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Xbox Music Pass and Zune Pass use different DRM, not directly compatible for syncing? [Updated]

Xbox Music Pass and Zune Pass use different DRM, not directly compatible for syncing? [Updated]

Daniel Rubino 60

Update: And just like that our Xbox Music app updated and is now auto-importing Zune Pass content. So it works going forward, but Xbox Music does not DRM sync back to Zune--yet. Eck. Looks like there’s going to be a headache for some of us as we upgrade and merge to Windows 8 (and Windows Phone 8) regarding music. Turns out, Zune Pass music doesn't like to import into Xbox Music and...

Carcassonne now available for Xbox on Windows Phone complete with online multiplayer

Carcassonne now available for Xbox on Windows Phone complete with online multiplayer

Paul Acevedo 23

It’s always nice when a game launches a bit earlier than its Wednesday release date. Last week, Cracking Sands appeared in the morning (facilitating our timely review the next day), and now Carcassonne from Exozet and Microsoft Studios has done the same. Are you ready for some board game goodness? Carcassonne is a board game in which players take turns placing land tiles, trying to...

Microsoft announces new Xbox SmartGlass experiences and commences free streaming Xbox Music

Microsoft announces new Xbox SmartGlass experiences and commences free streaming Xbox Music

robert brand 87

We wrote yesterday about the things to watch out for with the launch of Windows 8. One of those things was SmartGlass and Microsoft have now revealed more ahead of the launch. They have updated the Windows 8 apps and free streaming is now available for Xbox Music. As part of a broader roll out of better entertainment services, SmartGlass aims to improve the ability to use tablets and...

Hulu rolls out Windows 8 RT app. Windows Phone 8 version in the future?

Hulu rolls out Windows 8 RT app. Windows Phone 8 version in the future?

Daniel Rubino 50

It’s been two-years since Windows Phone has been on the scene and if there is one app we’re really yearning for (not looking at you, Instagram), it’s Hulu. The app has been available on Xbox 360 for sometime and we use it daily, so it’s with great joy we see it’s now available for Windows 8. The RT app will run on Surface tablets and of course Pro devices. It’s very metro influenced and...