Hamburger Menu On Windows 10- Microsoft Walking In Windows Shoes To Achieve Android Like Success?

Windows 10 Phones Set To Revolutionize The Smartphone Market

American software giant Microsoft will roll out Windows 10 for PCs and smartphones this summer. Interesting features such as revamped calendar, Outlook Mail and an all new menu– christened Hamburger– will be the highlights of the latest OS, as confirmed by Albert Shum, Chief Designer at Microsoft. Further buzz revels that the Windows 10 interface will be based on Spartan and users will access Task switching as a tab. Going by how the company is naming its menu, we smell an Android inspiration but all we know now is that the icon will be of a hamburger and that the menu has been drawn up by Norm Cox. After a slew of great news, something that further excited us in this context is that Android and iOS application developers can easily port apps onto Windows 10 as well. This was only expected ever since Microsoft joined hands with Cyanogen for [+more]

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Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual To Hit Indian Shores On April 30

Project Juggernaut Alpha to be launched as Surface Mobile

Microsoft is all set to release Lumia 540 Dual in India on April 30, 2015.  Certain media houses have been invited officially by the company to attend the release event of Lumia 540. The invitation reads: “Microsoft cordially invites you all to attend the launch of affordable smartphone in India.” It features Snapdragon quad core 200 series System on chip (SoC) and runs on Microsoft Windows 8.0 operating system. The smartphone sports HD display screen of 5.0 inches, which is good enough for a budget device. As far as the phone memory is concerned, it is backed with in built memory of 8 GB and 1 GB RAM. With amazing 2200 mAh battery the phone will work  for 24 days on backup mode. A press statement was released on April 15,  during the launch that confirmed the price of the new Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual. The expected price will be $149 (approximately Rs 9300). However, [+more]

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Lumia 640 Is An Average Offering

Lumia 640 Impresses With Sexy Display

Lumia 640 is one of the bestsellers in the smartphone market. Soon its upgraded version Lumia 640 XL will be launched. Lets find out what they have on offer: The 5 incher HD display does not awe us with size but its anti-glare and ease of sunlight viewing features got us talking. Also, Microsoft chose to go ahead with a shiny and bold look physically.The Lumia 640 is not a sleek handset. As for the Lumia 640 XL, the screen may measure 5.7-inch. There are interesting power saving settings on the Lumia 640 that runs on a mediocre 2500 mAh battery. Here the XL could score a sixer with 3000 mAh under the lid. As for the lifeblood of the Lumia phones, both the 640 and 640 XL run on 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. As expected multiple functions and gaming will be a ease. Lumia 640 sports a 8MP main [+more]

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Microsoft May Unveil Lumia 940 As Early As June

Will Microsoft Stick To Snapdragon 810 Processor For Lumia 90 XL Despite Overheating Issues?

Tapping away into the success of Lumia 930, Microsoft is most likely to launch the hefty Lumia 940 sometime this year. Web sources point out the release date to be as early as 29 April. Insiders have however, stated the release could be later around June along with the Windows 10 launch. While the release date rumors are whetting fan appetites, we are simply waiting to see if the 25 MP main shutter promise is for real. The Lumia 940 is being hailed as a game changer, thanks to its 60 FPS spec and ability to shoot 4k resolution videos. Physically too, Lumia 940 could make a dent in competitor sales with 1080p resolution and 5.2 inches of screen size. Of course, let’s not forget the Gorilla Glass 4 as an icing.   The Windows smartphone could stand strong against Android or even iOS phones. The upcoming release will of course, run [+more]

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Windows 10 Expected To Feature Smarter Touch Experience

Windows 10 Preview On Display At Insider Website

Windows 10, which is expected to release in the middle of this year is enjoying a great hype among the gadget lovers, especially among the loyal base of Microsoft users. To add to the excitement, a leaked version of the upcoming program indicates that the company is making some significant improvements in the touch experience. Sources reporting the leaked version also mention that the apps present on the taskbar are removed on its own, as soon as the program is launched on a tablet. The users are then diverted to an interface that provides access only to the Cortana digital assistant, virtual desktop icon and Start Screen. Thus, allowing users a hassle free experience. Accessing the recent apps is also not very difficult as users just need to swipe from  left to right. The best part is, users can also get full-screen view of apps and Live Tiles from the [+more]

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Technical Preview Reveals Spartan And IE 11 Browser

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Technical Preview Reveals Spartan

We brought you news about the Windows 10 Technical Preview sometime back. Microsoft has finally released the same to the Windows Insider users last week. Latest buzz focuses on the Microsoft Spartan browser for smartphones. However, this Spartan version is still in its nascent stage. There are still certain issues around stability and more de-bugging needed before the preview is sealed. What caught our fancy was the build 10051 bit of the Technical Preview. This allows addition of a partition stitching spec. With this feature, the Preview will be able to run on most Lumia handsets. However, owing to issues of screen scaling, the Preview will not be supported on the Lumia 640 Xl, Lumia 930 and the Lumia Icon. Microsoft is also working on a better Internet Explorer version—IE 11 besides the Spartan. While the latter will be the default browser, users can always access the IE from the [+more]

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Microsoft Windows 10 Preview Build Hints At Improved Interface, Better Browser

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 Preview Build

Windows has proven to be Microsoft’s trump card. Just after the giant rolled out the initial build for Microsoft Windows 10 on phones, the technical Microsoft Windows 10 preview build is also set to roll out.  According to a Windows Blog, this build 10051 is part of project Spartan that is built into the OS. In case you own a Lumia handset—sparing Lumia 290 and Lumia 640 XL, the preview build can be accessed without much effort. As for these two Lumia model mentioned, the hiccup standing in way of the preview build is the screen dialling issue. However, before you get disheartened, the better news is that the preview build is in its infant stage and thus, not expected to be a high-end experience for the users at all. Insiders have warned users to avoid installing the same on their primary smartphones. Coming to the main features that the [+more]

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Apple Pay Has Not Made A Mark, So Does Microsoft Payment Stand A Chance?

Microsoft Set To Launch Flow

Mobile money transfer has gained quite a momentum recently and the latest news is that Microsoft now wants to encash this demand. According to reports, Microsoft would soon launch Microsoft Payment that would allow users to transfer money directly from their smartphones. Though the company is yet to launch this, the news has created a great hype and is expected to give a tough fight to Google Wallet and Apple Pay. As per reports, Microsoft has applied for money transmitting license in 50 states and may have Microsoft Payment support in the Windows 10 operating system for phones. Reports also state that the company has already received its license in Indiana. Once they get the license for all 50 states, users will be able transfer money without assistance from third-party services or even without a secured SIM. Existing Competitors Apple Pay and Google Wallet have already been introduced into the [+more]

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Microsoft Rolls Out April Update For Xbox One, Brings In Party Chat Revamps But Skips Voice Messaging

Microsoft Set To Launch Flow

Microsoft has finally launched the Xbox One April update after a long wait. While rumors about plausible additions via the update had been rife for long, it is only now that we will be able to get hands of improvements to the Xbox One. For starters, the good news comes from the revamped party chat feature and the dashboard achievement notifications. With the party chat feature improved, users will now gain access to troubleshooting guides easily. In fact, this party feature will also enable the microphone to be used. This means that the party can inform users about plausible network or settings issues that might have held inter-party communications. However, a dedicated party chat server has not made through with this update. Specifically for those having an Xbox One in China, Microsoft’s April update has removed the region lock. While the makers have not given an official statement on this [+more]

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Microsoft Windows 10 Preview: The OS Gets its Mojo Back With Start Menu and Cortana

Windows 10 Preview On Display At Insider Website

Now that we have sampled the Windows 10, we are certain that Microsoft has got its mojo back. After the lacklustre response to Windows 8, the company and users have been pinning their hopes on the Microsoft Windows 10 for quite some time. The Washington-based technology company has brought some radical changes to Windows 10. Lets take a look at what caught our fancy. The good ol’ start menu Windows 8 looked innovative with its Live Tiles offering notification and information. However, that was done keeping touch screen devices in mind, which has not become to commonplace in laptops and definitely not in desktops yet. In comparison, Windows 10 should bring a fresh lease of life to Microsoft with some tweaks to the Windows start menu. Wearing a transparent look, it will allow users to see what’s going on at the desktop. However, this one doesn’t work like the traditional [+more]

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