A few tidbits from around the web: Another reminder about this week's meet-up in Redmond, Microsoft to improve Windows Store games, OneDrive universal app is coming, more.
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A few tidbits from around the web: Gears of War Ultimate Edition heading to the Windows 10 Store, Microsoft Garage releases Sprightly on Android, Microsoft joins IoT industry group, and Amazon raises purchase minimum for free shipping.
You all know the story: Microsoft's Xbox One console is selling better than its predecessor, but it's still getting outsold by the PlayStation 4 by a 2-to-1 margin. So what can the software giant do to turn things around? Simple: Just change the rules of the game.
Previously-announced updates for the Xbox One console and the Xbox app for Windows 10 are rolling out this week, providing new social features, an avatar store, and an Xbox News feed, among other improvements.
A few tidbits from around the web: A goofy new Microsoft app for iPhone, a one-day Surface Pro 4 sale, a free Hulu deal for Xbox One users, and an update to the Windows Device Recovery Tool.
Here's a special deal for gamers: Pre-order "Quantum Break" now and receive a free digital copy of that game for Windows 10 as well. And this isn't a one-off: Microsoft intends to make this type of thing---called a cross-buy---a platform feature, and more common as we go forward.
A few tidbits from around the web: Major updates coming to Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta and Minecraft: Pocket Edition Explode by the end of the month, LibreOffice 5.1, Apple Music + Sonos, and Google improves Gmail security.
Greetings from snowy (again) New England. Here are some tidbits from around the web: An Xbox One backwards compat glitch, a coming Nexus VR viewer, Google vs. books, Facebook kills Android/iOS battery life, and Tim Cook's terrible Super Bowl picture breaks Twitter.
I'm not sure why it's doing so now, but in a bid to perhaps stave off the sales doldrums of winter, the Microsoft Store online is offering great savings on some of Microsoft's first-party devices, including Band 2, Surface Pro 4, and Xbox One.
Chances are, you're not a good enough gamer to justify the cost of the Xbox One Elite Controller. But like an M-series BMW, this high-end wonder has the hardware chops to justify its expense. And it will attract exactly the same kinds of wannabes.
Bethesda Softworks announced this week that Id Software's remake of the classic shooter DOOM will return to the PC---and to Xbox One and PlayStation 4---on May 13, 2016.
A few tidbits from around the web: More details on that Surface power cord recall, a WWII shooter game hits Kickstarter, Lenovo's quarterly results show the firm is still mostly a PC maker, Google's podcast service is imminent, and Amazon is opening more retail book stores.
A few tidbits from around the web: An accessibility update for Windows 10 Mail, Mojang Cobalt ships, Android is the future of Blackberry, and Yahoo is finally starting to make some big changes.
It's February 1, so it's time for this month's look at the Xbox One and Xbox 360 games that Xbox Live users can get for free as part of Microsoft's ongoing Games with Gold promotion.