Microsoft is giving OneDrive early adopters a 100GB bonus for checking out the newly-renamed cloud storage service, after having rebranded globally earlier today. The promotion, which is offered to the first 100,000 people to sign into OneDrive today, is on top of the regular 7GB of storage Microsoft offers to all new sign-ups.
If you are a fan of the Forza franchise, some good news was announced this week. Microsoft announced that the Forza Motorsport 5 game has a new racetrack available to download and enjoy. The best news about the new track is that it is a free download for all Forza 5 gamers.
Microsoft hasn’t gone official with Windows Phone 8.1 yet, but we have already heard about some of the features that the OS update will bring via rumors. Among the interesting features Windows Phone 8.1 is expected to get are a Siri-like voice control and a new notification center. We have also seen the SDK get the hands on treatment this month.
Back on February 11, we mentioned that the Xbox One update had been delayed, though the details of what the update would bring were unveiled. The update wasn't delayed long with it gong live for Xbox One users to download on February 14. The update added in some nice new features like a battery indicator for the controller.
We mentioned back in late January that Microsoft had been forced to rebrand its cloud storage system from SkyDrive to OneDrive. That move came after Microsoft lost a legal battle with Sky Broadcasting in Europe. The rebranding is now official and Microsoft has announced that OneDrive is available globally.
Microsoft has pushed out a clutch of new and updated Bing apps for Windows Phone, including Bing Health & Fitness to track activities, diet, and medical information, and make suggestions as to how users can be healthier. The new smartphone software - which also includes Bing Food & Drink, and Bing Travel - aims to fill in some of the software gaps in Windows Phone, in addition to updating Bing Finance, Bing Sport, and Bing News, and adding cross-platform sync between Windows Phone and Windows 8.
On the 24th of February, 2014, Nokia will almost certainly be revealing their first Android smartphone. We’ve heard of this fabled Nokia X Phone several times before, understanding it to be a low-end Android device made for international and emerging markets. Here we’re seeing a teaser invite to the lifestream of the event where we’ll be headed in a little under a week: Mobile World Congress 2014.
Microsoft’s Xbox One has received more than its fair share of bad press due to the few games released with 1080p on PS4 while their console rolled with 720p. Now we’re seeing word from Rebellion Games’ Jean-Baptiste Bolcato that an upcoming SDK (software development package) that’ll allow easier development for the Xbox One in 1080p. Also via NeoGAF we’re finding that Microsoft’s Sharpening Filter is now gone.
It would appear that the Titanfall servers bug was a big enough issue over the past 24 hours or so to warrant an extension of the Beta time for users in the long run. In other words - if you were bummed that you'd not be getting as much Titanfall Beta time as possible due to the down-time this weekend, have no fear! The Titanfall Beta has been extended "at least a day".
UPDATE: Respawn Entertainment has decided to make this an OPEN Beta!