August 26, 2016 10:00 am

This Week on Windows: Cortana tips, Windows 10 PC offers and more

By / Editor-in-Chief, Windows Blog

We hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of This Week on Windows! To learn more about the Cortana* tip mentioned head over to our Windows 10 Tips blog post on how to use Cortana above your lock screen with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. A couple of Windows 10 PC offers were also highlighted in the episode, you can learn more about the Study and Play offers here and below we’re sharing details on Amazon’s offer on the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S and some great offers from Best Buy.

Save $150 on the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S with Office 365 Personal included

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S with Windows 10

From now until 9/3/16 save $150 when you purchase the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S with Windows 10 from Amazon**, you’ll also receive a copy of Office 365 Personal. The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is a premium tablet that offers the most popular features of laptops and tablets, giving you access to full notebook PC functionality in a lightweight tablet. If you want to learn more about the TabPro S and its features check out our unboxing video here.

Best Buy offers on Windows 10 PCs

Save $150 on the Lenovo Yoga 900 at Best Buy, students can save an additional $150

Lenovo Yoga 900

From now until 9/3/16 Best Buy is offering $150 off the purchase of the Lenovo Yoga 900. Students can save an additional $150 off through Best Buy’s student portal. The Lenovo Yoga 900 powered by Windows 10 allows you to customize your laptop experience to fit any occasion. Boasting a 13-inch touchscreen and a 360-degree watchband hinge, this PC functions as a tablet, laptop or viewing screen. The long-lasting battery delivers up to 10 hours of Internet browsing or 9 hours of video playback, making the Lenovo Yoga 900 ideal for travel. Learn more about this offer here.

Save $100 on the ASUS Q524 at Best Buy, students can save an additional $150

ASUS Q524 with Windows 10

From now until 8/27/16 Best Buy is offering $100 off the purchase of the ASUS Q524. Students can save an additional $150 off through Best Buy’s student portal. You can bring gaming power to any location with this ASUS laptop powered by Windows 10. Flip-and-fold functionality lets you find a comfortable viewing or gaming position whether you’re at home or sitting in a crowded waiting room. NVIDIA GeForce graphics with dedicated memory support complex gaming, and the Full HD screen delivers images in crisp detail. Learn more about this offer here.

Here’s what’s new in the Windows Store this week

Don’t miss the mid-season premiere of Fear the Walking Dead

Fear The Walking Dead in the Windows Store

With their safe haven destroyed, their families divided, and the hordes of the dead growing by the day, Madison and Travis will take terrible risks to protect the ones they love…and track down those who are missing. Catch up on past episodes and watch the mid-season premiere of Fear the Walking Dead in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store.

The Jungle Book – Buy for $19.99

The Jungle Book

Raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, man-cub Mowgli must leave behind the only home he’s ever known as he sets out on a journey of self-discovery in The Jungle Book ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD). Experience this live-action retelling of a beloved classic, available one week before Blu-ray in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store.

Panorama mode added to the Camera app for Windows 10 PCs and phones

Panorama mode added to the Camera app for Windows 10 PCs and phones

Panorama mode is now available to use with the Camera app for Windows 10 PCs and phones. Panorama is great for capturing sweeping landscapes or extra-wide family reunion photos. To take a panorama, switch into the panorama mode by tapping the panorama button in the Camera app. Tap it again to start capturing, and then, starting from the left side of your subject, rotate the device slowly from left to right across the scene.

Xbox Design Lab’s first batch of controllers are shipping now

Xbox Wire shared some exciting news this morning, Xbox Design Lab’s first batch of controllers are shipping now! Xbox Design Lab, unveiled at E3 is a new way to offer Xbox fans more choice and personalization in how they play. Xbox Design Lab is an online customization program on Xbox.com that let’s fans design their very own Xbox Wireless Controller with more than 8 million different color combinations to choose from. Learn more about today’s exciting news on Xbox Wire.

That’s it for this week, you can head over to the new and updated section in the Windows Store to see what else is new in the Windows Store this week. Have a great weekend!

*Cortana available in select markets.
**Offer valid from 8/21/16-9/3/16 in the US only.

Updated December 3, 2016 7:03 am