Xbox One Digital Game Gifting is now available to all

As expected, Microsft has enabled the game gifting option on Xbox One to everyone, and holidays are just around the corner. Perfect Timing. It was one of the most requested features for Xbox One, which first became available to Xbox One Insiders.The new first broke out in July of this year and was confirmed by none other than Mike Ybarra ...

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Skype Professional Account aims to be your One-Stop solution to work with Clients

Microsoft is slowly, and steadily evolving Skype as a business product more than ever. In today’s announcement, Skype Blog is offering “Skype Professional Account” which will help business users to use Skype as a one-stop solution.  Available in preview, this program offers to book meetings with clients, accept payments, and keep notes. All this from one app, so everything is ...

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Mike Ybarra: The New Xbox Avatars will come in 2018

In August, Microsoft annoaunced they will be revamping the Xbox Avatar in a big way. Seems like this plan is now delayed until next year as per Mike Ybarra, Corporate VP of Windows & Xbox Gaming. It was expected that Microsoft will roll out an editor for Xbox Avatars which will offer: A great number of combination, and options for ...

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Alexa Skills now can keep users Engaged when Processing a Response

I have been using Echodot & Alexa Skills since 2 weeks now, there are two major caveats I have noticed till now. First is that there is no background processing support e.g. Music Playback when using another skill, and second many a time the response takes, relatively, a lot of time, and makes me wonder whats wrong, only to be ...

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Qualcomm Stays Put, Rejects Acquisition offer from Broadcom

Qualcomm’s board of directors are confident enough to keep the company running on its own, and they have rejected the acquisition offer from Broadcom which was valued at 105 Billion Dollar. The news came out first as a rumor, and then an official confirmation. Looking at how it could benefit both the competitors, and also help Qualcomm to deal with Intel’s ...

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EA is acquiring Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment

In a major announcement, EA has announced that it plans to acquire Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment. The deal has finalized for  $151 million in cash and up to $164 million in long-term equity in the form of restricted stock units to employees.  That said, EA is already ready to pay additional $140 million based on performance through the end of 2022. This ...

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SwiftKey Keyboard now lets you add adds Photos to the Keyboard

Switfkey has announced Photo Themes support for their keyboard. In simple words, you can use any image as an underlay for your keyboard to make it look beautiful and personal. They have also partnered with a National Geographic contributing photographer to inspire you with a gallery of 12 curated images exclusive to SwiftKey. While you can use any image on your keyboard, depending on the image, ...

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The current technical limitations of Amazon’s Alexa

After Amazon introduced its EchoDot devices / Alexa Smart assistant in India, Amazon Alexa team is making sure the developers get on board as soon as possible. Looking at my close circle, and tech enthusiasts, there are a couple of early adopters which have bought them, mostly because of its first to bring the voice-based devices, and then the price ...

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