How to Send Group Direct Messages in Twitter on the iPhone

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For a while, we all gladly paid AT&T, Verizon and other large carriers a flat fee to send a text messages. At the end of the month mobile phone owners who loved messaging would get reasonable bills thanks to their decision to purchase an unlimited messaging plan. The not so wise mobile phone owners would […]

Google Makes Key iPhone Feature Even More of an Also-Ran

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Apple’s decision to not significantly update the systems behind the iPhone’s Siri personal assistant is slowly but surely starting to become a reason to buy a smartphone running Google’s Android operating system instead of the iPhone. Earlier today, Google revealed Google Now integration, a program that lets developers surface cards in its Google Now search […]

Microsoft Readying Its Answer to the iPhone 6’s iOS

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When we’ll see Microsoft announce a direct competitor to Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus remains unclear, but the first release of Windows 10 for phones is drawing ever closer if a new app update for Windows Phone users is an accurate indicator of the company’s plans. Users who’ve already downloaded the app that’s […]

Surface Pro 3 vs. iPad Air 2

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Just a few years ago we were only just toying with the idea of device convergence. Tech reporters and industry insiders predicted a future when having so many devices wouldn’t be necessary. You’d pick up your iPhone and it’d have a terrific camera, make phone calls and act as your computer. That day is here […]

Microsoft Luring Xbox One Buyers with Big Trade-In Credit

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It’s been almost a year and a half since Microsoft began selling its Xbox One gaming console. In that time it’s rolled out some unbelievable deals, including a price cut that makes the Xbox One’s basic bundle a mere $349. Now the company’s Microsoft Store retail are is going back to the basics to offer […]

iPhone Alternatives Coming From Microsoft Very Soon

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New rumors indicate Microsoft Mobile, the company formed from the Devices and Services arm of Nokia that Microsoft purchased last year, could have a two new iPhone rivals running its Windows operating system. A report originating from WPDang, a Windows Phone focused website, indicates that Microsoft has plans to announced two new iPhone 6 alternatives […]

Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 Arrives for iPhone & iPad

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Disney Infinity Toy Box, the game that inspired new generations to create their own worlds and pick up dozens of Disney figurines, has finally come to Apple’s iPhone and iPad. Disney, one of the world’s largest media companies, announced Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 for the iPhone and iPad earlier this morning. There’s no need […]

Details on How to Play the Battlefield Hardline Beta Arrive

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After a big delay in the game’s release and days of speculation, Electronic Arts has finally announced the Battlefield Hardline beta release date for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, PS3 and PS4. According to a new blog post, users can expect the Battlefield Hardline beta to arrive on February 3rd. Electronic Arts, the game’s […]

Outlook for iPhone Proves Microsoft Has the Right Idea

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Once again, Microsoft is proving just how its new agile way of doing business is best for it and the owners of smartphones that aren’t running its Windows Phone operating system. This morning the maker of Lumia Windows phones, Surface PCs and more announced Outlook for iOS and Outlook for Android, two new apps that […]

Don’t Buy a Surface 2

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It hardly seems like it but, almost three years ago Microsoft gave us our first look at the original Surface. That device was something we’d hardly ever seen from Microsoft in the hardware space. It was ambitious; Microsoft hoped that the Surface would be to Windows what the iPad is for Mac OS: a companion, […]

Should You Buy A Windows 8 PC Before Windows 10?

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It was nearly three years ago that Microsoft gave us our first look at what would become Windows 8, the operating system that comes on millions of notebooks, desktops and tablets today. Back then no one knew how an operating system built to meld three different kinds of devices would go over with users. It […]

Sony Snatches Xbox One Dreams with PS4 Spotify App

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Sony, makers of the PS4 gaming console, might be dashing any hopes Xbox One owners ever had of listening to their Spotify subscription while gaming without keeping an earphone plugged into their smartphone. This morning, Spotify and Sony announced PlayStation Music, a new joint system that’ll let PS4, PS3 and Xperia smartphone owners stream from […]

Microsoft’s Surface 2 iPad Rival Is Dead

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The Surface 2, Microsoft’s first foray into making its own tablets and direct competitor to Apple’s iPad and the Nexus line of tablets from Google, is no longer an active experiment for the company. Early this week, Microsoft representatives confirmed that it’d stopped making the Surface 2. Business Insider is reporting that Microsoft confirmed the […]

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s First Three Hours Revealed 

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to be a best-selling role-playing game when it arrives on Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One later this year. For those in doubt, yesterday Microsoft shared a deep dive of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s first three hours of gameplay. Microsoft revealed its in-depth look at The Witcher 3: […]

Xbox One Gets Lightning Fast Upgrade 

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Having delivered transparent tiles that let users see past their apps and games and gaze at the background picture they’ve chosen for their profile, Microsoft, makers of the Xbox One, has a new update in store. This latest last software won’t add new features or make big changes to Xbox Live. Instead, the ridiculously fast […]

iOS 8.1.3 for iPhone 5s: Impressions & Performance 

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All at once, owners of Apple’s iPhone smartphones are about to get another lesson in updating to Apple’s latest and greatest software. Today, Apple released iOS 8.1.3, a new version of the operating system that powers all of their mobile devices. That includes the iPhone, iPod and even the iPad. Mostly, the update takes care […]

More Windows 10 Tablet Details Trickle In

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Version 9926 of Microsoft’s Windows 10 Technical Preview is already in the hands of developers and exciting testers. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t still plenty of details for Microsoft to share, and late yesterday a member of the team in charge of Windows 10 did just that. Some of those design decisions are sure to be controversial. […]

Windows 10 9926: What’s New & Different

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Having been coy with its future plans for months, late last week Microsoft finally revealed Windows 10 9926, the first fresh build of Windows 10 we’ve seen in months. In most ways, Windows 10 9926 is the first version that marks a true departure from Windows 8. Where past versions of Windows 10 looked more […]

$50 1TB Hard Drive is the Ultimate Xbox One Accessory

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Best Buy’s online store on eBay’s website may just be offering the best Xbox One accessory available. As of right now users can purchase a Toshiba external hard drive to add more space to Microsoft’s console for just $50. What’s more, that $50 gets users another 1TB of space for games and apps. It’s unclear […]

Battlefield Hardline Beta Starting Soon?

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With Battlefield Hardline set to launch on the Xbox One, PS4 this coming March, most speculated that it was only a matter of time before Electronic Arts released a Battlefield Hardline beta for users to experience the game for themselves. A newly leaked email indicates that the Battlefield Hardline beta could kick off during the […]