7 Microsoft Apps iPhone Users Need Now

New memory could deliver better iPhone 6s battery life.

After the launch of it’s own Windows Phone operating system it was easy for Microsoft to sort-of ignore the iPhone and Android. Sure, it still had to make basic apps in case Windows Phone didn’t take off, but these apps weren’t as good as their Windows Phone counterparts, and Microsoft wasn’t in a hurry to […]

Small Windows 10 Detail Could Spark Big Xbox Controversy

How to Take a Screenshot on the Xbox One (1)

For years, Microsoft has forced Xbox users to purchase a subscription to its Xbox Live Gold service if they wanted to play with their friends and family online. This week Microsoft confirmed it has no plans to require games with Xbox Live integration on smartphones, desktops, notebooks and tablets to pay for Xbox Live and it’s […]

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac Preview Arrives

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With the arrival of preview apps for Office apps on Windows 10, Microsoft quelled fears that it was focusing too much on the experiences on other platforms and neglecting its own. Now the company is back, with new a new Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac Preview that once again proves it is all about delivering […]

Microsoft Band in Stock Ahead of the Apple Watch Launch

Microsoft-Band

The Microsoft Band is once again in stock. At least, that’s what some users are seeing after getting emails overnight inviting them to purchase Microsoft’s competitor to the upcoming Apple Watch. WinBeta is reporting that online shoppers who’d previously signed up online began receiving emails informing them that the $199 Microsoft Band is back in […]

Windows 10’s Biggest Feature is Xbox Live

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As rumors and Microsoft itself suggested, what it shared about it’s plans for Windows 10 and Xbox Live at the Windows 10 Media Briefing in January was just the beginning. Today, the company is talking more about its plans, including a new accessories for Windows 10 games and the ability for users to purchase a […]

AT&T Lumia 640 & T-Mobile Lumia 640 Release Revealed

The Lumia 640.

Two of the United States’ largest wireless carriers are confirming that they have plans to release at least one of the new Windows Phones that Microsoft Mobile announced this week. The AT&T Lumia 640 has been confirmed along with the T-Mobile Lumia 640. T-Mobile confirmed the T-Mobile Lumia 640 and MetroPCS Lumia 640 in a […]

Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL: 2 iPhone Rivals on a Budget

The Lumia 640.

Just as the rumors suggested, Microsoft isn’t showing any new flagship smartphones at this year’s Mobile World Congress event. Instead, the company is showcasing two new iPhone-alternatives, the Lumia 640 and the Lumia 640 XL. Both are for shoppers on a budget, and Microsoft is hoping that adding in a subscription for its world-class Office […]

How to Set a Background in Windows 8.1

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Microsoft’s Windows 8.1, isn’t well known for how easy it makes restoring PCs and tablets to factory settings or getting the latest apps and games from a safe place. Mostly, it’s known for the Start Screen and how it utterly alienated people who liked the Desktop. It’s the Desktop that allows users to resize apps […]

Nokia Wireless Charging Plate DT-903 Review

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It’s amazing that so much about wireless has changed. Displays have gotten bigger, with resolutions so good you might prefer to watch your favorite movies on your Windows Phone instead of your Xbox One. Data has gotten faster, even speakers have gotten clearer. One thing that hasn’t changed is charging. Depending on which device you […]

Microsoft OneDrive Review

How to Sync Your OneDrive Pictures & Documents to Windows 8  (4)

Talk of cloud services has reached an all-time high. Having spoon-fed smartphones and PC users new features that increasingly clog up their storage, the entire computing industry is shifting to a new way of getting users media. Forget downloading a movie, Microsoft and many more companies hope that you’ll want to stream them and not […]

Cheap Surface Pro 3 Upgrades Arrive

The Surface Pro 3

Microsoft is kicking off a new trade-in program designed to let users get their hands on a cheap Surface Pro 3, provided that they own a previous generation Surface. The company, which began selling the Surface Pro 3 last summer, revealed the trade-in program last week. It’s promising as much as $650 for users who […]

Cheap Xbox Live is the Best Deal in Gaming

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Microsoft Store, the retail arm of the company behind Windows, Windows Phone and Office, is making it even cheaper to sign up for its Xbox Live gaming service. The retailer is offering cheap Xbox Live and taking the paper cards that the codes usually come on out of the question It’s unclear when the Microsoft […]

How to Change the Background on a Windows Phone

The Lumia 830 already has Lumia Denim on-board.

Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system is probably unlike anything you’ve used first hand. Windows Phone has some flexibility in the same way that Google’s Android operating system does. That being said, it’s tightly designed with specific use cases in mind. It’s meant to be an easy operating system to pick up, but some of Microsoft’s […]

Decent Deal Makes the Lumia 830 An Even Better iPhone Rival

The Lumia 830 already has Lumia Denim on-board.

Microsoft Mobile hasn’t yet delivered a flagship Windows Phone completely capable of taking down the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on features alone. That isn’t stopping from AT&T from making the Lumia 830 more of an iPhone rival on price. As of today, a Lumia 830 with a two-year service contract costs just $69.99. […]

How to Take a Screenshot on the Xbox One

Here's why you shouldn't buy the Xbox One yet.

The Xbox One console you have in your living room isn’t the Xbox One Microsoft released back in 2013. Just like it did with the Xbox 360, Microsoft has added out new features for owners through software updates. Some would say it’s been even more aggressive, rolling out changes and tricks that users request monthly […]

Microsoft Band Update Sets Stage for Apple Watch Battle

Microsoft-Band

Significant Microsoft Band updates aren’t a thing shoppers are used to just yet, but Microsoft seems to be trying to remedy that ahead of the Apple Watch’s looking release. Today, the company revealed a new Microsoft Band update that packs a keyboard, a new bike mode and updated companion apps. Microsoft began rolling out the […]

Windows 10 Leaks Surface With Strange Controversy in Tow

Windows 10 10014 Recycle Bin leaked by WZOR.

Fresh leaks of Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system don’t reveal any new features. However, they are stirring up some unforeseen controversy and sharp criticism from longtime Windows users. Pictures of what could be Windows 10 build 10014 surfaced this past weekend on Twitter, a social network that allows users to post text, images and video somewhat anonymously. […]

Amazon Delivers Stunning Xbox One Savings

Save more than $50 on the Xbox One deals in November.

Another Xbox One price cut means big savings and this time more than just a few games are included. Amazon’s new bundle  includes things potential buyers might expect, like a free game, and at least two surprise items they wouldn’t. Starting today, anyone and everyone can pick up the new Amazon Xbox One Value Bundle. Make […]

How to Use iCloud with Microsoft Office Files

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Microsoft recently updated their Microsoft Office apps for iOS making it possible to now use iCloud Drive to sync Office files from a Mac or PC to an iPad or iPhone. We’ll show users how to take advantage of the new feature so they can work on their Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint files on a […]

How to Reset a Windows Phone

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system should be easy to use. The Start Screen, Microsoft’s version of the iPhone’s home screen, is filled with tiles that showcase relevant information so that users don’t actually have to dive in and out of their most used apps. Cortana, Windows Phone’s personal assistant, makes playing a specific song, opening an […]