Xbox One Black Friday Deals

Here are all of the best Xbox One and Xbox 360 Black Friday deals

By on November 25, 2014 at 3:27 PM.

Here are all of the best Xbox One and Xbox 360 Black Friday deals

Microsoft’s push to get the Xbox One into as many homes as possible this holiday season is getting more aggressive every week. On Tuesday, Major Nelson published an article on the Xbox Wire rounding up every Xbox One and Xbox 360 Black Friday deal that the company and its retail partners have on offer. More →

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iPhone Default Search Engine

Microsoft may recruit Apple to help stick a dagger into Google’s search business

By on November 25, 2014 at 2:42 PM.

Microsoft may recruit Apple to help stick a dagger into Google’s search business

If Yahoo and Microsoft have anything to say about it, Google won’t be the default search engine for the iPhone in 2015. According to The Information, Apple’s contract with Google, the contract which allows Google to remain the default search engine in the Safari mobile and desktop browser, is up next year.

It’s unclear whether or not Apple is actively looking to replace Google, but Yahoo and Microsoft have reportedly both begun pitching their search engines to Apple’s senior VP Eddy Cue. More →

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Ad

Microsoft is tormenting America with its most annoying Surface ad ever

By on November 24, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Microsoft is tormenting America with its most annoying Surface ad ever

Microsoft has made a lot of improvements to its Surface tablets ever since they launched in 2012. However, the marketing for the device has remained criminally awful and the ad that popped up on my TV during football yesterday might have been the single most annoying ad ever made by anyone. More →

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Cortana vs. Siri Commercial

Video: Cortana takes on Siri yet again in Microsoft’s new commercial

By on November 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Video: Cortana takes on Siri yet again in Microsoft’s new commercial

Microsoft might not be able to compete with Apple when it comes to smartphone sales, but that isn’t stopping the PC giant from repeatedly claiming that its personal assistant is superior to Siri. In the latest commercial from Microsoft, Cortana and Siri have yet another conversation.

This time around, Cortana is curious to find out how Siri has changed since moving over to the iPhone 6 Plus. As expected, Siri’s answers are less than satisfying.

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Sunset Overdrive Free On Xbox One

One of the best Xbox One exclusives of the year is free tomorrow – but there’s a catch

By on November 21, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

One of the best Xbox One exclusives of the year is free tomorrow – but there’s a catch

If you own an Xbox One and you haven’t picked up Sunset Overdrive yet, you’re missing out on one of the most fun games of 2014, but don’t run to GameStop quite yet. To celebrate the first year of Xbox One, Microsoft is giving away Sunset Overdrive this weekend. The catch? You’ll only have access to the game for 24 hours. More →

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Xbox One One Year Anniversary

Xbox One owners are getting these free gifts to celebrate the one year anniversary

By on November 20, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

Xbox One owners are getting these free gifts to celebrate the one year anniversary

This weekend, the Xbox One will celebrate its one year anniversary. In order to show its appreciation for nearly 10 million console sales since launch, Microsoft is offering a wide range of digital goodies to all of its early adopters.

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Microsoft Black Friday 2014

Microsoft announces even more killer Black Friday deals

By on November 20, 2014 at 12:29 PM.

Microsoft announces even more killer Black Friday deals

Microsoft detailed its first round of Black Friday 2014 deals last week, and we shared them with you when they were announced. The company is hitting gamers hard this year with shockingly affordable Xbox One bundles that will start at just $329 for an Xbox One console and Assassin’s Creed: Unity. Microsoft has plenty of other killer deals planned for Black Friday, of course, and the company just announced some new ones on Thursday. More →

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Xbox One Catching Up

This is how Microsoft thinks the Xbox One will finally catch up to the PS4

By on November 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

This is how Microsoft thinks the Xbox One will finally catch up to the PS4

With just over a month left in 2014, the Xbox One might finally be gaining ground on the PlayStation 4. For nine months straight, Sony dominated Microsoft in the console market, due to a combination of too many factors to list. But Microsoft never gave up. More →

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PS4 vs. Xbox One One Year Later

One year later: The state of PS4 and Xbox One

By on November 18, 2014 at 12:10 PM.

One year later: The state of PS4 and Xbox One

A year ago this month, we were introduced to the next generation of game consoles: the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Despite the lack of game releases, most of us were just relieved that new consoles had finally hit the market. We’d spent nearly a decade waiting for this moment and it was finally here.

But as with any new gadget, the luster began to fade and both Sony and Microsoft had to prove that these investments of several hundred dollars were worth our time and money. One year later, we’re checking in to see how they’ve done. More →

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Skype Signal Strength Video: iPhone and Mac

This might be one of Microsoft’s greatest homages to Apple

By on November 14, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

This might be one of Microsoft’s greatest homages to Apple

Microsoft published a story on its Skype blog last week that was meant to highlight the power of its video chatting application. Per Cult of Mac, the video shows a recording of an orchestra playing in New York City over Skype, with its musicians actually being located in various subway stations. But inadvertently, the talented musicians were not the only stars of the show, as the Skype orchestra actually pulled everything off using only Macs and iPhones. More →

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Xbox One Sales November

Microsoft says Xbox One sales have ‘skyrocketed’ in recent weeks

By on November 13, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Microsoft says Xbox One sales have ‘skyrocketed’ in recent weeks

After months of having to settle with second place, the Xbox One might finally be on the rebound. Yusuf Medhi, corporate VP of devices and studios at Microsoft, took to the Xbox Wire on Wednesday to discuss some of the recent developments in the world of Xbox, from the release of console exclusives Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Sunset Overdrive to the limited time sale that brings the price of the Xbox One below that of the PS4 for the first time since the two consoles launched. More →

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Microsoft WinShock Security Update

Microsoft fixed a critical 19-year-old bug that affects every version of Windows

By on November 12, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

Microsoft fixed a critical 19-year-old bug that affects every version of Windows

Microsoft on Tuesday issued a critical fix for a 19-year-old software bug that affects all existing Windows versions since Windows 95. IBM researchers discovered the bug this past May, and BBC reports that they “worked with Microsoft to fix the problem before going public.” More →

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