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It wasn't the best of times or the worst of times. But 2016 was a notable year for the personal technology we cover here at Thurrott.com.
Just when you thought you'd seen the end of Microsoft's holiday sales, the software giant announces Countdown, its biggest Xbox Store sale.
Microsoft has finally brought Your Groove, a curated playlists feature, to Groove for Android and iOS.
Today: Music videos in Groove, Supreme Court rules in Samsung's favor, Sonos 7 comes out of beta, Apple Watch sales are a mystery, more.
When it comes to music subscription services, Microsoft's Groove really is unique. In that it doesn't offer a family plan.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Groove Music is updated in Windows 10 Insider Preview, Runtastic and Google Play Music partner up, Oculus held a press conference and you're not going to believe what happened next, and Google is actually advertising its new phones.
I received an email from Microsoft this morning alerting me that music I had purchased from the Zune service before 2012 would need to be downloaded or it will be lost forever. Here's what happening ... and how you can fix this.
Spotify this week said that it now has 40 million paying subscribers, up from 30 million in March. That means that the music subscription service is growing well over twice as fast as its closest competitor, Apple Music.
In the coming weeks, both Amazon and Pandora are expected to upend the digital music industry and offer streaming services to consumers that start at just $5 per month. Will this be enough to disrupt the market leaders?
Microsoft's Groove has really stepped it up over the past year. But it's still missing one key ingredient: Alone among the major music services, Groove doesn't offer a family plan.
Microsoft's new Xbox One S isn't just the premier video game console. It also offers an elegant solution for living room entertainment, providing access to many popular services and capabilities.
Here's a quick follow-up to my previous "Woku" articles. At this point, I can make two generalizations: While workable, the PC is still uneasy in the living room. And this didn't qualify as a BYOPC project.
Microsoft has steadily improved its once-lackluster Groove apps across multiple platforms this year. And now it's done so on Xbox One, too, bringing a new user experience and background audio playback to its flagship console.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Groove gets another nice update for Windows Insiders, Gears of War gets a gorgeous 4K trailer, the Lumia 650 is on sale too, and the HDHomeRun DVR app is now available on Xbox One.