In addition to its special 12 Days of Deals promotion on gadgets, and its special $149 Work & Play Bundle sale for various services including Office 365 Home, Skype Unlimited World + Wi-Fi, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Music Pass, Microsoft has one other promotion going on that music lovers will absolutely adore: 100 albums that they can download without paying a single cent.
What has Microsoft been doing with Windows Phone all year? It’s a question we’ve been asking ourselves again and again as we’ve watched the likes of Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola and even OnePlus release one great Android phone after another while the best Microsoft has come up with this year is a Windows Phone version of the HTC One (M8). More →
Based on what we’ve seen from Windows 10 so far, Microsoft has been listening closely to its users ever since the ill-fated launch of Windows 8. The Start menu is back, the interface is cohesive and the operating system will run across each of Microsoft’s product categories, from computers to tablets to phones. But how much is it going to cost?
Even though Microsoft doesn’t really take action against all the pirated Windows and Office versions in use out there, the company is ready to go to court when it detects certain usage patterns related to illegal Windows and Office activations. Torrent Freak reports that Microsoft has already filed a complaint against persons behind an AT&T subscription who have activated multiple pirated copies of Windows 7 and Office 10. More →
Microsoft has already started its 12 Days of Deals Christmas promotion by offering users on Monday an unbelievably hot deal on a 7-inch Toshiba Windows Phone 8.1 tablet and there are more deals that will be unveiled in the following days. However, in addition to the special daily sales, Microsoft is also having a different kind of deal that’s going to be available to interested users throughout the 12 Days of Deals promotion and through January 4th: a $149 Work & Play Bundle subscription for several interesting Office, Skype and Xbox services. More →
Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is coming next year to a variety of devices, including desktops and mobile devices, with users already having access to a developer’s preview of it. However, the highly anticipated desktop version of Cortana for Windows 10 is not yet included in the Windows Technical Preview, but that didn’t stop WinBeta from scoring some time with it on a Windows 10 machine. More →
Buying a new console (or receiving one as a gift) was only half the battle. Now you have to kit it out with all the best accessories. Thankfully, we’ve already done the job for you. This week, we combed through the dozens of accessories for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in order to find the items you’ll need. More →
Following the launch of the original iPhone in 2007 and Android in 2008, Microsoft found itself painfully behind the times with its mobile operating system, then called Windows Mobile. So the company went back to the drawing board and built a brand new platform from scratch, ditching its boring old interface in favor of a beautiful modern user interface that focused on zero-touch, real-time information courtesy of live tiles.
Microsoft knew that it would have to be aggressive this holiday season in order to give the Xbox One a fighting chance to take the top spot. Pulling no punches, Microsoft unbundled the Kinect, began indiscriminately slashing prices and released enough bundles to attract just about any gamer with even a passing interest in the new generation of consoles.
Now that one of the busiest shopping days of the year has come and gone, did Microsoft’s gamble pay off? More →