The Microsoft Research team has released an app called WindUp. It lets Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 device owners send out self-destructing messages to buddies. According to the app’s description, WindUp users could ‘Make and Share fun, Temporary Messages and Media with close friends’. Kinds of messages consist of pictures, videos, audio snippets, and content – and they’ll all go away after a short while. Continue reading
Rumors have swirled of Microsoft making a brand-new Windows Phone that’s about selfies, and it now looks like that portrait-oriented device will become a reality. WPCentral has actually scored wedding photos of a prototype for the mid-range ‘Superman’ (rumored to be called the Lumia 730) that would reportedly pack a 5-megapixel electronic camera up front. That’s on par with exactly what you’ll find on some Android phones, but it’s a large step up from the modest 1.3 MP camera on the Lumia 720 this will likely replace. Continue reading
Instead of issuing major Windows 8 updates every few months or years, like the Windows 8.1 Update that debuted in April, Microsoft has actually revealed it will take on a more regular update routine going ahead.
Microsoft already has a routine month-to-month update procedure called ‘Update Tuesday’, that includes security and non-security updates, but now the company would like to utilize this procedure to supply considerable renovations to Windows in order to react more quickly to customer and partner comments. Continue reading
Microsoft is working with a version of Office for Android that is specifically designed for tablet. The company’s efficiency suite has actually been offered for Android Smartphones as a complimentary download since last year, yet Android tablet customers have actually been compelled to with patience await a variation optimized just for them. Well, it looks like they will not have to hang around much longer.
Microsoft on Monday revealed intentions to greater than double the amount of OneDrive (Formerly SkyDrive) cloud storage provided to normal customers to 15GB. Approximately this point, storage for non-paying subscribers was topped at 7GB (or 25GB for early adopters). The modifications do not stop there, however, as all Office 365 customers will now receive 1TB of storage option, up from a lowly 20GB in comparison. Workplace 365 Personal customers could have access to the exact same 1TB of area for $6.99 each month while Office 365 Residence subscribers can acquire 1TB for approximately five folks for $9.99 each month. Continue reading
Microsoft made numerous desktop-friendly tweaks to Windows 8.1 Update 1 and the much-anticipated return of the Start menu selection was allegedly slated for Update 2 later on this year. According to a ZDNet report, nevertheless, the firm has actually decided to hold back on this feature until sometime in 2015.
Update 2 is apparently still on tap for August this year sans the spruced up menu. As an alternative, Microsoft plans to deliver that function as component of the following major launch of Home Windows, referred to Limit – a.k.a Windows 9 – which is currently rumored to launch about a year from now in April 2015. Continue reading
Windows Phone users worried that Whatsapp’s devs might be appreciating their Facebook cash way too much to fix the application can now rest simple. Whatsapp is now back on the Windows Phone Store after few weeks’ absence, and it also comes with brand-new features, including chat backgrounds, far better privacy settings and the ability to personalize notification tones. Its devs pulled the application from the store after a lot of users reported having serious concerns with update 3 for Windows Phone 8 that permanently disabled notices or caused persistent errors. Just as Microsoft’s Windows Phone individual Joe Belfiore promised on Twitter, though, Whatsapp’s back and ready for additional cross-platform messaging.
You no more need to go browsing app-by-app to find a buried file on your Windows Phone. Right on timetable, Microsoft has actually launched its Files application, if you’re running Windows Phone 8.1, you can now dig through folders to open and control files kept anywhere on your device. The user interface won’t as compare to what you get on your pc, yet it ought to be useful for offloading photos to an SD card or deleting video clips that are chewing up space. If you’re currently running Microsoft’s most current and greatest mobile OS, you just need to swing by the Windows Phone Store to give the file browser a spin.
Microsoft just demoed a remarkable new feature for Skype that will really allow you speak to people in various other languages – in real-time – by doing all the translating dirty work for you.
Skype Chief Gurdeep Pall teased the new function at Re/code’s Code Conference, Calling a German – speaking officer to display the new translation chops. According to a few German – speaking members of the audience, the translation was ‘pretty good’ – yet not perfect. Continue reading
After announcing the launch of the Office for iPad apps late last month, Microsoft announcing today that the separate Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for iPad have actually jointly gotten to 12 million downloads a week after launch. The number additionally included downloads of the OneNote app for iPad, which has actually been readily available for a few years getting at the release of the Office apps, yet Microsoft didn’t offer a failure of sales by app.
It wasn’t long after release that Microsoft’s 3 new Office apps for iPad hit the leading of the cost-free App Store graphes thanks to a lot of promotion from the announcement, decent reviews, and a wonderful huge banner on the top of the App Store from Apple. Continue reading