The research firm Gartner is predicting that the total number of PC, tablet and mobile phone shipments will go up 4.2 percent worldwide in 2014, with traditional PC shipments starting to recover while tablets slow down.
At the HP APJ Summit 2014 in Mumbai, India last week, HP unveiled a colorful new lineup of consumer notebooks. The new HP notebook series - HP Pavilion 14 and Pavilion 15, HP Pavilion x360, and the HP ENVY 15 – features unique designs in eye-catching colors, combining style and function.
I spent some time with the HP Pavilion x360, the touch convertible PC designed for productivity and entertainment. The x360 features a 360-degree hinge that enables users to easily convert the notebook into a stand, tent, or tablet mode.
Cortana knows how to sing. She can also tell jokes. She can do a lot of other things, but one feature that we frequently use is setting the alarm. Some of you may know how to do this already, but continue reading if this is new to you. Watch our how-to video after the break.
Microsoft has been heavily rumored to launch a device with a 3D user interface later this year, with the device allegedly slated for a launch in the month of November. However, a report out of Neowin suggests that Microsoft is considering launching two handsets that come with the 3D Touch feature enabled.
BBC Radio access has been absent on the platform (officially, anyway - see Podcast Lounge), but finally UK Windows Phone owners are now able to enjoy their favorite radio stations while on the move with the official BBC iPlayer Radio app. Whether you're a hipster with BBC Radio 1 or prefer a more laid back experience with BBC Radio 3, this app will provide you the means to tune into live programs and enjoy some beats.
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The Lumia 520 Satin Case brings case innovation alive again with its brushed aluminum texture and trimmed high gloss accents for an all-around reliable solution against damage. The wear-resistant material that the Satin Case is made from will enhance your grip and shield against scratches.
Amazon UK has launched a dedicated store that features various wearable devices across categories like activity trackers, smartwatches, smartglasses, wearable cameras and more. With over a 100 different products already listed, Amazon's wearable technology store currently offers the largest selection of wearable devices.
Microsoft is preparing to launch Kinect for Windows version 2 by July 15, according to a listing on the Microsoft Store. The new camera for desktops was developed sharing the same technologies as its console counterpart, but comes with some new improvements to boot.
The Lumia 1525 from Microsoft was leaked only yesterday by @evleaks, but the notorious leakster isn't finished with this rumored handset. Today, it's reported that not only will the Windows Phone be available through T-Mobile US, but it won't be carrier exclusive meaning consumers on both AT&T and Verizon may be able to get their hands on the device – as well as those who reside outside the US.
Since it'll be available alongside the Lumia 1520 in places, the Lumia 1525 is said to have some notable upgrades over its sibling, including the new Snapdragon 801 SoC (system on a chip).
We love discovering fun games from indie developers. Here's one you might like. It's called Dark Way Down, a puzzle game from Daniel Fairley. It has been released recently for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Want to see how it looks? Head past the break to watch the gameplay on the Nokia Lumia Icon.
As part of new security protocol at foreign airports, the United States Transportation Security Administration will require cell phones and select electronic devices to be fully charged with the ability to be powered on when going through security screening. The TSA says that devices that won't power on will not be allowed on flights headed to the U.S.
Nokia has posted the first commercial for the Lumia 930. The 90-second spot features three friends using their Lumia 930s while going on a roadtrip. The commercial shows off the camera, note-taking, location search, and re-arranging Live Tiles.
What do you think of this first ad? Leave your thoughts below in the comments.
Source: Nokia on YouTube
It looks like Microsoft and Nokia have a new Lumia 930 flipcover that complements the phone and brings the color aesthetics from the device to the protective accessory. As its name implies, the Flipcover is a case that Lumia 930 snaps into and has a protective flipcover flap that will protect the screen when the device isn't currently in use. The cover has cutouts that provide easy access to the ports, buttons, and of course the 20-megapixel PureView camera on the rear.
Piano Tiles is an addictive, yet sometimes frustrating game now available on Windows Phone. Previously, only cloned copies were available, but the title was recently published on the Windows Phone Store under the developer's name. In fact, it's so official, the developer has even linked to this version on its website. So, what exactly does Piano Tiles provide players? As the name suggests, it's a game requiring players to tap piano tiles, but there's a twist – you're not to tap the white keys. It may sound simple enough, but it's not.
Netatmo produces neat home connected products enabling owners to monitor indoor temperature, relative humidity, sound levels and even CO2 readings to live in a healthier home. Weather stations monitor both inside and outside the home, while a smart thermostat ensures the house remains at a comfortable level. We're covering Netatmo because official Windows Phone apps are available for both the weather stations and Netatmo Thermostat, perfect for those who have the units installed at home.
Fhotoroom is a popular Windows Phone photography app with social network and photo editor functionality, as well as camera support to boot. Fhotoroom can be used as a standalone app or you can register to share your photos with other Fhotoroom members. The Fhotoroom photo editor covers the basics, including filters and frame, providing some degree of choice to the user. Today, we're looking at a rather large update, which has just been published on the store.