Surface 3 Coming to Do Battle with the iPad Air 2 

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Microsoft could have a Surface 3 tablet coming to compete against the iPad Air 2 that plays to its strength: a full version of Windows with all the features that users expect. A report from Microsoft-centric news site WinBeta indicates that Microsoft plans to announce what it’s calling the Surface 3 at BUILD 2015. Allegedly, […]

5 Microsoft Android Apps Users Need Now 

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When you’re the world’s largest software maker and a distant third-place in smartphones and tablets, you have to make some sacrifices and evaluate your goals. For the longest time it seemed Microsoft hoped to win at mobile by copying what made Windows successful. Its Windows Phone operating system had exclusive features you couldn’t get anywhere […]

Windows 10 10041: What’s New & Different 

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It’s almost astonishing that two months have passed since Microsoft started allowing users to test a significant part of its Windows 10 features on their own PCs. Back in January, how revolutionary Windows 10 appeared to be was just about all that longtime PC users who keep a close eye on things could talk about. […]

How to Turn Off OneDrive Syncing in Windows 8.1

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No matter how great their internet connection is or how crucial maintaining off-site backups become, there are always going to be people who don’t like the idea of Microsoft’s OneDrive syncing in Windows 8.1. These people are likely looking for a way to turn off OneDrive syncing in Windows 8.1. With Windows 8 you had […]

Xbox Music Now Gives You Something Spotify Doesn’t

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As it promised it would, Microsoft just turned its Xbox Music service into another credible Spotify alternative. Moments ago the company turned on OneDrive integration for its music subscription service. The change means that anyone can upload their unprotected MP3s to Microsoft’s storage service and stream through a web browser or a compatible Xbox Music […]

3 Reasons You’ll Want to Upgrade to Windows 10 in 2015

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Microsoft is busy shocking users this week with announcements related to its Windows 10 operating system. Launching this summer, Windows 10 is expected to be something rare, that one operating system that just may satisfy every person who didn’t feel Windows 7 was modern enough and didn’t like the touch-centric changes Microsoft made with Windows […]

Microsoft Stuns with Windows 10 Release Details

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As it turns out, Microsoft doesn’t have plans to launch its Windows 10 operating system this fall before the holiday season like many believed. This week the company announced that it’s planning the Windows 10 release for this summer instead. Microsoft announced the Windows 10 release window at WinHec, a hardware focused event held in […]

Windows 10 Set to Slay iPhone’s TouchID

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Apple changed mobile phone security for ever when it revealed its TouchID home button for the iPhone and iPad. Now Microsoft is hoping that its coming Windows 10 update will do the same for Windows users. This morning the company announced Windows Hello, a new feature that’ll let users unlock their devices without any hassle. […]

Where to Get a Cheap Xbox One

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For a lot of people, there’s nothing better than settling down in front of their television and enjoying a video game or two. It used to be that buying consoles like Microsoft’s Xbox One was something only the self-described hard-core gamer did. There’s a separate group of console buyers growing in numbers though. They might […]

Xbox One Exclusive Coming to Blitz Madden NFL’s Lead

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Microsoft hasn’t yet revealed its complete games line-up for its Xbox One console in 2015, but it appears the company could add a new exclusive franchise to mix of reasons you should by an Xbox One instead of Sony’s PS4. Allegedly, there’s a Joe Montana-branded football game coming to Microsoft’s consoles. The new bout in […]

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 […]