The first major Windows 10 event of 2015 has finally arrived. In just a few short minutes, you’ll be able to watch Terry Myerson, Joe Belfiore, Phil Spencer and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discuss the future of the Windows operating system and how it will affect everything in the company’s arsenal going forward. More →
Windows Phone is a great mobile platform that suffers from a crippling lack of popular mobile apps. Nothing Microsoft has done so far as generated significant developer interest in the platform. What’s more, popular apps that are released to the platform aren’t updated and supported with the same regularity as those apps’ Android and iOS counterparts. However, The Information has come out with a new report that gives us new details on Microsoft’s last-ditch effort to make its mobile platform relevant. More →
Microsoft is still riding high after a second consecutive NPD victory in December, but Xbox head Phil Spencer is already looking ahead to the next big thing. In this case, that big thing is the company’s Windows 10 event on January 21st, where Spencer and his team plan to discuss Microsoft’s plans for making the new operating system a platform for gamers. More →
Sony might still be in the lead when it comes to total console sales this generation, but the Xbox One has now officially taken the top spot on the NPD Group’s U.S. sales estimates for two consecutive months to round out 2014. After temporarily cutting the price of the Xbox One to $349 (which is now a permanent cut) and launching several bundles with the year’s biggest games, Microsoft finally found a way to catch up with its rival.
So how have the two companies reacted to the news? More →
Market research firm NPD Group on Thursday night released its sales estimates for the video game industry in December. The firm’s figures are widely viewed as the most important estimates in the industry, and for December they revealed a huge victory for Microsoft as Xbox One sales topped PlayStation 4 sales in the holiday month.
A big reason for that win was obviously Microsoft’s move to slash the price of its Xbox One bundles to $349, and now the company has already brought back its promotional pricing once again for a limited time. More →
Despite clawing its way back into the conversation at the end of the year, the Xbox One still hasn’t caught up with the PlayStation 4. The best-selling console of the generation is holding fast to its lead, but Sony knows that it wouldn’t take much to rock the boat.
And rocking the boat is exactly what Microsoft plans to do.
Fans of racing games, rejoice! On Monday, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios announced that Forza Motorsport 6 is officially in development and will be arriving exclusively on Xbox One.
Windows fans interested in experiencing Microsoft’s Windows 10 way ahead of its official release have been able to do so quite a while now, via the company’s official preview program. In addition to desktops, however, Windows 10 is also coming to mobile devices including tablets and smartphones, and a Windows Phone 10 preview version should be available by the end of the month, according to The Verge. More →
Microsoft’s might not be present at CES anymore, but the company certainly made headlines this week during the Las Vegas-based event thanks to the Spartan leaks that popped online. According to many reports, Spartan is the internal codename of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 Internet browser, which is supposed to offer a different experience than Internet Explorer and other browsers. More →
Microsoft on January 21st will make several announcements related to Windows 10, although it’s not clear whether project Spartan will be one of them. Various reports have revealed so far that Microsoft is creating a special new browser for its upcoming desktop operating system meant to make Internet Explorer forgotten. Dubbed Spartan internally, the project we posted screenshots of yesterday, has further been detailed by Neowin, with the publication providing additional information about how the browser is supposed to look and feel. More →
Last November, Microsoft announced that it would be inviting some Android tablet users to test Microsoft Office for the very first time. Two months later, the preview is receiving its largest expansion yet as Microsoft makes the preview apps available to anyone with an eligible device without having to request access or being put on a waitlist. More →