This week on tech, we had a closer look to the consumer features Microsoft is readying for Windows 10, thanks to the leaked version of the operating system. We had our hands on Cortana running on the desktop, Settings app, and we learned how to install Windows 10 build 9901 on a virtual machine. Additionally, I published a video detailing all the new features and changes of the leaked version of Windows 10.
Also this week Microsoft published a new post detailing why Windows Insiders didn’t get a new build on December, talked about the Windows 10 numbers, and promised the January Technical Preview will be worth the wait.
Office Sway became available for everyone without the need of an invitation. Gestures Beta app for Lumia Windows Phones released making a lot easier to interact with phone calls without touching the screen. Microsoft published the Xim app to let users share photos temporarily with friends, but also allowing users to show those images to a Chromecast, Apple TV, and Xbox One. Xbox One gets five new apps, including Pandora, Vevo, Bravo, Telemundo, and Popcornflix.
Microsoft is reportedly working on a new project codenamed “Arcadia” to stream apps and games to Windows (PC, tablet, and phone) from the cloud. A video showed us the first Microsoft Band teardown to see what is inside the fitness band.
Lumia Windows Phones around the world begun to receive the latest Denim update and the company published a video on how to install the update properly. New rumor suggest Microsoft is working to integrate OneDrive and Xbox Music to allow users to stream music store in OneDrive using the Xbox Music.
Amazon reduces the Surface Pro 3 price by $100 and throws on top a $100 gift card, a deal hard to let it pass.
This week I published beginner’s guide to Xbox One detailing all you can expect the first day using the console. The guide helps you to prepare and setup the console, plus you’ll learned a few valuable tips and tricks to get up and running in no time. You also learned how to change the default Cortana’s taskbar search box text in Windows 10.
Finally, this week I published the new collection of wallpapers for Christmas. All this and more…
Welcome to Pureinfotech: Tech Recap edition. Each weekend I will bring you a compilation of articles of the week, including how-to guides, features, tech news, and more. This is simply a list with a brief description of pieces you might have missed or you might just want to read again.
- Amazon deal: $100 off on any Surface Pro 3, plus $100 gift card
- How to change default Cortana’s taskbar search box text in Windows 10
- Five new apps on Xbox One: Pandora, Vevo, Bravo, Telemundo, and Popcornflix
- Microsoft soon to integrate Xbox Music and OneDrive to stream music stored in the cloud
- Xbox One: What to expect the first day, the ultimate guide to an amazing experience (editorial)
- The Microsoft Band teardown: A look inside the fitness band (video)
- Microsoft begins rolling out Lumia Denim update and video shows how to get it (update)
- Microsoft promises more Windows 10 awesomeness is on the way
- Microsoft’s Xim app let you share photos to Chromecast, Apple TV, and Xbox One
- Christmas Desktop Fun: Cheerful holiday wallpaper collection
- Microsoft builds Gestures Beta app for Lumia Windows Phones
- Office Sway now available as preview for everyone
- Arcadia is Microsoft’s newest project to stream apps and games to Windows
- First look: early build of Windows 10 consumer preview features many changes (video)
- Windows 10 build 9901: fixing installation on a virtual machine (video)
- Windows 10 build 9901: Hands-on with the Settings app
- Windows 10 build 9901: Hands-on with Cortana running on the desktop
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