Do you sleep with your phone under your pillow? Well, this story may make you not want to do that anymore. 13 year old Ariel Tolfree from Texas has been awoken from her sleep by the burning smell of her Samsung Galaxy S4 overheating and singeing the bed, sheets and pillow. The girl had actually been woken up once by the smell of something burning, but fell asleep initially, before being woken up again. The root cause of the Galaxy S4′s failure has not been pinpointed yet, but it suspected to be either an unauthorized replacement battery or the fact the phone simply overheated under the pillow.
Written by Stephen Yuen
Microsoft's Tony Prophet took a moment Wednesday to expand on a key feature in the next version of Windows at a Microsoft conference.
Prophet, corporate vice president of Windows Marketing, offered a bit more clarity on comments executive Terry Myerson provided at Microsoft's Build Conference in April.
"We are hard at work on the next version of Windows," Prophet said at the company's Worldwide Partner Conference taking place in Washington, DC.
"And while we have nothing to announce today, I will share with you a couple of features we're thinking about," he said, explaining that the screenshot (above) was originally shown at the Build Conference in April.
He began by mentioning that a new Start menu is "better because this one has Live Tiles and modern apps."
by Brooke Crothers
The Lumia 635 by Microsoft is the company's most affordable 4G LTE Windows Phone. Asking Cortana what one can do with $635, Microsoft has launched the Lumia 635 Challenge. Entering said contest will add a name to the sweepstakes, which could result in winning a Lumia 635 and $635 to spend at a Microsoft Store. All that's required is to share what you would do with the money awarded by the sweepstakes.
The Lumia 635 comes with a 4.5-inch display and while it's not full HD, it is still a high quality display. Owners also get an IPS ClearBlack display running at 854x480 resolution and a Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor running at 1.2 GHz to power the on-board systems. It's a solid Windows Phone for either starting out with the platform or not requiring all the bells and whistles from high-end smartphones. 512 MB of RAM in the memory department joins 8 GB of internal storage, but the latter can be expanded with a MicroSD card.
Please ensure you thoroughly read through the rules before entering. This is a US-only competition. There are fifteen days left to enter, so fear not if you're unable to complete the challenge at this very moment. Ready to bag a new Lumia 635 and $635?
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