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New Xbox One update includes a do not disturb mode

This week, a new update for the Xbox One was released to testers that are on the Xbox Insider program. The new release includes a new do not disturb mode, which will be useful for gamers looking to kick back and game with no distractions, this also goes hand in hand with a new status for your friends to see whether or not your are in do not disturb mode, […]

Free upgrade for Windows 10 expires January 16th

Windows 10 has been with us for a little while now, and those who can recall – When the operating system was launched in the summer of 2015, Microsoft offered users on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, until July 2016. What many might not know, those who require assistive technologies could have still upgraded to Windows 10 for free until December […]

iTunes for Windows Store release delayed

Earlier this year in May at the Microsoft Build conference, the company teased that iTunes would be coming to the Windows app store which would mainly benefit Windows 10 S users as on that version of Windows, only applications from the Windows Store can be used, unless you upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. The release of iTunes for the Windows Store was scheduled in for a release by the end […]

Microsoft launches new Skype design for Windows and Mac

Skype got a renewed mobile interface back in June, amongst some controversy. It featured a new colourful interface, with a bigger focus on messaging. Since Skype has been around, the mindshare for its use is always for video chats, whether that be for meetings or just for leisure. Windows and Mac Now, that new look interface is now available from today, on Windows and Mac. The new design includes customisable […]

Microsoft releases video, showing off the new Fluent Design for Windows 10

Since its original launch, just over two years ago Windows 10 has come a long way design wise, but the biggest change to date is coming later this year with the release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Microsoft has been working on this new update for a good while now and it adds back in the blur effects that we first saw in Windows Vista, in 2007. Windows […]

Silicon Valley €2.4 Billion row between European Anti-Trust Officials and Google

Google have been fined a whopping $2.7 billion dollars, setting a new world record for the largest penalty against any Tech company to date. The multinational technology company have been charged by European Anti-Trust officials for favouring their own services against their competitors. The cooperate giant finds itself having to defend itself after been accused of “unfairly dominating the market place” with its advertising products. It is nothing new for a […]

Microsoft issues security patch for Windows XP, also warns of cyberattacks

Today, Microsoft took another urgent step to help those users still using Windows XP and Windows Vista, with a number of security updates related to similar issues with WannaCry malware. Windows XP had its support ended back in April 2014 and since then the old OS, which was introduced back in 2001 has had a number of critical patches for security issues. WannaCry Just last month, Microsoft actually released a […]

Microsoft announces new Xbox One X at E3 – available later this year

News from Alex and Ed Gaming At this years E3 gaming conference, Microsoft took the stage yesterday to unveil the next big hardware update to the Xbox One. For quite a while now, it’s been rumoured that Microsoft had been working on more more powerful console to rival Sony’s PS4 and PS4 Pro consoles. Scorpio Dubbed “Project Scorpio” for a long time and even referred to by Microsoft on its […]

New Windows 10 update might exceed some users data limits

When Windows 10 originally in July 2015, users on Windows 7 and Windows could get the update for free, which was generous on Microsoft’s part but the update was programmed to automatically download automatically, sending a lot of users hurtling over their broadband data caps. Microsoft naturally received a lot of complaints and now with the latest big update for Windows 10 around the corner, the company has said that the […]

Beam is Microsoft’s new streaming service for Xbox One

News from Alex and Ed Gaming For users part of the Xbox Insider Program, you should have access to the new Beam app on the Xbox One. Microsoft acquired Beam last summer in August. It was originally a competitor to Twitch and no details of the acquisition were ever published. But now Microsoft is putting it to good use and baking Beam into the Xbox One and hopeful into Windows 10 […]