In April of this year, Microsoft will release an update to Windows 8.1 (remember Windows 8.1 was a free update to Windows 8!) with a number of minor yet incredibly useful features that will improve your experience of the operating system when using a mouse and keyboard.
Windows 8 has been criticised by many users for ignoring traditional computers and going ‘all in’ with touchscreen interactions. Although I don’t agree with this viewpoint, I can certainly see the need for improvement.
In the latest Game & Gadget Podcast, we discuss Sky’s £9.99 NOW TV Box, Microsoft, Blackberry, Apple & even Ducktales Remastered…
I have been a huge fan of the original Xbox and the following Xbox 360 consoles. They always felt one step ahead of the competition with the introduction of Xbox Live, Xbox Live Arcade, Achievements, Gamertags and more besides. However, ever since the Xbox One was announced back in May – the rumblings of discontent have been reverberating through every outlet where the community could be heard.
A series of completely unnecessary errors and outright gaffs on Microsoft’s part have damaged the reputation of the Xbox One and indeed the Xbox brand. What was one of Microsoft’s crowning achievements for garnering generous amounts of goodwill from the community, became tarnished almost overnight with the negative perception of Digital Rights Management (DRM) and the restrictions imposed when attempting to trade used games.
In my second episode of the ‘Game & Gadget Podcast’ dedicated to gaming and technology, we discuss the recent E3 announcements from Microsoft, Sony & Nintendo, Windows 8.1 and Apple’s WWDC event.
Guests include Matt Baxter-Reynolds a mobile software development consultant and technology sociologist based in the UK who blogs for ZDNet and Chris Brandrick a freelance technology writer at Techhive and a blogger for Gigaom.