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All posts tagged "Microsoft"

  • These are the new features coming to Windows 10 Mobile

    Microsoft has been accused by some of neglecting Windows 10 Mobile, but the company has done a half-decent job of issuing a steady stream of updates since launch. Now, the Redmond company has used its Ignite 2016 conference to detail some more features coming to Windows 10 Mobile, NeoWin reported. Several features are improvements to Microsoft's Continuum experience, such as the ability to put your phone to sleep while using Continuum and Proximity Connect functionality. The latter sees you being able to activate Continuum mode while your phone is stowed away in your bag or pocket. The new Windows 10 Mobile update will include...

  • Xbox Games with Gold: October picks are meh

    Microsoft has announced October's Games with Gold lineup, but those expecting AAA blockbusters might be a tad disappointed. Got an Xbox 360? Then you'll be receiving motocross title MX vs ATV Reflex from 1-15 October. From 16-31 October, Xbox 360 gamers can download Ubisoft's polarising survival title I Am Alive. Of course, these titles will also work on the Xbox One. Speaking of Microsoft's newer console, the two Xbox One picks are Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings and jailbreak title The Escapists. The latter will be available from 16 October to 15 November while the former is available throughout October. Last month's picks were far more...

  • ReCore preview [Xbox One]: there may be a gem in here somewhere

    Microsoft’s latest exclusive title, ReCore, is a game that's been somewhat hidden from the public eye since its 2015 E3 announcement. ReCore is finally heading for release later this week, but will the game actually be worth all of your hard-earned cash? Upon first starting ReCore, you'll immediately be flooded with visions of Mad Max or Borderlands (minus the gun loot). The game takes place in a desert populated by rocks, caves, and chasms, with the local fauna consisting of robotic creatures out to kill you. The majority of these beasts look a bit like rejects from the Reboot TV...

  • 7 Android launchers to revive your homescreen

    The best thing about Android is the customisability of it all, allowing you to radically change the look and feel of your smartphone's interface without much work. But where do you start though? How do you sift through the noise and find the best launchers around? We've picked seven free launchers you should try out. Nova Launcher One of the first major launchers to gain a ton of popularity, Nova Launcher stands out thanks to its extensive list of options and features. The launcher has a rather vanilla feel to it, featuring an app drawer (with vertical scrolling) flanked by two shortcuts on...

  • That’s disappointing: Microsoft kills NES emulator on Xbox One

    When Microsoft announced that universal apps would be coming to Xbox One, some wondered whether we would see emulators come to the console. Well, the developer of NESBox, an NES emulator, decided to launch the app on Microsoft's console, receiving certification last week. Certification usually means a green light for an app to come to the store. Unfortunately, Xbox One support for the NES emulator was killed by Microsoft on Saturday, the developer confirmed. Microsoft says: "Your product was unpublished globally or from specific markets". They want me to remove xbox platform support and republish — nesbox.com (@nesboxcom) September 10, 2016 The developer wrote that...

  • How to play Xbox One games on your Windows 10 phone

    We've already seen Microsoft implement Xbox One game-streaming to desktop Windows 10, making for a rather convenient party trick. What about phones though? Sony has Remote Play on its Xperia devices, but what about phones running Windows 10 Mobile? That's where MS Power User comes in though, having discovered an internal Xbox app that enables streaming to your Windows 10 Mobile handset. How to grab and use the app MS Power User recommends that you visit the app link (here) on your phone, search for any free app from the top search bar, visit the app listing for the free app and then quickly...

  • This Xbox One S costs R11 000 in South Africa

    If your surname happens to be McDuck, and you just need to have Microsoft's latest Xbox One S, this Bidorbuy deal is likely aimed at you. While the Xbox One S has yet to reach South African shores, one pioneering company is currently selling the console for a whopping R11 154. For that price, you'll get the 2TB launch edition console complete with smaller, redesigned snow white body and controller, and 4K video support. And although those features are nice, it's definitely not worth such an astounding price tag. It's not primarily the seller's fault though. Microsoft has yet to officially announce the local...

  • Gamescom 2016 trailers megalist: all the new trailers you might’ve missed

    It's August in Cologne, Germany. The smell of overheating consoles fills the air. The crunch of a particular brand of corn chip fills the ambience. It must definitely be Gamescom again. The world's largest gaming expo kicked off on Wednesday 15 August, and some of the globe's most-loved companies have already had their say. But often, Gamescom is the most difficult conference to cover and follow simply because so much happens in such a brief period of time. All those unwatched trailers... *sniff* Well, look no further. If you've missed any trailers this week, chances are high that we've included it...

  • Intel steps into VR arena with Project Alloy open hardware platform

    Mobile chip manufacturing isn't the only thing Intel had to announce this week, as the tech firm announced a virtual reality (VR) platform, dubbed Project Alloy. The new project essentially serves as an open design/platform, merging a VR headset with Intel's RealSense technology. The headset itself stands out thanks to its untethered nature, Intel explained. "Operate without pesky cords dangling from your VR headset connecting to the computer. The computing power is located in the Alloy Head-Mounted Device (HMD), which allows the user to experience VR untethered," the company said in a press statement. We're not sure how powerful the processing box is, but...

  • Play Halo, Forza on airplanes with the Xbook One S laptop

    You might remember our older posts about portable Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, fit with bespoke flip screens in a laptop form factor. The man behind those, Ed Zarick, is back again with his latest invention. The Xbook One S is everything you'd expect it to be, based on Microsoft's newer, slightly quicker Xbox One S console. But Zarick decided that it just didn't offer the user enough. Related: The PlayBox shoves a PS4, Xbox One into one portable DIY system As a result, he took one of these beauties, slapped a flat-screen monitor on it, reworked the chassis, and turned...