Microsoft to 'Connect' with developers at November event in New York

Posted 3 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 1 recent echos

Microsoft will be talking more about its mobile, cloud and dev ops products, services and strategies at its Connect event in New York in mid November. Follow @maryjofoley Among the scheduled presenters will be Enterprise and Cloud chief Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Developer Division Soma Somasegar, Technical Fellow and Team Foundation Server lead Brian Harry, and Principal Community Architect for Web Platform and Tools Scott Hanselman. Unlike the case at...

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Windows 10: A few bits about the next Technical Preview release

Posted 3 days ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos

According to the feedback that Microsoft has been getting, anyone who suggested that Microsoft should include more animations in Windows 10, you will be happy. The current builds of Windows 10 have a more polished UI no surprise there which includes new animations as well. The notification center has also appeared in more recent builds but we are not sure if the feature will be part of the upcoming technical preview release. Now this next bit should be taken with a pinch of salt, as it a bit...

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Tumblr launches on OS X, lets you post anything in a window with a share button

Posted 3 days ago ago at VentureBeat with 1 recent echos

To celebrate the release of OS X Yosemite, Tumblr has launched on Apples desktop operating system. You can download the new app now directly from the Mac App Store. Tumblrs Mac app has two features. It lets you browse just Tumblr, and it lets you post content straight to Tumblr. Why would anyone want to do that? In its announcement, Tumblr explains the rather obvious: The rest of the Internet? Dont worry about it. Youre not missing anything. In typical Tumblr fashion, the company naturally had...

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Over the past few months we have seen several new USB dongles offerings different features, including the ability to run Android apps, beam video content from your phone and other mobile devices to a big screen and more. Intel has something cooler up its sleeves. The company has launched a Bay Trail Atom powered dongle that is a full blown x86 PC. Priced at $125 shipping expenditure included, the device comes with a quad core Bay Train processor a 32 bit Z3735F paired with 1GB of RAM, 16 gigs of...

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Bush launches a low-cost Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 tablet at Argos

Posted 8 hours ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos

Argos is now selling two new devices under the Bush brand running Microsoft’s operating systems. Spec details on the handset are somewhat incomplete on the Argos site – there is no indication of how large the display is, for example, and the camera resolution is given as 0.3MP, which is more likely the front facing camera resolution, rather than that of the rear. The display has 800x480px resolution and the device includes 4GB of onboard storage plus microSD support up to 64GB, and...

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Outlook.com is testing a new drop down menu

Posted 2 days ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos

Microsoft has started to test an update for its many web properties that changes the header bar. The update improves the drop down experience from a large black bar to a cleaner white box that lays on top of the existing content. The update is a minor tweak but for those of you who are heavy users of Microsoft many online products that utilize this header, it a modest change that you will notice once if the update hits your account. The new layout is posted below and you can see the down arrow...

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Xbox Store Week in Review

Posted 2 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 1 recent echos

Its been another a busy week on the New Release Calendar. In the last few days, the following Xbox One titles arrived on the Xbox Games Store.        Additionally, these titles become available for pre order and pre download on Xbox One this week. Only 25 days until Halo: The Master Chief Collection ! Marketplace, Pre order, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One

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Windows 10: the top 10 most requested features

Posted 3 days ago ago at The Verge with 1 recent echos

Microsoft made some good progress with its audio management as part of Windows Vista, allowing you to individually control the volume of applications, but people want more. Some Windows users with headsets are calling for Microsoft to allow them to map a certain application to a specific audio output. The scenario could allow an app with essential notifications to output over the speakers, while music could play on the headphones. Its a niche scenario, but there are environments, particularly in...

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