$99 HP Stream 7 is The Black Friday 2014 Deal To Get Now

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Forget expensively priced Windows 8 tablets with large screens that are great for productivity, but make enjoying media and reading booms a bit of a hassle. The HP Stream 7 is an Intel-powered Windows 8 tablet that’s available for just $99 as a part of Microsoft’s Black Friday 2014 deals. And you can buy it […]

How to Update Windows 8

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Most users think that Microsoft’s Windows operating system is just a thing that comes on their computers. They never consider coming software changes needed to keep their Windows 8 laptop, desktop or tablet running. It never occurs to them that the built in software that protects their devices from viruses, spyware and all sorts of […]

Best Windows Notebook Black Friday 2014 Deals So Far

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Black Friday is an American tradition at this point. Every year, millions of shoppers around the world gather on the evening of Thanksgiving and come up with a way to get the best deals on tons everything and anything they can possibly think of. Sometimes those deals involve clothes or shoes. Sometimes its video games. […]

5 Best Windows 8 Notebooks & 2-in-1s

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That Windows 8 notebook and 2-in-1s are so exciting is a testament to how much the computing industry has changed since Microsoft last shipped a major update to its Windows 8 operating system. It wasn’t that long ago that every Windows notebook you could possibly purchase came with some basic flourishes. Each had a clam […]

Best Buy Black Friday 2014 Deals: What to Expect

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Best Buy Black Friday 2014 deals are just around the corner with some early holiday preview deals already offering $50 off the iPad Air 2 and MacBook Air savings. A year ago the Best Buy Black Friday deals delivered deep discounts on Apple products, HDTVs and many other savings online and in stores with long, long lines. […]

Nexus Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date: What Not to Expect

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With a Nexus Android 5.0 Lollipop release date all but confirmed for early November, we want to take a look at what we do not expect from the Nexus 10, Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 Android 5.0 Lollipop release date from Google. Google’s Android L update was first announced as Android 4.4 KitKat’s […]

How to Update Store Apps on Windows 8.1

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If Windows 8 changed a lot of things for longtime Microsoft users than Windows 8.1 made those changes easier to swallow. The free update from Microsoft added new customization options for the Start Screen and options to kill off the Charms Bar so that they didn’t intrude on the Desktop at all. It’s not hard […]

Don’t Avoid Upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1

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It doesn’t matter how great Windows 8 could have been, there were always going to be a large number of users who didn’t like the operating system. They’d have held out on upgrading their machines to the last moment and searched  the internet looking for a copy of Windows 7 that they could install on […]

Halo: Spartan Strike To Have Master Chief Collection Extras

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Users who purchase Halo: Spartan Strike aren’t just getting a top-down shooter for smartphones, tablets and PCs. Those who complete the game stand to get extras for the next major game in the franchise: Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Microsoft revealed Halo: Spartan Strike earlier this week, but we’re only now getting a look at […]

How to Downgrade to Windows 7

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Even as we sit on the cusp of another major Windows operating system – this time Windows 10 – there is still a dedicated user base who thinks that Windows 7 is what ought to run on their machines.  Whether these people are right isn’t for us to decide. Each person has their own use case, […]

What is Windows 10?

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At an event in San Francisco this morning, Microsoft gave industry insiders and the technology press their first look at Windows 10. Understandably, there are a lot of questions floating around about the operating system. Many are wondering what features and advances Windows 10 will bring. Others are just thinking hard about whether Windows 10 […]

Windows 10 Is Coming to Battle the iPhone 6 Too

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Shortly after announcing its new Windows 10 operating system at an event in San Francisco, Microsoft dropped another bombshell on users. As it turns out, there won’t be a Windows Phone 9 operating system to compete directly with the iPhone 6 and smartphones running Google’s Android operating system. Instead, Windows 10 will take on that […]

Microsoft Skips Windows 9, Reveals Windows 10

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Just as rumors indicated and leaks confirmed, Microsoft does have a new version of Windows in development that’ll add the Start Menu back to the Desktop. It’ll be called Windows 10, not Windows 9. Microsoft formally announced Windows 10 along with some of the upcoming features that users can expect earlier today at an intimate […]

$99 HP Stream Tablets & Notebooks Coming For The Holidays

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Microsoft and its Windows hardware partners might not have taken the threat posed by Chromebooks seriously before, but as the ultra-cheap HP Stream notebook and $99 Stream 7 tablet show, they definitely are now. Announced today on its Blogging Windows news blog, there’s no mistaking the HP Stream notebooks and the HP Stream 7 and […]

Free Windows 9 Upgrades Coming?

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At least for now, it appears that rumors of Microsoft offering its upcoming Windows 9 update to everyone who purchased a notebook, tablet or desktop running its Windows 8 software is true. At least, that’s if the president of one of Microsoft’s international subsidiaries are accurate. Over the weekend comments made by Andreas Diantoro at […]

Microsoft Copies Chromecast in Epic Fashion

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Microsoft has long offered the Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles as a way to get some of its experiences in the living room, but now it’s supplementing those devices with the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter. In short, the new device is designed to do exactly with the Google Chromecast does, easily share what’s on […]

Is the Windows 9 Preview Not Coming Until October?

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Leaks of Microsoft’s Windows 9 may have given us all a peek at the Start Menu the company has in store to save desktop and notebook users, but new rumors indicate we’ll have to wait longer for it than previously thought. In a report meant to wrap up everything he knows about Windows 9 so […]

Windows 9 Reveal Coming on September 30th

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With leaks of its Windows 9 operating system coming at a steady pace, many suspected it was only a matter of days before Microsoft would begin inviting the technology press to an event to reveal the operating system. Now Microsoft has done just that. This week the company sent out invitations for an event that […]

Leaks Confirm Windows 9 is a Start Menu Lover’s Dream

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New screenshots of what’s purported to be Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 9 operating system are confirming what other leaks, and the company itself have indicated: Windows 9 will be a traditional Windows user’s dream come true. German publications ComputerBase and WinFuture published what really does appear to be genuine screenshots from the Windows 9 Technical Preview […]

How to Watch Football on Windows 8: Breakdown

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The leaves are slowly starting to change colors and the pre-season is over. This past Thursday, the National Football League officially kicked of its new season. As is always the case, there were a lot of questions. Things like who’ll dominate player rankings and make it to the Super Bowl are all on people’s minds. […]