Topic / Windows

Gamescom 2015: Killer Instinct Season 3 confirmed, Battletoads guest character playable today

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Announced at the Xbox Gamescom briefing, Killer instinct will be getting another season, starting March 2016. Just a couple of months ago, Season 2 came to an end, bringing a handful of old and new fighters; more stages and themes; and features including a revamped story-mode and ‘shadows’, and it goes without saying that Iron Galaxy have done an amazing job with the franchise. I’m proud to announce that Killer Instinct Season 3 […]

Microsoft to customers: even a child can upgrade to Window 10

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Source: The Verge Upgrading Windows, or any OS in general, can sometimes be a rough process. You never know if it’ll lead to your computer or phone being bricked, whether you’ll experience some sweet error codes or BSOD’s, or whether you’ll find older software is no longer compatible with the latest and greatest version of XYZ. But screw you for being careful, you buffoon, even a child can upgrade to Windows 10. So […]

OneNote for Windows is now completely free

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Back in 2014, Microsoft took a big step forward with OneNote, a movement which was our first glimpse at the future for all of their Microsoft Office family. First they released a version of their popular OneNote service for Mac, as well as improving iPad, iPhone and Android versions. And the craziest thing of all? They released these apps with the sweet pricetag of free, while also making the previously paid OneNote 2013 similarly free for […]

Windows 10 Technical Preview opens up for some Lumia devices

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Microsoft is totally on a roll with their Windows 10 Technical Preview, today releasing an early version of the release for some Lumia devices. And while the version released today doesn’t yet include the new Spartan browser, there are plenty of changes at first glance, such as a new Calendar app, Mail app, preview Photos app, and a number of other tweaks to the notification system, called Action Center. The Start screen also […]

Microsoft is still crazy: meet the HoloLens

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“This is the world with holograms” wasn’t a phrase I was expecting from a consumer-focused Windows 10 event, though today, following a long conversation on the latest version of Windows, Microsoft introduced a product which sounds bat-shit crazy. And they call it the HoloLens. Basically, the HoloLens is a headset with features similar to the Occulus Rift, only instead of completely blocking our your vision with full worlds and using […]

Windows is now a service, latest release to become a free update for Windows 7, 8, and Phone users

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Windows is now a service. It’s done. At an event today in the company’s hometown, Redmond, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of OS, Terry Myerson dropped quite a bombshell. As he announced, following the release of Windows 10, the latest version of the operating service will become available to all Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users for free for at least a year following release. And, as well as that, he indicated […]

Windows 8.1 update an admission of failure as Microsoft attempts to repair desktop OS

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Microsoft is slowly walking away from the touchscreen future of Windows, today announcing an update that backtracks on their initial vision of the new OS. In a significant update for Windows 8.1, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore today announced at Mobile World Congress that “some of those touch affordances weren’t really tuned as well as we could do for those mouse and keyboard users.” The update will introduce a title bar at the top of […]

Crysis 3 Multiplayer Beta from Jan 29th – Feb 12th

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From 29th January, Crysis fans will be able to ‘beta-test’ Crysis 3 on the 360, PS3 and PC. The open beta only includes multiplayer, with access to two game modes Crash Site and the new Hunter mode, and maps Museum and Airport. Modes Hunter Mode This multiplayer game mode is all about the survival of the fittest. There are two teams, initially comprised of two permanently cloaked “Hunters”, and up to 10 […]

YEAR IN REVIEW: Microsoft takes a chance

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2012 was a year of refinement from Google and Apple, opting to make small changes to their flagship platforms of Android and iOS, as well as their device portfolios. Yet, almost shockingly, the opposite can be said for Microsoft, who instead launched the biggest change to Windows since its inception, as well as brought core redesigns of Windows Phone to market and introduced a competitive tablet OS that works on […]

Windows 8 Twitter client ‘Tweetro’ hits user cap, now blocked

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Despite the absence of an official Twitter client on Windows 8, users of the popular social network have been able to access the service on Microsoft’s platform via a number of 3rd party apps. However, the free ride may be about to end. The first casualty of Twitter’s strict, and in my opinion pathetic, new rules for developers is Tweetro, the popular Windows 8 Twitter app, which in the last 24 […]

Microsoft Surface coming down-under November 6, pre-orders available now

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Microsoft has confirmed today what we have been long waiting for – details on price and international availability. And for Australians, Redmond has confirmed that the much-hyped tablet is indeed coming to Australia, with those who pre-order set to receive the tablet from November 6; and showing off its retail prices starting from AU$599. The Surface with Windows RT will be coming out first – before one running on Windows 8 […]

Microsoft shows off Surface in new US ad campaign, leaves out any pricing details

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Microsoft’s first Surface TV ad will air tonight on the US sport network ESPN, as part of a US$1 billion campaign which has already seen a Windows 8 ad (embedded below) and now a Microsoft Surface ad. The colourful, energetic ad, actually seems like a persuasive piece, something Microsoft can rarely achieve. However, without any details on pricing, and the release date looming, that anticipation could  quickly evaporate. If the Surface’s […]

Xbox Music coming tomorrow to Xbox 360, later this month for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

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While Zune Pass had always been a great service, Microsoft lacked the marketshare to actually push it on devices. The Zune lineup, made to compete with Apple’s iPod, never caught on, and Windows Phone 7 has proven to lack a strong following. Xbox Music is set to change this, coming out tomorrow on Xbox 360’s and later this month on Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Phone 8, a mobile […]

REVIEW: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is about the fall of Cybertron and the Autobots escape from the Decepticons – what a surprise. Following on from the success of War for Cybertron, the makers have some high expectations to live up to. But do they deliver or will they make this like one of Michael Bay’s movies? Adrian Cajili reviews the latest part of the massive Transformers multiverse. (Did we also mention […]

Now, it’s official – Windows 8 coming out on October 26

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After teasing out the dates for Windows 8, Microsoft has confirmed via the Windows Blog that the upcoming version of Windows will be coming out on October 26. On that date, customers will be able to get a copy of Windows 8 via a new PC or from upgrading their existing computers. So expect a flurry of laptop announcements saying that they are Windows 8-ready, and Windows 8 tablets between […]