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 […]

Google Office Apps vs Office 365

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At the 2014 Google I/O Conference, Google talked about lots of changes on a number of fronts including the next version of Android, blending Chrome and Android, and how Google is going to make your connected life easier to follow from your fitness center to your car to your home. While the connected life Google […]

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 […]

Amazing Video Shows Cool Gadgets in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

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We’re getting a more detailed look at the new weapons and tricks users will have at their disposal when Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare makes its highly-anticipated debut later this year. A new promotional video featuring developers from Sledgehammer Games profiles most of the new armory that’ll be at players disposals with the game. The […]

Why You’ll Want A PS4 for Batman: Arkham Knight

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Gamers will have the option to buy Batman: Arkham Knight on Microsoft’s Xbox One but it’s the PS4 version that’ll offer exclusive content that no one else can get. Sony’s pre-order page for the PS4 version of Batman: Arkham Knight revealed the coming downloadable content this week. In addition to asking users to pre-order the […]

How to Multitask in Windows 8.1

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In Windows 8 Microsoft added new kinds of apps. Called Windows Store apps, these are the small pieces of software that Windows 8 users flock to when they want a touch friendly experience or to use any of Microsoft’s latest and greatest products. Those Windows Store apps aren’t like the other apps you might be […]

How to Play Games On Your Windows 8 PC With the Xbox One Controller

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Microsoft lavishes its Xbox One entertainment console with attention. It talks about gaming on the console so much that it’s pretty easy to forget that the company has a second huge gaming platform: Windows 8. Thankfully, what PC gaming today lacks in attention, Microsoft makes up for with small important features that it will hopefully plan […]

Did Microsoft Leak the Batman: Arkham Knight Release Date?

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A retail website may have just provided users with the closest thing they’ve had to an actual Batman: Arkham Knight release date yet. The Microsoft Store, the retail arm of the computing giant that goes by the same name, began taking release date pre-orders for Batman: Arkham Knight for the Xbox One over the weekend. […]

How to Run Windows Apps on Android

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Here’s how to run Windows apps on Android so that you have the best of both worlds at your fingertips: an Android device that’s powerful and mobile enough to be useful anywhere and the flexibility to get work done with the powerful apps that only Windows can offer. First, you’ll need your Android device powered […]

How to Watch YouTube Videos on Windows Phone 8.1

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Devices running Windows Phone 8.1, like the Lumia 520, have a very checkered history with YouTube. More specifically, they’ve had trouble with YouTube apps. Today, there isn’t an official YouTube app available to devices running Windows Phone, but thankfully there are ways around that. Microsoft has stepped up to try and provide a decent YouTube app […]

Surface Pro 2 vs Surface Pro 3: What To Buy

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Microsoft shocked the world, and its own hardware partners, when it revealed the original Surface tablets. Dubbed the Surface RT and the Surface Pro, those original devices came at a time when both customers and other companies were still trying to adjust their thinking to reflect the steps this new Microsoft was willing to take […]

How to Run Windows Apps on iPad Using Parallels Access

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Thanks to the huge collection of apps from Apple’s App Store an iPad can do most of what average computer users want to do. But sometimes there’s a special Windows PC program that does something not possible on an iPad. The newly updated Parallels Access lets users run specialized piece Windows software from an iPad, iPad mini or […]

Microsoft Pulls Surface Pro 3 User Guide w/ Surface Mini Info

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Today Microsoft officially puts the Surface Pro 3 on sale at its own stores, online, and at retailers such as Best Buy. To accompany the release of the new “tablet that can make you forget your laptop” (or vice versa), Microsoft has also released a Surface Pro 3 User Guide that users could download. That’s […]

Amazing Deal Lets Users Upgrade to the Xbox One and PS4 on the Cheap

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Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PS4 gaming console aren’t getting any cheaper any time soon. That being said, GameStop is offering Xbox 360 and PS3 users an absolutely spectacular deal when they trade in their older console towards an upgraded counterpart. From now until July 13th GameStop is guaranteeing users an extra 50% in value […]

5 Tips for Making the Windows 8 Start Screen More Useful

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Windows 8’s Start Screen has earned a decent amount of criticism over the last couple of years. Mostly because buyers of Windows 8 tablets, desktops, laptops and 2-in-1s don’t think of it as being as useful compared to the Start Menu that it replaced. Mostly, that’s because the Start Screen is something entirely new in Windows 8. […]