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Microsoft outlines recent Edge browser improvements

Thomas Trutschel via Getty Images In a new post on the Microsoft Edge blog, the browser’s Principal PM Lead Kim Denny has outlined how the company made it faster and more efficient over the past few months. To help users perform their tasks as quickly as possible, the team rolled out Profile-Guided Optimizations (PGOs) in …

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Microsoft is bringing Xbox remote play to iOS

Microsoft Just a few days after opening up Xbox remote play to Android users, Microsoft has confirmed it’s testing the feature on iOS devices as well. The Verge’s Tom Warren got a look at the new Xbox app in beta, and it works just like you’d expect: It connects directly to your Xbox One (or …

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Sega’s Football Manager heads back to Xbox this fall

Sega When it comes out on November 24th, Football Manager 2021 will the first entry in the popular simulation series to make its way to Xbox consoles in more than a decade. Sega plans to release the game on Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X, with a single purchase getting you access …

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The first Xbox Series S/X 1TB storage expansion card costs $220

A visualization shows how the expansion storage-card slots into the back of the Xbox Series X. Microsoft / Eurogamer It really does resemble an old PlayStation memory card in size and general shape. Seagate Seagate is already advertising its own version of the storage-expansion format. Seagate Back in March, we warned you that the proprietary …

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Microsoft’s Bethesda deal: Great for Game Pass, troubling for exclusives

Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax Media is huge news in many ways. It brings renowned studios like Bethesda, id and Arkane into the Xbox family, along with popular franchises including Doom, The Elder Scrolls and Fallout. It makes the Xbox Series X and S more compelling, especially given they’re launching with a relatively weak …

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Xbox Game Pass has more than 15 million subscribers

Casey Rodgers/Invision/AP Tucked away in its blockbuster announcement that it’s buying Bethesda Softworks, id Software and Arkane Studios parent company ZeniMax Media, Microsoft revealed that Xbox Game Pass now has more than 15 million subscribers. That means it has added more than five million members in the last six months or so. Microsoft has beefed …

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Homeland Security warns of a ‘critical’ security flaw in Windows servers

Erik Isakson via Getty Images The US government has a major server security headache on its hands. Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has delivered a rare emergency directive (via TechCrunch) urging government agencies to install a patch for a “critical” Windows Server vulnerability known by Secura as Zerologon. The flaw in the …

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TikTok’s global headquarters might move to the US to avert a ban

Dado Ruvic / reuters Details of ByteDance’s deal with Oracle for control of TikTok are beginning to come into focus. ByteDance’s partnership with Oracle “will place TikTok’s global business in a new US-headquartered company with Oracle investing as a minority shareholder,” the Financial Times reports.  The partnership, which could be made official as soon as …

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Microsoft Surface Duo teardown reveals ‘refreshingly simple hinge design’

iFixit iFixit has pulled apart a Microsoft Surface Duo, giving us a look at what’s inside the dual-screen device. One of the team’s most notable findings is that the Duo has a “refreshingly simple hinge design” compared to the ones found in foldable devices on the market today. iFixit says it’s like a “miniature 360-degree …

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Microsoft says Apple’s game streaming policy will lead to ‘a bad experience’

Peter Summers via Getty Images Earlier today, Apple revised its App Store guidelines to give companies such as Microsoft and Google a way to offer their video game streaming platforms on iOS, but did so with a major caveat. Apple said those companies could release catalog-style apps that collect and link to games iOS users would have …

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