In an interesting turn of events, it has emerged that Microsoft actually demoed Xbox One games during the E3 conference using HP desktops loaded with Windows 7 and powered by Nvidia GTX 700 series graphics cards.
Microsoft has released an Office Mobile app for iOS devices, which is available for free to download but, requires a subscription to Office 365 to run.
The app has been optimized for iPhone at the moment and once downloaded, Office 365 subscribers will be able to open and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents from just about anywhere.
Microsoft has announced that its Xbox One will be launched in November this year just before the holiday season and will be priced at $499.
Microsoft detailed (to some extent) its Xbox One for the first time three weeks back wherein it went on about the media capabilities of the console – a home entertainment system, if we may, rather than talking about the gaming capabilities of the console and since then there have been news and speculations surrounding the console.
Sony must have flipped the pages on its PlayStation book to as early as PlayStation 3 launch and having learned a lesson or two it will try to keep the pricing of PlayStation 4 as much under $400 as it possibly can, claims an analyst.
Microsoft has come clear on game resales on the Xbox One because of which gamers will be greeted with more restrictive rules once the console is released later during the year.
Microsoft has successfully taken down one more botnet in collaboration with the FBI which was known to control millions of PCs across the globe and was allegedly involved in and responsible for bank fraud in tune of more than $500 million.
Security expert Tavis Ormandy has discovered vulnerability in Windows kernel which when exploited would allow an ordinary user to obtain administrative privileges of the system.
Microsoft has started offering a 256GB version of its Surface Pro tablet to consumers in Japan – with double the size of what is available in the US and UK and that too with Microsoft Office 2013 included.
The launch events of Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 had a few differences – Sony went on about the hardware specifications of the PS4 and didn’t reveal much about the appearance of the next-gen gaming console whereas Microsoft showed us the console and talked about the extras rather than revealing anything about the hardware specifications. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 both come with 64-bit APUs from AMD but, they are different to a great extent.