With New HTC One M8, Windows Phone Has Finally Arrived

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With the new HTC One M8, HTC isn’t just releasing a new colored version of the same Android flagship that’s been available for some time. No, instead the company is revealing a new HTC One M8 running Microsoft’s Windows Phone with all of the same features and hardware specifications — exactly what Windows Phone needs. […]

August Xbox One Update Arrives

How to Check if Xbox Live Is Up on the Xbox One

Microsoft has been on a roll these last few weeks, announcing updates and features for members of the Xbox One Preview Program at a rapid pace. With all of that activity it’s was easy to forget that normal users, that is Xbox One owners who haven’t signed up for the program, hadn’t gotten an update […]

$199 HP Stream Notebook Reveals How Chromebooks Will Die

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For a long time we’ve known that Microsoft and its partners were planning to take the cheap segment of the notebooks market back with new low-cost Windows machines, but we didn’t know was how decent those notebooks would be. Leaks of the HP Stream, a $199 notebook coming later this year indicate that users can expect some […]

Why You Shouldn’t Buy the 4GB Xbox 360

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With Microsoft’s Xbox One console off to sort of a slow start, naturally more and more users are considering purchase the Xbox 360, Microsoft’s last-generation console. That makes sense, the Xbox 360 has a ton of games that users can play with a controller or an Xbox 360 Kinect sensor. There’s also tons of apps […]

How to Use Bing Health to Track Your Steps with the Lumia 635

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With the Nokia Lumia 635, Microsoft had a lot to consider. No other device makers competed  in the cheap smartphone race. Many weren’t interested, opting to compete with Apple’s iPhone with high-end smartphone stuffed full of advanced features and quality build materials. In the last year all that has changed, so much so that Microsoft needed an […]

Xbox One Bundles: Which to Buy

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In the space of six months Microsoft’s Xbox One console has went from being a device with a very limited amount of options to a powerhouse. Today, there’s so many Limited Edition and exclusive Xbox One bundles that it’s hard to keep up, much less know which one you should plan on purchasing this fall. […]

How To Stop Updates on Windows 8.1

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Updates have never been better than they are on Windows 8. For the most part, the operating system takes care of them itself, making sure that users always have the latest versions of Microsoft installed applications, and security updates whether they want them or not. The or not, is the problem there. Windows 8 removes most of the guess-work out […]

Is EA Access Worth Buying?

EA explains what all you get with EA Access on Xbox One.

All at once, EA Access sounds like something that should have already been available for years, and something so futuristic and out of the box that Xbox One owners might have to pinch themselves. Electronic Arts’ new subscription service, EA Access is the first time in this console generation a game developer and publisher has […]

New Madden NFL 15 Ad Is the Best Thing You’ll Watch All Year

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With the release of Madden NFL 15 coming on August 26th, developer Electronic Arts was always going to need to pull out all of the stops to get Xbox One and PS3 users in stores to buy the game on release day. To do that the company has to understand not just what it needs […]

Could the Start Menu Come to Windows 8 in September?

A picture of the upcoming Start Menu from The Verge.

Users of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system who have been clawing for a return of the Start Menu and the removal of the Start Screen on their laptops and desktops may be in for a treat this coming September. That’s when new reports peg the first public release of Windows Threshold, or what most are […]

Xbox One Update Brings Streaming TV & More Today

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After just announcing a slew of new software upgrades at this week’s Gamescom 2014 trade show in Germany, Microsoft is already updating the consoles of users who joined its Xbox One Update Preview Program with new features and extras. Microsoft started deploying the new update to some Xbox One users late last night, and with […]

Assassin’s Creed Unity Trailer Reveals Why It’s the Best Yet

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Xbox 360, PS4 and PS Vita users have been hunting down foes and pulling the strings of non-fiction leaders for years, but only in Assassin’s Creed Unity will they feel like they’re actually at liberty to do what must be done, the way they want to. A new eleven minute long trailer released by Ubisoft […]

AT&T Delivers Windows Phone 8.1 Update to Lumia 1020 Users

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Owners of the Nokia Lumia 1020, are in for a huge update to their smartphones over the next couple of days. Earlier today, the Lumia 1020 became one of a growing number of smartphones in America being upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1. That’s the latest version of Windows Phone designed to fill in the feature gaps […]

How Watching YouTube on Xbox One Just Got Easier

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Microsoft’s Xbox One video console does a lot of things well, but one thing it hasn’t yet delivered on is a decent experience for users who love Google’s YouTube video streaming service. That is changing though, today Google revealed an upgraded YouTube experience for the Xbox One, set-top boxes and video game consoles. According to a blog […]

Quantum Break for the Xbox One Revealed 

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We’re just two days into Gamescom 2014, we’re already learning almost everything we ever needed to know about Quantum Break, the action game that Microsoft is hoping will boost sales of its Xbox One entertainment console when it arrives sometime in 2015. All this week, Microsoft and Remedy Studios have been discussing the final details of Quantum Break, just as […]

Microsoft To Announce New Lumia 830 Ahead of the iPhone 6?

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Even before Apple’s suspected iPhone 6 event Microsoft is letting users know that they’ll have options besides whatever Apple mobile phone makes its début on September 9th. Microsoft recently started sending out invitations for a reveal of what could be the Lumia 830 at IFA 2014 in just a few weeks. According to WP Central, Microsoft began sending out invites for a […]

Xbox One & PS4 Game Trade-Ins: What You Need to Know

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More and more games are being released for the Xbox One and PS4, which means more and more games that are getting traded in. There are numerous options that gamers can take advantage of when trading in their games, but here are some important factors that you should keep in mind the next time you’re […]

Epic 12 Minute Battlefield Hardlines Trailer Reveals All 

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Electronic Arts’ Battlefield Hardline may have recently been delayed to sometime next year, but that isn’t stopping users from learning more about all the features being packed into the game or even the opening of the game’s story. At Gamescom 2014, Electronic Arts revealed an epic trailer that takes users deep into the game. The entire 12-minute trailer isn’t some two or three-minute look at a […]

Stunning New Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty Console Revealed

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Early adopters of Microsoft’s Xbox One entertainment console had just one version  to choose from if they made their purchase last year. Now, the Xbox One ecosystem is stuffed full of special edition consoles and accessories. Joining those is the Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle Microsoft announced this morning at […]