While many of us expected that we would be seeing a Surface Mini at yesterday's "small" event from Microsoft, we didn't get that — but that's not to say that there isn't a Surface Mini in Microsoft's research and development labs somewhere. In fact, there was very much one, but Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and former Nokia CEO and now Microsoft EVP of Devices & Services Stephen Elop made the decision to push back a possible release of the smaller Surface tablet. Their reasoning? It wasn't unique enough.
Yesterday it came out that the Chinese government had – for some slightly peculiar sounding reasons – decideed to ban the use of Windows 8 on its computer systems. In a statement to The Verge, Microsoft stated it was "surprised" by the move and has confirmed that it will continue to sell Windows 7 to them instead:
Netflix is about to spread its wings and fly to several new European countries as part of a sizeable expansion plan later this year. Without being too specific on when, the streaming video service announced that Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Luxembourg are the lucky six.
We love when a zombie app rises from the dead. Today we’ve got the official Realtor.com app for Windows Phone doing just that. Zombie app? It’s a word we just made up for apps that haven’t been updated in years, but then out of nowhere get a big update. That’s what happened with Realtor.com for Windows Phone. Let’s check it out!
Fun fact: Most of us here at Windows Phone Central really, really love photography. The lot of us are big fans of taking photons and turning them into photos. We won’t lie, from time to time we get jealous of the polished and varied photography apps our iOS friends have. That’s changing every week as Windows Phone grows. Today we got a new photography app that we’re liking it a lot so far. Community, meet Black for Windows Phone.
Attention all Windows Phone fans! We've just passed the 1 million post marker on the Windows Phone Central community forum! The forum is the backend of the overall website experience, just like other Mobile Nations technology blogs. Not only do they provide a centralized location for folk with similar interests to band together and engage in conversations, but also receive support, share tips and more.
You’ve seen our hands-on video of the Surface Pro 3 and you’ve seen Microsoft’s promo video, but you still can’t get enough. Which is why we’re giving you some high resolution photos of the Surface Pro 3. Together we can ogle over this sexy piece of tech. Check the rest of the post after the break for some images of this beautiful machine.
ING Vysya Bank is a premier private sector bank, the seventh largest in India, with over two million customers across its 547 branches. The multinational bank based in Bangalore was formed by the purchase of an equity stake in Vysya Bank by the Dutch ING Group in 2002.
While Windows Phone users in India have been clamoring for apps from ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, and Citibank, ING Vysya trumped the other players launching their official Windows Phone app.
Want the Surface Pro 3? You probably do and that’s totally normal, we all want a piece of that tech. Tonight you’ll be able to pre-order the Surface Pro 3 from the Microsoft Store website and starting tomorrow you’ll be able to pre-order in physical retail stores. Details, pricing and more after the break.
While Microsoft may be dominating the Windows news today with the announcement of the Surface Pro 3 hardware, partner Adobe is also targeting creative professionals of the slate with an updated Photoshop experience that brings a better touch experience to the slate. Given the capabilities of the Surface Pro 3 such as an Intel Core i7 processor, an accurate pen for drawing and writing, and a capacious 12-inch display, the Surface Pro 3 may serve as a great Photoshop tool for users who need to draw and manipulate photos and images.
We're here live in New York City at Microsoft's private press event. Today they've announced the Surface Pro 3, which is a brand new model in the Surface family of tablets. Microsoft ups the ante by increasing the screen size to 12-inches with 2160 x 1440 resolution. Here's our hands-on with the Surface Pro 3.
You probably won’t be using your new Surface Pro 3 for any serious picture taking, but may want to take advantage of the two cameras. Which is why Daniel and Mark just nabbed some camera samples from a Surface Pro 3 at the press event in NYC. Check out the rear and front-facing camera after the break.
Just in case you missed it, Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 3 this morning at a press event that was broadcast live. If you missed the live broadcast, the on-demand webcast is now available for viewing at your leisure.
The hour-long presentation covers the new features and design of the Surface Pro 3. Panos Panay, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President for Surface Computing, did a really nice job walking everyone through the concept Microsoft was working towards and the changes brought about with the latest Surface Pro model.
Microsoft just announced the Surface Pro 3 at a press event in New York City. The new model features a 12-inch display, which is up from the 10.6-inch display found in the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2. As such, Microsoft also announced a new Type Cover to go with the Surface Pro 3. Now those Type Covers aren’t cheap and we know a lot of you are wondering if your ‘old’ Type Covers will work with the Surface Pro 3.
Wellograph watches are a new line of premium fitness watches that features a heart rate monitor, activity tracker, pedometer as well as the date and time. The wearable device is due to ship sometime in June with an official app being available for Windows Phone 8.1.
The Windows Phone app will have Live Tile support to allow users to see data such as total steps and exercise scores on the Start Screen. The app itself will reflect your activity synchronized over Bluetooth from the Wellograph watch and offer expanded analysis.
The Surface Pro 3 is finally official. Microsoft announced the new tablet earlier this morning at a private press event in New York City. During the announcement, Microsoft shared a handful of specs for the Surface Pro 3, like the killer resolution. But now we have the full spec list for what you get in this crazy machine.
Are you a massive fan of the new Surface Pro 3? Want to have somewhere new to discuss everything to do with the tablet from Microsoft? We've answered said calls with a brand new Surface Pro 3 forum over on the Windows Phone Central community. It's now easier than ever to join in discussions with other members about the new product (as well as everything else under the Windows umbrella).
Ever since Steve Ballmer stepped down to make room for Satya Nadella as the new CEO of Microsoft, the company has been loudly talking about its mobile first, cloud first strategy and the Internet of Things (IoT).
I think this change in how Microsoft talks about itself makes sense. After all, the desktop and notebook markets are not growth businesses anymore, and Microsoft is actually shrinking here as Windows loses market share to Apple and now Chrome OS. Google is making great strides pushing into the enterprise with Chromebooks and Chrome OS desktop boxes. I think the days of Microsoft dominating the desktop computer space are numbered.
Microsoft has just announced the Surface Pro 3. Not only is it thinner and lighter than the Surface Pro 2, but it’s more powerful and has better battery life. Microsoft has also drastically improved pen support with the new Surface Pro 3. The union between OneNote and the pen has never been stronger.
Microsoft today announced the Surface Pro 3, a new Windows tablet with startling upgrades on its predecessors, at the company's event in New York City. We're interested as to whether or not there's interest in such a powerful machine, which is targeting not only tablet owners, but laptop consumers too. Whether it's the high resolution display or the new pen, there's a lot to like about the new tablet.
Microsoft today unveiled the new Surface Pro 3, the latest Windows 8 tablet from the tech giant. Microsoft today presented the new hardware at its New York event and released a video to show off next-gen computing in a smaller, thinner and more comfortable form factor.
The Surface Pro 3 is real. Microsoft has just announced the new tablet/ultrabook at a private press event in New York City. The Surface Pro 3 is a new model in the Surface family that introduces a handful of firsts. Info after the break.
Yesterday we reviewed Magic Realms, a free to play collectible card game for Windows Phone. The game impressed me with its fast and simple battle system, social features and player-versus-player battles, cloud saves, and a truly vast array of beautiful cards to collect and battle. I did wish for a few improvements such as a faster energy recharge rate and smoother campaign difficulty, though.
It looks like our review was well-timed, because today Magic Realms received an update. This update shrinks the file-size down by a hefty margin; it was a 62 MB game but now takes up only 48 MB. And of course it fixes a few bugs. But the update introduces a few new problems, and does nothing to solve the issue some users have with being unable to launch the game. Head past the break for full details.