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”
Happy Easter to all our Tech Friends
To all our friends on McAkins.com a very Happy & Blessed Easter to you if you celebrate!
Explaining the Final Version Windows 10
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”
Why Big-Name Apps are disappearing from Windows Store
Yup, today another big name App is gone from the Windows Phone Store. VeVo joins the likes of Bank of America from removing their App from the Store. Windows Central broke the news a few moment ago. The burning question then on the minds of most Windows Phone users is: Why are these big nameContinue reading “Why Big-Name Apps are disappearing from Windows Store”
Understanding “Battery Life” in Mobile Devices
A tweetstorm occurred today between Paul Thurrott and Mary-Jo Foley about The Verge’s report of Battery Life of the new Dell XPS 13. It was half of 11hrs quoted by Dell according to The Verge, and of course Mary-Jo was disappointed. What followed was a storm of comments with everyone saying their piece about theContinue reading “Understanding “Battery Life” in Mobile Devices”
Understanding Windows 10 TP Battery Performance on Mobile Devices
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”
How to Go Fullscreen in Command Prompt and Powershell
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.
Windows 10 for Phones May Likely have External Keyboard Support
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.
SoundRecorder now saves to Documents folder in Windows 10 JTP
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”
Demo: Chitchat with Cortana in Windows 10 JTP Build 9926
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.
Microsoft is about to release Win10 FBL_Awesome Build 9931 [Update: Nope!]
[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!]”
Network is back in Windows 10 JTP
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.
Windows 10 JTP now supports Extended PIN
Awesome! Microsoft finally implements in Windows 10 January Technical Preview one of my most requested Security feature: Extended PIN. Since Windows 8, we’ve had three options to login to Windows after the initial First Time login with password: By Password By PIN Picture Password
How to Set Notification Duration in Windows 10 JTP
If you’re missing a lot of Notifications disappearing before you could read them, you can adjust the duration of visibility by going to Modern Settings > Ease of Access > Other options. Choose your desired duration with the dropdown as follows:
Windows 10 JTP Alarm App Blew Us Away
Via the watchful eyes of our good friend @WinObs came a simple tweet about the new Alarms App in Windows 10 JTP with the screenshot as above. Of course I became curious as I haven’t had the time to checkout the app. I was instantly blown away. It is the most complete Alarms App we’veContinue reading “Windows 10 JTP Alarm App Blew Us Away”