This week on tech, Microsoft is reportedly planning to cut licensing fees for Windows 8.1 to PC makers to fight Google Chromebooks and Android low-cost devices. Xbox One March system update will start rolling out ahead of schedule, but to select Xbox Live members and only the beta version of the update. And the company also reveals the new low-cost Xbox One Media Remote for the game console.
SkyDrive this week finally become OneDrive on every supported platform and Microsoft also renames Office Web Apps to Office Online to make the service less confusing for users. Bing apps (Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, Travel, News, Sports, and Finance) received new update on Windows Phone and now all the apps can sync data and information across PCs and phones. All this and more…
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- Microsoft to cut Windows 8.1 licensing fees by 70% to bring cheaper devices
- Microsoft Xbox One update preview soon to start rolling out to selected members
- Bing apps now sync across Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 PCs
- Microsoft unveils Xbox One Media Remote for the console
- Microsoft ditches Office Web Apps name for ‘Office Online’ and adds a few UI changes
- Microsoft OneDrive officially launches with free extra storage rewards
- Bing Health & Fitness beta now on Windows Phone 8 devices
- Xbox One’s Ryse: Son of Rome digital copy discounted to $39.99 for limited time