Tech tidbits from around the web: an interesting follow-up from Alan Mendelevich, Minecraft for Windows 10 now works with the Oculus Rift VR headset, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL get permanent price cuts, Windows 10 earns the respect of security experts, more.
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Tech tidbits from around the web: Dolphin snatches iPad at SeaWorld Orlando, NuAns fails to meet its Kickstarter goals, August 2016 evaluation Windows developer virtual machines, HP.com will start selling Elite x3 on September 5 in the US, more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: My road trip, 2 TB Xbox One S is selling out, Windows 10 Anniversary Update is available for the Raspberry Pi 3 too, Microsoft exec calls out Apple on its aging Mac hardware, more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Windows 10 Maps app gets Windows Ink support, now businesses can buy HoloLens too, a schedule for businesses that want Windows 10, 8 things Microsoft still needs to fix in Edge, and more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: the Microsoft Band 2 fire sale continues, "Any developer" will be able to upload apps for Xbox One to the store "soon", Microsoft is updating Windows 10 again, and whether Microsoft's Bing bet is starting to pay off.
Tech tidbits from around the web: More Surface updates show up for those on Insider Preview, Microsoft confirms that Tim Sweeney is a nut job, Lumia 830 gets Windows 10 Mobile on AT&T, Skype makes special emojis for the band Coldplay, much more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Lawsuit claims Microsoft forced users to upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft just revealed a new Windows 10 product version, Microsoft makes subtle but important change to Windows 10 hardware requirements, and much more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: The first NexDock shipments will now happen in mid-August, Cortana for iOS updated with support for photo reminders, Microsoft provides another peek at Halo Wars 2, Google Maps gets a great update, more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Windows Server moving under Terry Myerson, the Skype app for Windows Phone 8.0/8.1 will soon stop working, the Xbox One backwards compatibility train rolls on, and Google Play Books gets "bubble zoom" for comic books.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft's cloud business still trails Amazon's, Windows 10 is prompting Chrome users to switch to Edge, Firefox is the latest browser to kick Flash to the curb, Plex comes to Sonos, and how to undo iOS 10's most annoying feature.
Tech tidbits from around the web: I'm in Paris, Microsoft is changing how it reports Windows 10 users, Richard Irving leaves Xbox, Microsoft Press finally figures out paper is dead, a new Gears of War 4 gameplay trailer, more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Game play footage from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, the HP Elite x3 is very expensive, Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2 TB Bundle is the first custom Xbox One S, Microsoft Flow now available on the Google Play Store, more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft won't force you to use Cortana on Xbox One, Microsoft starts downgrading OneDrive's free storage to 5GB, the new Moto G is now available, and Nintendo is releasing a mini Collector’s Edition NES that includes 30 classic games
Tech tidbits from around the web: a reminder about tonight's meet-up, Microsoft scraps Finland phone unit, 10 reasons to reject the free Windows 10 upgrade offer, Microsoft finally moves Mac Office apps to 64-bit, Microsoft updates its bot platforms, more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: See you at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto next week, Band 2 is obviously being cleared out of inventory, Red Dead Redemption for Xbox 360 is available now via Xbox One backwards compatibility, more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft and University of Washington researchers set record for DNA storage, four new handsets have been added to the Windows Device Recovery Tool, Samsung discovers that it can succeed if it stops making crap, so much more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Chromebooks can now make voice calls with Skype for Web, whether there is code from Windows 95 still in Windows 10, new security features make Windows 10 Anniversary Update a must, Google adds instant translation to Now On Tap, more.
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.
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.
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.
Tech tidbits from around the web: More info on Microsoft letting users associate Windows 10 licenses with their Microsoft accounts, Kevin Gallo speaks about future of Windows Phone, the Apple Pencil Holder, and much more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: AT&T's Lumia 1520 can get Windows 10 Mobile now, a closer look at Battlefield 1, Apple quietly discontinues its Thunderbolt displays, offline viewing is coming to Netflix, more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Opera attacks Microsoft's Edge battery claims, figuring out what kind of TV you need for Xbox One S and HDR gaming, the user base for Microsoft Wallet with Tap to Pay is tiny, more.
Tech tidbit from around the web: Microsoft will sell games via Steam (again), the full list of Xbox Play Anywhere games, Android apps and Play Store arrive on Chromebooks in early preview, an interesting OnePlus 3 review, try PlayStation VR for yourself now, and more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft buys Wand Labs, Xbox One Backwards Compatibility list swells to 200 Xbox 360 games, Microsoft gets high, new Insider update for Office Mobile, more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft delivers Starbucks add-in for Outlook, Sony PlayStation VR launch set for October 13, Rhapsody rebrands itself as Napster, Nintendo belatedly offers new Zelda, more.