Articles by Rich Edmonds

Xbox One
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by Rich Edmonds
Mar 02, 2015

Microsoft has slashed the price of the Xbox One in the UK to just £279, including a copy of Sunset Overdrive. This is the white bundle without Kinect, so you'll need to pay out to grab the accessory but it's a solid deal for someone who needs the console at a good price.

Windows 10 Spartan Browser
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by Rich Edmonds
Mar 02, 2015

The next version of Microsoft's web browser, Project Spartan is expected to hit the next Windows 10 preview release. Microsoft's Kevin Gallo, the technical lead for Windows universal apps, confirmed the news today at Mobile World Congress, though an accurate date of release has yet to...

MWC Elop
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by Rich Edmonds
Mar 02, 2015

Microsoft has made it so those who happened to miss today's event (or would like to relive the magic) can sit through the full 38 minutes. Microsoft today unveiled the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, as well as making some other notable announcements.

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by Rich Edmonds
Mar 02, 2015

Alongside the Lumia 640, Microsoft also announced a phablet version for those with large hands (or a thing for big phones), the Lumia 640 XL. The company kindly took a few minutes at Mobile World Congree to walk us through the new Windows Phone and you're able to relive all the action in the...

Lumia 640 Lumia 640 XL
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by Rich Edmonds
Mar 02, 2015

UK mobile operator EE today announced the company will stock both the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL. EE will also hold exclusivity rights over the cyan variant of Microsoft's two new smartphones in the UK.

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by Rich Edmonds
Mar 02, 2015

Microsoft today announced the Lumia 640, the company's new affordable smartphone with strong specifications for the price tag. We took some time to enjoy a walk-through highlighting new features of the Windows Phone and to see how the hardware stands up to the pricing.

Windows Phone Office
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by Rich Edmonds
Mar 02, 2015

As well as announcing two new smartphones, Microsoft also revealed a new feature coming to Windows 10 for phone. Microsoft Office. The new suite is fully optimized for smaller screens, and will come pre-installed with Outlook on all Windows Phones (just like how things are currently)....

Lumia 640XL
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by Rich Edmonds
Mar 02, 2015

Microsoft today announced that the Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL will be available through AT&T, T-Mobile and MetroPCS in the US, offering some choice for consumers as to who they wish to use with their shiny new smartphone.

Microsoft MWC
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by Rich Edmonds
Mar 02, 2015

Microsoft today shared some statistics from its Windows Insider Program. Stephen Elop revealed that more than 2.8 million consumers have signed up to the program, offering more than 900,000 pieces of feedback to help shape the future of Windows 10 across the board.

Photo Marker
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 27, 2015

Photo Marker is a neat little app that enables you to mark and add notes to any photo on your Windows Phone. Today, the developer released version 1.6, adding a number of small improvements. As covered in our review of the app, it's not an app that you'll use day-in and day-out, but it's super-...

Fable Legends
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 26, 2015

Lionhead Studios has announced that Fable Legends, the upcoming multiplayer game for Xbox One and Windows 10, will be free-to-play. The studio explains that everything will be balanced to ensure those who opt not to purchase anything in-game will be able to be just as strong as those...

AutoCAD 360
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 26, 2015

Autodesk is testing a Windows Phone version of the company's AutoCAD 360 app, which is currently available on Windows 8.1. The Windows app was released last year, allowing users to view DWG, DWF, and DXF files. It's a feature-rich experience and we're pretty stoked to hear it's coming...

6tag
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 26, 2015

6tag, the unofficial Instagram client for Windows Phone, has just been bumped to version 4.0. The developer behind the app, none other than Rudy Huyn, has added some new features to the experience, including some new filters, the ability to edit posts and adjust filter strength on...

Wordfeud
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 26, 2015

Wordfeud is a rather old game and has been available on the Windows Phone Store since 2012. Today, the game received an update, pushing the title up to version 1.35. But just what is included in today's release?

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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 26, 2015

Microsoft has released a new video on its work oriented account to share its vision of the future. It's all about massive, thin displays, holograms and cool, connected gadgets. There's even a tablet device shaped like a book.

Microsoft Surface Hub
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 26, 2015

Microsoft has donated $1 million to help fund the construction of a high-tech interactive exhibit at the US Diplomacy Center (USDC), which is set to open in Washington DC in 2017. The center itself will serve as a next-generation museum and education resource that will showcase areas...

Xbox Deals With Gold
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 24, 2015

Microsoft has kicked off this week's Deals with Gold promotion, which sees Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag on sale for $24 (£16) and $25 (£12) respectively. Looking for some new games for your Xbox One? Now would be the time to...

Bing
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 20, 2015

The Bing team today announced new features for web surfers who are either seeking a takeaway, or wish to get away and compare hotels. Microsoft has released a steady stream of updates to its search engine, offering a richer experience for those who "Bing it."

Transfer my Data
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 19, 2015

Transfer my Data has been updated to version 6.1.1.1. There's no changelog attached to the update on the store listing (boo, Microsoft!), so we're not entirely sure what's been included in the release. That said, it's an update and more updates can only be a good thing.

SHAREit
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 19, 2015

SHAREit is a file sharing app for Windows Phone that has just been bumped to version 1.4. This latest release introduces some handy features for those who wish to quickly share files between devices, but don't have an active cellular or Wi-Fi connection. It's now possible to share files...