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Steve Jobs Created The iPhone Because He Hated A Microsoft Employee: Here's The Story

The iPhone, Apple's flagship device, has long been attributed as a product of the genius of Steve Jobs. Apparently, though, it is also a product of his hate against a Microsoft employee.

Apple June 22, 2017

Here's Why Microsoft Is Confident Xbox One X Sales Won't Tank Even With A $500 Price Tag

The Xbox One X, retailing for $500, might be a tad bit too expensive for some. Yet Xbox Head Phil Spencer is confident it will sell, and he knows exactly who will buy it.

Video Games June 18, 2017

Microsoft's Modern Keyboard Has Something More Than Meets The Eye: A Hidden Fingerprint Sensor

Microsoft has quietly announced the Modern Keyboard, a Surface Keyboard successor that pretty much looks the same but with an integrated fingerprint scanner. It retails for $129.99, listed as 'coming soon.'

Computers June 17, 2017

Xbox One X Comes With $500 Price Tag And It's Not The Only Reason Why We're Not Buying It

The Xbox One X will launch on Nov. 7 with a $500 price tag. Here are the top reasons why we're not buying 'the world's most powerful console,' and it's more than just its price.

Video Games June 17, 2017

Getting A Surface Laptop? Make Sure It Doesn't Break As It's Almost Impossible To Repair

Microsoft's Surface Laptop might be a great device, but don't break it. iFixit gave the device a one out of 10 repairability score.

Computers June 16, 2017

Did The iPad Copy The Surface Pro? Microsoft Thinks It Did

The war between Apple and Microsoft appears to be heating up. Microsoft's Ryan Gavin said that Apple copied Microsoft when it released the iPad Pro.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 16, 2017

Microsoft Promises To Release Windows Server Updates Semiannually

Microsoft has announced that Windows Server updates will be more frequent than ever before. Much like its release cycle for Office and Windows 10 updates, Windows Server will also get two major updates per year moving forward.

Microsoft June 16, 2017

Surface Pro 2017 vs. iPad Pro 10.5: Here's Why We Might Choose Microsoft's Tablet Over Apple's

Apple and Microsoft have both launched powerful tablets ready to serve as laptop replacements, but the 2017 Surface Pro seems to have a leg up in the competition against the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. Here's the deal.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 16, 2017

Sony Explains Why It's Against Cross-Platform Play Between PlayStation 4 And Xbox One: Microsoft Fires Back

Sony has so far rejected Microsoft's invitation to open up cross-platform play between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The explanation for Sony's stance did not sit well with Microsoft, pushing Xbox chief Phil Spencer to fire back.

Video Games June 16, 2017

Surface Laptop, Surface Pro Start Rolling Out Beyond The US

Microsoft’s newest devices from the Surface line, the Surface Pro and the Surface Laptop, have just become available worldwide. The two devices evolve the company’s Surface range, further challenging the status quo of the laptop.

Microsoft June 16, 2017

Microsoft Will Not Make Money From Xbox One X Sales Despite $499 Price Tag

Xbox head Phil Spencer revealed that Microsoft will not be making money for each unit of the Xbox One X sold. This is despite the $499 price tag of the console, which some gamers say is too steep.

Video Games June 15, 2017

E3 2017: Some Of The Best Trailers From Nintendo, Sony, And Microsoft You Shouldn't Miss

Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft all had big news to share during E3 2017, and on top of that, they also had incredible trailers of upcoming games to show off.

Video Games June 14, 2017

Gamers Now Obsolete: Microsoft AI Achieves Perfect Score In 'Ms. Pac-Man'

An artificial intelligence system created by Microsoft achieved the perfect score in the 1980s arcade game 'Ms. Pac-Man.' The feat has not been achieved by human gamers, even after so many years of trying.

Microsoft June 14, 2017

Microsoft Xbox One X Price Confirmed: Does The Pricing Meet Customers' Expectation?

Microsoft finally unveiled its Project Scorpio or Xbox One X at the company's E3 press event. The console will be priced $499, but is the pricing on par with what the fans expected?

Video Games June 14, 2017

Microsoft Wants To Connect Xbox Live And PSN: Will Sony Say Yes For Cross-Platform Play?

Sony might be a tad bit unwilling to support Microsoft in its cross-play plans, as proven by PS4 being left out of Microsoft’s cross-play plans for 'Minecraft.' Microsoft, however, is still holding conversations with Sony at present.

Video Games June 13, 2017

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: Battle Of The 4K Consoles Switches To Full Gear

Now that the Xbox One X is official, gamers have now gotten the chance to see how Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro stacks up to Microsoft’s new beefy machine. Here’s how the two powerhouse consoles compare.

Video Games June 13, 2017

Minecraft On PlayStation 4 Won't Support Cross-Platform Play

While E3 is a week of big announcements and reveals, there is always some news that's going to disappoint fans. After announcing cross-play for 'Minecraft' at the Xbox Press Conference, it looks like PlayStation 4 won't support it.

Video Games June 12, 2017

Cortana Wants To Save You Money As You Shop

Online shopping can be a great way to save time and money, but Microsoft has unveiled a new feature that may make it even easier. Here's how Cortana aims to save shoppers money when they use the Edge browser.

Microsoft June 12, 2017

Xbox One X: Without Exclusives, Is Microsoft's New Console Really Worth $499?

The Xbox One X may be 'the most powerful console ever,' but that doesn't mean anything if it lacks exclusive content. Sadly, Microsoft has given us little reason to invest in the Xbox One X.

Video Games June 12, 2017

Xbox One Backward Compatibility To Soon Include Games From Original Xbox: This Is How You Do It, Sony

Xbox chief Phil Spencer revealed that the Xbox One backward compatibility program will soon support physical CDs for the original Xbox. This shows the popularity of the feature, which may never be added to the PlayStation 4.

Video Games June 12, 2017

8 TB Seagate Game Drive Hub Makes Sure You Don't Run Out Of Xbox One Storage Space

Seagate has just unveiled the 8 TB Game Drive Hub for Xbox to prevent gamers from running out of storage space quickly, including those with a subscription to Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass.

Video Games June 12, 2017

Microsoft Officially Unveils Xbox One X: The World's Most Powerful Console Arrives On Nov. 7 With $499 Price Tag

Microsoft has officially unveiled the Xbox One X, described as 'the world's most powerful console.' Formerly known as the Xbox Project Scorpio, the Xbox One X will launch on Nov. 7 with a price tag of $499.

Video Games June 12, 2017

Upcoming 'Minecraft' Update To Bring Huge Changes: Cross-Platform Play, 4K Graphics, And More

Microsoft has just announced the Better Together Update for 'Minecraft,' which introduces cross-play for different versions of the game. There’s also the Super-Duper Graphics Pack, which significantly improves the game’s graphical capabilities.

Video Games June 11, 2017

Xbox Scorpio Will Have 9 GB Of GDDR5 RAM For Games

Microsoft has freed up an extra gigabyte off Xbox Scorpio’s total system memory, allowing developers to have 9 GB of RAM to work with right off the bat. What’s more, the console can even increase its performance for certain games.

Video Games June 10, 2017

E3 2017: What To Expect From Nintendo, Sony, And Microsoft

It's that time of year again, E3 is almost here. What do Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft have in store for us this year?

Video Games June 9, 2017

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Build 16215, Rolls Out A Ton Of Updates And Improvements

Microsoft has rolled out Windows 10 build number 16251, containing a ton of new features, some of which focus on touch input. The hefty updates should arrive to Windows 10 users via the Fall Creators Update later this year.

Apps/Software June 9, 2017

Apple's iPad Pro vs Microsoft's Surface Pro: Which Device Can Replace Your Laptop?

The Apple iPad Pro and the Microsoft Surface Pro are pretty excellent tablets, boasting stellar displays, powerful processors, and more. Only one, however, makes a strong argument as a laptop replacement.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 9, 2017

Did Microsoft Reveal The Release Date Of Xbox One Scorpio Without Us Noticing?

Microsoft's recent trailer for the Scorpio gave us plenty to think about including a possible release date. Here's what one Twitter user found while examining frame by frame shots of the trailer.

Video Games June 8, 2017

Microsoft's New Surface Pen Up For Preorder In Only 1 Color Option

The new Microsoft Surface Pen went up for preorder for $99.99. However, only the platinum-colored variant of the product was available and the other three options were listed as coming soon.

Microsoft June 8, 2017

Microsoft Faces Another Antitrust Charge, This Time From Russian Cybersecurity Firm Kaspersky Lab

Over the last decade, it seems like every major tech company has faced antitrust charges for business practices in Europe. Microsoft just got hit with another, this time by Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab.

Microsoft June 7, 2017

Microsoft Trademarks 'S' Logo For Video Games And Consoles: Will It Be Used For The Xbox Project Scorpio?

Microsoft filed a trademark for an 'S' logo that is related to video game consoles, accessories, and computer game software. The logo is likely related to the Xbox Project Scorpio, which will be fully unveiled at the upcoming E3 2017.

Video Games June 6, 2017

Windows 10 Update Leak Reveals Microsoft's Plan For Powerhouse PCs

Last week, Microsoft accidentally released an internal build of Windows 10 Pro and revealed an updated version of the OS for high-end PCs. A few intrepid Twitter users have managed to uncover a few fresh details about the newest iteration of Windows 10.

Microsoft June 5, 2017

Microsoft Accidentally Releases Windows Update That Bricks Devices: Is There A Fix?

A recently released build from the Windows Insider program has caused issues for users of the PC and Mobile versions of Windows 10. Here's the problem and how to fix it.

Microsoft June 3, 2017

Microsoft Skype App Gets Major Redesign, Looking More Like Snapchat: What's New? [Video]

Microsoft has rebuilt Skype from the ground up and the new version now looks more like Snapchat, with a number of tricks up its sleeve. Here's what's new.

Apps/Software June 2, 2017

Microsoft, Seagate Ensure You Don't Run Out Of Xbox Game Pass Storage Space With 4 TB Game Drive

Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass subscription service has just launched, potentially another strain on gamers’s external drives. For those looking for a storage solution to gear up for the service, you might want to turn to Seagate’s new drives.

Video Games June 2, 2017

Skype Is Being Redesigned To Be Microsoft's Snapchat

While Skype has established itself as one of the top video calling services available, there is much more to it than that. With the latest update, it looks like Microsoft wants it to be a competitor to Snapchat.

Apps/Software June 1, 2017

Asus, Lenovo, And HP Join Qualcomm And Microsoft For ARM-Powered Windows 10 PCs With Snapdragon 835

Microsoft took to Computex 2017 to announce its partners for ARM-powered Windows 10 PCs with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 under the hood. HP, Asus, and Lenovo are all on board, committing to offer Always Connected PCs with LTE.

Computers May 31, 2017

Surface Pro 4 Firmware Update Improves Battery Life, Optimizes Touch Functionality, And More

Microsoft rolled out a system update for its Surface Pro 4 laptop-tablet hybrid. The update not only improves the device’s stability and touch functionality, but also enhances the Surface Pro 4’s battery life when it is in Sleep Mode.

Microsoft May 28, 2017

4 Characters In A Website's Code Can Crash Windows 7 And Windows 8 Computers: Is There A Fix?

A new bug found on Windows 7 and Windows 8 causes computers running on the operating systems to crash. The glitch is triggered by four characters that can cause the dreaded blue screen of death.

Microsoft May 27, 2017

Microsoft's Subscription Service Xbox Game Pass Launches June 1

After several years of testing, Microsoft is set to launch its Netflix-style game subscription service for Xbox One this June. Here's what you need to know about the games you can play, free trial programs, and other details about Xbox Game Pass.

Video Games May 24, 2017

Microsoft's New Surface Pro vs. Surface Pro 4: Specs And Features Compared

Microsoft is launching a new Surface Pro successor, with almost the same set of features as its predecessor except for the improved processors and graphics. Here’s how the new Surface Pro and Surface Pro 4 compare.

Computers May 24, 2017

Microsoft Unveils New Surface Pro With Major Improvements To Challenge Apple: Specs, Pricing And Availability [Video]

Microsoft officially unveiled its latest Surface Pro, boasting major improvements on all fronts. The new Surface Pro boasts Kaby Lake processing power, 50 percent longer battery life than its predecessor and more exciting specs, ready to take on Apple.

Computers May 23, 2017

Project Scorpio, Xbox One Games FPS Parity Is Up To The Developers, Microsoft Confirms

Xbox lead Mike Ybarra has confirmed that FPS parity between Project Scorpio and Xbox One games in multiplayer is in the developers' hands, and Microsoft isn't setting any sort of requirement.

Video Games May 22, 2017

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Successor's Press Renders Leak, But It's Not Surface Pro 5

A series of renders of the upcoming Surface Pro, which is a rehashed version of the Surface Pro 4, leaked online. The device is anticipated to feature the same design as its predecessor, but is expected to have upgraded specs.

Microsoft May 20, 2017

Ransomware WannaCry Infected Almost Only Windows 7 PCs

Recently released data now shows that nearly all systems affected by ransomware WannaCry are running Windows 7. Affected devices running Windows XP, meanwhile, make up an insignificant portion of all recorded attacks.

Security May 19, 2017

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