WinBeta http://www.winbeta.org Your source for Windows 10 and Microsoft news Mon, 02 May 2016 04:20:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Windows 10 Mobile news recap: Instagram update, Redstone 2 and Surface Phone rumors http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-mobile-news-recap-6 http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-mobile-news-recap-6#respond Sun, 01 May 2016 13:24:18 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58664

Welcome back to our weekly “Windows 10 Mobile news recap” series where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s mobile operating system. Let’s get started. At...

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The future of the Surface Phone is not looking good http://www.winbeta.org/news/future-surface-phone-unclear http://www.winbeta.org/news/future-surface-phone-unclear#respond Sun, 01 May 2016 12:48:20 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58652

It’s not secret among people who follow Microsoft as a company that its mobile business — comprised of Lumia handsets, some basic phones, and Windows 10 Mobile — is not doing so great. In its...

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Windows Ink in Windows 10 Anniversary Update looks really impressive (video) http://www.winbeta.org/news/taking-look-windows-ink-build-14328 http://www.winbeta.org/news/taking-look-windows-ink-build-14328#respond Sun, 01 May 2016 12:43:50 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58630

The first public preview build of Windows 10 with Windows Ink features is finally out and we're going to break down exactly what it offers.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update will no longer consider SHA-1 certificate as secure http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-anniversary-update-will-no-longer-consider-sha-1-certificate-secure http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-anniversary-update-will-no-longer-consider-sha-1-certificate-secure#respond Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:38:18 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58616

Microsoft has revealed the timeline they're taking in regards to the phasing out of SHA-1 certificates and told us that websites running with SHA-1 won't be valid very much longer.

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Popular audio player ‘foobar2000’ now available as a preview on Windows 10 http://www.winbeta.org/news/popular-audio-player-foobar2000-now-available-preview-windows-10 http://www.winbeta.org/news/popular-audio-player-foobar2000-now-available-preview-windows-10#respond Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:35:14 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58612

Foobar2000 is one such media player, and it's just come out with a preview version of its app for use on Windows 10. The app is ready to go right now, and is totally capable of playing most music files.

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Popular Windows Phone photo app ‘Fhotoroom’ celebrates 5 million monthly active users http://www.winbeta.org/news/popular-windows-phone-photo-app-fhotoroom-celebrates-5-million-monthly-active-users http://www.winbeta.org/news/popular-windows-phone-photo-app-fhotoroom-celebrates-5-million-monthly-active-users#respond Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:29:54 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58618

Fhotoroom is not only an app that gives people a way to touch up their photos, but it also created an entire community of photo lovers that's about to celebrate 5 million MAUs.

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Microsoft may bring back Double Tap to Wake on Lumia 950 if enough people want it http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-may-bring-back-double-tap-wake-lumia-950-enough-people-want http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-may-bring-back-double-tap-wake-lumia-950-enough-people-want#respond Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:17:00 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58607

Sometimes when you want to turn on your phone, you just don’t want to go about pressing a button. It may seem like an incredibly trivial problem – and sure, it mostly is –...

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Microsoft has a very special limited edition Iron Man Xbox One http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-special-limited-edition-iron-man-xbox-one http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-special-limited-edition-iron-man-xbox-one#respond Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:48:37 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58602

If you're an Xbox gamer and also a Marvel fan, then you may get especially giddy about the announcement of this amazing - albeit incredibly rare - limited edition console.

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Quantum Break for Windows 10 snags some much needed improvements in latest update http://www.winbeta.org/news/quantum-break-windows-10-snags-much-needed-improvements-latest-update http://www.winbeta.org/news/quantum-break-windows-10-snags-much-needed-improvements-latest-update#respond Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:20:33 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58598

While we found Quantum Break to be a fantastic game on Xbox One, many people who purchased it on Windows 10 happened to experience a whole lot of issues.

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OneDrive for Android gets a few new improvements in latest update http://www.winbeta.org/news/onedrive-android-gets-new-improvements-latest-update http://www.winbeta.org/news/onedrive-android-gets-new-improvements-latest-update#respond Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:56:17 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58594

On Friday, OneDrive for Android received update 4.1, which brought a few new features with it in order to give some love to the folks who haven't decided to switch over to Windows 10 Mobile.

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Here’s Windows 95 running on an Apple Watch, because why not http://www.winbeta.org/news/heres-windows-95-running-apple-watch-not http://www.winbeta.org/news/heres-windows-95-running-apple-watch-not#respond Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:36:51 +0000 http://winbeta.org/?p=58586

A developer has managed to installed the good old Windows 95 on an Apple Watch. It has been over two decades since the launch of the operating system, a time when 512MB was more...

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Los Aliens from Game Troopers is a fun new puzzle game for Windows 10 http://www.winbeta.org/news/los-aliens-game-troopers-fun-new-puzzle-game-windows-10 http://www.winbeta.org/news/los-aliens-game-troopers-fun-new-puzzle-game-windows-10#respond Sat, 30 Apr 2016 06:56:13 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58581

Game developers, Shadow Masters, have just releases a new video game for Windows 10 devices, Los Aliens. The title is a multi-level puzzle game set in deep space and focused around a group of...

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Microsoft still planning to revolutionize mobile devices with 3D Touch http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-still-planning-revolutionize-mobile-devices-3d-touch http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-still-planning-revolutionize-mobile-devices-3d-touch#respond Sat, 30 Apr 2016 06:21:23 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58575

For the past two years or so, Microsoft has been teasing the development of a new way to navigate mobile phones and tablets; 3D Touch. The technology essentially detects the presence of single or...

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Office for Android apps updated with new features, performance enhancements http://www.winbeta.org/news/office-android-apps-updated-new-features-performance-enhancements http://www.winbeta.org/news/office-android-apps-updated-new-features-performance-enhancements#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:42:22 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58569

Yesterday, the company pushed updates to the production versions of their Office Mobile apps on Android that bring them closer in line with what's been available in the Office Insider preview program.

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Microsoft offers Azure Cool Blob Storage for as little as $.01 per GB http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-offers-azure-cool-blog-storage-little-01-per-gb http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-offers-azure-cool-blog-storage-little-01-per-gb#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:32:18 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58566

Microsoft is now offering Azure Cool Blob Storage for as little as $.01 per GB to provide for cost-effective long-term storage of massive amounts of infrequently accessed data.

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Microsoft joins the political fray, offering tech support for both US Democratic and Republican Conventions http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-joins-political-fray-offering-tech-support-us-democratic-republican-conventions http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-joins-political-fray-offering-tech-support-us-democratic-republican-conventions#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:04:08 +0000 http://winbeta.org/?p=58561

In an effort to help voters make the right choice this year, Microsoft will provide tech support for both the US Democratic and Republican Conventions.

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DC Universe Online goes live on the Xbox One http://www.winbeta.org/news/dc-universe-online-goes-live-xbox-one http://www.winbeta.org/news/dc-universe-online-goes-live-xbox-one#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:47:53 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58556

As previously announced, the popular MMO DC Universe Online is now live on the Xbox One.

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Microsoft quietly updated its Office 2016 Insider Preview to build 16.0.6868.2054 http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-quietly-updated-office-2016-insider-preview-build-16-0-6868-2054 http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-quietly-updated-office-2016-insider-preview-build-16-0-6868-2054#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:26:29 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58550

In a short and sweet post in the Microsoft community forum, Anneliese updates Office 2016 Insiders to the changes and fixes that accompany the newest release.

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Office for Android updated with Calendar Apps support http://www.winbeta.org/news/office-android-updated-calendar-apps-support http://www.winbeta.org/news/office-android-updated-calendar-apps-support#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:07:19 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58546

Microsoft has released an update for Outlook for Android that adds in the "Calendar Apps" functionality from the Sunrise Calendar app.

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Microsoft’s BOGO Lumia 950 and 950 XL deal sees high demand, ending sooner than expected http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsofts-bogo-lumia-950-950-xl-deal-sees-high-demand-ending-sooner-expected http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsofts-bogo-lumia-950-950-xl-deal-sees-high-demand-ending-sooner-expected#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:47:58 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58542

Microsoft's BOGO deal offering up a free Lumia 950 with the purchase of a Lumia 950 XL is either fairly popular or Microsoft's inventory was low to begin with.

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Updated Bing experience with added image search and movie streaming notifications comes to iOS http://www.winbeta.org/news/updated-bing-experience-added-image-search-movie-streaming-notifications-comes-ios http://www.winbeta.org/news/updated-bing-experience-added-image-search-movie-streaming-notifications-comes-ios#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:00:05 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58525

Today, Bing got a rather large upgrade in features and services for iOS users. Bing added the capacity to take a picture and search the web using that image, the ability to get Bing notifications...

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Microsoft spotlights Edge interoperability with new API Catalog tool http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-spotlights-edge-interoperability-new-api-catalog-tool http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-spotlights-edge-interoperability-new-api-catalog-tool#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:58:56 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58529

The Microsoft Edge team continues its efforts in developing an interoperable web browser that’s meeting the demands of modern internet users by building and issuing its new API Catalog.

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Microsoft makes PowerApps available to all business app developers as a public preview http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-making-powerapps-available-public-preview http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-making-powerapps-available-public-preview#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:11:41 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58507

Microsoft made its PowerApps service available for everyone to create their own business applications; no coding required.

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Pickit teams up with Microsoft to replace Clipart http://www.winbeta.org/news/pickit-teams-microsoft-replace-clipart http://www.winbeta.org/news/pickit-teams-microsoft-replace-clipart#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:36:54 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58506

Microsoft and Swedish aggregated image bank Pickit have entered into a collaborative partnership to provide Windows 10 and Office users high quality and content related images.

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Microsoft ranks 3rd on list of Smart Cities Suppliers http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-ranks-3rd-list-smart-cities-suppliers http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-ranks-3rd-list-smart-cities-suppliers#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:33:29 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58505

In Navigant's latest findings, Microsoft was ranked third on the list of smart city suppliers, right behind IBM and Cisco.

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WinBeta Podcast 63: Redstone 2, Redstone 3?! and Surface Phone http://www.winbeta.org/news/winbeta-podcast-63-redstone-3-facebook-apps http://www.winbeta.org/news/winbeta-podcast-63-redstone-3-facebook-apps#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:01:49 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58476

Welcome to another episode of the WinBeta Podcast. Each week we discuss the top Microsoft related news. This week we cover the mysterious Redstone 3 update, a slew of Facebook apps coming to Windows...

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Chuwi Hi12 budget convertible Windows 10 tablet review http://www.winbeta.org/news/chuwi-hi12-budget-convertible-windows-10-tablet-review http://www.winbeta.org/news/chuwi-hi12-budget-convertible-windows-10-tablet-review#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:21:09 +0000 http://winbeta.org/?p=57945

We review the Hi12, a budget convertible Windows 10 tablet by Chuwi that works much better as a tablet than as a laptop.

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Dissecting Windows 10 Mobile: NFC vomiting syndrome (video) http://www.winbeta.org/news/dissecting-windows-10-mobile-nfc-vomiting-syndrome http://www.winbeta.org/news/dissecting-windows-10-mobile-nfc-vomiting-syndrome#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:04:47 +0000 http://winbeta.org/?p=57742

NFC-equipped Windows Mobile devices can in certain circumstances be triggered to puke out NFC detection sounds when pressed against another NFC-powered device.

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Lionhead Studios closes 6 weeks after Microsoft axes Fable Legends http://www.winbeta.org/news/lionhead-studios-closes-6-weeks-microsoft-axes-fable-legends http://www.winbeta.org/news/lionhead-studios-closes-6-weeks-microsoft-axes-fable-legends#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:22:05 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58491

6 weeks ago, Microsoft announced their decision to kill Fable Legends, what was to be the latest in the Fable series of PC and Xbox games. The game had been in beta, but was...

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Japanese Xbox One game Raiden V updated with English option, international release announced http://www.winbeta.org/news/japanese-xbox-one-game-raiden-v-updated-english-option-international-release-announced http://www.winbeta.org/news/japanese-xbox-one-game-raiden-v-updated-english-option-international-release-announced#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:55:59 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=58478

Raiden V will be releasing overseas on Xbox One.

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