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 Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ Event Live on Windows 10

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Even though I’m a Microsoft fan, I like to know what’s happening on the other side of the spectrum. Today there’s rumor that Apple is launching the iPad Pro and I would like to know how it will stack up against the Microsoft’s Surface Pro which is a wonderful device and runs the whole Windows OS. If you have Windows 10, you can watch Apple’s event on Edge from this link. It’s starting now!

Watch Apple’s WWDC event on Windows & Android

I’m no fan of Apple – unlike my brother – but I like to see what they are coming up next with. And WWDC is the place to know the latest updates to Apple’s iOS and their other applications. The problem is that Apple only likes to preach to their faithful, so there are restrictions in place to view the event. Live streaming the keynote requires any of these:

  • Safari on OS X v10.8.5 or later;
  • Safari on iOS 6.0 or later.
  • Streaming via Apple TV (2nd of 3rd generation with software 6.2 or later)

If you have what it takes, you can watch the keynote live here. There’s also an official WWDC app available.

 

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How to install iOS and Android SDKs for Visual Studio 2013 Premium & Ultimate

I was going to install Visual Studio Community 2013, but it asked me to uninstall Visual Studio 2013. I started checking some demos about Visual Studio Community 2013 (you can check the demo from Channel 9) and noticed that you can install the same tools as in Visual Studio Community 2013 to Visual Studio 2013. So let’s get started.

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Updated – A FREE fully-featured edition of Visual Studio!

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Among yesterday’s great product launches by Microsoft, was the FREE unrestricted version of Visual Studio – Visual Studio Community Edition 2013. What I didn’t notice is that “this version lets developers target any platform from desktop and mobile to web and cloud”. Instead of waiting for Visual Studio 2015, we can start creating Android and iOS applications as from today!

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Create iOS and Android apps using Visual Studio and .NET

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Microsoft today announced some amazing news:

First the big news. Microsoft just launched the preview versions of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 2015. This release includes the “Roslyn” .NET compiler platform, new language features in C#, improved debugging and profiling, and code analysis tools. And the biggest new of all – VS2015 supports “C#, C++ and HTML/JavaScript development targeting iOS, Android, Windows and more.” There’s even a Visual Studio Emulator for Android (see picture below).  I’m drooling! Continue reading

Bye Bye Nokia Lumia

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Yesterday, 11th November, Microsoft officially unveiled their first Microsoft Lumia – Microsoft Lumia 535 It has the same design like most other Lumia’s, the biggest difference of all is the name. No more Nokia! I have been using Nokia phones like forever. At first I didn’t think the logo would make a difference. I love everything Microsoft so I thought I wouldn’t have any problems. But the Microsoft logo on a Lumia, at least for me, is really a no no. Continue reading