All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Microsoft’

Xbox 360 Emulation Might Show Up On The Xbox One

The Xbox 360 has one of the best game libraries of any game console. It’s a shame then that the console’s library can’t be played on the Xbox One. For fans of the console that bought an Xbox One, they have to keep the Xbox 360 out to play some of the upcoming games for the console. What if backwards …

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Windows XP: How to Secure the Dead OS

The day has finally arrived. Microsoft has been warning consumers for one year now that support for Windows XP will be ending, and at midnight EDT tonight the operating system will officially be dead to Microsoft. What does this mean for consumers who are still running the popular OS? Not much at first. Updates to the platform will cease, and …

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Microsoft Is About To End Windows XP Support

The final countdown for Windows XP support is upon us (There’s literally a countdown. You can see it here). It’s had a good twelve-year run, but on April 8th, Microsoft will support the OS no more. This means there will be no more security updates or technical support. “Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware and help …

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Poppy Montgomery Secretly Married Shawn Sanford at Disneyland

Poppy Montgomery and Microsoft executive Shawn Sanford have been married since February 19. Montgomery broke the news on Friday when she appeared on Live! with Kelly and Michael. The wedding ceremony took place at Disneyland. The couple’s children were present and Mickey and Minnie Mouse presided. “My mother was horrified. She was like, ‘How do you turn Disneyland into Vegas? …

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Microsoft And Yahoo Both Said To Be Working On New Original TV Shows

Two reports are circulating this morning indicating that Microsoft and Yahoo are both working (separately) on new original television shows that would follow the high-quality series trend set by Netflix and followed by Amazon and others. Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft’s Xbox TV studio plans to roll out new shows in June with a total of six series lined up. …

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Bing Launches ‘Knowledge Widget’ For Webmasters, App Linking

Microsoft has launched the Bing Knowledge Widget for webmasters and publishers. It detects and visualizes entities on your webpage, and displays rich info about the entity, providing site visitors with info about the said entities on the page. If they hover over the objects you’ve selected in the back-end, they will see the widget’s display on the right-hand side of …

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Internet Explorer 11 Gets Enterprise Mode

Microsoft announced that it has launched an update to Internet Explorer 11 with an Enterprise Mode feature aimed at helping businesses keep up to date with software, service, and device releases. It’s available on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Microsoft says it provides better compatibility for older versions of IE and tools to manage which Web apps use it. “Businesses …

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Windows Phone 8.1 Adds Cortana, Various Improvements

Last year, Microsoft refreshed Windows 8 on PCs and tablets with the launch of Windows 8.1. It added a bunch of new features, including the return of the Start button. Widows Phone users were left without an update though with Microsoft only promising that one was on its way. At Microsoft’s annual developer conference taking place this week, the company …

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Software Revenue Rose 4.8% Last Year

The PC market is in a funk, with PC manufacturers scrambling to find a way to make desktop and notebook PCs relevant within the new reality of mobile tablets and smartphones. That doesn’t mean, however, that the software companies providing the applications for the PC market are headed the same way. As businesses and consumers push forward with their already-capable …

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Phil Spencer Gets Promoted To Head Of Xbox Division

Phil Spencer is probably the most likable of all the Xbox executives. He exudes confidence during all of Microsoft’s press conferences, and he has a legitimate love for games. In fact, you could say he’d be the perfect fit to lead Xbox in 2014. Well, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella seems to agree. Nadella announced this morning that Phil Spencer will …

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Microsoft Will Pay You $100 To Upgrade Windows XP

Microsoft wants you to finally stop using Windows XP. Microsoft announced this week that they will no longer be supporting Windows XP in any of their security updates, and are urging anyone left on the 12-year-old operating system to upgrade their device. To help offset costs, Microsoft is offering a $100 credit towards upgrading your system to one of their …

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Microsoft Announces Office For iPad, New Enterprise Tools

Microsoft made some major announcements on Thursday including Microsoft Office for iPad, free Office Mobile apps for iPhone and Android, and the Enterprise Mobility Suite of cloud services to help businesses manage corporate data and services on various devices. The company also announced the upcoming availability of Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium and enhancements to Windows Intune. CEO Satya Nadella …

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