Microsoft and Autodesk will be working together to help develop software for Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality technology. Autodesk's solution is called Autodesk Fusion 360, and it will be created as a way to help product designers and engineers create better devices.
The keyboard could be the most frequently used tool on our phones. We use it to write emails, notes, send messages, tweet, search the web, and more. Whether you're already a pro at typing or just getting familiar with your new Windows 10 Mobile device like the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, there are definitely some tips and tricks that will make you type faster. We'll show you 11 ways that might help.
If you're serious about gaming on PC, you'll want a gaming mouse and keyboard. But those are only two parts of the equation; that mouse still needs a mat. You could make do with any old mousepad, but a good gaming mouse surface will improve the experience even more. They actually come in quite a variety of sizes and materials, though, so choosing the perfect one can be daunting.
Corsair Gaming offers a variety of gaming mouse surfaces. Their top model is the Corsair MM600 Double-Sided Gaming Mouse Mat. A hard aluminum mouse mat with two distinctly textured sides, the MM600 is one of the most versatile mouse surfaces I've used. Does the extra side make for a better mouse mat, though? Read our full review with video to find out!
Microsoft is apparently cutting more of its team members, as a new report says that it has laid off 60 workers in Israel that helped to develop it's HoloLens augmented reality technology. 30 of the team members were contracted workers and were laid off immediately while the other 30 permanent workers have been given a month to find other jobs inside Microsoft.
Need to find the perfect gift for the gamer in your life? This helpful guide should point you in all the right directions.
Gaming is no longer the TV-tethered experience that it once was. Now mobile gaming and the latest gen consoles rock amazing technology and high-end graphics to enjoy whether you're a part-time gamer or an adventure addict. This year there are plenty of exciting gaming gifts worth checking out for that special someone, so go ahead and dive right in to see what's hot this holiday season. If you're interested in checking out some of our top picks that expand beyond the world of Windows, check out our extensive 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.
Microsoft has just announced a new businesses service that it hopes will make it easier for companies to create their own mobile and web-based apps. It's called PowerApps and it has officially launched in a preview version.
The country of Japan is getting yet another Windows 10 Mobile smartphone, but this one is a bit different in terms of its back case design. Pre-orders have begun for the previously revealed NuAns NEO phone, which allows owners to switch out different designs for both the upper and lower half, with a total of 64 possible combinations..
During the course of a month, we look at a lot of apps and games from the Windows Phone and Windows 10 Store. Through reviews, the AdDuplex HERO App posts, the myAppFree deals and other posts Windows Central covers a heaping handful of apps and game.
For today's roundup, I'm pulling together a handful of apps and games that stood out from the compilation of titles we have covered over the month. There is no rhyme or reason to this list beyond the fact that I found these Windows Phone and Windows 10 titles to be entertaining, useful and would easily recommend them.
If you have tried any of these titles, let us know in the comments below if you agree or why you disagree.
Microsoft has kicked off the company's Cyber Monday deals, saving you up to $150 on a new Surface 3 and knocking 50% off some Xbox One titles. Whether you're on the hunt for a new laptop or are looking to invest in an Xbox One bundle, there are a bunch of deals that are worth checking out on the official Microsoft Store.
The Linx 10-inch Windows 10-powered tablet is now available on eBay UK for just £119. This special Cyber Monday price is by Laptop Outlet, who have managed to ship 120 units in just one hour. It's a solid price for a capable machine, which provides you with a full Windows experience powered by Intel.
Amazon India has launched a buyback scheme for the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, through which the retailer is offering gift cards worth ₹3,000 ($45) to customers trading in their handsets for the latest Lumias. There's a caveat, however, as the offer is only eligible on devices sold through ReGlobe. The offer is valid from November 30 to December 31, and is honored on all purchases made through Cloudtail, Microsoft's authorized seller on Amazon.
UK mobile operator Vodafone will be adding 28 new destinations to the company's WorldTraveller on December 1. This move will enable subscribers to travel abroad to even more markets and enjoy their contracted allowances without incurring massive charges when returning home. The actual service requires you to pay £5 for a full day's use, but you'll be saving in the long run.
A cancelled Microsoft tablet has been shown off in some newly released renders. The Mercury would have been a colorful addition to the company's family of products. While the product itself looks rather sleek there's no word on what specifications we could have enjoyed.
Black Friday is over, but that just means its now time for Cyber Monday. The deals don't stop coming and if you're still looking for an Xbox One head on over to Amazon UK where there's a few worth noticing.
Top of the list would be the Rare Replay and Ori bundle on a 500GB console for just £223.99. But that's not all there is.
The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are here! Microsoft has officially launched its latest flagship Lumia devices in India.
The bigger variant of the two, the Lumia 950 XL, is priced at ₹49,399 ($740), and packs in a 5.7-inch quad HD display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC. The smaller variant, the Lumia 950, is priced at ₹43,699 ($654), and packs in a 5.2-inch display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC.
Lumia 950 XL Specifications
|Category||Lumia 950 XL|
|Display||5.7 inches (1440x2560)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810|
|Primary Camera||20MP f/1.9 with Triple LED flash | Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)|
|Storage||32GB, expandable up to 2TB with a microSD card|
|Charging||Qi wireless, USB Type-C, Quick Charge|
|Dimensions||8.1 x 151.9 x 78.4 mm|
There's a lot going on in the world of Windows Phone. So much, in fact, that it is sometimes tough to catch every important story.
Device rumors come and go. New apps join the Windows Phone Store, and your favorite app can get a big update with a new look or new features.
Therefore, every week we will compile a list of the Windows Phone news that you just shouldn't miss. Welcome to the "Windows Phone Weekly Digest."
Welcome to our weekly ICYMI for Xbox news!
This week we're looking at Red Dead Redemption 2 rumors, the "indiepocalypse", backwards compatibility updates, Quantum Break tweets, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare's Xbox frame rate and more!
We're also giving away a copy of Star Wars Battlefront to one lucky commenter! Simply leave a reply and join the discussion for a chance to win.
We'll still be posting major Xbox announcements in the main feed. However, I'll be collecting some of the more nuanced news, rumors and talking points into one handy post every weekend. You can also rely on this weekly column to keep up to date with all the latest game releases too.
So without further ado, here's the latest edition of This Week in Xbox One News.
Thanksgiving for gadgets.
You might still be sleeping off the turkey and potatoes, or perhaps getting started on working them off, but that doesn't mean the tech news stopped.
In the we past we saw the expansion of Samsung Pay to more cards and we got our hands around the new OnePlus X and the bigger Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. And we're starting to come to terms with the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.
Oh, and Black Friday may be in the past, but the sales are still going!
Not long ago, we reviewed the Nyko Type Pad – a keyboard accessory that connects to Xbox One controllers. Although the Type Pad offers a superior experience compared to simply using a controller for text entry, it suffers from a number of design flaws and issues. It's a hard product to recommend, especially now that Microsoft's official Chatpad is here.
The Chatpad is a tiny keyboard that plugs into standard or Elite Xbox One controllers, allowing you to input text directly from the controller on Xbox One or Windows 10. It also functions as a Stereo Headset Adapter and even comes with an Xbox One headset. If you do a lot of typing in Xbox One games or apps, this is one accessory you'll definitely want to consider. Find out more in our detailed review with video!
Things are different now. The smartphone war is raging on but Microsoft, for the next year or more, is no longer in the thick of it.
Sure Redmond is still making smartphones. And yes their mobile OS will be continually improved and utilized on first-party and partner OEM hardware. And let's not forget Redmond's cross-platform app deluge. Yes, Microsoft is everywhere.
However, despite these commitments, Microsoft is no longer pitting its mobile phone efforts head-to-head against its rivals. Microsoft has strategically withdrawn from the mass market and is no longer targeting general smartphone consumers with its devices. Given that for the past five years, general consumers have by-passed Microsoft's mobile offerings a more refined approach toward a clearly defined audience was determined to be appropriate.