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Battle of the blue circle assistant: Harman Kardon infused Cortana Home assistant takes on Amazon Echo.

Battle of the blue circle assistant: Harman Kardon infused Cortana Home assistant takes on Amazon Echo.

| December 15, 2016 | Reply

Cortana was one of the nicer things about Windows Phone. As a digital voice assistant, it seemed more human than either Siri or Google Now. Then Alexa came along and tried to bring that similar sort of interactivity into the home. It was surprising that it wasn’t Cortana trying to be all about your home […]

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Continuum Tips and Tricks: Change the desktop background

Continuum Tips and Tricks: Change the desktop background

| December 29, 2015 | Reply

  Hello MNB Readers! Continuing our Continuum Tips and Tricks episodes, we will now demonstrate how to change the desktop background when using Continuum for phones. The video also contains a few tips about the types of backgrounds that may work best, horizontal vs vertical backgrounds and a few minutes of rambling about why the Windows […]

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Continuum Tips and Tricks: Episode 2 – How to use Continuum without buying an adapter

Continuum Tips and Tricks: Episode 2 – How to use Continuum without buying an adapter

| December 8, 2015 | 6 Replies

Dear MNB Readers! Welcome to another episode of Continuum Tips and Tricks! I would like to demonstrate how users can use Continuum for phones without having to buy a Miracast Wireless Display Adapter (or wired Continuum Dock) by utilizing devices that you may already own. Continuum utilizes a technology called Miracast (my wife says it […]

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Windows 10 Mobile LED Flashlight Shootout

Windows 10 Mobile LED Flashlight Shootout

| December 6, 2015 | 8 Replies

Hello MNB Readers! Flashlight apps. They come a dime a dozen, or rather, there are plenty of flashlight apps in the Windows Store . The apps vary in function, from the simple app that turns the LED light off and on to the sophisticated flashlight apps that throw in everything possible, such as this app […]

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#Windows10 Launch Party Photos – On stage antics – Microsoft/Windows Goodies

#Windows10 Launch Party Photos – On stage antics – Microsoft/Windows Goodies

| July 30, 2015 | 11 Replies

Yesterday was Windows 10’s Launch Party. I thought it was going to be a smallish affair with maybe 80 people max but there were like 700 or so folks enjoying the night plus staff. It was like a mini Microsoft World kinda thing with little booths for different Microsoft things. The dell one was so nice. […]

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Introducing Microsoft Edge: The New Windows 10 Browser #Spartan

Introducing Microsoft Edge: The New Windows 10 Browser #Spartan

| April 29, 2015 | 7 Replies

Ooh, “Edge”. Is that the new buzz word for something cool? No, it’s Microsoft’s new browser. Microsoft Edge. It’s so named because it redefines the edge of today. Kinda like Columbus redefining the edge of the world. Less S6/Note 4 Edge. It looks nice and clean. Chrome – the chrome sides of the browser. Edge […]

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Windows 10 for small tablets – the Windows Galaxy Note/Nokia N800? #Phablet

Windows 10 for small tablets – the Windows Galaxy Note/Nokia N800? #Phablet

| April 15, 2015 | Reply

Day by day, Windows 10 on phones is looking better and better. WinBeta has shared some screenshots of Windows10 for small tablets and it looks a lot like Windows 10 on phones but with a bit extra on the side. It instantly gave me the feeling of realising the potential of something like the Galaxy […]

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Video: Surface 3 Promo – Full windows, Sans ‘Pro’, from $499, lightest surface. RIP RT

Video: Surface 3 Promo – Full windows, Sans ‘Pro’, from $499, lightest surface. RIP RT

| March 31, 2015 | 1 Reply

Surface Pro 3 made a bid to be your laptop replacement tablet. It was nice but maybe pricey. My ortho’s secretary uses one back in Ph. It looked really cool. Here’s the Surface 3. Similar offering in ways but cheaper starting at $499. The $599 version seems to have a better balance for me at […]

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Skype Translator preview rolling out

Skype Translator preview rolling out

| January 29, 2015 | 1 Reply

Hello MNB Readers, Registered users of the Skype Translator Preview should receive an email notifying them that the promised preview version of Skype Translator is now available. What is Skype Translator? Have a look for yourself. From the Registration description: Skype Translator gives you the ability to speak another language without learning one. Simply set […]

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