Microsoft surprised the industry at E3 by announcing “native” backward-compatibility to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. But before you toss your Xbox 360 console out the window, you’ll want to check out the full details. The ability to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One is indeed great news, but there are several important factors to consider.
There are many caveats and details to Microsoft’s free Windows 10 promotion. Here’s a list of who’s eligible, which version you’ll get, and how and when the free upgrade will be available.
Microsoft may be focused on the Xbox One, but it hasn’t forgotten about the Xbox 360. The company today released a system update that brings long-awaited support for larger external hard drives (up to 2TB), along with some minor UI and account management improvements.
Microsoft is moving quickly to embrace Apple Watch, releasing updates to its PowerPoint and OneDrive apps this week that let users view photos and navigate presentations on Apple’s new wearable device.
Microsoft’s OneDrive service offers the most storage space for the least amount of money, making it a great place to upload backup copies of your iPhone or iPad images. But the service will also automatically upload videos, too, which are huge and eat up your bandwidth. Here’s how to tell OneDrive Camera Backup to only upload images, saving your large videos for your video editing software.
After announcing in 2013 that it would provide support for Chrome on Windows XP through “at least April 2015,” Google this week clarified its commitment, pledging to support the browser on the aging operating system through the end of the year.
Microsoft late Tuesday released an update to the Office for Mac 2016 Preview. In addition to a number of bug fixes and functionality improvements, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint received some visual tweaks that mirror the changes in progress for the Office 2016 for Windows beta.
Microsoft has brought many of its key apps to iOS and Android in recent years, but one app that has remained exclusively on Windows Phone is Office Lens, a powerful scanning app with complete Office and OneNote integration. But the wait is over, and Office Lens is now available for iOS and Android. Was it worth the wait? Read our quick look review to find out!
Microsoft’s new Surface 3 looks great compared to Apple’s iPad Air 2. At the same $499 price point, users get a tablet with more storage, a full desktop operating system, a free year of Microsoft Office, and the ability to use a true digitizer pen. But is it too good to be true? As much as I love the Surface, you’ll be paying quite a bit more than the sticker price to get the full experience.
Microsoft has just released the first preview build of Office for Mac 2016, a major update for the out-of-date software that brings modern productivity features to OS X for the first time in five years. All OS X users can download the preview now and use it for free until the final launch later this year.