5 Xbox One Games to Buy in 2014

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It’s been a strange first year for Microsoft’s Xbox One all-in-one entertainment system, but relief is coming this fall. After dropping the all-in-one tagline early on, the Xbox One has settled into a strange position. There are new games coming to the system every other week it seems, but most of them are developed by […]

Like Entertainment? Don’t Buy an Xbox One Right Now

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Now is not the time to be a consumer device from Microsoft. More specifically, it’s really rotten time to purchase an Xbox One. Don’t misunderstand, hardly anything about the all-in-one entertainment console has changed. You can still watch television shows. There are a handful of very high-profile games coming to the console later this year […]

The Best iPhone Alternatives Running Windows Phone

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In the United States these days, devices running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 operating system don’t get much credit as iPhone alternatives. That’s a shame, because some of them really are capable of replacing either Apple’s iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c smartphones. In the past year Microsoft has finally began to catch up to Apple’s mobile […]

New Video Shows Huge Amount of Customization Coming in Sunset Overdrive

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For Xbox fans, games aren’t going to get more exciting than Sunset Overdrive this fall. When it launches in October, it’ll be one of the few Xbox One games that aren’t available anywhere else. That’s why it’s great that its developer has worked so hard to include cool features gamers will appreciate. Take character customization for […]

Mysteries & Enemies Pile Up in Explosive First Halo: Nightfall Trailer

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After months of speculation and teasing purchasers of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, late yesterday Microsoft finally revealed more information and a special trailer for Halo: Nightfall. That’s the new digital series that’ll debut this November. The trailer for Halo: Nightfall pretty much reveals everything long-time Halo fans will need to know about the series. In […]

Windows Phone 8.1 Update Arrives to Make Every Lumia 1520 Feel Brand New

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Just moments ago AT&T announced that it’d began deploying Windows Phone 8.1, the update that includes the Cortana personal assistant and a ton of other features, to users of the Nokia Lumia 1520. In short, every Lumia 1520 is about to become the ultimate alternative to Android smartphones and Apple’s ever-popular iPhone. As of right […]

Microsoft Offers iPhone 5c Alternative in the Lumia 530

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Microsoft hasn’t said anything about releasing a new Windows Phone to compete with Apple’s iPhone 5s, but the company is clearly gearing up to take down the low-end iPhone 5C and cheap Android devices like the Moto G. Today, the company announced the Lumia 530, an iPhone 5c alternative with an astonishingly low price tag. […]

Microsoft Reveals New Winning Xbox One Ad

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The Xbox One has failed to sell more than Sony’s PS4 for months. In June Microsoft decided it would start pushing games and selling the Xbox One at $399 to stabilize its sales base. As a new ad reveals, the company is now hoping to recapture a bit of its lost swagger by galvanizing its […]

Windows 8 2-in-1s: 5 Essential Tips

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system delivered more than the new Start Screen. It also enabled more than a few new device types. Today laptops come equipped with large touchscreens that can be used in the same way a tablet’s screen can. Sitting beside them are tablets with attachable keyboards and Windows 8 desktops that allow […]

How to use Your iPhone to Change Channels on Your Xbox One

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The Xbox One is more than just a competent video game console. The original vision that Microsoft shared with watchers of its Xbox Revealed event put music and video entertainment on the same level as gaming. Mostly, all of this relies on the Xbox One’s Kinect 2 sensor and the HDMI pass-through port built into […]

Xbox Live Getting Facebook-like Facelift in New Xbox One Update

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When it announced the Xbox One last year, Microsoft made it clear that it planned to make significant changes to Xbox Live. As a new video reveals, many of those changes, which are coming in the Xbox One Update, will be familiar to anyone who has used Facebook in the last few years. As details […]

Special Edition Xbox One Controller & Headset Arrives

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Earlier this year, Sony became the first of the two big entertainment console makers to reveal a special edition console with the Destiny PS4 Bundle. Now Microsoft is joining the club – sort of. Potential Xbox One buyers can’t expect a different colored version of the next-generation entertainment system, but they will be able to […]

Could Unfinished Games Be Coming to the Xbox One and PS4 Next?

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Microsoft and Sony could have plans to let developers release games in their Xbox One and PS4 stores before they’re even finished. That’s if comments about the feature being highly requested by developers are indicative of either companies’ future plans. To be clear, the report from IGN doesn’t go as far as saying that early […]

Insane Xbox One Game Deals Slash Prices Below $15

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A new collection of Xbox One game deals offer a super cheap way of building out your game collection on the Xbox One, with Call of Duty Ghosts for just $5.99 and other top games you’ll actually want to play under $15. If you picked up the $399 Xbox One and still need to catch […]

$199 Laptops & $99 Windows 8 Tablets Coming to Stomp Chromebooks & iPads

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Microsoft isn’t giving up on its quest to claim the cheap notebook and small tablet markets as its own. Today, the company’s Chief Operating Officer announced two new machines meant to absolutely stomp the competition. The first is a $199 laptop to compete with Google’s Chromebooks. The second is a $99 tablet meant to undercut […]

3 Ways Microsoft Failed to Beat the iPhone & Android

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There were all of these new ideas, and never-before-tried concepts, that made Windows Phone different from Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android operating system. Sadly, even today, Windows Phone remains a distant third due to failures Microsoft has yet to learn from. Windows Phone  absolutely set the world on fire when it was announced. Here was Microsoft, the company who unleashed the disaster […]

How to Make Text and Apps Larger in Windows 8.1 

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The high-resolution displays that Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system allowed laptop, desktop and tablet makers to include in their machines is spectacular. Today, users can pick up a device with amazing displays that even use 4K technology. Unfortunately, doing so might mean that you’re not able to actually see small text on your screen, leaving users to strain their eyes just to check […]

How to Fix Bad Windows 8 Battery Life 

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Among other things, Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system should allow owners to use their Windows 8 notebook or tablet a bit longer than notebooks and tablets running Windows 7. By default Windows 8 includes support for ambient light sensors so a device can adjust its screen brightness on its own. It also includes easy to use controls for adjusting brightness, no matter where the […]

Microsoft’s iPhone Alternative on Verizon Gets Big Price Cut

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Making the decision to upgrade to Apple’s iPhone 5s is going to be more complicated for those on Verizon’s wireless network. Today, America’s largest wireless carrier slashed the price on the Lumia Icon, Windows Phone’s latest direct iPhone alternative. Verizon apparently slashed the price of the Lumia Icon sometime recently, making the iPhone alternative available with […]

Back to School Deal Gets Windows Buyers $150 In Savings

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Many grade-level and college student won’t return to class until August, but already Microsoft is moving to make laptops and 2-in-1s running its Windows 8 operating system a best buy for Back to School shoppers. As of now, its Microsoft Stores are giving new PC buyers $150 off their purchase – if they’re picking up a Windows […]