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Next-Gen Xbox, Aka Anaconda, Will Be 'More Advanced' Than The PlayStation 5: Insiders

Insiders claim that the next-gen Xbox is going to be 'more advanced' than the PlayStation 5. If true, then the Xbox could retain its title as 'the world's most powerful console.'

Video Games April 20, 2019

Hackers Can Use Microsoft Customer Support To Read Private E-Mails

Microsoft confirmed that hackers targeted a limited number of e-mail accounts on Hotmail, MSN, and Outlook. It assured its users that it takes data protection very seriously, and it is currently investigating the issue.

Microsoft April 17, 2019

Gears 5 Gearing Up For Multiplayer Unveiling This June

Microsoft confirmed the multiplayer mode reveal of 'Gears 5' is happening in June during new eSports TV show. The upcoming third-person video game is anticipated to be one of Microsoft’s biggest game launches for 2019.

Video Games April 17, 2019

Microsoft Reportedly Developing AirPods Rival: Wireless Surface Buds Coming Soon?

Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s AirPods might come out by the end of the year. Its design, features, and price are largely nebulous at the moment, though.

Microsoft April 16, 2019

Free-To-Play 'Forza Street' Now Available On PC, With Android And iOS Versions Coming Later

'Forza Street' is the new free-to-play racing title for Windows 10. It's set to launch on Android and iOS too, making it the first in the series to go beyond the PC and Xbox platforms.

Video Games April 16, 2019

Microsoft Takes A Jab At Google Stadia: ‘They Don’t Have The Content’

Microsoft is now throwing shade at Google Stadia, a sign that the cloud gaming wars have officially begun. Xbox exec Mike Nichols says the game streaming service has one major problem — lack of content.

Video Games April 12, 2019

Microsoft Releases First Preview Of Its Chromium-based Microsoft Browser

Early impressions say Chromium-based Edge performs better than Google Chrome on Windows 10. In the future, Microsoft might add Fluent Design tweaks and existing Edge features such as inking and setting aside tabs.

Apps/Software April 9, 2019

Microsoft Ditches ‘Safely Remove USB’ Requirement — Just Pull It Out

No need to Safely Remove USB from Windows 10 devices anymore. Microsoft has defaulted to Quick Removal instead of Better Performance for all external devices.

Microsoft April 8, 2019

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Combines Xbox Live And Game Pass For The Disc-Less Xbox One S

A report says that Microsoft is going to unveil a new subscription called Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The new offering is said to combine Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass for the disc-less Xbox One S All-Digital edition.

Video Games April 6, 2019

Microsoft Windows 10 May 2019 Update Gives Users More Control Over Updates

Microsoft is about to roll out its May 2019 update for Windows 10. It will allow users to decide whether to install future updates as soon as they become available or to stave it off in the meantime.

Apps/Software April 5, 2019

Microsoft’s Chromium Browser Might Support 4K Netflix Streaming

Right now, only Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 supports true 4K streaming on Netflix. But that could change soon with Microsoft’s Chromium-based browser, which will launch in beta soon.

Apps/Software April 3, 2019

Microsoft Is Pulling E-Books From Its Store And Remove Access To Purchased Items In July

Microsoft is backing out of the e-book business to 'streamline' the focus of its Store. It's offering full refunds to customers and plans to remove access to all purchased digital books in July.

Microsoft April 2, 2019

Microsoft's Surface Book 2 Gets Refreshed With 8th-Gen Core i5 Processor

Microsoft added a new configuration for the 13.5-inch Surface Book 2. At that, the device is now available with a quad-core eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor.

Microsoft April 1, 2019

Minecraft Update Removes Mention Of Game Creator Markus 'Notch' Persson In Splash Screen

The latest update for 'Minecraft' has dropped almost all references to its original creator Notch. Some speculate that this is a way to distance the game from the highly controversial game designer.

Video Games March 29, 2019

Microsoft Won’t Have Any April Fools’ Prank This Year, And No, This Is Not A Joke

April Fools’ is just days away, and some may now be preparing for the wittiest gags. However, Microsoft decided to skip doing pranks, saying there are 'more to lose than gain' in trying to be funny for just a day.

Microsoft March 28, 2019

Microsoft's New Chromium-Based Edge Browser Leaked Online

Microsoft's newest version of Edge has been leaked online, allowing users to try the Chromium-based browser. While it functions like Chrome, the company made features parallel to other Windows 10 applications.

Microsoft March 25, 2019

Microsoft Explains How Its xCloud Streaming Service Will Bring Xbox Games To Phones

Microsoft will employ xCloud-specific tools to make sure streaming Xbox games on a phone wouldn’t be a terrible experience. It’s leveraging the Touch Adaption Kit and cloud aware APIs as part of those efforts.

Video Games March 23, 2019

Microsoft Is Giving macOS The Windows Defender Treatment

Microsoft makes Windows Defender cross-platform by bringing the client to macOS. Users will have access to much of the same antivirus options, including scanning, taking action on threats, and more.

Security March 22, 2019

Windows Virtual Desktop Now On Public Preview

Microsoft's new Windows Virtual Desktop is now available for public preview. The program allows users to easily launch their Windows desktops and apps using Azure while also enjoying its built-in security.

Apps/Software March 22, 2019

Cuphead And Xbox Live Coming To Nintendo Switch, Plus A Ton Of New Indies

Yup, 'Cuphead' is coming to Nintendo Switch, which means it won’t be a Microsoft exclusive anymore. Enjoy the critically acclaimed hand-drawn title on April 18.

Video Games March 21, 2019

Microsoft Is Ending Windows 7 Support On Jan. 14, 2020

It's official: Windows 7 support is going to end on Jan. 14, 2020. Now Microsoft is urging users to upgrade to Windows 10, as it's about to stop providing security updates and technical assistance.

Microsoft March 21, 2019

Heads Up, PC Players: Microsoft Will Let You Play ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ Early

PC gamers will get to play 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' ahead of release as part of Microsoft’s 'Halo' Insider Program. Things will kick off with 'Halo: Reach' first, followed by the other titles later on.

Video Games March 19, 2019

Xbox Live Coming To iOS And Android, Nintendo Switch Likely To Follow

Prepare to see Xbox Live arrive on more platforms. Microsoft just announced a new SDK for iOS and Android developers, and soon the Nintendo Switch could be included, as well.

Video Games March 15, 2019

You Can Now Stream PC Games On Your Xbox One And Play Them With A Controller, Too: Here’s How

Microsoft’s newly updated Wireless Display now enables players to cast their games on PC to their Xbox One. No Netflix or Amazon video yet, though.

Video Games March 14, 2019

Latest Windows 10 Update Causes Lag In Games, Microsoft Advises Update Uninstall As Quick Fix

Microsoft recently announced that its latest Windows 10 update causes graphics and mouse performance issues in certain games. The company recommended users who are experiencing these issues to uninstall the update until it releases an official fix.

Microsoft March 12, 2019

Skype For Web Is Now Just As Good As The App, But There’s A Huge Catch

Skype for Web now has all the major features of its desktop counterpart, including HD video calling and call recording. It’s unclear whether other experimental features, such as automatic background blurring, will also arrive soon.

Apps/Software March 9, 2019

All-Digital Xbox One Without A Blu-Ray Drive Reportedly Launching This May

Microsoft is poised to launch an all-digital Xbox One as early as May, ditching the optical drive in favor of digital downloads. A 'Fortnite'-themed console is in the works, too.

Video Games March 6, 2019

Rumor: Microsoft Developing Windows Lite For Dual-Screen And Low-Powered Devices

Windows Lite is reportedly Microsoft’s take on Chrome OS, which would power dual-screen devices and low-tier machines. There’s no telling when Microsoft could release it, however.

Microsoft March 5, 2019

Microsoft Workers Demand Tech Giant End US Army Contract To Use HoloLens AR Technology In Warfare

In a letter, Microsoft employees asked the company to terminate a deal to provide HoloLens augmented reality technology to the US army. They said that under the contract, the technology will help soldiers kill.

Defense February 23, 2019

Microsoft Posts Teaser Video Ahead Of MWC, Likely Hints At The Next HoloLens

HoloLens creator Alex Kipman posted a cryptic video that could be hinting at the next HoloLens. Rumors say that the device’s next generation will be unveiled during the MWC 2019 in late February.

Microsoft February 12, 2019

Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference Schedule Confirmed: Event Begins May 6

The Build developer conference will take place on May 6 to 8. Just like the previous years, the event is happening alongside Google’s I/O, also scheduled in the same week.

Microsoft February 7, 2019

Skype Introduces Automatic Background Blur So Colleagues Won’t See Your Embarrassing Bedroom

AI-powered background blur available on Skype video calls, a direct port of the same feature on Microsoft Teams. Don’t use it will-nilly, though, since it’s still experimental.

Apps/Software February 7, 2019

Here's How To Play 'Sea Of Thieves' For Free This Week Via Its 'Friends Play Free' Promo

'Sea of Thieves' is free to play this week, thanks to its 'Friends Play Free' promo. As the name implies, those who own the game can invite up to three friends to play with them at no cost at all.

Video Games February 5, 2019

Xbox Live Cross-Platform Coming To Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch

Microsoft is scheduled to hold a session at the upcoming Game Developers Conference, during which it plans to unveil a new SDK. Speculation says that this means cross-platform support is coming to Xbox Live.

Video Games February 4, 2019

Desktop Apps In Windows Mixed Reality Now Possible Via Preview Build 18329

The recently announced Windows 10 Insider Preiew Build 18329 is coming with a feature that lets users run Win32 desktop apps in Windows Mixed Reality. There's also a new Top apps section in Search and dark mode for Mail and Calendar.

Microsoft February 1, 2019

Microsoft’s Upcoming E3 Will Be Its Biggest Yet, Says Xbox Chief

Microsoft has big plans for this year’s E3. With Sony and Nintendo out of the way, it stands a chance to make a really big splash by announcing major titles and perhaps even successors to the Xbox One.

Microsoft January 28, 2019

Here’s How Microsoft Plans To Keep Windows 10 Always Updated, And You Won’t Like It

Reserved Storage is an upcoming Windows 10 feature that reserves 7 GB of storage to ensure the operating system is always up to date. But is it really necessary?

Microsoft January 28, 2019

Windows 7's Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center To Lose A Feature

Windows Media Player in Windows 7 is going to lose a feature. The same also goes with Windows Media Center across Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.

Computers January 27, 2019

Microsoft Office Finally Comes To Mac App Store

As Microsoft promised, Office 365 subscriptions are now available on the Mac App Store. The package was previously available to download from Microsoft’s website, but now the process is integrated into one seamless experience.

Microsoft January 25, 2019

Microsoft Bing Allegedly The Latest Victim In The ‘Great Firewall’ Of China

Bing is the latest serviced based in America to get banned in China. Microsoft has so far been playing nice with the country’s internet policies, but something apparently had to give.

Microsoft January 24, 2019

Microsoft's Edge Mobile Browser Gets Built-In Tool That Fights Against Fake News

The new feature on Microsoft's mobile version of Edge now has a built-in fake news filter. Called NewsGuard, it warns users whether a news website it trustworthy or not.

Microsoft January 23, 2019

The End Of Windows 10 Mobile: Microsoft Tells Users To Switch To iOS Or Android

Microsoft is pulling the plug on Windows 10 Mobile, and now it tells users to turn to iOS and Android instead. The company will no longer support the mobile OS come Dec. 10.

Microsoft January 22, 2019

Windows 10 Preview Build 18317 Is Splitting Up Cortana And Search

Cortana is getting separated from search in Windows 10 preview build 18317. Microsoft explains that this change is being implemented so that each can be innovated independently.

Microsoft January 16, 2019

Microsoft Wants To Get Rid Of Passwords In The Next Version Of Windows 10

No need to login to Windows 10 using a password anymore. Microsoft now lets users in the Fast Ring of its Insider Program receive unique login codes via SMS, and soon everyone will be able to use it, too.

Microsoft January 4, 2019

Windows 10 Finally Beats Windows 7 As The World’s Most Popular OS

Windows 10 is now more popular than Windows 7 in terms of market share. The milestone comes three years after Microsoft first released the operating system.

Microsoft January 3, 2019

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