Tech Recap: Microsoft Band, unlimited OneDrive, Halo, Windows 10

Microsoft Band on Tech Recap

This week on tech, Microsoft releases its fitness tracker, the Microsoft Band, a $199.99 wristband with many smartphone features. And to get you started with the new band, this week I covered many of the basics you need to know about the device such as how to pair it with your phone, how to change the theme color and wallpaper, how to control notifications and haptic alerts, tips on battery life, where to download the Microsoft Band Sync app for Windows. And I also published a list of questions and answers with all facts you must know about the health tracker.

The band is just a small part of the Microsoft plans on creating a new market, deeply it’s all about the Microsoft Health platform. A platform that is powered by machine learning and the cloud to store, access and analyze health data to provide users with useful information to live healthier.

This week also, Microsoft announces Xbox One price cut, Office 365 customers now get unlimited OneDrive storage in the cloud, Surface Pro 3 gets a new system firmware update, and Halo 2: Anniversary documentary is now available for free through Xbox Video.

Finally, Windows 10 gets OneGet, a new Linux-like package management system to install and remove apps with a single command line in PowerShell. Microsoft says that Continuum for Windows 10 arrives in a near future for testing, and the company also demos new trackpad gestures and multiple monitor support for the upcoming operating system. All this and more…

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He's also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ & Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, and LinkedIn.