Xbox is no stranger to hyperbole, but this is actually a really big sale, with over 250 deals on Xbox One and Xbox 360 game titles and over 30 offers for PC games. Dubbed the Ultimate Game Sale, it runs for one week, from today through July 11.
Moving from Windows phone to Android or iPhone is a revelation for most Microsoft fans, since the software giant generally provides better coverage on these mobile platforms than it does on its own. But there's one obvious exception: Groove.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft is adding a wheelchair for Xbox Live avatars, Samsung S Health now integrates with Microsoft Health, Almost half of Steam gamers use Windows 10, terrible Amazon app disappears from Windows Phone, more.
With less than a month remaining for the free Windows 10 upgrade, Microsoft has entered a kinder, gentler phase of the promotion. And I'm curious where Windows 10 adoption will stand at the one-year mark.
Happy 4th of July! Here are some tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft's Ultimate Game Sale starts tomorrow, Xbox Play Anywhere launches on September 13th, Your Groove gets a little bit groovier, NuAns NEO running Windows 10 Mobile heads to Kickstarter, more.
Some support documentation for the upcoming Windows 10 Mobile-based Elite x3 smart phone doesn't provide too much in the way of new information, beyond one cute touch: it will come in a gold version too.
If you are running a Windows 10 Insider build and are seeing a July 15th expiration date for you build, fret not as Microsoft will release a new build to Insider before the time bomb expires.
A recent report from Digitimes claims that Microsoft is prepping a Surface-branded all-in-one (AIO) PC. I think this is an excellent idea. And while I can't speak directly to the veracity of the rumors, I do have some ideas about how Microsoft can make a difference in this market.
The past few days have been filled with Surface news, from the Surface 3 hitting the end of the road to a new Surface device being rumored that would represent an entirely new device from Microsoft.
This week, Microsoft outlined a sweeping set of accessibility improvements it is making in the Windows 10 Anniversary update. Key among them is a major update to Narrator screen reading app.
Microsoft has announced a new Windows Insider MVP program that will replace the outgoing consumer portions of the traditional MVP program.
On this episode, I cover all of the Microsoft news this week including some internal musing, the company is trying more ads on the desktop, NYC trip, year end and a lot more.
This week, Microsoft issued a major upgrade to its Arrow Launcher for Android, offering integration with the commercial versions of Office 365 and improved performance.
As promised, Microsoft this week updated the Get Windows 10 advertisement in Windows 7 and 8.1, providing customers with a way to decline the upgrade for the first time. Here's a quick look at the new experience.
Development of the Windows 10 Anniversary update isn't just winding down, it's coming to a crashing close: Microsoft last night delivered its second pre-release build of the system this week for both PC and Mobile.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft promotes Gavriella Schuster, Facebook Messenger comes to Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft has sold over 1 million Xbox Elite Controllers, Android N to be named Android Nougat, much more.
Live from the Microsoft Store in New York, it's Windows Weekly! Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss big Windows 10 Anniversary update news, Microsoft finally fixes the Get Windows 10 advertisement, Surface 3 gets an end-of-life date, Office 365 turns five, and so much more.
Microsoft announced today that it is bringing the 1 TB versions of its Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book devices to 10 new markets These devices had been available only in the U.S. and Canada since their initial January launch.
With development of the Windows 10 Anniversary update winding down, Microsoft revealed that a late addition to the update's feature set, called Messaging Everywhere, wouldn't make the cut. The results were quite predictable.
In this episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss a rumor that Google is talking with carriers about launching its own smart phone and why that may or may not be a good idea, Microsoft is shutting down production of the Surface 3, and my first impressions of the HP Spectre 13.
Yesterday, I received two related emails: One, from Evernote, explained that my free account was about to become a lot more limited, and that I'd need to pay for features I'd been getting for free. The second was from Microsoft, providing a solution to my Evernote problem.
Microsoft today announced that it will release the free Anniversary update for Windows 10 on August 2, meeting its delivery goal of on or around the one-year anniversary of the original Windows 10 release.
Microsoft announced two major Windows 10 milestones this morning: There are now over 350 million devices running Windows 10. And the system's first major and free upgrade, called the Anniversary update, will arrive on August 2.
Microsoft on Tuesday delivered Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14376 for both PC and Mobile to testers on the Fast ring. And, go figure, build 14372 for both PC and Mobile for Slow ring testers too. So everyone gets a new build.
Today, Microsoft announced its June updates for Office 365, which it says focuses on improving customer experience across Office apps on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. Key among these updates are Office Planner, a preview of GigaJam, and improvements to Office inking on Android, Sway, and Outlook.
Today, Amazon announced a new navigation experience for Kindle that spans its e-readers, Fire tablets, and mobile apps on Android and iOS: It's called Page Flip, and it makes it easy to flip through the pages of a Kindle e-book as you would a real, paper-based book.