Apple and Other Techs To Notify Users of Government Data Collection

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Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook are changing policies to appear as if they are standing up to the authorities in the wake of revelations of NSA snooping set loose on the world by the Edward Snowden leaks. Each of those large companies, and other smaller players, have, or are about to, change their policies so […]

Microsoft Updates OneNote for iPhone and Mac

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Microsoft pushed through updates for OneNote for the iPhone and OneNote for the Mac today bringing features that the OneNote team says were the most requested by users. That’s a theme Microsoft has been using lately, most recently with updated versions of the Microsoft Office Apps for the iPad. The new features for both versions […]

The Best Windows Phones on Every Carrier [May 2014]

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Microsoft set the world on fire when it formally announced Windows Phone 8.1 about a month ago and rightfully so. The features and functionality that are included in that upcoming update are what the mobile operating system needed to be taken seriously as an iPhone competitor. Cortana, a new personal digital assistant that allows users […]

Microsoft Reverses Course Will Patch Windows XP for IE Security Flaw

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“You can count on us.” That’s how a new blog post from Microsoft concludes after discussing security updates to Internet Explorer in the wake of news of a major security vulnerability that affected all versions of the Microsoft browser from IE 6 to IE 11. That security flaw was made public last weekend and was […]

Move Your Music, Video & Pictures to an SD Card in Windows 8.1

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The music, videos and pictures that users store on their Windows 8 devices aren’t just pieces of digital content. They are tales of who those users are, documentation of their family’s existence and sometimes the only way to prove that they took a certain vacation or met a certain person. Essentially, those bits of data, […]

E3 2014: 3 Big Trends to Look For

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Soon the world will watch as Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo all battle for the attention of gamers. Make no mistake, the stakes for each company at the Electronic Entertainment Expo couldn’t possible be any higher. Microsoft goes into this year’s event in a much weaker position than it has in years past. Last year the company […]

Windows Phone Apps: Why Developers Can’t Ignore Us Anymore

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It used to be easy for smartphone buyers to ignore Windows Phone and the devices it came installed on. As recent as a year ago it seemed like Microsoft had thrown in the towel and ceded all the gains it’d made in the smartphone space since introducing Windows Phone back in 2010. Then Microsoft announced […]

Office for iPad Update Adds Printing and More

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Surprisingly, that didn’t take long. Microsoft released the long awaited Office for iPad Apps not much more than a month ago. Today it is out with an update for the iPad versions of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, that among other things, gives users the ability to print documents. If you have been following the story […]

Latest IE Security Flaw is a Dangerous One for all Versions

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Security flaws and vulnerabilities are more than a fact of life. It’s almost like road construction. In the same way you know you’re going to hit road construction somewhere on any trip, you sort of know you’re going to be dealing with some sort of security issue during your journey through the Internet. Inconvenient is […]

Halo Series Coming to Xbox Originals to Take on House of Cards

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Microsoft won’t stand by and watch as Xbox One and Xbox 360 users pour more and more time into watching the video content of others. Today the company announced Xbox Originals, a slate of Microsoft-produced programming that will only be available to users on the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and more. Microsoft formally announced Xbox […]

What is Office 365: 3 Things You Need to Know

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If there’s a single suite of apps that users need on nearly every device with screen and a keyboard, it’s Office, Microsoft’s suite of productivity applications. For two decades Microsoft Office has been how people around the world get work done. Companies and small businesses around the world don’t just use it. Many of their […]

How to Set Up a Windows 8.1 Tablet

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Tablets built for Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system are a strange beast. Essentially, they each have two separate identifies that allow users to get work done and enjoy their television shows, music and movies. This makes setting up a Windows 8 tablet a bit cumbersome. The first of those distinct personalities is its tablet persona. […]

3 Reasons Buying an Xbox 360 Instead of an Xbox One Is A Good Idea

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Microsoft’s new Xbox One  is meant to be the only entertainment console users need. For gamers there’s a new controller, upgraded graphics capabilities and a spacious hard drive to make playing your favorite titles that much more enjoyable than on the Xbox 360. For video lovers there’s the newly integrated television experience that’s available to […]

E3 2014: What to Expect at Gaming’s Biggest Event of the Year

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In the consumer electronics space there’s always some event happening, some industry-wide get together that puts content makers and content buyers all in one place. In the gaming, that yearly event is E3: the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Really, its name is a misnomer. Sure, companies use the event to share information about all sorts of […]

Microsoft Will Keep Making Nokia’s Android Smartphones

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It appears Microsoft Mobile, the company that consists of what most users throughout the world new as Nokia, will continue manufacturing devices that don’t run Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. More specifically, it appears as if the Nokia X family, a group of devices built on top of Google’s Android operating system, will continue to […]

Windows Phone 8.1 Review: It’s an iPhone Killer, Almost

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It’s been a long time since Microsoft found itself even close to competing for iPhone and Android users. Windows Phone, the mobile operating system that Microsoft sells to smartphone makers for inclusion in their devices, has always been interesting. Its Live Tiles, app icons with auto updating information and pared down user interface, arguably set […]

How to Use the Xbox One Without a Controller

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It used to be that the only reliable way of interacting with something plugged into your television set was to pay for cheaply made universal reotes that allowed you to punch in a specific code for your television set. That’s not the case with the Xbox One. When video game consoles arrived on the scene, […]

New Tablet and Keyboard Cover Accidentally Outs the Surface Mini

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Microsoft could be preparing to strike at the heart of Apple’s iPad empire just when the company can’t afford to show any more sings of flagging sales. At least, that’s if a web page detailing more information about Microsoft’s Surface Mini plans is accurate. Found by a ZDNet reader earlier today, an Amazon Store page […]