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Editor's note: As we are winding down site operations, the staff of MacNN is rerunning some personal favorite stories, both those that are important, and those that are favorite memorable moments in the world of technology news. I'm staff writer Malcolm Owen, and while this isn't exactly a story relating to Apple directly, it does show the effects of when another store tries to do the same thing, specifically concerning musical guests.
We're halfway through our year-long history celebrating Apple's 40th anniversary, and we've reached a milestone for the entire computer industry. These days, that really means a milestone for the world -- and yet, it's one that is barely remembered, hardly celebrated, and when you know what it is, our perspective from all these years later actually makes it hard to really comprehend how monumental it is.
Microsoft has released an app for Mac that aims to help teachers work more efficiently with OneNote in a classroom environment. The Class Notebook Tools add-on allows teachers to make changes to their Class Notebooks on Mac, granting more abilities to teachers that makes it easier to manage the contents and to distribute lessons to the class, as well as to monitor the progress of students working on set tasks.
Welcome to the Game Replay, usually the thrice-weekly look back at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. Due to E3 taking place this week, there are going to be a higher number of Game Replay posts than usual, covering the major announcements to come out of the major games industry event. Today's post will cover announcements coming out of press conferences from Bethesda and Microsoft.
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look back at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, Bungie reveals what's coming to Destiny in the Rise of Iron expansion, CD Projekt may be working on a card game based on its Witcher franchise, and Microsoft advises it will not be adding DVR functionality to the Xbox One this year.
Welcome to the Game Replay, the thrice-weekly look at the wider world of gaming by the staff of MacNN. In today's edition, XCOM 2 is announced for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One months after it shipped on the PC and Mac, Psychonauts for the PlayStation 4 ships 11 years after arriving on the PlayStation 2, a fan project to recreate an unreleased Star Wars game gets support from Valve, and Microsoft creates a global championship for Forza Motorsport 6 with 'real-world prizes' for winners.
Microsoft wants more iOS developers to use its services, and hopes to do so by hosting an "afterparty" after the end of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference's first day. The event, which will start "immediately after" the WWDCState of the Union address on June 13, is being opened up to anyone who identifies as an iOS or OS X developer, with Microsoft also opening it up to developers not attending WWDC itself.
Microsoft has introduced a new tool to its Office suite of apps, which it will be providing to its Office 365 subscribers in the near future. As the name suggests, Microsoft Planner is an app dedicated to planning projects, with users able to structure the work into tasks, allocate them to members of the project team, and to visualize both how far the project has progressed and what needs to be done in order to complete all of the work.
Microsoft will be trying to take on Apple's Siri and other similar voice-based systems in the living room, by bringing Cortana to the Xbox One this summer. The digital personal assistant is being rolled out to Microsoft's game console in a number of countries under an opt-in preview program, with players able to use Cortana to power verbal commands of the console instead of the existing and long-running voice recognition system.
Every so often, MacNN finds a deal that is too big or important to go into our usual deals lists, and is major enough to be highlighted in its own Big Deals post. This time, catch up on gaming you may have missed out on in the last few years, with an Xbox One 1TB bundle with five games and an extra controller from the Microsoft Store.