Best Of The Web For Windows Users - 19 - 25 April 2015
This week Microsoft has released a new test build for Windows 10 and their latest financial results. It turns out that, even though some products did very well, their revenue has decreased. Also, They have announced that Office downloads for iOS and Android have reached 100 million, which is amazing. To learn more details about these events, as well as other interesting news, read this week's recap.
The Best Tech Related News
These articles are this week's most important news in Microsoft's ecosystem:
AMD reveals Microsoft will most likely launch Windows 10 in July - Microsoft has previously announced that Windows 10 would launch in the summer, but according to AMD, we could see it launched as soon as July. The news is coming from a slip during their recent conference call, that Windows 10 would launch in July.
Key takeaways from Microsoft's 3rd Qtr FY15 Earnings - Microsoft has published its Q3 fiscal 2015 earnings report, and the company has made $4.98 billion in net income on $21.7 billion in revenue. Revenue has increased 6 percent from the same quarter last year, but net income has dropped 12 percent. Learn more details in this news article.
Here's what is new in Windows 10 build 10061 - Microsoft has released a new version of Windows 10, build 10061, and the release comes with several updates including a new black theme, and general improvements across the OS. You can download the build now but if you want to know what is new, read this change log.
Microsoft CEO boasts 100M Office downloads on iOS and Android devices - Satya Nadella revealed that Office has been pretty successful so far on iOS and Android, as Mobile World Live reports.
Microsoft is bringing Solitaire back to Windows 10 - Despite admitting games like Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Hearts "have a devoted following," Microsoft chose to remove them from Windows 8. Microsoft is now bringing back Solitaire as a built-in game on Windows 10. It's the same modern version from Windows 8, but you no longer have to search around the Windows Store to find it and play.
Microsoft's console business falters a bit in early 2015 - Shipments of Xbox consoles were down 20 percent year-over-year for the first quarter of 2015, with 1.6 million units shipped worldwide, according to newly released financial statements.
New Features in Preview for Xbox App on Windows 10 and Xbox One - Microsoft is enabling Miracast with an update to the SmartGlass preview app for Xbox One, and the company will also let users power consoles on and off as part of the update. More details as well as other notable new features and improvements can be found in this announcement.
Microsoft Band gets more app integrations, smarter coaching - Microsoft has announced an update to its Band wearable that adds integration with bike-tracking apps Strava and MapMyRide, as well as further insights based on the information captured by the Band's various sensors. The Strava and MapMyRide integration follows the addition of a Bike Tile that came in February and lets users share their tracked rides to those networks.
The Best Tech Tips & Guides
We would like to share several tips and guides from other websites in the tech blogosphere:
Ask HTG: Did the Print Screen Button Ever Literally Print the Screen (and Can It Again)? - A very geeky question, answered by the How-To Geek team.
How to Automatically Download Subtitles for Movies and TV Shows on Android - A very useful tutorial for users of Android devices who like to watch movies with subtitles.
How Video Games Taught Me Personal Accountability - A pleasant read about video games and how they teach you to be a better person.