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Xbox One August Update Released

08/18/2014, Microsoft has put together a new update for Xbox One owners which has been released today. The Xbox One August update includes improved social features that aim to improve sharing experiences between gamers easier and better. Many of these features have...

Dialog Boxes Could Be Slowing Down IE

08/17/2014, It looks like the Internet Explorer web browser loves the spotlight over the weekend, as we have heard that there is a possibility of it going through a rebranding exercise in order to ditch its toxic image and start afresh, while here we are with word...

Microsoft Could Rebrand Internet Explorer

08/17/2014, Microsoft is no stranger to rebranding exercises, as they have called the SkyDrive as OneDrive earlier this year, but then again, SkyDrive did not manage to make its way to the consciousness of the masses or a cultural impact as much as Internet Explorer...

WindUp Is Microsoft’s Snapchat Alternative For Windows Phone

08/17/2014, There is no official Snapchat app available for Windows Phone. Looks like in its bid to close the app gap Microsoft is not waiting for Snapchat to port over its official application. The company has built an alternative of its own for Windows Phone 8 and...

Major Xbox One Update Released For Live Preview Members

08/17/2014, At Gamescom 2014 Microsoft announced a major software update for the Xbox One and detailed some of the new features that will make their way to the console through this update. Over the weekend this update has been rolled out to members of the Xbox Live...

Xbox Entertainment Studios Might Get A New Home

08/17/2014, Microsoft announced some very big changes last month, including layoffs, and the eventual shutdown of Xbox Entertainment Studios, the division that was tasked with developing original shows for the company’s new gaming console. If new reports are...

Surface Pro 3 Docking Station Hits North America

08/15/2014, A tablet is a fine gadget on its own, but when it is coupled with a useful accessory such as a protective cover with a built-in Bluetooth-enabled keyboard, or perhaps working alongside a docking station, then it would see its strengths get augmented all...

AT&T Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Phone 8.1 Update Reportedly Released

08/14/2014, It has been a few weeks since Microsoft confirmed that it is rolling out Windows Phone 8.1 for all supported devices. Nokia’s device business, which is owned by Microsoft now, also confirmed that the Lumia Cyan update is rolling out as well. Cyan is...

OneNote Co-Authoring Feature Improved

08/14/2014, Microsoft today released an update for OneNote, a tool that’s increasingly becoming popular for taking notes, tracking work items and more. Over the past few months we have seen Microsoft contribute a lot of time and resources towards this product,...

Bing Gets More Chatty

08/13/2014, Bing is a search engine that has certainly expanded its capabilities from its early days. In fact, Microsoft has ensured that it will be more “open” in its “communication” with its human users. Bing will enable you to ask a question in the same...

New Surface Firmware Updates Arrive Today

08/12/2014, Microsoft intends to keep their hardware relevant with the necessary software updates, and as part of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday for the month of August 2014, the Redmond, Washington company decided to introduce a slew of firmware updates that will...