Creating a dual-boot system will let you safely test Windows 10 Technical Preview using the full power of your PC's hardware alongside Windows 8.1. In Windows 10, Microsoft is doing something differently as it's letting customers download and install versions of the operating system early on, so users get a sneak peek of what is to come. But also it helps Microsoft to get more feedbacks and design an operating system that people will actually like.

However, because the operating system remains an unfinished product, it has numbers of bugs, and there are many features that don't work. As such it's not recommended to use it as your primary operating system.


Geocaching is a popular outdoor activity where a GPS is used to hide and seek containers or geocaches that often contain small trinkets and log to document the find. Geocaching Pro is a Windows Phone app that is a mobile client for three popular geocaching websites and is designed to help you with your treasure hunting adventures.

Geocaching Pro is also this week's myAppFree deal of the week. The Windows Phone app normally runs $2.99 (with a trial) but for the next twenty-four hours you can pick up Geocaching Pro free.


The developers behind Subway Surfers, Kiloo, have released their favorite game Smash Champs to Windows Phone. The game arrived on iOS and Android last October, putting Windows Phone a few months behind the free title. However, today's release is the latest version of the game, matching those other platforms.

Available for Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1, the 48 MB game is available for 512 MB devices as well.


It's time to get mathematical, folks! Adventure Time is coming to the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC with a new game this November. Cartoon Network and publisher Little Orbit announced today that players will get a chance to check out the land of Ooo in "Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations" when it releases to all three platforms later this year.


Kenu Airframe Plus is a great car mount for phablets

Phones have been getting bigger, so don't be surprised when you stumble upon older universal accessories that don't fit recent phablets. Probably one of the most common accessories is the car mount. You use it to keep your smartphone in sight and ready for GPS directions, streaming music, or hands-free calls inside the car. If you're looking to get one for your phablet like the Lumia 1520, Lumia 1320, or the new Lumia 640 XL, you should consider the Kenu Airframe Plus. Check out our hands-on video to see it in action.


Microsoft is apparently ramping up development of new games for both its Xbox and its upcoming Microsoft HoloLens devices. Today, it was revealed that John Needham, who previously headed up Microsoft's Lionhead Studios in the UK, has relocated to the company's Redmond, Washington headquarters to oversee development of new games for the Xbox and HoloLens.


Apple and Samsung aren't the only companies making a thin, good looking Core M Ultrabook. Asus has one of its own, the Zenbook UX305.

Using the Intel Core M chip gives laptop makers some added freedom to design incredibly thin, light, quiet Ultrabooks. There are compromises in other areas, but what Asus has come up with, on the face of it at least, is something that promises a premium experience without the hefty price.

There's a lot to like about the Zenbook UX305. A lot.


Twitter has announced some changes in its policies, along with some revised enforcement options, designed to combat the abusive users of its social network. The changes include expanding the definitions of Twitter's violent threats policy, along with more options for the company's service team to lock out accounts.


File this one under wishful thinking, but Elephone is evidently working on a new flagship device. The alleged phone vaunts a QuadHD (2560 x 1440) display, 4GB of RAM and a 20.7-megapixel camera (Sony's IMX230 sensor). Powered by an Intel processor and boasting a fingerprint scanner, the phone runs Windows 10 for mobile.

A version with Android 5.0 Lolipop was also shown, although it is not clear if these are two separate versions of the phone or a more unlikely dual-boot scenario.


Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 10 OS brings many new changes in terms of architecture and design. One of those updates is in regards to MDL2 also known as Microsoft Design Language 2.0. This term refers to the change in controls, fonts, and iconography found in the desktop and mobile versions of Windows 10.

Martin Anderson, who's interested in general technology and Microsoft's platforms, has cobbled together a neat image graphic (original size). It compares and contrasts the design language found in Windows and Windows Phone 8.1 to the new framework found in Windows 10 for mobile and desktop.

The template explicitly compares controls e.g. switches, toggles, pickers, dialog windows and gives a visual overview of how the design language has evolved.