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 […]

Microsoft Office for iPad Scores 27 Million Downloads

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And some still say consumers aren’t interested in the iPad as a “real work” device. At Microsoft’s TechEd conference in Houston this week General manager of Microsoft’s Office Division Julia White announced that since its release on March 27, Microsoft has recorded 27 million downloads for the iPad versions of the popular productivity Apps. While the […]

Microsoft Rumored To Drop the Kinect Sensor for the Xbox One

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One market research firm believes Microsoft will unbundle the Kinect 2 sensor from its Xbox One console as it seeks to boost sales as it fights Sony’s PS4 for domination of the home console space. IDC included the prediction in a report about how it expects the video game console market to develop over the next […]

Microsoft Relents: Pushes Back Windows 8.1 Update Deadline One Month

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Remember that post from yesterday that said users needed to update Windows 8.1 by tomorrow, May 13, in order to continue receiving security patches and updates? You know this one: Microsoft: Update Windows 8.1 by May 13 or Else? Well you can forget about the immediate rush, and relax if you haven’t found time to do […]

Microsoft: Update Windows 8.1 Prior To Tuesday May 13 Or Else (Updated)

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UPDATE: Microsoft has relented and pushed by the May 13 deadline to June 10. See more information here. Here’s a Public Service Announcement for Windows 8.1 users. If you haven’t yet updated your machines to Update 1, which Microsoft delivered last month, you better get cracking.  If you don’t, according to Microsoft, you won’t receive […]

Xbox One Review: My Experience Six Months Later

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Six months ago Xbox One owners stood in the cold November air, anticipating what the console would bring. For months Xbox One owners, myself included, flocked to Microsoft’s Xbox website. We’d become acquainted with the console’s early design. Pictured ourselves playing the console’s launch day titles, become so excited about the console’s future prospects that […]

New Rumors Tip an Intel-Powered iPad Killer for Microsoft’s Surface Tablets

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The iPad has dominated sales of mind-range tablets for some time, but if recent rumors are correct Microsoft is preparing to throw absolutely everything it has in its arsenal at conquering Apple’s tablets. Rumors now indicate that Microsoft is preparing to launch not just one but two Surface tablets, and one of those Surface tablets […]

5 Cheap Windows 8 Tablets for Replacing an iPad

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating received no end of criticism in 2012 when it arrived on desktops and laptops. It was blasted for making things too difficult for mouse and keyboard users, and many said that its new apps and services were too tailor-made for devices with touchscreens. At the time the release may have earned […]

3 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with the Xbox One

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The Xbox One, Microsoft’s next-generation entertainment console, is like a hidden treasure box or a new foreign city. Mostly, this is because the Xbox One, like every piece of technology, is multifaceted. It’s not built to do just one thing. Instead, Microsoft made sure it packed in all the right ingredients for a long and […]

3 Reasons Windows Phone is Better than Android for the Average User

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The smartphone industry’s well-kept secret is out at this point: over the last few weeks there have been dozens of editorials, where early Windows Phone users compared their experience of Windows Phone 8.1 to that of the iPhone and devices running Android. Not all the feedback these users, who have been supplied with near-final versions of the […]

PS4 GTA 5 Rumored for E3 2014, Xbox One & PC Soon

A PS4 GTA 5 announcement may come at E3 2014, and a PC and Xbox One GTA 5 release is rumored as well.

At E3 2014 in June Sony and Rockstar may announce the PS4 GTA 5 game, with an on the stage teaser, which may signal a timed GTA 5 PS4 exclusive that will leave Xbox One fans jealous. Rockstar or Sony may announce GTA 5 at an E3 2014 event according to new rumors. E3 is […]

How to Find a Lost or Stolen Lumia 520

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There’s nothing worse than losing a smartphone, not even losing a feature phone or a laptop. Contemporary feature phones were so limited in scope that losing one wasn’t necessarily the end of the world. Yes, those users who did lose their feature phones, like Motorola’s Razr, still needed to call up their friends and search […]

GameStop Delivers Blockbuster Xbox One Deals

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It hasn’t been that long since Microsoft announced the Xbox One, but already users are clamoring for a better deal on the console’s related games and accessories. Luckily for those users, GameStop seems more than happy to honor their request. GameStop is holding an exclusive sale that will see the latest in Xbox One games […]

Top 5 Smartphones to Consider Before Buying the iPhone 5s [May, 2014]

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With the iPhone 6 release months away, many people are considering the iPhone 5s. It’s a solid smartphone and one that should certainly be considered. However, there are some devices that we think smartphone shoppers definitely need to weigh against the iPhone 5s before coming to a final decision. For much of 2013, the iPhone […]

How to Fix Error Code 0x8020002e on Windows 8.1

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In most ways Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system makes tons of advancements. It allows users to quickly download apps from the Windows Store and install them without ever having to worry about them being dangerous. It also allows users to instantly purchase new apps for use on multiple devices. This is a landmark change for […]

Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing on June 9th

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We now have an official date for when Microsoft will show off more of its future plans for the Xbox One console that arrived on store shelves late last year. This morning Microsoft announced that its holding its briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo on June 9th. Microsoft formally shared the exact date and time […]

Microsoft Prepping a Surface Mini Tablet Roll Out on May 20

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We’ve been hearing word about the Microsoft Surface Mini Tablet for quite some time now. While the rumors don’t fill blog pages with the same amount of gusto that Apple rumors do, a smaller Surface tablet from Microsoft will certainly be of interest. Now it appears that Microsoft is prepping an event in New York […]

How to Stream or Mirror Windows 8 to a TV

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Today, the devices we get work done on have to be adaptive. The market is now filled with what Microsoft and other companies have decided to call 2-in-1s, Windows 8 devices that are able to become a tablet, laptop or even a desktop with additional accessories or altering the orientation of their screen. There are […]

Must-Have Audio Toggles & More Coming in May Xbox One Update

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Microsoft’s Xbox One gaming console isn’t even a year old – it hasn’t even been a year since Microsoft unveiled the console at its Xbox Revealed event last May. However, since its birth the console has already received a number of important updates designed to get it in fighting shape as Microsoft battles Sony’s PS4 […]

Office 365 Review: Is It Worth The Money?

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It wasn’t all that long ago that most users balked at how out of touch Microsoft and its suite of Office productivity applications were. Until a few years ago, how users interacted with these applications and got them hadn’t fundamentally changed to match the mindset well now all share. Essentially, users purchased Office on the […]