Articles by Rich Edmonds

Xbox Minecraft
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 29, 2015

Minecraft is readily available for Windows 10. That said, not everyone can play it. Unfortunately, for the time being the title is only available for x64 CPUs, meaning that anyone rocking a x86 processor will not be able to download Minecraft from the Windows Store.

Windows 10
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 29, 2015

Microsoft has not only been fairly open when it comes to Windows development, but the company has also been working hard to ensure the entire experience is bug-free. A sizeable day one patch for Windows 10 has been finalized, weighing in at over 1GB. It's expected this build will...

Windows 10
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 28, 2015

The launch Windows 10 is no more than 24 hours away, but Microsoft is already preparing things for those who will be upgrading for free. The company has begun rolling out the update to a select number of computers in preparation for the launch.

DC560 Wireless Charging
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 28, 2015

Qualcomm has announced that the company has engineered a solution to enable wireless charging on mobile phones that sport metallic exteriors. Utilizing Qualcomm's WiPower technology, the company has made it so should you own a smartphone with a metal casing (and this new tech), you'll...

Assassins Creed Black Flag
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 28, 2015

Microsoft's Larry Hryb has shared this week's Deals with Gold, enabling you to take full advantage of some sweet discounts on a variety of items from the Xbox Store. There are deals for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners, so don't you dare feel left you for a single second, unless you...

Windows 10
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 27, 2015

Microsoft has a tool available that should prove useful to those who wish to prevent some Windows 10 updates from installing. Microsoft has made it so Windows 10 will automatically download all available updates (to help fight issues and intentional vulnerabilities), but not every...

Lumia 640 XL
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 27, 2015

Microsoft UK is giving away two Lumia 640 XL smartphones, one in black and the other white. As per the colors, Microsoft's latest promotion is once again themed around black and white. All you're required to do is get creative and let the team know why you deserve to be the one who...

Lumia Camera
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 24, 2015

Microsoft has released an update to Lumia Camera for Windows 10 Mobile. This release fails to offer new features and/or improvements, but does attempt to steer users away from the popular photography client. Microsoft will cease supporting Lumia Camera and is asking everyone on Windows...

Razer Synapse
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 23, 2015

Razer has rolled out an update for the company's Synapse suite. The tech company has implemented support for Windows 10, which is due to be released by the end of July. The tool is used by Razer customers to customize their hardware before fragging to their heart's content.

Twitch
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 23, 2015

Twitch is the next company to move from Flash for its online content. The popular video game streaming service has announced the rollout of new web player controls, which are now coded in HTML5 and JavaScript.

Windows 10 Mobile
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 22, 2015

Microsoft has detailed the specifications Windows 10 Mobile will require for future mobile phones to run the operating system. It's a strong insight into what we can expect to see from future hardware, released not only by Microsoft but partnered OEMs too. As an added bonus point, Intel...

Microsoft Band
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 21, 2015

If you're on the lookout for a sweet wearable deal, you may want to check this offer at O2 where you can save £70 on the Microsoft Band. All you need to do is purchase a Windows Phone included in the offer – the Microsoft Lumia 640, Lumia 735 or the Lumia 930.

Spotify
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 20, 2015

Spotify is launching a new feature called Discover Weekly. This latest addition to the service will provide new means for streamers to find and enjoy new music. Spotify now adds a two-hour playlist of suggestions based on listening habits each week to your collection, which will improve...

Surface 2
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 20, 2015

The next Windows RT 8.1 update is just around the corner, along with the release of Windows 10, but already reports are detailing what we can expect to see in Update 3. According to WinBeta sources, the next release for Windows RT won't be a major one, but Microsoft will add...

Lumia 435
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 20, 2015

Argos in Ireland now has the Lumia 435, Lumia 640, and the Lumia 640XL available for purchase in a choice of colors. Starting from €74.95 for the Lumia 435, this new selection of smartphones offers an affordable choice to get started with Microsoft's mobile platform.

Microsoft Band
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 20, 2015

The Microsoft Band can be yours for less through Target in the US. The retailer is running a promotion where you can knock 25% off the asking price of $199.99, which is a pretty neat saving for anyone not looking to pay full whack.

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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 16, 2015

The European Commission has launched two formal investigations against Qualcomm to determine whether or not the chip maker engaged in antitrust practices. It's alleged the company has abused its market position by undercutting rival parties to force them out of the industry.

Office
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 15, 2015

Microsoft has pulled its Office suite for Windows 10 Mobile out of the beta preview, preparing for the upcoming launch of Windows 10. It appears as though the company and apps are both primed for launch. As Microsoft has updated and further refined its upcoming Windows OS, insiders have...

Xbox One
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 15, 2015

Amazon Prime Day is already upon us and some awesome deals are being taken advantaged of by consumers. One such deal in the UK affects Microsoft's Xbox One video game console, which can be yours for just £329. This price tag includes not only the 1TB console, but an extra controller and...

Skype
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 15, 2015

Microsoft has rolled out an update for Skype on Windows Phone. The company has bumped the official offering to version 2.29.0.9 (only a small increment from the previous release), but we're not too sure what's included in the update.