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Microsoft Translator Lands On Android Wear And Apple Watch

08/06/2015, Microsoft Translator is an app not unlike Google Translate, you speak into the device in your native language and it can translate that to one of the many languages that it supports. Such apps make traveling a bit easier particularly in countries where...

Xbox One DVR Won’t Work Without External Hard Drive

08/06/2015, At Gamescom Microsoft confirmed that a feature will be making its way to the Xbox One soon that had already been rumored multiple times and happened to be one that fans were anxiously waiting for. The Xbox One DVR feature will go live next year but...

Minecraft 2 Release Is Off The Table For Now

08/06/2015, Mojang hasn’t been that forthcoming with news about a possible sequel to Minecraft but once Microsoft purchased Mojang last year some believed that we might finally get to hear something about a possible Minecraft 2 release. It looks like there...

Outlook Arrives On Apple Watch

08/06/2015, Microsoft has been pretty aggressive lately with its softwares and services that are increasingly being opened up for rival platforms, the company today updated its Outlook app for iOS which now features support for the Apple Watch. Outlook users can...

Microsoft’s Official DVD Player App Is Available For $14.99

08/05/2015, It would seem that with Microsoft giving Windows 10 away as a free upgrade for genuine users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, they need some way to make money and we saw that earlier with Microsoft attempting to charge a subscription for playing Solitaire if...

Activision Might Not Offer Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Support

08/05/2015, A couple of months ago, Microsoft made a surprising but welcome announcement in which they revealed that the Xbox One would offer backwards compatibility, meaning that if you have some games you bought for your Xbox 360 that you’d like to play on your...

New Lumia 950/950 XL Photos Leaked

08/05/2015, Yesterday thanks to several leaked images, photos of Microsoft’s upcoming Lumia 950 XL was revealed. Now in those photos, the handset pictured appeared to be encased in a protective case which presumably is meant to hide its design and also to protect...

Full QWERTY Chatpad For Xbox One Launched

08/04/2015, It can be a bit of a nuisance to type long messages when you’re chatting using a game console, it’s not exactly fun to use the joystick to moving between letters and select the correct one to type out the message. Surely there must be a better...

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta Gets New Features This Fall

08/04/2015, Since Microsoft acquired Mojang, best known for Minecraft, it didn’t surprise anyone when the company created a version of Minecraft just for Windows 10. It has been about a week since Windows 10 was released to the public which can now get to...

Halo Wars 2 Coming Next Year

08/04/2015, If you’ve been following news coming out of Gamescom today you’ll be aware that Microsoft has made some impressive announcements today. Towards the end of its Gamescom 2015 keynote Microsoft made a surprise announcement: Halo Wars 2 is going...

Future Xbox 360 Games With Gold Will Be Playable On Xbox One

08/04/2015, Microsoft has made a few major Xbox related announcements today as part of its appearance at Gamescom and the company is not quite done yet. It has announced that future titles released as part of the Xbox 360 Games with Gold program will be playable on...

Halo 5 Themed Limited Edition Xbox One Console Announced

08/04/2015, There’s a lot of excitement in the Xbox community given that a new Halo title is coming out later this year. It’s a pretty big deal for Microsoft as well which is pulling out all the stops to promote this Xbox exclusive title. As part of...