Great Windows 10 News Apps
Nov25

Great Windows 10 News Apps

While Windows 8 had seen the release of several news apps we haven’t seen too many of the universal type so far. While we hope new ones will keep popping in the store in time we have covered 3 truly universal news apps that Windows 10 users should definitely try. MSN News This one is developed by Microsoft themselves and can be considered a standard to uphold to for all universal news apps. It is designed around the new Windows...

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Your pocket IoT – Continuum for Windows smartphones
Nov23

Your pocket IoT – Continuum for Windows smartphones

The Internet of Things (IoT) will advance the way consumers operate. It will allow devices to directly communicate with one another using wireless communications. It will enable you to check your smart phone to take stock of your refrigerator at home and to see how much laundry detergent your washing machine has left. It could be used to monitor your health by taking advantage of circuits integrated into your watch or even...

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This Surface Phone concept would be really awesome to see in action
Nov20

This Surface Phone concept would be really awesome to see in action

We normally cover software exclusively here on 1800Pocket/PC but every now and again something truly awesome catches our eye. For me, it was this Surface Phone mock-up found over on the Microsoft Tribe forum on The Verge. Simply put, the design, which was posted by user Mr. Mulderfox, is gorgeous, and while it might not all be technologically viable at the moment, it does give us a peak at some ideas that hopefully will make their way...

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Five social apps I’d like to see make the jump to Universal Windows territory
Aug18

Five social apps I’d like to see make the jump to Universal Windows territory

With the coming of Windows 10’s easy portability comes a renewed sense of hope that the dreaded “app gap” will be ancient history and Microsoft’s OS can finally get apps and updates simultaneously alongside the current mobile duopoly that make up iOS and Android. Here’s a list of five social apps (many of which I cover on 1800Pocket/PC‘s sister site TruTower) that I’d like to see in the...

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Missing a banking or other app on Windows? Why not use the web?
Aug12

Missing a banking or other app on Windows? Why not use the web?

Let’s face it, many developers are out of touch with the idea of being truly cross platform. From Tango, SoundCloud, many games, and a number of banking apps, many companies fail to see the value in putting their users first. In such cases, we must rely on the great Windows developer community for many of the apps and games we crave. In many cases, they can even create apps that are arguably better than their...

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“Hey Cortana” on Windows 10 is awesome, but can also be irritating at times
Jul27

“Hey Cortana” on Windows 10 is awesome, but can also be irritating at times

One of my favorite features of Windows 10 is “Hey Cortana,” which (if you’re not already aware) allows you to simply say “Hey, Cortana” and have her do stuff. Well, as it turns out, one of my favorite features with Microsoft’s personal assistant is also one of the most irritating at times. Oh, it’s not really a problem for the most part, but I’ve noticed that every now and again, Cortana...

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