How to Get Better Moto X 2014 Battery Life 

The Moto X (2014) is a perfect combination of savvy design and smart software.

It’s almost hard to imagine that at some point we didn’t need to charge our smartphones every day. In recent years, smartphone makers have done better with battery life. Sometimes they’ve offered bigger batteries inside. Motorola opted for a different approach to getting battery life with the Moto X 2014. The Moto X 2014 has a […]

13 Moto X 2014 Tips & Tricks

Read our Moto X 2014 review to find out why this is an upgrade and worth comparing to the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5.

The Moto X 2014 is an impressive smartphone. Some would even go as far as declaring the Moto X 2014 the best Android smartphone you can buy this year. A great deal of that comes down to better hardware, the Moto X 2014 is faster, bigger and more impressive than last year’s device. A lot […]

How to Get Better Windows 8 Battery Life

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Devices running Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system have a bad reputation these days. They’re instantly seen by some as a disappointment, running an operating system that changes too much and makes no sense. Some may have a point, Windows 8 changes a lot, but many of those changes make it easier for Windows 8 users […]

10 Great Apps for the Moto X 2014 

The Moto X (2014) is a perfect combination of savvy design and smart software.

The first Moto X came so close to perfection, that it’d have been a real shame if the Moto X 2014 turned out to be an  underpowered, small handset. Luckily, that’s not what happened at all. The software tricks that made the original a must-try smartphone are back, and they’re all housed in a single app that’s easily […]

How to Setup Parental Controls in Windows 8.1  

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We were all children once. There’s not a single person who didn’t read a book they shouldn’t have or watched a television show they knew wasn’t allowed by their parents. We’ve all been there. Modern operating systems, with their web browsers, app stores and built-in search, make finding anything and everything you shouldn’t have access to pretty easy. Microsoft’s […]

7 Things to Do with Your New Windows Notebook

The Dell XPS 13

That laptop you purchased this holiday may look similar to notebooks you’ve purchased in the past. It isn’t. The Windows notebooks we have to today are more agile, more media centric and more productivity driven. Some of the new features of notebooks are hardware focused. There are new hinges that allow buyers to flip the […]

How to Get Better Surface Pro 3 Battery Life

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Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 is a Windows 8 device in a league all its own. The entire line of Surface devices were born out of necessity. Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system focused on bringing the PC into the device age. It was Microsoft’s hypothesis that people didn’t want a laptop and tablet. Instead, the company bet […]

Xbox One & PS4 Setup Tips for Parents & Gift Givers

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You weren’t alone. Thousands, maybe even millions of adults around the world spent an untold amount of time waiting in lines and calling video game stores hoping to score an Xbox One or PS4 entertainment console for their family. The PS4 and Xbox One are video game consoles first, but they each have features that the entire family will love. Here’s the problem […]

EA PC Games Sale Has Huge Discounts on Big Titles

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In celebration of the New Year, video game developer Electronic Arts is discounting some of its games for Windows PCs and Macs by as much as half. Some of these titles even include flagships like FIFA 15 and Dragon Age Inquisition. EA revealed the sale and started discounting PC game downloads on its Origin website […]

The Master Chief Collection Gets Fixes, Extras

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Just as it promised it would, 343 Industries, the developer in charge of Microsoft’s Halo: The Master Chief Collection game for the Xbox One, is rolling out crucial fixes and new content in a title update going out today. 343 Industries detailed what users could expect from this week’s Halo: The Master Chief Collection content […]

Windows 10 Tool Arrives As Microsoft Readies for Release 

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There hasn’t been any official news about the Windows 10 January Technical Preview that Microsoft has coming at the beginning of the new year. That isn’t stopping the company from preparing users when the Windows 10 upgrade arrives with a new download tool, though. Microsoft updated its Windows website with a new software download that prepares Windows […]

Halo 5: Guardians – What to Expect Based on The Beta

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This past weekend Microsoft did what most hadn’t expected it would. Halo: The Master Chief Collection buyers were already told to expect a Halo 5: Guardians beta later in the month. Instead of waiting until that beta and risking things going wrong when hordes of users played it later this month, developer 343 Industries and […]

Good PS4 Deal Could Get You A Console Today

Save with these PS4 Deals in December.

Shoppers who waited until the last-minute to purchase Sony’s PS4 video game console this holiday season stand to save a great deal if they take advantage of a new PS4 deal at Wal-Mart. As of now, Wal-Mart’s website is running a $329 PS4 deal that’ll still give lucky buyers a chance to get the console […]

Extras Arrive For The Master Chief Collection Problems

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This past week Microsoft renewed its commitment to fixing the online multiplayer issues plaguing Halo: The Master Chief Collection¸ the giant collection of multiplayer maps and campaigns that arrived on store shelves back in November. It also revealed key extras and free updates for those suffering from Halo: The Master Chief Collection problems. These extras […]

7 Casual Games for Windows Phones for the Holidays

The Lumia 1520

The holiday season is a time for giving and sharing. Maybe you’ve shared your thoughts on devices like the Lumia 1520 or the HTC One M8 with family who’ll get you one to celebrate the giving season. Maybe you’re planning to reward yourself for a year’s worth of hard work with a smartphone running Windows […]

Xbox One 2014 Entertainment Review

How to Set Xbox One Backgrounds (2)

Every decent piece of technology these days almost has to have two split personalities. Sure, they’re designed around specific scenarios, but any device worth your money allows you to do things beyond its original core capabilities. The iPad, for example, is an entertainment device first, but can let users stay productive. Microsoft’s Xbox consoles have had dual personalities for as long as they’ve been […]

Why and Where to Buy a Kinect for Xbox One  

The Kinect 2 for Xbox One is more powerful than the previous Kinect and offers more use than the PS4 camera.

Maybe you weren’t comfortable with the amount you would have had to spend on the Xbox One + Kinect bundle. Perhaps you weren’t even aware that Microsoft made a Kinect for Xbox One. The Kinect for Xbox One is what helps the console stand out. It was a part of Microsoft’s original vision for the console, a futuristic piece […]

5 Tips for New Minecraft Pocket Edition Players

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Never has there been a culture revolution spawned by a game like Minecraft. Since launching in 2009, the original game has spawned toys and inspired a generation to build their own shelters and more. In those early days, the only way you could play Minecraft was on a PC without a keyboard and mouse. Times have now changed, and if there’s one game that’s […]

GTA 5 Festivus Surprise Update Arrives 

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This week video game developer Rockstar games delivered a huge Christmas surprise for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3 users who already have GTA 5 or plan to buy it in the very near future. As of yesterday, a new title update rolling out to GTA 5 includes Festive Surprise, a giant holiday themed update […]

Lumia Denim Update Confirmed for Lumia 822 and Lumia 928  

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Microsoft only began rolling out the Lumia Denim software update to users yesterday, but already carriers in the United States are making it available for users on their networks. Today, Microsoft and Verizon began rolling out Lumia Denim for the Lumia 822 and Lumia 928; they then confirmed a software upgrade for the Lumia Icon is finally on the way. Microsoft shared details […]