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Xbox One X bundles discount kicks off big spring game sale

Xbox One X bundles discount kicks off big spring game sale

If you're in the market for an Xbox One X, it seems like now might be a good time to buy. Microsoft has kicked off a sale on Xbox One X bundles that sees a number of them discounted by $100. On top of that, the company has also started its Spring Sale, discounting a large number of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games.

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Microsoft dual screen device patent turns the hinge into a third screen

Microsoft dual screen device patent turns the hinge into a third screen

There is a lot of fuss over foldable devices and their flexible, bendable screens but those aren't the only new things in town. LG kicked things off last year with the LG V50 ThinQ Dual Screen and sometime later this year we'll finally see the Surface Duo and, later on, the Surface Neo in the wild. One problem with the latter dual screen implementations, however, is the hinge that bridges and at the same time divides the two screens. It seems that Microsoft may have an idea on how to turn this liability into a potential strength.

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Sea of Thieves will soon be sailing onto Steam

Sea of Thieves will soon be sailing onto Steam

For several years now, Microsoft has been making an effort to bring its first-party Xbox games to PC as well. More recently, we've seen the company launching its games on Steam, with titles like Age of Empires II Definitive Edition and Halo: The Master Chief Collection both available through Valve's storefront. Microsoft revealed today that it won't be long before those titles are joined by Sea of Thieves.

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Slack now lets you make Microsoft Teams Calls

Slack now lets you make Microsoft Teams Calls

You're probably tired of hearing it by now but there has been a considerable rise in the use of the Internet these past weeks. Not all of them are for entertainment, of course, as people are forced to come to grips with telecommuting and working from home. Naturally, this has become an opportunity for online collaboration apps and services to shine and a chance for Slack to reclaim its market share from its rivals. And it's doing so, ironically, by lettings its users jump on Microsoft Team Calls easily.

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Minecraft Dungeons release date revealed

Minecraft Dungeons release date revealed

Back at E3 2019, Microsoft and Mojang revealed Minecraft Dungeons. As the name suggests, the game is a dungeon crawling title that draws inspiration from the greats of the genre like Diablo while at the same time keeping that familiar Minecraft aesthetic. The game has been in beta for a significant amount of time, but now it seems that Microsoft will soon be ready to launch the game for everyone.

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Xbox Games with Gold for April 2020: Project Cars, Fable, more

Xbox Games with Gold for April 2020: Project Cars, Fable, more

Today Microsoft revealed all the Xbox Games with Gold for Xbox LIVE Gold / Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. They include Project Cars 2, a big Knights of Pen and Paper Bundle, and a couple of Xbox 360 games of high repute! One is the legendary Fable (in Fable Anniversary form), the other is Toybox Turbos. These games will be available to play for free for the month of April* with Xbox Live Gold as part of the "Games with Gold" program.

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Microsoft disables custom Xbox gamerpics amid record numbers

Microsoft disables custom Xbox gamerpics amid record numbers

In a brief notice today, Microsoft revealed that it has temporarily disabled the ability to upload customer club pics, gamerpics, and club backgrounds. The company cites its 'record numbers' as the reason for the temporary change, specifically the way this aids moderators in evaluating and removing offensive images. It's unclear how long this change will remain in place.

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This one browser change could make switching to Edge worth it

This one browser change could make switching to Edge worth it

It's no secret that Microsoft Edge is working from behind when it comes to growing its userbase. After Internet Explorer spent years as the butt of pretty much every joke concerning web browsers, Microsoft decided to hit the reset button by renaming the browser Edge and making a number of changes to it. For the past few years, Microsoft has been building up Edge as a worthy competitor to the likes of Chrome, Opera, and Firefox, and today, the Edge team is launching a new feature that might help turn some heads.

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Office 365 is rebranding: Here’s what to expect

Office 365 is rebranding: Here’s what to expect

Microsoft isn't just unveiling new Microsoft 365 subscription plans for families today, but also renaming its existing subscription services to make them fit with the new schemes. From April 21, for instance, Office 365 Business Essentials will become Microsoft 365 Business Basic.

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Microsoft 365 gives Office subscriptions a family twist

Microsoft 365 gives Office subscriptions a family twist

Microsoft has revealed the latest expansion of its cloud services, Microsoft 365, with Personal & Family subscriptions rolling out to all subscribers from April 21. It'll include features across the Office suite and in a new Teams for Consumer app, with functionality that helps polish up papers, avoid biased language, manage finances and more. Meanwhile there'll be tools to track teen drivers and control what kids can access online and in apps, along with a leaked password monitoring system keeping an eye on the dark web for stolen credentials.

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Minecraft scale version of the Earth is slowly taking shape

Minecraft scale version of the Earth is slowly taking shape

Even before there were such things as quarantines and shelter-in-place orders, Minecraft players have already been building painstaking recreations of both fictional as well as real-world locations and structures. Now that there is more time available, one can only imagine the out of this world ideas some would come up with. You don't have to travel that far, though, as our very world itself is already a source of inspiration as this new project to create a 1:1 version of the Earth in Minecraft demonstrates.

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Outlook, Office 365 won’t connect to internet [UPDATE: Bug affects Internet Explorer, Edge]

Outlook, Office 365 won’t connect to internet [UPDATE: Bug affects Internet Explorer, Edge]

A Windows 10 connectivity bug seems to be affecting workers using VPN connections as Microsoft moves to release fix in early April. This situation is of particular importance at this moment in history due to the abnormal amount of workers working from home. Workers are currently dependent on productivity and connectivity apps Outlook for email, Office 365 (online collaborative tools), and Microsoft Teams while quarantined to avoid the spread of COVID-19 / novel coronavirus worldwide.

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