Lenovo has been justifiably catching a lot of grief this week for preloading dangerous adware called Superfish onto its computers that hijacks HTTPS traffic to inject ads onto encrypted websites. While there are plenty of ways to remove this obnoxious adware yourself, Neowin reports that Microsoft may have just done the job for you. More →
Cloud this… cloud that… everything is cloud these days. While there is no question that “cloud” has become a painfully annoying buzzword, there is also no question that the rise of cloud storage services and cloud computing have been absolute game-changers. There are obvious (and quite serious) security concerns anytime any of your data is stored on remote servers belonging to a third party, but there are also huge benefits that are nearly impossible to give up once you’ve embraced the cloud.
If you have yet to take the plunge — or even if you have and you want more storage space — a great new offer will get you 100GB of cloud storage for a full year, and it’s absolutely free. More →
The new generation of consoles can stream high-definition gameplay straight to Twitch, download huge games while asleep, open up the possibility of gaming over the cloud… but one of them still can’t take screenshots. Ever since launch, Xbox One owners have had the ability to record gameplay footage on their consoles, but they haven’t been able to capture single frames.
That’s finally going to change next month. More →
There are plenty of great reasons to buy an Xbox One. I still stand by my assessment at the end of 2014 in which I decided that the Xbox One has evolved into a better console than the PlayStation 4 in many regards, but unsurprisingly, the market isn’t showing a very strong reaction to my articles. More →
Video games are expensive. Thankfully, Microsoft puts new games on sale every week through its Deals with Gold program, but this week, the Deals with Gold are just the tip of the iceberg. Beginning on Tuesday, Microsoft kicked off a promotion it’s calling the Ultimate Game Sale, featuring huge discounts on dozens of games for Xbox One and Xbox 360. More →
Microsoft’s herculean efforts over the holidays were enough to temporarily push the Xbox One to the top of the charts, but now that the dust has settled, the equilibrium seems to be shifting back in Sony’s direction. Following the release of The NPD Group’s latest report, SCEA informed the press that the PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in January. More →
Microsoft is smart enough to realize that Android has soundly beaten out Windows Phone in terms of smartphone market share. However, this doesn’t mean Microsoft is a powerless spectator the mobile world and the company has been absolutely brilliant recently in coming up with ways to loosen Google’s control on Android. More →
After teasing its release earlier on Thursday, Microsoft has made the Windows 10 technical preview for phones available to download for all Windows Insiders. If you’ve been itching to see how Microsoft has adapted its latest operating system to mobile platforms, you’re probably going to want to check this one out. More →
Over the past several years, perhaps even longer, it’s been far easier to poke and prod at Microsoft’s mistakes than it has been to celebrate its successes. Those successes have seemingly been few and far between, but were mostly just overshadowed by the catastrophe that was Windows 8.
But it’s a new year, Microsoft has a new CEO and the path forward has suddenly taken shape. More →
There are plenty of cloud offers out there worth checking out, considering that all the major players are using enticing offers to convince buyers to choose their servers for storing precious files. Now, two of the big names out there are currently willing to offer you some free cloud space amounting to a total of 102GB of storage, assuming you’re ready to act fast. More →
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 →
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 →