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 […]

How to Use a Song As an Alarm on the Nokia Lumia 520

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 devices weren’t just built for selling users content and neither was the Lumia 520. The Lumia 520, Nokia’s most affordable Windows Phone device ever, runs Windows Phone 8, and it’s because of this that users aren’t forced to only purchase music, ringtones or alerts from Microsoft. Instead, the Lumia 520 can […]

The Xbox One Is Faster Without Kinect

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Microsoft hasn’t made any significant changes with the processors and other internals included inside the $399 Xbox One that’s launching on June 9th, but it has confirmed that game developers will have slightly more power to create new games with starting this month. Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer announced that the software development kit rolling […]

Here’s When You Can Expect an iPhone 6 Rival Running Windows Phone

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Things have been mostly quiet on the Windows Phone front since Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8.1, but if a new report is accurate Microsoft could spice things up with a new flagship smartphone that could rival Apple’s iPhone 6 this fall. Alleged details about new devices being launched by Nokia Devices and Services – what’s […]

Official Xbox One Controller PC Drivers Now Available

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Starting today, PC gamers can plug in an Xbox One controller and use it as a joystick and controller pad replacement. Microsoft announced the Xbox One controller’s PC drives earlier today, making good on a promise it made just before the Xbox One’s launch. When Microsoft made that promise some PC users feared that Microsoft […]

What Apple TV? Microsoft Adds 45 New Apps to the Xbox Ecosystem

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Forget the Apple TV, today Microsoft announced that its partners will launch 45 new apps for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, growing its catalog of content partners by 25% and giving users new reasons for picking up its console. The company took to its Xbox Wire news blog to share information about the apps […]

Hard Drives Arrive in June Xbox One Update: What You Need to Know

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When the Xbox One launched last fall it had one major problem that it shared with Sony’s PS4 gaming console. With the Xbox One, Microsoft starting pushing digital video game downloads pretty hard. In addition to buying disc based games and installing them onto the Xbox One’s hard drive, users have the option to purchase […]

Microsoft Gives Users Hundreds of New Reasons to Pick Up the Xbox 360

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Two updates that allow Xbox One and Xbox 360 users to access entertainment applications without having an Xbox Live Gold subscription are now available. Microsoft, confirmed that it’d begun releasing the new software updates for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 earlier today in a post on Xbox Wire. Just last month Microsoft announced that […]

Microsoft Fights Off Google Dominance With Android’s Own Best Weapon

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Microsoft is taking some inspiration from its own Windows operating system and even Google’s Android to deliver a feature that’s been requested since the company first revealed Windows Phone back in 2010. This past week Microsoft released Files, an app that will allow users of devices running its Windows Phone 8.1 update to manage their […]

Office for Android Could Arrive Before Microsoft’s Own Users Get It

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One report now indicates that users with an Android tablet should expect a touch-centric version of Microsoft’s Office suite of productivity apps even before they debut on Microsoft’s own Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems. A report originating from All About Microsoft indicates that Microsoft has plans to release a version of Office for Android tablet […]

Apple Bumps Google in Favor of Bing for Spotlight Search

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At the 2014 World Wide Developer Conference keynote Apple delivered a lot of information. One key announcement focused the bright lights on new Spotlight search features that illuminated some interesting mystery. As is typical of these events Apple explains some things from the stage but also raises questions about features and functionality that are left […]

Microsoft Stuns with Forza Horizon 2 for the Xbox One & Xbox 360

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Microsoft will follow up last year’s release of Forza Motorsport 5 with a nwer version dedicated to winning over casual racing game fans. Shocking most industry insiders, users can expect to travel France competing against other users with tricked out cars in Forza Horizon 2 on both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 this fall. Though […]

The Start Menu is Still Coming to Windows 8, Just Not Soon Enough

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It turns out that Microsoft may not be working as quickly to return the Start Menu to Windows as had previously been assumed. New reports indicate that the Windows 8.1 users could be waiting for the interface to return for a very, very long time. How long? According to sources who spoke with AllAboutMicrosoft, users […]

3 Problems Only Xbox One and PS4 Users Have

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Its unclear what most Xbox One and PS4 users thought the next generation gaming would mean for the things they do every day. There’s the things that all now come standard with both consoles, like the ability to purchase the digital version of a game on release day, or being able to share video clips […]

How to Enjoy Your Xbox One On The Cheap

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For better or for worse, buying a new video game console gets expensive. Take Microsoft’s console for example. Today, the Xbox One is the most expensive video game console users can buy. A brand new Xbox One with a bundled Kinect costs users $499 before tax and, depending on if the Titanfall or Forza 5 […]

How to Use the Handwriting Keyboard in Windows 8.1

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Since Microsoft first added the ability for users to interact with Windows machines using their fingers and a stylus, the company has been on a mission to make the process of imputing text as easy as it can possibly be on the platform. In Windows 7 in slightly redesigned the touch keyboard. In Windows 8 […]

Microsoft’s iWatch Rival Will Work with the iPhone 5s

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When Microsoft launches its own device to compete with the much-rumored iWatch and devices running Google’s Android Wear project it’ll include a key advantage few other competitors in the space have at the moment. According to new reports, Microsoft’s smartwatch will be compatible with the iPhone and devices running Google’s Android platform. Alleged details of […]

Microsoft Shares Quantum Break Release Date Window and Videos

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All at once Microsoft is managing to boost excitement for its Xbox One console ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo and disappointing potential buyers. Today it announced that its coveted Quantum Break exclusive for the Xbox One will be stuffed to the brim with next-generation graphics and gameplay. It’s also officially confirming that Xbox One […]