Articles by Rich Edmonds

Windows Holograms
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 21, 2015

Holograms. You know, those shiny light things that are real, but not real, but everyone wants one from the movies? They're here. Sort of. Microsoft dedicated a section of its Windows 10 event to talk to the audience about holograms. "Make it so simple that technology would just...

Windows 10 on Xbox One
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 21, 2015

Gaming on Windows 10 wasn't the only new advancement Microsoft spoke about at its Windows 10 event today. The company also touched on bringing Windows 10 to Xbox One. No, this doesn't mean you'll be editing Excel documents on your console, but you will be seeing some interesting...

Xbox Windows 10
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 21, 2015

Phil Spencer was also present during Microsoft's Windows 10 event at Redmond to talk about gaming on Microsoft's latest operating system. Video games are a major part of the Windows experience, and is something Microsoft is to take seriously in the next release of Windows. Say hello to...

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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 21, 2015

As well as bringing a new Windows 10 experience to both desktop users and the Windows Phone ecosystem, Microsoft also spoke about the new Office at its Windows 10 event. The new suite of productivity apps will be built for modern day productivity, available across the board as universal...

Windows 10 Cortana
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 21, 2015

Microsoft used its Windows 10 event today to show off some of the new features and capabilities that will arrive with Cortana. The personal assistant is coming to Microsoft's desktop OS and will offer consumers a new way to interact with not only apps installed by the web too.

Windows 10 More Personal
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 21, 2015

Microsoft's Windows 10 live event is well under way at Redmond. Terry Myerson took to the stage to talk about Windows 10 itself and how Microsoft aims to bring a more personal computing experience the billions of people who rely on the Windows operating system.

LINE
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 20, 2015

LINE has picked up an update for Windows Phone, boosting the app to version 3.9. In this latest release, the development team has included video calling support for those rocking hardware running Windows Phone 8.0 and up. LINE is a super-popular messaging client predominantly used in...

EE Store
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 19, 2015

Customers of UK mobile operator EE are to receive a share of around £1 million after they were wrongly charged VAT. Those who happened to be outside the EU and used data on their plans between October 2012 and October 2014 were affected by a "billing system error." It's reported that 0....

Three
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 19, 2015

The company behind UK mobile operator Three, Hutchison Whampoa, is reportedly looking to purchase competitor O2, which is currently owned by Telefonica. The deal could be worth as much as $13.6 billion to Telefonica, who The Financial Times reports to have enlisted the aid of...

Office 365
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 19, 2015

Microsoft's Open Technologies subsidiary today announced new integration between Office 365 and Moodle, partnering with support and hosting services provider Remote Learner. This partnership brings with it a more productive experience for both teachers and students who use Moodle,...

Spotify
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 19, 2015

Spotify has released an update for Windows Phone to bring its app on par with its Android and iOS offering. The latest release - version 5.0 - includes a UI revamp that provides subscribers with an iOS-esque interface, deploying transparency and other visual features. While the new...

NFL Homegating
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 18, 2015

The official NFL Homegating app has arrived for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1, enabling fans of the sport's league to prepare for and host only the best NFL parties around. Simply fire up the app, select your favorite team, see upcoming games, fire out invitations, view and...

Network+
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 16, 2015

Network+ has been updated by Microsoft, releasing version 2.3.1.17 to the Windows Phone Store. As is the norm with these system apps, there's no up-to-date changelog attached to the store listing, making it difficult to decipher what's actually new in this latest version.

Podcast+ Pro
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 16, 2015

Podcasts are not only a great source of information and entertainment, but can prove useful to pass the time by when on the go. Many Windows Phone owners enjoy streaming (or downloading) podcasts on their smartphones, and to celebrate the new year the developer of Podcast+ Pro has made...

Forza 5
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 16, 2015

Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) has attempted to clear up any confusion surrounding the company's new content usage policy, which governs what content creators are allowed to do when it comes to editing and publishing video game footage. It was previously believed that Microsoft...

T-Mobile rolls out new Simply Prepaid plans starting at $40 per month
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 15, 2015

Update: Clarified the post to indicate that speeds are throttled back to 128kbps (about 2G speeds) when you hit your data allotment, not 3G. Also added additional information on plan restrictions.

Original story: T-Mobile today announced a new wave of prepaid plans...

The Productivity Pack
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 13, 2015

There are a number of popular productivity subscriptions many take advantage of, but for a limited time only, you'll be able to gain access to a bunch for just $60. Evernote, LastPass, Pocket, Wunderlist and the New York Times have teamed up to launch the Productivity Pack, a...

First Group
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 13, 2015

It has been announced that Microsoft and Corethree have entered into a new partnership for the latter to build and launch a variety of m-ticket apps for Windows Phone. The company's work can already be found on both iOS and Android, but Windows Phone owners will soon be able to purchase...

24K Gold Lumia 930
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 13, 2015

If the color gold for a smartphone simply wasn't enough, a special version of the Lumia 930 is available in Vietnam. The Windows Phone has been coated in 24K gold by Vietnamese luxury brand Karalux, offering an expensive and premium look for those who enjoy showing off some wealth.

Lumia 535
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 13, 2015

The Lumia 535 has landed on UK shores with Amazon listing the Windows Phone for under £100. The online retail giant has an available date of January 14, meaning you'll be able to start using the affordable handset tomorrow.