The Microsoft Store accidentally listed the Lumia 950 and 950 XL earlier today and we saw a thumbnail image for each of them. After some digging, we noticed that playing with the image source URL resulted in more photos (more like official renders) and in bigger sizes too. If you're not a fan of leaks, stop reading now and close your browser! Read on if you want to see more images of these unannounced Lumias directly from Microsoft.
As Microsoft prepares to make some major hardware announcements on October 6, the company is also making some changes in how it will promote those products. It has now merged its Lumia Conversations website, which offered news on its Lumia smartphones, with its official Surface blog to launch the new Microsoft Devices blog.
Microsoft is launching a preview version of its new OneDrive for Business sync client for Windows. The new version adds a number of new features and improvements for businesses who want to access Microsoft's cloud storage service.
After revealing two upcoming Xbox One bundles for hardcore gamers earlier this week, the newest bundle is one made for the family. Microsoft has announced the Xbox One The Lego Movie Videogame bundle, which is available now on the Microsoft Store site for $349.
New Yorkers won't have to wait much longer to check out the new and massive flagship Microsoft Store in Manhattan. The company has announced that the location at 677 Fifth Avenue will open to the public at noon on Monday, October 26. In addition, the first official Microsoft Store located outside of North America will open in Sydney, Australia on November 12.
There are times that the world of racing games and endless runners collide in the Windows Phone Store and the end result is a fun game to spend a little time with. Aero Drive hopes to be one such game in the Windows Phone Store.
Aero Racer places you in the cockpit of a spaceship where you have to zip across an endless track that is filled with obstacles that you have to navigate around. You will also find coins scattered about that not only influence your score but also can be spent in the gaming store to unlock new ships and power-ups.
Graphics are decent (but could use some pep) and game play challenging. In spending a little time with Aero Racer, while there is room for improvement, the Windows Phone game isn't a bad option to pick up when you are feeling the need for speed.
Microsoft is continually building upon the functionality of its Edge by actively seeking feedback from the community. According to a set of leaked screenshots of Windows 10 build 10551, it looks like two oft-requested features will be making their way to the browser: synchronized bookmarks and the ability to open a new window by clicking on the mouse's scrollwheel.
Microsoft is kicking off its #LumiaFitnessInspiration promotion, which could see a lucky blogger walk (or jog) away with a fitness bundle worth £1,000. All that's required is for you to publish an entry on a blog you own with a photo inspiring others to either get into fitness or continue with their plan to remain fit and healthy.
Lara Croft's next outing is getting quite the publicity. Not least because, initially anyway, it'll be exclusive to the Xbox One. I think it's fair to say that I got drawn too far into the hype. I don't like it when that happens, because you often set yourself up to be let down.
Fortunately that doesn't seem to be the case with Rise of the Tomb Raider. Because it looks like we're in for a treat.
If you like to live on the bleeding edge and you're a Sonos system owner, you might be interested in to hear about the open beta program. Anyone can join, though the usual caveats apply when you're testing out pre-release software. To be clear, this refers to Sonos software, not the app for Windows Phone that we've heard previously is in private testing.
Here we'll show you how to join up using the Windows desktop app on Windows 10.
Secure messaging app Telegram has scored an update today that, while small, brings along a new feature: Channels. The Channels feature acts as a replacement for the Broadcast lists feature, and the Telegram team says it is "better in every way." Here's the official word from the changelog:
- Introducing Channels — a great new way to broadcast your messages to unlimited audiences
The Telegram team goes into more depth in a blog post, stating that Channels allow you to send a message out to a broad audience in one go. Each channel has its own permanent URL and each post has a view counter. New users that are added to a Channel will also be able to check out the entire message history of a channel once they have joined.
To grab the latest update for Telegram Messenger, be sure to hit up the store link below.
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Until Google decides to play nice (or when Hell freezes over), many of us are relying on high-quality third-party solutions for YouTube playback on Windows mobile devices.
Microsoft is issuing another round of updates to some of its core apps for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile this evening. In all, it looks like updates are hitting for Microsoft Photos, Outlook Mail and Calendar, and the Store app.
Overall, the Store app looks to be the only one with any visually apparent changes, with a new security setting for purchases (pictured below).
Other than that, there don't appear to be any big new features to look forward to with the updates, but we have noticed the apps feel more responsive (and yes, faster). It's likely that these updates simply add some spit and polish with bug fixes and performance improvements, but be sure to shout out in the comments below if you notice something we've missed.
If version numbers are your cup of tea, Photos has moved up from version 15.922.11070 to 15.928.18220, while the Store app makes the jump to 2015.9.25.1 from 2015.9.9.2. Finally, for Mail and Calendar we're looking at a move from version 17.6224.42272 to 17.6224.42282 on Mobile and 17.6224.42281 on desktop.
As always, you can check in the Store app on your Windows Phone or Windows 10 machine to grab the latest updates, or simply hit up the links to the Windows Store below.
While Microsoft hasn't been doing well on the phone market, it doesn't mean that the platform isn't any good. Windows phones are great devices with very capable software -- perhaps the platform just need the right push to get more developers and customers actually using the handsets.
Besides announcing some interesting new phones, Android also revealed their forthcoming Pixel C tablet. The Pixel C is not made by any third party OEMs and is instead made in-house by Google. However, the device won't be out until towards the end of the year, and not all the details are out about the hardware.
Needless to say that when you look you are likely seeing another Surface clone. The Pixel C is a 10-inch tablet with an optional keyboard, and that is not where the similarities end. The good news for Microsoft is that the Pixel C seems like a stretch of a device when compared to the Surface 3.
While we still don't have a release date for Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality headset, we are slowly inching closer to availability as the year wears on. As expected, Microsoft is also tidying things up, with the latest bit of news seeing the company granted a design patent for the headset.
As spotted by Patently Mobile, the U.S. Patent and Trademark office has now granted Microsoft a design patent for a "headset with Visor." While the design patent doesn't reveal anything about the headset that we don't already know, it does provide a decent all-around look at the basic design features.
In early August, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that HoloLens will arrive "within the next year," coming first to developers and enterprise users. Nadella also noted that Microsoft is looking at HoloLens as a "five-year journey," and it will continue to evolve over that time.
We've already received a few looks at HoloLens at Microsoft events, and while the company's October 6 event is expected to focus mostly on new Lumia devices and a new Surface Pro tablet, we may get yet another peek at HoloLens.
Source: Patently Mobile
After setting up your accounts for Outlook Calendar in Windows 10 Mobile, you can change which calendars are visible on the app. Since one account can have multiple calendars like one specifically for holidays, another for birthdays, and another for work meetings, you can choose to filter what shows up to make it more manageable. We'll show you how.
Earlier today, Google announced their new Nexus phones dubbed the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P made by LG and Huawei respectively. Both phones are available for pre-order now and will ship in 3 to 5 weeks, depending make, model and configuration chosen.
Google is apparently taking a page out of Apple and Samsung's book by offering direct support and even an insurance program to protect their phones. With Microsoft set to announce their new phones – the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL – in just a week's time, comparisons are inevitable.
Let's see how the Nexus 5X and 6P stack up against the not-yet-announced new Lumias.
Simple Timesheet Pro is a time management styled Windows Phone app. Designed to help you log and track your work hours, the app offers up a user-friendly interface, plenty of tools to track time on or off work and GPS support to track the distances travel while on the job.
Simple Timesheet Pro is regularly priced at $1.49 in the Windows Phone Store. However, over the next twenty-four hours you can pick the app up free through the myAppFree campaign.
Lumia Imaging SDK, the imaging toolset that has powered apps with over 100 million downloads has just been updated to version 3.0. It now has support for Windows 10 UWP (Universal Windows Platform) to target smartphones, tablets and computers running Windows 10. Developers can get started with the new SDK now and check the repository for sample projects and snippets.