SuperSite for Windows en App Tour - Microsoft Authenticator App <div class="node-body gallery-body">Microsoft has now released the new Authenticator app that brings together the previous consumer and Azure Active Directory authentication apps.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2FA app apps Microsoft Authenticator Mobile security two factor authentication Mobile Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:29:00 +0000 77771 at Microsoft Band May Be Less Power Hungry in Incoming Insider Release Preview <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A new release preview is on its way today for Windows Insiders, bringing the revision to 14393.103. Microsoft Band users may want to look deeper into this one as it should improve battery life when the Microsoft wearable is connected and idle.</p> <p>One of the bullet points for improvements says this:</p> <p style="margin-left:48px;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Improved battery life of wearable devices (such as the Microsoft Band) while Bluetooth is connected and idle.&nbsp;</p> <p>This, of course, refers to the mobile version of the release preview.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Band Microsoft Band Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:45:00 +0000 77761 at Garmin Ships the Chronos - a More Expensive Version of the Fenix 3 HR <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Today Garmin has announced the release of the company&rsquo;s latest fitness tracker, the <a href="" target="_blank">Fenix Chronos</a>. The Fenix Chronos comes in three different versions, each with a slightly higher price tag.</p> <p style="margin-left:48px;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; With a Titanium Hybrid Band - $1,499.99 USD</p> <p style="margin-left:48px;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; With a Brushed Stainless Steel Band - $999.99 USD</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Garmin Hardware Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:11:00 +0000 77751 at Xbox Fitness Issuing Refunds for Purchased Content <div class="node-body article-body">After their sudden announcement in late June about their plans to shutdown the Xbox Live Fitness service it appears Microsoft has decided to refund purchases that were made through the program by users.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> console refunds Xbox Xbox Fitness Xbox Live Xbox One Xbox One Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:51:00 +0000 77741 at Quick Tip: What are the minimum specs for Windows 10? <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has a minimum set of specifications that are required to install and use Windows 10 and this is the latest iteration of those specs for the recently released Anniversary Update.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anniversary Update Hardware Memory software specifications specs storage video Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Anniversry Update Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:37:00 +0000 77731 at Q. How Do I Disable Window 10's Built-In Apps? <div class="node-body article-body">Enjoy an abridged Q&A from Fred Langa's LANGALIST, a feature available exclusively to paid subscribers of the Windows Secrets newsletter. Today's Q&A: A user wants to avoid OneDrive, Edge, Outlook, and File Explorer and is tired of getting error messages from other programs that use them.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fred Langa troubleshooting Windows 10 Windows 10 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:57:00 +0000 77631 at Kindle (and KOBO) eReaders Crash Computers Running Windows 10 Anniversary Update <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Here&rsquo;s the latest in a growing list of post-AU update complaints.</p> <p>In addition to reports of AU killing digital cameras worldwide, apparently if you simply plug your Kindle eReader (Paperwhite, Voyage - doesn&rsquo;t matter which edition) into a USB port, Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update will crash and bluescreen.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kindle Windows 10 Windows 10 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:39:00 +0000 77721 at Notes on Band Gets an Update After a Long Drought <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When the original Microsoft Band was released, developers went nuts for a while, providing stacks and stacks of new apps designed to work directly with the Band ecosystem across the various platforms. But, in the last year or so, new apps and app updates dropped off severely.</p> <p>I don&rsquo;t count this as renewed vigor, but the author of <strong>Notes on Band</strong> kicked off the dust bunnies and provided an update just a while ago.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Band Microsoft Band Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:07:00 +0000 77711 at Vomelon Bluetooth Sport Earbuds <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>I sometimes get surprised by the things that regularly show up at my doorstep for testing and review. One of those instances happened just recently when the Vomelon Bluetooth sport earbuds/headphones dropped here.</p> <p>The specs and features are pretty much what you&rsquo;d expect from devices that cost a lot more. Here&rsquo;s the specs:</p> <p style="margin-left:48px;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Bluetooth V4.1+A2DP+AVRCP</p> <p style="margin-left:48px;">&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enhanced bass and noise cancelling</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vomelon Hardware Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:32:00 +0000 77701 at Facing Reality: Windows on Mobile is a Niche Market <div class="node-body article-body">We all know that Windows on mobile devices has been struggling over the last couple of years -- it has slowly declined to just a 1% share of the mobile market behind Android and iOS. It's time to move on, accept this platform's role as a niche market and think about all that entails.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone apps market market share marketshare Microsoft Mobile niche Windows 10 Windows 10 Mobile Windows Phone Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:01:00 +0000 77691 at The Cubot Smart Band v1 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>I&rsquo;ve been on a tear recently, testing and reviewing a number of fitness devices. From the high-end to the low-end, I&rsquo;m starting to get reviewers fatigue. At a certain point the features all seem to run together. And, at the end of the day, every fitness wearable manufacturer is essentially just trying to provide the exact same features as everyone else. These days unless you provide the basic tenets of health monitoring, you may as well go back the drawing board. The basic tenets are: steps, sleep, and heart rate.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cubot Hardware Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:03:00 +0000 77681 at Lumsing 12000mAh Hybrid External Battery Power Bank <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Massive power is what I want. I want the ability to charge my devices multiple times without worrying about supplying renewed energy for my power supplier.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s exactly what the Lumsing 12000mAh power bank does. The Lumsing is purported to be able charge an iPhone 6 up to five times before needing recharged itself. I&rsquo;ve not had a chance to test that number (as most of you know I have a phobia about devices that don&rsquo;t maintain 100% readiness), but so far what I have tested has been more than adequate.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lumsing Hardware Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:35:00 +0000 77671 at Dual-use USB/Lightning Port Charging Cable <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Most people that own an iOS device that sports a lightning port, also own a stack of other devices that use standard USB connections for charging. Why companies don&rsquo;t just use industry standard connections for their devices &ndash; oh wait &ndash; right. This is Apple. The company that makes just as much money off proprietary accessories as it does actual devices. Never mind.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> iOS Lightning USB Hardware Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:13:00 +0000 77661 at Quick Tips for Windows 10: The Master List <div class="node-body article-body">Sometimes, it's the tiniest tasks that make the biggest differences. Here's the index page of all the Quick Tips we've run to help you improve your Windows 10 experience.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anniversary Update browser extensions Cortana Edge Outlook Windows 10 Windows 10 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:30:00 +0000 77651 at How New iCloud Tools in iOS 10 Can Ramp Up Your Productivity <div class="node-body article-body">iOS 10 has some upgrades in how iCloud manages data that will be welcome for your day to day usage. Here's what you'll want to know before you click "update" on the software.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Apple iOS iPad iPhone macOS Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:25:00 +0000 77641 at Quick Tip: How To Turn Off Recently Used Files & Folders Display in Quick Access <div class="node-body article-body">By default Windows 10 displays the files and folders you recently accessed in the Quick Access view for File Explorer however, you can declutter your view very easily.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> File Explorer Quick Access Recently Used Files Recently Used Folders Windows 10 Windows 10 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:18:00 +0000 77621 at “App is Not Available to You" Error in Windows 10 Anniversary Update <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Just a quick tip to share with you all, as I&rsquo;m sure many of you will be caught by this one eventually.</p> <p>Before the big update this month, when you hit a device limit for Windows 10 (which, by the way, is 10 devices), an error message would lead you directly to the spot online to manage your devices. Here you can remove devices that are no longer in use, freeing up app licenses.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 10 Windows 10 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:26:00 +0000 77611 at Microsoft Band 2 Under $140 but in Short Supply from Amazon <div class="node-body article-body"><p>First off, try a <a href=";_dyncharset=UTF-8&amp;id=pcat17071&amp;type=page&amp;sc=Global&amp;cp=1&amp;nrp=&amp;sp=&amp;qp=&amp;list=n&amp;iht=y&amp;usc=All+Categories&amp;ks=960&amp;keys=keys" target="_blank">search at</a>. Nope&hellip;you won&rsquo;t be able to find a Microsoft Band 2 there. Amazon, however, is still supplying Microsoft Band 2 devices, though shipments for the Medium size won&rsquo;t be ready until August 27.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Band Microsoft Band Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:10:00 +0000 77601 at Quick Tip: Customize the Microsoft Edge Start Screen and Tabs in Windows 10 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Microsoft Edge, the browser that comes as the default offering in Windows 10, can be customized to present a unique Start Page and New Tabs view when you open the browser.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> customization how to How-To Microsoft Microsoft Edge QT Quick Tip start Start Page tabs Windows 10 Windows 10 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:11:00 +0000 77591 at Watch TV at Bedtime and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep with driftTV <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Since childhood I&rsquo;ve watched TV to put me to sleep. This habit carried over into marriage, but I had to drag the wife kicking and screaming. She rarely watched TV as a kid and the shows kept her mind excited and not able to fall asleep. It took a while, but she&rsquo;s now as addicted to TV at bedtime as I am. There&rsquo;s certain TV shows she has to go back and watch episodes again because she falls asleep before she&rsquo;s able to see the conclusion.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> driftTV Hardware Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:54:00 +0000 77581 at How To: Hide Your Facebook Friends List from Spoofers <div class="node-body article-body">One form of scamming on Facebook is an attempt to spoof a users account in order to gain the confidence of your family and friends. Ultimately they attempt to get money out of them. They gain quick access to your family and friends through the Facebook Friends List which is public by default.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud control Facebook friends friends list security social media Spoofing Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:37:00 +0000 77561 at Strava Says Microsoft Health Accuracy Improvements Already in Place <div class="node-body article-body">Strava says the longstanding issue with Microsoft Health data may have been fixed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Band Microsoft Band Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:34:00 +0000 77571 at Tronsmart USB Type C Car Charger <div class="node-body gallery-body">I recently needed the ability to charge a USB Type C device while traveling. The Tronsmart car charger did the trick.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> USB Hardware Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:09:00 +0000 77551 at I Tested The Evernote To OneNote Migration Tool And It Only Took Me Three Tries Before It Worked <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft recently released a tool meant to help Evernote users import their info-hoard into OneNote. We tried it out -- and learned a few lessons about the import process and subsequent notebook organization.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Cloud Evernote OneNote Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:03:00 +0000 77541 at Surface Pro 3 #Batterygate to Get a Software Fix <div class="node-body article-body"><p>If you&rsquo;ve<a href=""> been following along,</a> many owners of Surface Pro 3 tablets have been experiencing issues with battery capacity &ndash; particularly those with certain types of batteries and those devices that are out of warranty.</p> <p>After back and forth finger pointing for the past month or so, Microsoft has finally determined that it can solve the battery capacity problem with a software update.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Batterygate Surface Pro 3 Hardware Fri, 19 Aug 2016 19:26:00 +0000 77531 at App Tour - Amazon UWP App for Windows 10 PCs and Mobile Devices <div class="node-body gallery-body">Earlier this week Amazon officially retired their Amazon app for mobile devices running Windows but today they have released a new UWP app for Windows 10 PCs and Mobile devices. Although it is a basic web wrapper it does at least take advantage of Windows 10 features like Live Tiles.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> app apps images Mobile PC pictures screenshots Universal Windows Platform UWP Windows 10 Windows 10 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:27:00 +0000 77521 at Add a Photo to Your Garmin Fitness Device Watch Face <div class="node-body article-body"><p>During my quest to determine which company manufactures the best fitness device, I&rsquo;ve been particularly surprised and pleased with Garmin&rsquo;s ecosystem. New apps and add-ons are developed and made available almost daily. There are literally thousands of apps, widgets, and data points to install, but there&rsquo;s even more custom watch faces. I currently sport an analog watch that sports a second hand, date, and numbers of steps taken. There&rsquo;s an endless supply and most of the watch faces are fully customizable.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Garmin Hardware Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:41:00 +0000 77511 at WaterField Goes Kickstarter for RFID-blocking Travel Wallet <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As most of you know from reading my articles, I&rsquo;m a huge fan of WaterField bags. In fact, I don&rsquo;t carry anything else. You could almost say that I&rsquo;m a WaterField snob. For local travel, I carry my Surface Pro 4 in the <a href="">Field Muzetto Bag</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> WaterField Hardware Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:07:00 +0000 77501 at Amazon Delivers a Windows 10 App for PCs – Sort of <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Just last week, many were sighing over the loss of an Amazon app for Windows Mobile. The online retailer/cloud company had announced the end of support for Windows Mobile/Phones. For those still clutching a Windows Phone daily, it was yet another painful moment. There&rsquo;s been plenty of painful moments for Windows Phone users over the last couple years, myself included. I&rsquo;ve been a member of the Windows Phone faithful many times in my life only to be let down again and again. I&rsquo;m using a Samsung Android-based smartphone as my daily driver now.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> amazon Windows 10 Windows 10 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:51:00 +0000 77491 at Updated and Fixed Family Enhancements with Windows 10 Anniversary Update <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When Windows 8 release, many of the Family management and protection features for Windows were broken and Microsoft promised to deliver the service back to full functionality eventually. Updates were delivered a couple times in 2015, but many of the original features were still missing.</p> <p>With the release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft is delivering new and fixed features. In a recent email distribution, Microsoft highlighted&hellip;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 10 Windows 10 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:32:00 +0000 77481 at