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Articles tagged with: Microsoft

Windows 8 Platform For Xbox 360 Games!

News of the day for gamers out there! You will be able to play Xbox 360 games using Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 8 platform.

Microsoft is working the new Windows operating system to have full support for the Xbox 360 games however the gamers will have to subscribe to Xbox services like they do for Xbox Live.

Windows Phone Products Enlighten!

Andrew Lees, President of Microsoft Windows Phone Division, at 2011 Worldwide Partner Conference talked about the imminent of Windows.

He stated that “in fact, if you look even at the price of smartphones, a year ago all smartphones cost over $400 when they left their hardware manufacturer. Today, they’re down to about $200, and next year, a smartphone that can run something like Windows Phone 7 will actually be down to $100 to $150. So, you’re seeing a dramatic price reduction.

Step Aside Tablets, Amazon’s New Kindle Is On Its Way

There is a general impression that no one but Apple can make a decent 500 dollar tablet, however Amazon is about to prove that wrong, they assumes that they can destabilize in iPad in price not with just a single tablet but two at a time!

Last week there were rumors that Amazon would uncover their two Android-based Kindle tablets later this year, the latest leaks claim that 7-inch “Coyote” tablet will cost $349 and the 10-inch “Hollywood” tablet will cost $449

Windows 8 To Support Xbox 360 Games ?

A number of sites are reporting that the Xbox 360 games could be playable on the next Windows operating system, Windows 8. While not yet confirmed, it could have many implications if true. Apparently the only thing PC users will have to do is have Windows 8 and pop the Xbox 360 game into their DVD drive and that is it.

However, your PC will still need to be powerful enough to run the games. In addition, if you want to play these games online, PC players will have to buy access into an Xbox Live feature like Xbox 360 users have to.

Limited Edition Star Wars Xbox360 Console

Are you a Star Wars fan and need a reason to replace that RRoD’d Xbox360 you have laying in the corner collecting dust? Well, we may just have a solution for you. The new Xbox 360 Star Wars edition is expected to hit US markets later this year, or perhaps during the first quarter of 2012.

So what’s new about this limited edition Xbox? Well, the hardware is pretty much the same you can expect on previous versions, except this one also has a Kinect sensor that will allow you to bypass the extra $150 for a second module.

Windows 8 Build 8042 Compiled

Windows 8 is still being worked on, getting some major kinks ironed out in hopes of a smooth April 2012 launch, as the company had earlier said. However, a new Milestone 3 Build had just been completed and was compiled on July 7th.

The most recent build was unsuccessful in fixing all the broken features but expects a refresh by the next build. The most recent build was focused on perfecting the new user interface and ensuring its functionality.

Microsoft Signs Android Patent Deal With Wistron

Microsoft announced the fourth patent-licensing deal in two weeks with a maker of Android devices, announcement timed perhaps to suggest that it has some momentum for its claims that Google’s mobile operating system violates Microsoft’s patents.

Wistron Corp, a spinoff of Acer, is the latest company to make an agreement with Microsoft in a string of lawsuits and royalty clashes that’s spanned the course of two months.

Microsoft Gives Green Light To Hack Your Windows Phone

Microsoft has traditionally not been too friendly with people messing around with its products but they have recently changed their position, at least when it comes to their mobile phones. Microsoft has given its users the “all okay” when it comes to loading Mango on Windows Mobile devices, but warned that doing so would void the warranty.

This is great news for people who still have Windows Mobile phones. Although Windows Mobile looks nice, it’s prone to freezing and glitching and causes its consumers a royal nightmare. Getting the green light to port directly to Mango may be the end of frustrations for many.

Sony Retires Production Of MiniDisc Players

Sony announced today that it will be cancelling its MiniDisc player. Laughably, I haven’t seen or heard of a mini disc player for the past 5 years so I had assumed they were already out of production, but I guess not!

The recordable 1GB Hi-MD discs that it uses will be cancelled a year from today. Hopefully not too many purchased one of these mini-disc players recently, but to be honest, I haven’t even seen them in stores.

Microsoft Asks Samsung To Pay $15 Fee Per Android Phone

Microsoft has recently demanded that Samsung Electronics pay $15 for each smartphone handset it makes based on Google’s Android operating system. Samsung is expected to counter at $10 in exchange for a deeper allegiance to the Microsoft giant (e.g. make more windows phones).

Samsung had no immediate comment to the press, but we will see how this smartphone license fee pans out. To say that politics are involved in any industry is a huge understatement.