Best of the Web for Windows Users – 3 - 9 June 2013
This week, Microsoft finally answered the burning questions on gamers' lips concerning the Xbox One and also announced the inclusion of Outlook 2013 RT in their upcoming Windows 8.1 update. Images of the much anticipated Nokia EOS were leaked on the Internet and confirmed some of its rumored specs. Ars Technica reviewed the Nokia Lumia 928 and founds its improvements much to its liking while Bing released a translation app and Adobe Photoshop Express made it to the number two slot on the most popular Windows 8 apps chart. For links to these stories and more, check out this week's round-up.
The Best Tech Related News
First, the most interesting news of the week:
First look at Windows 8.1 - Jensen Harris from the Windows team showed some of the highlights of the upcoming Windows 8.1 release.
Microsoft details Xbox One 24-hour online check, used game policies, and Kinect privacy - While the new details don't bring any comforting news for gamers hoping for an offline gaming experience, it does answer their questions regarding game sharing and used games sales.
EXCLUSIVE: Leaked photos show the Nokia EOS from every angle - The photos confirm its rumored Pureview sensor and Xenon flash, but not the rest of the much-anticipated smartphone's specs.
Review: Lumia 928 is screentastic, camerarific - Ars Technica loved the new Lumia 928 and compared all its small improvements against its predecessor, the Lumia 920.
A Window to the World, Bing Translator App for Windows Now Available - The new Bing Translator Windows 8 app instantly translates content in more than 40 languages, includes an "augmented reality" translation via webcam and works offline too!
Adobe Photoshop Express storms to second of most popular free Windows 8 apps - While Xbox Smart Glass remains the most popular Windows 8 app, Adobe Photoshop Express, launched only a few weeks ago, is quickly catching up and already snatched the second place in the chart.
Outlook 2013 RT Coming to Windows RT Tablets as part of Windows 8.1 Update - By popular demand, Outlook 2013 RT will be included in the upcoming Windows 8.1 update.
The Best Tech Tips & Guides
Here are some useful tips and tricks from our friends in the IT blogosphere:
How to Add RSS Feeds to Outlook 2013 - If you've ever wanted an RSS Feed in Outlook 2013, the How-To Geek team helps you set it up.
How do software programs determine the HDD temperature? - If your answer is a sensor, you guessed it, but do you know where it's located?
Voice Butler for Windows Phone 8; A personal assistant app for everything from checking the weather to snapping a photo - This is a very interesting app for Windows Phone. Read this guide and try it out.
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