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.
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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.
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."
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.
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.
When Microsoft revealed the initial set of Xbox 360 games that would work with Xbox One's backwards compatibility mode, it said that it would add new titles monthly. Today, it delivered on that promise with a second set of backwards-compatible games.
Choosing a living room set top box can be trying for the Microsoft technology fan, and each of the best devices comes with its own set of pros and cons.
For day 6 of Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals promotion, you have a nice choice of select Xbox One and Xbox 360 games, most of which are $20 to $30 off the normal price.
This new animated feature film fills in the backstory of the enigmatic Master Chief character from the Halo series of video games.
It's December 1, and you know what that means: It's time for Xbox Live Gold subscribers to get some more free games courtesy of the Games for Gold promotion.
Here's what else is happening today: Windows phone fans finally enter the final stage of the 5 stages of grief, a schedule for 360 games on Xbox One, more.
What else is happening today? I'm flying home from Europe. The Xbox 360 turns ten, and Xbox One turns two. Microsoft helps Android switchers.
This morning, Microsoft revealed its Black Friday deals, which include some amazing savings on Xbox One, Lumia, and other products and services.
What else is happening today? I'm heading to the UK today, encrypted mobile apps come under fire, Google to contest Russia antitrust charges, much more.
Microsoft today revealed the full list of Xbox 360 games that will work on the Xbox One once its updated with the New Xbox One Experience, with more to come.
What else is happening today? A new Star Wars trailer from Japan, the incredible suckness of BO3 on Xbox 360, Microsoft's Lumia with Windows 10 update page.
Keeping a Thurrott family tradition, my son and I stayed up past midnight last night so we could play the latest Call of Duty title as soon as possible.
This month's Xbox 360 games are also guaranteed to work on Xbox One in compatibility mode, so Xbox One users are actually getting four free games.