Greetings from snowy (again) New England. Here are some tidbits from around the web: An Xbox One backwards compat glitch, a coming Nexus VR viewer, Google vs. books, Facebook kills Android/iOS battery life, and Tim Cook's terrible Super Bowl picture breaks Twitter.
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I'm not sure why it's doing so now, but in a bid to perhaps stave off the sales doldrums of winter, the Microsoft Store online is offering great savings on some of Microsoft's first-party devices, including Band 2, Surface Pro 4, and Xbox One.
Chances are, you're not a good enough gamer to justify the cost of the Xbox One Elite Controller. But like an M-series BMW, this high-end wonder has the hardware chops to justify its expense. And it will attract exactly the same kinds of wannabes.
Bethesda Softworks announced this week that Id Software's remake of the classic shooter DOOM will return to the PC---and to Xbox One and PlayStation 4---on May 13, 2016.
A few tidbits from around the web: More details on that Surface power cord recall, a WWII shooter game hits Kickstarter, Lenovo's quarterly results show the firm is still mostly a PC maker, Google's podcast service is imminent, and Amazon is opening more retail book stores.
A few tidbits from around the web: An accessibility update for Windows 10 Mail, Mojang Cobalt ships, Android is the future of Blackberry, and Yahoo is finally starting to make some big changes.
It's February 1, so it's time for this month's look at the Xbox One and Xbox 360 games that Xbox Live users can get for free as part of Microsoft's ongoing Games with Gold promotion.
With Microsoft reporting its earnings for the final calendar quarter of 2015, we have some useful data for evaluating how the firm's devices businesses are doing. And as you should expect, there's some high points and some not-so-high points.
A few tidbits from around the web: The original COD: Black Ops is coming to Xbox One backwards compatibility soon, Daimler CEO impressed by Apple and Google car efforts, iPad Pro hasn't helped, and the mystery of the Apple's Watch killer feature.
Microsoft this morning announced the third batch of Xbox 360 games that will work on Xbox One using the Backwards Compatibility feature. But the firm is also changing the way it brings Xbox 360 games to Xbox One.
If you follow Microsoft's monthly system updates for Xbox One, you know that the software giant routinely adds great new features to its premier console. And after taking December off, they're back with a new set of features that will begin rolling out to Preview members today.
Good morning. Today we have a new Xbox One bundle, four ways to improve Surface Pro 4 battery life, a free week of EA Access for Xbox One users with Xbox Live Gold, bad news about Xbox One background audio, and an iOS 9.3 public beta.
Another day, another batch of tidbits from around the web: How to really get rid of Windows 10 nagware, a Surface executive's dangerous opinion of iPad Pro, "Homefront" is finally getting a sequel, and Elon Musk says Apple Car is an "open secret."
Here are some tidbits from around the web: A weird tease for a coming Xbox One feature, another Half-Life disaster, the big problem with Apple News, Apple to introduce Night Mode in iOS 9, and AT&T is sort-of bringing back unlimited data.
Microsoft originally planned to ship two Xbox One consoles, one for gaming, and one for living room-based entertainment. But in dropping the latter device, the software giant has missed out on a huge opportunity. And I think it's time to revisit the notion of a much less expensive Xbox One.
Here are some tidbits from around the web: Microsoft will sell cellular data to Windows users, Cortana is available now in Cyanogen on OnePlus phones, the possibility of fast-charging an Xbox One controller looms.
Microsoft's decision to lower prices on the Xbox One in 2015 and then offer numerous value-added bundles was clearly a big success. So today, the software giant announced two new Xbox One bundles, including a version that lets you pick a a full-game download of your choice.
Microsoft in 2016 will work to improve its first party games lineup on both Xbox One and Windows 10. The bad news? The best games are still Xbox only.
Windows 10 isn't the only Microsoft product in the spotlight today: Microsoft has revealed major new milestones for its Windows 10-based Xbox One, Surface Book, and Lumia as well.
It's January 1, and you know what that means. Well, yes, it's a new year. But it's also time for Xbox Live Gold subscribers to get some more free games courtesy of Microsoft's monthly Games for Gold promotion.
Since I keep an Xbox 360 around solely for the Call of Duty games that aren't available on Xbox One, I decided to start over and go all-digital with these games on the older console as well. Here's how it went.
Microsoft's annual Xbox Store Countdown, a 17-day event that the software giant described as “the biggest Xbox game sale ever,” has entered its second week. So check out the new set of bargain-priced Xbox One and Xbox 360 games, and on select entertainment content.
Microsoft has started its annual Xbox Store Countdown, a 17-day event that the software giant described as "the biggest Xbox game sale ever." Here's how it works.
Some more tidbits from around the web: Your Xbox Live stats from 2015, Apple Music rumored to get Hi-Res Audio in 2016, and a Black Ops III DLC trailer.
A few notes from around the web: Microsoft's Holiday Super Sale, a misunderstanding about the success of Kinect, wining some and losing some with universal apps, and some great Android dev videos.
Some other tidbits from around the web: A new Microsoft Apps, um, app on Android, $400 off Windows Server Datacenter, Translator on iOS/Android, dubious Windows 10 advice, free Plex on Xbox.