Microsoft

Windows 11 released today: How to install and update

Windows 11 released today: How to install and update

Today Microsoft released Windows 11 to the world in a software update for all Windows 10 devices able to handle the new OS. Today we're going to run down the ways users can check if they're prepared for this update, and the ways in which said update can be loaded to a Windows 10 machine. This process begins for most people unsure of the power of their PC with a quick visit to Microsoft's PC Health Check.

Continue Reading

Windows 11 first impressions: 5 features I love, plus 1 I hate

Windows 11 first impressions: 5 features I love, plus 1 I hate

Over the past few weeks we've been testing both early builds and (over the past week) a final public build of Windows 11. During that time, I've set aside 4 features that exemplify the overall positive experience Windows 11 has been in our testing and review process so far. I also have one significant complaint, and it has to do with an element that might just be unavoidable.

Continue Reading

Seagate 512GB Xbox Series X|S expansion card might be coming soon

Seagate 512GB Xbox Series X|S expansion card might be coming soon

As game consoles become more powerful, one particular aspect seems to have taken a small step backward instead. Internal storage naturally has to be a bit limited, but the latest PlayStation and Xbox generations have also made expanding that storage either more difficult or more expensive. While the Xbox Series X|S has long had storage expansion, the available choices aren't exactly accessible, making the sighting of this 512GB card from Seagate an early holiday treat for Xbox gamers.

Continue Reading

Windows 11 benchmark reveals security feature can affect performance

Windows 11 benchmark reveals security feature can affect performance

Considering Windows has been ridiculed for decades because of its weak security, it's no surprise that Microsoft is making security a critical factor in Windows 11. It has even made certain hardware-based security features a minimum requirement for upgrading to the next big Windows release. While that definitely sounds great in general, it seems that at least one aspect of those security measures may have a negative impact on games running on certain Windows 11 PCs.

Continue Reading

Microsoft Store for Xbox is adding accessibility feature tags for games

Microsoft Store for Xbox is adding accessibility feature tags for games

The latest Xbox Accessibility Showcase has revealed a major change coming to the Microsoft Store for Xbox. According to the company, Xbox gamers will be able to easily find the accessibility features offered by games directly in the Microsoft Store for Xbox. The details are provided in what Xbox calls game accessibility feature tags, which are rolling out to some Insiders now.

Continue Reading

Microsoft Office 2021 release date and pricing revealed

Microsoft Office 2021 release date and pricing revealed

Today Microsoft made the pricing and release dates of all new Office apps official. They've revealed that they're bringing "many" of the collaborative features from Microsoft 365 (for subscribers) to Office 2021, and they're ready to roll out both the PC and Mac versions of the core Office apps in a non-subscription format for the year 2021.

Continue Reading

Forza Horizon 5 reveals full PC specs and supported accessories

Forza Horizon 5 reveals full PC specs and supported accessories

The release date for Forza Horizon 5 is quickly approaching, and today we're learning more about the PC version of the game. Not only are Microsoft and the team at Playground Games sharing updated PC recommendations for Forza Horizon 5, but the two companies have also shared supported peripherals for the game. If you're planning to dive into Forza Horizon 5 with a racing wheel, then this information is definitely for you.

Continue Reading

Microsoft Store to soon offer Opera browser, Epic Games Store

Microsoft Store to soon offer Opera browser, Epic Games Store

App stores are hot topics these days because of how the big boys are allegedly using their position to monopolize the mobile app market. To some extent, Microsoft has the opposite problem. It can't even be accused of having a monopoly because its Microsoft Store app marketplace isn't exactly teeming with exclusives, and developers can always take their apps elsewhere. For Windows 11, Microsoft is working to entice even its rivals to put their wares on its Store, even if it means hosting third-party app stores that it won't be able to tax.

Continue Reading

Windows 11 Microsoft Paint rolls out to Insiders with a new feature

Windows 11 Microsoft Paint rolls out to Insiders with a new feature

With Windows 11, Microsoft isn't just giving the operating system a visual upgrade. It is also updating almost all of its core first-party apps to match the new design language. Nowhere is this more evident than in the venerable Microsoft Paint app, which has stayed the same for almost a decade. The refreshed version for Windows 11 is finally available to Windows Insiders for testing, along with a much-needed new upgrade to an old feature.

Continue Reading

Xbox Cloud Gaming beta begins arriving on Xbox consoles: Who can play

Xbox Cloud Gaming beta begins arriving on Xbox consoles: Who can play

Slowly but surely, Microsoft has been building out its Xbox Cloud Gaming service. First, cloud gaming was exclusively available in beta on Android phones. Eventually, Xbox Cloud Gaming made its way to iOS and Windows desktops via a browser-based solution, and now the service is testing on the Xbox desktop app. Today we're adding more platforms to the pile, as Microsoft has launched a beta for Xbox Cloud Gaming on Xbox consoles.

Continue Reading

Dolby Vision support arrives on Xbox Series X/S: How to set it up

Dolby Vision support arrives on Xbox Series X/S: How to set it up

Earlier this year, Microsoft started testing Dolby Vision support for Xbox Series X/S with Xbox Insiders. Microsoft tested the feature throughout the summer, and now it seems that Dolby Vision is ready for prime time. Dolby Vision is rolling out to all Xbox Series X/S users, though of course, only those who have a TV that supports Dolby Vision will be able to tap into it.

Continue Reading

Skype’s next big redesign will be ‘super modern’ and very smooth

Skype’s next big redesign will be ‘super modern’ and very smooth

Microsoft has revealed what it has planned for the future of Skype, taking the wraps off the updated user interface and some of the features in the pipeline. Among other things, the company says the next big Skype redesign will bring a 'super modern' look alongside 'buttery smooth' performance.

Continue Reading

Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next