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UWP apps gain ability to access Kinect data PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 May 2016 03:45

 UWP apps gain ability to access Kinect data

While Microsoft has been deemphasizing the Kinect from its Xbox One gaming console over the last years, the motion sensing input device is far from dead as the company will soon allow Windows developers to builds apps that can access data from the sensor. Following the release of a limited developer preview for Kinect on Windows 10 in December, a new post on the Kinect for Windows blog reveals that the Windows 10 anniversary update will help to “bring Kinect for Windows into the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) world.” According to the blog post, UWP apps today cannot access most of the data from a Kinect sensor (or any third-party sensor) including RGB, infrared (IR), depth data and skeleton data, the last one being very important to Kinect apps. To access this data, Microsoft has already introduced the Windows.Media.Capture.Frames APIs, a set of extensions that provide a unified way for desktop apps and UWP apps to access sensor data (right now, Microsoft explains that the Kinect sensor’s microphone array is already visible to the UWP audio and speech recognition APIs). However, Microsoft explained that unlocking the full power of these APIs and enabling UWP apps to access Kinect will require three additional things. Microsoft adds that existing Kinect Win32 apps and SDK capabilities will not be affected by this new UWP support. To see a preview of the full capabilities that will be available when the Windows 10 Anniversary SDK and the supplemental Kinect SDK are released to the public this summer...Want to know what is required, visit our forum to learn more.

 
Windows Ink in Windows 10 Anniversary Update looks really impressive PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 02 May 2016 19:40

The Ink Workspace is a move by Microsoft to make pen input more usable for everyone with a PC, not just designers and artists. It is essentially a combination of quick tools designed around a pen and though not all of the features Microsoft outlined at BUILD are present, it’s a great preview of what’s to come. The Ink Workspace can be launched using a shortcut on an active pen or from a button on the taskbar. If you have the option, the pen shortcut makes it possible to launch the Ink Workspace from anywhere, even the lockscreen. The pen shortcuts have been expanded as well, finally letting you choose what a tap or a double tap does, among other things. Sticky Notes is a reimagining of the sticky notes application that’s been around in one form or another since Windows Vista. At this point, you can write or type on a sticky note but you can’t don’t both at once. The sticky notes launched from the Ink Workspace can also be set to show up on your desktop

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Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.306 now being tested internally PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 01 May 2016 19:52

Microsoft is actively working on the next major update for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile: the Anniversary Update. However, the company continues to work on improving on Windows 10 Version 1511. Recently, the company released Windows 10 Build 10586.240 and Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.242 which included a number of bug fixes and improvements. Now, the company is working on a new cumulative update for Windows 10 Mobile: build 10586.306. As usual, the latest cumulative update probably does not include any new features — however, it should include some bug fixes and performance improvements which are always appreciated. It isn’t clear if the company plans to roll this out to the public, or Insiders in the Release Preview ring. Microsoft will probably release after testing, and if the company thinks that the build is a good candidate for a new public release.

source:mspoweruser

 
Windows Update error 0x80070490 while updating Windows 10/8/7 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 30 April 2016 19:31

If you receive a Windows Update error 0x80070490 while updating your Windows operating system, here are few steps you could try to help resolve the issue. This error can occur if your system component store or Component-Based Servicing (CBS) manifest has been corrupted. Windows Update error 0x80070490 1] In Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8, you should run the System File Checker and the DISM Tool to repair system image and restore system health, and see if that helps. Our Ultimate Windows Tweaker can help you run them with a click. The command to be used in an elevated command prompt is:n Quote DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth When you run it, the DISM Tool will use Windows Update to provide the files that are required to fix corruptions. But if your Windows Update client itself is broken,

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New info on Windows 10 Mobile Redstone 2 and Surface Phone: PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 29 April 2016 19:27
We reported just a few minutes ago on some new information that surfaced from Microsoft regarding their Windows 10 Mobile commitment, namely an email that seems to reconfirm the company’s commitment to mobile even if it’s focused on business customers. Now, the source of the earlier story, Windows Central, has published some new information on Windows 10 Mobile and Microsoft’s future strategy. First up, Microsoft reportedly doesn’t consider the Lumia 950 and 950 XL to be good examples of what they want Windows 10 Mobile devices to be. Given the fact that the company is pushing them out the door as quickly as they can via aggressive tactics like BOGO offers, combined with Microsoft’s smartphone sales tanking last quarter, we’re not terribly surprised at this news. Second, there seems to be additional confirmation that the upcoming Surface Phone will indeed be awaiting a future Redstone 2 update to Windows 10 Mobile before hitting the streets. Currently, that’s slated for April 2017, according to Windows Central. Anybody who was hoping for a release of new Surface hardware,
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Pirates Switch From Torrents to Streaming and Download Sites PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 April 2016 16:15
A new report from piracy tracking firm MUSO reveals that the piracy landscape continues to evolve. Pirate sites received a staggering 140 billion visits last year, but there's a clear shift from torrents to direct download and streaming sites. Interestingly, traffic to private trackers remains relatively stable. While there haven’t been any breakthroughs in file-sharing technology in recent years, the piracy ecosystem is constantly evolving. Torrent sites have traditionally been very popular, but according to a new report published by piracy tracking outfit MUSO, direct download and streaming sites have taken over. Using data sampled from over 200 million devices by a leading data provider, the company compiled a detailed snapshot of the traffic that flowed to various websites last year. In total MUSO monitored traffic to 14,000 of the largest global piracy websites, which were visited a dazzling 141 billion times over a 12-month period.
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Microsoft will continue supporting Windows 10 Mobile for many years PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 April 2016 20:19

Microsoft's sales numbers might suggest that its Windows 10 Mobile platform is taking its last breaths, but the Redmond, Washington-based company seems to be in no mood to retreat we are committed to deliver Windows 10 on mobile devices. In an email sent out to several company executives and partners, the executive vice president of Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group Terry Myerson has made it clear that the company is committed to the OS platform and is also working on new mobile devices. Here's an excerpt from the email: I understand that you are hearing concerns from certain partners about Microsoft's commitment to the mobile space. Let me be very clear: We are committed to deliver Windows 10 on mobile devices with small screen running ARM processors. We are currently in development of our next generation products and I wanted to reconfirm our commitment to Windows 10 Mobile. We believe in this product's value to business customers and it is our intention to support the Windows 10 Mobile platform for many years. We have a device roadmap to support that from Microsoft

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Acer Liquid M330 with Windows 10 Mobile is out in the US for $99 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 April 2016 16:17

Last September at IFA Acer announced the Liquid M330 smartphone running Windows 10 Mobile. The phone then became available in certain markets a couple of months later, as an entry-level offering for those who want to experience Microsoft's latest mobile operating system on the cheap. And starting today you can do just that even if you live in the US. That's because Microsoft's online store is now offering up the Acer Liquid M330 for sale to eager buyers. It's priced at $99, unlocked and contract-free of course. It only seems to be available in grey/black. It comes with a 4.5-inch 854x480 touchscreen, a pair of 5 MP cameras (one on the front, one on the back), Qualcomm's Snapdragon 210 chipset (with a 1.1 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU), 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage, LTE, and a 2,000 mAh battery. Want to see more mobile related visit our Forum Board Windows 10 & 8 related Mobile Devices and Apps | Mobile O.S's / Windows Phone 10 | 8 | Windows Mobile | Apps enjoy! Btw there is alot more going on: Windows 10 and related Tech stuff just have a look around, see you soon! Original story Via: gsmarena.com

 
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