Among a bevy of announcements, Microsoft had another announcement to make regarding the cost of Windows Phone and Windows to OEMs who’d want to license it for their devices.
According to the announcement, Windows and Windows Phone will now be available for free to manufacturers for use on devices with displays smaller than 9-inches. This includes all smartphones and small tablets with 8-inch displays. Read more »
Over the years, emoji has managed to occupy a considerable portion of our text based communication. Those with devices capable of entering and viewing emoji often use them on social networking sites such as Twitter. However, even today, several major platforms and browsers don’t natively support emoji, which leads to their users not seeing the text the way they should be.
To solve this problem to quite an extent, Twitter has now started identifying emoji in tweets and replacing them with their own custom emoji on the web that can be viewed regardless of the platform or the browser. Read more »
Keep users rejoice: Google has given it’s note-taking service a major update.
It’s now at version 2.2, and will get a whole new slew of features, the most instantly recognizable of them being a way more colorful visual upgrade. Read more »
After getting treated to a teardown and prolonged water submersion, the Samsung Galaxy S5 was put through the rigors of a drop test. To make the matters more interesting, this year’s Samsung smartphone flagship was joined by its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S4.
The duo of Samsung Galaxy devices were put through a number of drops from various heights. Read more »
As expected, Amazon took the wraps off its own set-top box today. Dubbed Amazon Fire TV, the $99 gadget will compete with the likes of Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Roku 3 in today’s competitive marketplace.
In addition to the usual array of content streaming tricks, the Amazon Fire TV packs solid gaming capabilities. Read more »
Microsoft has gone and uploaded a a video detailing all of the new features of Windows Phone 8.1 on their official YouTube channel.
We’ve got the video posted right after the jump. Read more »
Why is it that it always seems to take three tries to get your USB cable or drive into the slot? Also, why do we need to have one end of the USB cable to be fatter than the other?
Well it looks like that’s about to change, as the USB Type C cable is reversible, but also, symmetrical. Read more »
Microsoft has officially announced an update to its Windows 8.1 operating system at the company’s BUILD conference in San Francisco. The Windows 8.1 update will be available for all Windows 8.1 consumers, starting April 8.
The Windows 8.1 update is focused on the navigational features of mouse and keyboard. The taskbar has also seen a significant change and you can now see taskbar in all metro apps when they move the cursor to the bottom of the screen. Read more »
As expected, Nokia released a promo video to mark the announcement of the Lumia 630. The short clip brings the viewer’s attention to some of the Windows Phone 8.1 device’s key features.
The promo video brings the spotlight to the bundled apps and services which come with the device. Read more »
The Nokia Lumia 930 just debuted on the stage of the Microsoft BUILD conference and as tradition goes with such high-profile devices the announcement is accompanied by a brief promo video, showing you the key selling points.
On this occasion Nokia has focused on the build and the design of the smartphone, its 20MP PureView camera and the new Windows Phone 8.1 that’s powering the whole thing. Read more »
With Windows Phone 8.1 now official, everyone is eager to try it out. Microsoft plans to make the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview available for registered developers on April 10 – eight days from today.
Everybody can register as a developer in the Developer Preview Program by downloading a special app on the Windows Phone Store and sign up for a free App Studio account. This will give you access to install Windows Phone 8.1 weeks before carriers and manufacturers start pushing it to Windows Phone 8 devices. Read more »
Microsoft introduced its new WP 8.1 mobile operating system at its BUILD conference in San Francisco. Jeo Belfiore, the head of Windows Phone group while demonstrating the Windows Phone 8.1 features with Cortana voice assistant also revealed that the Skype application for WP has been updated. The new version is not yet available for the general public, but it should launch in time for the WP 8.1 debut.
The latest version of Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 comes with support for Cortana voice commands. This means you can tell Cortana to Skype one of your contacts and the virtual assistant will launch the application and call whoever it is that you need without even having to touch your smartphone. Pretty cool indeed. Read more »
Microsoft at its on-going BUILD conference in San Francisco announced two new hardware partners in Micromax and Prestigio for its Windows Phone ecosystem. We even got a glimpse of two actual phones that are currently being developed by each of the companies, although no details were provided.
Both the OEMs are quite popular in their home countries and as a matter of fact, Micromax is one of the biggest smartphone manufacturer in India, which is the world’s second largest country by population. Read more »
Over the span of last year around 2.1 million Chromebooks have been shipped. The majority of those numbers come from North America – exactly 89% – giving the continent the highest demand in the world.
The numbers were calculated by ABI Research and the firm forecasts an increase to 11 million in 2019, but who can really say what can happen in five years (less than five years ago Symbian was top OS). Read more »
Although the Samsung Galaxy S5 flagship is still a ways away from release, Samsung has already provided its full manual online to give you an in-depth look at all of its features without making you buy the device.
Apart from the usual usage instructions, the manual goes into detail about maintaining water protection, using ultra power save mode, selective focus, S Health, finger scanner, and more. Read more »