#SniperElite #SniperElite4 – Sniper Elite 4 – New trailer showcases 6 minutes of gameplay footage : Rebellion has released a new trailer for Sniper Elite 4, showcasing over 6 minutes of brand-new gameplay footage. In Sniper Elite 4, Karl Fairburne will help release the country from the shackles of Fascism, fanning the flames of resistance, and in doing so uncover a terrifying Nazi technology threatening the whole of Europe. Sniper Elite 4 is currently planned for a February 14th release. Enjoy!
#MicrosoftLumia #SurfacePhone – Microsoft Lumia Cries Out For Surface Phone Help : The Microsoft Lumia brand is calling out to the Surface phone for help as the revenue for the Lumia is down 81% compared to last year. Microsoft sold 4.5 million units of the device, selling less than a million between October and December last year.
Microsoft doesn’t seem to have given up on smartphone yet even with the dismal sales and outlook for the Lumia. We have seen patents revealed that shown cutting edge technology, including foldable displays and this is said to be coming on the Microsoft Surface phone.
Of course Microsoft does have lots of things to fall back onto if they don’t do well in selling phones. But it is thought that the Microsoft Surface phone would help them greatly.
But would you be interested in the Microsoft Surface phone if and when it is launched? Would you choose it over devices from LG, Samsung or Apple?
#MicrosoftSurface #SurfacePhone – Microsoft Surface Phone May Need Longer Than 2018 : We have been hearing a lot about the Microsoft Surface phone, even though Microsoft hasn’t confirmed it. However we might have to wait longer than 2018 before seeing the device actually emerge.
Microsoft has had plenty of success with Surface devices but a phone is different because if it had the ARM processor it would be classed as being an ultramobile PC but at the same time it would also have to play the role of a smartphone.
The Microsoft Surface phone may not compete directly with the phones of rivals as it could turn out to be the ultimate mobile device and may be a game changer. It will compete in said space along with needing to be able to do what other phones do and offer.
The Microsoft Surface is going to need support from developers and apps, however at a recent Microsoft Conversations, it was said that the future of most of the apps will be replaced by bots and AI. Predictions are that 20% of companies won’t invest in apps by 2020 and of course this would be bad news for Microsoft.
- Many people believe that the Microsoft Surface phone is going to be seen in 2018 but if the device is launched before they get developer support it is going to be like putting the cart before the horse, they will come to a standstill.
#GTA #GTA6 – GTA 6 New Map, Female Protagonist and Release Date Leaks : Rockstar Games managed to create one of the longest running and highest successful game franchises when it launched the first Grand Theft Auto Game. Now that there are already five installments in the GTA franchise and that the last one was really successful it’s easy to understand why GTA has such a huge fan following. In fact, GTA 5 managed to sell over 20 millions of copies worldwide and GTA Online is still generating huge amounts of profits for Rockstar Games.
Which such a huge fan following, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that GTA 6 is one of the most highly anticipated games. In fact, the internet is buzzing with rumors regarding the upcoming GTA installment even though Rockstar Games has yet to confirm any details.
Even though Rockstar Games is keeping its mouth shut, there are some reoccurring rumors which seem liable and today we’re going to go over them together. First off, GTA 6 will come with a brand new map. Traditionally, Rockstar Games places the games action in a US city but this time rumor has it that the game company has changed its mind and wants to move everything to a foreign location. The two main contenders are London and Tokyo because both cities fit the GTA crime theme.
As previously stated, GTA 5 was the most popular game in the franchise and the main reason behind that is because Rockstar Games finally introduced more than one protagonist in the game with Trevor, Franklin and Michael. Now GTA 6 is expected to come with an even bigger protagonists change. The main character is expected to be female and this is very likely to happen since Rockstar Games has received its fair share of flak for the way women are portrayed in its games.
Regarding the game’s release date, we can’t know anything for sure. Because Rockstar Games is a large company it has other projects it needs to focus on and not just the GTA franchise. In fact, Rockstar Games recently announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be coming out in Fall 2017. So, GTA fans will more than likely have to wait a few additional years until GTA 6 comes out.
Source : Neurogadget
#MicrosoftWindows #Windows10 – Windows 10 Build 15019 Dismays Due To Several Bugs : Microsoft starts rolling out the gaming-focused Windows 10 Insider build that the company promised. Allegedly it comes with Game Mode, Beam livestreaming and other features. It is officially known as Build 15019 for the Insider Fast Ring, and apparently, it also includes a number of wide-ranging improvements, that includes a version of Edge that will read ebooks aloud.
According to windowsreport, Windows 10 build 15019 did roll with the much-expected Game Mode but it also carries substantial bugs that probably will create an impact on the gaming experience of some game users. It is also reported that a new section called Gaming can be found in the Settings app. where users can find settings for Game Mode, GameDVR, Game bar and broadcasting and streaming. Ostensibly in this Windows Insider build, not all elements of the Gaming section will be visible. Nevertheless, it is reported that Microsoft will continue to deploy various Gaming settings over time. But apparently despite the fact that there’s a long list of bug fixes in this build, it is seemingly disappointing that there are still many bugs left.
As reported by pcworld, Microsoft warned that some unnamed popular games may experience crashes or black screens when loading. Apparently, clicking on certain elements in a Win32 game may cause the screen to be minimized and cannot be played. Accordingly, the new Game Mode will show up as OFF though it is enabled by default. Reports also warned to be aware of one download anomaly, the problem Microsoft had with its progress bar is still there, wherein the download will show 0% completed even when it is actually still downloading.
It is also rumored that according to Microsoft, while the company recognizes the agony of clients wanting to try out the gaming features and also deliberated on releasing this build to Insiders, Microsoft decided to go ahead as the company needs feedback from Insiders on other areas of the OS.
Source : enstarz
#MicrosoftNET #BingNET – Microsoft .NET Announces Great News, More To Come As Big .NET Event Comes Next Month : Microsoft is encouraging developers to update their .NET framework to take advantage of the major improvements made in the garbage collections. Microsoft made the huge announcement this week.
According to IT World, Microsoft has been encouraging developers to move to the 4.6.2 version of the Microsoft Dev tool, so that they can benefit from the enhancement made in the garbage collection side, which now provides automatic memory management.
According to the company, the newly refreshed feature will now provide automatic memory management, which has received some great improvements.
For a starter,Framework is a software framework developed by Microsoft Corporation that runs primarily on Windows-based computers.
First introduced in 2002, the Microsoft Dev tool has led to a family of application development tool targeting a range of computing platforms which include mobile computing, embedded devices, alternative operating systems and even browser plugins.
Introduced New Features, More Expected To Come Next Month
Among the big highlights is the garbage collector, which said to be more efficient now. The garbage collector allows developers to build new applications without having to free up new memory.
In addition to the collection, the new version also features more efficient and more adept at managing free space. In the previous version, it used only a first-fit approach when compacting gen1 survivors into the gen2 free list, which meant garbage collection-discarded spaces could not be used, thus leading to wasted spaces.
Fortunately, Microsoft is working hard to address the issue. The latest version introduced a new approach, a bucketed free list-style where leftover free spaces are threaded into their respective bucket.
In other Microsoft news, the Microsoft .NET framework will celebrate its 15th anniversary on February 13, according to Tech Target. So expect some big development in the coming days as the Redmond-based company announced plans to continue upgrading their framework.
Source : Universityherald
#WhatsApp #APKDownload – WhatsApp 2.17.37 Download Available with New Fixes and Improvements : WhatsApp is currently one of the most used mobile messaging applications out there, being preferred by over 1 billion people who chat with their loved ones daily. The application has received the Video Calling feature, which has attracted even more new users, but the company has not revealed how many monthly active users this feature currently has.
Today we will talk about the latest WhatsApp version that has been released for Android OS. We have to mention that the WhatsApp 2.17.37 is the latest BETA version of the application for the Google’s mobile operating system. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with any new feature or option, but it fixes some of the bugs and issues that the developers have found in the previous version of the application.
We should remind you that some new rumors are suggesting that the WhatsApp application will soon receive a “Video Conference” feature, which will allow you to make Video Calls on WhatsApp with two or more users at the same time. The downside of this rumored feature is that it will waste a lot of mobile data, which means that most of the people will use it only when they will have the devices connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Unfortunately, the “Video Conference” feature has not been confirmed by the developers of WhatsApp, so we should take these rumors with a bit of salt. For now, users can take full advantage of the new feature called Live Location Tracking, which will allow them to know where their group members are located in real time.
WhatsApp 2.17.37: How To Install On Your Android Device
The WhatsApp 2.17.37 BETA can be downloaded and installed directly from the official Android store. However, before you can do this, you have to head to this Google Play Store and tap on the “BECOME A TESTER” button. After that, things are very easy, as you will just need to open the store on your Android device, search for WhatsApp 2.17.37 BETA and tap the “Install” button.
Source : Neurogadget
#MicrosoftSurface #SurfacePro5 – The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Might Be Coming Soon: Pro 4 Gets Discounts, Surface 3 Gets Phased Out : The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is yet to be confirmed by the company. Apparently, this tablet convertible has been awaited since last year for the sole reason that the Surface Pro 4 device is slowly getting outdated. Nevertheless, Microsoft isn’t confirming the arrival of the Surface Pro 5, but fans can just take hints from the market status of the past Surface Pro devices.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 On Sale Once Again
It wasn’t too long ago when reports came out about the unlikely discount given to the Surface Pro 4. Apparently, the said tablet was offered on a No Pen deal and at a lower price. Right now, Microsoft is putting the Core i5/4 GB model of the Pro 4 on a 20 percent-off deal while adding in the Pen accessory. This means that you can get the said Surface Pro tablet for just $799 instead of its usual $999 cost. As per Neowin, this offer will push through until February 4.
Microsoft Surface 3 Phased Out
As per ONMSFT, the Surface 3 is officially out of the Microsoft US Store. This is after the company released its earnings report that noted the unimpressive sales of the said tablet. With that said, the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book are Microsoft’s latest Surface devices on the market. Needless to say, if the Surface Pro 5 doesn’t get released this year, the Surface Pro 4 will be two years old and will undeniably be outdated.
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 News
The Surface Pro 5 has been a favorite subject of rumors in the past months. However, Microsoft hasn’t really been very generous in sharing information about its tablet line. The most recent rumor about the Surface Pro 5 is that it could get an MWC 2017 appearance as it could just be the right timing for the tablet to be unveiled. Needless to say, Microsoft hasn’t commented on it so fans need to wait a month more to confirm if this rumor is true or not.
Source : itechpost
#Windows10 #ChromeOS – Windows 10 Cloud Expected to Compete With Chrome OS : Microsoft wants and needs Windows to dominate as many mobile sectors of computing as possible. That includes the very low end where Chromebooks exist right up to the high end of the MacBook Pro $1,699.00 at Amazon. And it looks as though the low end is going to be catered for with a new version of Microsoft’s operating system called Windows 10 Cloud.
We don’t know exactly what Windows 10 Cloud is yet, and Microsoft is taking the line that “we have nothing to share.” But ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley believes, based on her sources, that it’s a new version of Windows 10 restricted to only running Unified Windows Platform (UWP) apps.
Such a restricted version could certainly be offered to manufacturers for a lower license fee, or even for free. But why call it Cloud? Well, that’s likely because you’ll be relying on Microsoft’s cloud services when using whatever hardware the OS ships with. That means Bing for search, Office 365 for productivity, OneDrive for storage, and Cortana for help.
There’s no shortage of cheap laptops running Windows 10 Home on the market. You can pick on up for around $200 if you don’t mind an 11-inch display that isn’t Full HD, RAM limited to 2GB (4GB if you’re lucky), and 32GB storage. But those laptops still have to factor a Windows license into the price.
Windows 10 Cloud could remove the license fee, meaning $200 laptops can ship with a larger display or more RAM. Or we could get the same products $20-$30 cheaper. In return, end users will have to deal with restrictions, for example, you may not be able to change the search engine away from Bing.
Whether this is what Microsoft plans has yet to be seen. We shouldn’t expect to hear anything official about Windows 10 Cloud until April when the Windows 10 Creators Update is set to be released.
Source : PCmag
#MicrosoftSurface #SurfacePhone – Microsoft Surface Phone Release Date Pushed Back To 2018 [VIDEO]; Hybrid Device To Boast Windows 10 Ecosystem? : The rumor mill has been churning all sorts of speculations around Microsoft’s highly anticipated Surface Phone, which multiple sources claim will be a hybrid device, meaning, it can be used as a tablet as well.
Microsoft Surface Phone Release Date
Citing the hype surrounding the purported Surface Phone, it is hardly surprising that the device has been subject to a slew of leaks and rumors. The device was initially expected to hit the store shelves mid last year, but much to the dismay of smartphone lovers, that did not come to fruition. Now, some tech pundits suggest that the highly anticipated phone could finally arrive this year.
Recently surfaced reports, however, does not allude to 2017 as the Surface Phone’s release date, in fact, a new report now points to a 2018 launch. Apparently, Microsoft’s chief executive Satya Nadella’s conceptualized phone is nowhere close to being ready for its big launch.
Nadella has been trotting out Microsoft Surface Phone as the game changer and if this is anything to go by, the possibility that gadget freaks will be treated to an unboxing this year is next to nothing. Moreover, the purported phone powered by Windows 10 arriving this year could turn out to be premature. There is a higher possibility that the device will make an appearance sometime in 2018; however, even that is not officially confirmed yet.
Apparently, there are umpteen conditions that Microsoft needs to meet in order to bring about the Surface Phone envisioned by Nadella. The one thing that is likely to grease the wheels for the Surface Phone is ample developers’ support.
According to WindowsCentral, apps will play a vital role in propelling the Surface Phone to huge popularity. But these applications are highly unlikely to be made available before 2018.
Constant connectivity will be another key component. The addition of dependable apps coupled with a reliable cellular connection, in contrast to Wi-Fi, will further boost the Redmond-based company’s plan to tie up the new Surface Phone to a stable ecosystem.
Microsoft Surface Phone Specifications & Features
In terms of hardware, rumors running rampant online hint at the inclusion of ARM-based chips, particularly Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC that will reportedly power the new Surface Phone, thus, revving up the handset’s Continuum feature that will consecutively pave the way for the emulation of x86 apps on the device. Practically, users will have access to a phone that can act as a desktop machine.
The Surface Phone is expected to be a foldable phone-to-tablet mobile device if a new patent applied by Microsoft is anything to go by. The purported phone is said to be a foldable tablet that is supported by a flexible hinge, MSPowerUser reported.
This is probably the Surface Phone that Nadella envisioned. However, if latest reports proved to be true, Microsoft Surface Phone will not arrive until 2018.
Source : Mobilenapps