How to Update Windows 8

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Most users think that Microsoft’s Windows operating system is just a thing that comes on their computers. They never consider coming software changes needed to keep their Windows 8 laptop, desktop or tablet running. It never occurs to them that the built in software that protects their devices from viruses, spyware and all sorts of […]

Fix for Halo: The Master Chief Collection Problems Tonight

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There’s some welcome relief for gamers effected by the Halo: The Master Chief Collection problems that surfaced last week after the game’s launch. According to 343 Industries, the game’s developer, a fix for Halo: The Master Chief Collection problems is coming today. 343 Industries made the announcement on its Halo Waypoint community website and blog […]

Microsoft Black Friday 2014 Deals Bring Cheap Surface 3

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Not to be out done by retailers and their own partners, the Microsoft Store has finally unveiled their own Black Friday 2014 deals. None are particularly earth shattering, but deals on Xbox One accessories and cheaper laptops and tablets should have buyers excited. As detailed in its first post about Black Friday 2014 Deals last […]

HBO Go Arrives on the Xbox One

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Microsoft spent the better of the Xbox One’s first year on store shelves improving on the console’s software and throwing in new software features voted on by its community. Its final software act of the season doesn’t involve new gaming features or key upgrades to how the system works though. HBO Go has finally arrived […]

iWatch Rival Microsoft Band Stock Returns, Sells Out

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It was only yesterday that anyone could visit the online store for Microsoft’s retail website and purchase all three sizes of its Microsoft Band, fitness wearable. All too soon though, Microsoft’s iWatch rival is a completely sold out. Yesterday, Microsoft Store shoppers could order the $199 smartphone companion and fitness tracker and get it before […]

6 Things You Can Do with Microsoft Office for iPhone

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Microsoft just updated Office on the iPhone, breaking out three separate apps (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint) from the single Office 365 app that Microsoft released before. These stand alone apps are now available with Outlook, OneDrive and OneNote, which were already available as stand alone apps before this update. We’re going to show you six useful things […]

Lumia 830 Review

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It isn’t a strange time to be a potential Windows Phone buyer. It’s a very strange time to be a Windows Phone buyer. The smartphone market and the now Microsoft-owned Nokia Devices business are moving in completely separate directions, if the Nokia Lumia 830 are any indication. On some level, Microsoft understands this. And that’s […]

How to Set Xbox One Backgrounds

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With the last few software updates of the year, Microsoft has added key customization features to the Xbox One. Just a few months ago, about the only thing that users could do to customize their Xbox One Start Screen was pin a few apps to the far left. Those app shortcuts could be rearranged and […]

5 Cool Things a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Can Do

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The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 replaces a laptop very well and works as a large tablet when needed, which makes it a great alternative to both the MacBook Air and an iPad Air or iPad Air 2. For the last few months the 2-in-1 tablet/laptop served well as my primary mobile computer and at-home tablet. […]

Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter vs Google Chromecast

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Microsoft saw Apple, Google and Amazon trying to compete with Roku in the streaming HDMI dongle category and decided to throw its hat in the ring with the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter. We decided it put it up against the most popular such device: the Google Chromecast. In this Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter vs Google Chromecast […]

All Windows Phones are Getting Windows 10

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Microsoft hasn’t shown much of, to say nothing of launched Windows 10. That isn’t stopping the company from delivering some seriously good news for buyers of devices running its Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 operating systems. According to the company, both groups will be able to update to Windows 10 when it becomes […]

Windows 10 Technical Preview Gets More Mac Features

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Microsoft has once again updated the Windows 10 Technical Preview of ahead of its release sometime next year. The software company announced the newest build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview on its Blogging Windows website just yesterday. Immediately after that announcement users who installed the operating system began receiving it through Windows Update. This build […]

Microsoft Delivers Ultimate Black Friday 2014 Deal for Xbox Lovers

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Having just revealed many of the things it’ll have on sale as a part of its Black Friday 2014 slate of deals, Microsoft ended yesterday by revealing another another deal for holiday shoppers. It’s introducing a new Work & Play subscription bundle for shoppers at its retail stores, giving users an easy way to pick up […]

Microsoft Store Black Friday 2014 Sale Revealed, Almost

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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 

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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 […]