Microsoft’s smart take on an Android front end, Next Lock Screen, simply acquired much more valuable if you’re a music maven or love to talk online. An updated version not just brings music controls to the lock screen (as you’ll sometimes see in other places), however surfaces your Line, Hangouts, and Skype messages – you’ll understand at a look whether or not that friend returned to you. The new software reveals MMS chats, also. While it could still really feel a bit odd to use an Android interface add-on from the people in Redmond, the revamp is big sufficient that you’ll would like to provide it a shot if your phone’s existing lock layout just isn’t cutting it.
We currently obtained a healthy dose of Windows 10 during the technical preview peek along with a few leaks showing Cortana in action. We have almost no suggestion just what the phone side of things will appear like, though convincing fakes have actually attempted to tell us or else.
So just what are some factors you wish to hear come Wednesday? Whether new features or just hold-over’s from Windows 8.1 yet beyond. Continue reading
Microsoft is apparently developing a completely new web-browser, code-named Spartan.
Spartan will certainly launch around the same time Windows 10 is set to launching, transitioning Microsoft far from Internet Explorer, according on ZDNet. The web-browser is not the next version of Internet Explorer, thought to be called Internet Explorer 12. Internet Explore is Microsoft’s age-old internet browser that typically updates with every major Windows launch.
Microsoft 1st unveiled the update at IFA 2014, emphasizing it would initially launch for Lumia Icon, Lumia 830, Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520 devices. Other than passive voice activation to Cortana, the update includes real-time folders, SMS merging, and also a faster Lumia Cam application that supports 4K-quality video recording at 24 frames per second (excluding on the Lumia 830). Continue reading
Microsoft is developing a better way to compete with Google & its cloud-based applications and also operating system. The company is building an experimental service for streaming applications and video games on Windows, it’s declared.
ZDNet has actually reported that Microsoft’s Azure-based streaming service is codenamed Arcadia, a nod to an earth in the company’s Halo game series. Arcadia will permit you to stream applications and also games to Windows. Streaming apps are generally designed to run straight from the cloud to your computer or device, & the applications would likely consistently be current and totally integrated with Windows. Continue reading
Facebook recently upgraded its Graph Search tool to make it much easier to locate friends’ old posts. According on Reuters, though, the company failed to revealed an additional change; it has obviously stopped showing Bing outcomes, also. The social media network launched Graph Search in 2013, giving people a fast method to scour the web site for posts, pages and also users. It might additionally be used like a typical search engine [thanks to Bing], so you could, in theory, research for a school paper without leaving the web-site. Both companies have actually validated the change to VentureBeat, even saying that it was carried out a while ago. Continue reading
Microsoft’s Torque is handy if you would like to search the web through a fast shake of the wrist and a voice command, however you have actually had to make use of an Android Wear Smart-watch to try the Bing-powered app. That’s very little help if your wrist is bare, is it? You won’t have sit on the sidelines any type of longer, however. A revamped version of Torque now runs on any kind of reasonably modern Android phone [4.3 or later], no wearable needed; you just have to shake your phone to bring up a mini window and start speaking. The app also provides streamlined answers for even more of your questions, including flight statuses as well as events. Torque is still a bit superfluous when Android is virtually built around Google search, however it worth a look if you cannot (or just don’t want to) use of ‘OK Google‘ to get a quick answer.
Microsoft showed Windows 10′s desktop and computer mouse features when it made the enterprise-focused technical preview available to download on October 1, and as expected, it supplied hardly any in the method of brand-new touch functionality.
According to a new report, you may not have lengthy to wait to see Windows 10′s tactile side and its customer features. Microsoft experts informed The Verge that Redmond is planning to show them off at an event to be held in late January, which will be different to Microsoft’s appearance at CES during the middle of the month. Continue reading
High-end sound lovers like FLAC considering that it guarantees to maintain every little thing just as it was heard in the workshop. Regrettably, it isn’t really the most widely-supported of styles, yet it looks like if it’s going to get a cozy welcome in Windows 10 Gabriel Aul of Microsoft’s Windows Insider program tweeted out a screenshot (over) revealing FLAC assistance in Windows Media Player, later on adding that the OS is supplying platform-level assistance – so any kind of suitable application will now be able to play the data without a plug-in. Sinced Microsoft likewise just recently allow slide that it’ll sustain the.MKV container in its next-gen OS, it’s clear that Redmond is reaching out to the inner AV geek in all of us.
Microsoft has announced that it will soon make available a version of Skype that runs in a web browser. That means you will certainly manage to almost use any device to make a Skype call or communicate with family, friends or colleagues, not merely one with a desktop client or app set up.
Skype for Web will certainly be launched in a beta version and will run in a browser window throughout all web browsers, consisting of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Chrome, so you can also use it in an Internet cafe far from home. All of your profile information & contact will be promptly accessible once you sign in. Continue reading