You'll need thisWindows 10: Version 15063.0 or higherInternet connection: Needed for certain features, such as live stock pricesVOIP software: Required to place phone callsMicrosoft Sticky Notes has grown from its humble origins as a Windows Vista gadget to a rich and fully featured app. That's right: you can truly become a Sticky Notes power user. Available free with the latest version of Windows 10, it enables you to easily jot down to-dos, reminders, contact details, and other vital tidbits of information. One of the best features of version 2.1 is its integration with Cortana. You can now enter a date or time, and Cortana automatically creates a reminder for you. If your notes include a street address, you can click on it to view the exact location in Maps. All web addresses typed into a Sticky automatically convert into hyperlinks, too.If you’ve written down any phone numbers, just click these inside any note to automatically make a call via Skype or similar. If you are … [Read more...] about How to get the most from Windows Sticky Notes
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FEW laptops can rival a MacBook as well as Microsoft's swanky Surface Pro line-up – and they beat Apple on price too, with this new deal. One of the best Amazon deals we've found on laptops this Prime Day is for the 12.3-inch Surface Pro, which has been given a hefty £379 price cut. The ultra-slick Microsoft Surface Pro laptop with Platinum Type Cover would normally cost you £1,129. You can benefit from today's Prime Day discounts however, with the price slashed to just £749.99. That's a helpful 34% price cut, saving you £379 on the total bill. Amazon has never discounted this product before, so this is a clear-cut banger of a deal. Microsoft Surface Pro with Type Cover at Amazon for £749.99 on Prime Day – buy now The Microsoft Surface Pro is what tech experts would call a "hybrid". That's because it looks like a laptop, but it's actually a high-powered tablet that docks into a detachable keyboard. As such, it's seriously versatile – because … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals – Microsoft Surface Pro deal as supercharged laptop with free Type Cover discounted by £379
Here’s where you can find all the best Amazon Prime Day 2018. We’re just over halfway through the year, which means it’s time for Amazon’s annual Prime Day. It all began back in 2015 as a way to mark the site’s 20th anniversary, and after a number of repeats over the years we’re looking forward to an exciting two days of crazy discounts. Amazon Prime Day is like Black Friday, except that only one retailer is participating and it’s restricted to online deals only, which at least means it reduces your chances of getting crushed in a sale-related stampede by manic shoppers. Prime Day is a day (and a half) of flash sales that will seduce you into opening up your wallet and blowing a load of cash all over the shop. There are deals to be had on everything you care to think of as Amazon streamlines its inventory. Amazon Prime Day officially begins on July 16 at 3PM ET on Amazon.com and 12PM on Amazon UK. A number of early deals have already gone live … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Day 2018: all the best deals on games, tech and more
MICROSOFT wants to replace your stodgy old tablet with a dual-screen laptop that can fold to fit in your pocket like a smartphone. The sci-fi device, previously outed as Project Andromeda (its internal codename), will be the new addition to Microsoft's Surface line of slates, according to internal documents peeped by The Verge. That makes sense as the the current 12.3-inch Surface Pro already transcends the line between a tablet and laptop with productivity-oriented features like a keyboard and Microsoft's Office software. But Andromeda finds Microsoft trying to shake things up even more in tablet-land, where new products like the £319 Apple iPad (though solid buys) offer little in terms of new specs. The futuristic slate will create a “new and disruptive” device category that combines PC processing power with mobile portability, boasts the company. In Microsoft's internal words (via The Verge): “It’s a new pocketable Surface device form factor … [Read more...] about Microsoft is building a ‘pocketable’ laptop that doubles up as a smartphone
Microsoft is on the prowl. Xbox boss Phil Spencer said in November of last year that the Redmond behemoth is looking to improve its ability to "create content"—which is to say, to increase its first-party games output. One quick-and-easy way of doing that is to hoover up studios or publishers, and rumors of potential buyouts, some wild and others more grounded, quickly surfaced following the proclamation. Microsoft's primary goal is to make up ground against Sony, whose first-party oriented approach to the PlayStation 4 console has served it well. But Microsoft's "ecosystem" approach to the Xbox makes the matter relevant to those of us who call PC home too. Microsoft has had mixed luck with internal studios—for every Turn 10, a Lionhead—and so watching how the future unfolds for whichever studio ends up in its grasp will be interesting in its own right. But any big studio purchase could send massive ripples throughout gaming: Imagine, if you will, Cyberpunk 2077 as a … [Read more...] about What game studios might Microsoft actually buy?