Review Category : Microsoft

Microsoft has constantly improved Internet Explorer in a rapid pace in the past few years. IE11 is the most standard complaint, faster and more secure IE ever. But the real problem is that two-thirds of all desktop computers are still using older, less secure browsers. To improve this situation, Microsoft is enabling automatic updating ensures that users will always be up-to-date. Also, Microsoft today detailed the security improvements made over the years in IE in the infographic above. Every version of Internet Explorer includes new and improved security protection, building on improvements from the previous version. Below are just a few of the security features added by each major version of Internet Explorer since 2001. These security features and improvements are augmented with updates such as the ones being released this month, to make socially-engineered attacks and browser exploits more difficult on modern versions of Internet Explorer. According to NSS Labs, for ...

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The creators behind the super hit Halo series is now working on a new game called Destiny. Destiny will be releasing in September for on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Bungie is planning to release a beta of this game in the coming weeks and you can get access to the beta by pre-ordering the game from Amazon. The Destiny Public Beta begins on July 17th, 2014. Watch the official E3 game play demo above. Mark your calendars. It’s our goal to make the Destiny Beta the largest pre-launch experience we’ve ever made available. So big, we hope, that we’re running an Alpha right now to help us get geared up. To guarantee your spot in the Destiny Beta, all you have to do is pre-order the game with participating retailers. Pre-order Destiny for Xbox from Amazon here. ...

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Microsoft Photosynth team released the Photosynth Tech Preview back in December and today they are releasing another update to the Technology Preview with lots of new features. For example, you can now create highlights in your synths, you can geo-tag them, view them in maps and more. Read the highlights of this latest update below. Geo-tagging my synths: You can specify a location for the synths you create.  You can provide the location information when creating a new synth or by editing a synth’s information at a later time.  Once a synth is geo-tagged, everyone can see its location. Synth highlights: You can create highlights to annotate your synth.  When looking at one of your synths, you will see a New Highlights button alongside the playback icons in the middle of the player.  Click on this button to create a new highlight.  Highlights support text and links. Map view of my synths: You can ...

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Xolo’s first Windows tablet is now available for sale in Flipkart. It is a 10.1 inches multi-touchscreen tablet powered by full Windows’ 8.1 OS, 2GB RAM and 32GB storage, A4 AMD Temash Processor, you are guaranteed crisp video graphics and high performance on this device. The Xolo Win Tablet uses an AMD Temash A4-1200 processor which is designed for high tablet performance. This processor has two 2 CPU cores with a base clock of 1 GHz, a 28-nanometer chip with a Radeon HD 8180 GPU, a Southbridge with various input/output ports, and a single-channel DDR3L-1066 memory controller. The Temash series of processors are dedicated for tablets and are based on AMD’s Japanese architecture. The performance per clock has increased by 15% from the previous model and has 2GB RAM which allows you to keep different applications opened at the same time. Key Features of XOLO Win Tablet (Black, 32, Wi-Fi):  2 MP ...

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Similar to Windows Phone Store, you can now get eight Disney games for free for PCs and tablets in Windows Store. This sale ends on June 24, so grab it soon. Find the list of games under this deal below, “Disney Solitaire” “Monsters University,” “Wreck-It Ralph” “Toy Story: Smash It!” “Where’s My Water? XYY,” “Where’s My Water?” “Where’s My Perry?” “Where’s My Mickey?” Find all these Disney titles in the FREE Disney Games collection in the Windows Store or click the titles above to take you to Windows Store for download. ...

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Neat, the first wireless scanner to include direct scan-to-cloud functionality featuring an integrated touchscreen interface for the small business and consumer markets, today announced a partnership with Microsoft OneNote. With this partnership, Neat will integrate OneNote into NeatConnect allowing users to scan documents directly to OneNote without the need for a computer. This collaboration represents Neat and OneNote’s commitment to provide their customers with solutions that make it easy to access and share their paper and digital documents and manage their important information in the cloud. The scan-to-cloud technology offered through NeatConnect provides users with a simple way to connect to OneNote, all without being tethered to a computer or requiring an intermediate device or software application. To learn more about NeatConnect and OneNote, visit www.neat.com/withonenote. ...

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At E3 2014,Ubisoft announced new versions for many of its most popular and enduring games, as well as a few entirely new titles. Some of the popular ones are open-world, action-adventure series “Far Cry 4,” a new one from long-running “Rainbow Six” series, “Assassin’s Creed Unity,” and more. Check out the full list of games announced below. “Far Cry 4″ “Just Dance 2015″ “Tom Clancy’s The Division” “The Crew” “Assassin’s Creed Unity” “Shape Up” “Valiant Hearts: The Great War” “Rainbow Six Siege” Ubisoft’s surprise wrap-up game was a new entry in the long-running “Rainbow Six” series — the first in six years. The gameplay demo of this team-based shooter showed a five-on-five hostage-extraction mission set in a fairly normal-looking suburban home. Read more at Xbox Wire. “Rainbow Six Siege” ...

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It is Patch Tuesday and on schedule Microsoft has released a number of updates for the the Surface 2, & Pro 2. No product updates were released for Surface Pro and Surface RT in June. Find update details below. Surface Pro 2 June 2014 updates: The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 6/10/2014” when you view your update history. •Surface Pro UEFI (v2.4.950.0) and Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware (v24.1.50.0) updates enhance system stability with microSD products, improves compatibility with Power Cover, and increases the reliability of sleep state transitions. Surface Pro UEFI update also provides support for PXE boot with the new Surface Ethernet Adapter. •Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware (v2.4.350.0) update improves sleep state transitions when a Surface Cover is attached. •Surface Accessory Device (v2.0.287.0) update improves sleep state transitions when a Surface Cover is attached. •Surface Power Cover Firmware Update (v2.0.288.0) improves reliability when ...

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Last night we reported that Xbox One is coming to India on September 23rd this year. This news is applicable to other some other countries in Asia too. That includes Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. The Xbox One will cost the following in these countries. In Singapore, S$639 for Xbox One and S$739  for Xbox One with the Kinect. In Taiwan, NT$12,980 for Xbox One. In Hong Kong, HK$3,380 for Xbox One. Features that will join the Xbox One experience in these countries include: Game DVR/Upload. With game DVR, you can capture and record your greatest game moments and Upload Studio makes it easy to edit and share clips with your community. You can capture the last 30 seconds of gameplay and then share your clip with your friends. Apps. With Skype, specially designed for Xbox One, video chat with friends on your TV in stunning HD, or for the first ...

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Visceral Games, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio and makers of the critically-acclaimed Dead Space series, today unveiled Battlefield Hardline for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.  The game will be available coming October 21 in North America. Battlefield Hardline playable now for the public in a closed multiplayer beta on the Origin for PC. Players can sign up for a chance to play at www.battlefield.com/beta. Delivering an all-new canvas for the best-in-class first person action gameplay the Battlefield franchise is known for, Battlefield Hardline sees Visceral Games bring its critically-acclaimed single player storytelling pedigree to provide an engaging story in a setting reminiscent of modern TV crime dramas. In multiplayer, fans will feel the thrill of the heist or the satisfaction of the ultimate bust with new twists including new modes, weapons, vehicles and gadgets. “This is an awesome opportunity to take one of gaming’s most exciting franchises in a ...

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Microsoft today announced the release of Lync for Mac 14.0.9. Microsoft listed the following issues fixed in this v14.0.9. •             Substantial improvement in Desktop Sharing (~10x throughput improvement) •             Top few Watson crashes fixed •             Location Awareness (LIS server for location) implemented •             E-911 support implemented •             Ability to select video camera for calls (can change camera while in a call/meeting) •             Warn users that contact list can’t be edited for UCS contacts •             File transfer now works •             Audio stutter fix when using 44100 sampling rate devices •             Fix QOE blob so that QOE metrics are captured correctly at server •             Bridge ACP calls so that Lync for Mac meeting experience will see ACP users in roster •             Anonymous join now works •             CVC version now has consistent numbering in Lync for Mac Update your Lync today. ...

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Microsoft today released a new fan feedback portal: Xbox Feedback where users can submit their feature requests, vote for other features and more. Xbox fans are great at letting us know what they like about Xbox, and what they’d like us to do better.  Whether on MajorNelson.com, NeoGAF, Reddit, Twitter, forums, or in person at events, we are always listening to what our fans have to say. Your passionate feedback has been a key factor in many of our decisions over the course of the last year. That’s why today we’re rolling out a new fan feedback portal: Xbox Feedback. It’s a place where Xbox fans from around the world can submit their ideas for Xbox – any idea – and have people vote on it. Because everything will happen on one site, we’ll be able to get a better idea of which ideas are truly the most important to ...

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Ubisoft today announced their next gen fitness game for Xbox One. Read the details below. Today, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft challenged gamers to ditch the old, boring workouts and jumpstart their routines with the new video game Shape Up. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with Ubisoft Barcelona, Shape Up will be available on November 11 in the US, November 13 in EMEA and November 14 in the UK, exclusively on Kinect for Xbox One. Shape Up combines a foundation of proven fitness methods with entertaining and rewarding workout routines displayed in a unique arcade style. Each of the three game modes keeps players engaged and motivated with quirky, points-driven fitness challenges. The Quick Play Mode features 90 second rapid-fire training bursts that turn the chore of working out into an exciting experience. These quick fitness activities include 12 practice sessions for a more intense focus on muscle ...

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Sony showed off GTA V video at their press conference in E3 today saying that the title is coming to PS4. That doesn’t mean it is exclusive to PS4, Grand Theft Auto V is coming for Xbox One and PC this fall. Grand Theft Auto V for PC will also feature a video editor designed for advanced movie-making. Read more about the game below. Grand Theft Auto V will take full advantage of the power of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC with across-the-board graphical and technical improvements to deliver a stunning new level of detail. Increased draw distances, finer texture details, denser traffic, and enhanced resolutions all work together to bring new life to the cities, towns, deserts and oceans of Rockstar North’s epic reimagining of Southern California. Switch between the interconnected lives of Michael, Trevor and Franklin as they embark on a series of heists across Los ...

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At E3, Microsoft revealed that Crackdown is coming to Xbox One. Crackdown was originally released in 2007 on Xbox 360 and gamers all over the world spent countless hours running, driving, and leaping around Pacific City. Now, the groundbreaking, hyper-powered world of “Crackdown” is back in stunning fashion with an all-new “Crackdown” experience for Xbox One. Developed by original creator Dave Jones, “Crackdown” on Xbox One will deliver unrivaled verticality, cooperative mayhem and destruction. Whether you’re playing the Campaign with friends or enjoying an entirely new competitive “Crackdown” experience powered by Xbox Live, you’ll never look at an open-world game the same way again. Best of all, “Crackdown” leverages Xbox Live to power a city which isn’t just an exciting place to play, but is a part of your destructive arsenal. Enjoy the teaser trailer above. Pre-order Crackdown from Amazon here. ...

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In addition to the spectacular lineup of games from some of the world’s best game studios, Microsoft also revealed number of independent studios and indie developers bringing their latest games to Xbox One. It’s an exciting E3 for Xbox and gamers, as today we showed an amazing lineup of exclusives, blockbusters and a vibrant catalog of games from independent developers. ID@Xbox announced that hundreds of studios are developing innovative games for Xbox One and unveiled incredible games on the horizon. For those of you who missed the Xbox press briefing or aren’t able to check these games out in person, take a look at the list of ID@Xbox games below and the video above for a peek at new innovations as well as existing fan favorites reinvented to take advantage of unique Xbox One features. Stay tuned to Xbox Wire throughout the week as we feature games from the E3 show floor at ...

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