Back to the Future Day – Enjoy 21 October 2015!

Today is the Day that a lot of people were waiting from the year 1989, the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrive to the future/today. Is your Hoverboard charged? Are your Sneakers self-tied? Is the Pizza hydrated? Fax received? Then you’re ready to follow the action as the world celebrates this day. I’ll continue updating this post with more videos from the past and from around the world 🙂 Enjoy:

Let’s start with the trailer of Back to the Future Part II

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Hey Lumia. Your next Windows Mobile and PC with Continuum!

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The New Lumia 950 has adaptive antenna technology which means it has two antennas and windows will choose the best antenna

It also has the latest octacore and hexacore processors and it has liquid cooling technology which the Lumia team got from the Surface team.

The new camera is very good in lowlight. It has triple LED which means no more red eyes and no more seeing people like ghosts in photos.

It has 32GB and allows up to 256GB 2TB external storage when SD Cards catch up.

It has Cortana, it has Office, it has Edge, and it has Octacores in your pocket. You can unlock your phone using face detection.

Now it’s time for Continuum.

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Above is the device to connect your phone to a monitor.

You can also Multitask like you do on your Windows 10 PC. You can still use your phone whilst your phone is connected to the monitor!

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You can ALT+TAB on your phone!

The Lumia 950 will be priced at $549 and the Lumis 950 XL will be priced at $649.

Welcome to the new Microsoft Band

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Microsoft just launched the new Microsoft Band. Next are some specifications about the Microsoft Band:

  • Curved Gorilla Glass
  • Build-In GPS
  • Sleep Monitoring
  • UV monitoring
  • Social Updates
  • Cortana Integration

Microsoft also added the 11th Sensor, a Barometer, good for biking/hiking.

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It has all the functionality between Windows, IOS, and Android and it will be available for pre-order today for $249.

Watch Microsoft’s ‘Exciting News’ Event Live on Windows 10

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The day and time has come to know more about the new devices from Microsoft. First up is HoloLens which is getting more amazing everyday.

HoloLens will be available for developers in the first quarter of 2016 for $3000. Next up is the Microsoft Band.

Check out the live event from here.

 

Cortana’s Easter Eggs (with spoilers)

Cortana, Microsoft’s new Personal Assistant, has some funny easter eggs and here is a small collection of them. If you find more, add them in the comments below

(Warning: contains spoilers)

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How to use Cortana outside the US?

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Thanks for asking Cortana 🙂 and thanks for making my Windows Phone better. Yesterday Microsoft released Windows Phone 8.1 to all Windows Phone developers. To download you have to have a Windows Phone Store account and the app Preview for Developers installed on your phone. One of the most awaited features of the 8.1 update was Cortana, Microsoft’s new personal assistant for Windows Phone. It takes her name from Cortana, the AI in Halo, and it can help you with all your daily needs, set reminders, check the weather and much more. Continue reading

Amazing Blackberry Website for their Launch

 

That’s how I thought it was going to be, full of their new Z10 and Q10 mobile specs, showing the new Blackberry 10 features…. but all I got was a 404 Page not found message!! Don’t know if it only loads for non US users, i.e. maybe for Europeans only.

But please BlackBerry, on your biggest launch ever, you should have made sure that everything works fine, including one of your most important marketing options, your website!!

Top Tricks to know for 2013

Just found this post on Gizmodo listing some tricks you should know for the new year 2013. My favourite one? The above.. How to organise a box of tangled cords. You can find some tricks that you will certainly use here! Happy new Year!

First Person to Upgrade to Windows 8! – Updated

We just got news and found who is the first person to buy the upgrade to Windows 8 in Malta. His name is Kurt Borg! We’ll get more updates on this exciting news soon.

 

Update: We’ve found the alleged person’s profile picture in Google Images.

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Updated | Watching the Windows Phone 8 Event

So finally after months waiting, we will finally know what new features the new Windows Phone 8. You can watch the live event here. Next are these new features:

New Live Tiles

  • You can now resize the live tiles small, medium and large, making more space for tiles

New Lock screen powered by Live Apps

  • For example Facebook is allowed to update your lock screen where you can be greeted by the latest photo updates

Skype App

  • Runs always in background and uses really few resources so the battery isn’t drained
  • Terrific video chat

46 out of the top 50 apps will be available on Windows Phone like

  • Temple Run
  • Urbanspoon
  • Angry Birds Star Wars
  • Jetpack Joyride
  • Pandora will include a whole year with no ads

Data Sense

  • Every web page is compressed before sent to the user.
  • It finds wifi hotspots, prefers wifi against 3G  and helps you manage your data usage.
  • With data sense on, you can browse 45% more web pages.

Kids’ Corner

  • You can choose which games you allow your kids to play
  • Swipe left from the lock screen to get to the kids corner
  • And you can stay quite.. while your children are playing safe games
  • Kids can custom tile sizes, change app positions

 Jessica Alba is on the stage 🙂

  • She had an iPhone and switched to Windows Phone.. go Jessica 🙂
  • She has an app of her company on Windows Phone
Rooms in People Hub
  • It gathers a set of people to share the same info together
  • By default there is the Family Room
  • Send private messages and share a location
  • Has a calendar
  • Share notes
  • Good for todo lists between different people
  • It can connect with other platforms, not all of the Rooms experience, but part of it
Photos and Xbox Music
  • Using SkyDrive you can sync all your photos with all your devices
  • Xbox Music syncs all your purchased songs automatically without needing to use cables

 

Now we’ll wait for the devices to come out and try 🙂 My favourite? The Nokia Lumia 920, pictured above. What’s yours?