Did Microsoft Kill the Surface Mini or Just Postpone It?

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What happened to the rumored Surface Mini? Remember a rumored, unannounced product is just that: a rumored unannounced product. That said, there were quite a few signs that Microsoft was heading to a Surface Mini announcement today, May 20th, perhaps alongside a Surface Pro 3. Well, the Surface Pro 3 rolled out, but the Surface […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is Aggressive, Defensive, Ultimately Confusing

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Is the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 “the tablet that can replace your laptop” or is it “the laptop that can replace your tablet?” I’m not sure Microsoft has quite figured that out yet. Microsoft announced its new hybrid-tablet-laptop device today with a push that at times was very aggressive and yet equally defensive. Aiming […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 to Take on the Macbook Air for $799

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Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Pro 3, a larger and thinner variant of the Intel-powered Surface Pro 2 tablet that it originally launched to compete against Apple’s Macbook Air and the iPad. All told, the Surface Pro 3 is a beast, the device features a 12 inch-screen so that users can get more done. By […]

Microsoft Windows 8 Banned on China Government Computers

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Ouch! On a day that Microsoft was looking to make some news at a “small gathering” in New York City, China has thrown a wrench into what Microsoft certainly hoped would be a “feel good” news day. The Chinese government announced through its official news agency a decision made late last week to ban Windows […]

Is This the Microsoft Office for Windows 8 Users Have Been Waiting for?

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A presentation that leaked past weekend could provide Windows 8 users with an idea of how the Windows Store version of the Microsoft Office Suite of productivity apps will look when they do finally arrive. Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrott was among the first to share the screenshots of what could be the version of Microsoft […]

The 5 Microsoft Apps Every iPhone 5s Needs

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It wasn’t all that long ago that Microsoft basically ignored Apple’s iPhone. Today, we know the iPhone as the single most popular smartphone in the world, but when Apple first launched its skeptics claimed that it lacked all the features it needed to be a true contender for Windows Mobile and Blackberry. Today, Microsoft is […]

How to Fix Wi-Fi Problems in Windows 8.1

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You’re going to have issues with connecting to Wi-Fi networks with Windows 8.1. That comment isn’t a reflection on the quality of Windows 8. It’s not related to the specific hardware that Windows 8 runs on either. Really, it’s rather simple: at some point every device can’t connect to a wireless network or keeps randomly […]

Upgrading from an Xbox 360 to an Xbox One: What You Need to Know

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Microsoft’s Xbox One console is a worthy upgrade from its previous Xbox 360 console in a lot of key ways. For casual gamers there’s the console’s upgraded graphics. Though the argument of whether the Xbox One’s games look better than the PS4’s rages on, the truth is that games on the Xbox One look more detailed […]

The $399 Xbox One: What You Need to Know

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We now have a $399 Xbox One on store shelves that on some level undermines the vision that Microsoft shared with users at its Xbox Revealed event back a year ago. Whether that’s good or bad depends on how users feel about the Kinect sensor. Originally, the idea behind the Xbox One was simple: Microsoft […]

Xbox One Hard Drive Support Coming Soon, Teases Microsoft

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As a new image released by a developer who works on the Xbox One has teased, Microsoft could be on the cusp of addressing one of the biggest complaints users have with the Xbox One and the PS4 alike: the lack of support for external hard drives. An account that’s been confirmed to belong to […]

PS4 Vs. Xbox One: The Xbox One Price Cut Changes Things

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It doesn’t feel as if Microsoft and Sony launched their respective gaming consoles almost six months ago.  A lot about the Xbox One and PS4 has changed, the biggest of these changes being the new $399 Xbox One. Both consoles have started their evolution. Whereas the Xbox One was the only console to launch with […]

How To Share From Apps in Windows 8

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Microsoft introduced a lot of changes in Windows 8. Many of these changes were made specifically so that the Windows ecosystem could catch up to its counterparts. Other changes were designed to put Windows 8 devices one step ahead of the iPad, Mac OS devices running Android. The Charms Bar, which holds Windows 8’s built […]

Could Microsoft Reveal a Surface Pro 3 Next Week?

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It was just last week that rumors about Microsoft revealing a new Intel-powered competitor to Apple’s iPad first appeared. Now it appears Surface tablet with an Intel processor that Microsoft will show case is the Surface Pro 3, a refreshed rival for Apple’s Macbook Air. To be clear, these aren’t just rumors. Instead they stem […]

Microsoft Could Soon Eliminate Xbox Live Gold for Netflix and Hulu

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Microsoft could be preparing to introduce yet another major shift as it aims to build the Xbox One’s reputation with digital media fans and appeal to new customers. New reports indicate Microsoft will stop requiring that users have an Xbox Live Gold subscription before they are able to stream from the apps and services they […]

Microsoft Office for iPad Scores 27 Million Downloads

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And some still say consumers aren’t interested in the iPad as a “real work” device. At Microsoft’s TechEd conference in Houston this week General manager of Microsoft’s Office Division Julia White announced that since its release on March 27, Microsoft has recorded 27 million downloads for the iPad versions of the popular productivity Apps. While the […]

Microsoft Rumored To Drop the Kinect Sensor for the Xbox One

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One market research firm believes Microsoft will unbundle the Kinect 2 sensor from its Xbox One console as it seeks to boost sales as it fights Sony’s PS4 for domination of the home console space. IDC included the prediction in a report about how it expects the video game console market to develop over the next […]

Microsoft Relents: Pushes Back Windows 8.1 Update Deadline One Month

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Remember that post from yesterday that said users needed to update Windows 8.1 by tomorrow, May 13, in order to continue receiving security patches and updates? You know this one: Microsoft: Update Windows 8.1 by May 13 or Else? Well you can forget about the immediate rush, and relax if you haven’t found time to do […]

Microsoft: Update Windows 8.1 Prior To Tuesday May 13 Or Else (Updated)

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UPDATE: Microsoft has relented and pushed by the May 13 deadline to June 10. See more information here. Here’s a Public Service Announcement for Windows 8.1 users. If you haven’t yet updated your machines to Update 1, which Microsoft delivered last month, you better get cracking.  If you don’t, according to Microsoft, you won’t receive […]

Xbox One Review: My Experience Six Months Later

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Six months ago Xbox One owners stood in the cold November air, anticipating what the console would bring. For months Xbox One owners, myself included, flocked to Microsoft’s Xbox website. We’d become acquainted with the console’s early design. Pictured ourselves playing the console’s launch day titles, become so excited about the console’s future prospects that […]

5 Cheap Windows 8 Tablets for Replacing an iPad

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating received no end of criticism in 2012 when it arrived on desktops and laptops. It was blasted for making things too difficult for mouse and keyboard users, and many said that its new apps and services were too tailor-made for devices with touchscreens. At the time the release may have earned […]