show, was recently canceled after over a decade on the air, but that isn't stopping Gameloft from launching CSI: Slots for Windows and Windows Phone. The game gives its players a chance to solve crimes while also playing slot games (hey, the TV show was based in Las Vegas).
Hopit is a simple, yet challenging Windows Phone game where you guide a colored circle up an endless path. You avoid the various dangers by jumping the circle between the lanes of the path or by changing the circles color to allow it to pass safely across some of the barriers.
Game controls are friendly for one-handed play and the pace of the game can be challenging. Available for low-memory Windows Phones and Windows 10 devices, Hopit is a fun gaming option when you have a few minutes to pass. It is also toady's AdDuplex HERO App.
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If you're still outside the preview, I've put together a video to show how she works on the new dashboard, although I thoroughly expect she'll work a little differently when she ships to testers properly.
Microsoft drew ire for having two different applications to control system settings, but it now looks like the software maker will continue its plans to retire the Control Panel, offering Settings as the default application for changing settings in future Windows 10 builds.
Following a slew of conflicting reports, and one notably heated response from T-Mobile CEO John Legere, Microsoft has issued a statement saying that the limited carrier availability of the new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL is indeed part of its "short-term strategy" for the smartphone duo's launch.
Microsoft's NYC event was a hit and probably even the best device event of the year. Although Surface and Lumia held the spotlight, there were a few smaller announcements that deserve a little bit of attention as well. Let's take a look!
The Lumia 950 XL has the best camera Microsoft has ever created. That's what Juha Alakarhu tells us. He's responsible for imaging technology development in Phones at Microsoft. We spoke with him during the launch in New York City and he explained (and showed) the reasons behind the bold statement. Check out the 10-minute video!
This week fans of Microsoft and Windows 10 had lots of new devices to drool over. Between Microsoft's massive event on Tuesday and Dell's release of the new XPS 15 with Infinity display, the one thing that is hurting is people's wallets. There is more to come from Lenovo and Acer this month too, so we're not done yet.
One question I see many users asking is which laptop should you get: Dell XPS 15 or the Microsoft Surface Book?
The question is some ways self-answering as I don't see these two devices necessarily in the same class. For once, the Surface Book "only" has a 13.5-inch display while the XPS 15 comes in at 15.6-inches. Those two inches matter a lot and if you want something big then XPS 15 – which now starts at $999 – is an easier choice.
While we have seen other banks and credit unions depart the Windows Phone platform in the past year, some others have released their own apps. One of them is BECU, a Washington state-based credit union, which recently launched its official app in the Windows Phone Store.
Netflix will soon raise the price of its most popular streaming option by $1 per month. Currently $8.99, Netflix's option that allows you to watch two screens at a time with HD quality will soon cost $9.99 for new members.
Microsoft had a spectacular demo of its HoloLens augmented reality headset during its press event earlier this week, and now it wants to show developers how they can make apps for HoloLens. The company will be offering a series of developer demo events across the US starting next week and running throughout October and November.
It has been an exciting week for Windows fans, as Microsoft unveiled one of the best hardware lineups in the company's history. During the Windows 10 devices event in New York City, Microsoft surprised everyone with the Surface Book, and as expected the company announced the Surface Pro 4 and Microsoft Band 2. However, one of the most important highlights of the event was the announcement of the new Lumia phones.