Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Tim Schiesser https://www.neowin.net/ Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Tim Schiesser en-us Neowin Ignition News editor@neowin.net (Managing Editor) developers@neowin.net (Neowin Developers) 5 Neowin.net https://www.neowin.net/images/pegasus/icon.png https://www.neowin.net Rumor: Windows Phone 9 will be a clean slate, again https://www.neowin.net/news/rumor-windows-phone-9-will-be-a-clean-slate-again/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/167019268win9logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>According to the latest rumor, Windows Phone 9 will be mostly redeveloped from scratch so the OS can run on both tablets and smartphones, while a new/revamped UI is potentially on the table <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/rumor-windows-phone-9-will-be-a-clean-slate-again">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:31:21 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/rumor-windows-phone-9-will-be-a-clean-slate-again Surface RT also sees price cuts in Europe, Australia & more https://www.neowin.net/news/surface-rt-also-sees-price-cuts-in-europe-australia--more/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/68212449surface_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Surface RT has been discounted in other regions aside from the United States, including the United Kingdom, the rest of Europe and Australia, with the cuts coming close to the equivalent of US$150 <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/surface-rt-also-sees-price-cuts-in-europe-australia--more">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:48:08 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/surface-rt-also-sees-price-cuts-in-europe-australia--more Woman allegedly dies from iPhone-caused electrocution https://www.neowin.net/news/woman-allegedly-dies-from-iphone-caused-electrocution/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/246762641iphone.jpg" alt="" /></div>An iPhone 4 has allegedly electrocuted a young woman in China, after she was found dead holding the still-charging smartphone with burns on her hands and feet. Apple will fully investigate the issue <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/woman-allegedly-dies-from-iphone-caused-electrocution">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:48:08 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/woman-allegedly-dies-from-iphone-caused-electrocution The Verdict: HTC One vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 https://www.neowin.net/news/the-verdict-htc-one-vs-samsung-galaxy-s4/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1758605236htconegs4.jpg" alt="" /></div>It&#039;s a massive battle between two flagship Android smartphones in The Verdict, where we compare the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 in a 50-minute-long video covering absolutely everything <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/the-verdict-htc-one-vs-samsung-galaxy-s4">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Sun, 14 Jul 2013 07:48:59 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/the-verdict-htc-one-vs-samsung-galaxy-s4 Petition wants Microsoft to continue TechNet https://www.neowin.net/news/petition-wants-microsoft-to-continue-technet/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1916367605Microsoft TechNet Logo color_4.jpg" alt="" /></div>A petition to Microsoft is asking for the software giant to bring back TechNet, or create an affordable alternative to MSDN, after it was announced TechNet would be closing its doors very soon <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/petition-wants-microsoft-to-continue-technet">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Sat, 13 Jul 2013 13:51:27 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/petition-wants-microsoft-to-continue-technet Spec Shootout: Lumia 1020 vs Lumia 925 vs Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs iPhone 5 https://www.neowin.net/news/spec-shootout-lumia-1020-vs-lumia-925-vs-galaxy-s4-vs-htc-one-vs-iphone-5/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/905745836nokia-lumia-1020-1.png" alt="" /></div>Now that the Nokia Lumia 1020 has been officially unveiled, let&#039;s take a look at the specifications compared to the phones it will be competing against on the market today <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/spec-shootout-lumia-1020-vs-lumia-925-vs-galaxy-s4-vs-htc-one-vs-iphone-5">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:21:30 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/spec-shootout-lumia-1020-vs-lumia-925-vs-galaxy-s4-vs-htc-one-vs-iphone-5 Here are some rejected Xbox One prototypes https://www.neowin.net/news/here-are-some-rejected-xbox-one-prototypes/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/325661229xboxonelogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>At Microsoft&#039;s Worldwide Partner Conference, the Xbox design team have shared some of the prototypes created for the Xbox One, and it&#039;s definitely a strange range of designs <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/here-are-some-rejected-xbox-one-prototypes">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Thu, 11 Jul 2013 09:47:29 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/here-are-some-rejected-xbox-one-prototypes Rumor: Nokia Lumia 1020 to cost $699, $299 on-contract https://www.neowin.net/news/rumor-nokia-lumia-1020-to-cost-699-299-on-contract/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1937677744nokia-eos-leak.png" alt="" /></div>Nokia&#039;s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Lumia 1020, will apparently cost $699 off-contract, and $299 on-contract in the United States, making it ~$100 more expensive than other phones on the market <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/rumor-nokia-lumia-1020-to-cost-699-299-on-contract">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Thu, 11 Jul 2013 02:40:37 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/rumor-nokia-lumia-1020-to-cost-699-299-on-contract PC shipments fall 11% in Q2 2013, tablets to blame https://www.neowin.net/news/pc-shipments-fall-11-in-q2-2013-tablets-to-blame/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/922499389ativsmartpc.jpg" alt="" /></div>PC shipments have once again declined for Q2 2013, with both Gartner and IDC reporting around an 11% drop. Rather than blaming Windows 8 this time, tablets have been listed as a reason for the decline <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/pc-shipments-fall-11-in-q2-2013-tablets-to-blame">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Thu, 11 Jul 2013 02:10:37 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/pc-shipments-fall-11-in-q2-2013-tablets-to-blame Petition wants Microsoft to bring back Xbox One's DRM https://www.neowin.net/news/petitions-wants-microsoft-to-bring-back-xbox-ones-drm/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1495849703xboxone.jpg" alt="" /></div>A petition on Change.org, currently with around 6,000 signatures, wants Microsoft to bring back the controversial DRM policies for the Xbox One so that &quot;Steam for Xbox&quot; can be envisioned <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/petitions-wants-microsoft-to-bring-back-xbox-ones-drm">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Thu, 11 Jul 2013 01:40:37 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/petitions-wants-microsoft-to-bring-back-xbox-ones-drm UK Xbox game prices raised in new real-money Dashboard https://www.neowin.net/news/uk-xbox-game-prices-raised-in-new-real-money-dashboard/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/641478500microsoftpointslogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The public beta for the new Xbox 360 Dashboard will convert your current balance of Microsoft Points into real world currency, although the conversion doesn&#039;t line up to the converted game prices <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/uk-xbox-game-prices-raised-in-new-real-money-dashboard">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:24:54 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/uk-xbox-game-prices-raised-in-new-real-money-dashboard US government edits iOS onto a Nokia Lumia 920 https://www.neowin.net/news/us-government-edits-ios-onto-a-nokia-lumia-920/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/774830630iosonlumia.jpg" alt="" /></div>For a PSA video showing emergency alert notifications, the United States government has decided to edit iOS onto a Nokia Lumia 920, rather than simply showing the operating system running on an iPhone <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/us-government-edits-ios-onto-a-nokia-lumia-920">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Wed, 10 Jul 2013 08:55:14 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/us-government-edits-ios-onto-a-nokia-lumia-920 Nokia HERE Drive updated, no longer Nokia-exclusive https://www.neowin.net/news/nokia-here-drive-updated-no-longer-nokia-exclusive/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/dscf2367.jpg_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Nokia has updated both HERE Drive and HERE Transit for Windows Phone, bringing new features but also killing the exclusivity tag, allowing the app to be installed on all Windows Phone 8 devices <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/nokia-here-drive-updated-no-longer-nokia-exclusive">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Wed, 10 Jul 2013 08:25:14 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/nokia-here-drive-updated-no-longer-nokia-exclusive Cameras: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One https://www.neowin.net/news/cameras-samsung-galaxy-s4-vs-htc-one/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1002260621gs4htconecamera.jpg" alt="" /></div>In a head-to-head battle we compare the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4&#039;s camera in a range of tests, including video recording, to see which Android flagship has the superior shooter <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/cameras-samsung-galaxy-s4-vs-htc-one">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Mon, 08 Jul 2013 20:45:59 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/cameras-samsung-galaxy-s4-vs-htc-one Joe Belfiore's Flickr confirms the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 https://www.neowin.net/news/joe-belfiores-flickr-confirms-the-41mp-nokia-lumia-1020/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1937677744nokia-eos-leak.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft VP of Windows Phone, Joe Belfiore, has confirmed that Nokia&#039;s upcoming flagship will be called the Nokia Lumia 1020 after shots taken by the device were discovered on his Flickr. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/joe-belfiores-flickr-confirms-the-41mp-nokia-lumia-1020">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Mon, 08 Jul 2013 14:44:32 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/joe-belfiores-flickr-confirms-the-41mp-nokia-lumia-1020 Nokia Amber update to bring Bluetooth 4.0 to Lumia 720, 620 and 520 https://www.neowin.net/news/nokia-amber-update-to-bring-bluetooth-40-to-lumia-720-620-and-520/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1019655541lumia720logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Nokia&#039;s impending update for their Lumia Windows Phones will reportedly bring Bluetooth 4.0 to the Lumia 720, 620 and 520, a leaked slide from a Hong Kong press conference has revealed <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/nokia-amber-update-to-bring-bluetooth-40-to-lumia-720-620-and-520">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Mon, 08 Jul 2013 01:09:39 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/nokia-amber-update-to-bring-bluetooth-40-to-lumia-720-620-and-520 From The Forums: Windows 8.1 mini-review https://www.neowin.net/news/from-the-forums-windows-81-mini-review/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/552930922windows-8.1-icon-pink.png" alt="" /></div>Forum user &#039;theyarecomingforyou&#039; has posted his opinions of the Windows 8.1 Preview in a mini-review; it&#039;s well worth a read to hear what a Neowin member feels about the improvements <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/from-the-forums-windows-81-mini-review">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Sun, 07 Jul 2013 06:53:50 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/from-the-forums-windows-81-mini-review Video: Gaming at 2560 x 1440 on the Toshiba Kirabook https://www.neowin.net/news/video-gaming-at-2560-x-1440-on-the-toshiba-kirabook/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/196509498kirabooklogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>There&#039;s no doubting that the Intel HD Graphics 4000 chip is pretty bad at gaming, but just how bad is it at pushing 2560 x 1440 in recent PC games? Well here&#039;s a video to show you <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/video-gaming-at-2560-x-1440-on-the-toshiba-kirabook">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Sat, 06 Jul 2013 12:39:38 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/video-gaming-at-2560-x-1440-on-the-toshiba-kirabook Review: Toshiba Kirabook https://www.neowin.net/news/review-toshiba-kirabook/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/196509498kirabooklogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>A 2560 x 1440 resolution Ultrabook was at one stage unheard of in the Windows camp. Now, Toshiba has released a premium, high-res Windows 8 laptop; how does it compare to the famous &#039;Retina&#039;? <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/review-toshiba-kirabook">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Fri, 05 Jul 2013 12:03:20 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/review-toshiba-kirabook First batch of Windows 8.1 Preview updates rolling out https://www.neowin.net/news/first-batch-of-windows-81-preview-updates-rolling-out/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1741474728windows81logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is rolling out the first batch of updates to the Windows 8.1 Preview through Windows Update, addressing a range of issues that were found within the first week of availability <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/first-batch-of-windows-81-preview-updates-rolling-out">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:18:46 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/first-batch-of-windows-81-preview-updates-rolling-out 'Halo 4' is Microsoft Studios' best-selling game ever in U.S. https://www.neowin.net/news/halo-4-is-microsoft-studios-best-selling-game-ever-in-us/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2080799373halo4logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft Studios is proudly touting that Halo 4 is the best-selling game (in the United States) that they&#039;ve made, passing the sales of Halo 3 during each game&#039;s respective launch year. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/halo-4-is-microsoft-studios-best-selling-game-ever-in-us">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:48:46 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/halo-4-is-microsoft-studios-best-selling-game-ever-in-us Windows 8.1 Preview now available for PCs with language packs installed https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-81-preview-now-available-for-pcs-with-language-packs-installed/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/962261218beta_fishlogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft appear to have opened the floodgates for anyone to download the Windows 8.1 Preview through the Windows Store, even if you have a language pack installed which previously didn&#039;t work <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-81-preview-now-available-for-pcs-with-language-packs-installed">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Wed, 03 Jul 2013 11:33:07 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-81-preview-now-available-for-pcs-with-language-packs-installed Asus employee allegedly reveals Nexus 7 successor specs https://www.neowin.net/news/asus-employee-allegedly-reveals-nexus-7-successor-specs/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/796655258google-nexus-7-logo.png" alt="" /></div>An Asus employee talking through Asus Live Chat Support has apparently revealed the specifications for the next Nexus 7 tablet, which will include a Full HD screen and maybe a Snapdragon 600 chipset <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/asus-employee-allegedly-reveals-nexus-7-successor-specs">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Wed, 03 Jul 2013 10:30:35 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/asus-employee-allegedly-reveals-nexus-7-successor-specs Facebook and Flickr photo integration dropped from Windows 8.1 https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-and-flickr-photo-integration-dropped-from-windows-81/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1834832143metrophotos_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has killed Facebook and Flickr photo integration in the Windows 8.1 Photos app, claiming that many apps in the store are available for viewing photos and the integration is no longer needed <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-and-flickr-photo-integration-dropped-from-windows-81">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Wed, 03 Jul 2013 09:57:42 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/facebook-and-flickr-photo-integration-dropped-from-windows-81 Visual Studio 2013 hints at 1080p Windows Phones https://www.neowin.net/news/visual-studio-2013-hints-at-1080p-windows-phones/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1769792951nokia_windows_phone_8.jpg" alt="" /></div>1080p assets for a Windows Phone emulator have been spotted in Visual Studio 2013, giving the strongest indication yet that Microsoft is gearing up to support 1080p Windows Phones very soon <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/visual-studio-2013-hints-at-1080p-windows-phones">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Tue, 02 Jul 2013 03:36:16 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/visual-studio-2013-hints-at-1080p-windows-phones Windows 8 hits 100,000 apps milestone https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-8-hits-100000-apps-milestone/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2009500412win8apps.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Windows Store now has 100,000 apps, after Microsoft announced the milestone today. It&#039;s taken the software giant just seven months to hit the 100K milestone, which is an impressive feat <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-8-hits-100000-apps-milestone">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Tue, 02 Jul 2013 00:51:52 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-8-hits-100000-apps-milestone Windows 8 market share passes Windows Vista https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-8-market-share-passes-windows-vista/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/193909400windows8boxlogo2.jpg" alt="" /></div>Windows 8 has posted market share gains for June, passing Windows Vista after rising 0.83 percentage points to capture 5.10% of the market. It shows slow but continued gains for Microsoft&#039;s newest OS <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-8-market-share-passes-windows-vista">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Mon, 01 Jul 2013 08:26:10 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-8-market-share-passes-windows-vista Review: Nokia Lumia 720 https://www.neowin.net/news/review-nokia-lumia-720/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1019655541lumia720logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Nokia&#039;s mid-range Windows Phone packing a sexy unibody, the Lumia 720, is put to the test in this week&#039;s review. Can Nokia once again produce a great smartphone for a lower price point? <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/review-nokia-lumia-720">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Sat, 29 Jun 2013 13:10:11 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/review-nokia-lumia-720 Xbox exec claims comparing console specs is "meaningless" https://www.neowin.net/news/xbox-exec-claims-comparing-console-specs-is-meaningless/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/94934501xboxoneps4.jpg" alt="" /></div>Xbox executive Albert Penello believes that comparing the specifications of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is &quot;in some ways meaningless&quot;, and that &quot;it&#039;s not going to matter&quot; in the long run <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/xbox-exec-claims-comparing-console-specs-is-meaningless">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Sat, 29 Jun 2013 11:40:11 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/xbox-exec-claims-comparing-console-specs-is-meaningless Microsoft builds a Nokia Lumia wall for BUILD https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-builds-a-nokia-lumia-wall-for-build/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1793549038lumia820logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft and Nokia have teamed up to construct a giant wall made from 200 Nokia Lumia 820 smartphones, connected together via Wi-Fi to form a 12,000 x 6,400 pixel display for interactive demos <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-builds-a-nokia-lumia-wall-for-build">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Fri, 28 Jun 2013 05:29:08 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-builds-a-nokia-lumia-wall-for-build Outlook 2013 RT Preview arrives, misses enterprise features https://www.neowin.net/news/outlook-2013-rt-preview-arrives-misses-enterprise-features/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/1_dsc_0222.jpg_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Office 2013 RT is now available for the Windows RT 8.1 Preview, although it&#039;s missing a number of features that may have been useful in an enterprise setting, for security and mobility reasons <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/outlook-2013-rt-preview-arrives-misses-enterprise-features">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Fri, 28 Jun 2013 04:59:08 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/outlook-2013-rt-preview-arrives-misses-enterprise-features Report: Microsoft drops $40,000 Xbox 360 game patch fee https://www.neowin.net/news/report-microsoft-drops-40000-xbox-360-game-patch-fee/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1651808964gameslogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has reportedly dropped the fee for re-certifying Xbox 360 games after a title update, which should benefit indie developers significantly as they were often stung by the roughly $40,000 fee <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/report-microsoft-drops-40000-xbox-360-game-patch-fee">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:30:16 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/report-microsoft-drops-40000-xbox-360-game-patch-fee Motorola gets a new logo https://www.neowin.net/news/motorola-gets-a-new-logo/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1013611853motorolalogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Google has given Motorola&#039;s logo a makeover, ditching the bold italic for a new, lowercase font featuring &quot;a Google company&quot;, plus a rainbow selection of segmented colors <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/motorola-gets-a-new-logo">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Thu, 27 Jun 2013 07:50:19 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/motorola-gets-a-new-logo Internet Explorer 11 will be coming to Windows 7 https://www.neowin.net/news/internet-explorer-11-will-be-coming-to-windows-7/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/280429535internet-explorer-2012-dark.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft confirmed to Engadget at BUILD 2013 that Internet Explorer 11 will be coming to Windows 7, similar to how Internet Explorer 10 came to Windows 7 several months after the launch of Windows 8 <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/internet-explorer-11-will-be-coming-to-windows-7">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Thu, 27 Jun 2013 06:50:19 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/internet-explorer-11-will-be-coming-to-windows-7 Microsoft: Windows Phone is firmly third place https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-windows-phone-is-firmly-third-place/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/774928833wp8logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s Larry Lieberman has commented on the current state of Windows Phone at BUILD 2013, saying &quot;we&#039;re solidly the third ecosystem&quot;, while also mentioning they&#039;re not threatened by BlackBerry. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-windows-phone-is-firmly-third-place">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Thu, 27 Jun 2013 04:53:49 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-windows-phone-is-firmly-third-place Kinect for Xbox One not compatible with PCs https://www.neowin.net/news/kinect-for-xbox-one-not-compatible-with-pcs/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1925350627kinect2logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has confirmed that the Kinect sensor included with the Xbox One will not be compatible with PCs, as it won&#039;t feature a USB connector or any support from Microsoft to run on Windows <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/kinect-for-xbox-one-not-compatible-with-pcs">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Thu, 27 Jun 2013 03:00:22 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/kinect-for-xbox-one-not-compatible-with-pcs Windows RT 8.1 Preview spotted at BUILD 2013 https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-rt-81-preview-spotted-at-build-2013/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/962261218beta_fishlogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Windows RT 8.1 Preview has been spotted on a Surface RT at BUILD 2013, ahead of its public release in just a few days time. It&#039;s nothing too exciting, but at least the Preview is almost ready <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-rt-81-preview-spotted-at-build-2013">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Wed, 26 Jun 2013 07:07:06 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-rt-81-preview-spotted-at-build-2013 Sony announces the gargantuan Xperia Z Ultra https://www.neowin.net/news/sony-announces-the-gargantuan-xperia-z-ultra/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1484068256son.jpg" alt="" /></div>If you thought the Galaxy Note was too small, perhaps the 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra will satisfy your needs, including a super-fast Snapdragon 800 chipset, waterproofing and a thickness of just 6.5mm <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/sony-announces-the-gargantuan-xperia-z-ultra">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:48:44 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/sony-announces-the-gargantuan-xperia-z-ultra Confirmed: Windows Blue ditches "Computer" for "This PC" https://www.neowin.net/news/confirmed-windows-blue-ditches-computer-for-this-pc/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1401505144windows-8.1-start.png" alt="" /></div>The Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview has revealed changes that we expected: &quot;Computer&quot; has been renamed to &quot;This PC&quot;, while Libraries are hidden by default in favor of top-level folders. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/confirmed-windows-blue-ditches-computer-for-this-pc">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Tue, 25 Jun 2013 07:46:06 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/confirmed-windows-blue-ditches-computer-for-this-pc With Windows Blue comes a new Betta fish https://www.neowin.net/news/with-windows-blue-comes-a-new-betta-fish/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/962261218beta_fishlogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>A new version of the famous Windows Betta fish has appeared in the boot screen for Windows Blue, looking different from the last time we saw it in the Windows 8 preview builds <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/with-windows-blue-comes-a-new-betta-fish">Read more...</a> tim.schiesser@neowin.net (Tim Schiesser) Tue, 25 Jun 2013 07:06:48 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/with-windows-blue-comes-a-new-betta-fish