Yesterday we heard that the Microsoft Store would stop supporting Bitcoin, the news came direct from Microsoft website, although the post has now been removed.
Microsoft has released a statement saying that the ‘inaccurate information’ was posted on its website and that it will continue to support Bitcoin, you can see an official statement from the company below.
We continue to support Bitcoin for adding money to your Microsoft account which can be used for purchasing content in the Windows and Xbox stores. We apologize for inaccurate information that was inadvertently posted to a Microsoft site, which is currently being corrected.
It is not clear on why Microsoft originally posted details on their website that they intended to stop supporting Bitcoin on the Microsoft Store, whether it was posted in error, or possibly it was posted too early and this could have been something that they had planned for the future.
It’s been no secret that Microsoft has been developing Xbox One DVR features to be released to the console at some date in the future after is was announced by Microsoft last year.
However Paul Thurrott is now reporting that an Xbox One update will soon be rolling out that will bringing support for the new Xbox One DVR or digital video recorder features.
Within the US and Canada the Xbox One is already capable of watching live TV by connecting a Hauppauge TV tuner however the sources close to Thurrott an hour indicating that the new DVR feature could roll out very soon.
Unfortunately though at least in the US it seems that the new Xbox One DVR feature will not function with encrypted videos from cable or satellite TV providers at the current time. Although this has not been confirmed as yet and will be put to the test once the new Xbox One console media centre update is rolled out by Microsoft. Thurrott reveals more information from his source :
Microsoft is now internally testing an update for Xbox One called “Xbox One Threshold Beta 1603 System Update,” or th2xboxrel_1603.160308-1900. This update allows the console to record freely-available OTA TV, and it even works while you’re playing games, watching live TV, or when the console is sleeping.
As you might imagine Microsoft has not confirmed or denied any of the details regarding the rollout of the Xbox One DVR content but as soon as more information is made available we will keep you up-to-date as always.
Apple and the FBI are in the middle of a court case relating to encryption, we heard yesterday that messaging app WhatsApp may be subject to a similar case in the future.
Now a according to a recent report a number of Internet companies intend to increase encryption to protect their users data, the companies include Facebook, Google and Whats App.
The news comes in a report from The Guardian who have said that the three companies intend to increase encryption in the wake of the recent court case between Apple and the FBI, these companies have supported Apple in the case.
Other technology companies are also looking to improve encryption on their services in order to protect their user data.
The case between Apple and the FBI is ongoing, the FBI claims that this is a one off case, although there are a total of 12 other similar cases against Apple by law enforcement, all wanting Apple to create software to allow them to unlock iPhones.