NEW DELHI: A few weeks ago Microsoft promised a file manager for Windows Phone users and today the company is delivering on its promise. Microsoft has released a new app called Files through which Windows Phone users can access and manage files stored on their devices. For now the app is compatible only with the Windows Phone 8.1, which is available in newer Windows Phone devices like Lumia 630. However, a developer version of Windows Phone 8.1 can be downloaded on all devices that currently run Windows Phone 8. Microsoft is also working to provide official Windows Phone 8.1 update to all devices running Windows Phone 8. Files app is free and is available from the Windows Phone app store. Explaining the functionality of the Files app, Microsoft said, “The Files app allows you to access all the files stored on your phone. If your phone supports expandable memory with an SD card, like the Lumia 1520, you can use the Files app to access files on the SD card as well. You can … [Read more...] about Use Lumia phone? Download Microsoft’s file manager app
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New Delhi: Apple plans to set up up to three brick-and-mortar outlets in India besides an online store as the iPhone maker looks to further cement its position in one of the world's largest smartphone markets. According to sources privy to the development, Apple has conveyed to the government its plans to set up physical as well as an online store, in line with its 'global experience' centres for Apple-branded products. The move comes at a time when global smartphone manufacturers have reiterated their commitment to the Indian market and are looking to significantly ramp up their manufacturing capabilities in the country. Apple, which works with Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron in India, currently makes iPhone 6S and 7 here. One of the sources said Apple is looking at assembling more models in the country. Apple did not respond to a query on this issue. In a major push to single-brand retail, the government last week had relaxed FDI norms, offering players more … [Read more...] about Apple plans up to 3 brick-and-mortar outlets, one online retail store in India
China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba is gearing up for what will likely be a record-breaking IPO on the NYSE later this year, and ahead of that it is making another kind of splash in the U.S. market that could see the company start to raise its profile more among ordinary consumers. It is launching 11Main, its first online storefront in the U.S. Designed with a slick, tile-style interface, 11Main — as its Main Street, USA-inspired name implies — will bring together merchants of many stripes — covering an Amazon-style soup-to-nuts range including fashion, technology, books and more — with an emphasis on smaller retailers. The site goes live in beta today. Besides the fact that it happens to be going public here later this year, Alibaba is entering the U.S. at an interesting time for another reason: it seems like it would be an impossible time to gain traction. Emerging market countries are still seeing companies like Rocket … [Read more...] about Ahead Of Its IPO, Alibaba Opens 11Main, Its First U.S. Online Marketplace
Sony revealed a few more choice details about its upcoming PlayStation 4 at a roundtable discussion with Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studios, that took place Thursday morning. Among Yoshida’s interesting tidbits were that Sony hasn’t decided whether downloaded PS3 games will be portable to the PS4, that 4K games are not in the cards for the system, and that he'd like to see a more expanded downloadable app store on PSN. Immediately after Sony’s PS4 announcement, the press latched on to questions over whether Sony would allow games purchased through the PlayStation Network on PS3 to carry over to PS4, either through a direct transfer or through its Gaikai-powered cloud service (the company has already announced that PS3 discs will not work natively on the new system). At first Sony said no, and then seemed to say it didn’t know if such a thing would be possible. At the roundtable Ars attended, Yoshida stated that “we are … [Read more...] about Sony exec talks PS app store, PS3 game portability, AMD chips, and more
Disney Plus, the long-awaited online streaming service from Disney, has finally landed on US shores – as well as Canada and the Netherlands. For those of you able to access the service already, you now face the tough decision of whether to ditch your other online streaming subscriptions or add another to your monthly outgoings.It's not just Netflix out there anymore, with platforms like Hulu, HBO Max, or Apple TV Plus all fighting for our time, attention and money. You can see some other direct head-on comparisons in our guides to Disney Plus vs Netflix, Apple TV Plus vs Netflix, or Hulu and Disney Plus. But when it comes to Amazon, how does the retail giant-turned-streaming provider fare in the question of Disney Plus vs Amazon Prime Video?Sign up for the Disney Plus 7-day free trialDisney Plus review: all our thoughts so farCurious about pricing? Check out our Disney Plus price guideWe’ve collected together everything you need to know about Disney Plus and Amazon … [Read more...] about Disney Plus vs Amazon Prime Video: which is better for online streaming?