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Arrest made in the UK over Xbox Live and Playstation Network outages

An arrest has been made related to the attacks on Microsoft's Xbox Live service and Sony's Playstation Network, and the warrant for the arrest clearly states the reasoning behind it.

Microsoft, 1.1.2015

Windows Phone Store picks up WatchESPN app

The popular sports streaming application WatchESPN finally debuts on Windows Phone, bringing the Microsoft mobile OS one step closer to app parity with competing platforms.

Microsoft, 1.1.2015

Google researcher publishes unpatched Windows 8.1 security vulnerability

A researcher from Google has published a security vulnerability in Windows 8.1 that is said to allow for elevated privileges, and now how to execute the flaw has been made public.

Microsoft, 31.12.2014

Xbox One software development kit leaked

Microsoft had a few rough days with the Lizard Squad attacks on its Xbox Live service; it now looks like they will enter 2015 with yet another problem, the leak of the Xbox One SDK.

Microsoft, 31.12.2014

Final day for Xbox Live's countdown to 2015 offers discounts on various items

2015 is almost here for most of us and for Xbox gamers, this means the last day of Xbox Live's Countdown to 2015 promotion, today offers include discounts on a plethora of add-ons and season passes.

Microsoft, 31.12.2014

Microsoft phasing out original Kinect for Windows in 2015

Microsoft has announced that it will stop selling the first version of Kinect for Windows in 2015, to push the second generation which supports the latest SDK and many more features.

Microsoft, 30.12.2014

Microsoft tries to lure app developers to Windows Phone with new stats

Microsoft has posted its own Windows Phone app stats in order to get more developers to create unique experiences for the emerging platform, which now supports carrier billing and lesser efforts.

Microsoft, 30.12.2014

Lumia 735 listing disappears from Microsoft's US website

The product listing of the Lumia 735, which was expected to be launched in the US on Verizon in the coming months, has mysteriously disappeared from Microsoft Mobile's website.

Microsoft, 30.12.2014

Windows Phone 8.1 user base increases further, Lumia 520 still very popular

The latest data from AdDuplex has revealed a further drop in Windows Phone 8 marketshare owing it to new 8.1 devices and the rollout of Lumia Denim, while Windows Phone 7 refuses to go away.

Microsoft, 30.12.2014

Pre-orders now open for Halo 5: Guardians, $249.99 Limited Collector's Edition available

It won't actually be available until autumn 2015, but you can order Halo 5: Guardians now, including the option of a $249.99 Limited Collector's Edition, which includes a poster and a numbered statue.

Microsoft, 29.12.2014

Microsoft improves performance of eSRAM on Xbox One

In the most recent patch to the Xbox One software, Microsoft has pushed its eSRAM module inside its flagship gaming console to offer developers more headroom for resource-intensive games.

Microsoft, 29.12.2014

With strong sales this holiday season, is Microsoft really going to raise the price of Xbox One?

In the most recent patch to the Xbox One software, Microsoft has pushed its eSRAM module inside its flagship gaming console to offer developers more headroom for resource-intensive games.

Microsoft, 28.12.2014

Internet Explorer water cooler: Webkit, open source, and Chrome

While digging around and trying to uncover what is going on with the next version of Internet Explorer, we heard quite a few whispers about what was happening behind the scenes.

Microsoft, 27.12.2014

Xbox Live founder leaves Microsoft after 18 years

An employee who was on the team that created Xbox Live is leaving Microsoft after 18 years with the company for a new adventure but we don't expect this to have a big impact on the service.

Microsoft, 26.12.2014

Internet Explorer 12: Big changes are coming to Trident

Microsoft is making significant changes to the Trident engine that powers Internet Explorer that the company hopes will improve performance and make the browser more appealing.

Microsoft, 26.12.2014

Microsoft and IOT: How the company will use Windows 10 to compete

Microsoft is gearing up to make sure its name is known in the IOT and Home Automation space, with a strategic new group building out software to hiring new employees, Microsoft is playing to win.

Microsoft, 24.12.2014

Neowin Holiday Giveaway: HP EliteDesk computer! [Update]

To continue our holiday celebration, this week we're giving away the HP EliteDesk 800 Deskop Mini. Entering is easy, so take a look inside and you could be the lucky winner of a new desktop!

Microsoft, 24.12.2014

Lumia 1330 spotted in benchmarks; leaked specifications confirmed?

A possible successor to the Nokia Lumia 1320 is rumored to be in the works, and has reportedly been spotted in a benchmark that apparently confirms the phone's leaked specifications.

Microsoft, 24.12.2014