Items tagged with Microsoft Store

We've all become jaded with spam and unwanted marketing emails, and so it's become instinctive to just delete anything that even remotely appears to fall into either category. You might want to check your spam and deleted emails folders, though. Microsoft is randomly sending out gift cards to users, and yes, they're... Read more...
It seems Microsoft has been hard at work on not only Windows 11, but also revamping and opening up the Microsoft Store to be able to include even more functionality for its customers. This will no doubt be advantageous to Windows users as the new Microsoft Store is set to launch alongside Windows 11 on October... Read more...
Halo Infinite was supposed to be Microsoft's big Xbox Series X/S launch title in late 2020. However, developer 343 Industries delayed the game to spruce up its graphics and continue development to ensure Halo fans would receive the game with open arms. When announcing the delay, 343 Industries simply said that it... Read more...
Do you feel that breeze? It is a shift in the winds of gaming, spurred by Microsoft's decision to join Epic Games in allowing game developers to keep a bigger share of revenue. Following last week's announcement that Microsoft is going to slash its cut of PC game sales to just 12 percent (down from 30 percent), court... Read more...
Microsoft is taking a big step towards putting more money into the pockets of game developers by reducing the amount of money it withholds whenever a game sells via the Microsoft Store. Microsoft currently takes an industry-standard cut of 30 percent for games sold, but it will reduce that cut to just 12 percent in... Read more...
Now that Microsoft has announced a mid-cycle hardware refresh for its premium convertible with the launch of the Surface Pro 7+, it's a great time to score a deal on the standard version. The Surface Pro 7 starts at $749, but the discount that Microsoft is offering today extends to the flagship SKU that comes with all... Read more...
Microsoft has just announced that a new Microsoft Store experience will soon be available for the current family of Xbox One consoles. Rather than a minor update to the existing storefront, Microsoft says that this is a “completely rebuilt” interface that is focused on speed and ease of use. On the speed front... Read more...
Microsoft has made available a pair of out-of-band security patches for Windows 10, one of which is labeled as "critical" and the other as "important." Under normal circumstances, security patches get doled out on the second Tuesday of every month, otherwise known as Patch Tuesday. But in this case, Microsoft decided... Read more...
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit the business sector particularly hard over the past few months, and some big-name companies have either been forced to drastically change their operations, or have closed their doors altogether. Even a tech giant like Microsoft is not immune to the aftereffects of COVID-19, as the... Read more...
During the coronavirus outbreak with everyone home doing school or working, it can be hard to get peace and quiet in a full house. One way to block out all the static, and concentrate on school or work, is with a nice set of noise-cancelling headphones such as the Bose QuietComfort 35 II. These headphones are... Read more...
Christmas has come and gone, but Microsoft still has some excellent deals that gamers can take advantage of via the Microsoft Store. There are big savings on Xbox and PC digital games, movies, and more. Microsoft says this is the biggest Xbox sale of the holiday season, with up to 67% off digital games for the Xbox... Read more...
If you're looking for a gaming phone, but don't want to break the bank, you can get the original ASUS ROG Gaming Phone for just $350 with a hot eBay deal. And in case you were wondering, you'll be purchasing from a highly reputable seller, as this is Microsoft's eBay Outlet Store. The original ROG Gaming Phone... Read more...
Microsoft's brand-new Surface Pro X convertible began shipping to customers earlier this week, and we've already seen that the device is surprisingly accessible when it comes to repairability. And we also can't argue with the good looks of the device, which has rounded edges, a slimmer chassis, and smaller display... Read more...
When Microsoft launched the Windows 10 May 2019 Update last month to the public, one of the big changes came with how the Cortana virtual assistant is presented to the user. Previously, Cortana and Search were fused together in the taskbar. However, the May 2019 Update separated the two so that they could be further... Read more...
Back in October, Microsoft launched its snazzy looking Surface Headphones, which are Bluetooth enabled and feature integrated support for the Cortana digital assistant. However, the headphones also came with a $349.99 price tag, which was a tough pill to swallow for a newcomer to the headphone market. For those... Read more...
Microsoft is extending its partnership with Amazon in a big way, as the Microsoft Store is now selling both the second-generation Echo and the third-generation Echo Dot Alexa-powered smart speakers. The Microsoft Store offers both the Echo and the Echo Dot at their regular MSRPs of $99 and $49 respectively. This is a... Read more...
Microsoft if finally enabling an oft-requested feature to Windows 10, which may come in handy for people with multiple PCs in their household. The web version of the Microsoft Store is enabling a new button on app pages called "Install on my devices" that allows you to remotely install apps. As the name of the option... Read more...
It just got a little bit easier to find a gift for that special gamer in your life, in case you want to get a head start on the holiday shopping season. That's because Microsoft has expanded the option of buying games from the Microsoft Store as a gift to include PC games and PC downloadable content (map packs, skins... Read more...
Last week, Microsoft announced that it would be lopping $200 off the price of its Surface Pro to celebrate the 2-in-1 convertible’s 5th anniversary. Well, that promotion has been ongoing since the start of the weekend, and unfortunately has to come to an end today. Microsoft's current $200-off offer, unlike other ongoing Surface promotions, Read more...
It looks as though we’ve come to the end of the road for Microsoft’s Lumia smartphone family. Microsoft has stopped selling the Windows 10 Mobile smartphones via the Microsoft Store, and there’s little chance that they will be restocked. Earlier this year, during the launch of the Lumia 650, Microsoft made it clear... Read more...
Today is Day 7 of Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals promotion, an annual holiday event in which it marks down items for sale at the Microsoft Store. Each day is also accompanied by a doorbuster item, a sale item that is only available in-store at one of Microsoft's retail location, and today's doorbuster an original Xbox... Read more...
Happy Pi Day, nerds and geeks! Don't worry, we mean that affectionately, otherwise we'd be throwing stones in glass houses. In case you weren't aware, today is March 14, or 3.14, the shortened version of Pi, which is the mathematical constant representing the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter... Read more...
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