Windows 10: 3 Things to Back Up Before the Preview

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If you’re planning to put this week’s Windows 10 Technical Preview on your device ahead of release, the time to prepare is now. You’ll want to prepare now because Windows 10 is a huge sea change. In past versions of Windows Microsoft essentially told you how you’d do interact with their operating system. In Windows […]

Microsoft’s Next Best-Selling Xbox Could Be Your PC

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Having successfully super-charged sales of its Xbox One console, it now appears Microsoft’s Xbox group is gearing up for another gaming related battle. Comments made by Microsoft’s Phil Spencer indicate that the company is preparing to announce big moves in the PC gaming space when Spencer and others take the stage at the Windows 10 […]

Big Xbox One Price Cut Is Back

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In a statement trumpeting its success during the holiday shopping season, Microsoft makers of the Xbox One entertainment console, revealed the big Xbox One price cut that helped it beat out Sony’s PS4 for the top sales spot in the United States is back. Microsoft announced its decision to bring back the Xbox One price […]

Microsoft Gears Up for New Windows 10 Release

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Days before it’s set to show a new version of its Windows 10 operating system for smartphones, tablets, notebooks and desktops, Microsoft has sent out an email, hinting at a new download for users after its January 21st event. Microsoft began sending out emails to members of the Windows Insider Program this afternoon alerting them […]

How to Stop OneDrive from Syncing Your Background

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With Windows 8.1, Microsoft added in cloud services like back up and syncing directly to its operating system. It was the best thing the company ever did for those looking to embrace cloud storage. With a few clicks – or none at all – every file, every setting is synced to a new PC from […]

February Xbox One Update Has 2 Big Changes

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Microsoft’s February Xbox One Update isn’t flashy. Users who download it aren’t getting any big new features that’ll instantly make it a better idea to purchase it instead of Sony’s PS4 gaming console. That being said, the company is delivering on one of the most asked for changes from everyday users and adding a new […]

Lumia 435 & Lumia 532 Deliver Unbelievable Price 

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It’s apparently Microsoft’s hope that users looking for big savings will skip over Apple’s pricey iPhone 6 and for its Lumia line of Windows Phones. Today, the company announced the Microsoft Lumia 435 and the Microsoft Lumia 532, two new Windows Phones that are astonishingly cheaper than the iPhone 6 while offering some key extras. […]

GTA 5 for PC Gets Hit With Big Delay

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It turns out, GTA 5 for PC won’t be making its way to store shelves on January 27th after all. Today, Rockstar Games, developers of Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4 revealed the game would be missing its release date. Now, the developer is expected to deliver the […]

Forza Motorsport 6 Revealed

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Moments ago, Microsoft announced Forza Motorsport 6, a new racing game coming exclusively to the Xbox One. The announcement for Forza Motorsport 6 came on its Xbox Wire news blog. The company timed the announcement with the unveiling of the Ford GT at the North American International Auto Show. Microsoft says that users will get […]

Free Assassin’s Creed Unity Add-ons Arrive

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Dead Kings, the downloadable add-on for Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Unity adventure game for the Xbox One and PS4, is now available for everyone who purchased the game absolutely free of charge. The Dead Kings add-on for Assassin’s Creed Unity became available for free to everyone overnight, just as Ubisoft promised it would last week. Ubisoft […]

Mainstream Windows 7 Support Ends Tomorrow and That’s Ok

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Microsoft is ending mainstream Windows 7 support tomorrow, January 13th. Owners of notebooks and desktops running it shouldn’t be worried since they’ll still get security fixes though. Microsoft announced back in April 2014 that it’d be wrapping up mainstream support for Windows 7, the operating system that came installed on notebooks and desktops before it […]

Another Windows 10 Feature Inspired by Apple Revealed

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Windows 10 could have two different designs when Microsoft shows off the operating system’s consumer-oriented features later this January. Screenshots indicate Microsoft plans to add a light theme and a dark theme in Windows 10 – just like Apple’s OS X Yosemite operating system and Microsoft’s own Windows Phone. Photos leaked this past weekend provide […]

Windows 10 for Phones Preview Coming Very Soon

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Microsoft has plans to show off the next version of its Windows Phone operating system, Windows 10 for phones, at its event on January 21st. Allegedly, users could have it running on their own Windows Phones soon after. A new report from The Verge indicates Microsoft has plans to show off Windows 10 for phones […]

Windows 10 Upgrades Could Come With Big Headaches

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Users looking to upgrade to Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system later this year could find themselves in a bit of a bind. According to Microsoft, only two of its operating systems will allow users to upgrade in place without reinstalling their apps. To be clear, Microsoft hasn’t yet fully detailed its upgrade plans for Windows […]

Lumia 1520 Review: Is it Still a Good Buy?

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At some point smartphone buyers decided that having a smartphone with a screen larger than the iPhone wasn’t enough. They wanted larger smartphones, with bigger and better looking displays. They wanted to watch video on the go, read books and see an entire webpage. For Windows Phones users in the United States, there’s only so […]

eTauro USB Charger DUC Reveiw: A more convenient Surface Pro 3 Dock

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 users can buy Microsoft’s expensive $200 docking station designed for the 2-in-1 tablet and turn the Surface Pro 3 into a desktop computer, but it’s not as convenient as the eTauro USB Charger DUC that adds much of the same functionality, but will travel thanks to a small form factor. The […]

Toshiba Portege Z20t: A 2-in-1 with All the Right Stuff

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Today, getting a Windows 2-in-1 is all about compromise. Toshiba is hoping to change that by not forcing users into making bad hardware choices and giving them amazing battery life. The Toshiba Encore Portege Z20t is still a tablet, but it has an optional hardware dock free of the negatives associated with other convertibles. Toshiba announced the […]

The Turtle Beach Elite 800X is Xbox One’s Audio Savior

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Xbox One owners who want good sound, but have terrible speakers in their television haven’t been able to do much besides purchase an Xbox Headset Adapter itself or a wired headset that already comes with the adapter. All of that’s about to change though. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas accessories maker Turtle […]

Encore 2 Write: Hands On With the Best Writing Tablet

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You might have thought that the note taking and handwriting experience on a tablet couldn’t get better than on Microsoft’s own Surface Pro 3 and other devices running Windows. You’d be wrong, the new Toshiba Encore 2 Write delivers a best in class note-taking experience thanks to what it calls Feel technology. Toshiba unveiled the […]

Intel Compute Stick is Startlingly Small

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At the CES 2015 technology show in Las Vegas, Intel didn’t just push its hardware partners to think differently about what their devices can look like. The company made famous for processors also introduced the Intel Compute Stick, a Windows 8.1 PC the size of a USB flash drive and joined the ranks of device […]