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Intel 8th gen Core “Coffee Lake” chips to launch August 21st PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne   
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 18:39

Intel will officially launch its 8th-gen Core processor family on August 21st. Code-named “Coffee Lake,” this is the fourth generation of chips from Intel to be built on a 14nm process, but according to a series of leaks in recent weeks we should be able to expect improved performance thanks to increased clock speeds and core counts, among other things. At least that’s true of Intel’s Coffee Lake chips for desktops. I’ve heard a lot less about the notebook processors. Intel isn’t providing many details ahead of the launch time, but in addition to showcasing the new chips on August 21st, Intel says it’ll be providing a “sneak peek at some of the amazing system designs based on 8th gen Intel Core processors.” I suspect we’ll learn more about those systems when the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin opens at the end of the month. In related news, details about Intel’s Core i3-8300, Core i3-8100, and Core i3-8350K chips have leaked recently

Office 365 Personal (Preview) now available for all Windows 10 S PCs PDF Print E-mail
Written by riso   
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 15:17

The Office desktop apps are now available to download in Preview form from the Windows Store as part of Office 365 Personal to all users of Windows 10 S: the OS that only runs apps downloaded from the Windows Store. Following the broad availability of the Windows 10 S ISO, Microsoft has released the Preview version of Office 365 desktop apps in the Windows Store for users running Windows 10 S. These apps are full featured Office desktop versions being made available in the Store thanks to the Project Centennial Win32 app bridge. The flavor currently being offered for Preview is Office 365 Personal and it includes the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access and Publisher, with OneNote being offered as an UWP app. The Preview version comes with the following features —  For 1 PC or Mac, 1 tablet including iPad, Android or Windows, plus 1 phone. Fully installed versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and more. 1TB of storage space on the cloud. Continuous access to updates. 60 Skype minutes of calling per month to mobile phones and landlines. Users of the Windows Store version of Office 365 need to take into account that the Store currently offers only the 32-bit version of Office and does not allow the use of COM add-ins. Also, OneNote will be offered as an UWP app instead of the OneNote 2016 desktop version.  The Store listing for downloading Office 365 Personal can be accessed from here. An Office 365 subscription is needed to use Office 365 downloaded from the Windows Store.  Source(s) Windows Blog Italia via notebookcheck

Office desktop apps can now be installed on any Windows 10 S device PDF Print E-mail
Written by riso   
Monday, 07 August 2017 19:09

In May 2017 in an Education focused event Microsoft had announced Windows 10 S their new version of Windows 10. Windows 10 S allows installation of apps only through Windows 10 Store. Microsoft had then released the Store version of their Office apps on the first Windows 10 S device the Surface Laptop. Recently, newer and cheaper Windows 10 S devices are available in the Microsoft Store. Also Microsoft had started delivering ISO files of Windows 10 S through the MSDN website for its subscribers. Now that Windows 10 S has reached to different devices Microsoft has now enabled the downloading of their Microsoft Office Suite apps on any Windows 10 S device. Earlier only users of Surface Laptops were able to download these Office apps from the Windows Store. Office Desktop apps that are available for users running Windows 10 S includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher. These apps are 32 bit versions of the Office apps. While there is no OneNote app in this list but you can use the OneNote UWP app. Thses desktops app are Centennial app which means that are converted from the Win32 desktop apps using the Desktop Bridge program (project Centennial). If you are running Windows 10 S you can go to Store and download them. Source WindowsLatest & Image Credit: Neowin

Microsoft is giving away tickets to Xbox FanFest at Gamescom 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne   
Monday, 07 August 2017 16:57

Fanfest 2017Xbox FanFest will give 300 lucky fans a one-of-a-kind experience at Gamescom 2017, the world’s largest video game consumer show. Most of the 300 tickets will be distributed through a random drawing this year. Fans will need to submit their names and email addresses on the online tool here

Once the tool closes, names will be randomly pulled and winners will be notified by email on Friday, August 11. Winners will then have 48 hours to fill out their registration page and receive their official ticket or their slot will be given to another randomly chosen winner.

Office desktop apps now available for download by ALL Windows 10 S PCs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne   
Sunday, 06 August 2017 18:57

In May Microsoft released Office desktop app for Windows 10 S, but at the time they were only available for the Surface Laptop, which was not much of a problem as it was the only Windows 10 S PC available. The OS is now however available to download as an ISO for educators to test, and several cheap laptops running the OS have now been released for the back to school season.
According to reports by WBI Microsoft has now made the Office desktop apps available to download by all Windows 10 S PCs and installations. And, for a limited time, Microsoft is including 1 year of Office 365 Personal on Surface devices running Windows 10 S that ship during the preview period. With this subscription, customers can get 1TB of free storage on OneDrive, full access to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. The following apps will be part of Office in the Windows Store to customers with Surface devices running Windows 10 S: ... read more here

Microsoft, Lenovo to Ship Sub-$300 Windows 10 S Notebooks PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 05 August 2017 15:57

One of the strangest things about Windows 10 S, Microsoft’s Chromebook competitor and locked-down educational OS play, is that Microsoft chose to debut it with a $1,000 Surface Laptop, as opposed to the $150-$300 space where Chromebooks typically compete. Granted, the Surface Laptop ships with a free offer to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro through the end of 2017, after which it’ll cost $50. But that device was still an odd way to showcase a restricted OS, given its price point. Today, that situation is finally being rectified, with the release of new Lenovo laptops like the N23 and N24. That said, there’s some conflicting information about the N23 and N24, even in Microsoft’s own store and Lenovo’s website. For one thing, only the N23 is showing up as available at Lenovo, even though MS has links to CDW-G for both systems.... read more by visiting our Windows 10 & Tech Forum

Sonic Mania features Bonus Stages and Time Attack PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne   
Thursday, 03 August 2017 20:51

Following Sega’s San Diego Comic-Con announcement that Special Stages will be a feature in Sonic Mania, today the team revealed that Bonus Stages (Blue Spheres) and Time Attack have also been included in the game. In Blue Spheres, players navigate Sonic, Tails or Knuckles through a series of blue spheres to clear the stage. But be careful, once touched, the blue spheres will turn red. Touching a red sphere instantly ends the Bonus Stage. Silver Medallions are awarded to players who complete the Bonus Stage while collecting all the blue spheres and rings awards players with a perfect score and a Gold Medallion. Time Attack was also revealed to be a new mode in Sonic Mania. Prove you’re the best of the best in Time Attack, which lets players compete for fastest speed in the world by recording their time in the game’s online leaderboard. In Special Stages, players chase down enemy UFOs to secure various Chaos Emeralds. Collecting blue spheres along the way will give their character an added boost of speed to their meter. Once the meter fills up, the Mach level increases. Just watch out and don’t speed off the stage!

Schools can now order the first low-cost Windows 10 S devices PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 16:09

The first low-cost Windows 10 S devices are now available for schools to purchase. Microsoft has announced that the first low-cost Windows 10 S devices are now available for schools to purchase. Starting today, Microsoft says, schools can get their hands on the Lenovo N23 and N24 for $249 and $279, respectively (via Neowin). These two are just the start, however. Microsoft also highlighted the following devices that will be coming soon with Windows 10 S on board: ASUS Vivobook W202 ($279 USD), available in the US Dell Latitude 3180 ($229 USD) and 3189 ($299), available in the US and Canada Fujitsu LIFEBOOK P727 ($999 USD), available in the US and Canada HP ProBook x360 11EE ($299 USD), available in the US, UK and Australia Of course, the very first Windows 10 S device to hit the market was the Surface Laptop, which debuted in May. Its $999 price tag makes it out of reach for most school uses, however, which is where these low-cost Windows 10 S devices from other manufacturers come in. It's also worth noting that Microsoft has provided an easy-to-use installer that allows schools to install and test Windows 10 S on eligible PCs that already have Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro Education, Windows 10 Education, or Windows 10 Enterprise installed. If you're an IT administrator, this is intended to be a handy way to test and provide feedback on Windows 10 S on a variety of devices in use at your school. Source windowscentral


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