Christmas is just six days away, so we’ve put together a list of eight apps and games that we think make great gifts for your loved ones’ Windows and Windows Phone devices.
Also, we want to make sure you’re aware of a holiday promotion that gives you a $25 gift card toward apps and games found in the Windows Store, Windows Phone Store or select Xbox stores with the purchase of a Windows touch PC. The offer is available now through Dec. 28 (or while supplies last).
Or, if your friends and family are already fully stocked in the device department, you can still give them the gift of apps and games with a Windows Store Gift Card.
Now, on to that list!
Fans of the reality TV show “Ice Road Truckers” will shift their nerves into overdrive with the Windows Phone app of the same name. Before you download the app though, steel your nerves to negotiate those hairpin turns and ask yourself, “Do you have what it takes to conquer the world's deadliest roads?”
Each week, we bring you a new app recommendation from one of our colleagues. This week’s Staff App Pick comes from Sonal Mane, a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft.
I’m learning photography and love sharing my best photos with family and friends. I find myself taking photos of the beautiful Chicago skyline, nature landscapes and fun moments with friends at community events and parties.
I’ve used several solutions to store and share photos and create private albums. Recently, I came across the Phriz.be app for Windows and Windows Phone and loved that I could not only share photos with my friends but also share them with acquaintances at events who are nearby at the venue. I can easily add new contacts using the app and pick contacts from the People app, which is already available on my Surface. After I pick a contact, all I have to do is share!
he following post is from Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety Officer at Microsoft. Once a month on The Fire Hose, Beauchere gives her point of view on topics related to the global consumer online safety, privacy and security landscape. Follow the conversation on Twitter at #MSFTCOSO.
Looking back on 2013, Europe has again led the way in identifying and implementing new means to help protect kids online.
In the United Kingdom, Prime Minister David Cameron delivered a landmark address on July 22 in a bid to rid the Web of child sexual abuse material. He then hosted a summit to review industry progress, where Microsoft and Google announced new processes and technology improvements designed to prevent the spread of such content. Meanwhile, the European Commission’s two-year-young CEO Coalition on Child Online Safety continued to push toward its goal of a “safer and better” Internet for kids. And several individual countries including Austria, Norway and Slovenia added to their ongoing efforts to help enhance the digital lives of children and all individuals via public awareness-raising campaigns and other efforts.
Guest blogger and Microsoft PFE, Chris Weaver, talks about using Windows PowerShell to migrate host-named site collections.