Earlier today, Microsoft's new Windows 10 OS took its first baby steps into the wild through the Windows Insider Program, which lets users take an early look at the OS. Previously I mentioned how you can get back the Modern Start Screen instead of the new Start Menu, something that tablet and Surface owners will want to check out.
Now, I am doing a 10-minute video tour of Windows 10, including how it looks and runs on the Surface Pro 3.
Amongst a slew of Lumia announcements in India, Microsoft also sneaked in a useful companion to use with your Lumia Windows Phones. The company launched the Microsoft Screen Sharing HD-10 accessory, a Miracast receiver with NFC support, which allows users to share their phone's content with other people through any HDMI display.
Launched at the IFA 2014 in Berlin last month, the HD-10 offers a seamless way to showcase your phone's screen in full HD on a big screen wirelessly. The possibilities are endless - from watching movies, playing games, flicking through photos, listening to music, or sharing PowerPoint presentations at the office.
Microsoft announced Windows 10 yesterday, it's the next major version of Windows and you can download a technical preview today. The download went live earlier and a lot of you have already installed to start playing with the new Start menu, Snap enhancements and more. Poll time: Did you install Windows 10?
Verizon is backtracking on its plan to begin throttling data hogs on grandfathered unlimited plans on its 4G LTE network today. Originally, the carrier announced that starting on October 1, unlimited customers who use excessive data on a strained cell site may see their data speeds temporarily reduced, but after public backlash the carrier is now reversing its policy so that there will be no throttling.
Dream Arcade is a neat little 2D platformer for Windows 8.1 that's on sale for $0.99 for the next two weeks! The game features 27 unique and challenging levels that are beautifully hand-drawn. Dream Arcade pits players on a journey through time-hunting for clues, traversing landscapes, and discovering new environments. The game also features touch controls as well as the ability to use a game pad.
The sequel to Krashlander is now available on Windows Phone. You'll remember the original Krashlander as one of the most popular games on Windows Phone way back in the day. The sequel, Krashlander - Ski, Jump, Crash!, continues the gameplay and mechanics you remember from the original. This long overdue followup features more levels, more polish, better physics and more!
While today's release of the Windows 10 Technical Preview for Enterprise does not contain IE12, there are some improvements in its version of the Internet Explorer web browser that have been included in the preview build.
Microsoft isn't offering much information at this point on its app strategy for Windows 10, but that may change on November 12 as the company could make some announcements at two events; one in New York City and the other in London.
Basketball season is upon us and that really only means one thing to us gamers, NBA 2K15 will be in our hands shortly. Today, the guys over at 2K Sports revealed how they plan on taking MyPARK, which debuted last year on NBA 2K14, to another level on Xbox One. However, this year it's going beyond just the park. New features include affiliations, Jordan Rec Center, new rep system, and even a MyPARK Championship.
Following the lead of AT&T and Sprint, Verizon Wireless will now be giving subscribers of its More Everything plans even more data, though you'll have to sign up this month to qualify. More data begins with the 12 GB plan, which will now net you a 15 GB data bucket each month, and goes all the way up to the 50 GB data plan, which through the promotion will double your data to a whopping 100 GB to consume. That's a lot of Netflix streaming to consume each month!
Windows 10 Technical Preview is only a couple of hours old, but Microsoft already has some patches out for it. If you have installed the Preview, you should head into Settings and check for those updates as you may have waiting for you.
Microsoft has even included a nice changelog of the fixes and patches, one of which applies to Surface owners.
Today, Microsoft unveiled their Windows Technical Preview for the new Windows 10 operating system. There are obviously plenty of questions from users about upgrading to the Preview, and one of those has to deal with the Modern Start Screen.
If like me, you installed the Technical Preview but you would like to get back the Modern Start Screen, here is a quick and easy way to make that happen.
It goes without saying that the launch of the Windows 10 Technical Preview by Microsoft is not for every PC owner. Indeed, the company has posted up a list that indicates some folks may not be able to run the build.
If you have already downloaded and installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview for Enterprise on your PC, you will have plenty of time to test it out. Microsoft has revealed that the preview build won't expire until April 15, 2015.
While it sounds like the long awaited Windows Phone port of the popular free VLC media app won't be out anytime soon, the team at VideoLAN is still working on their update for the Windows 8.1 app.
Today, we got some new screenshots from their latest build of that app.
Microsoft is making the Technical Preview available through their Windows Insider Program, which lets users download and try the new OS prior to its release sometime in mid-2015.
You know, the Xbox One controller is pretty great. It features a much superior d-pad to that of the Xbox 360's, and unparalleled rumble in the trigger buttons to boot. On the other hand, the bumper buttons are a step back from the 360's, and will never be as responsive as you'd want in a game like Killer Instinct.
A company called Console Tuner is on the case. They have engineered a USB peripheral called the Titan One that lets you use Playstation 4 controllers with the Xbox One, and vice versa. In fact, you can even use Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and pretty much any USB controller on your modern consoles. You have to admit, that sounds like an especially useful accessory.
These TPU cases from Amzer are molded to fit your Nokia Lumia 1520 perfectly from edge to edge and shield against minor impacts. Not to mention they're highly resistant to fingerprints and abrasions, too. For only $4.95 today, you can't go wrong with picking up one (or two) in either black or white.
Sprint has announced that, starting today, they are offering "double the data" on high-end data plans compared to AT&T and Verizon. Sprint's 32GB, 40GB, and 60GB Family Share Pack plans will now offer 60GB, 80GB, and 100GB at no extra cost. Customers must sign up by October 31 in order to take advantage of the offer. Existing customers can take advantage of the promotion by visiting a Sprint retail store or call Sprint customer support.