Early Windows 9 screenshots have leaked, with images believed to be from the Technical Preview giving an early indication of how Microsoft's new platform is shaping up. Details on Windows 9 are expected to be shared at the end of September, but content tipped to have come from a developer release due around the same time has already surfaced.
Microsoft is once again upping the ante on its cloud storage solution. After increasing OneDrive storage capacities across the board and reducing price tags everywhere, they are now giving what they claim is a top user requested feature: the ability to upload and store large files, up to 10 GB in fact.
Microsoft has just unveiled two new Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones last week, but availability details were, as always, a bit murky. While this announcement doesn't add anything specific in terms of date or exact price, it does spell good news for those in the US interested in getting their hands on one. AT&T will indeed be carrying the Lumia 830 soon.
The balance between price and features is always a precarious dance, with some yielding more applause than others. HP has been putting out a few laptops that straddle both sides of the price tag line and this new Windows 8.1 laptop was expected to be one of them. Unfortunately, the HP Stream might disappoint a bit.
Major Nelson is ramping up the hype for the Xbox One's next system update even as Microsoft just rolled out the September update two weeks ago. Those who are part of the Xbox One preview program will, of course, get to enjoy, and test, new features in advance, including more Snap mode apps, DLNA support, and for those lucky enough to have one, the new Digital TV Tuner.
No, this isn't Cortana in an office suit. It isn't even voice-controlled. But somewhat like Google Now, Delve will also surface relevant and timely content for users, but one that has been dug out from users' emails, documents, and cloud storage. No more searching for contacts and files that you need for a hot project you are working on. Delve will put those front and center to greet you when and where you need it.
Just a few months after unveiling the Encore 7, Toshiba is here again with another Windows 8.1 tablet. Strangely dubbed the Toshiba Encore Mini, this tablet comes in the same 7-inch screen size and with a slightly higher spec sheet. Fortunately, its price tag does justify the "mini" moniker.
Microsot's IFA 2014 event is just a day away, so naturally we are still getting last minute leaks and rumors about devices. The other day, it was the "selfie" Lumia 730 but now it's the Lumia 830's turn. While this supposed actual device does seem to confirm its PureView heritage, it does disprove earlier rumors of a more Microsoft-friendly branding.
Zotac has been delivering "computing in a box" for years now but it was only recently that it started talking about Windows 8.1. Just in time for the changing of the guards, the company has made available the ZBOX B1320, a low power Intel Celeron box that runs Micrososft's current, though soon to be replaced, Windows version.