21 Windows 8.1 Tips 

Windows 8.1 is able to get in the way of productivity in some cases.

Lately, it’s been Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system that’s snatched headlines. Like with previous updates, many are hoping that Windows 10 will deliver the features they want and the add-ons that they need to stay product and entertained. The features coming with that update that’ll certainly please most PC buyers. What we forget is that it […]

Xbox Music is Best Spotify Alternative Ever, For One Day Only

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Microsoft hasn’t yet been able to attract subscription music lovers away form its Spotify-alternative with the promise of better features and a lower price. For one day only though, it’ll have the opportunity to address the latter concern. Microsoft is slashing the cost of its Xbox Music subscription service to $31.41 all day long. Microsoft […]

Cortana Coming to iPhone & Android Could Change Everything

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Cortana, the personal assistant built into Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system, is coming to Apple’s iPhone and devices running Google’s Android operating system, according to a new report. If it happens, it could change the smartphone landscape forever. In the report, Reuters doesn’t mince any words about the future of Microsoft’s personal assistant. According to […]

Ridiculous Xbox One Deal Arrives at Sam’s Club

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

Reasons for having not purchased Microsoft’s Xbox One entertainment console are slowly evaporating, especially for budget minded users. After weeks of an Xbox One price cut, warehouse reseller Sam’s Club has announced an Xbox One deal for the ages. As of right now, the Xbox One at Sam’s Club starts at a mere $299. Members […]

Windows 10 Update with New Features Coming Soon

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It seems Microsoft is on the cusp of rolling out new features and more for users testing the Windows 10 operating system. This afternoon an executive at the company announced it finally had plans to release a significant update to the Windows 10 Technical Preview that users first got their hands on this past January. […]

Key Windows 10 Feature Gets Big Update  

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With little fanfare, today Microsoft updated a key part of the user experience for the Windows 10 operating system that it hopes to give away free to users later this year. Right now there’s a big update rolling out to Xbox, the companion app that’ll bringing the Xbox Live experience to millions of PC users […]

Xbox Users Get Free Titanfall Season Pass & More 

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Microsoft and its partners are on a mission to make Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners happy this week. Early this morning, the Xbox Store began offering the downloadable content for one of last year’s most popular Xbox exclusives for free. At the same time Electronic Arts was rolling out a free trial of last […]

Key PS4 Feature Finally Arrives for All Xbox One Owners 

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Microsoft’s Xbox One just moved a step closer to feature parity with Sony’s PS4 video game console. Late last night Microsoft began rolling out a new system update that brings something Xbox One owners have asked for since launch: the ability to capture screenshots. Microsoft first revealed the March Xbox One Update this past February. Back […]

5 Xbox One Games to Fill the Lull In your Calendar

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We’re not exactly hurting for a list of Xbox One games this calendar year. There are tons of Xbox One games we expect to hear about in the next few months that are both big and small. Halo 5: Guardians and Quantum Break are the two most anticipated first-party titles to come from Microsoft in […]

Xbox One vs PS4: What Matters Now?

Check out our Xbox One vs PS4 comparison to make your decision.

It’s been a year and a half since Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PS4 arrived on store shelves to battle each other for the future of gaming. In that time, a lot has changed. Early on the PS4 absolutely dominated Microsoft’s offerings. At $399, the PS4 was cheaper than the Xbox One. To make matters […]

7 Microsoft Apps iPhone Users Need Now

New memory could deliver better iPhone 6s battery life.

After the launch of it’s own Windows Phone operating system it was easy for Microsoft to sort-of ignore the iPhone and Android. Sure, it still had to make basic apps in case Windows Phone didn’t take off, but these apps weren’t as good as their Windows Phone counterparts, and Microsoft wasn’t in a hurry to […]

Small Windows 10 Detail Could Spark Big Xbox Controversy

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For years, Microsoft has forced Xbox users to purchase a subscription to its Xbox Live Gold service if they wanted to play with their friends and family online. This week Microsoft confirmed it has no plans to require games with Xbox Live integration on smartphones, desktops, notebooks and tablets to pay for Xbox Live and it’s […]

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac Preview Arrives

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With the arrival of preview apps for Office apps on Windows 10, Microsoft quelled fears that it was focusing too much on the experiences on other platforms and neglecting its own. Now the company is back, with new a new Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac Preview that once again proves it is all about delivering […]

Microsoft Band in Stock Ahead of the Apple Watch Launch

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The Microsoft Band is once again in stock. At least, that’s what some users are seeing after getting emails overnight inviting them to purchase Microsoft’s competitor to the upcoming Apple Watch. WinBeta is reporting that online shoppers who’d previously signed up online began receiving emails informing them that the $199 Microsoft Band is back in […]

Windows 10’s Biggest Feature is Xbox Live

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As rumors and Microsoft itself suggested, what it shared about it’s plans for Windows 10 and Xbox Live at the Windows 10 Media Briefing in January was just the beginning. Today, the company is talking more about its plans, including a new accessories for Windows 10 games and the ability for users to purchase a […]

AT&T Lumia 640 & T-Mobile Lumia 640 Release Revealed

The Lumia 640.

Two of the United States’ largest wireless carriers are confirming that they have plans to release at least one of the new Windows Phones that Microsoft Mobile announced this week. The AT&T Lumia 640 has been confirmed along with the T-Mobile Lumia 640. T-Mobile confirmed the T-Mobile Lumia 640 and MetroPCS Lumia 640 in a […]

Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL: 2 iPhone Rivals on a Budget

The Lumia 640.

Just as the rumors suggested, Microsoft isn’t showing any new flagship smartphones at this year’s Mobile World Congress event. Instead, the company is showcasing two new iPhone-alternatives, the Lumia 640 and the Lumia 640 XL. Both are for shoppers on a budget, and Microsoft is hoping that adding in a subscription for its world-class Office […]

How to Set a Background in Windows 8.1

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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 […]