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Even more Ultimate – Gears of War: Ultimate Edition includes the entire series

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition just got even more Ultimate: by playing this fall when it launches, you will also unlock access to the entire Gear of War collection through the Xbox One's upcoming Backward Compatibility.

Gaming

Here’s how to fine-tune the Action Center in Windows 10

The Action Center in Windows 10 is more useful than you might think, that is, if you know what you're doing. Here's how to fine-tune your notifications and Quick actions.

Computing

Microsoft HoloLens will be in the hands of developers within a year

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been chatting to the BBC about the future direction of the company, and confirmed that businesses and enterprise customers will get HoloLens kit first.

Computing

Windows 10 is better than Windows 7, and you should upgrade now

Microsoft's Windows 7 was well-loved, and many fans have stuck with it despite Microsoft's efforts to sway their opinion. Now that Windows 10 is available, though, the time has come to stop being stubborn and embrace progress.

Computing

Watch out, Apple: Huawei has become the world’s third-largest smartphone vendor

China-based company Huawei leapfrogged Microsoft in Q2 2015 to become the world's third-largest smartphone vendor, according to Strategy Analytics. The firm gained sales mostly at the expense of Microsoft, which saw weakness in its Lumia business.

Mobile

DT Daily: Mozilla boss blasts Microsoft Edge browser

Tech headlines for July 31, 2015. The maker of the rival browser Firefox is unhappy that Edge is set as the default browser in Windows 10, even on upgraded systems where Firefox or Chrome were previously the default choice. Also, it now seems likely that an…

DT Daily

14 million people downloaded Windows 10 on its first day, and it could have been higher

Windows 10 is out, and it has launched in a big way. In addition to broadly positive consumer and critical response, Microsoft has enjoyed 14 million upgrades in the first 24 hours.

Computing

Microsoft offering free 90-day trial of Windows 10 to entice reluctant converts

If there's one thing we've seen with previous versions of Windows, it's that businesses are the most reluctant to upgrade to the new version. To help entice them, Microsoft is offering free 90-day trials for the Enterprise Edition of Windows 10.

Computing

Windows 10 didn’t break the Internet, but it could have

Many users are frustrated that they're still waiting to update the Microsoft's latest OS, but the staggered rollout may have saved everyone a lot of grief.

Computing

This is how OneDrive works in Windows 10

In Windows 10, OneDrive is turning into a central sync and storage hub across apps, devices, and platforms. Cortana lets you search and open files stored on OneDrive, and with remote access, you can open files stored on another computer via the OneDrive web…

Computing

See how gestures would have controlled Microsoft’s cancelled McLaren phone

Remember that Microsoft McLaren Windows phone from last year? It was supposed to offer Kinect-like gestures, but Microsoft cancelled it. This new video of the device sheds some light on this mysterious device.

Mobile

Microsoft turns it around, working on streaming PC games to the Xbox One

With today's launch of Windows 10, Xbox One owners can stream games to their PCs, but what about the other way around? Phil Spencer has revealed that Microsoft is working on streaming PC games to the Xbox One as well.

Gaming

Microsoft’s Arrow launcher for Android is super simple and elegant

If you want a new look for your Android phone, but don't want to get caught up with a ton of customization, then take a look at Arrow. It's a new launcher from Microsoft that displays the stuff that matters.

Mobile

How to use and customize Cortana in Windows 10

Cortana, Microsoft's digital voice assistant, is one of the biggest additions to Windows 10. Here's a handy guide on how to set up Cortana, train it to your voice, and customize it to your liking.

Computing

Windows 10 restores the desktop to dominance, but Cortana and Edge need work

Windows 10 scores a major victory for desktop users with a hoard of handy new features, but Microsoft still has work to do on the touchscreen experience.

Computing