LINE, the popular messaging service from Japan, has announced the release of a Windows Phone version of B612, the popular camera app made especially for selfies and already available for Android and iOS.
EA Sports won't release NHL 16, the next game in its pro hockey series, until September 15. However, a major part of that game, the EA Sports Hockey League, can be tried out now in beta form if you are a member of the EA Access subscription service on the Xbox One console.
People who play games that support Xbox Live Achievements can now unlock over 100,000 of them. That's how many of these virtual goals have been put into the games made by Microsoft and its third party partners across all of its platforms.
With Windows 10 out for the masses this week we decided to focus a little more on Windows Hello. Although I covered it in my review, Windows Hello is so unique and interesting we know you want to see it in action.
Windows Hello is Microsoft's new biometric authentication system for Windows 10 for logging into the OS. You can also use it for Store purchases. Coming soon, Windows Hello will work with Passport. Passport is a secure system to "access a growing set of websites and services across a range of industries – favorite commerce sites, email and social networking services, financial institutions, business networks and more."
With the ever-growing number of apps and games in the Windows Store, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with what's out there.
For that reason, every Friday we showcase some apps that have piqued our interest. They may have been in the news recently, they may be new to the Windows Store, or they could simply be old apps that we just stumbled upon. With the official release this week of the Windows 10 upgrade, we're also changing the name of this column!
These are the 5 Intriguing Apps of the Week.
One of the most public faces on the Windows 10 team, Gabriel Aul, has just received a promotion from Microsoft. Aul, whose previous title was the General Manager of the Data and Fundamentals team for the company's old Operating System Group, is now the vice-president of Engineering Systems for the new Windows and Devices group.
Microsoft has taken some heat in both the tech and mainstream media over the version of the Microsoft Solitaire Collection game that's bundled with Windows 10. We reached out to Microsoft to get a feel on its view after seeing the reactions.
Danny Oran, who holds the patent on the original Start menu and taskbar design for Windows 95, stated in a new interview that he has mixed feelings about a version of his creation being used once again in Microsoft's Windows 10. He stated, "In some ways, it's a little disappointing the same stuff is in there,"
Now we're a couple of days out from the Windows 10 upgrade hitting millions of people around the world, it's time to start putting it to work. For those of you with a sub 10.5-inch Windows 10 tablet, one thing you should definitely check out is the free Office Mobile apps for Windows 10.
If you are having trouble syncing your Apple device — don't worry, we don't judge — after the Windows 10 update, don't worry. With just a few clicks you will be back up and running, and able to sync your device with your computer again. It appears as though the Windows 10 update is marking the iTunes folder as Read Only, meaning that your computer won't allow it to sync with the device you have plugged in.
PC gaming heavy-weight, Blizzard Entertainment, has outlined its plans for Gamescom 2015.
Blizzard typically brings a solid offering to the annual Gamescom convention, but this year it's joining the likes of EA and Xbox to deliver a live press conference. The press conference will be next week on Thursday, August 6 at 9:00 a.m. PDT, during which they'll announce the 6th expansion for World of Warcraft.
EE has announced a new Euro Pass for customers who wish to take advantage of unlimited calls, texts and data allowances abroad. From just £3 a day, you'll be able to call and text all your friends while lying on the beach, accompanied by up to 100MB of 4G per day. This new add-on is available in 39 European destinations.
Indie superheroes Team 17 just announced Worms WMD for Xbox One and PC.
The latest Worms entry will be fully unveiled next week at Gamescom 2015, and boasts a ton of fresh features for the veteran game franchise.
Face it. There are heaps of word games available in the Windows Phone and Windows Store. Some can be fantastic ways to pass the time while others struggle to be get off the ground. Word Drop Deluxe is a relatively new offering that hopes to fit into the fantastic way to pass the time category.
The game, available for both Windows Phone and Windows, is a small collection of word search styled games. The four games are laid out in Boggle style where you are challenged to create as many words as possible with each game having a different twist. Some may find the game a little on the vanilla side at first glance, but after spending a little time with Word Drop Deluxe the game comes across as a fun word game worth trying.
Windows 10 is finally here, and now users will get the chance to try every new feature and enhancement the new operating system has to offer. One of these new features is Microsoft Edge, which is Microsoft's brand new next default web browser.
Microsoft has scored a victory against Google in the courts. Redmond won an appeals court ruling that could lower the rates numerous electronics makers pay to license technology for smartphones and personal computers. The appeals court in San Francisco upheld a $14.5 million jury verdict against Google for unfairly demanding excess amounts from Microsoft for patents covering Wi-Fi and video downloads.
Continuum is Microsoft's fancy new way of switching between tablet and desktop mode in Windows 10 as and when the need arises, but what if you want to play around with tablet mode on your desktop PC? Well, no worries, as is often the case there's a manual way to do it so long as you know where to look.
Here's where to find it.
One of the prominent new features in the task bar in Windows 10 is the Cortana search box to the right of the Start button. It's a really great tool to have close at hand, but, it does also use up quite a bit of real estate. So, it's understandable you might want to make it go away – especially if you can't use Cortana right now.
Fortunately, that's really simple.
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore took time from his presumably busy schedule to share a little more on Continuum for phones. Now that Windows 10 for PC is out the gate the focus for the team at Redmond is on the mobile side of the OS.
For a while now, Microsoft has been saying that Continuum for phones requires new hardware. Despite the demos at Build 2015 and speculation to the contrary only newer, high-end phones can second-screen to an external display. In fact, the only reason I am mentioning this is some people who don't follow every drip and drab of Microsoft news may still have questions. Hopefully, this answers them.
Microsoft took to a blog post this evening to talk a little bit about the first 24 hours of the Windows 10 rollout, noting that the OS is now on 14 million machines, and reiterating some support channels through which users can ask questions about their upgrade if you run into issues.
So, yes, it's here finally. Like in other cities across the world, Windows 10 was officially launched at a big fan event in New Delhi, India.
While Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India kicked off the celebration urging everyone to upgrade to 'Perfect 10', Vineet Durani, Director for Windows at Microsoft India, was high on energy through the day. Durani was talking to media persons, getting photos clicked with Windows Insiders, and presenting a fine demo of some of the new features in Windows 10.
Mozilla has started a war of words with Microsoft over Windows 10. Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox web browser claims that Microsoft has made it harder in Windows 10 to change the default web browser to something else compared to previous versions of the operating system.
Remember ZombiU, the zombie-themed action game from Ubisoft that was a launch title for Nintendo's Wii U console in November 2012? Well, nearly three years later the game is coming back with some revamped graphics for the Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 platforms, along with a slightly different name: Zombi.