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7 Days: A week of Microsoft highs and lows, Windows 10 wonders, and Nintendo's big Switch

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:00:29 +0000

From Xbox Orange Box and HP's mobile Workspace, to Outlook's broader Focus, what's Nxt after Note7, and the end of the road for the Apple car, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news. Read more...(image)

Six new Austronesian languages now available in Microsoft Translator

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:24:01 +0000

Microsoft has been hard at work adding six new languages to Microsoft Translator, which the company says will unlock communication opportunities for 119 million Austronesian speakers around the world. Read more...(image)

Earn by Microsoft to be culled in March 2017

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:54:01 +0000

After having only been released last year, Earn by Microsoft, a rewards program providing Microsoft Store credit to members, will be gradually wound back until its ultimate demise next year. Read more...(image)

Canonical now offers live kernel patching for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS users

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:38:01 +0000

Ubuntu has become the first Linux OS to allow users to enable live kernel patching on their systems -- for free. Users can enable live patching on three devices, for free, before having to pay. Read more...(image)

Google's Pixel XL gets dismantled in new teardown

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:30:01 +0000

If you were curious about what the inside of the Google Pixel XL looks like, today is your lucky day. The folks at iFixit have torn down their Pixel XL, showing the world the innards of the device. Read more...(image)

Razer announces new Blade Pro laptop, a thin and powerful desktop replacement

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:10:01 +0000

Razer released a new version of its Blade Pro laptop with a 17.3-inch 4K display, a GTX 1080 GPU and a low-profile mechanical keyboard. It will retail at $3,699 and will ship starting in November. Read more...(image)

Samsung debuts Galaxy C9 Pro

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:14:01 +0000

Samsung has released promotional images of their new Galaxy C9 Pro, the company's first smartphone sporting 6GB RAM. However, the device may only be made available as a Chinese variant. Read more...(image)

Massive DDoS attacks take down Twitter, Netflix, Reddit

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:18:01 +0000

Waves of DDoS cyber attacks have hit at least two internet service providers this morning, causing popular websites like Netflix, Twitter, and Reddit to go offline for an extended period of time. Read more...(image)

Google confirms removal of Night Mode and fingerprint gestures on non-Pixel Google devices

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:56:01 +0000

Google has said that Night Mode will not be featured in Android 7.1 if you are using a non-Pixel Google device. The news is bad for Nexus users who have already been denied the Pixel launcher. Read more...(image)

If you're having trouble installing Windows 10 Mobile build 14951, here are some workarounds

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:58:01 +0000

Many users have had problems installing Windows 10 Mobile build 14951, so Microsoft's Jason Howard has posted a few workarounds to help users to solve the problem and successfully install it. Read more...(image)

Microsoft isn't selling the Band 2 anymore - but you can still buy one

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:42:01 +0000

Microsoft discontinued sales of its Band 2 earlier this month, amid rumors that it's no longer developing a successor to that device. But if you really want a Band 2, you can still buy one. Read more...(image)

From the forums: 'I found a Woz Limited Edition Apple IIGS'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:42:01 +0000

Neowin Forums member warwagon recently found the classic Apple IIGS while looking into his basement. The computer, to his surprise, was also a Steve Wozniak-signed limited edition variant. Read more...(image)

Microsoft now has 47 million Xbox Live users, down by 2 million from last quarter

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:22:01 +0000

As part of its latest earnings report, Microsoft revealed that the number of Xbox Live monthly active users has grown 21% year-over-year to 47 million - but that's down by 2 million from last quarter. Read more...(image)

Android 7.0 Nougat begins rolling out to the Moto G4 and G4 Plus - here's what's new

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:34:01 +0000

Motorola has officially announced that its Android 7.0 Nougat update has begun rolling out to the Moto G4 and G4 Plus. You can find out what to expect from the update on the two handsets here. Read more...(image)

AdDuplex: Windows 10 Mobile isn't growing; Anniversary Update reaches 77% of Windows 10 PCs

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:18:01 +0000

The latest data from AdDuplex shows that for a third consecutive month, Windows 10 Mobile is on 14% of active Windows phones. On PCs, the Anniversary Update has doubled in usage since last month. Read more...(image)

Save 98% off IT Security & Ethical Hacking Certification Training - get it for just $29.99

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:02:01 +0000

With today's highlighted deal, you can save $1,865.01 off an IT Security and Ethical Hacking Certification Training. Prepare for three coveted security certifications at a discount! Read more...(image)

Entry-level 32GB iPhone 7 nearly eight times slower than other models

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:12:01 +0000

Apple's new generation of iPhones has some particular quirks discovered by testers. Some phone models are significantly slower than others, while others suffer from very poor connectivity. Read more...(image)

Nubia Z11 Mini launched on Amazon in India for Rs. 12,999

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:54:01 +0000

Nubia, a sub-brand of Chinese smartphone manufacturer, ZTE, has launched the Z11 Mini smartphone in India, which will be sold exclusively through Amazon for a price of Rs. 12,999. Read more...(image)

Nintendo's stock drops nearly 7% on Switch console announcement

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:38:01 +0000

Nintendo revealed its new Switch console, formerly known as the NX, just 24 hours ago. The versatile-looking console grabbed a lot of headlines, yet the company's stock took a bit of a hit. Read more...(image)

Blizzard finally introduces native Voice Chat across all its games

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:16:01 +0000

After years of trying, Blizzard has finally managed to introduce a native voice chat system across all of its games. The system works through its desktop app and is available now. Read more...(image)

Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 might be powered by LG

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:56:01 +0000

Samsung is desperate to avoid mistakes with the upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship and is willing to do quite a lot to ensure the device is a success, even going as far as turning to its rival for help. Read more...(image)

Google takes out Night Mode on Nexus devices with latest Android 7.1 Nougat preview

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:22:01 +0000

The latest preview of Android 7.1 Nougat does away with one basic feature on non-Pixel devices: Night Mode. It's unclear if Google will bring it back or is just reserving it for Pixel phones. Read more...(image)

All those 'genuine' Apple chargers on Amazon? Yeah, they're fake

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:20:01 +0000

Apple has found that an overwhelming majority of chargers and cables sold and fulfilled by Amazon as 'genuine' Apple products, are in fact fake. The company is now suing one of the manufacturers. Read more...(image)

First 24: Hands-on with Lenovo's Moto Z

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:04:01 +0000

After months of being locked to Verizon, Lenovo has finally begun shipping the unlocked GSM variant of its top-tier handset, the Moto Z. This is a broad first impression of the device. Read more...(image)

Microsoft's stock hits new all-time high after latest financial results

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:48:01 +0000

Microsoft's share price jumped in after-hours trading, following what is considered to be a positive financial report. The share price is now higher than the previous record, set back in 1999. Read more...(image)

You can get Google Assistant on Android Nougat devices, but it's not worth it

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:12:02 +0000

Clever folks have found a way to bring Google's new Assistant to a large number of devices, as long as they're running Android 7.0 Nougat. But it comes with some big side effects. Read more...(image)

Google's Daydream View and Chromecast Ultra can now be pre-ordered from the Google Store

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:10:01 +0000

Google's new Daydream View headset for high quality mobile VR experiences and a more powerful streaming device, the Chromecast Ultra, are now available to pre-order from the Google Store. Read more...(image)

Unboxing the Lenovo Moto Z reveals some unexpected surprises

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:02:01 +0000

Before you purchase Lenovo's Moto Z, you might want to know about these two included accessories, absent from the websites of many retailers, that could impact your purchase decision. Read more...(image)

Insiders can finally use Windows Ink in the Photos app

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:02:02 +0000

Insiders running Windows 10 build 14951 will finally be able to use Windows Ink features in the Photos app. The feature was originally announced at Microsoft's Build 2016 developer conference. Read more...(image)

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Mobile build 14393.351 to the Slow and Release Preview rings

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:18:01 +0000

Microsoft today released a new cumulative update for Windows 10 Mobile devices to the Slow and Release Preview rings, bringing the build number to 14393.351. There is no changelog for the update. Read more...(image)

Microsoft says that Surface and Lumia revenue will decline next quarter

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:54:01 +0000

During Microsoft's earnings call today, the company stated that devices revenue will see a decline next quarter, including both Surface and Lumia, due to the anniversary of last year's device launch. Read more...(image)

From $2.6bn two years ago, Microsoft's phone revenue fell to around $300m last quarter

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:38:01 +0000

Microsoft hasn't yet said how many phones it sold last quarter, but it did disclose that its phone revenue fell by $799m (72%) year-over-year, to around $300m - down from over $2.6bn two years ago. Read more...(image)

President Obama roasts Samsung over Note7 fiasco

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:10:01 +0000

Even President Barack Obama is making fun of Samsung over the Note7 recall. The President delivered his joke while speaking at Miami Dade College on Thursday, in defense of his Affordable Care Act. Read more...(image)

Microsoft Q1 FY2017: $6bn net income, $22.3bn revenue; Surface up, cloud up, phone down

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:50:01 +0000

The headline for Microsoft's latest quarterly earnings results is much the same as last quarter. The company saw big gains in Surface, cloud and Office revenue, but phone and gaming were down. Read more...(image)

Apple releases tvOS 10.0.1 beta 4 to developers

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:56:01 +0000

Apple today seeded the fourth Developer Beta of tvOS 10.0.1. The OS update will focus on bug fixes and stability improvements, so there are no new front-facing features in today's build. Read more...(image)

Google's Wallpaper app now available on the Google Play Store

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:40:01 +0000

Google's Wallpaper app is now available on the Google Play Store and will allow users to have a fresh wallpaper downloaded to their device daily. The app is simple and offers different categories. Read more...(image)

Microsoft adds three new games to Xbox One Backward Compatibility list

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:54:01 +0000

Microsoft today added three new titles to the list of Xbox 360 games that are backward compatible with the Xbox One. Today's additions include Joe Danger 2: The Movie, and more. Read more...(image)

Here's your first look at Red Dead Redemption 2

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:26:01 +0000

The first trailer for Rockstar Game's upcoming title Red Dead Redemption 2 is live as promised, however, it is quite brief and doesn't give much away in terms of characters or story. Read more...(image)

Nintendo debuts 'Switch', its hybrid handheld console

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:24:01 +0000

Nintendo has finally taken the lid off of its next console, Switch. The console is a hybrid handheld, which was rumored several months ago. The Nintendo Switch will arrive in March of 2017. Read more...(image)

Eve V 'Surface Killer' hybrid device to launch on Indiegogo next month

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:01:01 +0000

Eve-Tech has announced that its upcoming Windows 10 hybrid device dubbed the "Surface Killer" will be officially named "Eve V", and that it will launch on Indiegogo next month. Here are the details. Read more...(image)

Who hacked and stole the NSA's cyber-weapons? Turns out it was likely nobody

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:16:01 +0000

Earlier this year, a hacking group claimed to have infiltrated some NSA systems and stolen the agency's cyber-weapons. Now the feds are quite sure, the sensitive files were leaked by contractor. Read more...(image)

Save 72% off a Samsung Wireless Charging Pad via Neowin Deals - get it for just $18.99

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:00:01 +0000

With today's deal save a chunk off a Samsung Wireless Charging Pad. Charge up your Samsung or Qi compatible devices without plugging In thanks to this high-tech accessory. Read more...(image)

All new Tesla cars will be completely autonomous

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:06:01 +0000

Elon Musk is unofficially declaring this the age of the self-driving car, as his company has announced that all new Teslas will have that capability. The system is expected to save lives on the road. Read more...(image)

Debit card details of 3.2 million customers stolen in India, banks begin blocking cards

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:44:01 +0000

About 3.2 million debit card details have been stolen by attackers using malware on payment systems in India. Some banks have already blocked the cards, while others have asked users to change PINs. Read more...(image)

Samsung teases 'Galaxy On Nxt' smartphone

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:18:01 +0000

Samsung has taken to Twitter to post several teasers of the companies upcoming 'Galaxy On Nxt' smartphone. The device is expected to feature a full metal unibody, along with an octa-core processor. Read more...(image)

LeEco's Le Pro 3 arrives in the US, featuring a Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM for $299 with rebate

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:00:01 +0000

Chinese manufacturer LeEco has announced its first flagship Android phone for the US, the Le Pro 3, featuring specs that easily allows it to stand alongside the likes of the new Google Pixel phones. Read more...(image)

Focused Inbox for Outlook coming to Windows 10 in November, roll-out starts for Mac and Web

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:40:01 +0000

Focused Inbox for Outlook is a familiar feature to Android and iOS users, but it has yet to arrive for those on Windows 10 PCs and Mobile. Microsoft has now announced that it has started rolling out. Read more...(image)

Microsoft's Surface Dock is now available in the UK with 21% off

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:46:01 +0000

Microsoft's Surface Dock - compatible with the Surface Book, Pro 4 and Pro 3 - is usually priced at £164.99 in the UK, but buyers there can now get one for 21% below its full price. Read more...(image)

Microsoft Bookings get a social boost with launch of new Facebook Page integration

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:20:01 +0000

Microsoft's Bookings service is designed to make it easy for people to schedule and manage appointments with businesses - and it's now making that process even easier with Facebook Pages integration. Read more...(image)

Nintendo teases 'NX' announcement

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:04:01 +0000

It looks like Nintendo is finally ready to give eager eyes a preview of its upcoming console, code-named "NX". Nintendo will unveil a preview trailer tomorrow at 7AM PST / 10PM EST. Read more...(image)