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Google is sending warnings about SwiftKey's access to Gmail  Windows Central · 6 minutes
What you need to know Some users received a warning from Google regarding SwiftKey's access to Gmail. The warning is likely related to upcoming API changes that limit third-party access.... more
These 12 excellent Xbox One accessories all cost less than $20  Windows Central · 3 hours
Buying new Xbox One accessories doesn't have to be expensive. We rounded up a dozen of our favorite budget gadgets and tools for Microsoft's console, and... more
Microsoft OneDrive Gets a Secure Personal Vault, Additional Storage Plans  Gadgets 360 · 3 hours
The consumer version of Microsoft's OneDrive Cloud storage service is getting a new security option and new storage plans. more
Best tips to fix OneDrive syncing issues on Windows 10  Windows Central · 4 hours
When you're facing syncing issues with OneDrive, it's likely to be a problem with the desktop client, and in this guide, we'll show you the steps to troubleshoot... more
Xbox games releasing soon: Stranger Things, They Are Billions, and more  Windows Central · 15 hours
Be on the lookout for these titles! What you need to know Many new games are coming to Xbox One next week. Some intriguing expansions are... more
Microsoft Edge Dev channel gets dark mode tweaks, more in latest update  Windows Central · 17 hours
Dark mode is spreading its wings in the latest Microsoft Edge Dev channel update. What you need to know Another weekly update is now... more
Target is offering 30 percent discounts on in-store pickups for select games  THE VERGE · 18 hours
If you’re thinking about buying a game for your Nintendo Switch, PS4, or Xbox One, you’ll save 30 percent on several titles at Target... more
Minecraft gets 'Toy Story Mash-up' pack  Windows Central · 19 hours
Relive those memories. What you need to know Minecraft just got a "Toy Story Mash-up" pack. It includes skins and so much more. Minecraft is part of Xbox Game Pass. You can purchase Xbox Game Pass... more
Microsoft Launcher beta gains tighter integration with Teams and more  Windows Central · 20 hours
The beta track is ready to roll with some new features. What you need to know Microsoft Launcher version 5.6 is now available for beta testers. The update... more
Microsoft's next Surface Pro might have a Snapdragon 8cx variant  Windows Central · 20 hours
A new Surface Pro with an ARM processor may be on the way, along with other Surface product refreshes in the fall. Microsoft is working on several new... more
Flipgrid to become the default video recording tool for OneNote  Windows Central · 20 hours
What you need to know Flipgrid will be the default video recording tool inside of OneNote starting in the Fall of 2019. Flipgrid is a video platform for... more
OneDrive now lets you go beyond 1TB of storage with Office 365  Windows Central · 21 hours
Office 365 subscribers can now purchase additional OneDrive storage up to 2TB in 200GB increments. What you need to know Office 365 subscribers can... more
Microsoft announces OneDrive Personal Vault, a secure area within OneDrive  Windows Central · 21 hours
What you need to know OneDrive Personal Vault is a new feature that secures your documents on the cloud. The feature creates a secured area in your OneDrive... more
Microsoft adds an extra security layer to its OneDrive storage service  TechCrunch · 22 hours
Microsoft today announced OneDrive Personal Vault, a new security layer on top of its OneDrive online file storage service that adds additional security features to keep... more
Check out our choices for the best Windows laptops out there  Windows Central · 23 hours
It's a great time to be a fan of Windows laptops, and if you're in the market for a new device, there are plenty of options... more
Google Drive beta test expands offline support to non-Google files in Chrome  TechCrunch · 24 hours
Google Drive’s offline capabilities are getting an upgrade. Currently, you can use Google Chrome to make your Docs, Sheets, and Slides available offline. On... more
Google Drive Introduces Offline Mode for PDFs, Images, Microsoft Office Files; Currently in Beta  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
This feature isn’t available for ChromeOS users for now, but Google says it is working on it and will bring... more
Should you get the Forza Horizon 4 Lego expansion pack? Absolutely!  Windows Central · 1 day
Everything really is awesome in Microsoft's latest content pack for Forza Horizon 4. Forza Horizon 4 has been looking strong lately. Not only does the weekly... more
Microsoft Warns Users of New Malware Attack via a Disguised Excel Attachment  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
According to security firm Proofpoint, the malicious campaign has been started by a group called TA505. more
iPadOS preview  TechCrunch · 1 day
Microsoft drew a line in the sand with Windows 10, presenting an operating system designed for both PCs and tablets alike. The move fostered hardware designers to go all in on convertibles — devices that performed double duty as laptops... more
On this week's podcast ... A new Cortana, Lockhart is dead, and more  Windows Central · 1 day
This week on the Windows Central Podcast: A new Cortana experience for Windows 10, Lockhart is dead, and more We're back with... more
Xbox Deals with Gold feature Everspace and The Surge  Windows Central · 2 days
Check out these great deals on Xbox One games. What you need to know Every week Microsoft and certain publishers discount numerous games on Xbox One. This week games like... more
Gabe Aul leaves Microsoft to become a Vice President at Facebook  Windows Central · 2 days
What you need to know Gabe Aul, the former face of the Windows Insider program, has begun his new role at Facebook. Aul is joining Facebook... more
Playground Games hires EA's Ian Mitchell for possible Fable IV  Windows Central · 2 days
Development goes on. What you need to know Playground Games is working on a new Fable game. The studio recently hired a number of developers including EA's Ian... more
How to change the DNS on your Xbox One  Windows Central · 2 days
Whether you're looking to improve network connectivity or simply use the web with a bit of extra privacy, you can set up a custom DNS server on your Xbox One... more
Gabe Aul leaves Microsoft to become Vice President at Facebook  Windows Central · 2 days
What you need to know Gabe Aul, the former face of the Windows Insider program, has begun his new role at Facebook. Aul is joining Facebook as Vice... more
The very best sales on Windows 10 apps this week  Windows Central · 2 days
While many great apps are free or only cost a few dollars, some more powerful apps can quickly creep up in price. Thankfully, the Microsoft Store features frequent... more
Gabe Aul has left Microsoft to become Vice President at Facebook  Windows Central · 2 days
What you need to know Gabe Aul, the former face of the Windows Insider program, has begun his new role at Facebook. Aul is joining Facebook... more
Bill Gates Regrets Microsoft Losing to Android as Dominant Platform Beyond iPhone  MacRumors · 2 days
At a recent event hosted by venture capital firm Village Global, highlighted by TechCrunch, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates lamented on losing to Android, calling... more
Microsoft confirms that Huawei devices will receive updates and support  Windows Central · 2 days
Despite concerns regarding the future of Huawei hardware due to government regulations, Microsoft confirms that Huawei devices will continue to receive updates and support. What you need to... more
Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates Says His Greatest Mistake Was Losing to Android  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Bill Gates in an interview with Village Global mentioned his "greatest mistake" was not becoming the "standard non-Apple mobile platform". more
Bill Gates says Microsoft losing to Android was his 'greatest mistake' - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Microsoft's co-founder said his company missed out on $400 billion after letting Google create the "standard non-Apple phone platform." more
Bill Gates calls losing mobile race to Android his 'greatest mistake ever'  Windows Central · 2 days
Gates says the non-Apple portion of the mobile space "was a natural thing for Microsoft to win." What you need to know Bill Gates... more
Report: Microsoft’s next dual-screen Surface may be able to run Android apps  9to5Google · 2 days
While the next Microsoft Surface is still very much under wraps, the new dual-screen could potentially come with the ability to run Android apps... more
Windows Terminal preview now available in the Microsoft Store  Windows Central · 2 days
Terminal, meet store. What you need to know The new Windows Terminal is now available in preview on the Microsoft Store. The Microsoft Store listing makes clear that this is... more
Microsoft’s secret dual-screen Surface might run Android apps  THE VERGE · 2 days
Microsoft has been working on a secret new dual-screen Surface device for months now. While the company has experimenting with smaller pocketable... more
Bill Gates says his ‘greatest mistake ever’ was Microsoft losing to Android  THE VERGE · 2 days
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has been reflecting on his time at the company when crucial decisions were made over its mobile operating system. During... more
Microsoft Partners NASA to Get Kids Interested in Space  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Microsoft's education arm and NASA have come together to create online lessons to get school students interested about space. more
Microsoft Bans Slack for Employees, Discourages Google Docs Use: Report  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Microsoft has banned its employees from using the free version of Slack, reportedly due to security concerns. more
Report: Foldable Surface PC with Windows Core OS will run Android apps  Windows Central · 3 days
A new report from Forbes is claiming that Microsoft's upcoming foldable Surface PC, which I revealed late last year under the codename Centaurus, will... more
Sea of Thieves 'Shroudbroken' track now available on music services  Windows Central · 4 days
Plug in your headphones. What you need to know Sea of Thieves won the Ivor Novello Award for the Best Original Video Game Score. The Ivor Novello Awards... more
Here's how to save up to $360 on Xbox Game Pass over 3 years - CNET  CNET · 4 days
If you follow these steps, you can turn your paid Xbox Live Gold subscription into up... more
Cyberpunk 2077 discounted to $50 on Amazon  Windows Central · 4 days
Grab it while you can. What you need to know Cyberpunk 2077 now has a release date of April 16, 2020. The release date comes alongside a new trailer and word that actor Keanu... more
PES 2020 goes up for preorder  Windows Central · 5 days
PES 2020 looks like quite the upgrade. What you need to know PES 2020 is a soccer simulator for Xbox One and other platforms. The game is launching in September. The title runs at 4K resolution... more
How to create your own Xbox Live gamerpic  Windows Central · 5 days
Finally, custom "gamerpics" are here! And this is how you get them. Available to users on Xbox One and the Windows 10 app, anyone can take any picture and stick it up... more
Windows Terminal appears on Microsoft Store, but you can't try it just yet  Windows Central · 5 days
Terminal, meet store. What you need to know The new Windows Terminal has appeared on the Microsoft Store, but it doesn't work... more
How to create a your own Xbox Live gamerpic  Windows Central · 5 days
Finally, custom "gamerpics" are here! And this is how you get them. Available to users on Xbox One and the Windows 10 app, you can now take any picture and... more
Elden Ring creator reveals open-world details, combat mechanics, and more  Windows Central · 5 days
George R.R. Martin worked on the lore. What you need to know Elden Ring is being developed by FromSoftware with help from George R.R. Martin. The game takes... more
Empire of Sin: Everything you need to know  Windows Central · 5 days
Cigars, crime, a few stray bullets, and lounge singing...What could go wrong? Empire of Sin takes place in the Chicago crime network of the 1920s. In an era of flappers and gangsters,... more
Huawei says MateBook PCs will continue to be 'upgraded and supported'  Windows Central · 5 days
Despite lingering worries surrounding the impact of recent trade tensions, your MateBook will keep on chugging with updates for the forseeable future. What you need to... more
All the features and changes found in Windows 10 build 18922 (and earlier)  Windows Central · 5 days
This roundup highlights all the new features and changes that Microsoft is currently testing for the Windows 10 20H1 update. As part... more
Google Earth will support all Chromium browsers, including Microsoft Edge  Windows Central · 5 days
What you need to know Google Earth will support all Chromium-based browsers going forward. Google Earth previously only used Native Client technology, which is exclusive to Google Chrome.... more
Windows 10 19H2 falls behind schedule as Microsoft fails to begin OS tests  Windows Central · 5 days
Microsoft's second Windows 10 feature update for 2019 is nowhere to be seen as Microsoft falls behind schedule for testing. It's officially... more
All the features and changes found on Windows 10 build 18922 (and earlier)  Windows Central · 5 days
This roundup highlights all the new features and changes that Microsoft is currently testing for the Windows 10 20H1 update. As part... more
Crash Team Racing speeds onto Xbox  Windows Central · 5 days
Speed past the competition. What you need to know Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is a remaster of the original. The game features gorgeous visuals similar to Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. In July, everyone who purchased... more
Inclusion is at the core of Microsoft Whiteboard's newest features  Windows Central · 5 days
What you need to know Microsoft Whiteboard for education gains six new features. The new features focus on inclusion and collaboration. This is yet another education update during... more
Halo: Reach PC early tests slated for ‘next week’ on Steam  Windows Central · 5 days
Halo: Reach for PC is fast-approaching prime time, headed to early testers as soon as "next week." What you need to know Halo: The Master Chief... more
Microsoft is only launching one next-generation Xbox, not two  THE VERGE · 5 days
Microsoft revealed its next-generation Xbox Project Scarlett console on stage at E3 earlier this month, but many had... more
Microsoft PowerPoint Gets a 'Presenter Coach' to to Help Improve Presentations and Avoid Swearing  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Microsoft is adding AI-based Presenter Coach, Design Ideas, and a Perspective Engine to PowerPoint to improve your presentations. more
Gears 5 eliminates loot boxes and season pass, features 'direct purchases'  Windows Central · 6 days
Gears 5 improves upon its predecessor. What you need to know Gears 5 launches in September on Xbox One and other platforms. The game eliminates the... more
Google Earth now available for most major web browsers, thanks to WebAssembly  9to5Google · 6 days
Google Earth has been available on the web for just over two years now, but only for Google Chrome. This is because Google built... more
How to enable (or disable) Game Mode in Windows 10  Windows Central · 6 days
Game Mode is a feature in Windows 10 that focuses system resources on games when enabled. Here's how to turn it on and off. In our tests, we... more
Apple's iPadOS could challenge the Surface for average consumers  Windows Central · 6 days
Is iPadOS going to hurt Microsoft and what about Windows Lite? Apple's new iPad OS is just in name only – for now, but the forked version of iOS could... more
Xbox games releasing next week: F1 2019, The Sinking City, and more  Windows Central · 6 days
Be on the lookout for these titles! What you need to know Many new games are coming to Xbox One next week. Some intriguing... more
Volume overlay on Windows 10 now shows YouTube video information  Windows Central · 6 days
What you need to know The volume overlay on Windows 10 now shows YouTube video information from some Chromium browsers. The new feature is available on Google Chrome... more
Sega's 'Alpha Protocol' music rights expire, removed from Steam  Windows Central · 6 days
That's unexpected. What you need to know Alpha Protocol is an espionage role-playing game from Microsoft's Obsidian Entertainment. The game was removed from Steam today because Sega's publishing rights expired.... more
NHL 20 launches in September, preorder here  Windows Central · 6 days
Get those preorders in. What you need to know NHL 20 is a hockey simulator from EA Sports. The game launches on September 13. It features a number of new modes and enhancements this... more
Adobe Lightroom Returns to the Mac App Store  MacRumors · 6 days
At WWDC 2018, Apple introduced a redesigned Mac App Store alongside changes to sandboxing parameters on macOS Mojave. Since then,... more
Microsoft details new Minecraft, PowerPoint, and Teams education features  Windows Central · 6 days
Immersive Reader is now a service for anyone to use, including in Minecraft. What you need to know Minecraft: Education Edition gets Immersive Reader support. Immersive Reader is now open... more
Hands-on with Windows 10 20H1 build 18922  Windows Central · 6 days
A new Cortana UI, renaming Virtual Desktops, and a new Pen Workspace showcased in our latest build video. Microsoft released a brand new 20H1 preview build for Insiders in the Fast and Skip Ahead... more
Microsoft 365 for Campaigns aims to secure election campaigns  Windows Central · 6 days
What you need to know Microsoft 365 for Campaigns aims to secure political campaigns. The tool eases the burden on IT administrators of campaigns. It's easy to add or remove... more
CHUWI MiniBook hits Indiegogo: An 8-inch workstation running Windows 10  Windows Central · 6 days
What you need to know CHUWI's MiniBook-Mobile Workstation launched on Indiegogo. The device is an 8-inch convertible PC with a 360-degree hinge. Early backers can receive the device... more
The ultimate guide to a clean installation of Windows 10  Windows Central · 6 days
The best way to reinstall, upgrade, or set up a new device with Windows 10 is using a clean installation. Here's the reason why and every step you... more
Microsoft Edge Based on Chromium Reaches Windows 7, Windows 8 Through Canary Channel  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Microsoft Edge based on Chromium project is available for download on Windows 7 and Windows 8 through the Microsoft Edge Insider site. more
Dell, HP, Microsoft, Intel Oppose Proposed US Tariffs on Laptops, Tablets  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Dell, HP, Microsoft, and Intel have opposed US President Donald Trump's proposal to include laptop computers and tablets among the Chinese goods targeted for tariffs. more
Thieving dragons invade Apex Legends  Windows Central · 7 days
Get that chest back! What you need to know Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game with a lot of variety. Today, players noticed that dragons were stealing chests. The dragons appear to be part of an... more
Reddit, Hulu and Xbox Live go down Wednesday afternoon - CNET  CNET · 7 days
Xbox Live says it's identified the issue and is working to fix it, while Hulu says it's back up and running. more
Reddit, Hulu and Xbox Live are down - CNET  CNET · 7 days
Xbox Live and Hulu are down, while the Reddit desktop site isn't loading posts for some people. more
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Report: Microsoft’s next dual-screen Surface may be able to run Android apps
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Bill Gates says his ‘greatest mistake ever’ was Microsoft losing to Android
THE VERGE
Microsoft is only launching one next-generation Xbox, not two
THE VERGE
Microsoft and Kano are launching a build-your-own Windows 10 PC kit
THE VERGE
PowerPoint will listen to rehearsals to help you stop swearing and stuttering
THE VERGE
Microsoft’s Project Scarlett Backward Compatible With Xbox One Games, Controllers
Gadgets 360
Dropbox is getting a massive overhaul, wants to be the center of your workflow
THE VERGE
E3 2019: 15 best trailers from the show
THE VERGE
Pre-orders open for Funko Pop skinned Gears of War on Android, iOS
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Final Fantasy VIII is finally getting a remaster
THE VERGE
Microsoft’s Xbox Elite 2 controller arrives on November 4th for $179.99
THE VERGE
Halo Infinite arrives fall 2020 for Microsoft’s new Xbox
THE VERGE
Watch the first real trailer for Battletoads’ Xbox revival
THE VERGE
The 14 biggest announcements for Microsoft Xbox at E3 2019
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E3: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to Xbox, PC - CNET
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Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox: 8K graphics, SSD storage, and ray-tracing for 2020
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A Blair Witch game is coming to Xbox
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A new Microsoft Flight Simulator is on the way
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Doom Eternal launches November 22nd
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Phantasy Star 2 is coming to the Xbox One for free next year
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