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Microsoft is reportedly buying ‘Minecraft’ developer Mojang (Updated)

Published by on Sep 16th, 2014, No Comments

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How much would you guess the developer famous for creating the indie game ‘Minecraft’ is worth?

Well, according to sources Microsoft is interested in buying Mojang for a massive $2 billion! Microsoft approached Mojang as early as three months ago and the purchase should be finished by the end of this month. (more…)

New Windows 9 features leaked in videos

Published by on Sep 16th, 2014, 3 Comments

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Just last week we saw some leaked images of what we can expect from Windows 9, but now the leak has gone even further. The same source created some videos to show off the features of the new operating system from Microsoft.

Reportedly, this is a late build of Windows 9, meaning it hasn’t been completed but there will be few changes from what we’re seeing here.

Some of the more interesting features shown include a revised, (unified) Notification Centre, a demonstration of how Multi-Desktop will work, and of course, that beloved start menu.

Although some things will definitely change, were getting a relatively clear picture of what we can expect. Check out the videos below: (more…)

Nokia Lumia 630 Review: Budget at its best

Published by on Sep 15th, 2014, No Comments

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As is the case with many companies, the lower specified versions of its flagships are often their bestselling smartphones. As is the case with Nokia, with the Nokia 520 the world’s top-selling Windows Phone device. It’s no surprise therefore, that Nokia would focus its efforts on these budget devices and even more in the emerging markets.

The Nokia Lumia 630 is the first Windows Phone to arrive straight out of the box with Windows Phone 8.1. Price-wise the Lumia 630 slots into the bottom end of the range just above the Lumia 520, but it comes jam-packed with features thanks to the upgraded operating system, therefore you get a lot more bang for your buck.

Here are some of the key features of the 630: (more…)

Windows 9 leak shows new desktop

Published by on Sep 12th, 2014, 3 Comments

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According to Microsoft we aren’t far away from the release of Windows 9, and it seems that the Redmond firm is going back to its roots. Or at least very much back to the way it was on Windows 7.

Many people have become disillusioned with the operating system since Microsoft brought the whole Metro design language from its mobile platform to the desktop version. While it seems that we may very well be going back to the desktop and menus we were used to, we do still see the Metro design influence throughout. (more…)

Nokia and Windows Phone brands to disappear?

Published by on Sep 12th, 2014, No Comments

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Although the device didn’t come to our shores, HTC actually released a Windows Phone version of its great HTC One M8 smartphone. Interestingly, it didn’t have the Windows Phone moniker the previous HTC devices had. The device is called the HTC One M8 for Windows. At the time we thought it was simply an anomaly, but now news comes that it might have been the beginning of the end of the name “Windows Phone.” (more…)

Windows 9 reportedly making its debut September 30th

Published by on Aug 22nd, 2014, 6 Comments

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Good news, Windows users. Microsoft is reportedly unveiling Windows 9 at the end of September.

According to The Verge, the company has scheduled a press event for September 30th in which they will debut a preview version of the new OS. The Verge claim that ‘sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans’ informed them of the planned event.

The event will most likely detail all the changes made to the new version of Windows – which for now, is going under the codename ‘Threshold’.

The preview version of the Windows 8 successor will only be available for developers at first. No word yet on when we can expect the public beta version of Threshold or whether or not it will debut at the same time as the devs preview.  (more…)

Zuckerberg, Nadella do ‘ice bucket challenge’ for charity

Published by on Aug 14th, 2014, No Comments

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If you have been paying any attention to you social media timelines lately, you may have noticed a new fad going around called the ‘ice bucket challenge’

Much like any other social media challenge (remember those idiotic neknominations…) it requires a person to perform – a usually ridiculous – task and then nominate or challenge other friends to do the same.

The ‘ice bucket challenge’, however, seems to support a good cause. Rather than simply dumping a bucket of ice water on your head for no apparent reason, the aim of the challenge is to raise awareness and money for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

ALS is a neurodegenerative disease much like Motor Neuron disease.

Surprisingly enough, some high profile tech giants have also somehow caught wind of the challenge and has started challenging each other to dump a bucket of ice water over their heads and then donating money towards the fight against ALS. (more…)

Infographic: New Windows Phone 8.1 Features

Published by on Aug 14th, 2014, 3 Comments

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With the official Windows Phone 8.1 update continuing to roll out for all Windows Phone 8 devices, we thought it would be cool to share this infographic on some of the new features to expect. (more…)

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