Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 includes support for folders and interactive cases

Posted 2 days ago ago at The Verge with 8 recent echos

Microsoft is planning to release its first update to Windows Phone 8.1 soon, and the company has started detailing some of the upcoming features to phone manufacturers. One of the main visual changes with Update 1 is the introduction of folder support, allowing Windows Phone users to drag one Tile on top of another and create a folder to organize apps. Its a feature both Android and iOS have had for years, so its encouraging to see Microsoft is finally close this gap. One of the more interesting...

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Microsoft is about to launch a selfie phone and a new 'high-end' Windows Phone

Posted 10 hours ago ago at The Verge with 6 recent echos

The second handset is codenamed Tesla, and recently appeared in leaked images. Elop described the Tesla handset as an affordable high end phone with a PureView camera. Tesla will likely debut as a Lumia 720 replacement, and it mark a new effort by Microsoft to push PureView down to even lower price points. The handset looks similar to the squared Lumia 930, but we understand it will be thinner and less bulky. Elops revelation at Microsofts annual company meeting event indicates that the device...

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Microsoft Leaks Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Details

Posted 1 day ago ago at Win Super Site with 3 recent echos

With .1 starting to dribble out to users via the ever slow wireless carriers, tech enthusiasts have already turned their attention to Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1. To date, there been very little information about this update, beyond the fact that it was a bucket of sorts for features that didn't make the original 8.1 cut. But thanks to a nice leak from—you guessed it—Microsoft, we now know quite a bit more. The leaks were made by Microsoft to its OEM partners, those companies that...

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Windows comes to Raspberry Pi-style board in Microsoft/Intel project

Posted 21 hours ago ago at Arstechnica with 2 recent echos

$300 "Sharks Cove" board with Intel Atom CPU targeted at Windows developers.

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Sure enough, you can play 'Doom' on an ATM

Posted 2 days ago ago at Engadget with 1 recent echos

The quest to play on just about everything wont be over any time soon, it seems. A team of Australians has torn open and modified an ATM to play id Software classic first person shooter using some of the bank machine built in controls. This isnt hardest hack in the world ATMs like this run Windows XP, after all but it still required custom software and logic, including a circuit board that can remap buttons meant for deposits instead of demon slaying. What you see in the video below is just the...

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Lenovo ends sales of small-screen Windows tablets in US due to lack of interest

Posted 11 days ago ago at Betanews with 1 recent echos

Microsoft is keen to get its tiled OS on as many devices, from as many hardware makers, as possible. It introduced the license free Windows with Bing back in May as part of this push, but prior to that, at Build 2014, it announced it would be offering Windows for free to OEMs and ODMs on all tablets smaller than nine inches. The dream of an army of smaller devices running Windows 8.1 has suffered a major setback now though with news that one of the largest Windows device makers, Lenovo, has...

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Windows systems set to be merged

Posted 6 days ago ago at BBC with 1 recent echos

Microsoft has revealed work is under way to unify its different Windows operating systems into a single OS. Chief executive Satya Nadella made the announcement while briefing analysts following Tuesdays earnings update. We will streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one single converged operating system for screens of all sizes, he said. During the quarter, we reassessed our product roadmap and decided not to ship a new form factor that was under development,...

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Microsoft readying next Windows Phone update with folders, 7-inch screens

Posted 1 day ago ago at Arstechnica with 1 recent echos

The Lumia 1520 is currently the biggest Windows Phone, but at a mere 6 inches it could be dwarfed by future devices. Before it has even delivered Windows Phone 8.1 to most users, Microsoft is readying its growing number of Windows Phone OEMs for the release: Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 1. As with past platform updates, the release includes a mix of end user features and behind the scenes improvements. The notable user visible change is that the Start screen will support folders; drop one tile on top...

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