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Microsoft Lumia 950 May Not Be The Likeable Device You Think It Is

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If you are an owner of a Nokia Lumia 920, 925, or 1020, you might still be feeling pretty burned by Microsoft's decision not to upgrade your device to Windows 10 Mobile , despite promises. As an alternative, you can head on over to a physical Microsoft Store and trade in your device there. The display of the Microsoft Lumia 950 is 5.2 inches. Lee mas »

Microsoft covered its new Surface Signature Type Cover in fancy Italian fabric

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Microsoft has given the Surface Pro 4 Type Cover a luxurious makeover by introducing a new high-end version done up in Alcantara . Microsoft is getting all fancy with a new keyboard for the Surface Pro 4. Indeed, it may be that with a soft, cushioned "surface" instead of a metallic one, you will reduce the chance of impact damage to a slight extent and reduce scratches on the framework, keeping your Surface Pro looking newer for longer. Lee mas »

Microsoft introduces 'luxurious' Surface Pro keyboard that looks better over time

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The so-called Signature Type Cover for the Surface Pro 4 comes with the exact same features as the standard versions, but it is covered in Alcantara , a more expensive material that's often used in cars. According to the Microsoft blog post, "Each Signature Type Cover takes five weeks to produce, as the material is extruded and crimped, needle-punched and dyed". Lee mas »

Microsoft working on "Picture in Picture" feature for Windows 10

For organizations wanting to track when Microsoft released, or is planning to release, its products and features, try the Microsoft Product Roadmap resource published at 1105 Media sister site RCPmag.com. Microsoft explained that customers will be able to access updated images for Windows 10 1511 in the coming weeks through Windows Update, Windows Update for Business, and Windows Server Update Services, as well as the Volume Licensing Service Centre and MSDN. Lee mas »

Experts crack Petya ransomware, enable hard drive decryption for free

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Victims of Petya ransomware have experienced a lock screen warning that their hard drive was encrypted with a military grade encryption algorithm and the only way to unlock it was to cough up the bitcoins to purchase a decryption key. This application scans hard drives for Petya infections and automates the process of extracting the information needed to crack the ransomware . Once Mr. Lee mas »

Microsoft Reveals New Windows 10 Features Coming in the Anniversary Update

The Windows 10 roadmap page that we've already told you about during the week also includes more information about some new and undisclosed features that are scheduled to be part of the Anniversary Update due in the summer. Windows 10 just about beats it with 14.15 percent. For devices configured to "Defer Upgrades", they will get Win10 1511 as soon as the updated media is published (further deferral delays via policy is not supported for Windows 10 1507). Lee mas »

Microsoft Outs Desktop App Converter: Here's What You Can Do With It

The launch of Windows 10 was plagued with delays, so it will be interesting to see if this release is more timely. Check out IT/Dev Connections! This app helps developers convert classic desktop applications to packaged UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps for Windows 10 and then extend them with unique Windows 10/UWP features. Lee mas »

Microsoft Outs Desktop App Converter

The Windows Phone devices today stand at just 1% of the market of smartphone devices, and have lost out over 50% of their existing market share in 2015-16. According to its creators, the NexDock will play nicely with a bunch of devices like Windows 10 Mobile handsets, some Windows-based tablets, the Raspberry Pi 3, the Kangaroo PC, and other PC stick computers. Lee mas »

Windows 10 Mobile to Windows 8.1 Downgrade The Best Way

In July 2016, Microsoft will roll out a Windows 10 Anniversary Update to bring new features to consumers and developers alike. At its annual Build developers conference , held last week in San Francisco, Microsoft execs highlighted new and updated products and services relevant to its developer audience. Lee mas »

Windows 10 Redstone Mobile Lock Screen to Feature A Camera Icon

If you are running a stable version of Windows 10 now, you may have noticed that you can not control the volume of apps running on the system individually. "We crafted the Lumia 650 with the finest detail while delivering a consistent and familiar Windows 10 experience", says Ajey Mehta, country general manager, Microsoft India, in a statement. Lee mas »

Adobe updates Flash Player patching active zero-day vulnerability

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In the meantime, users should make sure their version of Flash is as up-to-date as possible. This is because of a heap mitigation that Adobe introduced in version 21.0.0.182 and is also present in version 21.0.0.197. While Adobe claimed that the latest in-the-wild exploits were only targeting Windows 10 users, it would be wise for Flash fans to update the software immediately. Lee mas »

Adobe Rolls out Emergency Update for Flash Player

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The RANSOM_CERBER.A ransomware has been buried in ads on bad websites and when clicked, encrypts all of your data and issues a demand of up to $1,000 to give you your files back. It noted that there have been attacks on users of Microsoft Corporation's (MSFT) Windows 10, as well as on earlier versions of the company's operating system. Lee mas »

Behemoth Black Hole Found in an Unlikely Place

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Interestingly, the stars around the center of NGC 1600 are moving as if the black hole were a binary. While further study is needed, the mass of the supermassive black hole alone gives clues to the galaxy's past. Most of the galaxy's gas was consumed long ago when the black hole blazed as a brilliant quasar from material streaming into it that was heated into a glowing plasma. Lee mas »

Apple Watch 2 Delayed Due to the Original Apple Watch

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the Apple Watch during an Apple special event at the Apple headquarters on March 21, 2016 in Cupertino, California. The all new and improved, Watch 2, has not appeared in Apple's March 21 big event. Since modular straps have already been included in many other smartwatches, it is likely that Apple is going to bring out such straps for its upcoming Apple Watch 2. Lee mas »

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Windows 10 Anniversary Update To Feature Start Menu Changes

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As Thurrott reports, a proper dark theme will be making its way to Windows 10 accompanying the first Redstone update slated to arrive this summer. Before now, Cortana lived inside the Windows Phone , which very few people own , so you probably didn't realize how helpful she could be. "With 30 regions worldwide - more than every major cloud provider combined - Azure's massive scale means developers and businesses alike can focus on creating the next generation of unbelievable ... Lee mas »

Microsoft Lumia 950: Microsoft The One To Blame

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It has been estimated that with the Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile devices flopping in the markets, the company has lost out close to $15 Billion as per various estimates, but there has been little to no progress. None of those, mind you, qualifies for Continuum anyway, but that only means there are fewer Windows 10 smartphones to begin with. For years, Windows was dominated by the mouse. Lee mas »

Apple iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4: Comparing The Heavyweights

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Apple kicked off its very busy 2016 with a couple of significant updates to its iPhone and iPad stable in the form of the iPhone SE and the iPad Pro 9.7. Both devices comes running on the A9X processor and is powered by the new iOS 9 software. As with the iPad Pro 12.9, this is only available with a US English layout, which is likely to irritate anyone needing the £ or € symbols, for example. Lee mas »

Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 innovations

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According to CTO Miguel de Icaza, the new tools will include scratchpad features similar to Xcode's Swift Playgrounds - replacing much of what was delivered using Mono with Microsoft's Roslyn. "Think of bots that you will build as the new websites or new mobile apps". The glaring weakness in that narrative appears at the end of that sentence. Lee mas »

Microsoft pushes out minor update to Windows 10 Camera app

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It isn't clear that the apps being made for Windows 10 will be sufficient to get people to buy phones running the software. Clearly, Windows 10 picked up momentum last month. That said, if you've already upgraded to Windows 10 , you may as well see how Cortana's musical knowledge stacks up in comparison to whatever you used before. Lee mas »

Unlocked Microsoft Lumia 950 now available for $499.99

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Though the official website of the company lists the Microsoft Lumia 650 Dual SIM smartphone as "Coming Soon", it appears that a third party has leaked it already. The 650 comes with 16GB inbuilt memory, which can be further expanded up to 200GB through the microSD card slot. Microsoft's Lumia 650 has finally crossed the pond. Lee mas »

Who Died in The Walking Dead Finale? (Spoilers )

Even cliffhangers are fairly common, but fans are starting to feel enough is enough. After 16 episodes and 80 questions, he becomes our leaderboard champ for the entire season thanks to his impressive 84% accuracy and 95,623-point score. Bloody and disturbing deaths aren't new on the show . The villain even joyously says his trademark lines in the comics, exclaiming on how Glenn is "taking it like a champ" after the character tries to get up. Lee mas »

Microsoft Surface phone rumours

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Here's one point Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller didn't make in calling the new 9.7-inch iPad the ultimate PC replacement : if you buy it, you won't have to pay for an Office 365 subscription to use Microsoft's iOS Office apps. It combines the iPad Air 2's looks, display, and form factor with the hardware and features of its bigger sibling, the 13-inch iPad Pro. People who are fond of the iPad Pro features but don't wish to handle a 12.9inch tablet, it is good news that iPad Pro ... Lee mas »

Microsoft To Go To The Edge To Offer Adblocking

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If the Edge Browser does adopt native ad blocking, it would be the second flagship Internet browser to adopt the feature . After publication, a spokeswoman said the slide referred only to coming support for extensions such as ad blockers. Lee mas »

Tesla Unveils $35000 Model 3 Electric Car, Shipping Late 2017

The auto is spacious and can comfortably fit five adults, Musk said, adding that "comfortably is the important part here". The company intends to expand its worldwide charging network, doubling the number of supercharging units and increasing its destination chargers fourfold by the end of next year. Lee mas »

Microsoft Edge browser may get a built-in ad blocker

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The company has added extensions for Pinterest, Amazon, Evernote, LastPass, Reddit, AdBlock and AdBlock Plus, major companies with millions of customers. While ad blocking features are always helpful, we always advocate supporting your favorite web sites by viewing their ads, so we would appreciate it if you consider whitelisting Neowin . Lee mas »

Anniversary Update of Windows 10 Will Include Taskbar Notification Badges

During Build 2016 this past week, Microsoft's (presumably) big jaw dropping announcement was the ability to run Bash shell on Windows 10. 85 percent smartphones on Android; Windows phones keep sliding! We remind you that, previously, Microsoft has never rolled new builds for its operating system on Friday, but cumulative updates might be pushed out right before the weekend, because they come with performance improvements, bug fixes and very rarely bring new features . Lee mas »

Pratyusha Banerjee death: Autopsy report says asphyxia cause of death

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Pratyusha's sister Rishita has also said that it is unbelievable for her that the TV actress would have committed suicide. The site adds that Pratyusha was planning to Wednesday her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh in the coming weeks, but claimed she had become "extremely depressed" in their relationship. Lee mas »

Want Redstone on your Xbox One? Switch to Dev Mode

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Developer Volition and publisher Deep Silver have already released a native Xbox One version of their over-the-top open world action game, Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, that also has all of the game's post-release DLC packs, along with a visual upgrade and other features. Lee mas »

Microsoft Surface Phone To Release In October With 8GB RAM, 500GB Storage

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But Windows chief insists that he is committed to the platform. "The overall quality of the platform, including the Windows 10 SDK, and Swrve's unique vision of CRM were a great fit for Happn". Myerson says Windows Phone is now not the platform Microsoft is focusing on. The final blow to Windows 10 as a competitive mobile platform probably came when HERE Maps announced that it will pull its app from Windows store and remove support for Windows 10 and Windows 8 phone apps from 29 March. Lee mas »

Microsoft's Tay Twitter bot made a brief return - and swore a lot

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This time, the Tay Twitter account embarked on a 15-minute spamming rampage, before falling silent again. Tay was created as a project by Microsoft's Technology and Research department and the team behind the company's search engine Bing, in an effort to conduct research on machine comprehension of conversations. Lee mas »

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 Mobile upgrade for select phones

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Windows 10 is now available for Lumia 435, Lumia 535, Lumia 635 (1GB RAM version), Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 735, Lumia 830, Lumia 930, Lumia 540, and Lumia 1520. How to upgrade to  Windows 10 Mobile? Microsoft  has yet to roll out the Windows 10 upgrade to Windows RT tablets and it may  reveal  more details about it soon. Lee mas »

Windows 10 Redstone preview Build 14295 released for PCs and phones

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Microsoft holds its annual developer conference this week and is expected to unveil a new feature for Windows 10 that revolves around its signature Live Tiles. The Xbox Dev Mode allows anyone to build and test software using the Universal Windows Program (UWP). On the Xbox One , it'll finally deliver on the promise of running Windows 10 apps from the Windows Store . Lee mas »

Watch Microsoft's Build 2016 Keynote Live, Right Here

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Perhaps the most notable change is the vastly improved stylus support. This seeing eye bot could even read a menu or describe the expressions on people's faces. Windows 10 is also set to get interactive Live Tiles feature that would allow users to reply to specific notifications without having to open the app. Lee mas »

Microsoft Just Announced a Huge Number For Windows 10

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The desktop app from Uber gives publicity to Microsoft's Universal Windows platform that will give developers the idea on how the UWP works and push them to make more apps which work across desktop and mobile platforms. Microsoft Windows chief Terry Myerson at Microsoft Build 2016. This news comes following recent speculation about users getting the option to run Bash shell on Windows 10. Lee mas »

New Headlight Safety Ratings Show Most Cars Need Improvement

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Ten vehicles - including the Cadillac ATS, Chevrolet Malibu, and Mercedes C-Class - earned " Poor " ratings. The  Arlington, Virginia , institute evaluated 31 different midsize vehicles, and because they can be fitted with different headlights, it assigned a total of 82 ratings based on every possible headlight combination available from auto dealers. Lee mas »

Guide: What Time Does Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV Start?

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In just a few hours, publisher Square Enix is set to begin "Final Fantasy XV's" Uncovered event. For a game that's been in the works for many, many years, we know surprisingly little about Final Fantasy XV - but that's about to change. It will be the fifteenth game of the Final Fantasy franchise. However, it later at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo, the name of the game was changed from Final Fantasy Versus XIII to Final Fantasy XV . Lee mas »

Microsoft Surface Hub Begins Shipping to Businesses

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Like so many products, it was the third version that really took off. Now, the company is looking for lightning to strike again with  Surface Hub , the table-sized version of the touch-enabled PC. Companies and organizations wanting to jump on the Surface Hub bandwagon can find  a list of resellers here . Microsoft's huge Surface Hub was unveiled previous year during the launch of Windows 10, but was delayed twice before it could be released, reports  The Verge . Lee mas »

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick announce they're back together

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She's sitting next to Disick in a second video with the  caption:  "So, um, we wanted you guys to hear it first". Just last week,  Scott  joked on  Snapchat  that he and  Kourtney  - the sister of Kim  Kardashian  West,  Khloe   Kardashian ,  Kendall Jenner  and  Kylie Jenner  - were getting back together. Lee mas »

'The Walking Dead' season 6 finale spoilers

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In "East", Daryl was shot by Dwight (Austin Amelio), the same guy who killed Denise (Merritt Wever) in the previous episode, "Twice As Far". I mean, great example, he walks through "The Walking Dead" comic book killing all of your favorite characters and yet he's one of the most popular characters in the comic book, so you need an actor that can do that and that's really hard to find. Lee mas »

Fallout 4 Survival Mode new details, Beta now available on Steam

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Going for extended periods of time without food, water or a good night's sleep will begin to adversely affect your health, hurting your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Fallout 4 ’s new Survival mode challenges everything players have come to rely on in the game. Bed Types: The type of bed you're sleeping in limits the length of time you are able to sleep, thereby limiting how much you can recover. Lee mas »

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2 to be Released Soon

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Looking forward to the  Surface Pro 5  having a better battery life,  TechRadar  argues that the Surface Pro 4, and its longevity might certainly still be better compared to the popular HP Spectre x360 in a PCMark 8 Home test. It has been anticipated that the phones will run on the Windows 10 Mobile OS and will support some of the top services such as Continuum and Liquid cooling. Lee mas »

Jupiter's latest collision with a comet or asteroid captured on camera

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In his description for the video clip, Mckeon  wrote  that it was a "happy coincidence" that he was able to record the object's impact on  Jupiter  during the last time-lapse capture of that Thursday evening. Check out the videos to see what this " very  big  bang " looked like. On the other side of the continent in Swords, Ireland, and at the same ideal moment, John McKeon filmed the exact same thing with his 11-inch telescope, a camera, and an infrared pass filter. Lee mas »