The purpose of this post needs to be made very clear. I am not ranting or complaining about buggy software or Microsoft. I am writing this article for two main reasons. One, I want to provide Microsoft with feedback so that they can track down the issues I and others are having. Two, I wantContinue reading “My Windows 10 for Phone Tech Preview Upgrade Horror Story”
[Update: Ok we dropped the ball on this one. With multiple feedbacks, we’ve confirmed that this feature has indeed been part of Windows Phone 8.1. Sorry for bringing it to you this late in WP development.] Today, I was rummaging through the new Settings of Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones and see what IContinue reading “Windows 10 Mobile brings App Corner”
I have just received an update to my Nokia Lumia 830, and it is Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2. This happened on the same day that Microsoft released Windows 10 for phones. As such, I made a video walkthrough of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 before upgrading my phone to Windows 10, and I amContinue reading “Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 Walkthrough on Lumia 830”
Lately there has been debates online with accompanying polls asking whether Microsoft will be able to deliver the final version of Windows 10 before the end of Summer as promised by them. Many people does not believe Microsoft will be finished with the “Final” version of Windows 10 before then. See, that is exactly theContinue reading “Explaining the Final Version Windows 10”
I’ll give you the poison pill straight away: Windows 10 cannot and will not be as Power-efficient compared to Windows 8! Not on an x86 device. On ARM, it’s another ball game. This is why MS is having issues with ARM devices and Desktop for Windows 10 generally. See, the reason here is simple, sinceContinue reading “Understanding Windows 10 TP Battery Performance on Mobile Devices”
Note: You must have at least Windows 10 for this to work. You can use Windows Command Prompt (cmd.exe) and PowerShell (powershell.exe) in fullscreen mode. To enter fullscreen mode, follow the following steps.
Earlier today, I spotted a news article by Newoin, which you can see here, that showed new leaked screenshots of Windows 10 for phones and small tablets. I noticed something very interesting on one of the screenshot.
The Sound Recorder App was one of the updated apps for Windows 10 January Technical Preview. The Sound Recorder App in Windows 8 was excellent, but it has a nasty design fault; you can’t get to the recordings unless you’re a geek that knows how to hack your device. The files then were always savedContinue reading “SoundRecorder now saves to Documents folder in Windows 10 JTP”
Here’s a demo showing how Cortana responds to fun queries. This video demonstrates mostly chitchat. I also tried to demonstrate the “Hay Cortana” feature, but, sadly, I had no luck. Anyway, enjoy! Can’t see the video? Click here.
[Update] It seems this is a false alarm folks. You can now stop pressing the Retry button. We’ve just been informed by @GabeAul this upgrade is meant for Microsoft internal. We may eventually get it, but for now, it’s no go. Original Text Earlier this evening there was a tweet from @GabeAul that aContinue reading “Microsoft is about to release Win10 FBL_Awesome Build 9931 [Update: Nope!]”
A few weeks back we informed of a development in Windows 10 Build 9879 in which Microsoft changed the name of Network node in File Explorer to “Computers and Devices”. Well guess what, they’ve changed the name back to Network with January Technical Preview (Build 9926) as you can see in the image above.
Our favorite hero Bavo Luysterborg got into discussion of bringing back the Start Screen as you can see above. The point is whether this trick that worked for Build 9841 would work for 9926. He went ahead and tried it himself as follows: Bring back the pre-9926 start menu in 9924: HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvancedEnableXamlStartMenu – DWORD 0Continue reading “Bringing back the Start Screen in Windows 10 JTP”
Here is another gem from Windows 10 January Technical Preview for all of you Students out there to track your Study Schedules etc. It is a good place to start your day and make plans for your courses. You can enter Course, Assignments and Exams. You can link to Outlook Mail app, OneNote and yourContinue reading “New Windows 10 JTP App from Microsoft: Student Planner”
There is a new Support App in Windows 10 January Technical Preview to obtain support directly from Microsoft for Windows. This shows how serious Microsoft is about it’s business of converting Windows into a Service. There are lot of people that will be needing assistance understand this new Windows and understanding the new Service structure.
I was using OneNote a moment ago and I had noticed my new Windows 10 January Technical Preview has finished all updates after install and wants to reboot. So I finished my work, saved everything that needed to be saved and I restarted the machine.