Use this Windows PowerShell one-liner to find one-, two-, three-, and four-letter aliases.
More than 200 million Viber users can now enjoy free calling, texting and photo sharing with a new free version of the app designed specifically for Windows 8.
You might have noticed that in the past year, Bing has broken out of the search box like Kool-Aid Man smashing through your wall to bring you refreshments. (Don’t worry, he’ll fix that later.) Sure, people still prefer Bing over Google for the world’s top searches, but in 2013 Bing also evolved to power a wider range of services and devices than ever, from voice search in Xbox One to Siri’s Web search results.
Here are a few of our favorite ways Bing is helping you do more.
Smart Search in Windows 8.1
You’ll now find the best of the Bing search experience in Windows 8.1, where you can use the Search Charm to explore your files, Web results and more with a single query.
Yes, there are 3D printers, but there are also 3D scanners, and Gavin Gear – who we think is having way too much fun – shows how he uses MakerBot’s recently released Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner to create his lovable monster head, using Windows 8.1.
On the Windows Extreme Blog, Gear notes that the Digitizer makes it easy to upload scanned 3D models to MakerBot’s Thingiverse website, and to print them with your 3D printer.
With Bing’s new Windows 8.1 apps, it’s easy to do research on topics that interest you, and with the new OneNote for Windows Store app, it’s just as effortless to share information from those apps with others.
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Superhero alert! Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk and other honorable characters in Marvel’s Avengers Skin Pack are coming to the world of “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition.”
Xbox Wire reports on the partnership among Microsoft, Mojang and Marvel that will bring the 35-character pack to the game.
Now available in the Windows Store, “Riptide GP2” takes racing up a notch with futuristic and upgradeable hydro-jets and riders, a new stunt system with dozens of new tricks and 50 races in career mode.
Starting immediately, Xbox Live Gold members in the U.S. who are also Time Warner Cable subscribers can get On Demand content on their Xbox 360.
“When we launched the TWC TV app on Xbox 360 in August, we promised we were hard at work with our partners at Time Warner Cable to bring you Video On Demand and just in time for the holidays, we’re delivering,” Xbox Wire reports.
Windows Phone users who are movie, TV and song buffs can watch and listen to their hearts’ delight on-the-go with the all new Xbox Video and Xbox Music apps, now in the Windows Phone Store.