Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Andrew Stevenson Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Andrew Stevenson en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy Tab A for Korean markets, with S Pen <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S Pen has officially hit the Korean markets. With increases in RAM and storage, and S Pen support, this device simply provides incremental hardware upgrades. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:06:01 +0000 HSBC introducing selfies and facial recognition for business customers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In an effort to bolster cyber security, HSBC are giving business customers the ability to provide selfies as a method of identity verification when opening new accounts and speed up the process. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Mon, 05 Sep 2016 10:16:01 +0000 Samsung predicting increased profits thanks to healthy Galaxy S7 sales <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung is predicting higher than expected profits for Q2 2016, up from the same period last year, with healthy Galaxy S7 sales one of the main contributors to this latest success. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Thu, 07 Jul 2016 07:58:01 +0000 Apple reportedly in talks to purchase Tidal music streaming service <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple is steadily expanding its music-streaming services, first with Beats and then Apple Music. Now, reports have the Cupertino based company pegged to purchase Jay-Z&#039;s Tidal. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:02:01 +0000 Sway for Office 365 subscribers adds new functionality <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In the 10 short months since its general release, Microsoft&#039;s Sway has been regularly updated to add additional functionality. Now, three additional features are available to Office 365 subscribers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:22:01 +0000 Leaked document suggest Hillary Clinton wants broadband for all US households <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With the US presidential race heating up, a leaked document has suggested Hillary Clinton&#039;s plans to have broadband in every US household by 2020 and lend her support for net neutrality. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Tue, 28 Jun 2016 08:40:01 +0000 Google reportedly building its own mobile handset <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sources have claimed Google is moving to manufacturing its own smartphones, making it more like Apple in its smartphone strategy - but it&#039;s expected to continue supporting Nexus-branded smartphones. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:32:01 +0000 Microsoft purchases Solair, with an eye on the Internet of Things <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has completed the acquisition of Italian company Solair, a 2011 start-up which provides businesses with the technology to monitor, manage and maintain their Internet of Things devices. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Wed, 04 May 2016 09:46:01 +0000 Microsoft to celebrate indie developers with ID@Xbox Game Fest <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With promotions and developer showcases and upcoming title previews, Microsoft is launching ID@Xbox Game Fest, a month-long celebration of the ID@Xbox developer program. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Tue, 03 May 2016 09:06:01 +0000 Bash plus Windows 10 equals Linux GUI apps on the Windows desktop <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Some hard working developers have figured out how to run Linux GUI apps side-by-side with Windows 10 interface apps, within the Windows 10 interface, all thanks to bash on Windows 10. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Tue, 12 Apr 2016 09:10:02 +0000 Daily Mail considering Yahoo purchase <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>There is yet more interest in ailing search giant Yahoo. Today, it&#039;s the turn of British tabloid newspaper Daily Mail, who is considering purchasing Sunnyvale company. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Mon, 11 Apr 2016 10:06:01 +0000 Five years with Windows Phone - is it time to move on? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>I bought into the Windows Phone platform in 2010, a few weeks following the official launch. But what&#039;s it been like being a user of a platform that has been, and continues to be, largely ignored? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:16:01 +0000 Teens see Windows 95, react as innocently as you imagine <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Computing has come a long, long way since Windows 95. So what happens when some teens today see Windows 95, and an old computer? Thoughtfulness, ignorance and humility, believe it or not. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Tue, 08 Mar 2016 09:54:01 +0000 Samsung's Galaxy S7 European prices leaked, starting at €700 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung is set to reveal the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, officially, in the coming weeks, with likely hands on with the devices at MWC. Now, European prices for both devices appear to have been revealed. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Mon, 15 Feb 2016 10:18:01 +0000 MSI and Tobii join forces, bring eye tracking to gaming laptops <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>MSI and Tobii have come together to give gamers an extra edge, with Tobii&#039;s EyeX eye tracking technology included in MSI&#039;s newest GT72S G Tobii series of gaming laptops. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:22:01 +0000 Nintendo's profits drop 36%, no new news on NX or Miitomo <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>While Nintendo continues to develop its new NX console and transition its business into the mobile market, its been announced that the gaming giant suffered a 36% fall in profits for Q4 2015. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:50:01 +0000 Microsoft makes it easier for small to medium businesses to switch to Office 365 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As Microsoft continue to transition users to the Office 365 platform, it is now making it easier for small and medium businesses to switch, by opening up its FastTrack customer services programme. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:04:01 +0000 Samsung is no longer a top five smartphone vendor in China <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung sit atop the global smartphone shipment vendor list, but their dominance in China has been hit hard by companies like Huawei and Xaiomi, being pushed from the top five altogether. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Mon, 01 Feb 2016 09:40:02 +0000 IDC: Huawei and Lenovo were biggest winners in 2015 smartphone shipments <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The IDC has released smartphone shipment figures for 2015. While Samsung and Apple top the chart at one and two respectively, the surprising winner for the year is Huawei. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:26:01 +0000 Nokia's promotional video appears to show upcoming smartphone and tablet <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nokia has promised new hardware for 2016. And with the recent release of a new promotional video, two devices used in it, a tablet and a phone, are being touted as upcoming releases. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:30:01 +0000 Dell makes the updated Venue 8 Pro 5000 available, hopes to tempt you with Full HD and LTE <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It&#039;s been two years since Dell released the Venue 8 Pro, but now, its successor is available, with a much updated spec that include a Full HD display, LTE connectivity, and Windows 10. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:46:01 +0000 Update to 6tag for Windows Phone, universal app on its way <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Rudy Huyn, provides 3rd party Windows Phone apps for Instagram and Tinder. Now, he&#039;s updated his 6tag Instagram app and will start work on the Universal version for Windows 10 next week. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Mon, 18 Jan 2016 09:20:01 +0000 Lumia 950 XL back in stock at Microsoft Stores in Canada <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Lumia 950 and 950 XL appear to have been selling well, and now Microsoft has, very quietly, made the Lumia 950 XL again available in their stores in Canada in both black and white. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:16:01 +0000 From pushy to nagging, Windows 10 upgrade prompts won't go away <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is proud of its Windows 10 adoption rate. But recent reports suggest the Windows 7 and 8.1 user base is almost being forced into upgrading to the OS. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:42:01 +0000 First European pricing revealed for Samsung's new Galaxy TabPro S with Windows 10 [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung unveiled the Windows 10 based Galaxy TabPro S this week, and we got a hands on with the device at CES. Now, leaked costs are suggesting a €999 starting price, in Germany. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Fri, 08 Jan 2016 11:52:01 +0000 BlackBerry to release more Android handsets in 2016 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BlackBerry&#039;s fall from grace has been quite spectacular. But they&#039;re still going, and the recent switch to Android seems to have steadied its course, and is set to be the OS of choice through 2016. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Thu, 07 Jan 2016 15:28:01 +0000 LG announce the UH9800, the world's first 8K HDR TV <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Broadcasters and streaming sites are beginning to offer 4K content almost as standard. So time for LG to force their hand again, with the unveiling of the world&#039;s first 8K HDR TV. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:38:01 +0000 Details of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge emerge <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Mobile World Congress is right around the corner, and like previous years, we&#039;re expecting to see the newest handsets from the Samsung Galaxy range, in the form of the S7 and S7 edge. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Tue, 05 Jan 2016 10:16:01 +0000 Next iPhone to supposedly have more storage and longer battery life <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Size isn&#039;t everything, allegedly. But this does not matter to Apple, who are rumored to be packing the next iPhone with even more storage and increasing the battery life over the existing 6s+ model. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Mon, 04 Jan 2016 09:48:01 +0000 Apple to pay €318 million fine for tax fraud in Italy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>An investigation into Apple Italia tax payments have resulted in the Italian subsidiary being fined €318 million for tax fraud, over a five year period from 2008 to 2013. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Wed, 30 Dec 2015 11:34:01 +0000 WhatsApp to get video calling? Leaked screenshots say yes! <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>While some of us are looking to wind down for the Christmas holidays, WhatsApp is currently testing video calling functionality, hopefully aiming to make it available in the next major release. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Wed, 23 Dec 2015 09:18:01 +0000 Uber sued again, by Canadian taxi drivers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Uber is being sued following its recent expansions in Canada. Following the city of Toronto&#039;s failed lawsuit, it&#039;s the taxi drivers in Toronto looking for up to C$400m in damages. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Sat, 25 Jul 2015 10:28:01 +0000 Guide: How to create Windows 10 install media using tools <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Following up on our original guide to creating Windows USB installation media, we&#039;ve addressed some of the feedback around tools, specifically Rufus and the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:28:01 +0000 Guide: How to install Windows 10 using VHDs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Following up on our guides on creating Windows 10 USB install media, we go a step further, walking you through a non-destructive Windows 10 installation using virtual hard disks (VHDs). <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:26:01 +0000 Guide: How to install Windows 10 from a USB drive <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Since Windows 10 is now out to preview, we&#039;ve put together the following guide the will take you through all the required steps to prepare USB media for use in installing Windows 10. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:18:01 +0000 Schools in the US, Canada and UK to get discount on the Surface Pro 3 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is starting to offer its Surface Pro 3 to the educational sector, allowing schools, colleges and universities to purchase the device at a 10% discount than the high street. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:06:01 +0000 PR firm responsible for hoax; wants 4chan shutdown <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>PR company Rantic staged its very own sensationalism stunt at the weekend involving Emma Watson, 4chan and Barack Obama, with the ultimate goal of getting 4chan shutdown. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:54:01 +0000 You can now pre-order the Lumia 735 and 830 in the UK <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you&#039;re a lover of Nokia&#039;s Windows Phone handsets and you&#039;re in the market for a new one, the Lumia 735 and 830 are now available to pre-order, in the UK, from Unlocked Mobiles and Clove. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:00:19 +0000 Attorney General questions the security of health data on the Apple Watch <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Attorney General George C. Jepsen has raised his own concerns around the security of health data used by the Apple Watch, suggesting a meeting in which he and Apple can discuss those concerns. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:43:08 +0000 The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: What are you getting for your money? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With the latest iPhone models you&#039;re getting the latest and greatest from Apple, but that comes at a hefty premium. And we have to ask, what exactly has changed to warrant that premium? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Stevenson) Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:48:01 +0000