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Windowed apps and the new Start menu feature in the latest Windows 9 leak. Windows 9 fresh screenshot leaks online Report suggests the firm has pulled the plug on its next flagship handset. Has Microsoft axed its Kinect phone? Attendees can enter the custom Xbox One competition by tweeting their favourite. Custom Xbox One consoles for Comic-Con The update is said to have greater focus on stability fixes than front end features. Windows 8.1 Update 2 coming in August? Circuit, Point-to-Point and Street racing are all listed for the upcoming racer. Ratings board reveals Forza Horizon 2 modes Sony's console was the best-selling system of the US last month. PS4 outsells Xbox One in June in US Microsoft details the contents within the forthcoming Xbox One system update. Xbox One August update previewed in video Upwards of 75% of jobs at Xbox EMEA are thought to be in jeopardy. Xbox Europe 'hit hard' by Microsoft job cuts Quantum Break "blurs the line between gaming and TV". Quantum Break unaffected by studio closure Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott's Halo series are still being made. Xbox Entertainment Studios to shut The firm announces the biggest round of staff cuts in its 39-year history. Microsoft to axe 18,000 jobs Microsoft attributes the increase to the recently-released Kinect-less bundle. Xbox One sales more than double in June A preview of the Kinect for Windows software developer kit SDK is also released. Kinect for Windows v2 shipping to devs The 'Armed Forces' controller features a camouflage pattern and metallic d-pad. Xbox One 'Armed Forces' controller unveiled Computing giant and its hardware partners aiming to challenge Google's dominance. Microsoft planning budget laptop range Purported screenshot shows how Metro-style apps will look in the Start menu. Windows 9 screenshot reveals Start menu Company's Xbox division is said to be among those affected by the redundancies. Microsoft 'preparing major job cuts' Microsoft's smart digital assistant backs Germany to defeat Argentina. Cortana tips Germany for World Cup win Microsoft's Harvey Eagle struggles to see the difference in frame rates. Xbox One resolution 'a perception challenge' Microsoft-owned phone maker adding a new budget model to its popular range. Lumia 530 entry-level smartphone revealed The new Video Tuner editing app coincides with the launch of Nokia's Lumia 930. Windows Phone 8.1 gets new video-editing app Sony president Shuhei Yoshida is pleased to welcome fans back to PlayStation. Sony: PS4 lineup stacks up well against Xbox The feature would allow developers to create games on retail hardware. Microsoft denies dropping Xbox One dev kit support The desktop operating system will transition to extended support until 2020. Windows 7 'mainstream support' ends 2015 The promotional rebate scheme can be used on games, movies, DLC and more. Xbox One rebate offered to Xbox 360 users The final version of the sandbox game is to make its debut in October. Project Spark release date confirmed The Windows 8.1 launch handset proves impressive. Nokia Lumia 930: A step closer to Android The free-to-play game features over 40 different species of animals to look after Zoo Tycoon Friends coming to PC, phones Flagship Windows Phone 8.1 handset available from £33 per month on contract. Nokia Lumia 930 UK release date confirmed Reliable tipster says the downsized slate is back in production. Microsoft 'revives Surface Mini tablet' PC users can now pre-order the second-generation motion accessory online. Xbox One Kinect coming to PC next week Fans are also having trouble accessing paid content in games such as FIFA 14. Netflix, Twitch currently down on Xbox One Cole Train actor Lester Speight responds to fans on Twitter. Cole Train actor hints at Gears return The move sparks rumours that Lumia phones could incorporate Canon tech. Microsoft, Canon agree to share patents ANNA will provide players with event suggestions, alerts and navigation advice. How will Forza Horizon 2 use Kinect? Computing giant said to be developing a fitness accessory rather than a watch. Microsoft 'readying smart fitness band' Unannounced handset is rumoured to be a successor to the mid-range Lumia 820. Nokia Lumia mystery handset leaks online Microsoft's Windows Phone voice assistant gets last four games correct. Cortana predicts World Cup matches perfectly Outlook, Hotmail, MSN and Live accounts now protected by new encryption tech. Microsoft tightens webmail security The next-generation operating system could arrive earlier than expected. Windows 9 preview tipped for autumn