Windows 10 business users who want to stay up to date on the people they may be meeting for work have a new resource. The company has announced a partnership with the business-based social network LinkedIn that will give users a way to connect to LinkedIn's content and display it via its Cortana digital assistant.
While we wait for Microsoft to (hopefully) announce the successor to the Surface Pro 3 next week, a Poland-based company called Kruger&Matz is selling its own Windows 10 tablet that looks almost exactly like a Surface product. It's called the EDGE 1161 and it's available for order now for the price of 1949 zł, or about $513.
A couple of days ago, Microsoft released a new firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 tablet. Now the official Surface history page has published the change log for that update, showing what's new and improved with this latest firmware.
After a few months in the beta stage, Wunderlist for Windows 10 is finally growing up and ditching the beta tag. So, what does this mean for you? Well, if you were using the beta version it's likely that you won't see much changed here. If you weren't, however, you will notice a new design and more. The change log, which is similar to what we saw for the beta, includes:
Microsoft's Redmond, Washington campus is the home of what the Guinness World Record organization has named as the quietest room on Earth. The company has put the spotlight on that anechoic chamber in Building 87 in an interactive feature story and video.
Dell has updated the company's line of Precision laptops, as well as significantly refreshing the Precision tower desktop solutions. The new laptops are thinner, lighter and more powerful than previous generations, sporting new processors, and faster memory and storage. There are also options for 4K displays and up to 64GB of RAM. Dell is going all-out with its latest generation of Precision laptops.
On October 1, 2014, Microsoft released the first Technical Preview build of Windows 10. That launch was also the official start of the Windows Insider Program, where anyone could sign up to download preview builds of Windows 10, and later Windows 10 Mobile, and provide feeback to the Windows teams at Microsoft.
After offering Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 users a Skype Translator preview app to try out, Microsoft now thinks the features are ready for prime time. The company is rolling out the real-time speech and text translation features in that preview to the regular Skype for Windows app over the next few weeks.
Microsoft has revealed not one but two more Xbox One bundles that are coming for the holiday season. One is a white version of the console bundled with Gears of War Ultimate Edition, while a second bundle is the regular black version console with the Kinect sensor and three free games.
Windows 10 claimed 5.21% of the total worldwide PC operating system market share for its first full month of release in August, but September's numbers showed only a slight increase to 6.63% for Microsoft's latest OS version. The numbers were revealed today by research firm Net Applications, who monitors stats from tens of thousands of websites.
100 Balls Challenge is a Windows Phone game that isn't very complicated but will test your timing skills.
You are given a supply of 100 balls in a hopper and have to fill passing cups with those balls. The cups will then dump the balls back into the hopper for re-distribution. The goal, keep your balls and cups in play as long as possible.
Graphics are minimal, game play challenging and overall 100 Balls Challenge comes across as a fun time waster for your Windows Phone gaming library. I don't know if it would hold up to marathon gaming sessions, but short bits it should do nicely.
The BBC is slowly moving away from Adobe's Flash plugin for iPlayer. The company has rolled out HTML5 playback support for those who'd prefer to test out the arguably more secure platform. While the BBC will provide the choice between the two options, it has noted that Flash will not be removed completely.
While you can't just add your favorite podcasts subscriptions to your Sonos system, there are still ways to listen to them as well as search for new shows. You just need to use the compatible services.
There are three we're looking at here: TuneIn Radio, Soundcloud and Stitcher. The basic process of finding and playing shows is consistent across all three, but you may need an account, for example, Stitcher requires one.
Here we walk you through what you need to know using the Sonos desktop app on Windows 10.
If you are in the current closed beta test for Ubisoft's upcoming tactical shooter Rainbow Six: Siege, you will have some extra time to play online. Ubisoft has extended the closed beta period until the end of Sunday, October 4 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC testers.
Star Wars fans around the world will be celebrating the launch of The Force Awakens this December.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens will (hopefully) mark the triumphant return of one of the world's most beloved movie franchises, and licensees are lining up. Toys, memorabilia, clothes - merchandise of all forms sizes will blanket the world like a Hoth snowdrift following December.
If you happen to be travelling to London in the next few months, you might want to stop by the Design Museum. It currently has an exhibit with many of the products that were named as winners in the 2015 Designs of the Year Award, and visitors can pick up a Lumia 640 XL smartphone with a special app to learn more about those designs.
Fancy creating your own apps for Windows 10 but have no experience? Well, if you're willing to put in some work, Microsoft has debuted a new video series on its Channel 9 platform for absolute beginners to learn how to code for Windows 10.
As Microsoft prepares for the release of Windows 10 Mobile, it looks like it is shaking up branding for at least one support account. The official @WinPhoneSupport account announced that it will be closing "shortly," directing users to the new @LumiaHelp account.
The Xbox app for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile is receiving another update today, right alongside an update for the Voice Recorder app and yet another for Outlook Mail and Calendar. Unfortunately, there's not much to report as far as new features are concerned.
With the Xbox App, you're looking at a version bump from 9.9.16003 to 9.9.28033. For Voice Recorder, the new version is showing as number 10.1509.26120, while Mail and Calendar are at 17.6229.42262.
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