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Microsoft rolls out Xbox One updates for SmartGlass, Media Player and more

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Microsoft has got a head start on its roll-out of the September Xbox One system update that brings many new features and updates to the console. The latest firmware update, available now, adds a new media player app with improved media management, a new Party app, improvements to SmartGlass, and more. The Media Player will…

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Separate Xbox One Kinect rumoured to be launching in October

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If you're one of those Xbox One owners who picked the system up without a Kinect, you've probably been wondering if you'd ever be able to buy a standalone Kinect. Now Microsoft is reportedly going to be selling the Xbox One Kinect sensor from October 6. According to Windows Phone Central, which quotes unnamed sources,…

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Steve Ballmer quits Microsoft board

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Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has resigned as a member of the company’s board, ending more than three decades of involvement in the world’s biggest software maker. Ballmer, 58, is still Microsoft’s top individual shareholder. He had initially remained as a director after handing the top job over to one of his deputies, Satya…

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Microsoft clones Snapchat with WindUp

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It seems that even Microsoft is now cloning Snapchat with its own Windows Phone app. Microsoft Research has published a messaging app in the Windows Phone store that behaves exactly like Snapchat, as spotted by Neowin. The app is called WindUp, works on Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, and is available to download…

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