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Windows 8.1 Update 1 Screenshots Leaked

01/08/2014, Rumor has it that Microsoft is working on a new Windows 8.1 update that is expected to be released in the next couple of months. Apparently called “Update 1,” it is claimed to be a minor update which will primarily focus on improving shared...

Halo 5 On Track For 2014 Release

01/06/2014, Microsoft has managed to build a pretty popular and iconic franchise for its Xbox platform with the Halo game. Its original developers, Bungie, have since passed the torch over to 343 Industries and if you were looking forward to additional Halo content,...

Three Million Xbox One Units Were Sold In 2013

01/06/2014, November 2013 was the month when gaming fans around the world were pumped up and excited because both Sony and Microsoft were releasing their next generation consoles. The initial launch took place in limited markets and almost immediately all pre-order...

Microsoft Admits That They Can Learn A Thing Or Two From Sony

01/06/2014, As far as console gaming is concerned, Microsoft and Sony can be thought of as rivals, and rightfully so given that both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are considered to be nearly equals, with some hardware differences and game titles set aside. But has...

Microsoft Almost Went Disc-less With The Xbox One

01/03/2014, Would you have preferred it if the Xbox One had gone disc-less? Games could technically be cheaper since costs such as packaging, printing, and burning would have been taken out of the equation, but then again there is the issue that gamers without...

Microsoft Surface Traffic Beats Out Google’s Nexus Offerings

01/02/2014, Prior to the release of the Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, the Redmond company’s first generation of Surface tablets did not sell as well as they should have, leaving Microsoft with plenty of leftover stock which was a potential $1 billion...

Skype Twitter Account Hacked, Group Posts Anti-Microsoft Sentiments

01/01/2014, It looks like 2014 is off to a series of hacks, with our report earlier claiming that Snapchat was hacked, compromising some 4.6 million user names and phone numbers in the process, and now it looks like Microsoft’s Skype Twitter and Facebook accounts...

Sony Expected To Launch Windows Phone Smartphone In 2014

12/31/2013, Sony is known for its Android powered smartphones, and it released a number of devices in 2013 that received rave reviews. The company hasn’t said anything about its smartphone plans for 2014 but rumor has it that Sony might release a Windows Phone...

Microsoft Patent Hints At Possible 3D Mobile User Interface

12/30/2013, The tiled interface of Windows Phone and Windows 8 was an interesting choice by Microsoft. It was definitely a departure from the typical rows and columns of icons we might normally associate with smartphone or desktop operating systems and was a fresh...

Nokia Accounts For 92.1% Of Windows Phone Install Base

12/30/2013, A few years ago when Nokia announced that they would adopt the Windows Phone platform, many were incredulous and mocked them. After all Android was the best choice for the Finnish company given the reach and market share Android had compared to Windows...