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Microsoft launches first preview of Skype for the Universal Windows Platform Microsoft launches first preview of Skype for the Universal Windows Platform
- March 26, 2016

The new version was written from scratch and features a redesigned user interface, though the functionality is mostly the same as in previous versions (and a few features are still missing). If you use Hyper-V and have a Virtual Switch configured for your network adapter, you may see an error indicator (red-colored "X") for your network adapter in the notification area of your taskbar.  TPM  chips are also giving some notebooks a problem, causing jumpy movement and "glitchy" audio when using ... (more...)
New iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Pro Concept Trailer Released New iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Pro Concept Trailer Released
- March 25, 2016

The iPhone SE carries a 12-MP iSight snapper. Tim Cook said, unsurprisingly, that he was very excited about the new device: "I'm really excited about iPhone SE - many, many customers have asked for this and I think they're really going to love it". (more...)
Microsoft introduces yet another Skype for Windows 10
- March 25, 2016

Testers running Windows 10 PCs and tablets will be able to check out the new messaging app in the "coming weeks “, Redmond says, so there's not long to wait now. Still, it eventually plans to release the new app to more users before killing off the legacy app altogether. Of course, keep tuned to WinBeta, and we'll do our best to let you know more just as soon as we can. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge Launch Globally Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge Launch Globally
- March 21, 2016

Samsung Gulf Electronics has also announced the launch of the Galaxy Entertainer application in conjunction with the launch of its flagship smartphones. The good news is that shoppers will get a free year of Netflix with a free Gear VR with every pre-order of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. (more...)
Sony working on updated PS4 Sony working on updated PS4
- March 20, 2016

It appears that the updated console is being built to enhance the gaming experience of the upcoming PlayStation VR headset. This left the current PlayStation 4 users in a big dilemma, and will be a big surprise, when Sony officially announces the device. (more...)
'Fallout 4' DLC Trailer Provides More Info Prior to Automatron's Release Date 'Fallout 4' DLC Trailer Provides More Info Prior to Automatron's Release Date
- March 18, 2016

The premise has you squaring off against a horde of evil robots that torment the Commonwealth courtesy of a new character known as the Mechanist. The prices vary, however; although there's an option to receive the whole pack for a $29.99 Season Pass, the DLCs will also cost $60 if players don't take advantage of the lower price. (more...)
PlayStation Vue launches nationwide today PlayStation Vue launches nationwide today
- March 18, 2016

Sony's option, called PlayStation VUE, is a TV service that allows PS4 owners to access a collection of channels including live TV content that you would find in a regular cable package, all from their console so long as the PS4 has an internet connection. (more...)
Twitter launches on Windows 10 Mobile Twitter launches on Windows 10 Mobile
- March 16, 2016

However it is thought that the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, the Lumia 430, Lumia 435, Lumia 532, Lumia 535, Lumia 540, Lumia 635 (1 GB RAM), Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 735, Lumia 830, and Lumia 930 will all be able to upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile. (more...)
IOS 9.3 release time and notes expected for March 21 IOS 9.3 release time and notes expected for March 21
- March 16, 2016

For the last couple of months, the company has been releasing beta versions of iOS 9.3 every couple of weeks, and the final release of 9.3 is expected alongside a new 4-inch iPhone and 9.7-inch iPad Pro model, among other things. Apple Music for CarPlay offers "New" and "For You" sections for better music discovery in iOS 9.3, and a Nearby Feature in CarPlay Maps offers more information about points of interest that are close by. (more...)
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 gets a major cut in cost Microsoft Surface Pro 3 gets a major cut in cost
- March 14, 2016

Its regular price is $999, but with the new price of $100, buyers can purchase it for $899. Those who are interested in purchasing the Surface 3 tablet can take advantage of the deals available on Amazon. (more...)
Microsoft releases tool to import notes from Evernote to OneNote Microsoft releases tool to import notes from Evernote to OneNote
- March 13, 2016

OneNote appears like a physical notebook with tabbed sections, while Evernote is vastly different. According to Microsoft , its new tool will not import digital ink, encrypted text, background colors or reminders from Evernote to OneNote . (more...)
Speculations Indicate Slack Was Evaluated By Microsoft for $8 Billion Speculations Indicate Slack Was Evaluated By Microsoft for $8 Billion
- March 13, 2016

Many IMs and Social apps are now focusing on Voice and Video calls; though Voice and Video are a major ordeal, however. When users are talking via direct message in the Slack apps for Mac and Windows or using Google Chrome , they'll be able to click on a handset icon to start an audio call with the person they're messaging. (more...)
Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile beta app can now be downloaded
- March 11, 2016

Microsoft's Continuum platform, which promises to turn a Windows 10 phone into a fully functional PC when plugged into a monitor, mouse and keyboard accessory was also highly touted in 2015. As it turns out, the same release date could be for the Surface Phone. The upcoming major release, the Surface Phone, which is expected to come out in the month of October, is also expected to be a business class release. (more...)
Got an older Lumia phone? Windows 10 should arrive this month Got an older Lumia phone? Windows 10 should arrive this month
- March 09, 2016

On the other hand, it boosts Windows 10 version to 10586.164, thus bringing PCs in line with mobile devices, which also got updated to. Windows Phone owners have been waiting patiently for Microsoft to deliver its latest version of Windows for its smartphones called Windows 10 Mobile. (more...)
North Korea Claims It Has Miniaturized Nuclear Warheads North Korea Claims It Has Miniaturized Nuclear Warheads
- March 09, 2016

The set of measures is a follow-up to newly-imposed United Nations Security Council ( UNSC ) sanctions in response to Pyongyang's nuclear test in January and long-range rocket launch last month, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said. (more...)
Microsoft brings Surface Pro 4 Type Cover to New Zealand
- March 09, 2016

So, weep little Redmond elves, weep, because the latest build for Fast Ring users of Windows 10 (14269, since you asked) has introduced a bug that freezes the Surface Pro 3 , Surface Pro 4 and newly-launched Surface Book . The Surface Pro 4 Type Cover with Fingerprint ID is an upgrade for current Surface users, and more significantly comes with Windows Hello touch capability, which means users can unlock the device with one touch. (more...)
Instagram Windows 10 beta app revealed
- March 09, 2016

It has been a while since rumors about the Windows 10 Mobile release date have been running wild. The review section is full of complaints that the app has not been updated. Users were still allowed to access the BoA website with mobile Internet Explorer, but there were reports that only switching to the desktop version of the page allowed for authentication. (more...)
Windows 10 will finally arrive on older Lumia phones this month
- March 08, 2016

The review section is full of complaints that the app has not been updated. That means taking pictures in-app and video sharing. Now, according to master leak artist Evan Blass the next-gen OS will start landing once the only two Windows 10 Mobile phones on the market - the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL - receive the monthly service update for March. (more...)
Microsoft Extends SQL Server to Linux Microsoft Extends SQL Server to Linux
- March 08, 2016

Nadella's predecessor, to move beyond Windows. SQL Server , Microsoft's flagship relational database product, is now available on Linux in the form of an early private preview, with a full launch planned for mid-2017. While Microsoft has become more Linux-friendly in recent years - even contributing to the Linux kernel since 2009 - this announcement was unexpected, at least by this writer. (more...)
Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.164 now in internal testing Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.164 now in internal testing
- March 08, 2016

While it was initially believed that the second wave of the Redstone update would come in late 2016, it appears that the company has pushed back its release in order to synchronize it with the debut of new hardware. However, it raises the question - what new hardware?! In the end, however, it makes sense for Microsoft to keep the best products for the grand debut in spring 2017, when the company is planning the unveiling of Redstone RS2. (more...)
Google Nexus Flagships Confirmed As HTC, Huawei For 2016? Google Nexus Flagships Confirmed As HTC, Huawei For 2016?
- March 06, 2016

But the Google-HTC pair isn't the only to be working on this technology. Although this hasn't really taken the world by storm like some previous Apple innovations, it looks like its Android competitors are still looking into adding 3D Touch functionality to their devices. (more...)
Next Windows 10 update touts Cortana's newfangled language skills Next Windows 10 update touts Cortana's newfangled language skills
- March 05, 2016

Build 14279 is available only to those Insider participants who have selected the "Fast" ring, or delivery track. For each new market and language, Microsoft's Cortana team builds a custom experience. If you now use Windows Spotlight, Microsoft says changes will be coming in the future for you and to sit tight. That has now been condensed to a single background that is used for both. (more...)
Morgan Freeman Narrates Pedestrians on the Sidewalk for Jimmy Kimmel Morgan Freeman Narrates Pedestrians on the Sidewalk for Jimmy Kimmel
- March 04, 2016

Just when you thought there was no feasible way of selfie sticks being endearing, along comes Morgan Freeman and Perfect Selfie Paul. In the video , Freeman was reminded by Kimmel that they have a camera on the outside and that the veteran actor, who is known for his smooth voice, would narrate what he sees on the place. (more...)
Microsoft pushing Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 10586.122 update Microsoft pushing Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 10586.122 update
- March 03, 2016

The shift was expected to trigger a fresh wave of installation activations, since users who didn't configure their systems to block the update would find Windows 10 waiting and ready for installation. (more...)
Samsung Electronics wins appeal in patent battle with Apple Samsung Electronics wins appeal in patent battle with Apple
- March 03, 2016

The "647 patent described how to turn phone numbers and other software "structures" into links, allowing users to take actions like calling a number with one "click" rather than copying and pasting". Samsung had a counterclaim related to video compression. Samsung denied that it had done anything illegal and took steps by filing a countersuit in which it said Apple had infringed on some of its patents. (more...)