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May ‪Xbox‬ One update previewed

May ‪Xbox‬ One update previewed

News from Alex and Ed Gaming Another month, another Xbox One update. As we approach the end of April, Microsoft have previewed the next version of the Xbox One software. The main feature of the next version is about SmartGlass which means that users will be able to turn on and off their console from a PC, Windows Phone and Android. In addition the Xbox One now supports Miracast screen […]

Windows 10 Store beta now is now functional

Windows 10 Store beta now is now functional

For the last few versions of the Windows 10 Technical Preview a dark grey ‘beta’ version of the App Store has always been available, but non accessible. Now Microsoft have made the new store available for anyone on the latest version. The plan behind it is to have one store for everything that runs Windows 10 – so desktops, laptops, Xbox One, IoT and smartphones. Two new apps were previewed last […]

April Xbox One update released

April Xbox One update released

News from Alex and Ed Gaming It’s that time again when a new update for the Xbox One comes out and this month is no different as the April update has landed. For starters the dashboard has a new “What’s On” tab which allows users to look at the latest videos on YouTube and Xbox Video, what games are being played, live Twitch broadcasts and what TV shows are trending […]

New ‪Surface‬ 3 launches for $499

New ‪Surface‬ 3 launches for $499

Today, Microsoft has announced the the Surface 3, which comes with Windows 8.1. The Surface 3 is a separate product to the Surface Pro 3. Despite having similar names the new Surface 3 has a less powerful processor and smaller screen. The Surface 3 has a quad-core Intel Atom chip, whereas the Pro 3 has the i3, i5 and i7 processors on offer. The base model comes with 64GB of […]

Windows 10 release set for the summer

Windows 10 release set for the summer

Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 OS is currently in the technical preview stage and for the people testing, it feels nearly finished. But for a lot of people, they can’t wait to get their hands on it and now we know when the public and final build will arrive. At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC), Microsoft took the opportunity to announce that the final version for the public of Windows 10 […]

‪‎Windows‬ 10 will be able to use peer-to-peer networks for updates

‪‎Windows‬ 10 will be able to use peer-to-peer networks for updates

Microsoft is seeming to be learning from some of Apple’s mistakes, as whenever a new OS X or iOS update is announced the servers seem to crash and then subsequently take ages to download anything. Now, Microsoft is adding a new feature to the upcoming Windows 10 which will allow it to use local and networked PCs to grab the update from a PC. Using peer-to-peer networking, users will not […]

Skype brings free group chats to Windows tablets

Skype brings free group chats to Windows tablets

Skype has now made group video calling free, for Windows tablets and the Surface range compatible to speak with up to 10 people at a time. Back in April, Skype did bring a bucket load of changes to their services and this is following that. The new system for Windows, analyses the video experience and can tell who the three most talkative people are and the device owner at the […]