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

Posted 1 day ago ago at The Verge with 5 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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Sure enough, you can play 'Doom' on an ATM

Posted 1 day 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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Revenue from the ads helps us feed the over worked hamsters so we can keep bringing you the latest news! You can also donate to keep us going. Say hello to Cortana, your new personal assistant. Cortana will remind you to leave early to beat traffic and help you get to your destination on time, will remind you that you need milk when passing the grocery store, and will remind you to say happy birthday when your mom calls, the video description reads. As you will see in the advertisement,...

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Microsoft Leaks Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Details

Posted 11 hours ago ago at Win Super Site with 1 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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Defrag Tools #100 - Episode 100!!! - Campus Tour | Defrag Tools

Posted 9 hours ago ago at Microsoft MSDN Channel 9 with 1 recent echos

This weekwebreak out of the Channel 9 studios and visit the offices ofChad Beeder and Andrew Richards, and talk about some of the history of Buildings 22 and 26. Channel 9 Campus ToursChannel 9 History of MicrosoftHow Microsoft Quietly Built the City of the Future Were looking forward to making another 100 episodes that delve deep in to the troubleshooting tools of Microsoft.

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Sheep for wheat, anyone? Internet Explorer releases preview of new social Catan web experience for free play

Posted 4 days ago ago at Microsoft Windows Team Blog with 1 recent echos

Today, were excited to release the preview of Catan Anytime – the entirely new social version of the beloved board game . Play is completely free and available on any device with a modern browser. We hope Catan fans will appreciate its simplicity – Catan Anytime is fast, fluid and designed for touch making it easy to play the game from mobile to your big screen with IE on XBOX and everything in between. Catan Anytime is a partnership with creators of Catan, Mayfair Games and Bontom Games. This...

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New ransomware employs Tor to stay hidden from security

Posted 3 days ago ago at Guardian with 1 recent echos

Ransomware, malicious software that encrypts user data and then demands payment for decryption, just got even stronger. Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab report that a new strain of ransomware, called Onion, which uses the anonymising network Tor to hide its malicious nature, and to make it hard to track those behind this ongoing malware campaign. The malware is a successor to the notorious Cryptolocker ransomware. When infected, Cryptolocker would scan a user computer for documents,...

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