Windows 8.1 operating system update. The update, which is free to use for existing Windows 8 users, brings back the old Start button in a new form and features...Read more
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Microsoft today announced that its next-generation game console, the Xbox One, will go on sale sometime this November for $499. Each unit will include a Kinect sensor, as well as one wireless controller. The console will launch in 21 countries at the beginning.Read more
Microsoft yesterday launched a newб═advertisementб═campaign that pokes fun at Apple's iPad versus Windows 8-based tablets. The first ad focuses on pointing out several "flaws" of the iPad, using Siri's well-known voice. The second ad pokes fun at the size and weight of the iPad compared to Windows tablets.
Microsoft yesterday updated its YouTube app for Windows Phone devices, partially resolving a dispute with Google. Google issued a cease and desist letter to Microsoft last week, requiring Microsoft to remove the YouTube app from the Windows Phone Store since it didn't comply with YouTube guidelines. Google noted two main issues with...Read more
Alongside the introduction of the next-generation Xbox console, the Xbox One, Microsoft also announced the next-generation Kinect add-on for the console. The new Kinect features improved tracking for up to six people at one time, as well as smoother performance and better recognition of voice commands with an improved microphone. The new Kinect features voice...Read more
A leaked internal video obtained byб═iCosmoGeek, apparently created by Microsoft, parodies one of Google's new TVб═advertisementsб═for its Chrome web browser. Google's ad focuses on how Chrome remembers information across both mobile and desktop computers, while Microsoft's parodies follows a similar theme and claims that Chrome tracks users to display more relevant ads and make...Read more
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- Pin videos, playlists, channels, and even search queries to Start as Live Tiles for fast access. The tile...
Microsoft today announced the "Facebook for Windows Phone Beta app program," which is designed to allow the company to test new features and UI changes to the Facebook app before releasing it to the general public. Microsoft develops the Facebook app for Windows Phone independently.