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Microsoft Sold 1.1 Million Xbox Consoles Last Quarter, Satya Nadella Says They Will Specifically Focus On Gaming

During the financial earnings call yesterday, Microsoft revealed that they sold 1.1 million consoles in the last quarter. The surprising thing is that Microsoft didn’t offer specific numbers on how many of them were Xbox One. Microsoft also revealed that Xbox platform revenue increased 14% due to more hardware sales than last year. Microsoft CFO Amy Hood said that after they released the new Xbox One offering, they are pleased with the response. At E3, they reasserted their focus on games, with blockbuster titles and key exclusives coming this holiday. With the progress Microsoft is making in channel inventories, the new markets for Xbox One, and our exciting game lineup, Microsoft feel well positioned heading into the holiday season. CEO Satya Nadella commented the following on Xbox, I want to make a few comments on Xbox. It’s important for us to have a core that is thriving. It’s equally important to place smart, bold bets in other areas where we have the ability to add value and have impact. That’s what we’re doing…

Check Out How British & Irish Lions Rugby Team Uses Microsoft As Their Secret Weapon

Microsoft today highlighted one of their successful customer stories in the sports business. The British & Irish Lions rugby team uses Microsoft as their secret weapon Microsoft for their success. Microsoft’s devices and services helped them win a 41-16 triumph over the Qantas Wallabies in the tournament final (a Test Series decider) in front of 84,000 people at Sydney Olympic Park in July 2013. If Microsoft was a rugby player on the Lions all-star 2013 team, it would’ve been the head coach – the one ultimately responsible for bringing every element together, says Charlie McEwen, head of sales and marketing for the Lions. He says it was responsible for communicating, adapting, directing and evolving the best components to succeed. This team is using Microsoft technologies right from hosting their apps and websites in the cloud to Xbox for entertainment for their players during free time. Fans around the world followed the Lions’ every move on the tour through a cross-platform app that brought them right to the matches, as well as up-to-the-minute stats…

This Week’s Deals With Gold In Xbox Store Includes Killer Instinct Ultra, Powerstar Gold And More

This week’s Deals with Gold titles are now live in Xbox Store. For Xbox One gamers, the titles are Killer Instinct Ultra and Powerstar Gold. For Xbox 360 users, the games are Marvel Vs Capcom Origins, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Batman Arkham Origins Season Pass, Dark Souls II and many others. Content Title Content Type Discount % Killer Instinct Ultra Add-on 25% Powerstar Golf (full game unlock) Add-on 25% For Xbox 360 users, Content TitleContent TypeDiscount % Injustice: Gods Among Us Games on Demand 60% Marvel Vs Capcom Origins Arcade 50% Dark Souls II Games on Demand 25% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Games on Demand 50% Batman Arkham Origins Season Pass Add-on 50% Dragon Ball Z Battle of Z Games on Demand 50% Batman Arkham City Games on Demand 75% Batman Arkham Asylum Games on Demand 75% Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition Arcade 50% Injustice: Gods Among Us Season Pass Add-on 60% Amazing Spiderman Games on Demand 75% Amazing Spiderman 2 Games on Demand 40% Young Justice: Legacy Games on Demand 75% Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe Games on…

Destiny Beta Has Finally Arrived For Xbox One And Xbox 360 Users

As announced in July, Bungie’s next-generation, first-person shooter “Destiny” beta is now available to Xbox One and Xbox 360 users. The actual game will be released on September 9 for both the platforms. You need beta access code to try this beta. For those who pre-ordered the game would have received the it already, others should look out in the web to grab it. Major Nelson has been posting access codes since yesterday, keep an eye on his Twitter account. GAME OVERVIEW From the Creators of Halo and the company that brought you Call of Duty. In Destiny you are a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Defeat Earth’s enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. Become legend. A Bold New World Embark on an epic action adventure with rich cinematic storytelling where you unravel the mysteries of our universe and reclaim what we lost at the fall of…

Watch Microsoft OneNote Team’s Parody Of ‘LMFAO – Sexy and I Know It’

Microsoft OneNote team today posted a parody video to promote OneNote integration in the Microsoft Surface. This is a parody of “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO, watch it above. It was recorded and produced by the OneNote Engineering Team. OneNote Engineering team celebrated the launch of OneNote for Mac early this year by creating a parody of One Day More song from the film Les Misérables. Watch it below. To get OneNote for free and learn more: http://www.onenote.com.

OneDrive For iOS App Updated With AirDrop Support For File Sharing

Microsoft has updated their OneDrive app for iOS devices with new improvements. The new features included are the option to exclude video uploads from Camera Backup, improved sharing experience including AirDrop support, enhancements to video streaming for smoother playback, bug fixes and performance improvements. In our June update, we made it even easier to get your photos and videos backed up to OneDrive. As a result, both photos and videos were automatically backed up. But we heard from some of you that you really liked being able to back up just your photos and not your videos. Your feedback came in loud and clear, and we’ve brought that option back. We also made video playback better – when you put your videos into OneDrive, you want the best possible experience for viewing them or showing them to your friends and family without waiting for them to download and without buffering. We added HLS support so the video playback adapts to your available bandwidth. This is particularly cool because it lets you get the…

Skype For Android Update Now Allows You To Automatically Add Your Friends On Skype Through Your Phone Contacts List

Until now, if you want to talk to someone on Skype, you both need to be connected on Skype as contacts. If they are not on your contact list, finding your friends on Skype may become a tedious process. Microsoft today announced a brand new feature for Android users that makes it easier than ever to find the people you’re looking for on Skype. Skype for Android will now automatically look for contact matches between Skype and your phone address book. With Skype 5.0 for Android, you’ll be able to connect Skype to your phone address book. This means it’s easier than ever to find contacts you already know on Skype so you can start chatting, calling and sharing instantly. After you download the latest Android update, in the coming months you’ll be prompted to verify your phone number. From there, the app will automatically look for contact matches between Skype and your address book. When matches are found, you’ll see new contacts show up in your Skype people list. Your Skype contacts will…

Report: Microsoft Internet Explorer Was The Most Patched And Also One Of The Most Exploited Products In 2014

Bromium Labs today released their report on cyber-attack landscape in the first half of 2014. Microsoft Internet Explorer had the most number of reported vulnerabilities and also in the publicly reported exploits. As the most used browser in the market,Internet Explorer was the most patched and most exploited product in 2014. They also reported that Internet Explorer 11 was released late last year and security patches seem to have emerged rather quickly, compared to its predecessors. Almost all Internet Explorer memory corruption exploits now use de facto ROP (Return Oriented Programming) techniques for bypassing the default Operating System security mechanisms (ASLR, DEP). Also, both the IE zero days exploits leveraged ‘Action Script Spray’ technique to bypass ASLR. You can download the full report here. via: Betanews

Deal Of The Day: Get Up To 35% Off Select PC Components And Accessories

As part of Goldbox Deal of the day on Amazon, you can build a new PC or give your existing machine an overdue upgrade with savings of up to 35% on select PC components and accessories. This one-day offer is valid on July 23, 2014, or while supplies last. Some of the components on deals include the following, Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz 6MB Cache Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80646I54670 Asus Z87 PRO LGA 1150 Motherboard Intel Core i7-4770K and Asus Z87 PRO LGA 1150 Motherboard SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB SATA 6.0GB/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD) With 10-Year Warranty- SDSSDXPS-240G-G25 SanDisk Extreme PRO 480GB SATA 6.0GB/s 2.5-Inch 7mm Height Solid State Drive (SSD) With 10-Year Warranty- SDSSDXPS-480G-G25 Find the deal here from Amazon.  

Microsoft Announces Skype App For Amazon Fire Phone, Includes Customized Skype 3D Icon And Notification Badge

Skype is now available on all kinds of devices, from PCs and tablets, to Xbox Ones, TVs and smartphones of all shapes and sizes. Microsoft has now announced Skype app for Amazon Fire Phone devices. Microsoft Skype team worked with Amazon over the last couple of years to bring Skype to its Kindle Fire HD and HDX tablets, and now for Fire phone. In addition to all the basic features, Microsoft has enhanced Skype for Android application to bring a more intuitive user experience that is consistent with the Fire phone look and feel. It will have the following new features, Through a widget that is visible from Fire’s Carousel, users can easily see their chats and notifications at a glance, without having to launch the Skype app and open chats with a one-click action. Finally, the customized Skype 3D icon and notification badge show Skype’s use of Fire phone’s innovative Dynamic Perspective technology. Skype is pre-entitled on the Amazon Fire Phone, which means that you won’t have to search…