$199 Laptops & $99 Windows 8 Tablets Coming to Stomp Chromebooks & iPads

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Microsoft isn’t giving up on its quest to claim the cheap notebook and small tablet markets as its own. Today, the company’s Chief Operating Officer announced two new machines meant to absolutely stomp the competition. The first is a $199 laptop to compete with Google’s Chromebooks. The second is a $99 tablet meant to undercut […]

3 Ways Microsoft Failed to Beat the iPhone & Android

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There were all of these new ideas, and never-before-tried concepts, that made Windows Phone different from Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android operating system. Sadly, even today, Windows Phone remains a distant third due to failures Microsoft has yet to learn from. Windows Phone  absolutely set the world on fire when it was announced. Here was Microsoft, the company who unleashed the disaster […]

How to Make Text and Apps Larger in Windows 8.1 

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The high-resolution displays that Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system allowed laptop, desktop and tablet makers to include in their machines is spectacular. Today, users can pick up a device with amazing displays that even use 4K technology. Unfortunately, doing so might mean that you’re not able to actually see small text on your screen, leaving users to strain their eyes just to check […]

How to Fix Bad Windows 8 Battery Life 

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Among other things, Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system should allow owners to use their Windows 8 notebook or tablet a bit longer than notebooks and tablets running Windows 7. By default Windows 8 includes support for ambient light sensors so a device can adjust its screen brightness on its own. It also includes easy to use controls for adjusting brightness, no matter where the […]

Microsoft’s iPhone Alternative on Verizon Gets Big Price Cut

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Making the decision to upgrade to Apple’s iPhone 5s is going to be more complicated for those on Verizon’s wireless network. Today, America’s largest wireless carrier slashed the price on the Lumia Icon, Windows Phone’s latest direct iPhone alternative. Verizon apparently slashed the price of the Lumia Icon sometime recently, making the iPhone alternative available with […]

Back to School Deal Gets Windows Buyers $150 In Savings

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Many grade-level and college student won’t return to class until August, but already Microsoft is moving to make laptops and 2-in-1s running its Windows 8 operating system a best buy for Back to School shoppers. As of now, its Microsoft Stores are giving new PC buyers $150 off their purchase – if they’re picking up a Windows […]

Dust Up With Key Xbox One Feature Shows Why It’s Behind 

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Earlier today comments made by an employee who works for Microsoft indicated that Microsoft had decided not to develop a key feature that would have helped the its Xbox One console stand out from the competition and created a new generation of developers. According to the employee, users shouldn’t have expect to be able to create games using their Xbox One […]

Android Apps May Solve Major Windows Phone Problem

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Reports of Microsoft trying to close Windows Phone’s enthusiasm gap by adding support for apps made with Google’s Android operating system in mind are becoming more consistent. The possibility of Microsoft adding Android app compatibility to Windows Phone surfaced again yesterday, after two reporters who’ve shared accurate information about Microsoft’s future Windows Phone’s plans in the […]

Lumia 1525 Coming to Battle the Galaxy Note 3

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Today, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 phablet stands as the world’s most popular phablet, that is a smartphone with the same screen size as a tablet. That being said, future successes aren’t guaranteed, and new rumors indicate Microsoft is preparing to launch the Lumia 1525, an updated version of the Lumia 1520 that it launched late […]

How to Reset Your Windows 8.1 Laptop, Desktop, Tablet or 2-in 1

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Whether it’s due to the need to resell a device, or a virus that simply won’t relinquish its control of their storage and start-up apps, every day millions of Windows users are forced to reset their device and start over from scratch. Luckily, Windows 8.1 makes it easier than ever to reset your desktop, laptop […]

5 Windows 8 Apps For Staying Productive

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Here are 5 Windows 8 apps for staying productive and abreast of the latest news with your desktop, laptop or 2-in-1. Windows 8, Microsoft’s latest operating system, is often criticized for preventing users from getting work done. It’s not an entirely factual claim, but it is one that’s resonated with users. Thankfully, apps allow Windows […]

How to Trade-In Your Windows 8 Laptop 

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Windows 8 laptops, like all laptops don’t last forever. Overtime battery issues can sap your laptop of its once long-lasting running time. More often, new apps and games make upgrading to a new laptop essential. Here’s how to trade-in that old Windows 8 laptop for cash towards a new machine, other electronics and more. Why Trade-In Your Laptop There’s […]

How to Watch Live Television on the Xbox One

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Microsoft’s Xbox One entertainment console isn’t just a gaming box. It’s also a universal remote and input for your television set. Making the most out of the Xbox One’s live television functionality is slightly complicated. Here’s what you need to know, and what you need to do, to watch live television on the Xbox One. […]

5 Xbox One Games for the Entire Family

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Microsoft’s Xbox One console is often considered to be a console only for gamers looking for the best violent open-world or first-person shooter titles. But nothing could be further from the truth. The Xbox One is an entertainment console for the entire family. Yes, there are tons of games that let players shoot other players, drop curse words […]

Nokia Lumia 635 Release Date Details Arrive

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Today, Microsoft and American wireless carrier T-Mobile finally revealed more information about the low-cost Lumia 635. Those details include the Lumia 635 release date and how users will be able to save on the device’s cost overtime. T-Mobile was the first to reveal key details about the Lumia 635 release date in a press release […]

This is How Microsoft Will Get You Off Windows 7

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To entice Windows 7 users into upgrading Microsoft could make the biggest changes to Windows users have seen yet. Those include a revamped Start Menu that borrows the Live Tiles from the Windows 8 Start Screen, a user interface that completely adapts to user’s machines and input methods. The push could also include a free […]

Why Real Gamers Should Upgrade to a Xbox One Today

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The new console war has barely begun. Despite that, users are already arguing over whether the Xbox One or PS4 is the better console. What gets left in the shuffle is the Xbox 360, or more specifically: why gamers who have a perfectly working Xbox 360 gaming console should upgrade to an Xbox One. No doubt, […]

The 3 Best Xbox One Bundles

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It wasn’t that long ago that Microsoft revealed its Xbox One console to the world. With a 500GB hard drive, powerful 8-core processor and television integration, it was revolutionary. It was also incredibly expensive. Today, it’s a little less expensive thanks to Xbox One bundles. Many retailers are offering complete Xbox One bundles. These bundles […]

Absolutely Crucial Changes Coming to the Xbox One Experience Next Week

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Xbox.com, the companion website that has longed offered Xbox 360 users a way to interact with Xbox Live away from their console, is getting an update that’ll finally add some much-needed features for users who have an Xbox One. Microsoft announced and showed off the changes this morning in a video posted to its Major […]

Activation Lock Leads to Decreased iPhone Theft. Samsung Thefts Rise

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Both Microsoft and Google have announced that they will include “kill switches” for mobile phones going forward. Those announcements have accompanied statements from the Secure Our Smartphone Initiative which brought political pressure to bear on a reluctant mobile industry afraid of hits to the bottom line. The reason for a “kill switch?” Kill switches help deter […]