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Dovetail Games Licenses Flight Simulator

07/09/2014, It looks like fans of Microsoft’s Flight Simulator series in the past and until the present will be pleased as punch to hear that the Flight Simulator series will be on its way to an actual title, with the game hitting Steam for the first time when...

Cortana Gets 14 World Cup Predictions Right In A Row

07/09/2014, One of the interesting features of Cortana is its ability to make predictions. So far the voice assistant for the Windows Phone platform has been consistently right when it comes to making predictions for the World Cup 2014, getting 14 correct predictions...

Microsoft Refutes Reports Of Ending Dev Kit Program For Xbox One

07/09/2014, Microsoft had already confirmed a long time back that it would allow retail Xbox One units to be used as developer kits. This was one feature that would have no doubt appealed to independent developers as they wouldn’t have to shell out money for a...

Project Spark Sees October Launch

07/08/2014, At the end of last year, Microsoft did introduce Project Spark in an open beta form, and just in case you were wondering what Project Spark is all about, this happens to be a brand new game creation tool which is made available to Xbox One as well as...

OneNote Gets Screenshot Feature

07/08/2014, It does look as though Microsoft has introduced concrete plans for OneNote’s future, hoping to help increase the adoption rate among the masses. The first approach would be to transform the product into a cross-platform entity, and follow that up by...

Surface Pro 3 Updates Improves Battery Life And More

07/08/2014, Microsoft today released software updates for its latest tablet the Surface Pro 3. The aim of these updates is to improve usability of features as well as improve the overall stability of the system. Initially it was reported last week that the company...

Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 1 Reportedly Hits RTM This Week

07/08/2014, Microsoft has its hands full with software release this month. Over the coming weeks it is expected to roll out Windows Phone 8.1 more broadly across the globe. Several reports have indicated that Windows Phone 8.1 has already been seeded to Lumia devices...

Windows Phone Will Be Able To Run Android Apps [Rumor]

07/08/2014, Over the past couple of weeks there has been much chatter about Microsoft and Android. The company is reportedly working on a Lumia smartphone that will be powered by Android. So far the Android lineup has been limited to its own brand, Lumia has...

Microsoft Gifting $75 To Gamers Who Upgraded To An Xbox One

07/08/2014, We guess gamers who upgrade from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One can sort of be called loyal fans. After all with other platforms to choose from, they chose the Xbox One, so that’s saying something, right? Well it looks like Microsoft could be looking to...

BLU Dash 4.0 And Dash 5.0 To Arrive on Microsoft Store

07/07/2014, When we talk about Windows Phone devices, most of the time we would be drawn to those handsets from Nokia, but the thing is, there are also other manufacturers out there in the market. Take BLU Products for instance, based in Florida, they have recently...

Surface Mini’s Summer Release Rumor Refuted

07/07/2014, The Microsoft Surface Mini tablet is an enigma. The tablet has been rumored to be in the works, and then cancelled, and according to the most recent rumor is apparently back on track for production again and could see a potential release over the summer....

Nokia By Microsoft Branding Rumor Might Have Been Fake

07/07/2014, Yesterday an alleged rendering of the Nokia Lumia 830 was leaked, and one of the interesting aspects of the rendering was the branding at the back of the phone which read, “Nokia by Microsoft”. It made sense, especially since Microsoft had officially...