And if any company can, it’s Microsoft. The Redmond based technology firm has changed its approach to gaming lately, in a bid to emulate what Netflix has done for movies and TV. Granted gaming on Windows 10 is still not where it must be — mostly due to issues users have with the Windows Store. But the company has...

Finally! Netflix has just announced that Windows 10 users now have the ability to stream the service in high dynamic range, and this news comes about a year after support for 4K for the platform. HDR, if you are not aware, is a video technology that results in better contrast and color, and Netflix was one of the...

Months of experiments and beta testing have led to this moment. The moment when the official Twitch app for Windows 10 has been made available for download. It’s a desktop client, designed for both the Windows and Mac operating systems. And along with the usual set of functions, namely every function available on the...

When it comes to its competitors, Redmond has one immediate and remarkable advantage. Thanks in no small parts to its Xbox line of console, gaming is one area where Microsoft has Google, Apple and friends thoroughly beat. The House of Windows is also well ahead in the cloud arena with Windows Azure, though Google also...

One area that several technology circles have criticized Microsoft in is that the technology titan has not been much of a pioneer in the past few years. Some may go even as far as saying that the company has never been, but that’s for another day. Even if it arrives late to the party, Redmond has found momentous...

Back in December it was reported that Microsoft would be adding a music player to its SkyDrive service. Needless to say, the rumored possibilities of cloud streaming audio got several users excited. Now it appears that this feature is not coming to the cloud storage service — at least not yet. The SkyDrive team was...

It is remarkable to think that Windows 8 is more than just another operating system. For Microsoft at least, it has been a brand new platform, from day one, to build upon. Almost everything in the new OS is there for a reason and Redmond seemingly has a ton of exciting plans for several elements of Windows 8. Take the...

Xbox Music is finally here and represents the evolution of Microsoft’s Zune media service. For those that already have Windows 8, you will be pleased to know that an update for Music is now available and will include the unlimited free streaming previously mentioned by Microsoft. What do you have to do in order to...

I have always been a fan of the Zune ecosystem, even if it never really caught on. In particular, I loved its media store and streaming services in the later part of its life. That being said, Xbox Music seems to be taking everything I love and pushing it in the right direction. While I’d still like to see a...