August Xbox One Update Arrives

How to Check if Xbox Live Is Up on the Xbox One

Microsoft has been on a roll these last few weeks, announcing updates and features for members of the Xbox One Preview Program at a rapid pace. With all of that activity it’s was easy to forget that normal users, that is Xbox One owners who haven’t signed up for the program, hadn’t gotten an update […]

$199 HP Stream Notebook Reveals How Chromebooks Will Die

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For a long time we’ve known that Microsoft and its partners were planning to take the cheap segment of the notebooks market back with new low-cost Windows machines, but we didn’t know was how decent those notebooks would be. Leaks of the HP Stream, a $199 notebook coming later this year indicate that users can expect some […]

Why You Shouldn’t Buy the 4GB Xbox 360

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With Microsoft’s Xbox One console off to sort of a slow start, naturally more and more users are considering purchase the Xbox 360, Microsoft’s last-generation console. That makes sense, the Xbox 360 has a ton of games that users can play with a controller or an Xbox 360 Kinect sensor. There’s also tons of apps […]

Xbox One Bundles: Which to Buy

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In the space of six months Microsoft’s Xbox One console has went from being a device with a very limited amount of options to a powerhouse. Today, there’s so many Limited Edition and exclusive Xbox One bundles that it’s hard to keep up, much less know which one you should plan on purchasing this fall. […]

How To Stop Updates on Windows 8.1

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Updates have never been better than they are on Windows 8. For the most part, the operating system takes care of them itself, making sure that users always have the latest versions of Microsoft installed applications, and security updates whether they want them or not. The or not, is the problem there. Windows 8 removes most of the guess-work out […]

Could the Start Menu Come to Windows 8 in September?

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Users of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system who have been clawing for a return of the Start Menu and the removal of the Start Screen on their laptops and desktops may be in for a treat this coming September. That’s when new reports peg the first public release of Windows Threshold, or what most are […]

Xbox One Update Brings Streaming TV & More Today

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After just announcing a slew of new software upgrades at this week’s Gamescom 2014 trade show in Germany, Microsoft is already updating the consoles of users who joined its Xbox One Update Preview Program with new features and extras. Microsoft started deploying the new update to some Xbox One users late last night, and with […]

Quantum Break for the Xbox One Revealed 

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We’re just two days into Gamescom 2014, we’re already learning almost everything we ever needed to know about Quantum Break, the action game that Microsoft is hoping will boost sales of its Xbox One entertainment console when it arrives sometime in 2015. All this week, Microsoft and Remedy Studios have been discussing the final details of Quantum Break, just as […]

Microsoft To Announce New Lumia 830 Ahead of the iPhone 6?

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Even before Apple’s suspected iPhone 6 event Microsoft is letting users know that they’ll have options besides whatever Apple mobile phone makes its début on September 9th. Microsoft recently started sending out invitations for a reveal of what could be the Lumia 830 at IFA 2014 in just a few weeks. According to WP Central, Microsoft began sending out invites for a […]

Xbox One & PS4 Game Trade-Ins: What You Need to Know

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More and more games are being released for the Xbox One and PS4, which means more and more games that are getting traded in. There are numerous options that gamers can take advantage of when trading in their games, but here are some important factors that you should keep in mind the next time you’re […]

How to Watch Microsoft’s Gamescom 2014 Xbox Media Briefing

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No longer content with just making big announcements at each year’s E3 trade show, Microsoft is teasing a ton of exciting announcements coming during Gamescom 2014, the world’s largest video game conference and event. Here’s how you can watch Microsoft’s Gamescom 2014 Xbox Media Briefing live. According to a post on Microsoft’s Xbox Wire news […]

Deal Gives MacBook Air Users Up To $650 to Switch to Surface Pro 3

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Earlier this morning Microsoft debuted a new advertisement that compares its Surface Pro 3 2-in-1 to Apple’s MacBook Air laptop. In that ad, the Surface Pro 3 wins because of its powerful processor, touch screen and included pen input. Now it seems Microsoft is ready to drive that message home, offering owners of the MacBook […]

Microsoft Moves on to MacBook Air in Latest Dissing Ad

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For the longest time, Microsoft has focused on bashing the iPad with its numerous ad campaigns, but now it’s moving onto the MacBook Air in the company’s latest Surface Pro 3 ads. A total of three 30-second ads have been released that compare Apple’s MacBook Air with Microsoft’s latest Surface Pro 3 hybrid tablet/laptop, and […]

7 Xbox One Features & Upgrades We Need

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In some way or another, all the hard-core gamers and entertainment lovers who purchased Microsoft’s Xbox One console last year knew that they were buying an imperfect device. That’s usually what happens with consumer electronics these days; we now buy video game consoles with the expectation that the companies who made them will continue to […]

Will Microsoft Use Windows Phone to Kill the iPad?

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Microsoft’s mantra has been that Surface and Windows 8 RT are its iPad alternative, but new details about a recent software release are making things more interesting. According to details shared with hardware makers by Microsoft, the company’s Windows Phone 8.1 operating system could act as a much-needed operating system to device makers trying to create iPad alternatives. […]

How to Transfer Photos from the Lumia 635 to Your PC

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If you’re looking to move photos from the Lumia 635 than you’ve probably noticed one of the key things that Microsoft has done right with his mobile operating system and hardware. Windows Phone isn’t the step child of the wireless industry that it once was. Today, many of the devices Microsoft makes are just as […]

Xbox One Games Getting Permanent Price Drop

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A few Xbox One launch titles are receiving permanent price cuts down to $49.99 just less than a year after the next-generation console launched to the public. Microsoft announced this week that Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, Ryse and Kinect Sports Rivals have been permanently discounted from $59.99 to $49.99 — a roughly 16.5% discount that […]

Much Hated Feature Could Get the Axe in Windows 9

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If you’re one of the millions of users who hated that the Charms Bar that floats out from the right side of the screen on laptops and desktops running Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system this will come as good news. New rumors indicate that Microsoft has plans to ditch the Charms Bar in Windows Threshold or […]

New Add-On Brings Free TV to Xbox One

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It’s been a long time since Microsoft did anything to boost Xbox One’s reputation as an all-in-one entertainment system. Today the company shocked everyone by announcing the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner, a little add-on that’ll allow international Xbox One users to watch broadcast television. Microsoft detailed the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner in a post […]