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

Should I buy an Xbox One or a PS4? The answer is complex, but price shouldn't be the only factor.

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 […]

3 Reasons Windows Phone is Better than Android for the Average User

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The smartphone industry’s well-kept secret is out at this point: over the last few weeks there have been dozens of editorials, where early Windows Phone users compared their experience of Windows Phone 8.1 to that of the iPhone and devices running Android. Not all the feedback these users, who have been supplied with near-final versions of the […]

PS4 GTA 5 Rumored for E3 2014, Xbox One & PC Soon

A PS4 GTA 5 announcement may come at E3 2014, and a PC and Xbox One GTA 5 release is rumored as well.

At E3 2014 in June Sony and Rockstar may announce the PS4 GTA 5 game, with an on the stage teaser, which may signal a timed GTA 5 PS4 exclusive that will leave Xbox One fans jealous. Rockstar or Sony may announce GTA 5 at an E3 2014 event according to new rumors. E3 is […]

How to Find a Lost or Stolen Lumia 520

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There’s nothing worse than losing a smartphone, not even losing a feature phone or a laptop. Contemporary feature phones were so limited in scope that losing one wasn’t necessarily the end of the world. Yes, those users who did lose their feature phones, like Motorola’s Razr, still needed to call up their friends and search […]

GameStop Delivers Blockbuster Xbox One Deals

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It hasn’t been that long since Microsoft announced the Xbox One, but already users are clamoring for a better deal on the console’s related games and accessories. Luckily for those users, GameStop seems more than happy to honor their request. GameStop is holding an exclusive sale that will see the latest in Xbox One games […]

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In most ways Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system makes tons of advancements. It allows users to quickly download apps from the Windows Store and install them without ever having to worry about them being dangerous. It also allows users to instantly purchase new apps for use on multiple devices. This is a landmark change for […]

Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing on June 9th

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We now have an official date for when Microsoft will show off more of its future plans for the Xbox One console that arrived on store shelves late last year. This morning Microsoft announced that its holding its briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo on June 9th. Microsoft formally shared the exact date and time […]

Office 365 Review: Is It Worth The Money?

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It wasn’t all that long ago that most users balked at how out of touch Microsoft and its suite of Office productivity applications were. Until a few years ago, how users interacted with these applications and got them hadn’t fundamentally changed to match the mindset well now all share. Essentially, users purchased Office on the […]

How to Connect Your Windows 8 Tablet to An External Monitor

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Tablets, convertibles, laptops and desktops running Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system have a lot of advantages. There’s the way that users can reset them back to factory settings and still keep all of their data in the same place it was before the reset. Windows 8 devices start up and restart faster than past Windows […]