Best of the Web for Windows users - 29 November - 5 December 2015
This week there has been a lot of news about Microsoft’s mobile efforts. We have learned that the Continuum feature will be coming to more devices, not o nly to Lumi a 950 and Lumia 950 XL, that next year we will have a Surface Phone and that Microsoft’s CEO wants more time for the unified app platform to work and prove its worth to developers and users alike. To learn more details, as well as other interesting events, read this week’s recap:
Microsoft: the news of the week
These articles are this week's most important news in Microsoft's ecosystem:
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Windows Phone apps: ‘Give us time’ for unified platform to work - Satya Nadella wants to invest more in the concept of universal Windows apps instead of developing tools and features that allow Windows mobile devices to run Android apps.
Microsoft's next Build conference starts on March 30th in San Francisco - Microsoft is holding its Build 2016 conference in San Francisco between March 30th and April 1st next year, with planned announcements about "the future of Microsoft and technology."
Top searches and trends on Bing in 2015 - As 2015 nears its end, Microsoft has published a selection of highlights showcasing some of the year's top searches, along with search trends for some of the most notable events of the last twelve months.
Microsoft Planning To Bring Continuum Feature To Non-Flagship Devices As Well - Microsoft today confirmed that Continuum feature will be coming to more devices. Right now, Continuum feature is limited to Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. But, Microsoft is planning to bring it to non-flagship devices as well.
Microsoft document reveals Windows 10 Mobile support will end in 2018 - Windows 10 Mobile hasn’t officially rolled out to consumer devices yet, but we’re already seeing some documentation about the end-of-life treatment for the latest mobile operating system from Microsoft.
Alleged leak of the Microsoft Lumia 850 emerges (render) : Updated with new info - Microsoft’s Lumia 950 family may have literally just launched, but the company isn’t holding back much in the way of phone releases yet. A new picture has emerged from the French leaker OnLeaks which purports to show the Lumia 850 in white.
The Surface Phone you've always wanted is happening - Panos Panay and the Surface team are building their own ultimate Windows Phone — but you'll be waiting a while for it. More details in this article.
Windows 10 Mobile ROM is now available for the Xiaomi Mi 4, but there's a caveat - The Windows 10 Mobile ROM is now finally available for Xiaomi's Mi 4. The ROM allows you to bypass Android and install a fully-functional build of Windows 10 Mobile on the handset.
Xbox Streaming, Edge and Candy Crush Shown Running on HoloLens - Microsoft employees who have HoloLens at home , have started to share how the device can run Universal apps and the experience that it provides.
Microsoft announces new Windows 10 IoT SKU for manufacturers - Microsoft made Windows 10 IoT Core generally available in August for free, and now the company has announced a new SKU of the operating system for its manufacturer partners, which will feature the ability to defer and control Windows Updates.
Microsoft updates navigation headset for the blind - "3D soundscape technology" helps the visually impaired enjoy and learn about their environment. More details in the video below as well as in the news article we shared.
Cool tips and guides
We would like to share several tips and guides from other websites in the tech blogosphere:
Get Windows 7 games for Windows 10 - Windows 7 has a set of nice, beautiful games including the classic card games with new shiny graphics and some great new games from Windows Vista like Chess Titans, Mahjong Titans and Purble Place. Here’s how to get those games in Windows 10.
The Best Free Add-ins for Microsoft Office - Here are some of the handiest add-ins you can install for Office 2013 and above to get more out of your Microsoft Office suite.
How to Stop Facebook from Showing You “On This Day” Memories (Temporarily, At Least) - Facebook’s “On This Day” feature can at the very least, be annoying, and at the most, it can trigger painful memories that you may not necessarily want to revisit. Here is a way to turn off this feature for at least a year.
Digital Citizen: The best articles of the month
We would like to end with the most popular articles that were published on Digital Citizen , in November:
Reviewing the ASUS Transformer Book T100HA - An update for the most popular Windows 8. 1 hybrid device is now available on the market. It is named ASUS Transformer Book T100HA and it is available also with Windows 10.
Google engineer takes on faulty USB-C cables on Amazon - A Google engineer showed that several USB-C cables on sale at Amazon failed to meet the standard specifications. Benson Leung started to post reviews on Amazon at the end of October, on cables that malfunctioned to the point of damaging the devices connected to them.
The ultimate guide to snapping windows side by side in Windows 10 - Did you know that Windows 10 allows you to snap four windows side by side? Did you know that snapping windows is easier than ever on computers with multiple monitors? Did you know that you can snap windows side by side even on Windows 10 tablets which start all apps in full-screen mode? If you answered no to any of these questions, you must read this guide