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.
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India’s leading eCommerce store, Flipkart launched their official Windows Phone app last month. The app features a very nice user interface and easy navigation through different departments to find products.
The app has been updated to v1.1.00 yesterday and adds a host of new features in addition to some neat user experience improvements. That’s pretty good for an app that’s only a few weeks old.
Gameloft, the popular games developer with numerous titles under its belt, has released a new app for Windows Phone. Game Hub enables consumers to quickly access top games, as well as check out what's available on the Windows Phone Store. Think of it as the hub to all your favorite Gameloft titles. We're seeing an early version, but there's potential to offer some real value to consumers.
Vector is Mobile Nations technology news and analysis show featuring the biggest stories, the hottest trends, and the most interesting guests in the industry. On this week's show, Ben Bajarin of Techpinions talks with Rene about mergers, including the just-completed Microsoft and Nokia, the ongoing Comcast and Time Warner Cable, the just announced AT&T and DirectTV, and the rumored YouTube and Twitch and Apple and Beats deals.
This morning the BBC has announced its plans for domestic coverage of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and it's good news for mobile watchers. Via the BBC iPlayer app for smartphones, tablets and Smart TVs as well as on the web via the BBC Sport site, you'll be able to watch live and on-demand coverage of every minute of action from the games.
We're here live in New York City for Microsoft's big Surface announcement. Microsoft is expected to announce some new members to the Surface family, including a Surface Mini and a larger, more robust Surface Pro 3. Will they have more? Will they have less? There's only one way to find out and that's by tuning into our live coverage of the event.
Doors open at 10 AM ET and the announcement will begin at 11 AM ET (15:00 GMT). Need to know your specific time? Head here for a full listing of your time zones.
Head past the break for our live blog, chat room and even the embed of the video (if not, you can watch it at Microsoft's News site here).
Microsoft has hired the help of David Mitchell for the company's latest Windows Phone adverts to be aired in the UK. You may be familiar with the name and/or voice as Mitchell is better known for the Peep Show (on Channel 4) and has event been part of the Mac vs PC adverts from Apple.
Now, Mitchell is selling Lumia Windows Phones with wireless charging as the first topic, promoted in the above cartoon.
The gameplay is based on the popular iOS Assassin’s Creed Pirates (ACP) game and allows you to step into the shoes of Alonzo Batilla, a young captain, racing his ship through the Caribbean seas, evading mines and other hurdles, amidst searching for treasure.
Qualcomm has announced that it will start mass production of its eight-core SoC, the Snapdragon 615, soon. At an event held in Shenzhen, China, Qualcomm revealed that the Snapdragon 810/808 would also be available before the end of 2014.
The Chinese government released a statement today in which it declared that it will not be using Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system on any government computers. China's Central Government Procurement Center issued the ban, citing the usage of energy-saving products.
Nokia has worked wonders with the Windows Phone operating system to launch a variety of cheap hardware. The Lumia 630 is the latest smartphone from the manufacturer, which was announced today to launch in the UK on May 29th for £89.95. Sporting Windows Phone 8.1 out the box, consumers are able to enjoy a snappy experience with many features on an affordable product.
In Bombcats Special Edition for Windows Phone, you play as exploding cats that rescue kittens. It doesn’t make a lot of sense, but this puzzle game is fun and cute. There are nearly 200 levels, so you may be spending a lot of time with it.
Head past the break to watch our gameplay video on a Nokia Lumia Icon.
Tomorrow is a big day for small things. We’re all expecting Microsoft and the Surface team to finally announce a tablet to take on Apple’s iPad Mini and the Google Nexus 7. We’ve long heard about rumors of a Surface ‘Mini’, but tomorrow we’ll most likely finally get an announcement from Microsoft at a private press event in NYC. It’s not all Surface Mini though, we’ve heard rumors that the Surface Pro 3 will make a debut there as well. Details on what we know so far and when to tune in to catch our live blog.
Copy This is a handy Windows Phone 8 app that allows you to copy speech-to-text directly to your Windows Phone clipboard. Play This was updated to version 2.0.3 to work with the new speech APIs in Windows Phone 8.1.
This will allow you to press and hold the search button, say "Copy this…" and whatever you want copied and Cortana will add it to your Windows Phone clipboard.
Living in France or Germany? Then you’re going to be pretty excited to get the latest and greatest Windows Phone – the Lumia 930. The device is now available for pre-order on Amazon for customers in France and Germany. The Lumia 930 is notable for being the first high-end device to ship with Windows Phone 8.1.
There's a new batch of charts from AdDuplex, and they show that Microsoft has overtaken HP to be the top manufacturer of Windows 8 and Windows RT devices. AdDuplex's data comes from integration into nearly 800 apps in the Windows Store, and it shows that Microsoft's Surface tablets are by far and away the leading devices accessing the Windows Store (which AdDuplex notes "it's safe to assume that these apps are used more on the tablets"), with the first generation Microsoft Surface RT taking the lead.
Anybody remember Doodle God, the alchemy simulator/puzzle game? The gameplay involved combining pairs of random ingredients in order to try to create new things. A sound enough idea in theory, but it boiled down to endless trial and error (or following a guide) and very little fun. If not for the easy Achievements and pretty good sense of humor, I’d never have finished it.
Somebody out there must feel differently though, because the Doodle series continues to multiply. Developer JoyBits has just released a new sequel/spin-off called Doodle Creatures on Windows Phone and Windows 8. On top of that, JoyBits is branching out into the hidden object genre with Around the World: Hidden Objects (just for Windows Phone). Now that’s a genre much closer to this gamer’s heart. Head past the break for descriptions and Store links!
So, you're wondering if your Verizon device works with that shiny new XLTE network that just went live in your area? Well, here's a list of Windows Phone devices that can currently take advantage of the added speed from AWS spectrum. Of course as new phones and tablets come out, we can expect that they'll support Verizon's XLTE network.
Windows Phone 8.1 brought numerous new enhancements to the table, enabling consumers to take full advantage of Cortana (depending on region settings), a Notification Center and more, but there's more to come if you own a Lumia smartphone. Nokia will be rolling out a forthcoming firmware update, titled Lumia Cyan.
One of the improvements in Cyan, according to an image published over on Reddit, will be the addition of a brightness slider, perfect for those power users who require more settings to configure and reach a perfect Windows Phone experience.
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Designed to be ultra-compact, this charger is convenient to carry with you while traveling. The coiled-style cable makes it easy to store in your vehicle without having unnessary bulk laying around. Great for any Micro-USB device!