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Microsoft announces a new wired Xbox Stereo headset

Microsoft has announced a brand new wired Xbox Stereo headset, which is essentially a wired version of the new wireless headset the company revealed earlier this year. The wired version is quite a bit less expensive than the wireless version and understandably it is missing a few features when compared to the wireless model. The wired one comes in art £54.99 in the UK and $59.99 in the US, its […]

Microsoft Teams now supports native macOS notifications

Microsoft Teams now supports native macOS notifications with the official app, with support coming for macOS 10.15 and later only. Long time users of Teams on Mac have been asking for this for a long time now, a forum thread found by Windows Latest is over five years old and a Microsoft employee replied to it. “We are thrilled to share that Teams now supports Mac OS notifications on Mac OS […]

Forza Motorsport 7 will be taken off of the Microsoft Store in September

According to the official Forza Twitter account, Forza Motorsport 7 will be taken off of the official Microsoft Store come 15th September. The game will remain playable, but will be no longer available to purchase or play on Xbox Game Pass. By that day in September, the game would have reached its ‘end of life’, which for Forza games is around four years, due to the cars and tracks being […]

GTA Online is being shut down for Xbox 360 and PS3 later this year

Rockstar has announced today that later this year, the GTA Online service for older gaming consoles is being shut down. Come the 16th December 2021 the online multiplayer section of Grand Theft Auto V will no longer be available for those users on consoles from two generations ago. However, Rockstar has been keen to point out that the local story mode of the game will be unaffected – it is just the […]

Microsoft is killing off Internet Explorer in 2022

Microsoft is planning on finally killing off Internet Explorer next summer, and this move has been a long time coming, as Microsoft introduced its successor, Edge alongside Windows 10 back in 2015. Since then, Microsoft has been slowly building up the feature set of its new browser in preparation to retire IE. Microsoft still bundles IE with current versions of Windows 10 and come 15th June 2022, it won’t be […]

Apple TV app on Xbox now supports Dolby Vision

For the past year, Apple has been making its Apple TV app available on lots of other third party platforms, with support for Smart TVs, games consoles and other streaming devices. Apple launched support for the Xbox in November 2020 and now it is adding support for Dolby Vision, for an improved HDR viewing experience, so long as the TV you use supports it too. Xbox consoles do support Dolby […]

Microsoft Office and OneNote are now available on Amazon Fire tablets

Microsoft and Amazon have partnered up to bring the Office apps and OneNote to Amazon Fire tablets, by adding them to the Amazon Appstore. Microsoft has consolidated Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into one app and this isn’t the first the company has brought its applications to the Amazon Appstore. For a while now, Outlook, Xbox and Xbox Game Pass apps have been available on Amazon’s tablets. To go along with […]

Microsoft Teams now has 145 million active users a day

This week, Microsoft has announced that Teams has hit 147 million daily active users, the last time Microsoft revealed any figures around Teams was back in October 2020 when it announced it had passed 115 million daily active users. This is now marking a 26% increase since then. Business and schools are still moving to these sort of services, along side its competitors such as Slack, Google Meet and Zoom. […]

Xbox Live Gold no longer needed to play online, for some games

As of this week, Microsoft has updated its policies for what Xbox Live Gold is required for, most notably free-to-play games such as Call of Duty: Warzone and Fortnite won’t need an active subscription to be able to play online with friends. This change affects Xbox One and Xbox Series S and X users and more than 50 games are eligible for this new change. This change does come after […]

Windows 10 now works on Apple’s latest M1 Macs

Since Apple launched its new Mac models with its own Apple Silicon chips inside, running any kind of Windows has been basically impossible, as Boot Camp itself isn’t supported on M1 Macs. For a long time, virtualisation software has been available on macOS, the most famous of which being Parallels and they have come to the rescue to get Windows 10 working on Arm based Macs. Parallels has released an […]