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Play with a 3D CAD program inside this post: This is what the future of software looks like | VentureBeat | Cloud | by Eric Blattberg

The OS adds several essential features such as a notification centre, greater start screen personalisation, Skype integration and even a keyboard that lets you swipe to type. (Also see: Windows Phone 8.1: Top Eight New Features ) In April this year, Microsoft had unveiled Windows Phone 8.1 and its desktop counterpart Windows 8.1 , promising several new features, bringing the platform on par with Android and iOS in terms of functionality. The update also adds a smart voice assistant called Cortana, but this feature isn’t available in India yet. (Also see: Windows Phone 8.1 Review ) Before you get to downloading the update, you should check which version of Windows Phone your device is running. To do that, open Settings > about. Here you will see the OS version under phone information. If it is Windows Phone 8.0, your phone should be getting the 8.1 update. Before updating, ensure that your phone has sufficient battery life. We recommend that you update while charging your phone to make sure that it updates without a hitch. Here’s how to get the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update on your smartphone. 1) Open Settings, scroll down and tap the “Phone update” option. 2) Now tap “Check for updates”. Your Windows Phone device will now check if the new update is available. You can download the update if it is available. 3) Alternatively, you may tick the option below check for updates, which reads: Automatically download updates if my data settings allow it. This way, your phone will update software automatically as long as you are on a WiFi connection. If your phone doesn’t show any updates available, you’ll have to wait a while longer. The review note on Microsoft’s support site reads, “The distribution of these incremental updates may be controlled by the mobile operator or the phone manufacturer from which you purchased your phone, and installation will require that your phone have any prior updates. Update availability will also vary by country, region, and hardware capabilities.” Alternatively, you may download the developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1 to get a taste of the OS before it is officially available for your smartphone. We hope you managed to update to Windows Phone 8.1. If you found this tutorial useful, you might want to take a look at our How to section for more.
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HTC_WP_8_1.jpg Your Name: Send me a copy of this email Invalid Captcha, please re-enter Privacy Policy Were always telling youabout the coolest newtechnology but today were letting you trysome graphically intensivesoftwareright inside this article. Mainframe2, an ambitious cloud startup, can turn native Windows apps into cloud-based software that works inside any modern web browser. The companyfocuses on design,engineering, and science apps,which tend to be more graphically intensive than other business software a reason many smaller software makersin those areas have yet todevelop cloud-based versions of their apps. Mainframe2 says they dont have to just hand you default Windows apps over to us, the company tells them.It hosts all its customers softwareon Amazon Web Services , ensuring a wide, reliable data center footprint, with plans tobring its platformto other cloud infrastructure vendors soon. Since emerging from stealth mode last October, the company has been eager to showcase its wares. Today its shared an IntelliCAD demo with VentureBeat, enabling our readers to take the CAD software for a spin. You can try it on either Amazons East- or West-Coast servers (the closer you are to the servers, the less latency youre likely to experience). Just click either IntelliCAD embed below to try it out and when you finish, be sure to share your experience in the comments section below. (If you arent sure where to begin, try rotating the model, as the demo suggests.) U.S. West (California): U.S. East (N. Virginia): The obvious difference from our Photoshopdemo is that this is a much more demanding app, Mainframe2 CEO Nikola Bozinovic wrote in an email to VentureBeat. Its a good reference for how smooth other high-end graphics apps can be on Mainframe2 things like 3D CAD, animation, or video editing software. Mainframe2 runs the appson Amazon Web Services and then converts each frame to H.264 video, which getspiped over to your Internet-connected device. It should work for any HTML5-capable web browser without the need for plugins like Java or Flash, though Bozinovic notes that it works best in Chrome and Firefox right now. Software makers reap a few benefits from bringing their Windows apps to Mainframe2. First and foremost, they can turn their apps into service-based businesses with very little effort, but they also benefit from other Mainframe2 features, like real-time collaboration . Mainframe2 has 15 full-time employees split between its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., and a separate office in Serbia. It has taken $650,000 in seed financing, according to the company, and began generating revenue in January.
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