Microsoft Store Black Friday 2014 Sale Revealed, Almost

Microsoft Black Friday 2014 Deals

Most of the retailers in the United States are still holding their Black Friday 2014 deals pretty close to avoid other retailers trying to top them. Microsoft Store, the retail arm of Microsoft, is going in a different direction. Early this morning the Microsoft Store posted the first in its Black Friday 2014 deals. The […]

Xbox One Update with Backgrounds is Available to Everyone

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The Xbox One Update that adds picture backgrounds and streaming support for both audio and video files is now available for everyone to download. Microsoft quietly began pushing a new Xbox One Update to owners of the console this past week-end. This is the same Xbox One Update that it began letting some users test […]

5 Reasons To Be Excited for Halo: The Master Chief Collection  

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No one expected that Microsoft would announce Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One. Originally, this winter seemed like a lock for Halo 2 Anniversary. It’d been ten years since Microsoft first launched the game, and with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary we already knew that remaking and remastering older games for newer audiences was something that Microsoft had […]

Xbox One Buying Guide – Which Xbox One Should You Buy? 

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With the winter holidays quickly approaching around the world, the time for purchasing the things you’ve wanted all year is coming up. During the holidays there are all sorts of deals on just about everything — including Microsoft’s Xbox One entertainment console. Despite all of the first-year predictions from gaming-focused outlets, this generation of console games […]

Microsoft Teases One More iPhone Alternative

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The amount of days Microsoft has left to release a Lumia Windows Phone that can rival the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is dwindling and it looks like the company is acutely aware of that. Just hours before AT&T was set to start selling Microsoft’s Lumia 830 Windows Phone, Microsoft teased another coming iPhone alternative running its […]

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Release Problem Solved 

Get ready for midnight Halo Master Chief Collection release date events.

Microsoft and 343 Industries, the company in charge of delivering Halo: The Master Chief Collection to waiting Xbox One users across the world beginning November 11th, has adverted what could have been a very big crisis for release day buyers. That Halo: The Master Chief Collection release date patch that two companies warned users about won’t be nearly disruptive as […]

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Launch Trailer Is Here 

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If Microsoft is counting on Halo: The Master Chief Collection to carry sales of its Xbox One console to new heights during the holiday season, than it’ll need every trick it can think of to make sure its gets out word about the game. Last week it launched a full-length documentary about Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s Halo 2 remake. This […]

Free Office for iPhone, iPad & Android Arrives

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Owners of Apple iPhones, and iPads won’t have to worry about subscribing to Microsoft’s Office 365 subscription service before they’re able to edit documents and create new presentations on the go. Early this morning Microsoft revealed two huge changes to its strategy meant to keep the entire world running on its suite of productivity apps. […]

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Achievements Revealed  

Get ready for midnight Halo Master Chief Collection release date events.

There’s just a week left until Microsoft and developer 343 Industries unleashes Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One users. In the run up to launch they’ve revealed tons of enhanced maps and even a feature-length documentary focusing on the game. Now it’s taking folks into the home stretch with a list of all the Halo: The Master Chief Collection […]

Xbox One Buying Guide – The Accessories You Need

Check out these Xbox One Deals for November 2014.

The Xbox One, Microsoft’s latest gaming and entertainment console, has only been around for a year. Despite that, it is incredibly clear that Holiday 2015 is the perfect time to upgrade from the Xbox 360 or the PS3. If you are planning on upgrading to the Xbox One this year, there are accessories you’ll want […]

Another Cheap iPhone 6 Alternative Coming From Microsoft?

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Leaks over the weekend may have given those shopping for a new smartphone this holiday season their first look at a coming iPhone 6 alternative from none other than Microsoft Mobile. That’s the newly minted hardware part of the software giant that makes smartphones running the Windows Phone operating system. Members of Weibo, a social […]

Microsoft Office for Mac Update Finally Coming in 2015

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Users of Microsoft Office for Mac have probably started to wonder if the folks at Microsoft forgot about them. Fortunately, now it looks like a rumored Microsoft Office for Mac 2015 update will finally coming sometime in the Spring of 2015. It includes OneNote, improvements to Outlook and OneDrive syncing found in the Windows versions of […]

Why You Shouldn’t Buy the Xbox One Right Now

Here's why you shouldn't buy the Xbox One yet.

You should not buy the Xbox One right now, unless you like overpaying for your new console. With dozens of great games on the market you may think this is the best time to buy the Xbox One, but if you wait several days you can save big on your new console and score a […]

Windows 10 9860 Update: What’s New & Different?

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This week Microsoft unleashed its first update for the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Understandably, that has users asking what new features have been added and trying to once again evaluate whether Windows 10 will be the operating system that turns around the bad luck the company has had in the consumer space. It’s too early […]

Big K-Mart Xbox One Price Cut Leaked?

What you can expect from Xbox One Black Friday 2014 deals.

Holiday shoppers can expect to pick up Microsoft’s current generation entertainment console for just $350, if a leaked K-Mart scan showing an Xbox One price cut is to be believed. An image of an upcoming K-Mart ad posted by Twitter member thebiglouie revealed what could be the first major Xbox One price cut of the holiday […]

Android’s Best Lock Screen App Comes From Microsoft

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One of the unique things about Android is that users can simply pick it apart and replace important features with apps made by companies other than Google. In its effort to encourage employee tinkering Microsoft may have just stumbled into what could be the best Android lock screen app available. To be clear, Microsoft isn’t actively working […]

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 […]

Windows 10 Gets iPhone-Like Notification Area

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A new Action Center area for tracking notifications is joining the new Start Menu in a new update for the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Microsoft revealed its first significant update to the Windows 10 Technical Preview that users can download for free earlier today at Blogging Windows. In that post, company representatives talk a bit about […]

iPad Air 2 vs Surface 2: Which to Buy

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It’s fair to say that together Apple’s iPad Air 2 and Microsoft’s Surface 2 represent the future of computing. That being said, they’re two different versions of what the tablet computer can be. Ever since it started making tablets back in 2012, Microsoft has maintained that what users need is a way to stay productive […]

New Xbox One Update Brings Backgrounds & More

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A new software update for the Xbox One is coming and after months of users requesting it, Microsoft says it’s added the ability for users to assign images and colors as their Start Screen background. Microsoft announced the new background customization options among other things, in an update on its Xbox Wire news blog late […]