Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Anthony Tosie Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Anthony Tosie en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Microsoft has tips on how to get the best heart rate readings from Band 2 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft says its recently released Band 2 fitness tracker has improved heart rate tracking, and now the company is providing tips to get the best results from the device&#039;s heart rate monitor. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Tue, 08 Dec 2015 21:02:01 +0000 Microsoft Band 2 review: Flaws in its intended purpose keep it just shy of excellence <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has made notable strides with its newest Band fitness tracker, but some unexpected problems with tracking accuracy keep the device just short of excellence. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Thu, 03 Dec 2015 16:30:16 +0000 Microsoft Band 2 provides very different heart rate data than the original <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s second-generation Band wearable fitness device is giving me very different heart rate readings compared with the original when working out - but does that mean it&#039;s more or less accurate? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Tue, 10 Nov 2015 17:08:02 +0000 Some of the smallest changes in Microsoft Band 2 make a big difference <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The hardware changes are what receives the most attention when discussing the Microsoft Band 2, but it&#039;s actually the improved interface that I&#039;m probably most happy with. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Thu, 05 Nov 2015 20:26:01 +0000 Outlook on Android and iOS getting improved design, merging with Sunrise calendar app <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The teams behind the Acompli mail app and Sunrise calendar app are joining forces to make Microsoft&#039;s Outlook apps for mobile devices better than ever before, including a new look. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:42:19 +0000 Microsoft Band's new custom workouts are a great idea with flawed execution <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Custom workouts have finally made their way to the Microsoft Band. While the feature is a tremendous idea and decent start, Microsoft&#039;s execution leaves a bit to be desired. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Mon, 12 Oct 2015 19:44:01 +0000 Poll: Which new Microsoft device are you looking forward to most? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft unveiled five new high-end devices this week, and now it&#039;s time to pit them against each other to find which one our readers are looking forward to the most. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:42:01 +0000 Sony dropping PlayStation 4 price by $50 in US, $20 in Canada beginning Oct. 9 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sony&#039;s PlayStation 4 gaming console will soon cost $50 less in the United States when the price drops to $349 beginning Friday, Oct. 9, the company announced today. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Thu, 08 Oct 2015 11:38:17 +0000 Microsoft Health just got an awesome new overhaul <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft Health has been given a massive overhaul, with new apps available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Perhaps more importantly, however, the service&#039;s dashboard got a lot more powerful. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:00:01 +0000 Microsoft's new Band will allow you to create and track custom workouts <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Users will be able to create custom workouts for the new Microsoft Band, bringing the capabilities of the original&#039;s first-party guided workouts to the end-user for new workout regimens. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:52:01 +0000 Microsoft brings back white Xbox One for 'Gears of War' bundle, reveals Kinect bundle <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is bringing back its popular white Xbox One variant for a new &quot;Gears of War: Ultimate Edition&quot; bundle and is also releasing a new bundle focused on Kinect gaming. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:20:01 +0000 Remember when Apple and Google derided Surface before copying it? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The same companies that were quick to deride Microsoft&#039;s Surface tablet line in 2012 are now copying some of its unique features with their new tablets. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Tue, 29 Sep 2015 19:18:01 +0000 Microsoft reveals $399 1TB Xbox One bundle with three exclusive games <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has revealed a new 1TB Xbox One bundle for $399 including &quot;Gears of War: Ultimate Edition,&quot; &quot;Ori and the Blind Forest&quot; and &quot;Rare Replay.&quot; The bundle will go on sale in October. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:12:01 +0000 Microsoft envisions small Windows 10 Mobile tablets as low-end devices <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to recently released hardware recommendations, Microsoft views small Windows 10 Mobile tablets (those with screens less than 8 inches) as low-cost, low-end devices. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Fri, 25 Sep 2015 19:26:01 +0000 Best Buy slashes cost of original Microsoft Band to $100 ahead of successor's release <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Want a Microsoft Band? It has dropped to just $99.99 at Best Buy in anticipation of the Band 2&#039;s release - the lowest price at which the health- and fitness-focused wearable has been sold so far. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:58:00 +0000 Are these the first renderings of Microsoft's new mid-range Lumia 550? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Newly leaked renderings are showcasing perhaps yet another device to be revealed at Microsoft&#039;s Oct. 6 event, the mid-range Lumia 550 smartphone with front-facing flash for selfies. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Mon, 21 Sep 2015 16:32:01 +0000 'Halo: Spartan Strike' on iOS now has Xbox achievements, iPhone and iPad syncing <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>&#039;Halo: Spartan Strike&#039; gamers on Apple&#039;s mobile devices can now sync their progress and earn Xbox achievements as a result of the game&#039;s update, released today. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:44:01 +0000 Microsoft releases new 'Halo 5' campaign footage, confirms dynamic resolution <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has released the first official &quot;Halo 5: Guardians&quot; campaign footage and revealed the game will run at a dynamic resolution that will mostly reach 1080p. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Tue, 15 Sep 2015 12:18:01 +0000 Microsoft will begin rolling out Windows 10 to Xbox One preview users soon <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Xbox One users in the console&#039;s preview program will soon get Windows 10 on their consoles, with the update scheduled to arrive &quot;over the next couple of weeks&quot;, before a November launch for all. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Thu, 10 Sep 2015 16:36:43 +0000 Disney's streaming movies initiative now links to Microsoft, Amazon video services <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft and Disney have reached an agreement that will allow Disney videos purchased from either company&#039;s service (Microsoft Movies &amp; TV and Disney Movies Anywhere) to link between the two. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Tue, 08 Sep 2015 14:42:01 +0000 Twitter for Windows 10 updated with quote tweet, multiple account handling and more <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Twitter has updated its Windows 10 app with the ability to quote tweets, handle multiple accounts, and manage and view lists. The features bring the app close to its counterparts on other platforms. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Tue, 08 Sep 2015 01:11:44 +0000 Hulu announces ad-free service tier, but it costs more than Netflix streaming <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Hulu is now offering an $11.99 per month ad-free option for its video streaming service, joining the company&#039;s existing $7.99 a month streaming service that features ads. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:02:01 +0000 Lumia 950 branding set for new Microsoft smartphones, reputable leaker says <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Evan Blass, a reputable leaker who revealed renderings of Microsoft&#039;s upcoming smartphones, says the next flagship Windows 10 Mobile phones will be called the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:30:01 +0000 Watch the opening cinematic for 'Halo 5: Guardians' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has released the opening cinematic of &quot;Halo 5: Guardians,&quot; giving the best outline yet of the game&#039;s premise as well as a good look at new characters in the franchise. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Tue, 01 Sep 2015 04:51:29 +0000 'Gears of War: Ultimate Edition' gamers to get previous series entries in November <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A Microsoft executive has confirmed that gamers who purchase &quot;Gears of War: Ultimate Edition&quot; on Xbox One will receive all previous entries in the series via backwards compatibility in November. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:56:01 +0000 Netflix won't renew Epix deal, losing several blockbuster movies after September <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Netflix has announced it won&#039;t renew its content-licensing deal with Epix, which will cost it several blockbuster movies. Instead, Netflix says, it will focus on exclusive content. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:50:01 +0000 Poll: What do you think of Microsoft's upcoming Lumia phones? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>New renderings and a photo of Microsoft&#039;s upcoming Lumia smartphones leaked late Wednesday, but what do you think about them? Do you like what you&#039;ve seen so far, or not? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:06:01 +0000 Watch Microsoft's Xbox press conference at Gamescom live <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s Gamescom press conference in Cologne, Germany, takes place at 4 p.m. local time, and the event is being streamed live via YouTube and other services. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:32:01 +0000 Microsoft rebrands Xbox Music app on iPhone to Groove <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has rebranded Xbox Music on iPhone to Groove, finishing the overhaul of its music service&#039;s apps across a variety of platforms and on its official website. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Tue, 04 Aug 2015 02:40:01 +0000 'Gears of War: Ultimate Edition' buyers will get all franchise games for free <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Buyers of &quot;Gears of War: Ultimate Edition&quot; for Xbox One will be given all previous entries in the franchise if they play the game before the end of the year, Microsoft announced today. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:46:02 +0000 Sway app for Windows 10 available for download, though not yet functional <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s Sway presentation app for Windows 10 is now available for download, though it currently lacks functionality ahead of a full, working release. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Sun, 02 Aug 2015 15:24:01 +0000 Microsoft testing or rolling out new Bing navigation bar <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft appears to be testing a new navigation bar on its Bing website featuring circular user avatars and a wireframe settings icon, similar to Windows 10. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Mon, 27 Jul 2015 01:26:01 +0000 'Gears of War' remake for Xbox One goes gold, now available for 'pre-download' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s &quot;Gears of War: Ultimate Edition&quot; for Xbox One has gone gold, and those who pre-order the game can now download it in advance of its Aug. 25 release to play immediately on launch day. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:32:01 +0000 Microsoft reportedly halting manufacturing of Band to prepare for its successor <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:06:01 +0000 Microsoft makes OneNote for iOS a universal app, provides awesome release notes <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has made its OneNote app on iOS universal, meaning iPad and iPhone users will get updates at the same time, bringing parity to the app on Apple&#039;s mobile ecosystem. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:32:01 +0000 Satya Nadella: Windows 10 being free will help Microsoft lure phone developers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that despite the company&#039;s plan to scale down first-party smartphone hardware operations, it has big plans for Windows 10 Mobile thanks to the Windows ecosystem. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:28:48 +0000 Poll: Will you buy a Windows 10 Mobile phone following today's news? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With today&#039;s news of a major reduction in Microsoft&#039;s mobile devices unit creating a hazy future for Windows smartphones, will you consider buying a Windows 10 Mobile phone from the company? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:46:01 +0000 Windows 10's rebranded entertainment apps still aren't good <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Despite being rebranded from Xbox Music and Video, Windows 10&#039;s new Groove and Movies &amp; TV apps keep many annoying features shared by their Windows 8 predecessors. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:52:01 +0000 Microsoft's dead Xbox video plans are defined by a free documentary it didn't announce <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>&quot;The Thread,&quot; a documentary about the Boston Marathon bombings, was released for free on Xbox Live in April, but Microsoft didn&#039;t tell anyone beyond a single tweet. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:00:01 +0000 Xbox's Gamescom press conference set for Aug. 4 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s Xbox press conference at the German-based Gamescom expo will take place at 4 p.m. local time (10 a.m. Eastern U.S. time) on August 4, with several big games expected to make appearances. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:26:01 +0000