Tech tidbits from around the web: a new Office 2016 Insider Preview build is now available, Microsoft launches Office 365 Connectors, Audible launches an online magazine, Steam is now selling the Atari Vault, Sony to bring PlayStation games to Android, iOS, Apple Music gets a widget on Android, more.
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Tech tidbits from around the web: Get Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Xbox One for just $10, Microsoft pledges to fix v-sync issues in UWP games, Google is working on an iOS keyboard too, AT&T-based iPhones get international Wi-Fi calling, and more.
I wrote about the next major system update for Xbox One back when it was only available for those on the Preview. Now it's live, Microsoft says. And best of all, it includes a few previously announced additional features.
A few tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft throws a bone to MixRadio users, Microsoft offers big discounts on tons of Xbox One and 360 games, Vizio P-Series is the First Google Cast-compatible TV, some interesting details about iPhone and iPad sales, RIP Andy Grove.
A few tidbits from around the web: how I spent my weekend, skewering today's Apple special event, a price cut on the Lumia 950, a plan for digital Xbox game buy-backs, Microsoft adds OneDrive to its bug bounty program, and Xbox team apologies for treating women like dirt.
Two and a half years after I first purchased the PlayStation 4, I've dusted off Sony's flagship console, renewed my PlayStation Network subscription, and purchased some games. And while I'm a long-time Xbox fan, I can understand the allure of a console that just works and performs better than the Xbox One.
A few tech tidbits from around the web: No 512 MB Windows phones will get Windows 10 Mobile upgrade, Action Center improvements are coming to Windows 10, a look at the $79 Endless Mini PC, Spotify strikes deal with music industry, more.
As part of a Spring Sale, Microsoft will be offering its Xbox One video game console for as little as $300 starting on Sunday, March 20. And then the firm will offer great deals on digital Xbox games, PC games and movies and TV shows from the Xbox Store starting next week.
Happy St. Patrick's Day. A few tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft will bring HDR gaming to DirectX 12, Office Insider program updated on Android, Uber app updated with Family profiles, Teltra goes over the top with Windows 10 designs in retail stores, more.
We've long known that Microsoft plans to bring the UWP (Universal Windows Platform) to Xbox One sometime in 2016. But now we have a slightly tighter schedule: This change will happen "this summer," according to Microsoft, or roughly inline with the Windows 10 "Redstone" milestone.
Some tech tidbits from around the web: a claim that the Windows kernel is slower than Linux, Microsoft and app design, Stephen Elop ends up at Telstra, Google Inbox gets Smart Reply on the web, Sony is open to cross-network play, more.
Playing Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10 isn't just rewarding in its own right---I actually finished the game, again, on Xbox One by the way---it's the best way to get in on the action in the coming Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Beta.
Microsoft continues to push forward with its plans to open up its Xbox platform beyond the Xbox One console. But this week, it revealed something unexpected: Cross-network play, which could let Xbox One gamers compete with PlayStation 4 gamers.
A source very close to Microsoft tells me that the software giant is now internally testing TV DVR (digital video recording) functionality for Xbox One, meaning that customers will soon be able to record live TV shows from the console.
Microsoft is having a nice Spring sale at its retail and online store. Key deals include $100 off Core i5-based Surface Pro 4 models, big savings on the Dell XPS 13 laptop, and 2 free games with select Xbox One purchases.
A few tidbits from around the web: A few headline riffs about imaginary Microsoft products, first Edge extension appears in Windows 10 Store, how Google passed Apple, and a promise that the Oracle/Google case will at least be interesting.
A few tidbits from around the web: Microsoft sneaks a Windows 10 ad into a Windows 7 security patch, how to refuse the Windows 10 upgrade, Tim Sweeney (still) needs to give it a rest, and a few headline riffs for this lovely Saturday morning.
Rise of the Tomb Raider for Windows 10 is getting upgraded with DirectX 12 graphics soon, according to the game's maker. This will allow gamers with high-end PCs to really crank up the graphics quality and achieve higher frame rates.
A few tidbits from around the web: Microsoft may compensate customers for Xbox Live outages, a recent Band 2 update also provides True Type font rendering, of mobile platforms, app usage and battery life, andWaze gets an improved UI on Android.
(More than) a few tidbits from around the web: Teens react to Windows 95, Microsoft Phone Sign-in Beta for Windows 10 Mobile, a Halo game sale, Bill Gates on Reddit, OneDrive for Business roadmap, some quick Lumia 650 thoughts, and more.
In a sudden and unexpected move, Microsoft announced this morning that it has canceled the widely-anticipated cross-platform game Fable Legends and will likely close Lionshead Studios in the UK.
The first Black Ops III map pack is out, so I'm going to be a bit distracted today. Here are a few tidbits from around the web: Epic co-founder rails against UWP games and is made the fool, Vodaphone Italy leaks possible Windows 10 Mobile upgrade dates, more.
Here are a few tidbits from around the web: Windows 10 usages surpasses Windows 8.x, IE is about to fall into second place, EA estimates 24 million Xbox Ones, Black Ops III DLC finally ships on Xbox One, and Gears for Windows 10 has issues.
A few tidbits from around the web: Steve Ballmer dunks, whether hardware upgrades are coming to Xbox One, Xamarin explained, Surface Type Cover with Fingerprint Reader coming to Europe, PS4 Remote Play is coming to PC.
Tomorrow, Microsoft will issue a major update to the Xbox (Beta) app on Windows 10, giving gamers early access to a ton of new features, many of which parallel this month's Xbox One Preview release.
It's March 1, and you know what that means: It's time for this month’s look at the Xbox One and Xbox 360 games that Xbox Live Gold subscribers can get for free as part of Microsoft’s ongoing Games with Gold promotion.
Beginning in April, Xbox One will receive a system update that adds 16-person Party chat, improvements for Xbox 360 games on Xbox One, and more. But if you’re on the Xbox One Preview program, you can check out an early version of this update starting today.