Surface vs. iPad: What Microsoft Has to Show At Its Surface Event

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Surface, Microsoft’s family of tablets, finds itself heading into tomorrow’s press event in a very awkward position. All at once the Surface devices are a triumph, a failure and a large question mark. When the Surface an Surface Pro devices were initially unveiled Microsoft was at the beginning of a major transition. Having thrown away […]

Is This the Microsoft Office for Windows 8 Users Have Been Waiting for?

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A presentation that leaked past weekend could provide Windows 8 users with an idea of how the Windows Store version of the Microsoft Office Suite of productivity apps will look when they do finally arrive. Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrott was among the first to share the screenshots of what could be the version of Microsoft […]

Lenovo ThinkPad 10: This Tablet Means Business (video)

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Lenovo’s new ThinkPad 10 tablet is affordable, rugged and versatile. Starting at $599, the ThinkPad 10 might look like a consumer device, but its active digitizer, build quality and optional accessories are all business. It is the followup to the ThinkPad 8 that Lenovo announced earlier this year, adding a larger higher resolution display and a […]

How to Customize the Windows 8.1 Lock Screen

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The first thing that users who are new to Windows 8 are going to notice when they pick up their new device is how fast it starts up when compared to devices that ran Windows 7. The second thing they’re going to realize is that Microsoft has made some huge changes to the way users […]

The 5 Microsoft Apps Every iPhone 5s Needs

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It wasn’t all that long ago that Microsoft basically ignored Apple’s iPhone. Today, we know the iPhone as the single most popular smartphone in the world, but when Apple first launched its skeptics claimed that it lacked all the features it needed to be a true contender for Windows Mobile and Blackberry. Today, Microsoft is […]

Microsoft Resurrecting Digital Inking

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For many a Tablet PC and digital inking fan the week ahead promises to be an interesting one. On Tuesday, Microsoft is holding “a small event” where it is rumored that new CEO Satya Nadella is going to unveil a Surface mini tablet along with possibly another tablet as well. Some say that might be […]

How to Fix Wi-Fi Problems in Windows 8.1

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You’re going to have issues with connecting to Wi-Fi networks with Windows 8.1. That comment isn’t a reflection on the quality of Windows 8. It’s not related to the specific hardware that Windows 8 runs on either. Really, it’s rather simple: at some point every device can’t connect to a wireless network or keeps randomly […]

Upgrading from an Xbox 360 to an Xbox One: What You Need to Know

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Microsoft’s Xbox One console is a worthy upgrade from its previous Xbox 360 console in a lot of key ways. For casual gamers there’s the console’s upgraded graphics. Though the argument of whether the Xbox One’s games look better than the PS4’s rages on, the truth is that games on the Xbox One look more detailed […]

The $399 Xbox One: What You Need to Know

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We now have a $399 Xbox One on store shelves that on some level undermines the vision that Microsoft shared with users at its Xbox Revealed event back a year ago. Whether that’s good or bad depends on how users feel about the Kinect sensor. Originally, the idea behind the Xbox One was simple: Microsoft […]

Xbox One Hard Drive Support Coming Soon, Teases Microsoft

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As a new image released by a developer who works on the Xbox One has teased, Microsoft could be on the cusp of addressing one of the biggest complaints users have with the Xbox One and the PS4 alike: the lack of support for external hard drives. An account that’s been confirmed to belong to […]

Titanfall Companion Apps for iPhone, Android & Windows Hit Hard

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With four new applications for Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment is extending the game’s reach into the pockets of iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Windows 8 users. Respawn announced the new Titanfall Companion app for all major platforms today. Available immediately in the iTunes App Store, Windows Store and Google Play, the apps are more than […]

Microsoft Sets Halo 5 Release Date for 2015

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Ever since Microsoft announced its plans for the Xbox One longtime fans have wondered just when the console might see its first proper release of a Halo title. Today, Microsoft announced a new window for the Halo 5 release date  and a new formal name for the upcoming first-person shooter: Halo 5: The Guardians. A press […]

PS4 & Xbox One GTA 5 Release Possible As Rockstar Shares Plans

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We could see a PS4 or Xbox One GTA 5 release come before March 2015, as Rockstar confirmed that the company is working on a game for the new generation consoles in an earnings call with investors and analysts. The GTA 5 release, and the GTA Online component which keeps the cash rolling, helped Rockstar […]

PS4 Vs. Xbox One: The Xbox One Price Cut Changes Things

Should I buy an Xbox One or a PS4? The answer is complex, but price shouldn't be the only factor.

It doesn’t feel as if Microsoft and Sony launched their respective gaming consoles almost six months ago.  A lot about the Xbox One and PS4 has changed, the biggest of these changes being the new $399 Xbox One. Both consoles have started their evolution. Whereas the Xbox One was the only console to launch with […]

How To Share From Apps in Windows 8

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Microsoft introduced a lot of changes in Windows 8. Many of these changes were made specifically so that the Windows ecosystem could catch up to its counterparts. Other changes were designed to put Windows 8 devices one step ahead of the iPad, Mac OS devices running Android. The Charms Bar, which holds Windows 8’s built […]

Could Microsoft Reveal a Surface Pro 3 Next Week?

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It was just last week that rumors about Microsoft revealing a new Intel-powered competitor to Apple’s iPad first appeared. Now it appears Surface tablet with an Intel processor that Microsoft will show case is the Surface Pro 3, a refreshed rival for Apple’s Macbook Air. To be clear, these aren’t just rumors. Instead they stem […]

Why the Windows 8 Windows Store Looks Different

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Users of devices running Windows 8, Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system for tablets, desktops and laptops, are going to find themselves waking up to a Windows Store that looks completely different over the next few weeks. Yesterday Microsoft announced that it was releasing what could charitably be described as a massive update to the […]

New Titanfall Maps & Missions Release Slated for May 15th

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Titanfall, the first-person shooter with its roots in online multiplayer experiences, may not have boosted sales of the Xbox One to where the Sony’s PS4 is, but it’s still a good game. This week developer Respawn Entertainment announced that it’d be releasing the Titanfall Expedition DLC, the first of three major planned pieces of downloadable […]

Microsoft Dumps the Kinect in First Big Xbox One Price Cut

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Microsoft is making its all-in-one entertainment console more affordable, and after a newly announced Xbox One price cut it appears it’ll hardly be able to call it an all-in-one entertainment console after all. Earlier today Microsoft formally announced that it’d would be making a lot of key changes to its Xbox One strategy. The first […]

Microsoft Could Soon Eliminate Xbox Live Gold for Netflix and Hulu

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Microsoft could be preparing to introduce yet another major shift as it aims to build the Xbox One’s reputation with digital media fans and appeal to new customers. New reports indicate Microsoft will stop requiring that users have an Xbox Live Gold subscription before they are able to stream from the apps and services they […]