Posted 1 day ago ago at Microsoft Windows Team Blog with 8 recent echos
Today, were announcing two new mice designed specifically for Windows. These are the first mice from Microsoft , giving you quick and easy access to specific features in Windows – and, in the case of the Sculpt Comfort Mouse, more advanced functionality in Windows 8. The Sculpt Comfort Mouse is a perfect companion to the Sculpt Comfort Keyboard we announced last fall. The Sculpt Comfort Mouse has a touch sensitive blue strip on its side called the Windows touch tab that makes it easy to navigate...
Posted 3 days ago ago at Wired with 6 recent echos
The other day, unable to take it anymore, we sucked it up and ordered HBO. We needed our fix immediately. When the order went through and we were ready to binge watch, it wasnt our cable box we turned on, but our Xbox. This news, I am sure, would be music to Microsofts ears. It may have launched the Xbox 360 in 2005 as a gaming machine filled with games for gamers, but somewhere in the middle of that long lifecycle it decided to focus what seemed to be the majority of its efforts on making Xbox...
Posted 2 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 5 recent echos
Microsoft is updating its YouTube application for Windows Phone to comply with some, but not all, of Google terms of service. On May 7, Microsoft rolled out a YouTube app for Windows Phone 8that the company developed itself. On May 15, Google sent Microsoft a cease and desist letter about that app, noting it violated some of the YouTube terms of service, including not displaying ads and allowing users to download content from the app. Google requested that Microsoft either block or pull the...
Posted 17 days ago ago at Microsoft Windows Team Blog with 3 recent echos
The Windows Phone 8 version of the official YouTube app is getting a major update this morning; Its been completely redesigned to make the most of Windows Phone 8 features. If you already have it, watch for an update notification on your phone. If you dont, grab it here. The app just published, so it might take a few hours to show up.
Posted 2 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 3 recent echos
We know there is some confusion around used games on Xbox One and wanted to provide a bit of clarification on exactly what weve confirmed today. While there have been many potential scenarios discussed, today we have only confirmed that we designed Xbox One to enable our customers to trade in and resell games at retail. Another piece of clarification around playing games at a friends house – should you choose to play your game at your friends house, there is no fee to play that game while you...
Posted 1 day ago ago at All About Microsoft with 4 recent echos
Bing is evolving into more than just a Web search engine for Microsoft. It also gives the company a way to harness and make use of data using Microsoft myriadmachine learning and computation capabilities. And though it may be hard to see through all the Scroggled fog, Bing may be more important as a service than a mere search engine to Microsoft going forward. This week, as part of its Xbox One reveal, Microsoft execs didnt call out Bing by name much, if at all. However, as a subsequent post on...
Posted 23 hours ago ago at Arstechnica with 3 recent echos
While Tuesday Xbox One presentation answered some questions about Microsoft upcoming system, it left just as many or more unsettled. We got a chance to sit down with General Manager of Redmond Game Studios and Platforms Matt Booty to try and get some more answers, and while he wasnt able to answer some of the most pressing questions about the system, he was able to delve deep into some of the technical details. My first question had to do with the 30,000 server cloud architecture that Microsoft...
Posted 3 days ago ago at Wired with 2 recent echos
Last week during Google I O, Google sent Microsoft a cease and desist letter demanding that the company remove its YouTube app from its Windows Phone Store by May 22. The letter stated that the Microsoft made app violated YouTubes terms of service by stripping out ads and letting people download videos. A day ahead of Googles requested removal date, a Microsoft spokeswoman provided Wired with the following comment: YouTube is consistently one of the top apps downloaded by smartphone users on all...