Xbox One on Wednesday was named the exclusive video game console on the Toys R Us 2013 Holiday Hot Toy List and one of the Fabulous 15 Hot Toys for Holiday 2013. The Toys R Us Holiday Hot Toy List provides parents and gift-givers insight into the toys sure to appear on children’s wish lists as the holiday shopping season gets underway.
On Wednesday Microsoft released version 4.12 of Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad, which focuses on call quality and accessibility improvements. Also, the Skype team listened to your feedback and added a new “Join Call” button for group voice calls, making it even easier for you to connect with your friends and loved ones.
Disney’s new physics-based puzzler “Where’s My Water? 2” reunites your favorite gator buddies from the original hit to romp around in three new locations (a sewer, a beach and a soap factory) and through over 100 levels and challenges. It’s big fun, and you can download it now free.
How does the financial industry, which handles trillions of transactions that involve sensitive information each year, protect itself and its consumers? A report released by Microsoft on Tuesday looks to shed light on that by examining secure application development processes in the financial industry.
The good news: A designer just sent an awesome design for a new app. The bad news: You need to bring it to life. It’s a scenario that just about every developer has faced or will face – even when the awesome design idea is their own! But suffer no more. Blend for Visual Studio 2013 is here.
Including a WebBrowser control in your Windows Phone app is a great way to integrate Web content in your app. Why? It can help you extend the value of your investments because you don’t have to recreate content for use on different platforms.
On Wednesday, the IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7 released for download, bringing with it performance improvements that make it more than 30 percent faster than the nearest competitor, updates that support the latest Web standards and new tools that enable developers to build high-performance Web experiences, faster and more efficiently.