Microsoft has made it so parents can search through national ranking and academic ratings for schools on Bing, from elementary all the way up to higher education. There's also a rating for the immediate area, which is an important factor when considering placements, especially if it means the family will relocate to accommodate said education. As with numerous features of Bing, this is open to those who reside in the US.
Microsoft has today announced that Bing is now accepting requests from the general public in Europe to remove search links under a "right-to-be-forgotten" ruling. The company is urging consumers to get started with filling in an online form to ensure links they wish to have removed are no longer displayed in search results. This move follows Google who is also accepting such requests.
Less than 24 hours ago, AT&T has announced that they are selling the Nokia Lumia 635. Tonight, we got our hands on the device during their Holiday showcase in New York City. It features a 4.5-inch 854 x 480 IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, 5-megapixel camera, 8 GB internal storage expandable up to 128 GB with micro SD, and 512 MB of RAM.
We asked an AT&T representative to tell us their Nokia Lumia 635 story. Head past the break to watch the video.
Preview for Developers program temporarily halted as Microsoft looks to resolve issues
Earlier today we reported that certain Windows Phone users were having issues getting the Lumia Cyan update. Specifically, people running the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers and using BitLocker full disk encryption through their companies were having problems upgrading, resulting in locked phones.
Microsoft has just issued a statement and recommends users downgrade the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers to commercial software before downloading the Lumia Cyan update. Additionally, Microsoft has temporarily suspended the preview program, including today's 12400 build.
It was last Thursday that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent a companywide memo. In a letter to employees, Satya Nadella laid out the plans for the company including organizational changes. Many took that to be the code words for upcoming layoffs. He avoided questions the next day about any pending layoffs, but a few days later Bloomberg reported that Microsoft was set to lay off a large amount of staff as part of organizational changes. New info out today suggests those cuts are coming tomorrow morning and will primarily impact those from the Nokia acquisition.
The Xbox One has had a rough start, but things have been turning around for the console over the past few months. The new $399 offering was expected to help move units and it certainly looks to have done just that. Microsoft has just announced that Xbox One Sales more than doubled during the month of June.
Microsoft is changing up how developers get resources for Windows Phone and Windows 8. In fact, they're actually merging developer resources for Windows and Windows Phone. That's not all, they're adding twenty one new payout markets and highlighting the new Kinect for Windows 2.0 SDK. Details on all changes below.
A long time ago there was this Adolf Hitler guy, and it turns out he was history's biggest jerk. As a result, many people have fantasized about going back in time and killing the punk off before he got into everybody's business. Lots of videogames take place during World War II, but they don't let players kill little Adolf due to some notion called historical accuracy.
Still, the Sniper Elite games aren't afraid to put Hitler behind the cross-hairs. Sniper Elite V2 offered a DLC called "Assassinate The Führer," and now Sniper Elite III follows up with the sequel mission called "Hunt the Grey Wolf." Yes, players can kill Hitler all over again in Sniper Elite III – this time in balmy North Africa! The "Hunt the Grey Wolf" DLC is $7.99 on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Read on for impressions and our exclusive mission highlights video!
In a bold move supporting cord cutters, satellite provider DirecTV is allowing users to stream NFL Sunday Ticket games to their personal devices without requiring a satellite dish in the process. Streaming will work on Microsoft's Xbox console as well as compatible Android phones and tablets and Apple's iPhone and iPad.
Although Lumia devices tend to garner the most attention on Windows Phone, Samsung comes in second with their occasional ATIV releases, including the recent Verizon ATIV SE. Like Nokia, Samsung makes their own apps for their branded Windows Phones in an attempt to differentiate themselves from the competition.
Today, Samsung has released a new app named ATIV BizCard.
Microsoft has thrown the switch on a new release of the Preview for Developers and Windows Phone 8.1. Starting at 1 PM ET, those who are enrolled in the free Preview for Developers program are receiving build 12400 of the OS, which is a small jump from the previous 12397.
Currently, it is not known what changes are brought with the latest release, though it is most likely fixes for stability and other optimizations.
Back in April 2013, Ms.Splosion Man arrived for Windows Phone users with Xbox LIVE support. The game is based on of the famous – and hilarious – XBLA game originally developed by Twisted Pixel. The only problem is the game is only for Windows Phone 7.x, meaning those with Windows Phone 8 were unable to partake in the wacky platformer adventure. At the time, Microsoft informed us that they had no intentions to update the game for Windows Phone 8, making this game almost dead in the water upon release.
Now that Windows Phone 8.1 is starting to officially rollout for consumers, Bluetooth 4.0 LE enabled devices are a bigger deal. Adidas miCoach is a running and training app for Windows Phone that came out late last year. Initially for Lumia devices it is now available for everyone (though Lumia owners still get exclusive voice packs).
Today, version 184.108.40.206 (up from 1.2.2853.0) is live in the Store and with it a few new options for those on Windows Phone 8.1.
A representative for BlackBerry indicated that the long awaited BBM app beta test for Windows Phone should start sometime on Thursday, even as the messaging app itself has already been updated following its appearance last week in the Windows Phone Store.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made his pitch today that the company will offer the best products and services for dual use in the business and personal technology world. Nadella made those remarks during his speech as part of the second keynote event at the company's 2014 Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington DC.
Pinball FX2 is a bittersweet game for many Windows Phone gamers. A Windows Phone version of the popular Xbox 360 game was supposed to come along in 2012 (see our interview), but it turned into vaporware (unofficial cancellation) instead. At least it did come out on Windows 8, giving tablet and PC gamers plenty of pinball goodness to enjoy.
The Xbox One is still a new console and doesn't have a pinball game to its name. That will soon change with the arrival of Pinball FX2! Zen Studios' epic pinball platform has long been announced for Microsoft's latest console as part of the ID@Xbox program. And now the Xbox One version has an official release date: July 31. The base game will cost nothing and includes a full table for free! Read on for more details and a list of tables that will be available to buy at launch.
The Lumia Cyan update has only just started rolling out for the Lumia 625 and Lumia 925, but already we're seeing some of the first bugs come to light. According to a lengthy thread on the Nokia support forum, consumers are experiencing issues after upgrading their Lumia Windows Phones running the 8.1 Preview for Developers and using BitLocker full disk encryption.
The BitLocker encryption appears to cause the smartphone to hang on boot, making it unusable. All that's presented to the user is a message to connect the device to a PC. Luckily, there's a solution, but it requires a full reset the Windows Phone using Nokia's software suite.
The Quikr team have revealed on Facebook that they're actively working on an official Windows Phone app for the region of India. The service is an incredibly popular destination for classifieds, enabling consumers to trade, buy and/or sell listings. There are over 12 categories, containing over 140 sub-categories that range from mobiles, real estate and cars to services, jobs, entertainment and general electronics.