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Topic: Xbox

Apple may add customized digital avatars to iOS Game Center

10/13/2011, 10:10 am

Apple has shown interest in allowing users of its Game Center social network for iOS to create custom, cartoon-style avatars to represent themselves in the digital world.

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Microsoft rumored to announce subscription TV service as Apple's iCloud looms

06/04/2011, 01:06 am

A new rumor claims Microsoft will announce an Xbox LIVE subscription TV service next week at the E3 conference on the heels of Apple's unveiling of its iCloud service.

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World of Goo says iPad launch beat peak WiiWare, Steam sales

02/08/2011, 08:02 pm

The developer of World of Goo has profiled its iPad launch as being "by far" the fastest selling and highest revenue generating game platform, thanks to promotion by Apple.

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CES: Microsoft keynote underwhelms with few surprises

01/06/2011, 12:01 am

Microsoft kicked off the Consumer Electronics Show Wednesday evening with a relatively subdued keynote that highlighted an upcoming update to Windows Phone 7 and demoed Windows on ARM's system-on-a-chip architecture.

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Microsoft to take on Apple TV with Windows-based set top box

01/04/2011, 02:01 am

A new report claims that software giant Microsoft will challenge the Apple TV and Google TV platforms when it introduces a stripped down version of Windows for set top boxes and connected TVs later this year.

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Microsoft to respond to new Apple TV with Xbox-based service - report

11/29/2010, 03:11 pm

Microsoft is reportedly planning to take on Apple TV and Google TV with a new subscription service that will be delivered through the company's popular Xbox 360 game console.

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Steve Ballmer cashes in $1.3B worth of Microsoft shares, Apple looked into Kinect technology

11/06/2010, 12:11 am

Microsoft confirmed Friday that CEO Steve Ballmer intends to sell almost one-fifth of his stake in the software giant, starting with sales this week that total $1.3 billion, while a new report claims Apple tried to license the technology used in Microsoft's new motion-tracking Kinect peripheral.

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Microsoft manager claims Kinect will "blow away" iPad sales

09/17/2010, 10:09 pm

Citing strong pre-orders and a seasonal holiday lift, the spokesman for Microsoft's Kinect, a motion-tracking camera accessory for the Xbox 360, said the device would easily outsell the iPad.

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Apple's 27" iMac only supports native or 720p video input, no 1080p

07/21/2010, 06:07 pm

Apple's revised 27" iMac introduced this spring debuted a new feature: a Mini DisplayPort video port that worked in both directions, enabling external video sources to output video to the screen. That feature is largely limited to 720p in HDTV applications however.

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Apple's success forces Microsoft to 'shake up' phone, media teams

05/25/2010, 09:05 am

In the face of success from Apple and Google in the portable device market, Microsoft is expected to announce "major organizational changes" in the company's Entertainment and Devices Division, responsible for Windows Phone, Zune and Xbox.

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Microsoft aims at Apple with multitouch Windows Phone 7 Series

02/15/2010, 10:02 am

(Mobile World Congress) Just four months after Windows Mobile 6.5 hit the market, Microsoft has officially introduced Windows Phone 7 Series, the new multitouch-capable mobile operating system the software giant hopes will take on Apple's iPhone.

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Microsoft says Zune HD is real, will get multi-touch

05/26/2009, 09:05 pm

After two years of watching iPod sales pass it by, Microsoft has drawn a line in the sand and says it has a new Zune with hardware features to thwart the iPod touch, including a multi-touch display.

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Apple lands Xbox boss, Mac OS X 10.5.7, $999 MacBook Air deal

04/30/2009, 04:04 pm

A director of Microsoft's Xbox team is on his way to Apple. Meanwhile, the Mac maker appears to be taking its time to assure that Mac OS X 10.5.7 Update is rock solid before it's released to the public. And one of our sponsors is clearing out early model MacBook Airs for $999 and has dropped word that existing MacBook coupons won't run in May.

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OpenCL and OpenGL take on DirectX

12/16/2008, 08:12 am

The broad industry support Apple is building around OpenCL will help increase the critical mass behind OpenGL, the 2D and 3D graphics language Apple uses extensively in Mac OS X.

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iTunes HD videos low bitrate, include iPod-ready versions

09/10/2008, 06:09 pm

Those expecting Blu-ray level video from Apple's new HD TV shows may be significantly disappointed -- though buyers will find a surprise in the form of a smaller version for their iPhones and iPods.

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Microsoft 10K warns of iPhone, Mac threats as iPhone nears 1.1% share

08/03/2008, 10:08 am

A Microsoft filing with the US government reveals a newfound worry that the Windows developer's traditional stance of selling software alone won't work against an increasingly profitable Apple -- a concern that may magnify as iPhone 3G pushes Apple's cellular market share past one percent worldwide.

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