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By Garg Ankit
Amazon and Microsoft warn Xbox Series X preorders might get delayed
by Garg Ankit
After a long wait, pre-orders went live for the Xbox Series X a few days ago. As you can probably imagine, it was sold out pretty quickly. Microsoft then announced that it is not a cause of worry since retailers will have additional units available on launch day. Now, according to CNET, Microsoft has sent out emails to customers who pre-ordered the Xbox Series X, warning them that the console may not arrive by launch day.
The email reads,
The Verge reports that Amazon has also sent out a similar email to people who ordered the gaming console on their platform. Several people took to Twitter to confirm the same.
Amazon had sent a similar email for Sony's upcoming console, the Playstation 5, as well. Xbox Series X and Series S are launching on November 10, while Playstation 5 is releasing two days later on November 12. Microsoft has prioritized India as it will get the consoles the same day as the rest of the world, while PS5 will arrive a week later.
Source: CNET, The Verge
By Jefferson Mangubat
Microsoft's new Xbox app is now available in beta for iOS devices
by Jefferson Mangubat
Microsoft has launched the new Xbox app (beta) on iOS a few days after rolling it out to Android devices. The app features console remote play and allows you to install any games remotely, among other capabilities.
Harrison Hoffman, Senior Program Manager for Xbox, announced the app's release today via a Twitter post. However, for those who would like to join the beta testing using Apple’s TestFlight app, the program has now been closed.
That said, you can still sign up for the beta testing in the future once Apple removes inactive testers. Just like its Android counterpart, the Xbox beta app for iOS features a capability that allows players to share game clips and screenshots directly from their iPhone, brings a unified notification center, and much more. Of course, it also has a refreshed design language.
The beta app supports iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 8 or later. However, you must have iOS 14 beta or later in order to use the app clips feature.
By Asher Madan
You can earn these Destiny 2: Trials of Osiris rewards from September 25 to 29
by Asher Madan
Every week, Destiny 2 hosts a Trials of Osiris event where teams of three compete for access to The Lighthouse. The Lighthouse promises Pinnacle rewards that boost you closer to the current 1060 Power Level cap.
The player vs. player competition also grants other items if you get three, five, or seven wins. However, you'll have to get seven wins in a row, without a loss, if you want to grab the Pinnacle gear from The Lighthouse. You can take a look at the Trials of Osiris rewards from September 25 to 29 below.
Three wins: Astral Horizon legendary shotgun Five wins: Tomorrow's Answer legendary rocket launcher Seven wins: Legs of the Exile legendary armor Flawless: Hands of the Exile legendary armor Trials of Osiris starts at 1 PM EDT on Friday and lasts until 1 PM EDT on Tuesday. You can use the Passage of Mercy from Saint-14 because it forgives one loss if you're aiming for Flawless. If you manage to get seven wins in a row, you'll have to manually select The Lighthouse location displayed in the Crucible menu to obtain the Pinnacle reward. This involves jumping across a few platforms and opening the chest where Saint-14 and Osiris are standing.
By Rich Woods
Microsoft's Surface Pro X gets firmware updates with a whole bunch of improvements
by Rich Woods
Microsoft seems to be updating its Surface Pro X pretty regularly, with a new firmware update rolling out just a month ago. A new update is available, and in fact, this is the sixth update for the 10-month-old product.
This update is available for all Surface Pro X devices on Windows 10 version 1903 or higher; yes, that's all of them. And while there are a ton of fixes and improvements, this will only show up as a single firmware update, thanks to the nature of Windows on ARM.
There's a lot that's new though. Here's the full changelog:
Device Manager Name Version and Update Qualcomm Advanced Modem Subsystem Device 10400.1.77.0
Enables Mobile Operator self registration. Qualcomm(R) Bluetooth Radio Driver - Bluetooth
Improves BT connection reliability when the device resumes from sleep. Qualcomm(R) Bluetooth UART Transport Driver – Bluetooth
Improves BT connection reliability when the device resumes from sleep. Qualcomm(R) System Manager Device Extension
Enables Mobile Operator self registration. Qualcomm(R) Wi-Fi B/G/N/AC (2x2) Svc - Network adapters
Improves Wi-Fi connection reliability when the device resumes from sleep. Snapdragon (TM) X24 LTE Modem - Network adapters
Enables Mobile Operator self registration. Surface Hot Plug - System devices 188.8.131.52
Improves system stability, and addresses issues related to system bugcheck. Surface Light Sensor - System devices
Addresses issues related to system bugcheck. Surface Pro X Wi-Fi B/G/N/AC (2x2) Svc - Network adapters
Improves Wi-Fi connection reliability when the device resumes from sleep. Surface Touch Pen Processor - Human Interface Devices 184.108.40.206
Improves pen inking when palm is also on the screen. Surface UEFI – Firmware 3.527.140.0
Improves system stability, and addresses issues related to system bugcheck. Surface Dock 2 Firmware Update Driver Extension 220.127.116.11
Enables Surface Dock 2 update.
As usual, you can grab this update, which will be called 'Microsoft Corporation - System Hardware Update', via Windows Update.
Surface Laptop 3 gets firmware updates to address display and keyboard issues
by João Carrasqueira
Microsoft has released a new set of driver and firmware updates for the Surface Laptop 3, in addition to the separate set of updates for the Surface Pro X. The Surface Laptop 3 comes in Intel and AMD-based variants, and the set of updates arriving today is only for the versions with Intel processors. For reference, that's the 13.5-inch version of the Surface Laptop 3, or any variant of the Surface Laptop 3 for Business.
The updates address a number of issues with different aspects of the device, including automatic brightness adjustments and an issue where the keyboard might register multiple keystrokes. Here's the full list of updates:
Windows Update History Name Device Manager Name Version and Update Surface - Firmware - 18.104.22.168 Surface UEFI - Firmware 22.214.171.124
Addresses issues related to the automatic brightness adjustment at low brightness. Surface -Firmware - 14.310.139.0 Surface System Aggregator - Firmware 14.310.139.0
Improves device stability and battery reliability. Surface - System devices - 126.96.36.199 Surface Integration Service Device - System devices 188.8.131.52
Improves reliability related to the Surface App experience. Surface - Firmware - 184.108.40.206 Surface Keyboard - Firmware 220.127.116.11
Resolves keystroke repeat issues. As usual, the updates are available for users running Windows 10 version 1903 - the May 2019 Update - or newer, which should apply to everyone, considering the Surface Laptop 3 released in late 2019. The updates should install automatically through Windows Update, but you can always check for updates yourself if you're not in the mood to wait.
If you have an AMD variant of the Surface Laptop 3, the latest set of updates was released earlier this month, and it fixed a number of issues with that particular version.