Why You Shouldn’t Upgrade Windows

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As far as I’m concerned, there is almost never a reason to not upgrade Windows. Sure, upgrading is sometimes annoying. There’s always that awkward transition period when you’re trying to figure out where the new things are. Then you get to the point when you start to wonder why someone bothered changing the way something […]

HP EliteBook 1020SE: The Business Notebook You’ll Want to Use

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HP announced two new thin and light business class notebooks today, rounding out the company’s portfolio of portable workstations with the HP EliteBook 1020 and HP EliteBook 1020 Special Edition. These new HP EliteBook 1020 notebooks are designed for mobile workers who need more durability than a consumer notebook, which HP delivers with a magnesium-lithium alloy and […]

Windows Tablets: What to Know & 2 Black Friday 2014 Deals

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Over the last year or two, Microsoft has worked very, very hard to make its own Surface tablets and devices running the Windows 8 operating system legitimate competitors in the computing space.  The Windows 8.1 update made it possible for Windows tablets to be cheaper than they’ve ever been and more useful than previously possible. […]

Windows 10 9879 Update: What’s New & Different

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Microsoft is on a quest to create a great operating system for everyone and every type of device with Windows 10. Coming next year, the final version of Windows 10 will run on tablets, notebooks, desktops and even replace Microsoft’s own Windows Phone operating system in some form. That’s next year though, and we’re a […]

$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 […]

The Asus X205TA is a Stunningly Cheap iPad Rival with Windows  

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The Asus X205TA is and isn’t a Windows laptop in the traditional sense. Looking at a picture of it would give you the impression that it’s just a Windows 8 laptop. Looking at it is ridiculously low $179.99 price tag at the Microsoft Store shows you just how unconventional of an iPad and Chromebook killer […]

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, […]

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 […]