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Mobile

Microsoft: Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update to roll out ‘in the coming weeks’

Microsoft rolled out the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 3, but there was no update for mobile devices. Good news -- the Lumia India Twitter account revealed an August 9 date, but Microsoft says it will arrive 'in the coming weeks.'
Virtual Reality

Microsoft kicks open the $3K HoloLens doors to all developers and companies

With the launch of Windows Anniversary Update, Microsoft threw open the doors to all developers and businesses wanting to get their hands on the $3,000 HoloLens, and announced Commercial Suite for the enterprise sector.
Gaming

‘Forza Motorsport 6’ gets fresh new vehicles in Turn 10 Summer Car Pack

Motorsports fanatics can test drive a new batch of playable vehicles hitting Forza Motorsport 6 today as part of the Turn 10 Summer Car Pack, including digital recreations of the Ferrari F-158 F1 and the Watson #1 Sheraton-Thompson Special…
Computing

Microsoft is now enforcing its rule banning unsigned Windows 10 kernel mode drivers

Starting with Windows 10, version 1607, Microsoft will enforce its driver signing rule banning kernel mode drivers not signed by the company's Dev Portal. New drivers will also require an Extended Validation Code Signing Certificate.
Gaming

Microsoft deploys Xbox One Summer Update with loads of new features

Microsoft is rolling out a major Xbox One firmware update today, giving console owners access to long-requested system features like user-selected background music and voice commands via Cortana.
Computing

Microsoft leaves loophole open for free Windows 10 upgrade

If you utilize assistive technologies like screen magnifiers or voice commands to control your desktop PC, Microsoft has extended the free upgrade period for Windows 10 for the indefinite future, with no checks necessary to prove you need…
Gaming

Cortana is finally coming to Xbox One in its Summer Update

As Microsoft continues its effort to make its products and services ecosystem more consistent, it is finally bringing Cortana, the virtual assistant featured on Windows 10, to the Xbox One.
Gaming

Microsoft responds to Tim Sweeney’s latest Universal Windows Platform rant

Epic's Tim Sweeney got on his soapbox again bashing Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform model last week. Now Microsoft has responded with a small reply, admitting that UWP is still in its infancy, and there's still a lot of work to do.
Mobile

Microsoft is laying off another 2,850 employees, mostly from its mobile division

First, Microsoft announced plans to lay off 7,800 employees last year. Then in May it was an additional 1,850, and now it will lay off another 2,850. Most of these cuts are from its mobile division.
Computing

Microsoft has found the source of recent Surface Pro 3 battery woes

Surface Pro 3 owners affected by recent battery life issues can breathe a sigh of relief, as Microsoft has seemingly found the source of the problem — and plans to fix it via software update.
Gaming

Microsoft releases Unreal Engine 4 fork with Universal Windows Platform support

Microsoft has released source code for a new fork of Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 with support for the Universal Windows Platform, despite recent criticism from Epic's co-founder, Tim Sweeney.
Computing

Microsoft injects Office 365 with cool new features for Word, Outlook, PowerPoint

Microsoft said on Tuesday that Office 365 will receive a bunch of new features in July, including Researcher and Editor services for Word. PowerPoint and Outlook will get new goodies, too.