February 12, 2016 12:03 pm

Weekend Reading: Microsoft devices news and stories you may have missed (Feb 12)

Lumia 950 XL records Metallica concert with outstanding quality, child musical prodigy meets the creator of StaffPad, and it’s time to get ready for Valentine’s Day with some last minute tips –  here are our pick for this week’s Weekend Reading:

Lumia 950 XL used to record Metallica concert, the result is outstanding

Earlier this week, Softpedia site featured a video recording from a Metallica concert, captured and published by YouTuber David Hilliard, showcasing the outstanding audio quality of the Lumia 950 XL that gives you 4k video resolution with Optical Image Stabilization and Lumia Rich Recording with four microphones.

If your network bandwidth allows, watch the video in 4k to get the full experience.


How StaffPad and Microsoft Surface are empowering creativity in music

Garrett Weyenberg is an 11-year-old musical prodigy, who’s been composing music since he was five years old. For his 11th birthday he got a Surface Pro 3 and started using StaffPad, a notation app that allows you to write music digitally using the Surface Pen, allowing him to compose, edit, playback and share music easily.

Garrett recently traveled to London to meet the creator of StaffPad, David William Hearn, a composer and now an app developer, too.

Head over to the Microsoft News Center to read more about their meet up, and how Garrett is using the Surface Pro 3 and StaffPad to compose music.

Let Microsoft play Cupid this Valentine’s Day with apps, games, movies and digital gift cards

If you’re still looking for some inspiration for Valentine’s Day gifts, music, movies and more, head over to the Windows Experience blog for some last minute tips on how to spice up the Feast of Saint Valentine.

Also check out how Skype and Sir Paul McCartney help you share the love this Valentine’s Day!

Updated February 12, 2016 12:06 pm