Microsoft Gives Users Hundreds of New Reasons to Pick Up the Xbox 360

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Two updates that allow Xbox One and Xbox 360 users to access entertainment applications without having an Xbox Live Gold subscription are now available. Microsoft, confirmed that it’d begun releasing the new software updates for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 earlier today in a post on Xbox Wire. Just last month Microsoft announced that […]

Microsoft Fights Off Google Dominance With Android’s Own Best Weapon

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Microsoft is taking some inspiration from its own Windows operating system and even Google’s Android to deliver a feature that’s been requested since the company first revealed Windows Phone back in 2010. This past week Microsoft released Files, an app that will allow users of devices running its Windows Phone 8.1 update to manage their […]

Office for Android Could Arrive Before Microsoft’s Own Users Get It

The mobile apps and Office Online have much less features than the desktop apps that users get with an Office 365 Subscription.

One report now indicates that users with an Android tablet should expect a touch-centric version of Microsoft’s Office suite of productivity apps even before they debut on Microsoft’s own Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems. A report originating from All About Microsoft indicates that Microsoft has plans to release a version of Office for Android tablet […]

HTC W8 May Bring Android’s Best to Windows Phone

Make BlinkFeed your own by customizing this HTC One M8 feature.

Two of the features included in the latest smartphones from HTC, like the HTC One M8,  could be heading for Verizon’s network wrapped up in a new body and running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. According to Evleaks, a well-known leaker of smartphone and tablet release information who has been extremely accurate in the […]

Batman: Arkham Knight Release Date Delayed

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Xbox One and PS4 users who were excited to get their hands on Batman: Arkham Knight, the final installment in the Batman series that includes the Batmobile as a usable gadget, are in for a longer wait than originally thought. Today, Batman: Arkham Knight publisher Warner Brothers posted a new trailer for the video game, […]

Microsoft Stuns with Forza Horizon 2 for the Xbox One & Xbox 360

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Microsoft will follow up last year’s release of Forza Motorsport 5 with a nwer version dedicated to winning over casual racing game fans. Shocking most industry insiders, users can expect to travel France competing against other users with tricked out cars in Forza Horizon 2 on both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 this fall. Though […]

Mac OS X Yosemite vs Windows 8.1

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Whether Apple took inspiration from Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows Phone when creating the iOS 8 operating system it’s preparing for the iPhone & iPad will be hotly debated for months to come. The same can’t be said for whether Mac OS X Yosemite takes inspiration from Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system. Apple announced OS […]

The Start Menu is Still Coming to Windows 8, Just Not Soon Enough

A picture of the upcoming Start Menu from The Verge.

It turns out that Microsoft may not be working as quickly to return the Start Menu to Windows as had previously been assumed. New reports indicate that the Windows 8.1 users could be waiting for the interface to return for a very, very long time. How long? According to sources who spoke with AllAboutMicrosoft, users […]

3 Problems Only Xbox One and PS4 Users Have

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Its unclear what most Xbox One and PS4 users thought the next generation gaming would mean for the things they do every day. There’s the things that all now come standard with both consoles, like the ability to purchase the digital version of a game on release day, or being able to share video clips […]

Where to Buy & Pre-Order the $399 Xbox One

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In just a week Microsoft will take another big step forward when it unleashes the $399 Xbox One. It was around a year ago today that Microsoft officially announced the Xbox One. In many ways that initial console and the vision Microsoft shared in a tent on its campus that day never made it to […]

3 Things Apple Needs to Show During WWDC 2014 to Stay Relevant

The iPhone 6 release dates will be staggered according to a new report which points to the fall and holiday shopping season.

It wasn’t all that long ago that Apple was the talk of the town. Having skillfully, dominated the media player and high-end computing markets, Apple could do no wrong. Traditional smartphone makers like Samsung and BlackBerry didn’t stand a chance against Apple’s easier to use iOS operating system on the iPhone. It didn’t hurt that the […]

The Surface Pro 3: 3 Reasons to Not Buy

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The Surface Pro 3 device Microsoft unveiled last week is a technological marvel. Packed into the devices that’ll begin going out to users this June are years of knowledge, and it shows. For those really looking to replace the laptop, Microsoft has added a 12-inch display and made the Surface Pro 3 as thin as […]

How to Enjoy Your Xbox One On The Cheap

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For better or for worse, buying a new video game console gets expensive. Take Microsoft’s console for example. Today, the Xbox One is the most expensive video game console users can buy. A brand new Xbox One with a bundled Kinect costs users $499 before tax and, depending on if the Titanfall or Forza 5 […]

How to Use the Handwriting Keyboard in Windows 8.1

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Since Microsoft first added the ability for users to interact with Windows machines using their fingers and a stylus, the company has been on a mission to make the process of imputing text as easy as it can possibly be on the platform. In Windows 7 in slightly redesigned the touch keyboard. In Windows 8 […]

Could Samsung Turn the Galaxy S5 Into a VR Headset?

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Samsung is working with Oculus, a start-up Facebook recently purchased, to create virtual reality headsets that users can pair with the company’s phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5. A new report from Engadget is shedding more light on the plans Samsung has for this virtual reality headset for its Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets. […]

Microsoft’s iWatch Rival Will Work with the iPhone 5s

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When Microsoft launches its own device to compete with the much-rumored iWatch and devices running Google’s Android Wear project it’ll include a key advantage few other competitors in the space have at the moment. According to new reports, Microsoft’s smartwatch will be compatible with the iPhone and devices running Google’s Android platform. Alleged details of […]

Sony Boosts Free Games for PS4 Users Thanks to the Xbox One

PlayStation Plus will bring free games, but the selection is limited now.

It appears that Microsoft’s decision to improve its own free games program for the Xbox One might have pushed arch-rival Sony to do the same. Starting next month, Sony says it will give users who have a PlayStation Plus subscription to free titles each month per console. Sony announced the sweeping changes to its PlayStation […]

Microsoft Shares Quantum Break Release Date Window and Videos

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All at once Microsoft is managing to boost excitement for its Xbox One console ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo and disappointing potential buyers. Today it announced that its coveted Quantum Break exclusive for the Xbox One will be stuffed to the brim with next-generation graphics and gameplay. It’s also officially confirming that Xbox One […]

How to Find Popular Music on Spotify for iPhone

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Today, users who want to be able to stream music and listen to 8-hour playlists based off their favorite artists have just a handful of different services to choose from and Spotify tops all the others. That’s especially true for users of Spotify for iPhone, which is the service’s best mobile app by far. Mostly […]

Here’s Why Watch Dogs on Xbox One & PS4 Are Better Than PC for Now

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Watch Dogs, the open world game that allows users to hack smartphones and the entire city of Chicago, has only been out a day but already some gaming industry followers are declaring the version users get on their consoles much better than the ones available for the PC. As Polygon’s Ben Kuchera points to in […]