Xbox on the go Smash hits of PlayStation Microsoft Project xCloud builds on the Xbox empire, expanding its influence beyond the living room. It's looking promising for all Xbox gamers and is set to debut in 2019. Learn more at Microsoft The Good Headed to PCs, consoles, and mobile. Existing Xbox games are supported. Established background in cloud and gaming. The Bad No examples of working code. Release still far away. PlayStation Now is among the pioneers of game streaming, with a strong library of PlayStation titles. It's far from perfect but among the few available in 2018. $20 at Amazon The Good Over 600 games. Nearly 5 years on the market. Available on PC and console. The Bad Mixed performance. Expensive monthly charge. PlayStation Now is well-established in streaming, but Project xCloud stows strong promises. Although Microsoft is poised for success, PlayStation Now is your way to play today. Present meets the future Online services have reshaped the games … [Read more...] about Microsoft Project xCloud vs. PlayStation Now: Battle of the streaming services
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Xbox on the go Lightweight PC gaming Microsoft Project xCloud builds on the Xbox empire, expanding its influence beyond the living room. It's looking promising for all Xbox gamers and is set to debut in 2019. Microsoft's Netflix-like Xbox Game Pass service is currently the closest available alternative. $10 at Microsoft Pros Headed to PCs, consoles, and mobile. Existing Xbox games are supported. Established background in cloud and gaming. Cons No examples of working code. Release still far away. Project Stream is Google's first foray into AAA PC gaming. And it works really well. It's a pure PC experience, but for those on low-end devices, gaming on the cheap has never been easier. Free at Google Pros Free trial now available. Great early experience. Full-fledged PC gaming. Cons No mobile presence (yet). Unproven in AAA gaming. With the next generation of game streaming on the horizon, Microsoft and Google are leading the pack. While Google's Project Stream is … [Read more...] about Microsoft Project xCloud vs. Google Project Stream: Which game-stream service is for you?
Here’s something of a curve ball for your brain to digest: Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter have teamed up for a new open source project that strives to make it easier to transfer your data between online services. The Data Transfer Project (DTP) was officially founded last year, and there have been whisperings about it on the likes of GitHub, but the initiative was officially unveiled today with its first four members. The DTP is actively seeking other members too. The ultimate aim of the Data Transfer Project is to improve data portability, allowing users to not only download their data but transfer it directly to any other service. Facebook, for example, announced a new data export tool earlier this year enabling its users to receive a copy of all the data that Facebook holds on them — this was unveiled soon after the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal unfolded. But the average user wouldn’t be able to do all that much with their data … [Read more...] about Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter launch the Data Transfer Project
Today, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter joined to announce a new standards initiative called the Data Transfer Project, designed as a new way to move data between platforms. In a blog post, Google described the project as letting users “transfer data directly from one service to another, without needing to download and re-upload it.” The current version of the system supports data transfer for photos, mail, contacts, calendar and tasks, drawing from publicly available APIs from Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Remember the Milk and Smugmug. Many of those transfers could already be accomplished through other means, but participants hope the project will grow into a more robust and flexible alternative to conventional APIs. The existing code for the project is available as open-source on GitHub, along with a white paper describing its scope. Much of the codebase consists of “adapters” that can translate proprietary APIs into an interoperable … [Read more...] about Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter partner for ambitious new data project
Best Microsoft Office alternatives1. FreeOffice2. LibreOffice3. WPS Office4. iWork5. CalligraRead on for our detailed analysis of each appWhile Microsoft Office dominates the productivity app sector there are many flexible alternatives. In this guide, you'll learn more about some of them.Many free and open source suites such as LibreOffice support the Open Document Format, which is used by the UK government. Open standards are useful as when developers discontinue software, users may not be able to access documents stored in a proprietary format. This has happened in the past to former users of Microsoft Works.If you manage an organisation, you may be unable to pay for MS Office software licenses for every machine. For this reason all the products discussed here are available free of charge, or offer a free tier such as WPS Office.Some of the tools in this guide also incorporate useful features not found in Microsoft Office, like converting PDFs to DOC format. All of the suites listed … [Read more...] about Best Microsoft Office alternatives in 2018