How to Trade-In Your Windows 8 Laptop 

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Windows 8 laptops, like all laptops don’t last forever. Overtime battery issues can sap your laptop of its once long-lasting running time. More often, new apps and games make upgrading to a new laptop essential. Here’s how to trade-in that old Windows 8 laptop for cash towards a new machine, other electronics and more. Why Trade-In Your Laptop There’s […]

How to Watch Live Television on the Xbox One

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Microsoft’s Xbox One entertainment console isn’t just a gaming box. It’s also a universal remote and input for your television set. Making the most out of the Xbox One’s live television functionality is slightly complicated. Here’s what you need to know, and what you need to do, to watch live television on the Xbox One. […]

5 Xbox One Games for the Entire Family

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Microsoft’s Xbox One console is often considered to be a console only for gamers looking for the best violent open-world or first-person shooter titles. But nothing could be further from the truth. The Xbox One is an entertainment console for the entire family. Yes, there are tons of games that let players shoot other players, drop curse words […]

Leaked Lumia 830 Windows Phone Has iPhone 6’s Good Looks

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system isn’t in danger of stealing the iPhone’s users just yet, but new leaked photos of an upcoming device do indicate that Microsoft plans to at least borrow some of the iPhone 6’s design cues and good looks. Leaked pictures of this new device, surfaced late last night on Chinese social […]

Sunset Overdrive Video Features Chaos & Co-Op

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Sunset Overdrive isn’t due out for a few months, but already the game’s developer is hoping to entice users into buying the Xbox One exclusive with the details of a new cooperative mode that’ll let players team up with their friends to take down giant monsters. According to a post on Xbox Wire, users can expect […]

New Watch Dogs DLC Adds Single Player Extras & More

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Xbox One and PS4 users who’ve already wrapped up Watch Dogs and are hungry for a bit more action can officially pick up some new single player missions and more beginning today. Ubisoft formally announced that Watch Dogs DLC it made available to players of the game with a Season Pass was available to everyone, […]

Nokia Lumia 635 Release Date Details Arrive

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Today, Microsoft and American wireless carrier T-Mobile finally revealed more information about the low-cost Lumia 635. Those details include the Lumia 635 release date and how users will be able to save on the device’s cost overtime. T-Mobile was the first to reveal key details about the Lumia 635 release date in a press release […]

New Update Bringing Independence Day Fun to GTA 5 Today

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Xbox 360 and PS3 GTA 5 players are in for a treat this Independence Day weekend. Rockstar Games, maker of Grand Theft Auto 5 and its online counterpart, have announced new downloadable content that’ll be available for free beginning today. Rockstar announced what it’s calling The Independence Day Special earlier today in a post on […]

FIFA 15 Gameplay Video Reveals 15 Stunning Upgrades

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As a posting to Electronic Art’s YouTube profile revealed earlier today, users can expect a ton of stunning visual upgrades and changes when FIFA 15 launches on PC, the PS4 and the Xbox One later this year. Electronic Arts posted the video detailing FIFA 15 upcoming visual upgrades on its YouTube profile earlier today, inviting […]

This is How Microsoft Will Get You Off Windows 7

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To entice Windows 7 users into upgrading Microsoft could make the biggest changes to Windows users have seen yet. Those include a revamped Start Menu that borrows the Live Tiles from the Windows 8 Start Screen, a user interface that completely adapts to user’s machines and input methods. The push could also include a free […]

Why Real Gamers Should Upgrade to a Xbox One Today

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The new console war has barely begun. Despite that, users are already arguing over whether the Xbox One or PS4 is the better console. What gets left in the shuffle is the Xbox 360, or more specifically: why gamers who have a perfectly working Xbox 360 gaming console should upgrade to an Xbox One. No doubt, […]

The 3 Best Xbox One Bundles

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It wasn’t that long ago that Microsoft revealed its Xbox One console to the world. With a 500GB hard drive, powerful 8-core processor and television integration, it was revolutionary. It was also incredibly expensive. Today, it’s a little less expensive thanks to Xbox One bundles. Many retailers are offering complete Xbox One bundles. These bundles […]

Guide to the Windows 8 Start Screen With a Mouse and Keyboard

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If you’re new to Windows 8 you’ve noticed the Start Screen by now. It’s that interface that includes fullscreen apps and Live Tiles. Microsoft officially replaced the Start Menu with it because it wanted to create a version of Windows and an app store that was capable of running on tablets, laptops and desktops. It […]

Surface Pro 3 Impressions: Has Microsoft Succeeded Where Apple Failed?

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Microsoft’s latest tablet is hoping to succeed where Apple has so far failed. It’s thin and light so that it can be used as an entertainment tablet. It also includes an Intel processor for running serious applications. In many respects, it’s the closest we come to not having to carry around a laptop for getting […]

11 Productivity & Entertainment Tips & Tricks for Windows 8

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For one reason or another today people are having the hardest time imaginable wrapping their heads around Windows 8, Microsoft’s last operating system. For sure, part of the disconnect between the operating system and users today is large of a revamp it Windows 8 really is. The initial version that launched in 2012 made tons of changes […]

Absolutely Crucial Changes Coming to the Xbox One Experience Next Week

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Xbox.com, the companion website that has longed offered Xbox 360 users a way to interact with Xbox Live away from their console, is getting an update that’ll finally add some much-needed features for users who have an Xbox One. Microsoft announced and showed off the changes this morning in a video posted to its Major […]

When to Expect the Xbox Destiny Beta

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Bungie has confirmed that users can expect to participate in the Xbox Destiny Beta in late July. The developer announced that Xbox One and Xbox 360 users could expect the Destiny Beta to arrive on Microsoft’s gaming consoles, as well as those of others earlier this week, noting that it was hoping to make the Destiny […]

7 Great Windows 8 Games Available for Free

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Today, Windows is known in gaming communities for the third-party game stores that users can install. Mostly that’s because Microsoft has left the PC gaming community alone in the last few years. With Windows 8 Microsoft moved back into the space with Xbox On Windows. Unlike Steam and past Windows gaming experiences like Games for […]

Family Game Sharing Could Return to the Xbox One

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Owners of Microsoft’s Xbox One entertainment console will still get the ability to share digital video games from their library with friends and family, according to Xbox head Phil Spencer. Spencer says that instead of dropping the advantages of buying digital games, Microsoft instead choose to reevaluate them and hang on to those that they […]

Turn Off the Start Screen & Get the Start Menu Back in Windows 8.1

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The original version of Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system did something no one ever thought Microsoft would do. With it Microsoft stripped away the Start Menu that’d dominated older versions of Windows and replaced it with the Start Screen, an updated Start Menu that takes over the entire screen and provides users with notifications from their […]