Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella issued a new statement today saying that the company "is putting its full and sustained support" behind its Surface tablet program, indirectly refuting a rumor that Microsoft could shut down its Surface hardware division.
Ahead of Diwali(known as the festival of lights), Microsoft India is offering deals on the Lumia 530 and the Lumia 630 in the country. From now until October 23, customers purchasing a Lumia 530 will get a guaranteed cashback of Rs. 1001 ($16), with Lumia 630 purchases entailing a cashback of Rs. 1501 ($25).
Microsoft is readying an update that will bring improved pressure sensitivity control to the Surface Pro 3 pen in a few weeks. This will come by way of a control panel app that will be available in the Windows Store in about two weeks. The update won't allow users to map the pen's side buttons, but that may be coming in a future update.
Microsoft has already announced that the version of Internet Explorer that is available in the Windows 10 Technical Preview supports the HTTP/2, but in a new blog post today, the company says that is actually huge news for websites; especially the developers who make them and the busniness that depend on them for revenue.
Blinkbox Music is a music service by UK supermarket Tesco. The company's attempt to tap into the streaming market has led the team to launch mobile apps, including an official client for Windows Phone. While we're looking at the initial release, it's quite the experience on Microsoft's mobile platform. Tesco's catalogue of music contains over 12 million songs, making it an attractive option for those seeking an alternative to popular streaming services.
Windows Phone users who are used to the predictive text feature on its virtual keyboard will be happy to learn that the Windows 10 Technical Preview also offers the same kind of feature, at least in some form.
Over the course of 3086 queries made by digital marketing consulting firm Stone Temple, Android's voice-activated search through Google Now returned 1795 results enhanced with custom content, while Siri on the iPhone served up 908 knowledge panels, and Windows Phone's Cortana gave 630. Knowledge panels are custom-built to answer specific types of questions, and do more than just shoot back web results.
Microsoft has been great about adding new features to the Xbox One via system updates on a regular basis since its launch a year ago, and that will apparently continue in the near future as Xbox leader Phil Spencer has revealed the console will be adding support for custom backgrounds and themes, along with the ability to take screenshots, in the future.
This morning, Microsoft UK published a teaser video under the #OfficeLove hashtag. There was a lot of speculation about what the announcement would be, with even some users focusing on the iPhone in the video. As it turns out, Microsoft was getting ready to tout new survey results in regards to using a Lumia for work and for pleasure.
AT&T has agreed to pay a total of $105 million to settle claims that the wireless carrier "billed customers millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party subscriptions and premium text messaging services."
Microsoft's launch of the Windows 10 Technical Preview last week brought back the Start menu and support for multiple desktops but users who want to go deep inside the OS will find some changes and improvements in the command line console, or conhost.exe, as well
There's not that many fighting games to choose from for the Xbox One so the release of Divekick should be a welcome one for fans of the genre. The game, developed by Iron Galaxy Studios, already has a big following on the PC, PS3 and PS Vita and is now available for purchase and download for Microsoft's console for $9.99.
Update: The XIM app from Microsoft is now available. Download information found below. US only.
Microsoft has just announced Xim, a new app that will be available today for Windows Phone, Android and iOS. Xim allows you to share photos easily with a group of friends nearby. You can then all view and browse the same photo content at the same time. With Xim you share your photos, not your phone.