Xiaomi’s Mi MIX will have Cortana pre-installed

It’s no secret that some Android OEMs, including Samsung, have been pre-installing some Microsoft apps on their Android apps as part of a partnership with Microsoft. In a partnership the Chinese phone maker made with Microsoft, Xiaomi was sold about 1,500 patents from Microsoft and in return, Xiaomi pre-installed a bunch of Microsoft Apps on its devices in return. And now it looks the company will be pre-installing Cortana on its devices such as the bezel-less Xiaomi Mi Mix. Continue reading “Xiaomi’s Mi MIX will have Cortana pre-installed”

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Huawei’s holiday deals start today, here’s what the company has to offer

Black Friday is just a couple of days away and companies are giving everyone the low down on the deals that will be coming. Huawei has joined the bandwagon today and is giving everyone a glimpse, and you definitely won’t be disappointed if you’re looking for some new devices.

Huawei is offering some great deals on the Honor 8, Huawei Fit, Huawei Watch, MediaPad M3 and the MateBook + through popular resellers for their holiday sale. The sales start today and run until December 2. Here is what you can get, where you can get it and how long the deal will last. Continue reading “Huawei’s holiday deals start today, here’s what the company has to offer”

HP Rumoured to Launch Another Windows Phone Smartphone in 2017

HP at the MWC in February unveiled the Windows 10-powered Elite X3. The smartphone also supported Windows 10’s Continuum feature and was focused for enterprise customers, but the high price, as well as some of the features that were not working as intended, kept even the most loyal Windows Phone fans from buying one

Despite the mild response to the Elite X3, it looks like HP is planning to launch another Windows phone in 2017.
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How to Configure Windows 10 File Explorer to 0pen This PC by default

In Windows 7 and Windows 8, File Explorer opens by default to the ‘Computer’ or ‘This PC’ view, respectively, giving users an overview of their home folders, local drives, and network locations. This view is still available in Windows 10 but the File Explorer has a new “Quick Access” view. Whenever you open a file browser window, you’ll see a list of “frequent folders” and recent files. This list of folders also replaces the old favorite folders list.

The Quick Access view is similar to the ‘All My Files’ option in Mac OS X, showing users their frequently accessed folders and documents. Continue reading “How to Configure Windows 10 File Explorer to 0pen This PC by default”

Dell’s “Stack” was/is the Intel x86 Windows 10 Phone/PC hybrid

Computers and mobile devices are increasingly able to talk to each other, but the companies that make them still have a long way to go before they offer a truly portable experience. Dell and Intel, however, once embarked on a mission that could have offered a big push in making computing more transferable.

The pictures of a thin phone running some version of Windows 10 on an Intel x86 processor as provided by Evan Blass now have a backstory, also provided by Evan Blass. We now have a more detailed look at the phone/PC hybrid that never made it to market.
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iMessage for Android will be here, but it’d be Skype from Microsoft

Microsoft’s Skype team reports that Skype Preview version 11.9 is now available packing a feature called SMS Relay. That means users can send and receive SMS and MMS messages on a Windows 10 desktop or laptop with Skype Preview installed. The drawback is that the source smartphone must have Windows 10 Mobile and Skype Preview installed to utilize this new feature. But not to worry, Microsoft assures that this will be coming to both Android and iOS in the future.  Continue reading “iMessage for Android will be here, but it’d be Skype from Microsoft”

Asphalt Xtreme speeds onto Android, iOS and Windows : First impressions

Gameloft teased its newest car racing game Asphalt Xtreme several times in the last couple of weeks. The game even went live in Google Play store, but it was only available in a few countries. The game’s soft-launch last month allowed Gameloft to fine-tune Asphalt Xtreme and squash and bugs that might have ruined players’ gameplay experience.

The game is now available for the general public on Android, iOS and Windows (PC and mobile). Continue reading “Asphalt Xtreme speeds onto Android, iOS and Windows : First impressions”

Google drops a zero-day on Microsoft, Redmond calls Google’s behaviour ‘disappointing’

Google went public a couple of days ago with a zero-day flaw in Windows just days after reporting the problem to Microsoft. Google has a policy of notifying the public of unpatched vulnerabilities in third-party software seven days after reporting them to the company concerned if it sees them being actively exploited.

Hackers already knew about the vulnerability and were using it to compromise people’s machines, Google said in a post on its security blog. No fix is available yet. Continue reading “Google drops a zero-day on Microsoft, Redmond calls Google’s behaviour ‘disappointing’”

Microsoft Paint gets 3D; Preview available for download now

Give Microsoft points for accretive messaging: When they decide to tell you what their company is about, they back it up, repeatedly, through an entire cycle of software and hardware releases. For 18 months, there’s been a steady drumbeat from Redmond sending a message that Microsoft wants to empower “people and organizations all over the world” to be as productive as possible. Yesterday’s presentation added another note to the message: Microsoft wants to help you reach your creative potential too, because creativity and productivity go hand-in-hand. Continue reading “Microsoft Paint gets 3D; Preview available for download now”

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