Xbox One with Kinect Sale

Microsoft is slashing the price of its Xbox One with Kinect starting this weekend

By on February 6, 2015 at 3:40 PM.

Microsoft is slashing the price of its Xbox One with Kinect starting this weekend

Once Microsoft unbundled the Kinect from the Xbox One, many gamers assumed that the peripheral would simply die off. And although there haven’t been any recent AAA releases that have made use of the Kinect, Microsoft is going to try to tempt consumers into picking up a bundle with the camera starting this weekend with a $50 discount. More →

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Xbox One February 2015 Update

Your Xbox One is about to get even better

By on February 6, 2015 at 1:20 PM.

Your Xbox One is about to get even better

The first major Xbox One system update of 2015 is finally here. After a relatively quiet January, the development team is back with some welcome additions to Xbox One, including controller improvements, game hubs, and some features that will improve the console’s TV functionality. More →

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Microsoft Mobile Apps Outlook Sunrise

Microsoft has suddenly become a red-hot mobile app developer

By on February 5, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Microsoft has suddenly become a red-hot mobile app developer

Microsoft was slow to get into the mobile world in terms of its own mobile platform but the company is making up for it by diving head-first into the realm of mobile apps. Business Insider’s Steve Kovach notes that Microsoft has been on a real roll lately with great mobile apps, first by releasing its highly acclaimed Outlook email app and then by buying up popular calendar app Sunrise. More →

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Microsoft CEO Nadella Vs. Ballmer

Does Ballmer’s shadow still loom over Microsoft?

By on February 4, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Does Ballmer’s shadow still loom over Microsoft?

It’s been a year since Satya Nadella took over but there’s some debate among Microsoft observers over just how much he’s left his stamp on the company. On the one hand, we have The Wall Street Journal’s Shira Ovide, who writes that Nadella has drastically changed Microsoft’s approach to dealing with Silicon Valley. On the other, we have Ars Technica’s Peter Bright, who argues that Microsoft remains Ballmer’s company despite giving Nadella credit for changing its overall image. More →

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Microsoft Super Bowl XLIX Commercial

Video: This is the most moving commercial from Super Bowl XLIX

By on February 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

Video: This is the most moving commercial from Super Bowl XLIX

When it’s not busy running Apple attack ads that generally miss the mark by a pretty wide margin, Microsoft has gotten exceptionally good at creating commercials that move us by showcasing the software giant’s softer side. After all, Microsoft is much more than Windows and Office. The company’s software and hardware enables solutions that push technology further than it has ever gone before. As a result, Microsoft often plays a huge role in enabling people to do things that would have been impossible just a few short years ago.

Microsoft surprised us all with the best commercial of the Super Bowl in 2014, and now the company is back with the most moving TV ad of Super Bowl XLIX. More →

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Windows 10 For Enterprise

Windows 10 won’t be as free as you might have hoped

By on February 2, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

Windows 10 won’t be as free as you might have hoped

Microsoft revealed during its January 21st Windows 10 event that customers currently running Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge once the operating system is released. But not all current Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 owners will be entitled to free upgrades, as it turns out, and Microsoft explained why in a recent blog post. More →

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Microsoft Vs. Google Android

Microsoft may have found the perfect way to cap Google at the knees

By on January 29, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

Microsoft may have found the perfect way to cap Google at the knees

Google’s Android platform has basically become to smartphones what Windows has long been for desktop computers and laptops — that is, it’s the dominant player in terms of raw market share. Microsoft is obviously not happy that it missed the boat on the smartphone revolution but it may have come up with an ingenious way to undermine Google’s control over Android. More →

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Xbox Games With Gold February 2015

Here are the free games you’ll get on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in February

By on January 28, 2015 at 3:55 PM.

Here are the free games you’ll get on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in February

Although there are a few highly anticipated games on the way over the next 30 days, it’s still winter, which means the game release schedule is about as slow as it’s going to be all year. That’s a tough pill to swallow for many of us, but Microsoft is making it a little easier with a fresh batch a free games in February. More →

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Skype Windows 10 Preview

See what Skype will look like on Windows 10

By on January 23, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

See what Skype will look like on Windows 10

This week has been packed with Windows 10 news already, but Microsoft isn’t done showing off its new operating system quite yet. On Thursday, the Skype team revealed what its chat service will look like on Windows 10 and discussed how the program will be improving as it makes its way to the next generation of Windows devices. More →

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Windows 10 Preview Download

Download the latest Windows 10 preview right now

By on January 23, 2015 at 1:29 PM.

Download the latest Windows 10 preview right now

Just two days after the latest Windows 10 event, Microsoft has made available the January build of its Windows 10 technical preview. If you liked what you saw on Wednesday, you’ll have the opportunity to test some of those features out, including Cortana on the desktop, an improved Start menu, the new Settings app and even the Xbox app. More →

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Office for Windows 10 for Phones and Tablets

Bloatware you will love: Free Office preinstalled on Windows 10 phones and small tablets

By on January 23, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Bloatware you will love: Free Office preinstalled on Windows 10 phones and small tablets

Microsoft on Thursday confirmed various details about its upcoming Office plans, revealing that Office 2016 will be released at some point in the second half of the year, and that Windows 10 mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets will get a special Office for Windows 10 version that’ll be similar to what’s currently available on iPad and Android tablets. Furthermore, Microsoft said that Office for Windows 10 will be preloaded for free on Windows Phones and Windows 10 tablets with screens smaller than eight inches. More →

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Windows Vista Vs. Windows 8

Which was the worst Windows version ever?

By on January 22, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Which was the worst Windows version ever?

Microsoft shared a lot more details on Windows 10 on Wednesday and it looks like it’s going to be a fantastic software platform that will make PC fans very happy. Not all Windows versions have been hits, however — the company seems to be stuck in a pattern in which every other version of Windows is beset with controversy of some kind or another. More →

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