Don’t Buy a Surface 2

The Microsoft Surface 2 with Touch Keyboard.

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 

Many users can install iOS 8.0.2 without a problem, but there is a potential for frustration.

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 […]

T-Mobile Score Is How Users Get the Galaxy S5 for Less

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T-Mobile subscribers who sign up for the company’s new T-Mobile Score discount program stand to save big money on the next smartphone they purchase. In fact, the company is promising users free entry-level smartphone upgrades in six months and big discounts on expensive smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 too. T-Mobile shared what users need […]

Windows 10 vs Windows 7: What You Need to Know

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Earlier this week, Microsoft showed everyone what they could expect from Windows 10. Forget all the new features and changes for a second though because its price was the biggest thing to come out of the keynote. For the first year, absolutely any Windows 7 user who has the latest updates installed will get the […]

Windows 10 Upgrade Guide: What You Need to Know

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For months, Microsoft has teased users about what it has in store for them when Windows 10 rolls out. That being said, only this week did we get a clear picture of everything Windows 10 will mean for users. Apps will work across Windows 10 on phones, tablets and notebooks and desktops. Windows 10 also […]

How to Back Up a Windows Phone

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system attempts to make life with a smartphone easier. Its Live Tiles make it easier to see what apps you should be paying attention to or what services you might want to update with a new status. Automatic picture and contact backup were built into the first version of Windows Phone […]

This is What’s Available in Xbox on Windows 10

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Moments ago, Microsoft began rolling out the second major update to Windows 10, the operating system that it hopes will put it at the center of everyday activities like gaming and productivity. Key to the gaming part of that mission is a new Xbox on Windows 10 experience that Microsoft just fully detailed in a […]

Sprint Hits Back at T-Mobile With Big Savings Of Its Own

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Sprint, the United States’ third-largest mobile carrier isn’t sitting back and waiting for T-Mobile’s Un-Carrier initiatives to stop luring users away from its network and services. This morning Sprint announced a new program aimed directly at giving T-Mobile customers a guaranteed $200 for switching. Sprint revealed the savings for T-Mobile customers in a post on […]

Windows 10 Technical Preview 9926 Arrives

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Microsoft has kept its promise to release an updated version of the Windows 10 operating system it shared more details about earlier this week. Starting today, users can download Windows 10 Technical Preview 9926, the very latest version ready for public testing. Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 10 9926 this morning in a post […]

New Xbox One Bundle with Titanfall Lands

Check out these Xbox One Deals for November 2014.

Microsoft’s own retail stores are creating a new Xbox One bundle of their very own. As of now, users looking to upgrade to Microsoft’s latest entertainment console can do so now at the Microsoft Store and pick up a now rare Titanfall Xbox One Bundle. Microsoft began selling this new Titanfall Xbox One bundle on […]

Xbox Music Windows 10 Streaming To Free Your Music

Microsoft's new Xbox Music on Windows 10 app. (Photo Credit Thurrot.com)

Microsoft’s Xbox Music service is set to get a lot more competitive over the next few months. Buried deep within the avalanche of Windows 10 news out this week was a surprise feature addition for Xbox Music, the company’s streaming music service and competitor to iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Pretty soon, Xbox Music users will […]