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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...

The lights go off at Zune.net as final pieces are put in place for Xbox Music

The lights go off at Zune.net as final pieces are put in place for Xbox Music

robert brand 91

As we move ever closer to the launch of Windows 8 we also near the relaunch of Microsoft’s music services. All traces of Zune branding are being replaced with the upcoming Xbox Music. On trying to go to www.zune.net we now get a re-direct to Xbox.com to be told that Zune Music is now Xbox Music. We’re going to miss that crazy pink and white website but it's had its time. Microsoft didn...

Microsoft Surface available for pre-order in 8 countries, shows how the Surface was made

Microsoft Surface available for pre-order in 8 countries, shows how the Surface was made

Rich Edmonds 89

Today has been a rather busy day with the unveiling of the Microsoft Surface RT tablet pricing and availability. Pre-ordering went live earlier in the US, while other markets followed behind. We've been bombarded with international Microsoft Store links from readers who are excited to get their orders in - so who can currently pre-order a Surface RT tablet? Microsoft announced the...