How to Clean an Xbox Controller

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Here’s how to clean the Xbox One and Xbox 360 controllers so that they’re pristine and not embarrassing the next time you have friends or family over to play a game. Keeping your Xbox controller clean is important. Sure, both consoles have a Kinect sensor that allows them to interpret hand gestures and voice commands, but […]

How to Use Microsoft Office for Free

The newly updated design of the Office Web Apps.

It’s no coincidence that one of the first things users ask when they purchase a new device is how to download Microsoft Office for free. Microsoft Office is the world’s premiere piece of productivity software, that one suite of applications that allows users to get more done at work and at home. Thankfully, you can use Microsoft […]

Can the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Really Replace Your Laptop?

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Microsoft released the latest in their Surface line recently with the best one yet, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, advertising the 12-inch tablet as “the tablet that can replace your laptop.” But can it really? After using the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 as a primary laptop it replaced a clunky Windows 8.1 Toshiba laptop at work and […]

Windows 8 2-in-1s: 5 Essential Tips

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system delivered more than the new Start Screen. It also enabled more than a few new device types. Today laptops come equipped with large touchscreens that can be used in the same way a tablet’s screen can. Sitting beside them are tablets with attachable keyboards and Windows 8 desktops that allow […]

How to use Your iPhone to Change Channels on Your Xbox One

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The Xbox One is more than just a competent video game console. The original vision that Microsoft shared with watchers of its Xbox Revealed event put music and video entertainment on the same level as gaming. Mostly, all of this relies on the Xbox One’s Kinect 2 sensor and the HDMI pass-through port built into […]

Xbox Live Getting Facebook-like Facelift in New Xbox One Update

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When it announced the Xbox One last year, Microsoft made it clear that it planned to make significant changes to Xbox Live. As a new video reveals, many of those changes, which are coming in the Xbox One Update, will be familiar to anyone who has used Facebook in the last few years. As details […]

3 Destiny Beta Videos That Prove You Should Pre-Order

A number of Destiny Beta problems prevent some gamers from playing.

We’re only a single day into the Destiny Beta, but already a few Destiny Beta videos have cropped up, showcasing the best of the game’s combat and why Xbox One and PS4 users should pre-order the game as soon as they can. The first of these spectacular Destiny Beta videos began appearing last night, just […]

Destiny Companion App Arrives in Time for the Destiny Beta

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We’re mere hours away from the Destiny Beta and though the download isn’t yet available, PS4 users can kick off the festivities a bit early by download Destiny Companion, the second screen experience for the highly anticipated first-person shooter. Bungie, developer of Destiny, revealed their companion app for the game a few days ago. Just in time […]

3 Reasons Why Buying Digital Beats Xbox One & PS4 Titles on Disc

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It used to be that buying a video game console meant having to put up with a lot of little inconveniences. First there was purchasing the disc itself. Thankfully, the PS4 and Xbox One freed games from bondage. Microsoft and Sony mostly nailed the digital buying experience. With all the things that the two companies […]

Start Menu + 5 Must Have Features Rumored for Windows 9

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Microsoft has already confirmed that the Start Menu is making a celebrated return in Windows Threshold or what many industry watchers are already referring to as Windows 9. Now a new report confirms that users can expect a boatload of must-have features to be rolled up in the update including, a refreshed Desktop taskbar and digital […]

Special Edition Xbox One Controller & Headset Arrives

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Earlier this year, Sony became the first of the two big entertainment console makers to reveal a special edition console with the Destiny PS4 Bundle. Now Microsoft is joining the club – sort of. Potential Xbox One buyers can’t expect a different colored version of the next-generation entertainment system, but they will be able to […]

Could Unfinished Games Be Coming to the Xbox One and PS4 Next?

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Microsoft and Sony could have plans to let developers release games in their Xbox One and PS4 stores before they’re even finished. That’s if comments about the feature being highly requested by developers are indicative of either companies’ future plans. To be clear, the report from IGN doesn’t go as far as saying that early […]

Video Narrows Release Window For Key Xbox One Feature

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A new publicity campaign for Sunset Overdrive, may have narrowed down when users can expect Microsoft’s Xbox One console to let users purchase video games on the console before they’re released on store shelves. To be clear, the video was posted by the developers creating Sunset Overdrive, not Microsoft. Still, it provides a decent time-table […]

$199 Laptops & $99 Windows 8 Tablets Coming to Stomp Chromebooks & iPads

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Microsoft isn’t giving up on its quest to claim the cheap notebook and small tablet markets as its own. Today, the company’s Chief Operating Officer announced two new machines meant to absolutely stomp the competition. The first is a $199 laptop to compete with Google’s Chromebooks. The second is a $99 tablet meant to undercut […]

Destiny Beta Surprises To Include Story Missions & More?

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Slowly, the amount of activities users will have to participate in when the Destiny Beta arrives is starting to come into focus. New reports are pegging a few story missions and more as part of the download that should begin going out to owners of Sony’s PS4 game console later this week. More information about the Destiny […]

3 Ways Microsoft Failed to Beat the iPhone & Android

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There were all of these new ideas, and never-before-tried concepts, that made Windows Phone different from Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android operating system. Sadly, even today, Windows Phone remains a distant third due to failures Microsoft has yet to learn from. Windows Phone  absolutely set the world on fire when it was announced. Here was Microsoft, the company who unleashed the disaster […]

How to Make Text and Apps Larger in Windows 8.1 

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The high-resolution displays that Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system allowed laptop, desktop and tablet makers to include in their machines is spectacular. Today, users can pick up a device with amazing displays that even use 4K technology. Unfortunately, doing so might mean that you’re not able to actually see small text on your screen, leaving users to strain their eyes just to check […]

Using the Camera in Windows 8

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One of the things Microsoft took out of hardware makers hands with Windows 8, its operating system for laptops, tablets and desktops, was Camera. In doing so, the company might have created a bit of confusion earlier on, but the results speak for themselves. It’s now easier than ever to take a selfie or snap […]

Destiny Beta Maps Reveal Stunning Graphics

The Destiny release date is confirmed for September 9, 2014 and the PS4 Destiny beta arrives in Summer 2014 with an Xbox Destiny beta to follow.

With just a week left before the Destiny Beta officially kicks off, developer Bungie is giving users an early look at the maps they’ll be taking down enemies on in the upcoming first-person shooter for the Xbox One and PS4. Bungie partnered with gaming site IGN to release more about the maps users can expect […]

How to Fix Bad Windows 8 Battery Life 

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Among other things, Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system should allow owners to use their Windows 8 notebook or tablet a bit longer than notebooks and tablets running Windows 7. By default Windows 8 includes support for ambient light sensors so a device can adjust its screen brightness on its own. It also includes easy to use controls for adjusting brightness, no matter where the […]