Fans of the Forza Motorsport 5 Fans rejoice. The Forza Motorsport 5 for Xbox One is now available for download.

Tuesday 12 August 2014, Goodwood

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, the epitome of luxury, today makes its video game debut. Wraith, the most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history, is available today, exclusively in Forza Motorsport 5 for Xbox One.

Available to all owners of Forza Motorsport 5 as a free download, Rolls-Royce Wraith allows players to drive, explore and experience the super-luxury vehicle in unprecedented visual realism. Developed by Turn 10 Studios, Forza Motorsport 5 features an all-new graphics engine, created exclusively for Xbox One, delivering physically based material rendering that re-creates the real-life characteristics of thousands of unique materials. Coach doors open to reveal a sumptuous contemporary interior complete with expanses of wood and leather detailing, looking real enough to touch.

The marque’s sweeping fastback design appears complete with a Bespoke Starlight Headliner consisting of over 1,340 fibre optic lamps, creating a star-studded interior, allowing players to drive in the ultimate style.

624 BHP derived from the car’s 6.6 litre twin-turbo V12 engine is delivered effortlessly courtesy of Satellite Aided Transmission, a cutting-edge technology that marries the car’s gearbox to GPS data to ensure Wraith is always in the correct gear, therefore poised to deliver its abundant power.

Marc Mielau, General Manager Marketing, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars commented, ““We are delighted to mark a first in video game history by introducing Wraith, the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever made, into Forza Motorsport 5. The game will provide players with a new level of excitement by exploring the iconic features of Wraith. We are proud to present this compelling combination of refined luxury and poised dynamism in such a new and immersive way.”

Wraith will be offered in 12 colour combinations, with Rolls-Royce signature two tone options available.

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Go back to school in style with Lumia 635! #NokiaUS


Nokia US is holding a compettion on their Facebook page for a change to win a Lumia 635 and a complete back-to-school package.

Whether you’re going back to school or work, we want you to start fall with style! We’re giving three lucky winners a brand new Lumia 635, Office 365 Home and a 12-month pre-paid subscription to Skype! Simply tell us which Lumia 635 color suits your back to school style best for your chance to win. Enter now and share with your friends for an additional shot to win!

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BBM for Windows Phone update available


Today is an exciting day for Windows Phone users. Just in time for the weekend, BBM is graduating out of “BETA” status.

The v1.01 release adds a number of bug fixes and performance improvements that we caught during the beta phase like speeding up the app load time.

Be sure to update your app to the latest version for the best BBM experience.

Haven’t downloaded BBM for Windows Phone yet?

No worries. There’s no time like the present. Be sure to check out the features in the original blog post, as well as this video with Donny Halliwell and Jeff Gadway that walks through the BBM experience on Windows Phone.


Official Nokia Lumia Exclusive Behind the Scenes: Katy Perry “This Is How We Do”

Go behind the scenes of Katy Perry’s new music video “This Is How We Do” featuring the Nokia Lumia 930.

The Nokia Lumia 930 features a 5” Full HD display, 20MP Pureview Camera, Surround Sound recording, and built-in wireless charging. Learn more about the Nokia Lumia 930:

One Coin for All of Your Cards – Interesting Tech (Off Topic)

Coin – – was featured on Wall Street Journal, The Verge, AllThingsD, Time, NBC, Today Show, CNET, VentureBeat, GigaOm, Entrepreneur, Forbes, ABC News, FastCompany, Engagdet, Inc, Gizmodo, Mashable, BGR, TheNextWeb, PandoDaily, and more! You can now Pre-Order Coin For 50% Off right now, Coin starts shipping Summer 2014.

So what is a Coin?

Q. What is a Coin?A. Coin is a connected device that can hold and behave like the cards you already carry. Coin works with your debit cards, credit cards, gift cards, loyalty cards and membership cards. Instead of carrying several cards you carry one Coin. Multiple accounts and information all in one place.

Q. How much does a Coin cost?A. Each Coin costs $100. For you early adopters there is a very limited quantity that can be purchased for $50.

Q. What card details does the Coin display?A. The Coin’s screen will display the credit/debit card brand (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa) if applicable, last 4 digits of the card number, expiration date, and CVV/CVC (if applicable).

Q. Will my Coin work outside the U.S.?A. Not in all cases.

U.S.-based customers: Coin will work overseas, but we recommend that you bring a backup card when you travel.

Customers located outside of the U.S.: Coin does not support chip & pin (EMV) yet. If the country you live in requires EMV for credit and debit cards, we recommend holding off your purchase for now unless you only plan to use Coin for gift, loyalty, and membership cards.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Security Over view


Organizations of all sizes are expanding their support for an increasingly mobile workforce, making privacy and security essential. Windows Phone is designed with security in mind for users and organizations. The result is a feature-rich, flexible smartphone that uses a holistic approach to security design—a breakthrough for enterprises that need smartphones capable of enterprise-level security, features, and management.

Smartphones help organizations be productive and competitive, but these mobile devices also require increased security vigilance. The pervasive threat of malicious software, or malware, and the need to prevent data leakage are two reasons why a thoughtful, comprehensive security design is essential.

Identity and access control are essential parts of any organization’s security plan. Windows Phone 8.1 includes highly secure identity features, such as Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) with virtual smart cards and PINs. These features help keep confidential information secure yet are easy for information workers to use.

Organizations want smartphones that protect data when it is stored and when it is communicated. Windows Phone 8.1 uses a defense-in-depth, multilayered approach that addresses organizational security requirements in numerous ways. Because Windows Phone 8.1 shares many of the same underlying components, including those related to security, as Windows 8.1 and Windows

Server 2012 R2 operating systems, it offers predictability, reliability, and commonality in how it can be used and managed. The result is a platform this is unique in today’s marketplace.

Check out the full Windows-Phone-8-1-Security-Overview

Windows Phone 8.1 Mobile Device Management Overview


Most organizations are aware that they need to secure corporate data and minimize risks if mobile devices are lost or stolen. Many of those same organizations are adopting Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives to enable employees to use personally owned devices (smartphones) to access corporate information and services. Just as desktop and laptop devices require ongoing management and support, smartphones require the same or an even higher level of management, and smartphones are often at greater risk because they are easy to lose and commonly used in public places.

A Mobile Device Management (MDM) system can reduce the support costs and security risks of such situations while improving individual user productivity. In fact, most MDM systems can help you manage devices and apps running on mobile devices regardless of whether they connect directly to your company’s intranet, public Wi-Fi hotspots, or over cellular data services.

Originally, MDM systems were designed as self-service, portal-focused solutions. Today, those systems are more IT and admin-centric solutions, with MDM system deployment models possible solely on premises, solely in the cloud, or a hybrid of both.

Windows Intune is a cloud-based MDM system that organizations can use to manage devices on or off premises. Similarly, Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager is an on-premises MDM system that can also manage devices on or off premises. You can use System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Windows Intune together to create a comprehensive management solution for mobile and stationary devices and services.

Check out the full Windows-Phone-8-1-MDM-Overview

HERE Receives Frost & Sullivan’s 2014 North American Connected Services Technology Innovation Leadership Award


Berlin, Germany – HERE, a leader in mapping and location, has been recognized by global research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan as a trailblazer in developing connected vehicle technology. In the report detailing the award, Frost & Sullivan notes that HERE stands apart in the highly competitive space for its knowledge and industry experience, impressive data collection ability, high level of personalization, revolutionary products and wide ranging partnerships “with nearly every OEM and system vendor.”

Frost & Sullivan assessed HERE, along with other companies in the market, across 10 business performance criteria. In the category of “technology excellence,” which includes criteria such as “commitment to creativity” and “commercialization success,” HERE scored 9 out of 10 points, nearly 3 points above the next organization rated. In the category of “visionary innovation,” which includes criteria such as “unmet needs” and “aspirational ideals,” HERE scored 9.4 out of 10 points, more than 2 points above the next competitor.

“HERE’s dedication to the automotive industry has put it on a pedestal above its competition,” said Frost & Sullivan in the report. “HERE’s dedication to consumers and the industry separates it into a class of its own. There is no doubt that the company will continue to pave the way through the industry-leading position that it currently occupies.”

The report also notes how unique HERE offerings, such as HERE Auto and offline mapping, allow the company to improve the lives of people using all forms of transportation.

“Our focus is to help people live safer, more delightful, economic, and sustainable lives, and we are excited to be recognized for that,” said Michael Halbherr, CEO of HERE. “This accolade continues to prove how HERE challenges the traditional norms of the marketplace in the process of becoming the preeminent location cloud.”

Frost & Sullivan will hold a formal Awards Gala for all its 2014 Growth, Innovation and Leadership award recipients during its AGILE conference on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, in San Jose, Calif.

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