Articles by Rich Edmonds

Chrome
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 18, 2014

Google has announced that a serious flaw in the web browser, reportedly affecting Windows machines since 2010, will finally be addressed. The issue is Chrome fails to return to an idle state when not being used, requiring more juice from the power supply, a serious problem for laptop...

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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 18, 2014

Microsoft has published a new video on its Windows Phone YouTube channel. This latest video is dedicated to helping consumers get comfortable with Cortana and using commands to obtain different pieces of information. The new virtual assistant is part of the Windows Phone 8.1 update, but is...

O2 Lumia 930
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 17, 2014

UK mobile operator O2 has shared some information on the Windows Phone 8.1 update, providing customers some idea as to when they can expect to receive the major upgrade. They first start the announcement by noting just how much interaction they've experience from Windows Phone owners -...

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 17, 2014

Tieing in with the launch of the movie of the same name, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is available today on both Windows and Windows Phone for $7.99 and $4.99 from respective app stores. Despite the tie in, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon is an original storyline and...

Lumia 930
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 17, 2014

The Lumia 930 is only just launching and already we're seeing early signs of some really aggressive pricing. UK mobile operator EE has the Windows Phone listed on its website for just £349.99, which is an absolute steal for a brand new flagship smartphone – not to mention the bundled...

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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 17, 2014

Microsoft has published a cool new video looking at wireless charging on the Lumia 930. It's an advanced feature of the latest Lumia flagship Windows Phone, which Microsoft is pushing hard with free bundled charging plates with Lumia 930 purchases. This promotion gets consumers started with...

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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 17, 2014

Microsoft has made it so parents can search through national ranking and academic ratings for schools on Bing, from elementary all the way up to higher education. There's also a rating for the immediate area, which is an important factor when considering placements, especially if it...

Bing
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 17, 2014

Microsoft has today announced that Bing is now accepting requests from the general public in Europe to remove search links under a "right-to-be-forgotten" ruling. The company is urging consumers to get started with filling in an online form to ensure links they wish to have removed are...

Lumia Cyan Update
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 16, 2014

The Lumia Cyan update has only just started rolling out for the Lumia 625 and Lumia 925, but already we're seeing some of the first bugs come to light. According to a lengthy thread on the Nokia support forum, consumers are experiencing issues after upgrading their Lumia Windows Phones...

Quikr
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 16, 2014

The Quikr team have revealed on Facebook that they're actively working on an official Windows Phone app for the region of India. The service is an incredibly popular destination for classifieds, enabling consumers to trade, buy and/or sell listings. There are over 12 categories,...

GAME Rewards
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 16, 2014

UK high-street retailer GAME finally updated its Windows Phone app a few days ago, which enables customers to collect points on their Rewards cards to spend on new games and gadgets. The app was plagued with issues recently, rendering the app useless to the majority of users who simply...

Solar Panels
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 15, 2014

Microsoft is set to purchase 175 megawatts of wind energy from the Pilot Hill Wind Project in Illinois, located about 60 miles south of Chicago, which will form a 20-year agreement. Moving forward with a more renewable focus on energy consumption, the goal is to power Microsoft's...

Microsoft
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 15, 2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference yesterday where the new head spoke about how the company as a whole needs to change if it is to remain competitive. Reiterating much of what was shared in the lengthy memo sent out to employees last week,...

Three
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 15, 2014

UK mobile operator Three has announced new SIM-only plans, enabling consumers to save on calling 08- numbers. Free 0800 calls will be included, while other 08- numbers (084, 087, etc) will cost 5p per minute. The network will also be introducing new spending tools, which will prevent...

Bing Default Search Engine
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 15, 2014

Microsoft has disabled the option to change the default search engine on new Lumia Windows Phones. Previously, consumers were able to switch between Bing and Google depending on personal preference, which would alter which service the Windows Phone would utilize when searching the...

Satya Nadella
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 15, 2014

Microsoft is planning to implement a large round of cuts, the largest of its kind in five years for the company, according to a report over on Bloomberg. The goal is to slim down Nokia's handset division, which was purchased earlier this year. The affected areas are said to include...

Nokia Camera
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 14, 2014

Microsoft has updated its Nokia Camera app to bring the photography solution up to speed with the beta counterpart. Since it was previously updated (to version 4.7.2.5), the Nokia Camera Beta has received a bunch of bug fixes and improvements to further enhance the user experience....

Edmodo
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 14, 2014

Edmodo is a popular online resource for teachers and students to connect and collaborate. The service didn't have official offerings on Windows or Windows Phone, leaving those with Microsoft-based hardware in the dark, but now the company has released an app for tablets and PCs. It's...

Dragon Adventures
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 14, 2014

How to Train Your Dragon 2 is well underway in cinemas, but Windows Phone owners are now able to transform the real world into the fantasy realm they know and love from the films. DreamWorks Dragons Adventure is a new game that really lets the player immerse themselves in a world with...

Naukri
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 14, 2014

Naukri.com is a popular destination in India for those who are searching for work. The service enables job seekers to get all the help they require to land employment and start earning a living. An official app for Windows Phone has been released, pulling search functionality from the...