This week on tech, Microsoft releases its fitness tracker, the Microsoft Band, a $199.99 wristband with many smartphone features. And to get you started with the new band, this week I covered many of the basics you need to know about the device such as how to pair it with your phone, how to change the theme color and wallpaper, how to control notifications and haptic alerts, tips on battery life, where to download the Microsoft Band Sync app for Windows. And I also published a list of questions and answers with all facts you must know about the health tracker.
The band is just a small part of the Microsoft plans on creating a new market, deeply it’s all about the Microsoft Health platform. A platform that is powered by machine learning and the cloud to store, access and analyze health data to provide users with useful information to live healthier.
This week also, Microsoft announces Xbox One price cut, Office 365 customers now get unlimited OneDrive storage in the cloud, Surface Pro 3 gets a new system firmware update, and Halo 2: Anniversary documentary is now available for free through Xbox Video.
Finally, Windows 10 gets OneGet, a new Linux-like package management system to install and remove apps with a single command line in PowerShell. Microsoft says that Continuum for Windows 10 arrives in a near future for testing, and the company also demos new trackpad gestures and multiple monitor support for the upcoming operating system. All this and more…
- Microsoft Band: extending battery life tips for your fitness tracker
- Halo 2: Anniversary documentary now on Xbox Video
- It’s about the Microsoft Health platform more than it is about the Microsoft Band
- Microsoft Band Sync app for Windows desktop available for download
- Microsoft Band: you’ve questions, here are the answers
- Microsoft Band: all you need to know to master the fitness wearable
- Microsoft Band: How to control notifications and haptic alerts
- How to change Microsoft Band theme color and wallpaper
- How to pair the Microsoft Band with your phone
- Microsoft Band: the getting started guide
- Microsoft launches the ‘Band’, the $200 wearable fitness tracker
- Windows 10: trackpad gestures and new multi-monitor support (video)
- Continuum arrives to Windows 10 for testing soon, Microsoft says
- Surface Pro 3 system firmware update for October ready for download
- Office 365 customers now get unlimited OneDrive storage
- Windows 10 adds OneGet, Linux-like package management system, to install apps
- Microsoft drops Xbox One price to $349 for this holiday season