2014 has been a very quiet year for Windows Phone and we’ve been wondering when Microsoft would finally give the platform the high-end flagship device that it deserves. And unfortunately it looks like we’re still going to have to wait a while to get it because a new leak reveals that the first Microsoft-branded Lumia phone is going to be yet another budget model aimed at cost-conscious buyers in emerging markets. More →
There is plenty to look forward to in the upcoming Master Chief Collection, but the highlight of the package is Halo 2: Anniversary, an HD remake of the FPS classic released 10 years ago on the original Xbox. On Friday, Microsoft released a free documentary detailing the process of remaking Halo 2 for the current generation. If you’re anxious for the release of the game, this should help tide you over. More →
Microsoft on Friday announced that it plans to release a new version of Office for Mac next year, with a beta version to be launched in the first half of 2015 and the full release set for the second half of the year. The company also announced that Mac users can now download a new Outlook for Mac version, as long as they’re Office 365 customers. More →
The Xbox One holiday release schedule is officially in full swing. Sunset Overdrive, one of the console’s biggest exclusives so far, launched to great reviews just days ago, and now Microsoft is preparing its latest selection of Games with Gold titles for the month of November. As always, the free Xbox One title will be available all month, but the two Xbox 360 games will trade out halfway through the month. More →
When in doubt, attack the iPhone. This is a strategy that has been employed countless times over the past seven years, ever since Apple’s iPhone first came along and turned the smartphone industry on its head in 2007. One company actually managed to turn iPhone-bashing into a successful business, but it costs Samsung double-digit billions in marketing money each year to make its anti-Apple campaign work. Of course, most companies don’t have that kind of money to spend on marketing and advertising, so they haven’t fared quite as well.
Just as previously rumored, Microsoft is also interested in the wearable space, and the company just launched a smart device for your wrist that’s supposed to offer health-related features at an affordable price. The Microsoft Band is not a smartwatch, but rather a fitness… well, band, that’s supposed to let users track workout data. More →
It’s been just over a month since our last big giveaway, so we figured it was about time for a new one. This time around, Microsoft and Xbox have been gracious enough to give away a brand new Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle on our site. The bundle features the white Xbox One console and wireless controller, a standard headset and a digital copy of Sunset Overdrive with its Day One Edition in-game bonus items. More →
Microsoft is working on various new Office products that should be released in the coming months and in 2015, according to ZDNet’s sources. The publication has learned that Microsoft is not only developing new Office versions for Windows, but also new releases of its popular productivity suite for Mac computers and Android tablets. More →
The cloud storage wars have finally reached their inevitable climax — Microsoft announced on Monday that all Office 365 subscribers are now eligible to receive unlimited storage on OneDrive for no additional cost. The rollout for Office 365 Home, Personal and University customers begins today and will continue over the coming months. If you want to jump to the front of the line, be sure to visit the OneDrive landing page and click ‘Get on the list.’ More →
Just in time for the holidays, Microsoft is making its biggest push yet for the Xbox One. Starting on November 2nd, every Xbox One will receive a temporary $50 discount. That includes the current standard console, the console with Kinect, the Sunset Overdrive bundle, the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare bundle and the Assassin’s Creed bundle. Each and every Xbox One will retail for $50 cheaper. More →
Sunset Overdrive is the explosive amalgamation of everything Insomniac Games has ever created. There are trace elements of each of the team’s previous games: the colorful, cartoony world of Spyro the Dragon; the diverse weaponry of Ratchet & Clank; even the world-ending infection storyline of Resistance: Fall of Man.
Although Sunset Overdrive wears its influences on its sleeve, it manages to form its own identity, thanks in large part to one of the most peculiar stories in Insomniac’s canon.
Take a closer look at your current Windows machine. It might be one of the millions of PCs that could be hacked right now and you might not even know anything is happening. At least, that’s what two different reports say, covering two equally disturbing vulnerabilities that hackers can take advantage of. More →
After purchasing the mobile arm of Nokia, Microsoft decided that all Nokia branding from its Windows Phone mobile devices must go, and instead be replaced by Lumia. The company is ready to make the transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia, and has posted images of what the new branding will look like on the Nokia blog. More →