Have you considered coding for Windows 8.1? Well this may help!

In the Appreneur Challenge Microsoft are giving away some amazing prizes simply for making some apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone.

Prizes include 25 Xbox One console and a major prize of a Surface Pro and “Money-can’t-buy experiences”.

With higher conversion rates and some awesome hardware and these awesome prizes, there really is no excuse for not having a go at making some awesome apps for the Windows platform.

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Just how sensitive is the new XBOX Kinect sensor?

Microsoft demo’ed the new XBOX Kinect sensor and in the process caused a bit of an uproar with the device being able to descern a “buldge” at the users crotch. Calls of NSA spying have been made but really, do you think the NSA cares about the size of your package even if they were to somehow hack into your Xbox ONE and spy on you? Microsoft have aparently listened and provided an XBOX One option without the Kinect sensor.

The Xbox One

Microsoft have just released a bunch of videos in anticipation of the launch on Thursday Nov 21.

From the xbox blog:

As we announced last week, we’re celebrating this Friday’s launch of the Xbox One by throwing massive events for fans in dozens of cities across the world, including London, Sydney, Paris and Toronto among many others. While we look forward to seeing thousands of passionate Xbox fans at these midnight launches, we realize that not everyone can make it out to join in on the fun. With that in mind, we’ve decided to bring the biggest celebration of all, the Xbox One Countdown To Launch show, directly to you live beginning at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on Thursday Nov. 21.

Check out the action below:

Watch the Xbox One Launch Festivities Live.

The XBOX One experience

The Microsoft XBOX One was announced recently and bit of it have surfaced via various means. In this latest development we see a new adv. for the Xbox One and it’s multitasking and voice commands.

Decide for yourself and see the link after below for more details.

via Microsoft shows off Xbox One dashboard and multitasking in latest video.