Master dozens of aircraft models as you go through the extensive single player campaign and go for dogfight domination in skirmish modes. You don’t have to be an expert pilot to have fun with this though – there’s even autopilot so you can focus on firing missiles and issuing squadron commands.
You may be focusing on New Year’s resolutions about being fit, but there’s one more resolutions list to consider making, and that’s about security for your digital devices and your online life in 2014.
First released in 1990, “Final Fantasy III” was the first of the Final Fantasy series to hit a million sales, and with it, this classic role-playing game showed it was a keeper. Now it’s available for Windows Phone devices.
The latest issue of US Partner News Online is out, and includes stories about how Microsoft partners are creating business-focused Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps that increase customer productivity wherever they are, and an article about how to check to see if your customers are ready for the end of Windows XP, Office 2003 and Exchange 2003 support.
Here’s how it works: Take a photo of yourself with your Webcam and place an age mask over it to create a new image. The opacity slider allows you to add anywhere from a couple to 50 years to your face. There are many different age masks, as well as bald caps and eyeglasses, to choose from to enhance the aging effects.
The recent Americas Datafest demonstrated how technology experts, working in partnership with subject matter experts, could generate creative and promising ideas that can make a difference. And in April, the Microsoft Research International Women’s Hackathon 2014 will invite students to design software apps.
Ah, bandwidth. We’ve gotta have it for just about anything we do today that involves the Internet. And if you’re using Skype, there are ways to check to make sure you’re getting the most bandwidth you can to ensure a smooth call.
Fans of Disney’s animated show “Phineas and Ferb” might appreciate “Agent P,” a free spin-off game featuring characters from the show, such as Agent P DoofenDASH (aka Perry the Platypus) and the eccentric Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
If you’re still looking for good deals before the end of the year, check out the 12 Deals of Red Stripe collections in the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store. These apps, indie games and Xbox titles are on sale for at least 50 percent off their original prices – but only until Jan. 1.
Xbox One is a a true game-changer for football fans, who can now “snap” official NFL highlights, stats, news and scores – along with fantasy football – next to live TV broadcasts of NFL games. And Surface – the official tablet of the NFL – responds with lightning speed as fans blitz through apps like Xbox SmartGlass, NFL Mobile and NFL Game Rewind.