Review Category : Microsoft

This is a new ad from Microsoft to promote Windows convertible Lenovo Yoga 11s. Helena Stone, Editor-in-Chief of Chip Chick and Chip Chicklets shares her story and how she uses her Lenovo Yoga 11s with the new Windows. Lenovo Yoga 11s comes with a 11.6″ high-definition touch screen display. The 2-in-1 design enables you to use in laptop, stand, tent and tablet modes for versatility. Full Specs: 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i5-3339Y processor Features a 3MB L3 cache and 1.5GHz processor speed with Turbo Boost up to 2.0GHz. Intel® Core™ i5 processor Features smart 4-way processing performance with a speed boost. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Delivers extra performance when you need it and increased energy efficiency when you don’t. Intel® HD graphics provide extra graphics power for your laptop when you need it. 4GB DDR3 memory For multitasking power. Note: Optical drive not included Compatible with optional external recordable CD/DVD drives (not included). ...

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Microsoft today confirmed that Office 2013 SP1 is coming early next year. It will include performance improvements, feature updates and improved compatibility with Windows 8.1. I want to give you a quick heads up that early next year we’ll release Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the 2013 set of products including Office, SharePoint and Exchange.  SP1 will deliver performance enhancements, feature updates and improve compatibility with Windows 8.1.  Of course if you’re an Office 365 customer, you’re always up to date with the latest versions of our products.  We’ll have more details to share on all that is coming in SP1 and how customers can acquire it closer to availability. Source: Office blog ...

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  All new Xbox One comes with 500GB internal storage which is not removable and upgradable too. Microsoft also revealed that the support for external storage won’t be available at launch. From the reviews of Xbox One, each big next generation game after installation takes about 50GB of storage. So, basically you can install about 10 huge games at a time on your Xbox One. One of the glaring omissions on Xbox One OS seems to be the storage management. There is no overview page where you can look at the storage space remaining, which game is taking more storage, etc,. It seems Xbox One OS itself will do the storage management somehow. Neowin spoke with Microsoft and got the following response, Xbox One was designed to make storage management automatic. For saved games, settings, and other information that Xbox One customers save to the cloud, space is virtually unlimited. On the ...

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  Skype on Xbox One will miss one key feature at launch. The ability to snap video calls while playing games won’t be available at launch but it will be made available in the future via updates. But it is integrated with Xbox Kinect’s voice commands, supports upto four people group video chat and more. Microsoft also confirmed that an update will be available on Day 1 which will allow users to use Kinect to update your profile picture and fixes several bugs. Read the top features of Skype on Xbox One below. No. 5: Notifications Now you’ll never miss a chance to connect with the people who matter thanks to notifications that pop up when you receive calls and messages, whether you’re playing a game like Forza Motorsport 5, watching live TV, or doing Xbox Fitness. No. 4: Wide View Camera with Auto Zoom and Pan With Kinect’s new ...

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Logitech’s Harmony universal remote comes with support for remote control compatibility of over 225,000 home theater devices. Harmony devices can connect to other devices via IR or Bluetooth. Harmony already supports Xbox 360 and they Logitech has announced they they working with Microsoft Xbox team for Xbox One support on day one. “We are working directly with the Xbox team at MSFT to have Harmony support on Day 1 of Xbox One launch,” FYI, Sony PS4 will not work with Harmony. via: Polygon ...

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Xbox One SmartGlass app is now available for iOS and Android devices. Xbox SmartGlass app allows you to control and interact with your Xbox One console. You can search, browse through content or do web browsing on your TV through SmartGlass and more. “Xbox One SmartGlass is the perfect companion app for your Xbox One, both in your living room and on the go. Connect and control your Xbox One. Stay connected with the games and gamers you like. Add a new dimension to your console entertainment with the mobile device you already own. In the living room: Navigate your Xbox One console using your device’s keyboard and touch Control your media and set top box with the SmartGlass remote control Browse the web on your TV using your mobile device Enhance what you are watching or playing with SmartGlass companions Increase performance with faster connections and reliability In the ...

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Xbox One reviews are now up online. All leading technology blogs have posted their reviews. Overall, the reviews of Xbox One seems positive. For example, Polygon rated Xbox One ahead of Sony PS4. Read the conclusions of Xbox One review from few websites below. Click the title of the websites to read their full reviews. Polygon: Microsoft has insisted it has the software gamers want. But it’s also maintained that this generation is about more than that. It’s repeatedly outlined a vision for a console based around entertainment, apps and connected experiences, tied together by Kinect, which has been met with apprehension by the enthusiast audience. To be clear, Kinect isn’t a fully realized product yet. Gesture support is functionally non-existent, and there’s a lack of good examples of how Kinect can contribute to games. There are certain elements of Microsoft’s strategy that are missing at launch, like support for ...

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Microsoft has released their Xbox One SmartGlass app for Windows 8/RT devices in the Windows Store. Apart from the regular SmartGlass features that allows you to control the Xbox One console, SmartGlass app brings some immersive 2nd screen experiences. Games and apps like Dead Rising 3, Madden 25, Battlefield 4, Just Dance 2014, Internet Explorer, and Machinima feature a SmartGlass Companion on Day 1. Description Xbox One SmartGlass is the perfect companion app for your Xbox One, both in your living room and on the go. Connect and control your Xbox One. Stay connected with the games and gamers you like. And add a new dimension to your console entertainment with the mobile device you already own. Features Navigate your Xbox One console using your device’s keyboard and touch Control your media and set top box with the SmartGlass remote control Browse the web on your TV using your mobile ...

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Microsoft Store has revealed the products that will be on its Black Friday deals. The prices will drop at midnight ET on November 28th. Surface RT 32Gb – $199 Surface RT 64GB – $379 Dell Inspiron 15Z – $399 (Intel Core i5, 6GB RAM, 32GB SSD+ 500GB HDD) Xbox 360 250GB – $199 Xbox 360 4Gb - $179 Call of Duty: Ghosts - $39.99 (Xbox 360), $49.99 (Xbox One) Grand Theft Auto 5 – $33.99 Battlefield 4 – $38.99 Madden 25 - $24.99 Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – $33.99 FIFA 14 – $24.99 Skylanders Swap Force Xbox 360 – $38.99 Minecraft – $9.99. There are lots of other products whose deal price will be revealed in the coming days. I think Surface RT 32Gb and Dell Inspiron 15Z are my best deals in the above list. What do you think? Check out the deals here. via: PCMAG ...

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Bing is now powering parts of Microsoft including Windows, Windows Phone, Office, and more. Even the upcoming Xbox One utilizes the power of Bing for the search functionality. With Bing and Kinect, you can easily find, play, watch, and listen to whatever you want. In fact, you can control the whole Xbox One using voice. You can wake up your Xbox One, switch between apps, start Skype call and more. Since it uses the Deep Neural Networks from Bing, it supports using natural phrases as well. For instance, you can say like the following to perform appropriate action. “I feel like watching comedy movies from the 1980’s” “Show me popular dubstep music” “I want to watch the movie Star Trek Into Darkness” “I want to play Forza Motorsport” Voice search on Xbox One works across the content available, from Xbox music track to Hulu rental videos. Xbox entertainment is growing from hundreds of thousands of pieces of ...

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Microsoft’s annual shareholder meeting is going on today.  Bill Gates made a very brief statement on the CEO search.  It seemed to me he originally planned to say a little more, but emotions got the best of him. Microsoft’s board is in search for the new CEO for Microsoft as current CEO Steve Ballmer is retiring next year. Microsoft previously announced that they are considering both internal and external candidates for this job. Reuters reported that former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and current Ford CEO Alan Mulally are now part of the shortlisted external candidates list. Also the internal candidates under consideration includes former Skype CEO Tony Bates, who is now responsible for Microsoft’s business development, and Satya Nadella, the company’s cloud and enterprise chief. More tidbits may come out of the meeting, we’ll have full coverage throughout the day. via: The Verge ...

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Microsoft today detailed the Twitch experience on Xbox One. Twitch is the the world’s leading video platform for gamers. It will allow you to view the full content catalog from tens of thousands of PC & console broadcasters on the Twitch platform. Apart from the regular features, it supports Xbox One platform features such as Snap mode, instant switching, Xbox OneGuide, etc,. Also it supports the new media achievements which you can earn as you watch videos on this app. Here are some, Watch one hour of live video on Twitch to become a Newcomer Watch 10 hours of live video on Twitch for Competitive Watch 100 hours of live video on Twitch for Best Viewer Watch one hour of live video on Twitch channels that have less than 10 viewers to be the Hipster Microsoft also revealed that game broadcasting on Twitch app is not coming at launch. Microsoft is working with Twitch to ...

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Microsoft today announced the launch of Microsoft Store on eBay in the US. It is basically Microsoftstore.com within eBay. Microsoft is expanding their online retail presence with this move. As you can expect, all Microsoft products from Xbox to Surface are available. Our customers continue to tell us they want more choice, value and service and appreciate how our stores connect them to the best of Microsoft. This delights us to no end. By working with eBay, a top global shopping destination with more than 124 million active users globally, even more customers can now purchase their favorite Microsoft first-party products including Surface and Xbox, as well as accessories. Our customers can expect the same safe online shopping experience, return policy and free shipping from the Microsoft Store on eBay that they’ve come to expect on microsoftstore.com. Visit Microsoft Store on eBay. ...

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Ryse: Son of Rome is an action-adventure video game developed by Crytek and published by Microsoft Studios as an Xbox One exclusive launch title. Today, the launch trailer of the game got released. You can watch it above. Ryse: Son of Rome tells the story of Marius Titus, a young Roman soldier    who witnesses the murder of his family at the hands of barbarian bandits,    then travels with the Roman army to Britannia to seek revenge. Quickly    rising through the ranks, Marius must become a leader of men and    defender of the Empire on his quest to exact vengeance – a destiny    he soon discovers can only be fulfilled much closer to home. Ryse: Son of Rome presents a cinematic recreation of the Roman Empire in breathtaking detail, from the northern reaches of Britannia, to the Coliseum and the very heart of Rome itself. Stunning visuals bring every aspect of the Empire ...

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  Designers from design consultancy company Teague have reviewed the Sony PS4 design. Teague designed the original Xbox, conceptualized controllers for the Xbox brand, and created the Xbox 360 racing wheel. The review just focuses on the industrial design of the PS4. The console got some positive news, they commented that PS4 is a good-looking, nicely proportioned console that fits well into the modern living room. The controller and the design connection between controller and the console was criticized. Creative Director David Wykes commented that Sony’s controller looks like a piece of clay that’s been worked with too much. It’s always a challenge to design two functionally apposed objects to look like they’ve been born from the same creator; one a box to be quietly placed, admired, and left alone, the other a controller to be held and beaten into submission.  But the controller is the main touch point for the console; ...

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Microsoft revealed during Xbox One announcement that Game DVR and Upload features are built into Xbox One. You can record your clips and personalize them for your Xbox Live friends to see. If you have a SkyDrive account, you can save your edited game clips directly to the SkyDrive folder and share the way you want to share without any restrictions or limitations. What are Game DVR and Upload Studio? Game DVR makes it possible to capture the most epic moments in your gaming experience. You can snap it to the side of your game to begin recording up to five minutes of footage at any time. You get to choose whether you want to capture the last five minutes of gameplay or quickly capture the last 30 seconds simply by saying “Xbox, record that.” Hit the Game DVR notification or say “Xbox, go to Upload Studio” and you will ...

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