Posts Tagged ‘microsoft’
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 18, 2016 under Software & Gaming
Head of Xbox at Microsoft, Phil Spencer, is so confident in the company's new "Play Anywhere" initiative, that he thinks other big publishers will get on board with it in the future. Presumably he mea... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 10, 2016 under Apps
If like us, you usually only use Windows Paint when Photoshop isn't to hand, then you'll likely be impressed by the trailer for the newly updated version of Microsoft's photo editing application. Not ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 27, 2016 under Apps, Online
Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge is the next big update coming to Windows 10 and it's going to encapsulate the Edge browser inside a virtual machine, making it much harder for hac... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on September 22, 2016 under Tablet PC
It seems that Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is still proving to be an issue for the company and its customers alike as battery issues keep cropping up. Earlier this year, Microsoft patched a bug that caus... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 19, 2016 under Apps
VOIP firm and Microsoft subsidiary, Skype, is set to close its doors in the UK. Not the service itself of course, but the British office will soon be shuttered for good. This will put some 400 jobs at... more.
11 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on September 12, 2016 under Mobile
There has been talk of Microsoft dropping the Lumia range for some time now but it looks like the company might finally be ready to take the plunge, with reports indicating that Microsoft will "end sa... more.
9 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on September 9, 2016 under PC
We have been hearing whispers about Microsoft's plans to expand its Surface line beyond tablets and the Surfacebook for a few months already. However, it looks like things are finally starting to come... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 7, 2016 under Network
Microsoft has opened up its first UK based datacentres in London, Cardiff and Durham, prompting many companies and organisations to switch over from alternatives to the new facility. One big move of n... more.
22 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 1, 2016 under CPU, Operating Systems
Intel's upcoming refresh of its CPU line up, currently codenamed Kaby Lake, will only work with Windows 10 PCs and will not function on the likes of Windows 7 or 8.1. That means if you want to stick t... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on August 29, 2016 under General Tech
We have heard that Microsoft is working on new Surface devices for some time now and according to the current rumours, we will start to see new Surface tablets in early 2017, following the launch of I... more.
10 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on August 23, 2016 under Software & Gaming
Recently Microsoft decided to bring its Sci-Fi action game 'Quantum Break' to Steam. Previously this game was exclusive to the Windows 10 Store, so the move brought new hope that future exclusives may... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on August 16, 2016 under General Tech
Microsoft has been working on Augmented Reality technology for a while now but it looks like things are going to pick up again next year with the launch of the WIndows Holographic platform, which aims... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 15, 2016 under Virtual Reality
Microsoft's Hololens has been available to early adopters for a while now - with a hefty $3,000 price tag to boot. Now though it's set for commercial availability, with Microsoft shipping it out to bu... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on August 11, 2016 under General Tech
Live streaming is a huge part of gaming these days, which became even clearer when the Xbox One launched with Twitch streaming functionality built-in. However, it looks like Microsoft wants to get int... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 11, 2016 under Console
If you like the look of the new Xbox One S but don't think it's portable enough, there's one man who can solve that: Ed Zarick. Mere days after the official release of the console, he's managed to fit... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on August 3, 2016 under General Tech
Earlier this year, Microsoft officially began selling its first Hololens devkit, though there were some hoops to jump through before purchasing one. For a start, you had to be a developer and you had ... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 29, 2016 under General Tech
Ever since acquiring Nokia, Microsoft has been routinely cutting down on its workforce. First the company planned to cut 18,000 jobs by the end of March 2015, then shortly after that a further 7,800 j... more.
14 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 27, 2016 under Channel
Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney has been a vocal opponent of Windows 10 and its Windows Marketplace, which he sees as Microsoft's attempt to lock down the entire ecosystem. Although his comments are o... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 15, 2016 under General Tech
Microsoft and the US government have been butting heads in court over access to email data stored on servers in Ireland for a while now but this week, Microsoft had quite the victory, when a Federal A... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 29, 2016 under Operating Systems
Microsoft received a lot of flak when it made the Windows 10 upgrade 'recommended,' so something that would automatically install if you didn't opt-out. So much so that one woman sued and won. It see... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 25, 2016 under Operating Systems
Microsoft has revealed that it plans to stop manufacturing its current entry-level Surface device by the end of the year. The Surface 3 first launched in May of last year at a lower price point to try... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 15, 2016 under Console
It looks like years on from making the Kinect a mandatory piece of kit for its Xbox One console, Microsoft is ready to admit that it's a failure. The recently debuted Xbox One S, doesn't come with a p... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 14, 2016 under Channel
Microsoft has announced that it will be buying up business-focused social network Linkedin, for a whopping $26.2 (£18.5) billion. This will be Microsoft's biggest ever acquisition in the history of ... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 13, 2016 under Software & Gaming
Over the last year and a half, Microsoft has been talking a big game when it comes to supporting the PC platform but this year's E3 presentation really seemed to back that up. Not only was almost ever... more.
13 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 13, 2016 under Console
Seemingly confirming rumours of a new Xbox One with more power and a reduced footprint, promotional images showing off just that have appeared online days before Microsoft's briefing at E3. They show ... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 7, 2016 under Software & Gaming
It's been a long time since we all got our first real taste of a 3D world where stomping zombies in their thousands was possible, but Dead Rising has been selling well ever since. It may well be makin... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on May 25, 2016 under General Tech
It looks like Microsoft's Nokia acquisition didn't entirely go to plan. Windows Phone's market share is still in decline and since absorbing Nokia's former employees, Microsoft has had a fair few rou... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on May 18, 2016 under Mobile
Microsoft initially bought out Nokia's mobile phone division a couple of years back to bolster its own smartphone efforts. However, Windows Phone still hasn't seen a ton of growth and now the company ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on May 14, 2016 under Software & Gaming
Microsoft's Project Spark came around shortly after the release of the Xbox One. It was an ambitious concept in which players would have access to hundreds of assets and tools to form their own maps, ... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 11, 2016 under Development
When Microsoft announced earlier this year that it was closing longtime studio Lionhead, it was the end of an era. But it turns out that it didn't have to be. Many other companies wanted to buy up the... more.
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