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 […]

Dust Up With Key Xbox One Feature Shows Why It’s Behind 

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Earlier today comments made by an employee who works for Microsoft indicated that Microsoft had decided not to develop a key feature that would have helped the its Xbox One console stand out from the competition and created a new generation of developers. According to the employee, users shouldn’t have expect to be able to create games using their Xbox One […]

Android Apps May Solve Major Windows Phone Problem

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Reports of Microsoft trying to close Windows Phone’s enthusiasm gap by adding support for apps made with Google’s Android operating system in mind are becoming more consistent. The possibility of Microsoft adding Android app compatibility to Windows Phone surfaced again yesterday, after two reporters who’ve shared accurate information about Microsoft’s future Windows Phone’s plans in the […]

Lumia 1525 Coming to Battle the Galaxy Note 3

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Today, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 phablet stands as the world’s most popular phablet, that is a smartphone with the same screen size as a tablet. That being said, future successes aren’t guaranteed, and new rumors indicate Microsoft is preparing to launch the Lumia 1525, an updated version of the Lumia 1520 that it launched late […]

How to Reset Your Windows 8.1 Laptop, Desktop, Tablet or 2-in 1

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Whether it’s due to the need to resell a device, or a virus that simply won’t relinquish its control of their storage and start-up apps, every day millions of Windows users are forced to reset their device and start over from scratch. Luckily, Windows 8.1 makes it easier than ever to reset your desktop, laptop […]

5 Windows 8 Apps For Staying Productive

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Here are 5 Windows 8 apps for staying productive and abreast of the latest news with your desktop, laptop or 2-in-1. Windows 8, Microsoft’s latest operating system, is often criticized for preventing users from getting work done. It’s not an entirely factual claim, but it is one that’s resonated with users. Thankfully, apps allow Windows […]

How to Trade-In Your Windows 8 Laptop 

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Windows 8 laptops, like all laptops don’t last forever. Overtime battery issues can sap your laptop of its once long-lasting running time. More often, new apps and games make upgrading to a new laptop essential. Here’s how to trade-in that old Windows 8 laptop for cash towards a new machine, other electronics and more. Why Trade-In Your Laptop There’s […]