Microsoft Xim update broadcasts photo sharing from small screens to big

Posted 3 days ago ago at Microsoft Research News with 2 recent echos

When Colleen Estrada first used Xim to share pictures of her Hawaii vacation over her phone, her sister responded with Finally, youve done something useful! Perhaps thats the closest thing to a compliment Estrada could expect from her older sister, but judging from the number of downloads, shes not the only one enjoying the Xim experience. Since its release in mid October, the phone synching, photo sharing app has frequently been ranked among the top Android and Windows Phone apps. I recently...

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Countdown to 2015 Daily Deal – Day 3

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

Xbox One players can enjoy a scary good deal on Outlast while Xbox 360 players get a couple of deals on […] The post Countdown to 2015 Daily Deal – Day 3 appeared first on Xbox Live's Major Nelson.

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OneDrive will soon support music storage, stream stored music using Xbox app

Posted 2 days ago ago at Neowin with 2 recent echos

Microsoft announced today that the company selling its MixRadio music service to LINE but the company is about to make some serious improvements to its Xbox Music service and it comes with help from OneDrive. We have been hearing and seeing evidence that OneDrive was going to soon support music storage and Neowin has been tipped by a reliable source about the plans for the service. An upcoming update to both OneDrive and Xbox Music will make it possible to store your music in OneDrive and access...

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Announcing General Availability of Mobile Offline Sync

Posted 1 day ago ago at ASP.NET Team with 1 recent echos

When writing modern mobile apps, developers have to consider the reality that end users may not always have network access. This can be due to a transient network issue, or it could be a mobile app thats often used in remote areas with little connectivity. Also, sometimes mobile data plans can be very expensive, so users appreciate apps that limit their network calls. However, many apps dont work offline, because of the challenges of implementing correct sync behavior. Fortunately, Azure Mobile...

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Hands-On with Windows 10 Build 9901

Posted 6 days ago ago at Win Super Site with 1 recent echos

As expected, this newly leaked build of Windows 10 features a ton of improvements over what we've seen officially in the Windows 10 Technical Preview. And it makes me wish we could go back to the old days of weekly builds during Windows betas. Anyway, there is a lot here. But based on just a few minutes of tooling around in the build, I can make some corrections and additions to my previous article, Windows 10 Build 9901 Leaks with Numerous Changes. There are five new wallpapers in all in...

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Microsoft's 'Arcadia' team is building a streaming app and game service

Posted 4 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 2 recent echos

As Microsoft officials themselves have said, as Windows moves forward, Microsoft is looking at services connected to the operating system to monetize it. Some of those services are available today, such as OneDrive, Xbox Live and Office 365. But there are more to come. And one of those is something codenamed Arcadia. Arcadia, according to my sources, is the technology being developed by a new streaming team in Microsoft Operating Systems Group. The Arcadia technology replaces the discontinued...

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Microsoft says Windows 10 preview now has 1.5M testers, 30% use it daily

Posted 3 days ago ago at VentureBeat with 1 recent echos

Microsoft today shared some details about the Windows Insider Program. Most notably, the company says it now has over 1.5 million registered users testing its Windows 10 preview, with about 450k approximately 30 percent using the test builds every day. Compared to previous Windows beta releases, including for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1, preview builds of Windows 10 are getting the most usage. Microsoft has put its internal data in a handy graph for Windows geeks to salivate over: Aul...

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Windows 10: New modern UI icons found, show evolution of the design language

Posted 3 days ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos

While we have new icons for the desktop, it looks like the modern UI icons are being overhauled as well. Thanks to a tip, we can now see the old icons and the new icons side by side; the old icons are the darker gray whereas the new icons are in white. The icons are thinner and generally void of any color fill as well; it looks like nearly every modern UI icon is being updated with Windows 10. The file where these icons were found is called MDL2 Asset which could stand for modern design language...

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