How to Set a Background in Windows 8.1

How to Set a Background in Windows 8 (3)

Microsoft’s Windows 8.1, isn’t well known for how easy it makes restoring PCs and tablets to factory settings or getting the latest apps and games from a safe place. Mostly, it’s known for the Start Screen and how it utterly alienated people who liked the Desktop. It’s the Desktop that allows users to resize apps […]

Nokia Wireless Charging Plate DT-903 Review

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It’s amazing that so much about wireless has changed. Displays have gotten bigger, with resolutions so good you might prefer to watch your favorite movies on your Windows Phone instead of your Xbox One. Data has gotten faster, even speakers have gotten clearer. One thing that hasn’t changed is charging. Depending on which device you […]

Microsoft OneDrive Review

How to Sync Your OneDrive Pictures & Documents to Windows 8  (4)

Talk of cloud services has reached an all-time high. Having spoon-fed smartphones and PC users new features that increasingly clog up their storage, the entire computing industry is shifting to a new way of getting users media. Forget downloading a movie, Microsoft and many more companies hope that you’ll want to stream them and not […]

Cheap Surface Pro 3 Upgrades Arrive

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Microsoft is kicking off a new trade-in program designed to let users get their hands on a cheap Surface Pro 3, provided that they own a previous generation Surface. The company, which began selling the Surface Pro 3 last summer, revealed the trade-in program last week. It’s promising as much as $650 for users who […]

Cheap Xbox Live is the Best Deal in Gaming

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Microsoft Store, the retail arm of the company behind Windows, Windows Phone and Office, is making it even cheaper to sign up for its Xbox Live gaming service. The retailer is offering cheap Xbox Live and taking the paper cards that the codes usually come on out of the question It’s unclear when the Microsoft […]

How to Change the Background on a Windows Phone

The Lumia 830 already has Lumia Denim on-board.

Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system is probably unlike anything you’ve used first hand. Windows Phone has some flexibility in the same way that Google’s Android operating system does. That being said, it’s tightly designed with specific use cases in mind. It’s meant to be an easy operating system to pick up, but some of Microsoft’s […]

Decent Deal Makes the Lumia 830 An Even Better iPhone Rival

The Lumia 830 already has Lumia Denim on-board.

Microsoft Mobile hasn’t yet delivered a flagship Windows Phone completely capable of taking down the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on features alone. That isn’t stopping from AT&T from making the Lumia 830 more of an iPhone rival on price. As of today, a Lumia 830 with a two-year service contract costs just $69.99. […]

How to Take a Screenshot on the Xbox One

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

The Xbox One console you have in your living room isn’t the Xbox One Microsoft released back in 2013. Just like it did with the Xbox 360, Microsoft has added out new features for owners through software updates. Some would say it’s been even more aggressive, rolling out changes and tricks that users request monthly […]

Microsoft Band Update Sets Stage for Apple Watch Battle

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Significant Microsoft Band updates aren’t a thing shoppers are used to just yet, but Microsoft seems to be trying to remedy that ahead of the Apple Watch’s looking release. Today, the company revealed a new Microsoft Band update that packs a keyboard, a new bike mode and updated companion apps. Microsoft began rolling out the […]

Windows 10 Leaks Surface With Strange Controversy in Tow

Windows 10 10014 Recycle Bin leaked by WZOR.

Fresh leaks of Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system don’t reveal any new features. However, they are stirring up some unforeseen controversy and sharp criticism from longtime Windows users. Pictures of what could be Windows 10 build 10014 surfaced this past weekend on Twitter, a social network that allows users to post text, images and video somewhat anonymously. […]

Amazon Delivers Stunning Xbox One Savings

Save more than $50 on the Xbox One deals in November.

Another Xbox One price cut means big savings and this time more than just a few games are included. Amazon’s new bundle  includes things potential buyers might expect, like a free game, and at least two surprise items they wouldn’t. Starting today, anyone and everyone can pick up the new Amazon Xbox One Value Bundle. Make […]

How to Use iCloud with Microsoft Office Files

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Microsoft recently updated their Microsoft Office apps for iOS making it possible to now use iCloud Drive to sync Office files from a Mac or PC to an iPad or iPhone. We’ll show users how to take advantage of the new feature so they can work on their Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint files on a […]

How to Reset a Windows Phone

Lumia 1520 Review (3)

Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system should be easy to use. The Start Screen, Microsoft’s version of the iPhone’s home screen, is filled with tiles that showcase relevant information so that users don’t actually have to dive in and out of their most used apps. Cortana, Windows Phone’s personal assistant, makes playing a specific song, opening an […]

What is OneDrive?

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Microsoft and all the things that it offers directly to consumers is teetering on the edge. Over the edge are all the different products Microsoft has managed to improve on since repositioning itself shortly before the launch of Windows 8. Behind it are all the products and initiatives that failed to catch on. OneDrive, Microsoft’s […]

Windows Phone 8.1 vs Windows 10: What’s New & Different

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Late yesterday Microsoft finally let owners of its Windows phones try out Windows 10 for the very first time. Through the Windows Insider Program anyone with a supported device can download the operating system ahead of release and get a look at Microsoft’s vision. And what a vision it is. The version of Windows 10 […]

More Xbox On Windows 10 Gaming Details Incoming

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Microsoft says it plans to talk a lot more about how the Xbox ecosystem will fit into devices running Windows 10 at the Games Developer Conference next month. The company, which revealed that Xbox would play a major part in its upcoming Windows 10 operating system last month, talked more about their plans for GDC […]

PS4’s PlayStation Network Gets Key Fix

Here's how to buy a cheap pS4 without waiting forever for PS4 deals or a PS4 price cut.

Sony is making it easier for fans of all ages to build a reputation on its online gaming service and hang on to it over time. This week, the makers of the PS4 gaming console introduced a fix that’ll finally let younger gamers hang on to their trophies and other items as they get older […]

Windows 10 for Phones Preview Arrives

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Microsoft is finally ready to share test versions of its Windows 10 for Phones software with the public. Earlier today Microsoft rolled out the updated Windows Insider Program, letting users download Windows 10 for Phones to their own devices for the very first time free of charge. Microsoft announced the Windows 10 Technical Preview for […]

Key Xbox One Upgrade Makes Staying Social Easy

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It’s now even easier for Xbox One owners to see what their friends are up to on Xbox Live. In a move that brings Xbox Live even closer to working as an online social network plus a video game service, Microsoft has updated its Xbox.com website with a new Home area and more. Starting today, […]

Verizon Lumia Icon Windows Phone 8.1 Update Arrives

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Microsoft’s only self-made high-end Windows Phone is finally getting the software it needs to make it an iPhone alternative. After testing it for months, Verizon is finally rolling out the Lumia Icon Windows Phone 8.1 update to those who’ve already picked up the device. Microsoft announced Verizon was releasing the Lumia Icon Windows Phone 8.1 […]