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Minecraft: Pocket Edition For Windows Phone Released

12/10/2014, Minecraft: Pocket Edition is available on popular mobile platforms, iOS and Android to be precise, it has never been released for Windows Phone but that changes today. Obviously it helps that Microsoft, the company that makes Windows Phone, purchased...

Surface Hub App Updated

12/09/2014, Earlier this year in October, Microsoft did introduce a spanking new Surface Hub app on their Windows 8.1 operating system, where it was mentioned back then that the design of the app will hopefully be able to assist users to maximize the use of their...

Native MKV Support Arrives On Windows 8.1

12/09/2014, Earlier this year Microsoft added native support for the MKV file format to its latest gaming console, the Xbox One. This was the first time that the possibility of this support being brought over to Windows was raised, and that’s exactly what has...

Xbox Fitness To Remain Free For Xbox Live Gold Subscribers In 2015

12/09/2014, Back in 2013, Microsoft announced Xbox Fitness. This was a feature that was included in the Xbox One console and was available for free for Xbox Live Gold members. The original announcement back in September was that the service would remain free for Xbox...

Sprint Samsung ATIV S Neo Windows Phone 8.1 Update Released

12/08/2014, It has been a couple of months since Microsoft released Windows Phone 8.1 for all supported devices. However, one must always factor in carrier delays when trying to figure out when a new software update is going to land. Its no different with Windows...

720,000 Xbox One Units Reportedly Sold Over Black Friday

12/07/2014, Throughout this year we have been hearing how Sony’s PlayStation 4 has been outselling the Xbox One from Microsoft. Both consoles were released in November last year and PS4 was the first to hit one million units sold milestone a full three months...

Cortana Goes Live In Four New Countries

12/07/2014, It has been less than a year since Microsoft showed off its virtual private assistant for Windows Phone. It’s called Cortana and the virtual assistant was limited to a handful of countries when it first came out. Microsoft reiterated its commitment...

Windows 10 Consumer Release Expected In Summer 2015

12/07/2014, Microsoft may have unveiled Windows 10 a few weeks back but it is yet to confirm exactly when this new iteration for its operating system will be released to the public. A Technical Preview has been out for some time now, and the company is expected to...

Cortana For Windows 10 Previewed On Video

12/07/2014, Before Microsoft formally unveiled Windows 10 there had been rumors that the company will integrate Cortana into the OS. This was confirmed when the official announcement was made. Even though the Windows 10 Technical Preview was released soon after we...

Microsoft Files For Multi Touch Movement Gestures Patent

12/03/2014, Companies do take patents very seriously, since this is one way where they can protect their intellectual property and make a handsome sum of money out of it if others were to make use of it. Having said that, we have seen Apple wanting to protect a...