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Month: October 2016

Dukto – LAN file transfer made easy

While there may be several apps  and softwares deisgned for local file transfer there are none as easy and simple to use as Dukto. While I used it often on Windows Phone 8.1 the app has now made the move to a proper UWP app. So it is now available via the Windows store for the PC too. A Win 32 version for Windows contnues to be available for users on older versions of Windows.

The main features of the app as mentioned on the website

  • Simple user interface
  • No server or internet connection needed
  • Zero configuration
  • Clients auto-discovery
  • High speed file transfer
  • Multi-OS native support
  • Portable version available
  • Multi files and folders transfer
  • Transfers log
  • Send and receive text snippets (eg. useful for sending URLs)
  • Open received files directly from the application
  • Windows 7 taskbar integration with progress and transfer indicator
  • Show your IP addresses on the IP connection page
  • Full Unicode support
  • Metro style UI
  • Free and open source

Due to a bad experience from some users being hostile towards him despite being a free app the developer has hidden the app from the store. It can only be downloaded via the link below

Dukto – Windows Apps on Microsoft Store

A simple FREE multi-platform file transfer application especially designed for for LAN users and which supports sending text, files or folders. It supports desktop platforms like Windows, OS X and Linux and mobile platforms like Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Symbian.

Instagram for Windows 10 moves beyond the mobile

When Instagram was initially made available for Windows 10 Mobile there was much hope that it would take advantage of the UWP to come to the big screen. It seems that that day is finally here. Instagram have announced via their blog the availability of the app for Windows 10 tablets. What this means is that tablet users get full functionality of the mobile app as well as the abilit to post photos. On a regular desktop PC however you get everything besides the ability to post photos. The camera icon at the bottom fails to appear at all. Other than that it’s fully featured but seems very sluggish and just a little bit buggy. Read more about the release at the official Instagram blog

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Gears of War 4 has landed on Windows and Xbox One

Microsoft has announced the release of Gears of War 4 worldwide for both Windows and the Xbox One. It supports Xbox Play Anywhere meaning you can purchase once on either platform and play across any of the platform with all progress and achievements carryiong over as well. The game has been recieving great reviews and is a must play for Gears and action games fans alike.

Gears of War 4

After narrowly escaping an attack on their village, JD Fenix and his friends, Kait and Del, must rescue the ones they love and discover the source of a monstrous new enemy. Team up with four others and battle wave after wave of increasingly difficult enemies by choosing your combat class, leveling up your skills and deploying fortifications anywhere on the map.

Read more about the release at the Xbox Wire

Gears of War 4 Available Worldwide on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC

Today, we’re thrilled to celebrate the official release of Gears of War 4 with fans around the world. Available exclusively on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, Gears of War 4 marks the beginning of a new saga for one of the most acclaimed videogame franchises in history.

 

 

Microsoft announces the date for their next event

The Microsoft Windows and Devices team have announced via their the blog the date for their next event. While the much rumored Surafce AIO almost seems like a sure thing at this point, the post also says “Join us to see what’s next for Windows 10”. So let’s hope there is something more exciting on the Windows software side.

From the post

Join us to see what’s next for Windows 10, save the date to watch the livestream of our #MicrosoftEvent in New York City on Wednesday October 26, 2016 at 10AM EDT/7AM PDT.

Find out more details at the link below

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/10/07/save-the-date-for-our-microsoft-event/

Recore gets a free trial mode

Recore was shaping up to be a great Microsoft Exclusive game leading up to it’s release. Once it was actually released however it might not have gotten the reception Microsoft and the game’s developers may have been expecting. So in a short post on the Windows blog they have announced a trial version of the game that let’s you experience the first 30 minutes of the game for free. Read more about it from the link below.

ReCore Free Trial Experience Launches Today

Hello Far Eden Explorers! It’s been great to see so many people jumping into ReCore and having fun. Our sincerest thanks to everyone who’s been playing and sharing their enjoyment of ReCore on social media or with friends and family.

 

 

 

Telegram for Windows Phone updated with Gaming Platform support

Telegram the encrypted messenger service has always supported the Windows platform diligently. They recently announced the Gaming Platform for Telegram the details of which you can find out from the link here.

Gaming Platform 1.0

A major update to Telegram’s Bot Platform! Bots can now offer rich HTML5 experiences, like games

Though it was only announced for iOS and Android a new update for the app has arrived for Windows Phone as well. We tried it out and it works pretty well. It might me a little hard to actually disover the feature though.

Go to any chat windows and simply type @gamebot and the app will instantly suggest a list of games to you. You can tap on any of them and start a game right within the app.

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Monocle Giraffe – A wonderful Imgur app for Windows

Monocle Giraffe is a rather neat universal app for viewing and performing various other functions on popular image sharing site Imgur

Below is the list of supported featured by the app

  • Browse all the galleries on Imgur
  • Browse the Reddit galleries
  • Manage your accout settings
  • Upload and edit images
  • Download images and even whole albums

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Quantum Break comes to Steam

Remedy’s last big game Quantum Break which was previously available only on the Windows 10 Store has now come to Steam at a reduced price. Check out more details about it from the link below. For those who have never heard of the game before this is a brief description

Quantum Break is a blockbuster game with time-amplified action and a suspenseful storyline brought to life in a way never done before by fusing gameplay and a gripping live action show. Time itself becomes fractured in a time travel experiment, Jack Joyce fights the secretive Monarch Solutions to put things right before it’s too late. The actions you take and choices you make shape your experience in the show, creating a new and unique entertainment experience.

Quantum Break on Steam

From Remedy Entertainment, the masters of cinematic action games, comes Quantum Break, a time-amplified suspenseful blockbuster. The Quantum Break experience is part game, part live action show-where decisions in one dramatically affect the other.