iOS 8 vs Windows Phone 8.1: A Look at Two Competing Upcoming Releases

5 Features Microsoft Stole to Make Windows Phone 8.1 Better For You

Sales of the iPhone 5s aren’t in danger of being surpassed by individual Windows Phone sales yet. That being said, it appears as if Apple is heavily positioning the iPhone with the iOS 8 update against Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft’s latest operating system. Apple’s Tim Cook and Craig Craig Federighi revealed the bulk of the operating system during the keynote at […]

How to copy iOS 8’s Continuity Using Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1

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When Microsoft announced and launched the original version of Windows Phone, industry insiders had no idea that the operating system would inspire changes across the entire company. It was Windows Phone that brought the flat colorful tiles and gradient-less interface to the masses. It was Windows Phone that first included effortless cloud syncing with SkyDrive. […]

How to Listen to Music for Free on Windows 8.1

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system sometimes doesn’t get the respect it deserves. Sure, there are a ton of changes to be found on devices with Windows 8 installed on it, but there are also advantages and features that completely change a user’s experience: like Xbox Music. One of those changes is in how Microsoft approaches […]

How to Use a Song As an Alarm on the Nokia Lumia 520

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 devices weren’t just built for selling users content and neither was the Lumia 520. The Lumia 520, Nokia’s most affordable Windows Phone device ever, runs Windows Phone 8, and it’s because of this that users aren’t forced to only purchase music, ringtones or alerts from Microsoft. Instead, the Lumia 520 can […]

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Release Date & Trailer Surface

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Gamers who haven’t upgraded to the next generation versions of Microsoft and Sony’s video game console do have one big exclusive game to get excited about this fall. Today video game 2K Australia and Take-Two Interactive revealed that PS3 and Xbox 360 users can expect Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to be available this coming October. More […]

The Xbox One Is Faster Without Kinect

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Microsoft hasn’t made any significant changes with the processors and other internals included inside the $399 Xbox One that’s launching on June 9th, but it has confirmed that game developers will have slightly more power to create new games with starting this month. Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer announced that the software development kit rolling […]

EA Delivers a Stunning Transformation in First Madden NFL 15 Trailer

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If the game trailer for Madden NFL 15 posted to the web this morning is any indication, Xbox One and PS4 users can expect this year’s entry in the football franchise to look absolutely stunning when compared to previous titles in the series. EA released its first trailer for Madden NFL 15 earlier today. Unlike […]

Here’s When You Can Expect an iPhone 6 Rival Running Windows Phone

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Things have been mostly quiet on the Windows Phone front since Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8.1, but if a new report is accurate Microsoft could spice things up with a new flagship smartphone that could rival Apple’s iPhone 6 this fall. Alleged details about new devices being launched by Nokia Devices and Services – what’s […]

Official Xbox One Controller PC Drivers Now Available

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Starting today, PC gamers can plug in an Xbox One controller and use it as a joystick and controller pad replacement. Microsoft announced the Xbox One controller’s PC drives earlier today, making good on a promise it made just before the Xbox One’s launch. When Microsoft made that promise some PC users feared that Microsoft […]

5 Best Smartphones [June, 2014]

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Consumers who are looking for a smartphone this month and aren’t tied to a particular operating system or manufacturer are going to have a ton of options to choose from. We want to help make the search a little bit easier and here, we take a look at the devices we think are the five […]

What Apple TV? Microsoft Adds 45 New Apps to the Xbox Ecosystem

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Forget the Apple TV, today Microsoft announced that its partners will launch 45 new apps for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, growing its catalog of content partners by 25% and giving users new reasons for picking up its console. The company took to its Xbox Wire news blog to share information about the apps […]

Hard Drives Arrive in June Xbox One Update: What You Need to Know

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When the Xbox One launched last fall it had one major problem that it shared with Sony’s PS4 gaming console. With the Xbox One, Microsoft starting pushing digital video game downloads pretty hard. In addition to buying disc based games and installing them onto the Xbox One’s hard drive, users have the option to purchase […]

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 […]

HTC W8 May Bring Android’s Best to Windows Phone

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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, […]

Apple Bumps Google in Favor of Bing for Spotlight Search

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At the 2014 World Wide Developer Conference keynote Apple delivered a lot of information. One key announcement focused the bright lights on new Spotlight search features that illuminated some interesting mystery. As is typical of these events Apple explains some things from the stage but also raises questions about features and functionality that are left […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]