Tag Archive: Xbox


Use Microsoft’s New SmartGlass App To Control An Xbox 360 With Your iPhone or iPad

The world converges yet again as Microsoft has just updated its My Xbox app, which released last December, giving it a new name to boot. SmartGlass has been the talk of the gaming community since E3 this past summer, as the technology and gaming giant launched its intitiative to rule your living room using the devices you already have; namely, your iPad, iPhone, or Android device.

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Starting Next Year, Microsoft Will Try To Compete With iTunes On iOS With Xbox Music App

It often seems that many of Apple’s competitors decide to launch products based upon what Cupertino is rumored to do, hoping to get a head start on Apple. It’s funny how often this fails. Remember when all of Apple’s competitors announced their own “slates” ahead of the 2010 debut of the original iPad? Or how Amazon launched a crappy cloud locker service for MP3s ahead of iTunes Match?

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Starting Next Year, Microsoft Will Try To Compete With iTunes On iOS With Xbox Music App

It often seems that many of Apple’s competitors decide to launch products based upon what Cupertino is rumored to do, hoping to get a head start on Apple. It’s funny how often this fails. Remember when all of Apple’s competitors announced their own “slates” ahead of the 2010 debut of the original iPad? Or how Amazon launched a crappy cloud locker service for MP3s ahead of iTunes Match?

With rumors swirling  [Read More…]

Xbox Smart Glass Will Let You Beam Your Favorite Console Games To Your iPhone Or iPad

Microsoft has officially announced their newest product for the Xbox 360, Xbox Smart Glass, and it will turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into an extension of your favorite console games. Imagine playing a game of Halo and using your iPhone to show you the mini-map, or your iPad to talk with team mates, and you have the right idea. And while you wont be able to stream full  [Read More…]

Apple Secures Another High-Profile Hire With Former UK Xbox Marketing Head

Apple snatched another key player from a competitor with the hiring of Robin Burrowes, Microsofts marketing manager for Xbox UK and the head of all Microsoft product marketing for the U.K. Burrowes announced the change, albeit quietly, on his Linkedin profile. Burrowes who spent seven years heading the Xbox UK marketing division is now working for Apple to help grow EuropesAppStore marketing segment. Hiring Burrowes makes a ton of sense. His extensive experience heading Microsofts  [Read More…]

Apple Prepares For War Against Consoles By Hiring Former Xbox Live Chief

Apple has made another addition to its team this week with a former Microsoft Product Marketing chief, Robin Burrowes, joining the ranks to become the head of App Store Marketing for iTunes Europe. Burrowes was previously part of Microsofts Xbox LIVE team, and hes not the first gaming executive to head for Cupertinoas Apple gets serious about battling consoles head on. Burrows spent seven years with Microsoft, according to MCV,  [Read More…]

Did Chinese Xbox Workers Threaten Mass Suicide?

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Apple production partner Foxconn has been tied to worker suicides in the past, but a new wrinkle emerged earlier this month. According to reports, a group of 300 Chinese employees building Xbox 360 game consoles threatened suicide by jumping off the roof of a factory. According to an anti-government website, China Jasmine Revolution (relayed by Want China Times), the threat came Jan. 2 at Foxconns  [Read More…]

Microsoft Releases Xbox Live App for iOS Devices

Xbox 360 owners can now check out their online profiles using their iOS devices. Larry Hyrb, better known as Major Nelson, the Xbox Live Programming Director recently unveiled an Xbox Live app for the iOS platform called My Xbox LIVE. The app lets users send messages, manage friend lists, edit profiles, change the features on an avatar, and view game achievement progress. You can now stay connected to the Xbox Live community on the go  [Read More…]

Microsoft Sold 507,000 Xbox 360 Units, Nearly Doubles Wii And PS3 In June

According to new market data, Microsoft managed to sell 507,000 Xbox 360?s in the month of June, selling nearly twice as many as other current-generation competitors. This is a positive outcome for the 6-year-old console. xbox360_logo This data was released by NPD, a market researcher, and later confirmed by Microsoft itself in a press release. Despite slowing demand for consumer products throughout this year, the console has managed to continue to grow year-over-year,  [Read More…]

All Three Next Generation Game Consoles, Xbox, PlayStation 4 And Wii U, To Be Powered By AMD GPUs [REPORT]

With Microsofts Xbox 360 and Sonys PlayStation 3 currently mid-life cycle, and Nintendos Wii already on its way to being superseded by thecompanys Wii U, take is already turning to what hardware will power the replacements of this generations games consoles. amd According to PC hardware websiteHardOCP, all three major new consoles could sport an AMD-manufactured and designed graphics chip. If the rumor is correct, current PlayStation 3 part supplier Nvidia could find  [Read More…]