Microsoft’s upcoming successor to the Xbox One X now has a rumored codename: Anaconda. No word on release date and pricing yet, of course, but it’s posited to be more powerful than Microsoft’s latest console.
Microsoft Edge might soon be going away. The company is apparently developing a new web browser based on Chromium, and it might arrive as soon as the Windows 10 19H1 development cycle.
Microsoft December 4, 2018
Watch out, Google. Microsoft is apparently building its Chromebook killer called Lite, which is expected to be a lightweight, always-connected, and instant-on version of Windows.
Microsoft December 4, 2018
Microsoft announced on Sunday that it is offering its Xbox One S and Xbox One X console bundles at $50 off the normal pricing. It also offered discounts for its wireless controllers and Xbox Game Pass subscription.
Microsoft December 3, 2018
Windows 10 may soon notify users which apps are snooping on them. The latest build of the operating system now includes a feature specifying apps that are accessing and using the microphone.
Microsoft December 1, 2018
Keyboard and mouse support finally arrives on Xbox One, as promised. Check out all the games that plan on supporting the new feature later this month and beyond.
Video Games November 14, 2018
For Black Friday, Microsoft is offering the Xbox One X at the cheapest price it’s ever been, plus big discounts on various games, including 'Forza Horizon 4,' 'Sea of Thieves,' and a lot more.
Video Games November 11, 2018
'PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds' is free for a limited time. Microsoft is offering free access to 'PUBG' online this coming weekend, perhaps to mark the end of the game’s console exclusivity.
Video Games November 7, 2018
The new Surface Pro 6 has been unveiled, and it's coming in with quad-core chips and a new matte black color option. Its new redesigned interior can even support up to 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD.
Microsoft October 2, 2018
Microsoft is anticipated to launch an updated version of its Surface line. The Surface Pro convertible tablet and the Surface Laptops will both be equipped with latest Intel processors.
Microsoft September 11, 2018
Microsoft introduced the Xbox Skill, which will allow Xbox One owners to control their console through voice commands on Alexa and Cortana devices. The feature is now being rolled out to Xbox Insider members for testing purposes.
Video Games September 7, 2018
The 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' full release for the Xbox One has arrived, bringing with it several important additions such as the Sanhok map. In celebration, Microsoft unveiled the limited edition Greaseproof 1.0 controller for the console.
Video Games September 7, 2018
Microsoft announced on Friday that it will discontinue its 'Surface Plus Program'. The Surface Plus Program was released last year in the hopes of providing customers and businesses with a cost-effective Surface device.
Microsoft September 3, 2018
Microsoft revealed the free Xbox Games with Gold line-up for September 2018. Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be able to download 'Prison Architect' for the Xbox One and 'LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars' for the Xbox 360.
Video Games August 29, 2018
Microsoft confirmed a new monthly financing program for Xbox One users dubbed as the 'Xbox All Access' on Monday. The Xbox All Access is sweetened with an Xbox One console, Xbox Game Pass, and an Xbox Live Gold subscription.
Microsoft August 27, 2018
The Microsoft Surface Go was supposed to come with an ARM processor, according to a new report by Paul Thurrott. However, Intel stepped in and convinced Microsoft to think twice.
Microsoft August 24, 2018
Computer users looking for a shot of nostalgia may want to download the Windows 95 app created by Slack developer Felix Rieseberg. The Electron-based app, now available on GitHub, offers working versions of Notepad, Wordpad, MS Paint, Solitaire, and Minesweeper.
Microsoft August 24, 2018
Microsoft might unveil a new subscription service called Xbox All Access later this month. It’ll include an Xbox One console, Xbox Live, and Xbox Game Pass.
Video Games August 23, 2018
Microsoft is preparing for the death of its Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 storefronts. The company has now revealed important deadlines for developers, the earliest of which comes this October when both stores stop accepting new apps.
Microsoft August 21, 2018
Skype gets a new feature called SMS Connect, which lets users send and text SMS using their desktop. It’s not fully functional yet, reports say, and Microsoft isn’t planning an iOS rollout, apparently.
Apps/Software August 20, 2018
It took a year, but Amazon and Microsoft have finally rolled out a preview of the partnership between their digital assistants. Users will now be able to access Alexa in Windows 10 devices and Cortana in Echo smart speakers.
Apps/Software August 16, 2018
Microsoft said in July that it will end support for the desktop version of Skype 7.0, also known as classic Skype, by Sept. 1. The plan to push users into Skype 8.0, however, is being placed on hold.
Microsoft August 8, 2018
Windows users thinking of switching to macOS will be able to transfer all their files more easily, including data from third-party apps. macOS Mojave will reportedly include an improved Migration Utility tool that’ll offer a no-frills solution for Mac switchers.
Apple August 7, 2018
No, Microsoft isn’t going to start charging you monthly for using Windows 10 as part of a new gimmick called 'Microsoft Managed Desktop.' Yes, tech publications should really be more careful about interpreting stories.
Microsoft August 6, 2018
Microsoft’s new Your Phone app, part of the upcoming Redstone 5 update for Windows 10, is now available for Android users. With it, users will be able to drag and drop files from their phone to their PC.
Microsoft August 1, 2018
LinkedIn has officially enabled voice messaging on its app. Co-workers can now send each other minute-long voice clips — but the question is, would they even want to?
Apps/Software July 28, 2018
For August 2018, the free Xbox Games with Gold for the Xbox One are 'For Honor' and 'Forza Horizon 2.' For the Xbox 360, they are 'Dead Space 3' and 'Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.'
Video Games July 27, 2018
Microsoft designed the Xbox Adaptive Controller, which was announced at E3 2018, for gamers with disabilities. The groundbreaking device will come with special packaging that will also be accessible for disabled gamers.
Video Games July 26, 2018
Microsoft is reportedly working on two versions of the next-generation Xbox console, codenamed Xbox Scarlett. The first version is the traditional hardware, while the second version is a cloud-only model focused on the upcoming Xbox video game streaming service.
Video Games July 24, 2018
The Xbox Ultimate Game Sale has returned, giving players a chance to buy discounted Xbox One games. Some of the best deals in the annual sale include 'Assassin's Creed: Origins,' 'Far Cry 5,' 'Fortnite,' PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' and 'Sea of Thieves.'
Video Games July 20, 2018
Microsoft's Larry Hryb said that new Xbox One bundles and accessories will be unveiled at Gamescom 2018. An earlier version of his blog post, however, raised speculations that the Xbox Two is on its way.
Video Games July 19, 2018
A consortium made up of virtual reality rivals such as Oculus, Valve, Microsoft, AMD, and Nvidia worked together to create the VirtualLink specification. The technology will look to solve the tangled wires problem of VR headsets.
Gadgets July 19, 2018
Microsoft Teams has so far been available only for paid Office 365 subscribers, but a free version is now available at last. Here's what it has to offer and how it will compete against Slack in the workplace communication sector.
Microsoft July 14, 2018
Microsoft just unveiled the Surface Go, its $399 iPad killer. Aesthetics-wise, it’s hard to tell apart from its Surface siblings, but it’s got a smaller chip, a somewhat less powerful processor, but can still run Windows 10 Pro.
Microsoft July 10, 2018
A new leak provided more details about the successor to the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller. The device is said to be an 'evolution' instead of a 'revolution,' with a three-stage hair trigger lock, tension for joysticks, and built-in battery.control
Video Games July 9, 2018
A Movies & TV app might be on the way for iOS and Android users, sources say. In addition, Microsoft might also be joining the Movies Anywhere program to make it easier for users to access their content on any platform.
Microsoft July 6, 2018
FastStart is part of Microsoft’s July update for Xbox One consoles, rolling out now. The feature downloads the most important files of a game so players can start them up even before they’re finished downloading.
Video Games July 6, 2018
In its latest preview build, Skype finally gets read receipts, which oddly has been absent on the popular messaging platform until now. No more ignoring other people’s messages then!
Apps/Software July 6, 2018
Microsoft will allegedly use Intel Pentium processors for the rumored budget-friendly Surface tablets it’s going to unveil soon. The device is set to compete directly with Apple’s low-cost iPad in the education market.
Microsoft July 5, 2018
New details about Microsoft’s new Surface tablet have now come out via a leaked internal document. It’ll apparently have a foldable display and will fit in your pocket.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 30, 2018
Google revealed that it also wanted to acquire GitHub, but Microsoft ultimately won the bid. Even though there are concerns about its future projects on the platform, the company claims it is fine with the turnout.
Business Tech June 29, 2018
Microsoft upgraded its facial recognition platform to improve its accuracy when it comes to darker skin colors. The development team confirmed that it now uses larger and diverse samples to reduce misidentification.
June 28, 2018
Ad blocking is finally coming to Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS. At the moment, Microsoft is testing the new feature with beta users, but a full, stable rollout is expected soon.
Apps/Software June 26, 2018
Plans have leaked regarding a potential collaboration between Microsoft and game manufacturer Razer Inc. The two companies are working on building a keyboard and mouse for Xbox One users.
Microsoft June 25, 2018
Microsoft's answer to Google Lens is Bing visual search, and it allows users to snap a photo of something and look for it online. Here's how it works and what you can do with it.
Microsoft June 24, 2018