Tag Archive: Xbox


Microsoft Is Building An Xbox Set-Top Box To Compete With Apple TV [Rumor]

Apple TV is just a hobby, but it’s still a pretty great product that beats most of the other low-cost entertainment service set-top boxes on the market. It turns out that Microsoft may want in on the action and is building there own Apple TV type of device to compete with Apple.

Sources at Microsoft have confirmed to The Verge that the Redmond company has plans to introduce a low-cost alternative  [Read More…]

Kids Want An iPad For Christmas More Than They Want A Wii U, Xbox, Or Anything Else

 

Your kid probably wants something from Apple for Christmas this year. It’s a fact. No I’m not being an ultimate fanboy who’s saying that just to make Apple look cool or spread Apple’s evangelical message of peace, love and minimalism.

Kids this year want an iPad more than anything. More than an Xbox, Wii U, computer, or even a smartphone.

According to a survey conducted by Nielsen Wire among kids  [Read More…]

This Week’s Must-Have iOS Apps: Xbox SmartGlass, Clear, Tally & More [Roundup]

Microsoft’s awesome Xbox app for iOS got a major update this week, and it’s kicking off this week’s must-have apps roundup. It’s accompanied by another great update to Clear, a terrific list-management tool; plus a nifty counting app for iPhone, and a new photography app that lets you apply awesome effects to your photos.

Xbox SmartGlass — Universal (Free)

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Previously called My Xbox LIVE, Xbox SmartGlass is the perfect way  [Read More…]

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.

The new SmartGlass app  [Read More…]

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…]

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…]