Neowin News Feed for: Universal Neowin News Feed for: Universal en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Google's Fuchsia OS can now be installed on the Pixelbook <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has been working on their mysterious operating system called Fuchsia for quite some time now. The OS is now able to be installed on Pixelbook laptops and other selected devices. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Craig Mu) Thu, 04 Jan 2018 08:48:01 +0000 Facebook signs licensing deal with Universal Music <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook and Universal Music (UMG) have signed an agreement which will allow users to post UMG&#039;s copyrighted material on any of Facebook&#039;s platforms without getting reprimanded for it. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 22 Dec 2017 15:30:01 +0000 Nintendo-themed attraction at Universal theme parks will get a Mario Kart ride <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Late last year, Nintendo and Universal Studios announced that they would build a Nintendo-themed attraction at three of its parks. Now, it has been confirmed that a Mario Kart ride will be built. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Thu, 08 Jun 2017 21:14:02 +0000 Here's another look at Fuchsia, Google's other operating system <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In August last year, reports emerged that Google was working on a unified OS for phones, tablets, PCs, and IoT. Now, we can take another look at the rather interestingly codenamed &quot;Fuchsia&quot; OS. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Florin Bodnarescu ) Mon, 08 May 2017 20:56:01 +0000 Mario is coming to life at a Nintendo-themed attraction at Universal theme parks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>You&#039;ll finally be able to experience the world of Nintendo without switching on a console. Universal theme parks will launch Nintendo-themed environments over the next several years. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:04:01 +0000 Microsoft develops full version of its Remote Desktop Universal app for Windows 10 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A full version of Microsoft&#039;s Remote Desktop Universal app has been developed, and it is expected to roll out to users of the Windows 8.1 or Preview versions in Windows 10 during the following weeks. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ian Ginos) Fri, 27 May 2016 06:24:01 +0000 Groove Music goes 'truly universal' for Insiders on Windows 10 PC and Mobile <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has pushed out a major update to Groove Music for Insiders, which includes UX improvements and feature parity across Windows 10 PC and Mobile, making it a &#039;truly universal&#039; application. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Fri, 15 Apr 2016 06:02:01 +0000 Project Centennial: Microsoft releases preview of Desktop App Converter tool [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After unveiling it last week, Microsoft has released a preview of its Desktop App Converter, the &#039;Project Centennial&#039; bridge to convert desktop Win32 applications into Universal Windows Platform apps. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:08:01 +0000 Hulu, NASCAR and Nickelodeon confirm plans to bring Windows 10 Universal apps to Xbox One <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has named several partners who will be bringing their Universal Windows Platform apps, designed for Windows 10, to the Xbox One later this year, after the rollout of the Anniversary Update. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 31 Mar 2016 21:46:50 +0000 Microsoft to launch a Universal Skype app for Windows 10, coming soon to Insiders <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft seems to be backing away from its task-based Skype integration in Windows 10, as it says it will &quot;streamline all Skype experiences&quot; into a new Universal app, coming soon to Windows Insiders. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 24 Mar 2016 16:12:02 +0000 Dailymotion launches Universal app for Windows 10 phones and PCs with Cortana support <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Dailymotion&#039;s app for Windows 10 PCs and phones brings a range of new features, including an updated design, drag-and-drop upload, an in-app mini-player and support for Cortana voice search. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:30:01 +0000 Microsoft brings Remote Desktop Preview app to Windows 10 Mobile with Continuum support <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has updated its Remote Desktop Preview app to run on Windows 10 Mobile, allowing users to remotely access Win32 apps with support for the PC-like Continuum experience on high-end handsets. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:20:01 +0000 Sky Sports Football Score Centre app launches on Windows 10 Mobile <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sky is the latest big brand to launch a new app on the Windows Store. Its Football Score Centre app offers plenty of resources for fans of &#039;the beautiful game&#039;, including the handy Sky Pub Finder. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:46:01 +0000 Official Daily Mail app now available for Windows 10 PCs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After launching its new app on Windows 10 Mobile last month, the Daily Mail - one of the UK&#039;s most-read newspapers - has now released a PC version of the app on the Windows Store. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:46:01 +0000 7 Days: A week of Redstone delights, Windows 10 Mobile delay, and Microsoft's pushy upgrade <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>From banned hoverboards and Band 2 discounts, to the trial of Continuum, Universal success, DDoS declarations, and a spot of Santa-tracking, it&#039;s our regular roundup of the week&#039;s top tech news. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sun, 20 Dec 2015 02:53:24 +0000 Official Comedy Central app drops support for Windows <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="[1]_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft boasted about visits to its Store since the launch of Windows 10, but the departure of popular apps like Comedy Central shows that there&#039;s still room for improvement. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Fri, 18 Dec 2015 08:08:01 +0000 New BBC Store lets you buy and keep TV shows; includes Windows 10 app with Cortana support <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The BBC&#039;s new digital store offers over 7,000 hours of content, allowing viewers to buy new and classic TV shows for streaming or download, and includes a Universal Windows app with Cortana support. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 05 Nov 2015 14:24:01 +0000 Here's what the Universal Skype experience will look like on Windows 10 Mobile <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It has been some time since Microsoft announced the unified Skype experience but we&#039;re yet to see it. A publication has now got its hands on the Mobile app and shows us what it looks like. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Sun, 06 Sep 2015 13:04:01 +0000 Microsoft's Universal App Store goes live on the web ahead of Windows 10 launch [Update] Or not <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has launched its Windows Universal App Store on the web ahead of Windows 10 release. The new store has a cleaner design with new app categories, however, it&#039;s not quite perfect yet. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 16 Jul 2015 07:56:01 +0000 Goodbye, Metro, Modern and Universal; hello, Windows apps <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>During the Windows 8 lifecycle, the name for the store apps went from Metro to Modern but as we move forward with Windows 10, they will now simply be called Windows app. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:16:01 +0000 Project Goliath: the MPAA and movie studios' plan to combat Google <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Emails have emerged as a result of the recent Sony hack that reveal that Sony, along with the MPAA and other movie studios, made a plan, known as Project Goliath, to attack Google. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Alec Robertson) Sat, 13 Dec 2014 18:18:01 +0000 Sony, Universal and Warner Music want royalties for older music streamed on Pandora <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/295598856Pandora.png" alt="" /></div>Sony, Universal, Warner Music, and ABKCO are filing a lawsuit against Pandora in regards to royalities not being paid for music recorded prior to 1972, which is not protected by federal copyright law <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:26:56 +0000 Analysis: Eric Schmidt says whole world will be online by 2020. Really? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/111228665news-logo-neowin-analysis.png" alt="" /></div>Google chairman Eric Schmidt has predicted that &quot;everyone on Earth will be connected&quot; by 2020. But with two-thirds of the population still without a web connection, how realistic is that? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:14:42 +0000 Spotify looking to extend ad-supported, free tier to mobile <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/138762059spot.jpg" alt="" /></div>Spotify is expected to introduce their ad-supported, free tier to mobile as well as proposing a drop in royalties to labels in order to stay afloat in these turbulent times. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Max Slater-Robins) Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:59:57 +0000 Microsoft's harsh contract terms killed Halo movie <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19825736642.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft expects too much, at least according to a new book, which claims that Microsoft&#039;s harsh contract terms and demands caused production of the Halo film to be killed. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Fri, 20 Apr 2012 02:11:16 +0000 BitTorrent downloads linked to Hollywood film studios <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>A new investigation of BitTorrent activities shows that a number of IP addresses belonging to major Hollywood studios have been used to download pirated movies and more from BitTorrent sites. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 14 Dec 2011 20:49:04 +0000 Google close to deal with Universal Music <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/144074381billboard.jpg" alt="" /></div>In Google&#039;s push to compete with the likes of Apple and Amazon, a deal closure with Universal would put the search company one step closer to digital music dominance. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tzvi Friedman) Tue, 15 Nov 2011 14:47:07 +0000 China gets free music from Google <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19535579601.jpg" alt="" /></div>According to Reuters, Internet-users in China will be able to download for free approximately 350,000 licensed songs--soon to be more than a million--through Google. Not only will the Chinese be able to search for songs... <a href="">Read more...</a> (James Hall) Mon, 30 Mar 2009 21:07:29 +0000 Vodafone music store going DRM-free <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/vodafone-logo.gif" alt="" /></div>Vodafone has announced an agreement with record labels Universal, Sony and EMI to offer DRM-free MP3 downloads through its PC and mobile phone download service. They are set to become the first worldwide mobile operator... <a href="">Read more...</a> andy[at]neowin[dot]net (Andrew Fairbairn) Wed, 11 Mar 2009 21:16:17 +0000 Universal phone charger planned <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/mobile.jpg" alt="" /></div>If you have ever found yourself in the situation where your mobile phone is low on battery and about to die when you are nowhere near your charger and your friend's charger does not fit,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Tue, 17 Feb 2009 23:03:45 +0000 Google to Sell TV Ads for NBC Universal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19535579601.jpg" alt="" /></div>NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric Co, is teaming up with Google Inc on a multi-year partnership in which Google will act as a broker to sell TV advertising on some NBC cable channels.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 09 Sep 2008 09:43:29 +0000 Deezer Signs European Agreement With Universal Music <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1020174290cd.jpg" alt="" /></div>Deezer announces the signing of an agreement with the Universal Music giant covering 35 countries. With this move, the first French music on demand website launches its international deployment in order to position itself as... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 09 Jun 2008 10:42:30 +0000 Universal Viewer (ATViewer) Free 3.1.0 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Universal Viewer (ATViewer) is a lightweight and versatile file viewer that can open virtually any file format including PDFs, Fonts, Flash Video, SWF animations, Microsoft Office formats, Images, Music and Video Files. Supported view modes... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 26 Feb 2008 10:52:46 +0000 Google Adds Blogs to Universal Search <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google will soon add blogs as a new feature in its Universal Search results, marking the first new genre since the company launched the initiative May 16. Starting this week or next, queries on the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 13 Dec 2007 20:16:21 +0000 Universal Music Announces Singles on USB Drives <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Instead of offering digital singles as downloads like Apple does with iTunes, Universal Music announced that it plans to release its singles on USB flash drives this month. One reason Universal wants to stay with... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 18 Oct 2007 22:08:26 +0000 Universal prepping revolutionary free music service? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Universal boss Doug Morris is reportedly planning to launch a new, label-owned subscription service called Total Music: give people free, unlimited music subscriptions with the purchase of portable devices. The plan is to have companies... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 13 Oct 2007 17:09:03 +0000 Universal Viewer 2.4.0 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Universal Viewer is a lightweight and versatile file viewer that can open virtually any file format including PDFs, Fonts, Flash Video, SWF animations, Microsoft Office formats, Images, Music and Video Files. Supported view modes and... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Razvan Serea) Thu, 23 Aug 2007 09:26:28 +0000 Universal Extractor 1.6 beta <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Universal Extractor is a program do to exactly what it says: extract files from any type of archive, whether it's a simple zip file, an installation program, or even a Windows Installer (.msi) package. Universal... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Razvan Serea) Mon, 13 Aug 2007 15:08:34 +0000 Universal goes DRM-free <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Universal has announced that it is abandoning the practice of embedding digital rights management (DRM) software in its music. In a limited trial Universal will strip out the DRM from music sold via some retailers,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 10 Aug 2007 11:25:02 +0000 Microsoft Releases Universal Remote Desktop Connection <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As promised earlier, Microsoft's Mac Business Unit (Mac BU) released the Universal Application beta version of its Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) client for Mac OS X, version 2.0. &quot;Built from the ground up, the RDC... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Wed, 01 Aug 2007 10:32:48 +0000