From Norton on Edge, and Emoji: The Movie, to super-flagships, uTorrent troubles, financials ups and downs, and the good ol' Windows app-gap, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Microsoft is currently working on the Band 2, and in preparation for its upcoming release, the company is reportedly halting production of the original Band.
Microsoft is currently offering £10 off its Band wearable device in the UK - but O2 will give you a massive £70 discount on the Band when you buy one of three Lumia Windows Phones from the carrier.
Apple, according to the latest market research, has become the number one company in terms of wearable bands, outselling Fitbit, Xiaomi and all other competitors in the market this quarter.
You can currently get $20 off the Band at the Microsoft Store - but a leading US retailer is now offering a $50 price cut on the wearable device, as long as you're willing to pick it up in store.
If you've been thinking about buying Microsoft's health- and fitness-focused wearable device, now might be a good time, as the company has dropped the price of the Band in its US and UK stores.
HTC has previously told the world that it was launching a wearable fitness band called the Grip, but now it's saying that the device won't actually reach consumers, due to user feedback.
Recent rumors claimed that Microsoft would launch a new version of the Band in June - but while this failed to materialize, the company has now confirmed that it's "working on" the Band 2.
Microsoft is releasing some new and updated tools for its Band today. Developers will now finally be able to access some of the data that the Band has been tracking since it launched.
Microsoft has updated its Health app for Windows Phone users and has added Golf support to the app; the update is rolling out now and should be arriving on your device shortly.
Microsoft has released new firmware for the Band but the change log has a lot of room for improvement as it only lists "general fixes and improvements" for what is new or has changed.
MIT Technology Review has found the heart rate sensor in Microsoft's Band to be reasonably accurate - and far more so than the Apple Watch, which gave readings that were off by up to 77bpm.
This week, Microsoft is teaming up with TaylorMade ahead of the 115th US Open to announce a new feature for the Band that helps golfers track their game and find the next hole.
Images have revealed the design of 'Moonraker', a smartwatch developed by Nokia that came very close to launching last year, but which Microsoft killed off in favor of its own Band wearable device.
A new report claims the Microsoft Band 2 will be released this year, with the device already being widely tested internally, including in Europe.
Microsoft released its first wearable fitness device a little more than six months ago, along with a new health platform to support it. But how has it held up since then?
Microsoft's recently announced update for its fitness app and service is now available on all platforms, providing users with more insights on their activities.
Microsoft has announced updates to the Band and Health apps that will bring new insights to the Health Dashboard on the web. The Band will now also work with some apps: MapMyRide and Strava.
According to a new listing on the Microsoft Store website, Microsoft Band owners will soon have new ways to view their health and fitness data thanks to new apps for Xbox One, Windows 8, and iPad.
The Microsoft Band is now available to buy in the UK - its first market outside of the US - priced at £169.99, and includes guided workouts developed with leading UK health provider Nuffield Health.
Microsoft's Band sold out quickly after its launch, and it was tough to find it in stock in the weeks that followed. Indeed, it seems the company considerably underestimated demand for the device.
While pre-orders for the Band have been available in the UK since last month, Microsoft has just released its Health companion app there too, as well as updating the app with bug fixes in the US.
Microsoft has teamed up with the WWE to promote the Band in the days leading up to WrestleMania 31 and you can monitor Ryback and Dolph Ziggler health stats on the web as they train.
From a new Office and lots of Lollipop, to Nintendo's next play, Spartan insights, printed body organs, British Bands, and ANOTHER low-cost Lumia, it's our regular summary of the week's top tech news.
Microsoft has announced that they will be expanding the availability of the Band to the UK, this is the first time that the device will be officially sold outside of North America.
Microsoft is ramping up the production of the Band in a big way and will now sell the device at several new retailers in the US - and the company also said that it has fixed its supply chain issues.
If you're in the market for the Microsoft Band fitness device, you are in luck as the Microsoft store has all sizes of the device back on sale right now but supplies are limited.
If you own a Microsoft Band, it looks like there are two new tiles headed to your device after the features were uncovered in the SDK that was released earlier today.
Microsoft pushed out a large update for the Band today and if you want to get a closer look at the new features, we have a gallery after the jump that will fill this void.
Since Microsoft released its Band, it has been nearly silent about new features for the device but that changes today with the announcement of new features for the wearable device.
While the firmware update still doesn't address several issues that early adopters have been experiencing with the device, Microsoft has added an exercise feedback feature and guided workouts.
Microsoft's Band is either a massive hit or the company is not making enough of them as the device is still out of stock at many locations and you cannot buy them through Microsoft's online store.
Microsoft has released a small update to the Band for Windows Phone users but don't get too excited as the updates don't seem to add any new features and likely only fix a few bugs
Microsoft released the Band on October 29th and since then, the company has scrambled to fill the retail channel but it seems to have forgotten about updating the software.
According to a supposed leak Microsoft Stores are receiving fresh inventory for the Band wearable today with the devices being available for purchase tomorrow. The Band has been sold out for weeks.
The Microsoft Band has been scarcely available since its launch earlier this year, and according to Microsoftstore.com the fitness wearable won't be available for purchase again until next year.
I have been using the Microsoft Band for one month now and it's time to take a longer look at Microsoft's play into the wearable market to see how our initial review aligns to longer-term testing.
Microsoft's Band has been selling out and is hard to find at this time, but the question remains, is this device incredibly popular or did Microsoft underestimate demand for the device?
Last week, Neowin was in Seattle and we had a chance to sit down with the team behind the Microsoft Band to hear their story about how the product came to market.
If you're in the market for the Microsoft Band fitness device, you may be in luck: Microsoft's website is stating that the wearable will be in stock starting November 18th, so get ready to buy one!
From Windows preview updates and the new Visual Studio, to Cortana everywhere, the rollout of Android 5.0, and a bit of Raspberry Pi, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
Microsoft's first wearable fitness device has some great ideas, but athletes and other serious fitness users will lament its lack of advanced features that could be easily solved.
If you have a Microsoft Band, you need to calibrate it so that the device accurately records your steps but how to do it has not been talked about so far as it was private information.
When you create products at Microsoft, it is not uncommon to get a unique device and that's the case with the head of Microsoft's Band team having a custom device made with a bit of added bling.
Microsoft's first play into the reinvigorated wearable market is out and we have spent some quality time with the device - but given that this is a first-gen device, the results were a bit surprising.
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If you have a Microsoft Band, you will know that trying to figure out how much of your Band has charged can be quite frustrating but there is a work-around available to fix this woe.
Last week, Microsoft announced the Band, a fitness device that also toys with the boundary of a smartwatch. After spending a little bit of time with the device, there are some points to know about.
We had a chance to chat with the team behind the Band - and with their far-reaching goals, what we see today is just the start of an ambitious project that will change the way we look at health data.
If you are wondering if the 48-hour battery claims for the Band are simply marketing fluff or the real deal, our early results are showing that you can get over 48 hours if you don't turn on the GPS.