Microsoft has already announced that its new Microsoft Edge web browser in Windows 10 will not be using many of the features that were a part of its old Internet Explorer browsers. That includes support for ActiveX-based plug-ins. Today, Microsoft confirmed that the ditching of ActiveX also means Edge won't support the company's own Silverlight web-based media player.
Microsoft's Xbox division will be at next week's San Diego Comic-Con event, and to celebrate the company is giving away 20 Xbox One consoles, each of which has a cool custom case art design based on a game or TV show. The best thing is that you don't have to be at Comic-Con in order to win one of them
With the launch of Windows 10 officially beginning in waves on July 29, many people might still be wondering which version of the OS they will need to install on their PC. Microsoft has quietly released a comparison chart, in PDF format, that helps with that decision, along with a more interactive chart on the Windows website.
Over the past several months, we have seen publisher Game Troopers come out of nowhere to become one of the biggest names in Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 games, releasing a number of high quality titles for both platforms. They include games like Tiny Troopers, Overkill 3, Monster GO and many more. However, the company isn't resting on its laurels and has plans to release more games for the Windows platform, along with updates for several current games.
Polish game studio Artifex Mundi has made a name for itself as the premiere publisher of hidden object puzzle adventure (HOPA) games on mobile and tablet. They've given Windows Phone and Windows 8 approximately 20 such titles over the years, including such popular series as Nightmares from the Deep, Enigmatis, and Time Mysteries.
Soon Artifex Mundi will make the jump to console games as well. Today the publisher announced that it will bring Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart to Xbox One in the fall via Microsoft's ID@Xbox program. Not only will The Cursed Heart become the first hidden object game on Xbox One, but it will include some welcome console optimizations as well. Read on for the announcement trailer and more details about the game and its Xbox-specific improvements!
Chevrolet is adding a new system to its upcoming 2016 Impala and Malibu lines called Active Phone Cooling. This system will come with vehicles that are equipped with wireless charging, in an effort to ensure that phones stay cool and don't overheat.
Make it Rain: The Love of Money, the very odd money-themed arcade-puzzle game from publisher Game Troopers, has been updated for Windows 8.1 with a number of new additions, including a cloud save feature.
If you are a Windows Insider the last two weeks have been a very exciting time as new builds for both desktop and phone are coming left and right. In fact, this week we have seen two releases for the desktop in two days – build 10158 and 10159.
We have already done a comprehensive analysis of what is new in the latest two builds, which you can find in Mauro's articles here and here. Today, we are doing a quick two-minute video of our favorite new changes. If you are not an Insider, this is a nice peek into what is coming July 29.
Publisher King continues to update and support the Windows Phone port of its popular Candy Crush Saga puzzle game. The latest update brings the version number to today's 18.104.22.168 and adds some more new levels in its Soda Swamp episode, bringing the total level number in the game to 980.
Microsoft is now less than a month from officially launching Windows 10 on July 29. However, the company has just revealed that even if you have reserved your current Windows 7 or 8.1 PC to get the free upgrade to Windows 10, you might not get it on that launch date.
Microsoft hasn't had much success with any of its Xbox consoles in Japan, but recently the Xbox One hit a new sales low in that country with just 100 units sold during one week in early June. However, Microsoft is still insisting that it can turn things around for the Xbox One, and that the launch of Windows 10 might help.
There is a decent selection of simple, challenging games available in the Windows Phone Store. These games are not very flashy but can be great ways to pass the time with. 360 is a relatively new Windows Phone game and hopes to catch your eye.
The game begins with a little circle sitting on a wheel. It is your job to guide this little circle across an endless field of spinning wheels and see how far you can go. You do have some movement restrictions to keep the game challenging, along with three difficulty levels.There is an addictive pull to 360 and there is a little zip to the game pace. Available for low-memory Windows Phone, 360 isn't a shabby gaming title to have tucked away on your Windows Phone to pass the time with.
Sprint and Dixon's Carphone Warehouse have announced a new partnership, pairing the US carrier with the European retailer. It's expected this deal will accelerate Sprint's retail transformation, an effort to increase the number of retail stores dedicated to pushing out hardware and wireless plans.
Forza 6 is set to be one of Xbox One's biggest 2015 releases and as time goes by we keep learning a little more. We know it's going to be a full garage come September but the latest addition is a little more unusual for a racing game.
Formula E is coming to Forza 6.
After a Sony executive recently made a bold statement about PlayStation's dominance in Europe, Xbox head honcho, Phil Spencer, has acknowledged the struggle Microsoft's console has had in the region in a new interview.
After an excellent showing at E3 and with Gamescom just around the corner, Xbox seems to be in a pretty good place right now. Exciting features and some quality games are headed the way of Xbox One owners worldwide. But, there's still some work to be done in Europe.
If you're a Windows Insider running the Windows 10 preview on your desktop, you're likely to start seeing popup tips today. Microsoft's Joe Belfiore took to Twitter today to announce that Windows Insiders will indeed start encountering tips starting today.
Windows Phone and Microsoft Band users who are also fond of walking around a golf course and hitting balls down the fairway now have some new things to try out. The Microsoft Health app for Windows Phone has been updated with ways for golfers to keep track of their activities if they own the wearable fitness device.