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WaterField SFBags just released their new Outback Solo bag for the Surface Pro 3. When you get a new computer or tablet it is always hard to find the right custom protection to carry your device around. WaterField SFBags is one of my favorite companies especially if you want to be a minimalist and and only carry the things you need for the day. Well, the Waterfield SFBags Outback Solo for the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is exactly that! The Outback Solo from Waterfield SFBags for the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 really has a Outback feel to it. The outside of the Outback Solo is made from waxed canvas and the Read more

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A few days ago I reported first that Kairos will bring Windows Phone support to their hybrid smart watch. Well we just found out that PH Technical labs, the maker of the popular funded Kickstarter Hot Watch, will bring Windows Phone support by the end of June with the help of Microsoft. The notification center in the developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 is really bringing some value to developers of wearable’s. The added Bleutooth LE (Low Energy) functionality will allow wearable’s to communicate with Windows Phone 8.1. Now developers need just access to the notification center and develop within their apps how to manage the notifications you want to Read more

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Later on today the developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 will be released and it comes with quite a bit of new features and some changes to the Microsoft  latest Windows Phone operating system. I have summed up before a list of the leaked features but today I can share with you what I have found to be different and new in Windows Phone 8.1. And I am not just talking showing you Cortana or the Word flow keyboard :). I have small little nuances that makes great improvements that enhances the user experience. At the bottom of this article I also have a small video showing a feature many of Read more

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The SDK for Windows Phone 8.1 was released to some key developers under NDA. However it seems that those NDA’s have been broken very quickly by many since that a few key Windows Phone websites like WPCentral,  WMPoweruser and others are showing off screenshots of new features built-in the new Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.  I have looked at these sites and compiled for you a list and possible screenshots of these new features. I have to warn you all that nothing is confirmed but that the probability is great. NOTE: Just like with the previous versions of Windows Phone the OEM’s and Carriers probably have some say in implementing some Read more

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Updates for the Microsoft Surface Pro and Pro 2 are great and mostly good for your device. However sometimes it doesn’t always goes to well. It happened to me today with my Surface Pro 2. I knew a firmware update was available and I forced an update check using the control panel on my Surface Pro 2. The download was amazingly fast and the Surface Pro 2 started automatically a restart to finish the update. When the Surface Pro rebooted the opening screen was the splash start screen with the Surface Logo but with a line underneath telling me not to turn off the Surface Pro since it need to Read more

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Today AT&T released the official Windows Phone GDR 3 update with the Nokia Lumia Black update for the Nokia Lumia 1020 and 1520. Besides the added functionality in Glance and Raw (DNG) image support now we have the full functionality of projecting your Windows Phone screen locally or remotely anywhere in the world. PhotoBeamer was a great application for projecting your photo’s on your Windows Phone locally on any browser using the QR code on the website. This would pair the browser with your photo’s and you could mange the images you want to show. BUT now we have Nokia Beamer and this goes much further. Nokia Beamer allows you Read more

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Yesterday I was talking to a friend of mine who said he lost his Red X in Outlook 2013. This Red X shows up if you hover over the right side of an email in the message preview list. I still had mine on my desktop. But today I looked on my Surface Pro 2 and indeed I lost mine there as well. Well after some research the fix is very easy. How to get the Red X back in Outlook 2013. Basically the problem occurs since that you have  Outlook 2013 installed on a touch screen enabled Windows Computer. You probably just got a new touch enabled computer and Read more

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Since the launch of Windows Phone 7 it was very hard to get your custom ringtones on your Windows Phone. You either had to use an app to find the one you wanted and liked or you had to make one yourself with all those nitty and gritty requirements and use somehow your desktop Zune application to get it on your device. However with Windows Phone 8 you can easily get your favorite ringtone on your device. Let explain this to you. In Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 7.5, media transfer between a phone and a computer is performed with Zune software. In Windows Phone 8, media transfer between Read more

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Have you upgraded to Windows 8.1 already through MSDN or Technet? You have seen that you can have the same background in start as your wallpaper in your desktop mode! But you can’t seem to find it in the personalize settings. That’s right. It is kind of hidden, but I will show you in some easy steps how to activate this. Steps to make your desktop background also your Start background Option1 Make sure you are on the start screen mode. The screen showing the tiles. Bring up the setting charms and select settings by either: -Swiping your Finger from the right side of your screen and tapping settings charm Read more

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If you haven’t read it yet, your read it now! Nokia was bought by Microsoft. Of course Apple has it own phone hardware division. Google bought Motorola for it’s phone hardware division (still using Asus for tablet though) and Microsoft needed to find the right partner to make Windows Phone successful and become a staple. Well. This is how I see it played out…… Microsoft bought Nokia’s phone business for $7.2 billion to secure to rising future of the Windows Phone business plan. Hey! Google did it with Motorola. But I think ther purchase was too early since Motorola had limited world market penetration. As of last month, Motorola phones Read more