Windows 10 users are probably accustomed to the lock screen of the ornaments on the beautiful images and the inspiration for the phrase.Sometimes the picture and text combination, however, can generate unexpected meanings.Some of The Registerin the reader to open the Surface Pro their tablet, on the screen appeared a picture in Ireland at the Cliffs of moher in äkkijyrkkinä sea on the shore cliffs, as well as the text That first step is a doozy, but don't fret... .Freely translated by the text can be translated, for example, the first step is the hardest, but don't worry... .it Is therefore difficult to escape the evocation, that Windows will ask the user to make more than 200 meters high cliff suicide leap into the sea.we Observe images and texts of potentially inappropriate combinations, just in case.
Media Portal is one of the closest alternatives to Windows Media Centre, and one of the slickest Photograph: Media PortalWhat do I need to do to watch a DVD in Windows 10?It was disabled when I upgraded from Windows 7.PC manufacturers normally add it to the PCs that ship with a DVD or Blu-ray drive, often including Cyberlink, Roxio or similar third-party software.Also, Microsoft probably recognised that there was even less point in paying for a DVD player when users either had one already eg Cyberlink or could easily download a free one.Briefly, Windows Media Player is a media player that can rip and burn audio CDs, and sync with portable devices.
A video has turned up that shows the Nexus 5x smartphone that normally runs Android running the Windows 10 Mobile operating system.All of the text is in what appears to be Chinese writing on the video so most of us can't understand what is being said.We also can't read much in the way of what the icons and settings menus seen.Whoever made the video doesn t offer any detail on what exactly it took to get Windows 10 installed and running on the Nexus 5x hardware.One big feature missing is a memory card slot.Power comes from a 2700 mAh internal battery good for ten hours of surfing the web on LTE connections.
Meanwhile, Microsoft is also licensing the Nokia name for handsets back to Nokia, which has set up a new company that will make feature phones, Android-based smartphones, and tablets.Now, Microsoft claims it is not giving up the ghost entirely, even though it is  enabling yet another competitor in the smartphone business.There was no bold vision or explanation of where Microsoft plans to go next in terms of mobile platforms and devices.Plus, Alcatel has actually been acquired by Nokia .What s more, the deal is not likely to reassure app developers, handset manufacturers, or consumers that Microsoft is in the smartphone game for the long haul.At this point, walking away is probably the best thing Microsoft can do.During its second quarter earnings report in January, Microsoft reported that it had sold 4.5 million Lumia devices, down from 10.5 million for the same period a year earlier.In the five years since Microsoft first gave us the Windows phone, the news has been bleak:And in the Kantar market share report for the three months ending in February, Windows Mobile was bleeding market share just about everywhere: down from 4.8 percent in 2015 to 2.6 percent in 2016 in the U.S; down from 9.1 percent in 2015 to 5.8 percent in 2016 in Australia; and down 10.1 percent to 5.9 percent in Europe s five biggest countries.Meanwhile, Windows Mobile was stuck at .9 percent in China, practically irrelevant.Microsoft has been focusing on services and applications that run across mobile platforms lately.This is probably its best hope for maintaining a foothold in the mobile platform game going forward.No doubt, it s a bitter moment for a company that once had such a lock on personal computing — thanks to its Windows desktop monopoly.But the mobile wars have long since become Apple s iOS versus Google s Android.Microsoft can only really move on by admitting that hard truth to itself.
Microsoft has announced that it s selling its feature phone division to Foxconn for the princely sum of $350 million.While Microsoft claims it will continue to work on Windows 10 Mobile and the Lumia smartphone brand, it will hand over all of the assets relating to its Nokia-branded feature phones, including brands, software and services, care network and other assets, customer contracts, and critical supply agreements.It s expected the deal will be completed in the second half of 2016.Microsoft purchased Nokia s phone division three years ago for $7.1 billion.Its foray into phone hardware hasn t been a huge success so far, but maybe jettisoning the feature phone wing will allow it double down on the smartphones it clings to.Did someone mention Surface Phone?
Credit: Rob SchultzWhen it comes to parsing Microsoft s public statements, most company watchers know you have to read between the lines to get at what Microsoft is saying without really saying it.The Verge s Tom Warren just spotted one such statement that implies Microsoft is killing the Lumia lines of phones.Here s what Microsoft said: Microsoft will continue to develop Windows 10 Mobile and support Lumia phones such as the Lumia 650, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, and phones from OEM partners like Acer, Alcatel, HP, Trinity and VAIO.Microsoft has yet to officially announce the end of the Lumia line; however, critics have expected as much since earlier in 2016.The impact on you at home: Even if the Lumia brand has reached the end of its sad, tortured existence with the Lumia 650—which was rumored at the time to be the last Lumia—it doesn t necessarily mean Microsoft won t create another Windows phone.Rumors, and desperate hope from Windows phone fans, are still holding on to the dream of a Surface phone.
We have had good success with our GPUs in high-performance computing, deep learning in hpc, deep learning, data analytics, remote work stations, said McHugh, a former Cisco executive who joined Nvidia six months ago.The Tesla M10 GPU has high user density when it comes to delivering apps such as Outlook, Office 2016, web browsers, Adobe Photoshop, and the Windows 10 operating system.Delivering business applications in a virtualized way is becoming more challenging because more businesses are using demanding graphics apps these days.The percentage of GPU-accelerated apps has more than doubled in the past five years, with half that growth coming in the first months of 2016 alone, according to a study by Lakeside Software.To provide the best user experience, these applications increasingly use OpenGL and DirectX APIs, as well as graphics technology from the data center.While the need for advanced GPU technology has commonly been associated with the usage of 3D applications, as enterprises make the move to software like Windows 10, Office 365, and other SaaS and web apps, IT departments will increasingly seek the benefits of GPU acceleration to provide everyday business tools to all of their users, said Robert Young, analyst for IT Service Management and Client Virtualization Software at IDC, in a statement.Nvidia is teaming  up with virtualization software companies, such as Citrix and VMware, to deliver a high-end virtualized app that runs as if it were being processed on a user s personal machine.The cost of running such virtual apps or remote desktop sessions is now down to less than $2 a month per user and, for virtual PCs, is less than $6 a month per user.The new Nvidia Grid software is available worldwide today, and the Tesla M10 will be generally available in the fall.Virtualized apps can now be delivered at a subscription price of about $10 per concurrent user, McHugh said, on the Nvidia Grid service.
Photo: Beck Diefenbach / Reuters Microsoft begins to push extra hard applications for Windows 10 users as part of the summer Anniversary Update. Microsoft has already extensively told, all of which is changing in Windows 10: Anniversary free update to appear in the summer time. But still heruu more information. Among other things, The Vergen, Microsoft told to increase its number of advertised applications in Windows 10's Start menu. Some of the advertised applications are pre-installed on computers, but they can be removed at any time. Microsoft has not yet clarified the matter.
Microsoft sells feature phone business to Foxconn subsidiary while Nokia licenses famous brand to HMD globalMicrosoft has sold its feature phone business to Foxconn subsidiary FIH and the newly-founded Finnish firm HMD global for $350 million £242m , in a move that will see the Nokia brand return to mobile devices for the next decade.As part of the transaction, FIH will acquire Microsoft s feature phone assets, including brands, software, services, customer support and contracts, as well as a manufacturing facility in Vietnam.Today marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the Nokia brand in an industry where Nokia remains a truly iconic name, said Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia Technologies.Working with HMD and FIH will let us participate in one of the largest consumer electronics markets in the world while staying true to our licensing business model.Microsoft has said it is still committed to Windows 10 mobile and is reportedly working on new smartphones running the platform.According to Kantar Worldpanel, Windows accounts for 6.2 percent of the UK smartphone market and 4.9 percent of sales in Europe s five biggest countries.
Despite having hit numerous roadblocks, Microsoft has always managed to innovate and try something different, which is something that can t be said about its iOS and Android competitors.More recently, the company took a bold leap when it launched its converged Windows 10 software, which – according to Microsoft – will run the same core code across mobile, tablet and desktop devices.HardwareWindows 10 Mobile doesn t have the same OEM support as Android, and as such the number of smartphones running the operating system is limited.The camera sensor sits bang in the centre, and while it doesn t have what I'd consider a hump , it does jut out ever so slightly.Most other phones have switched to a single tray that houses both the Nano SIM tray and a microSD card, but the HTC 10 still has one tray on each side.The phone comes in black, silver and goldWhereas LG took plenty of risks with its funky modular design of the G5, HTC has played it relatively safe here.
The $350 million deal will see the American company's "entry-level feature phone assets," including 4,500 staff, transferred over to Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile Ltd.As part of the deal, Microsoft will also be transferring the rights to all of its feature phone brands, which would include Nokia.All of which sounds very dramatic, but actually isn't at all.Microsoft's feature phones only really had a presence in select developing markets, and the company hasn't issued any notable support to its existing devices for almost two years.It's been exclusively focused on Windows Phone ever since, believe it or not."Microsoft will continue to develop Windows 10 Mobile and support Lumia phones such as the Lumia 650, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, and phones from OEM partners like Acer, Alcatel, HP, Trinity and VAIO," reads the company statement.Related: Microsoft Surface phone: 5 features we could seeWhich hopefully translates to: "Just hold out for the Surface Phone.
There were some complaints surrounding the "Dynamic Fulcrum Hinge" including a gap that's formed when the laptop is closed.So, you can tell that we're not the only ones already clamoring for Microsoft to improve on an already promising formula.Likely as much as – if not a bit more than – the current Surface BookWe're quite alright with the design for the most partSurface Book 2 release dateNaturally, the company has not officially announced the product given that the Surface Book launched mere months ago.However, it's easy to speculate that a follow up is in the works, and could possibly arrive by the end of the year, next to the Surface Pro 5.This processor family will offer native USB 3.1 Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 support, feature up to four cores as the default configuration, and better performance both on the CPU and GPU fronts.This is a rather old patent, but it wouldn't be surprising nonetheless if the company pushed forward with a rechargeable Surface Pen for the Surface Book 2, even more so given Microsoft's current focus on providing better stylus support in Windows 10.
The rumor came from a line in the press release from the Redmond firm, which announced that Microsoft was selling its feature phone business to FIH Mobile and HMD Global – essentially cutting off a big part from the deal it struck with Nokia in 2013.On the one hand, it's a triumphant battle cry from Microsoft, pointing out that it doesn't matter its exiting a declining featurephone market as it'll still be right behind the smartphone platform, and that's the reason it purchased Nokia anyway.Well, that kind of makes sense anyway.The heavily-rumored Surface Phone is in the offing, a high-spec device that Microsoft will concentrate its marketing efforts on in an attempt to replicate the success of the Surface tablet range that's turned into a billion-dollar line.But Microsoft, if it does drop the Lumia line, should be commended for its bravery and agility – it's not giving up on Windows 10 Mobile despite its faltering performance, and pivoting the name to improve its chances is a great thing.That said, there's still a market for the Lumia names on phones, if only just to differentiate between the high- and low-end handsets in Microsoft's portfolio – there's still a strong market for cheaper smartphones and Lumia is a better-known brand name than Surface in some regions thanks to the past performance of the 500-series phones.
Speculation that Microsoft does not plan to launch some more models of Lumia has a new nutritional Wednesday. In connection with the sale of the old Nokia's mobile division to Global HMD and Foxconn for $ 350 million sounds namely, Microsoft announced that the company will continue to develop Windows 10 Mobile and support the Lumia phones like the Lumia 650, 950 and 950 XL. The formulation can be interpreted to mean that Microsoft will supply the existing models of Lumia with new software, but there will be no successor.
The operating system is already installed on more than 300 million devices but it s still far short of Microsoft s most popular OS, Windows 7.According to NetMarketShare, the OS is installed on 47.82 percent of desktops compared to just 15.34 percent of machines running Windows 10.The point I m getting at here is that Windows 7 is still an incredibly important part of Microsoft s overall software strategy.Microsoft s Nathan Mercer recently announced a solution it s calling a convenience rollup for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 that should help matters.Instead, it consists of all the security and non-security fixes that have been released since SP1 that are suitable for general distribution through April 2016.Best yet, the convenience rollup can be injected into Windows 7 SP1 media for a seamless installation.
Speculation that Microsoft does not plan to launch some more models of Lumia has a new nutritional Wednesday. In connection with the sale of the old Nokia's mobile division to Global HMD and Foxconn for $ 350 million sounds namely, Microsoft announced that the company will continue to develop Windows 10 Mobile and support the Lumia phones like the Lumia 650, 950 and 950 XL. The formulation can be interpreted to mean that Microsoft will supply the existing models of Lumia with new software, but there will be no successor.
News today that Nokia will license its name for the next ten years to a new line of phones and tablets, only running Google's platform rather than Windows 10, seemed initially to be the perfect opener to Google I/O 2016, but it also raises one big question: does anybody still care about a Nokia device?Today's licensing deal isn't the first such move by Nokia - the company lent its branding and some design oversight to an Android tablet a couple of years ago, though it never officially reached western markets, and dabbled in Android phones with the short-lived Nokia X - but it is the most significant.As well as provisionally securing the Nokia brand from Microsoft to use on more basic phones, HMD global also has acquired "certain related design rights" from the Windows maker; it's too soon to say whether that means the distinctive polycarbonate and metal design we'd grown familiar with from Lumia will be returning, but that's likely to be the hope among Nokia fans.More importantly, the Android OEM space has condensed down: Samsung still succeeds, as much by its marketing budget as its phones, but new names like Huawei have - with the heft of Google and the Nexus project behind them - been propelled into the market with an alluring combination of affordability and high-end specifications.The Chinese phone-maker is notable not only for the quality and low price of its devices, but the huge fanbase it has cultivated along the way.In a best-case scenario, that could look like the sleekest Lumia, pack the photographic abilities of a PureView, and undercut the Nexus 6P on shelves.
It starts strongly, though: very few Windows 10 PCs can claim to be as sleek as Dell's latest effort.The narrow main section shows off slick bezelled edges, the metal-coated base offers impressive versatility, and a decent selection of internal components point to a PC that's highly capable.The stand is double-hinged, which means it squats down with a reassuring motion and enables the screen to be used in a horizontal position.The iMac lacks dedicated display outputs and it has only four USB connectors, although it does include two highly-desirable Thunderbolt ports that video creatives won't want to be without.The aerial included is a single-band 2.4GHz model that connects only to the 802.11bgn standards; Apple kits its desktops out with dual-band 802.11ac hardware.The Dell s viewing angles are fine and the panel s uniformity levels are consistent, with no big deviations or obvious backlight bleed.
When we think of Microsoft's beloved Halo series, we think about the hours poured into multiplayer combat - whether local or online - or the epic narrative campaign modes starring Master Chief and other armored heroes.We haven't seen a full-fledged core Halo game on PC since Halo 2, and it looks like we still won't: Microsoft will bring Forge - Halo 5: Guardians Edition to Windows 10, but not the complete Halo 5: Guardians experience seen on Xbox One in late 2015.The standalone Windows 10 version of Forge will be completely free, says Microsoft, and it'll add features like keyboard and mouse support for precise building, support for up to 4K resolution, and the ability to play Forge creations right on your PC with friends.For existing Halo 5 fans with a Windows 10 PC, Forge - Halo 5: Guardians Edition gives them a potentially better way to create while maintaining interconnectivity with the Xbox One game.And for PC users who don't already have Halo 5, it could bring a whole new generation of creation game fans see Minecraft into the fold.Apex will be a slimmed-down version of Xbox One exclusive Forza Motortsport 6, although exactly what's missing and what has made the cut hasn't been confirmed.
After a hike, users can sync the Band to a mobile app to see points of elevation and a map of the route taken on the Health App as well as a web dashboard.It also reminds users to stay hydrated, provides information about sun set and alerts them of inclement weather based on the atmospheric pressure.The update to the Microsoft Health app is now available for download via Windows Store for Windows 10 powered PCs and tablets.Users can sync the device manually to a PC or Surface tablet via a USB cable and manage tiles, personalise the Band and update firmware.The availability of the roll-out is shared by Lindsey Matese, senior communications manager, Microsoft Band and Health.Upon the update you should notice the firmware version of the Band is 2.0.463.0 26 and the updated Health app comes with version 2.3.20516.0.