Forza Motorsport 6 Revealed

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Moments ago, Microsoft announced Forza Motorsport 6, a new racing game coming exclusively to the Xbox One. The announcement for Forza Motorsport 6 came on its Xbox Wire news blog. The company timed the announcement with the unveiling of the Ford GT at the North American International Auto Show. Microsoft says that users will get […]

Mainstream Windows 7 Support Ends Tomorrow and That’s Ok

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Microsoft is ending mainstream Windows 7 support tomorrow, January 13th. Owners of notebooks and desktops running it shouldn’t be worried since they’ll still get security fixes though. Microsoft announced back in April 2014 that it’d be wrapping up mainstream support for Windows 7, the operating system that came installed on notebooks and desktops before it […]

Another Windows 10 Feature Inspired by Apple Revealed

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Windows 10 could have two different designs when Microsoft shows off the operating system’s consumer-oriented features later this January. Screenshots indicate Microsoft plans to add a light theme and a dark theme in Windows 10 – just like Apple’s OS X Yosemite operating system and Microsoft’s own Windows Phone. Photos leaked this past weekend provide […]

Windows 10 for Phones Preview Coming Very Soon

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Microsoft has plans to show off the next version of its Windows Phone operating system, Windows 10 for phones, at its event on January 21st. Allegedly, users could have it running on their own Windows Phones soon after. A new report from The Verge indicates Microsoft has plans to show off Windows 10 for phones […]

Windows 10 Upgrades Could Come With Big Headaches

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Users looking to upgrade to Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system later this year could find themselves in a bit of a bind. According to Microsoft, only two of its operating systems will allow users to upgrade in place without reinstalling their apps. To be clear, Microsoft hasn’t yet fully detailed its upgrade plans for Windows […]

eTauro USB Charger DUC Reveiw: A more convenient Surface Pro 3 Dock

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 users can buy Microsoft’s expensive $200 docking station designed for the 2-in-1 tablet and turn the Surface Pro 3 into a desktop computer, but it’s not as convenient as the eTauro USB Charger DUC that adds much of the same functionality, but will travel thanks to a small form factor. The […]

How to Get Back Suface Pro 3’s “Add a Wireless Display Link”

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The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 includes Wireless Display technology so that users can show their Microsoft Surface Pro 3 display content on a TV, projector or monitor with Wireless Display (also called Wi-Di). The “Add a wireless display” link in the project settings screen on the Surface Pro 3 gets removed for some users thanks to a recent […]

The Crazy Cheap Nokia 215 Does What the Smartphone Can’t

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Microsoft Mobile’s new Nokia 215 does two things even the most advanced smartphone can’t. For starters it’ll only cost buyers $29 without a subsidy or two-year service agreement. Second, after being fully charged it can last in standby mode for a ridiculous 29 days. Microsoft announced the Nokia 215 and Nokia 215 Dual-SIM on its […]

Newegg Xbox One Deal is The Best We’ll See for Months

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Microsoft is just days from wrapping up the holiday promotion that slashed $50 off every Xbox One and made its console even cheaper than Sony’s PS4. Newegg, an online retail website, isn’t letting that promotional pricing pass peacefully. In fact, its Xbox One deal is so good, any family that likes to game but doesn’t […]

Big Xbox One Discount Ends on January 3rd

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Microsoft says it’ll officially rollback the big Xbox One price cut that helped the price of some Xbox One consoles fall to as low as $329 during the holiday shopping season. January 3rd will be the final day that Microsoft offers still offers the $50 promotional pricing that it introduced in the fall, according to […]

Video Includes Brief Look at Windows 10 for Phones

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A video recorded this past October provides a brief, but crucial glimpse at changes that could be coming to Windows Phones like the Lumia 830 when Windows 10 arrives for smartphones sometime next year. To be clear, this isn’t a new video from a recent appearance. Instead, the video is a recording of Windows lead […]

How to Setup Parental Controls in Windows 8.1  

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We were all children once. There’s not a single person who didn’t read a book they shouldn’t have or watched a television show they knew wasn’t allowed by their parents. We’ve all been there. Modern operating systems, with their web browsers, app stores and built-in search, make finding anything and everything you shouldn’t have access to pretty easy. Microsoft’s […]

How to Set Up Your New Surface Pro 3

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Maybe Microsoft’s entertaining holiday themed commercials enticed you to buy a Surface Pro 3 or maybe a very generous family member gifted one. Now it’s time to set it up and get ready to use this versatile and fun tablet/laptop. We’ll share with readers some basic steps that will help users get the most out […]

7 Things to Do with Your New Windows Notebook

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That laptop you purchased this holiday may look similar to notebooks you’ve purchased in the past. It isn’t. The Windows notebooks we have to today are more agile, more media centric and more productivity driven. Some of the new features of notebooks are hardware focused. There are new hinges that allow buyers to flip the […]

How to Get Better Surface Pro 3 Battery Life

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Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 is a Windows 8 device in a league all its own. The entire line of Surface devices were born out of necessity. Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system focused on bringing the PC into the device age. It was Microsoft’s hypothesis that people didn’t want a laptop and tablet. Instead, the company bet […]

Windows 10 Tool Arrives As Microsoft Readies for Release 

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There hasn’t been any official news about the Windows 10 January Technical Preview that Microsoft has coming at the beginning of the new year. That isn’t stopping the company from preparing users when the Windows 10 upgrade arrives with a new download tool, though. Microsoft updated its Windows website with a new software download that prepares Windows […]

Halo 5: Guardians – What to Expect Based on The Beta

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This past weekend Microsoft did what most hadn’t expected it would. Halo: The Master Chief Collection buyers were already told to expect a Halo 5: Guardians beta later in the month. Instead of waiting until that beta and risking things going wrong when hordes of users played it later this month, developer 343 Industries and […]

Xbox One 2014 Entertainment Review

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Every decent piece of technology these days almost has to have two split personalities. Sure, they’re designed around specific scenarios, but any device worth your money allows you to do things beyond its original core capabilities. The iPad, for example, is an entertainment device first, but can let users stay productive. Microsoft’s Xbox consoles have had dual personalities for as long as they’ve been […]

Why and Where to Buy a Kinect for Xbox One  

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Maybe you weren’t comfortable with the amount you would have had to spend on the Xbox One + Kinect bundle. Perhaps you weren’t even aware that Microsoft made a Kinect for Xbox One. The Kinect for Xbox One is what helps the console stand out. It was a part of Microsoft’s original vision for the console, a futuristic piece […]

Lumia Denim Update Confirmed for Lumia 822 and Lumia 928  

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Microsoft only began rolling out the Lumia Denim software update to users yesterday, but already carriers in the United States are making it available for users on their networks. Today, Microsoft and Verizon began rolling out Lumia Denim for the Lumia 822 and Lumia 928; they then confirmed a software upgrade for the Lumia Icon is finally on the way. Microsoft shared details […]