If the one thing you were waiting for with the Xbox One before nabbing on was 3D Blu-ray support, you’re a strange duck. Support has come, nonetheless, and it’ll be rolling out this month. Along with this Blu-ray excellence, you’ll find a number of other oddities added to the Xbox One including "Last seen" friends list notes.
Windows tablets outside of the Surface are typically a hit-and-miss proposition, but few do it as well as Lenovo. Recently, Lenovo made overtures that in the US, some of their Windows-based tablets will be hard to come by. Though they won’t be dropping tablets (or Windows) altogether, they won’t be releasing any new smaller Windows tablets in the US.
This early afternoon the PlayStation Network was knocked out by Destiny Beta traffic. Now in the later afternoon, Microsoft has notified the world that Xbox Live is down as well. As of 12:23:39 PM CST, Purchase and Content Usage was down for the count. As of 3:39:42 PM CST, Xbox Live Core Services were Limited.
In what Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says is “the first step to building the right organization for our ambitions”, the company will lay off roughly 18,000 workers in the next year. The move will see the bulk of that come from Nokia, where Microsoft will end competing efforts on the Android platform.
When you first heard that Nokia was going to make an Android phone, were you surprised? I bet you didn’t believe it. When Nokia actually make the Nokia X, we were as baffled as you were - and twice as baffled that they’d also made a larger version of the device in the Nokia XL. Now with the most recent "restructuring" of Microsoft - one that includes integrating Nokia’s devices and services teams into their body - the Nokia X will be turned to Windows Phone.
Two brands are rolling with the Nokia Lumia 635 this summer - two at least, that is - AT&T and T-Mobile. The differences between the two start with their mobile coverage, of course - both brands bring their own carrier-branded apps and data coverage. But the real difference is in the price.
Microsoft is announcing their Lumia Cyan software update is coming soon. Starting today, those Windows Phones running Windows 8 will start seeing the update. The Windows 8.1 update has a lot of bells and whistles, with Cortana leading the charge.
Rumor has it, Activision has a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game up its sleeve, which wouldn't be surprising given the upcoming movie launch. The game has cropped up online, where details can be ascertained from its cover and achievements list, hinting at what gamers can expect.
HP is readying a $199 Windows notebook for the holidays, as Microsoft pushes Windows 8.1 against Google Chromebooks, one of a number of more affordable PC options. The HP Stream laptop, confirmed during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, will be one of at least three models, though versions from Acer and Toshiba will be slightly more expensive, at $249 apiece.