7 Things to Do with Your New Windows Notebook

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That laptop you purchased this holiday may look similar to notebooks you’ve purchased in the past. It isn’t. The Windows notebooks we have to today are more agile, more media centric and more productivity driven. Some of the new features of notebooks are hardware focused. There are new hinges that allow buyers to flip the […]

How to Get Better Surface Pro 3 Battery Life

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Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 is a Windows 8 device in a league all its own. The entire line of Surface devices were born out of necessity. Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system focused on bringing the PC into the device age. It was Microsoft’s hypothesis that people didn’t want a laptop and tablet. Instead, the company bet […]

Windows 10 Tool Arrives As Microsoft Readies for Release 

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There hasn’t been any official news about the Windows 10 January Technical Preview that Microsoft has coming at the beginning of the new year. That isn’t stopping the company from preparing users when the Windows 10 upgrade arrives with a new download tool, though. Microsoft updated its Windows website with a new software download that prepares Windows […]

Halo 5: Guardians – What to Expect Based on The Beta

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This past weekend Microsoft did what most hadn’t expected it would. Halo: The Master Chief Collection buyers were already told to expect a Halo 5: Guardians beta later in the month. Instead of waiting until that beta and risking things going wrong when hordes of users played it later this month, developer 343 Industries and […]

Xbox One 2014 Entertainment Review

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Every decent piece of technology these days almost has to have two split personalities. Sure, they’re designed around specific scenarios, but any device worth your money allows you to do things beyond its original core capabilities. The iPad, for example, is an entertainment device first, but can let users stay productive. Microsoft’s Xbox consoles have had dual personalities for as long as they’ve been […]

Why and Where to Buy a Kinect for Xbox One  

The Kinect 2 for Xbox One is more powerful than the previous Kinect and offers more use than the PS4 camera.

Maybe you weren’t comfortable with the amount you would have had to spend on the Xbox One + Kinect bundle. Perhaps you weren’t even aware that Microsoft made a Kinect for Xbox One. The Kinect for Xbox One is what helps the console stand out. It was a part of Microsoft’s original vision for the console, a futuristic piece […]

Lumia Denim Update Confirmed for Lumia 822 and Lumia 928  

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Microsoft only began rolling out the Lumia Denim software update to users yesterday, but already carriers in the United States are making it available for users on their networks. Today, Microsoft and Verizon began rolling out Lumia Denim for the Lumia 822 and Lumia 928; they then confirmed a software upgrade for the Lumia Icon is finally on the way. Microsoft shared details […]

Halo 5: Guardians Beta Arrives Today With A Catch 

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Microsoft and Halo series developer 343 Industries are kicking off the Halo 5: Guardians beta earlier than planned. Xbox One owners will be able to download and play the game beginning today. At least, they will if they meet certain requires that surprisingly, have nothing to do with purchasing Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Late […]

Microsoft Store Slashing Half on Xbox Music Pass Tomorrow

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For one day only Microsoft Store shoppers will get the best deal ever on a year of Microsoft’s Xbox Music Pass subscription. Earlier today the company revealed it’ll end its 12 Days of Deals promotion in the United States with a half off sale on entire years of Xbox Music Pass. The half off Xbox […]

Windows Phone Lumia Denim Update Roll-out Beginning?

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It’s unclear whether Microsoft’s Lumia Denim update is rolling out worldwide, but its release is definitely getting closer. Shortly after reports indicated that Lumia Windows Phone users in China were getting Lumia Denim, Microsoft added a new YouTube video to its support pages guiding users through the new features included in the update. The Lumia […]

Arcadia is Microsoft’s PlayStation Now Streaming Service 

A picture taken with the Lumia 830.

Microsoft’s Xbox One console and Windows operating systems don’t have a way for users to stream games directly to devices that wouldn’t normally be able to play them. Rest assured, that’s exact what they’re getting if reports of a PlayStation Now like streaming service codenamed Arcadia are indicative of Microsoft’s future plans. What we know about Arcadia comes from All About Microsoft, […]

Windows 10 9901: What’s New & Different?  

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Microsoft lulled us all into a false sense of security with previous versions of its Windows 10 operating system. It felt like what we were getting next year when Windows 10 launches was something very boring, very apologetic. Windows 10 9901, the version of Windows 10 that leaked onto the internet this past weekend, is a smack in the face to people who assumed […]

Windows 10 9901 Leak Spills More Secrets

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We don’t yet know everything about the features Microsoft has plans for regular users when its Windows 10 operating system launches in the second half of 2015. That being said, Windows 10 9901, a leaked version of the operating that made its way to the internet this weekend, includes tons of big changes that aren’t […]

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 […]

Xbox One Review 2014 – My Experience Gaming A Year later

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There’s not a lot of wiggle room for things to go wrong in the first year of a video game console’s life. Any company that botched a release as famously as Microsoft did with the Xbox One should count itself lucky that any users at all that they made it to year two. Ironically, the Xbox […]

Why Buy a Surface Pro 3 Over a Windows Notebook

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Windows notebooks with ridiculously low price points have become the norm. Spend a little bit more money and you can get a Windows notebook with a touchscreen and as much storage as you can ever hope to fill in your life time. Windows tablets have become ridiculously cheap too and now offer Desktop app compatibility. […]

Big Price Cuts Arrive for Two Xbox One Games

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Microsoft has another big deal on Xbox One games for those who already have one of its Xbox One consoles or plan to purchase one in the future. It’ll sell Destiny and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for just $29.99. Xbox 360 users are included in the deal too. Microsoft revealed the deal this morning […]

PC Gaming Also on the Agenda at Windows 10 Event

Games for Windows Live was the last time Microsoft made a serious attempt at the PC gaming service market.

Microsoft is gearing up for another serious attempt at offering a cohesive gaming experience for buyers of Windows PCs. At least that’s how it appears based on comments made by Microsoft’s Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer about the upcoming Windows 10 event on its campus. Commenting on what he would have to share when he […]

Leaks Reveals Surprise Change for Xbox One Dashboard

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It looks like gamers will be able to see a bit more of the backgrounds they’ve chosen to display on the software that powers Microsoft’s Xbox One console. It’s possible that Microsoft has plans to introduce transparent tiles so that people can see more of what they care about and less of the giant squares […]

How to Delete a Game from Xbox One

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Microsoft’s Xbox One console has more power than any other Xbox console that came before it. Because of that raw power, games look better and feel more realistic. That’s great for everyone. We need a way to truly differentiate the experience users got with the Xbox 360 and what’s available with the Xbox One. Storage […]