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Microsoft apologizes for late Xbox developer payments

Last night it was discovered that some developers participating in the Xbox Live Indie Games program, weren’t being paid on time by Microsoft, for the second time. However, the company has come out to apologize and explain why payments didn’t go out as they should have. According to Microsoft, these …

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Huawei: ‘nobody made any money in Windows Phone’

Chinese mobile device manufacturer, Huawei, seems to have fallen out of love with Windows Phone. The company has revealed that it didn’t make any profit from its two previous Windows Phone handsets and then went on to boldly claim that “nobody made any money” selling devices running Microsoft’s mobile OS. …

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Say goodbye to Clip Art

If you’re one of our younger readers, then Clip Art might be something you heard your parents or older siblings discuss, along with other ancient technologies like game cartridges, Encarta CDs and VHS tapes. It was a time of minimalism and inadequate access to worldwide information. It was a time …

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Notebooks with touchscreens to disappear next year

Laptops with touchscreen displays have never really gained popularity because of various reasons. Recently it turned out that the majority of notebook makers and contract manufacturers have ceased to develop mobile PCs in clamshell form-factor with touchscreens and next year such computers will disappear from the market completely. In 2015, …

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Japanese Xbox boss quits following bad sales

The head of the Japanese division of Xbox has resigned following the console’s poor sales in the country. Microsoft was expecting a struggle in Japan but so far, Xbox One sales have been worse than last generation’s Xbox 360 sales, in-fact, last week only 776 consoles were sold in the …

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Google to kill NPAPI support in Chrome browser

Google is going ahead with its plans to end support for the NPAPI protocol in the Chrome browser which will in turn end support for the Microsoft Silverlight plugin. Business critical apps will have until the Autumn of next year to migrate. The Microsoft runtime depends on an ageing protocol …

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Microsoft denies that Xbox Live has been hacked

Rumors have been floating around recently suggesting that Microsoft, Sony and other large tech companies had been hacked after an only group claimed to have leaked the usernames and passwords of 1473 Windows Live accounts and 2131 PlayStation Network accounts. However, these rumors have turned out to be false. The …

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Xbox One adoption rises and UK sales hit 1 million units

Microsoft is off to a good start this holiday season, the company recently announced that it is steadily catching up to the PS4, having managed to sell 10 million units worldwide and adoption looks to be increasing here in the UK, with sales finally toppling 1 million units to customers. …

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Nokia announces N1 Android tablet

The future of Nokia has been uncertain for a while now but it looks like the company is still kicking around as it has just announced the N1 tablet, one of the first devices to use a reversible USB-Type C connector. Reversible USB cable specifications were first settled on back …

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AMD retracts DirectX 12 compatibility statement

Last week we reported on AMD’s Chief Gaming Scientist, Richard Huddy, saying that DirectX 12 would not be coming to Windows 7, despite Microsoft not yet announcing its OS compatibility plans for the new API. It turns out that Huddy “misspoke” at PDXLAN last week and AMD has retracted the statement. …

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Microsoft to launch Skype for browsers

Microsoft is expanding Skype by making it accessible via web browsers. The communication service is currently beta testing ‘Skype for web’, which comes in the form of a plugin. However, the plugin version won’t be required forever as Microsoft is hoping to launch a Web Real-Time Communication version as soon as …

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