Microsoft News You Can Use (Oct. 20, 2014)

A new affordable Windows tablet and some Windows Phone apps headline this week’s Microsoft Consumer tech news.

E FUN announces new 10.1-inch Windows tablet

Today (Oct. 20), E FUN is announcing a new 10.1-inch Windows tablet as part of their Nextbook line that comes with a detachable POGO keyboard for an amazing 2-in-1 experience. This new Nextbook Windows 2-in-1 tablet will be available for $179 in mid-November at Walmart stores nationwide with pre-orders via beginning October 23rd. It will be available via in December.


Drawing Comes to Skype for Windows Phone

Today we’re excited to release Skype 2.24 for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8, which brings drawing to Skype for the first time! Get creative and draw on a canvas, add silly touches to a photo or draw the fastest route on a map and share it with your friends and family.

Click the title above to see the full list of new features in Skype 2.24 for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.

Watch your favorite ABC shows on Windows Phone

When you can’t catch your favorite TV shows live, the WATCH ABC app on Windows Phone comes to the rescue so you can stay up to date with the never-ending plot twists of “Scandal,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “How to Get Away with Murder” and many other favorites.