Category: Microsoft

Windows 10 update aimed at enticing subscription services

A Windows 10 update revealed this week included a major change to the search system, creating what appears to be a robust system that’ll compete with MacOS’ Spotlight feature. This update will come in Windows 10 update 2004, a system that’ll be delivered to the average user in the very near future. This version 2004 will improve the full File Explorer system – the most basic bit of the entire OS,…

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First-ever Minecraft Festival announced, revives Minecon

You know a franchise has become big when it has its own convention with dozens if not hundreds of attendees. Minecon, or MINECON as fans would shout from the top of their lungs, has been going on eight years. 2017 saw it move from a real-world gathering to what some might view as a less exciting live stream. This year, however, Mojang, which happens to be owned by Microsoft these days, is…

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Microsoft is the latest company to drop from GDC amid coronavirus outbreak

The hits just keep on coming for GDC 2020. Earlier today, Unity Technologies announced that it would be skipping the show, which is scheduled to happen from March 16th to the 20th. Just a short time after Unity made its announcement, Microsoft has confirmed that it, too, will be dropping out of the show.

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Xbox Series X will be able to resume games after reboots

Earlier this week, Microsoft revealed a lot of new details about the Xbox Series X. The blog post Microsoft published discussed a lot of things, from details about the console’s CPU and GPU to new information about the SSD and its capabilities. In a follow-up to that post, Xbox’s Larry Hyrb has published a new episode of his Major Nelson Podcast in which he interviews Xbox director of product…

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Windows 10 Start Menu to ditch Live Tiles, look more like Windows 10X

When Microsoft launched Windows 8, desktop users were taken aback by the strange new Start Screen (it wasn’t even just a menu back then). Not only were their programs presented in a grid with large colored boxes, some of those boxes would regularly flip to show some information gathered from the app or from an online source. These Live Tiles may have been a hit on the Windows Phone but they have…

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Surface Duo phone “peek” feature leaked, prodding all other foldables

If there were a way to make Microsoft’s efforts with software for the Surface Duo work on a device like the LG V60 ThinQ, it’d be great. The latest leak of the Microsoft Surface Duo shows a device that’s on the cutting edge of feature functionality. It’ll be like a book, opening with a pair of displays that run software that’ll function sort of like a tablet, sort of like a phone, sort of like a…

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OneDrive on Android gets a dark mode and On This Day memories feature

Microsoft has recently been pushing forward its Fluent Design aesthetic to more places where it has a presence. It isn’t only on PCs or even the Web as the recent all-in-one Microsoft Office app proved. While that new Android app does let you access some of your files stored on OneDrive, you might eventually want to have access to the whole shebang. Fortunately, Microsoft is now giving its…

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Xbox One February 2020 update rolls out a new home screen

If you’ve ever felt like the Xbox One home screen looks a little too busy, then you’ll probably be very pleased with the console’s February 2020 update that’s shipping out today. Among other things, the update delivers a new streamlined home screen that cleans things up significantly. These features have been in testing since last year, so if you’re an Xbox Insider, you’ve probably already seen…

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Xbox One is getting a simple but useful feature that’s long overdue

Throughout the day, the Xbox Series X has dominated news, but there’s a new feature on the way to Xbox One that may excite a number of users. At some point in the near future, it seems that Xbox One owners will be able to eject the disc that’s in their console simply by pressing a button on their controllers. It’s a simple and straightforward feature, but it could be necessary for some users.

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Xbox Series X specs dump details CPU, SSD and GPU teraflops

For the past several months, Microsoft and Sony have both been trickle-releasing new information about their upcoming consoles. Today Microsoft got a bit more serious in regards to the Xbox Series X, sharing a bunch of details about the new console. Some of these details we already knew, but others we’re learning for the first time today. Collectively, they paint a picture of a pretty powerful…

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