Tag Archives: Microsoft

Microsoft Explains Why It Doesn’t Report Xbox One Sales Figures

It’s been known for awhile that the PS4 has been doing well for Sony. With around 36 million sold, there are almost twice the number PS4s in the hands of consumers compared to the Xbox One in a similar timeframe. So much so that Microsoft has resorted to reporting the number of active users on Xbox Live and Windows instead ... Read More »

Microsoft Wants Your Xbox One to Be a Gaming PC

Information has been trickling out after Microsoft’s press event last week. While we’ve known that Forza 6 is coming to Windows 10 PCs in Spring and Gear of War: Ultimate Edition finally available on the Windows 10 Store, Xbox head Phil Spencer made a comment worth noting. He feels that consoles should be upgradeable like PCs and that buying a ... Read More »

Google, Microsoft, Other Rivals Back Apple Ahead of iPhone Ruling

Tech industry leaders including Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp, AT&T and more than two dozen other Internet and technology companies were filing legal briefs on Thursday asking a judge to support Apple Inc in its encryption battle with the US government, court documents and sources familiar with the companies’ plans said. The rare display of unity and support ... Read More »

Microsoft ‘Officially’ Kills Android App Porting Tool for Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft is killing Project Astoria, the Windows bridge that allowed developers to port their Android apps to company’s mobile operating system. The public announcement comes a day after the company said it was acquiring Xamarin, a cross-platform mobile tool developer. Ever since launching Project Astoria, alongside three other Windows bridges last year, Microsoft had kept tight-lipped around any update on ... Read More »

Skype for Linux Reportedly Facing Issues, Microsoft Accused of Neglecting OS

Several Linux users are reporting an issue with Skype, Microsoft’s instant messaging and VoIP calling service. Users report that Microsoft has broken the app’s ability to join calls. Microsoft is yet to acknowledge the issue. Two Linux enthusiasts who go by handle Boltgolt and Nickforallnl (Nick Vernij) penned the issue in a blog post signed by “lots of angry Linux ... Read More »

Microsoft Hub Keyboard App Launched for Android; Next Lockscreen Updated

Microsoft has new apps for your Android smartphone. The Windows Phone maker on Tuesday announced the release of Hub Keyboard, a keyboard app that aims to make your sharing experience easier on Android. The Redmond, Washington-based company also released Sprightly and Kaizala apps that are aimed at small businesses and teams, apart from updating its Next Lockscreen offering. After its ... Read More »

Microsoft to Release Windows 10 Mobile for OnePlus 2, Xiaomi Mi 5: Report

Microsoft this week released a Windows 10 Mobile build for Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL. The Redmond, Washington-based company announced that Alcatel’s handset has become the first handset after Xiaomi’s Mi 4 and select Lumia handsets to support Windows 10 Mobile builds. It appears, the company plans to make Windows 10 Mobile builds for a number of other handsets including OnePlus ... Read More »

Microsoft Lumia 950, 950 XL Now Bundled With Display Dock, Office 365 Subscription in India

Planning to purchase a Lumia 950 or Lumia 950 XL? Now seems to be the best time (at least in India). In an attempt to entice users to its flagship smartphones, Microsoft is giving all new and existing users a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal. Additionally, the company says that, for a limited time, it will also give new ... Read More »

Microsoft Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL Now Receiving Bug-Fixing Windows 10 Mobile Update

Microsoft has started rolling out Windows 10 Mobile 10.0.10586.107 February cumulative update to its latest smartphones – the Microsoft Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL. The update will be reaching open market variants initially, followed by other variants over the next week. The update includes improvements in reliability and stability; Bluetooth connectivity with car and other accessories; PDF rendering ... Read More »

Microsoft Explains Why the Lumia 650 Doesn’t Have Continuum

Microsoft on Monday revealed its latest Windows 10 Mobile device, the Lumia 650 and stressed that the new device will be a perfect fit for consumers looking at built-in support for Microsoft business apps at an affordable price. Much like other Windows 10 devices, the Lumia 650 packs Microsoft suite of productivity apps including Office apps, for creating and editing ... Read More »