Microsoft News Roundup: Game Pass family plan, Outlook Lite, Microsoft Rewards in Vatican City, and more

Each week we round up the biggest stories in the world of Microsoft. Over the last seven days, Microsoft started testing its family plan for Xbox Game Pass, shipped a new Outlook app to Android, and added support for its rewards program in 38 additional countries.

Microsoft News Roundup: Game Pass family plan, Outlook Lite, Microsoft Rewards in Vatican City, and more

Halo Infinite's next update releases next week, and it's bringing cross-core visor customization

343 Industries has announced that Halo Infinite’s August “Drop Pod” update is releasing on Aug. 9, and has confirmed that the update will include the addition of cross-core visor customization as well as other improvements.

Halo Infinite's next update releases next week, and it's bringing cross-core visor customization

Dell XPS 13 Plus review: Strong performance, so-so battery life, but an incredible experience

Nearly four years in the works, the reimagined Dell XPS 13 Plus (9320) is a big step forward in what a modern laptop can be. And it’s not just fancy looks as Dell didn’t trade functionality for just a fantastic design. But while the XPS 13 Plus is powerful, earning that “Plus” designation, battery life is lower than we prefer, which is more an Intel problem.

Dell XPS 13 Plus review: Strong performance, so-so battery life, but an incredible experience

Minecraft: Java Edition 1.19.2 hotfix prevents crashes and Secure Chat disconnections

After a day of testing, Mojang Studios is officially rolling out the Minecraft: Java Edition 1.19.2 hotfix, which includes a fix for Secure Chat disconnections and a crash. This a modest release, but is still available to all players.

Minecraft: Java Edition 1.19.2 hotfix prevents crashes and Secure Chat disconnections