Tag: Microsoft

Xbox 360 Gets Its First System Update in Two Years

Two years since Microsoft announced that the Xbox 360 had been discontinued, it delivered a minor system update on Tuesday last week, which is surprising news to say the least. The official update notes say the new version, numbered 2.0.17526.0, brings “minor bug fixes and improvements”. That’s it, nothing more. It’s interesting to see Microsoft

Indian Tablet Market Declined 10 Percent in Q1, With Lenovo in the Lead: CMR

The tablet market in India saw 10 percent decline in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the last quarter, with Lenovo leading the pack with a 23 percent market share, a new report said on Friday. According to CyberMedia Research’s (CMR) “Tablet PC Market” report, Samsung stood at second place with 21 percent share while Datawind was

Microsoft Explains Why the Xbox One X Has a Performance Mode for Xbox 360 and Original Xbox Games

Xbox One backwards compatibility is the best reason to own Microsoft’s console. With recent updates, the Xbox One X in particular can now play certain Xbox 360 and original Xbox games with enhanced visuals. It’s called the Heutchy method, named after the engineer who devised this feature. During an episode of the Hanselminutes

Battlefield V Reveal Today: How to Watch Live Stream and What to Expect

EA’s latest entry in its long-running military shooter series Battlefield V will have a live reveal today. It’s rumoured to sport a battle royale mode in addition to an already confirmed single-player campaign and thanks to a series of leaks, its World War 2 setting has been laid bare as well as its promotions,

Microsoft Pledges to Extend EU Data Rights Worldwide

Microsoft promised Monday to give users worldwide the same data and privacy rights Europeans will get under new regulations there. That’s in contrast to some of its tech rivals, who are hedging on how much privacy protections will change for Americans and other non-Europeans. Microsoft’s move means no matter where you

Top Executive Behind Baidu’s Artificial Intelligence Drive Steps Aside

Lu Qi, who oversaw Baidu’s shift to artificial intelligence(AI) after a damaging ad scandal in 2016, is stepping down as Chief Operating Officer, China’s biggest search engine said on Friday. Lu, a former Microsoft executive and AI expert who joined Baidu in late 2016, is currently responsible for day-to-day operations in its AI unit, which

Microsoft to Replace Surface Pro 4 Units With Flickering Screens

After receiving complaints regarding a screen flicker defect in some Surface Pro 4 devices, Microsoft has offered to replace the eligible devices free of charge. The faulty Surface Pro 4 units qualified for replacement should be less than three years old (by date of original purchase), Microsoft said in a post on its

New Windows 10 build kills controversial password-sharing Wi-Fi Sense

When Microsoft announced Windows 10, it added a feature called Wi-Fi Sense that had previously debuted on the Windows Phone operating system. Wi-Fi Sense was a password-sharing option that allowed you to share Wi-Fi passwords with your friends and contacts in Skype, Outlook, and Facebook. Here’s how Microsoft described the

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update doubles up on Start Menu advertising

One of the changes Microsoft introduced when it launched Windows 10 was the ability to show suggested applications, aka advertisements, within the Start Menu and on the lock screen. The “suggested application” function can be disabled relatively easily, but Microsoft is making changes in Windows 10 to increase application visibility