Bad news for Watch enthusiasts, as those looking to mix and match bands and cases for the Apple wearable will have to pay more. The company will only be offering select combinations for sale.
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I started writing about PCs after destroying a few of them and learning what everything does. Moved on to phones, tablets and everything else. Been doing this professionally since 2009. In other news the Lumia 930 is currently my favorite phone and Microsoft is the most exciting company in tech..at least this week.
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New renders of the long-rumored HTC One Plus have leaked online, supposedly showing the device in all its glory. Not only that, but the images also highlight some of the new features of the device.
A third party app is now available to offer Windows Phone users access to Periscope, a new live-streaming service from Twitter. Dubbed Telescope, the app is now freely available in the Store.
Facebook's F8 conference will kick off in a matter of hours but the company's app decided to spill the beans prematurely. Thus we find out about the plans for Messenger and other announcements.
The Windows Phone ecosystem hasn't seen any major changes in the last few months with low-end devices continuing to dominate the platform and Microsoft remaining the primary manufacturer.
HP is teaming up with Bang & Olufsen in an effort to make their devices, even mobile ones, sound better. The partnership will see a few new features, including hardware changes, show up on laptops.
Microsoft is opening up and partnering with different companies to make sure Spartan will be competitive once it gets released. The first partnership being made public is between Adobe and Microsoft.
According to a new statement from Microsoft, the company isn't actually looking to upgrade pirated Windows versions to a licensed Windows 10. Instead those who upgrade will remain unlicensed pirates.
Kinect apps are now available to download straight from the Windows Store. Microsoft is hoping that this will help developers and boost adoption of the motion-tracking peripheral.
Microsoft is testing an image of Windows 10 that can be flashed onto Android devices and essentially convert them to Windows phones on the spot. The program might be expanded soon if successful.
Terry Myerson, head of the Windows team, has officially stated that even pirated versions of Windows will be able to upgrade for free to Windows 10, in an effort to "re-engage" users.
Microsoft has officially started detailing the hardware requirements and capabilities of Windows 10 for desktop and mobile devices. The OS will scale from low-end to the most powerful hardware.
Microsoft is partnering up with Tencent to push Windows 10 to the Chinese market and as part of the deal Tencent will bring its popular games and services to the Windows Store, including QQ and LoL.
Lenovo is working on a number of Windows 10 phones the first of which will be launched later this summer. Unfortunately it looks like the company's handsets might be launched only in China.
Microsoft has just unveiled Windows Hello and Passport, two systems designed to make passwords obsolete in Windows 10. They rely on biometric signatures and secondary devices for authentication.