How Microsoft Hopes to Lure You to Windows 10

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In a new blog post chronicling its design process, Microsoft is talking more about Virtual Desktops, the new feature coming in Windows 10 that Microsoft hopes will convince longtime Desktop power users to upgrade. Windows 10 is the software update Microsoft says is launching sometime later this year. In that post at Blogging Windows, Microsoft […]

6 Xbox One or PS4 Games to Spend Your Tax Return On

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There is no date or month more ingrained into the American adult mind than April 14th. On that day, year after year the Internal Revenue Service of the United States government formally declares any tax returns it hasn’t yet received as late. It also starts wrapping up its months long attempt at refunding U.S. tax […]

Big Trade-In Deal Brings Cheap Surface Pro 3

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There still isn’t a cheap Surface Pro 3 available directly from Microsoft, but electronics retailer Best Buy is taking the matter into its own hands. This week the retailer announced a deep discount for users who’d like to upgrade to Microsoft’s productivity and entertainment Windows 2-in-1. Best Buy began offering this Surface Pro 3 trade-in-deal […]

How the Xbox One Will Save You Money

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Changes made to the way Microsoft’s Xbox One console manages its own power will save real people, real money. At least that’s according to Microsoft itself, which revealed major new changes to the console;s power settings for most users. Microsoft announced that it’d surreptitiously been improving how the Xbox One manages power in a post […]

How to Find the Xbox Deals with Gold

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Microsoft’s Xbox One entertainment console is only as strong as Xbox Live, its companion online gaming service. Each day, millions of users around the world power up their Xbox One console to enjoy the latest television shows and movies. Of course, the Xbox One is also a gaming console and each day user’s flock to […]

Surface Pro 3 vs Surface 3: What You Need to Know

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Microsoft’s Surface line of tablets and accessories changed the way we see the company. No, the first generation Surface and Surface Pro weren’t perfect machines to take on the iPad and MacBook Air. They were indicative of a new kind of Microsoft though, a Microsoft that didn’t mind retooling and rethinking their approach to consumers. […]

Huge Windows 10 for Phones Update Shocks & Amazes

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system for notebooks, desktops and large tablets has gotten most of the attention lately, but it’s a separate operating system that’s giving users new reasons to get exciting for the coming operating system today. This morning Microsoft released Windows 10 10051, but unlike the other recent previews made available, this one […]

Surface Pro 4 Could Come to Slay the new MacBook Soon

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Right now all eyes are on the launches of Microsoft’s new Surface 3 iPad alternative and the new MacBook recently launched by Apple. A new report indicates there’s a dark horse in the works coming to fill out the rest of the Surface line and act as chief rival to that super-slim new MacBook. Citing […]

Leaks Point to iPhone-like Look for Windows 10 for Phones

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Just as Microsoft is beginning to talk about a new version of the Windows 10 for Phones preview, new leaks indicate that the color palatte of the coming operating system upgrade looks very similar to another: the iPhone’s iOS. Huge Windows 10 for Phones leaks surfaced this week at Windows Mania, mere hours after Microsoft […]

Microsoft’s iPhone 6 Alternative Could Have Apple Pay Killer Too

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When Google purchased the technology behind the Softcard mobile payments system last year the future of mobile payment services on Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system seemed murky at best. Luckily for potential buyers of the company’s future iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 rivals, the company seems to have a payment system of its own in […]

Microsoft Trumps PS4 Vue TV with new Xbox One Add-On

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It was only a few weeks ago that Sony tried to beat Microsoft’s Xbox One at the entertainment game with a digital streaming television service. Now Microsoft is striking back with a new partnership and expanding support for the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner that it unleashed last year. Effectively, Microsoft is about to bring […]

Redstone Shows How Windows 10 Could Change Everything

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New reports are shedding light on Redstone, an update reportedly coming after the Windows 10 operating system that’ll mark Windows’ transition to being a service. In a new report out this morning, enthusiast website Neowin says sources speaking to it with knowledge about future plans have confirmed the existence of Redstone. Allegedly, Redstone is the […]

How to Use Microsoft Office Mobile on Android

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Microsoft’s Office suite of apps are how millions of users get their work done daily. Word is how they create documents and get their pitches written and edited before a big meeting. Excel is how they organize their statistics and other information they need for that meeting. PowerPoint is how they add visual aids and […]

Microsoft Stuns with New Work & Play Savings

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Microsoft is hoping that a new Work & Play bundle will convince users on the fence about adopting some of its services to take the plunge and fully switch to its now robust line up of software and services. Microsoft Work & Play debuted on the company’s Microsoft Store retail website early yesterday. Microsoft Work […]

Unlocked Surface 3 with LTE Confirmed

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In its quest to stop Apple’s iPad Air 2 in its tracks, Microsoft seems to have pulled out all the stops with its Surface 3 2-in-1. In addition to launching two versions with just Wi-Fi and two more with LTE data compatibility in the United States, Microsoft says it’ll launch another version that’ll come with […]

Big Surface 3 Pre-Order Deal Arrives

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The Surface 3, Microsoft’s answer to the iPad Air 2 and those who wanted a cheaper version of its popular Surface Pro 3 tablet, is just going up for pre-order at most websites. Warehouse retailer Costco isn’t just offering Surface 3 pre-orders for its members. It’s also rolling out some huge savings that any Surface […]

Windows 10 Leaks Arrive with 2 New Essential Apps

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A new leak this past weekend is putting the spotlight on more critical features Microsoft will need to get right if it hopes its Windows 10 operating system will push Windows tablets to compete against the iPad and rebuild its reputation with notebook and desktop PC lovers. Thanks to leakers, Microsoft enthusiasts and industry watchers […]

5 Microsoft Apps You Need to Add to Your iPad

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Microsoft’s Surface line of tables has never been more competitive than it is today. With the Surface Pro 3 Microsoft has the perfect alternative to Apple’s MacBook Air. The newly announced Surface 3 is perhaps the best Windows tablet we’ve ever seen, regardless of maker. Still, Microsoft is focused on a two-part strategy and the […]

Windows 10 10049: What’s New & Different 

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Just last week Microsoft enthusiasts were figuratively climbing over each other to get their hands on Windows 10 10041. Like the versions of Windows 10 before it, the operating system upgrade included plenty of tweaks and new features designed to bring Windows into the modern age and put the civil war being fought between mouse […]

Previews Spill How Windows 10 Store Will Feel Like iTunes

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system forces users to hunt down potential purchases in a few different areas, but two new preview apps for the upcoming Windows 10 operating system indicate that won’t be the case going forward. In fact, it appears Microsoft is adopting a very iTunes Store-like approach to rebuilding its Windows Store. This […]