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, […]

Alien: Isolation Reviews Point to Thrilling Highs & Lows

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Alien: Isolation could either be one of the most thrilling space-horror games to arrive on the Xbox One, PC and PS4 this year or the latest disappointment in a game franchise that can’t seem to find its footing. Unfortunately for buyers, Alien: Isolation reviews from Polygon, The Verge and IGN point somewhere in between. Polygon’s […]

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. […]

Windows 9 Feature Will Solve Major Problem For Millions 

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New reports indicate that Windows Threshold, or what could be known as Windows 9, will finally add a feature that has been sorely needed in the Windows operating system for years: a notification center. According to a report from Microsoft enthusiast site Neowin, newer builds of Windows 9 being tested inside the company have a centralized place where users can look at the latest information […]

$199 ASUS EeeBook X205 Arrives to Crush Chromebooks

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Not content to sit back and let Chromebooks beat it out in the low-end computing space Microsoft is striking back. Earlier this year it revealed that it had plans to give device makers cheap copies of Windows on competitively priced notebooks and tablets and Asus is jumping on the opportunity. Yesterday, the company announced the […]

Microsoft Slips, Says Windows 9 is Coming Soon

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A posting to a Chinese social networking profile belonging to Microsoft is claiming that the company has plans to reveal Windows 9 “soon.” Earlier this morning, employees of Microsoft China posted to social network Weibo about Windows 9. The post, which translated exactly started, “Microsoft’s latest OS Windows 9 is coming soon,” ended asking users […]

5 Windows 8 Tablets That Beat the iPad Air

The ThinkPad 10 is a business friendly Windows 8 tablet that delivers productivity with optional accessories.

Apple’s iPad Air tablet is the gold standard to which all other tablets are compared. It used to be that nothing else could come close to offering the wealth of features and lightweight design that are the iPad’s trademarks. Then, Microsoft launched Windows 8 and by taking some pretty drastic steps here and there, Microsoft […]

Microsoft Said to Snatch Key iOS 8 Feature For Windows 9

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When Microsoft shows off Windows 9 at an event in late September its list of new features could include interactive Live Tiles and a centralized notification system – two things seemingly inspired by what Apple has done with iOS 8 and what it has done with its own Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. We don’t […]

5 Windows 8 Apps to Download Immediately

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system comes on just about everything. From tablets to 2-in-1s to desktops, it tries to be everything to everyone. Sometimes this doesn’t work, but Windows 8 is at its finest when there are good apps available. Before getting to the 5 Windows 8 apps that everyone should have on their devices, its important to […]