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 […]

7 Great Windows 8 Games Available for Free

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Today, Windows is known in gaming communities for the third-party game stores that users can install. Mostly that’s because Microsoft has left the PC gaming community alone in the last few years. With Windows 8 Microsoft moved back into the space with Xbox On Windows. Unlike Steam and past Windows gaming experiences like Games for […]

Family Game Sharing Could Return to the Xbox One

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Owners of Microsoft’s Xbox One entertainment console will still get the ability to share digital video games from their library with friends and family, according to Xbox head Phil Spencer. Spencer says that instead of dropping the advantages of buying digital games, Microsoft instead choose to reevaluate them and hang on to those that they […]

Turn Off the Start Screen & Get the Start Menu Back in Windows 8.1

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The original version of Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system did something no one ever thought Microsoft would do. With it Microsoft stripped away the Start Menu that’d dominated older versions of Windows and replaced it with the Start Screen, an updated Start Menu that takes over the entire screen and provides users with notifications from their […]

How to Watch YouTube Videos on Windows Phone 8.1

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Devices running Windows Phone 8.1, like the Lumia 520, have a very checkered history with YouTube. More specifically, they’ve had trouble with YouTube apps. Today, there isn’t an official YouTube app available to devices running Windows Phone, but thankfully there are ways around that. Microsoft has stepped up to try and provide a decent YouTube app […]

Microsoft Pulls Surface Pro 3 User Guide w/ Surface Mini Info

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Today Microsoft officially puts the Surface Pro 3 on sale at its own stores, online, and at retailers such as Best Buy. To accompany the release of the new “tablet that can make you forget your laptop” (or vice versa), Microsoft has also released a Surface Pro 3 User Guide that users could download. That’s […]

5 Tips for Making the Windows 8 Start Screen More Useful

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Windows 8’s Start Screen has earned a decent amount of criticism over the last couple of years. Mostly because buyers of Windows 8 tablets, desktops, laptops and 2-in-1s don’t think of it as being as useful compared to the Start Menu that it replaced. Mostly, that’s because the Start Screen is something entirely new in Windows 8. […]

Here’s How the Xbox One Will End the PS4′s Graphics Advantage

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Since Microsoft launched the Xbox One last year it’s received a fair bit of criticism from potential buyers worried about the Xbox One’s inability to play games at a resolution that matches Sony’s PS4 gaming console. As Microsoft explained this morning, it’s taking some immediate steps to remedy this issue for Xbox One consoles sitting on […]

3 Xbox One Problems Buyers Shouldn’t Care About

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It wasn’t long after Microsoft first revealed the Xbox One, it’s next-generation entertainment console that users first started to complain. Before launch, the complaints centered on the rumored changes Microsoft might be forcing down users throats. Originally, any Xbox One game would have needed to be installed completely on the console’s hard drive. Microsoft shared that news […]

Why You Won’t Touch the iPhone 6′s Windows Phone 8.1 Competitor

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It looks like Microsoft will prefer that users not touch McLaren, the upcoming Windows Phone that rumors indicate will see a wide release this coming fall. That’s not because it doesn’t want users to buy it – it does. It’s because new rumors indicate McLaren will introduce 3D motion technology that’ll allow users to control […]

5 Tips Saving On Your PS4 or Xbox One Experience

Comparing PS4 vs Xbox One? Here are seven things buyers need to know.

Though we haven’t quiet reached the lofty prices Sony demanded for the PS3 ten years ago, Sony’s new PS4 gaming console and Microsoft’s Xbox One console aren’t exactly cheap. Until recently the PS4 had the lowest price of the two. At $399, PS4 buyers get everything they need to start playing right away. Joining the […]

Easier Snapping and Wallet Busting Bundles Coming in Xbox One Update

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E3 2014, the large-scale conference that dominated gaming and entertainment news this entire week is winding down, but Microsoft is closing it out with news of another Xbox One update. There’s not much in the way of headlining features this time around, but there is one that could make an exclusive feature of the Xbox […]

One Of iPhone’s Most Popular Accessories is Coming to Windows Phone

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Apple’s iPhone isn’t in danger of having a single device running Microsoft’s Windows Phone eclipsing any of its sales records just yet, but signs of a growing and vibrant competitor are certainly piling up. Today, FitBit became just the latest company to announce formal support for Microsoft’s mobile operating systems and the devices that run […]

How to Remove a Desktop App in Windows 8.1 with a Keyboard and Mouse

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Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system introduced a lot of new features that are designed to make life with apps easier. The Windows Store for example, allows users to quickly purchase and download free applications that integrate into the Windows experience without ever having to venture into a web browser or download things from sites that […]

Microsoft Surface Smartwatch Details Show iWatch Competitor

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Apple hasn’t even formally entered the wearables space with the announcement of that much talked about iWatch device, but already reports are confirming that Microsoft the Surface Smartwatch, an iWatch rival of its very own. A new report from GearLive posted this past Sunday discusses a Microsoft-made smartwatch at length. In it, the outlet confirms […]

Microsoft Makes It Rain Games at E3 2014

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Last year Microsoft was heavily criticized for its press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Whereas the company had placed a serious emphasis on showing off games at past briefings, at E3 2013 Microsoft marginalized games so that it could share its some of its consumer story for the Xbox One. Well, that won’t be […]

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Includes Halo 5 Beta This Fall

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With Halo 2 turning 10 years old soon it was expected that Microsoft would reveal a version of the game running in high-definition on the Xbox One. After all, that’s what the company did for the anniversary of the Halo: Combat Evolved. Instead, Microsoft is dropping a proverbial nuke on Halo fans, with Halo: The […]

How to Watch Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing

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To say a lot is riding on Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing is an understatement. At past Electronic Entertainment Expo events, Microsoft has gone in with full strength and some goodwill from users. Each year users clamored to watch Microsoft’s Xbox briefing for the games, however they didn’t mind the company sharing news about upcoming […]

How to copy iOS 8’s Continuity Using Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1

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When Microsoft announced and launched the original version of Windows Phone, industry insiders had no idea that the operating system would inspire changes across the entire company. It was Windows Phone that brought the flat colorful tiles and gradient-less interface to the masses. It was Windows Phone that first included effortless cloud syncing with SkyDrive. […]

How to Listen to Music for Free on Windows 8.1

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system sometimes doesn’t get the respect it deserves. Sure, there are a ton of changes to be found on devices with Windows 8 installed on it, but there are also advantages and features that completely change a user’s experience: like Xbox Music. One of those changes is in how Microsoft approaches […]