Latest IE Security Flaw is a Dangerous One for all Versions

IE-10

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

Xbox One Problems - Turning Off Randomly

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

microsoft-office-13-600x360

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

Lenovo Miix 2 8 Windows 8 Tablet portrait

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

Xbox 360 Controller

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

Microsoft, announcing more details about the Xbox One at E3 2013.

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

Nokia

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

Windows Phones Have Features the iPhone 5s Just Doesn’t (3)

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

Xbox One Problems - Turning Off Randomly

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

Screenshot (193)

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 […]

The Start Menu Is Coming Back to Windows 8 in August

A picture of the upcoming Start Menu from The Verge.

A new report today has clarified the timing for the return of the Start Menu in Windows 8. Reportedly, users will be able to open apps and games within the new Start Menu Microsoft revealed at its BUILD 2014 event this coming August. The report on the new timing comes from The Verge, which also […]

3 Tips for A Better Windows 8 Tablet Experience

The Dell Venue 8 Pro

All at once, Microsoft is both new to tablets and one of the oldest tablet focused companies there are. In the early parts of the last decade, Microsoft focused a bit of effort on making the tablet, or what was then considered the tablet PC, a market it could effectively compete in. The company released […]

Windows 8.1 Update 2 and Windows 9: Why All Windows Users Should Be Excited

How to Back Up Files and Settings to OneDrive in Windows 8 (2)

Windows 8 users should expect another update this year to deliver even more features designed to make the operating system easy to use for those with a keyboard and mouse, just like what Microsoft delivered with Windows 8.1 and the more recent Windows 8.1 Update. At least that’s according to longtime Microsoft watcher Mary Jo […]

How to Add Music to Xbox Music on Your Windows 8.1 Device

How to Add Music to Your Windows 8.1 Device (17)

Microsoft went to great lengths to enhance the user experience when firing up a device loaded with Windows 8, its latest operating system. It created the new Start Screen so that users with a desktop, notebook or tablet could quickly create documents, check their email and open up a large assortment of apps for other […]

Microsoft To Make Its Own Phones Starting Friday: What You Need To Know

The Nokia Lumia 930

Microsoft will officially begin making its own smartphones this coming Friday when it completes its buyout of Nokia’s Devices and Services division, setting the stage for an epic three-way battle between it, Apple’s iPhone 5s and Google’s Nexus 5. Microsoft formally announced the closing date of its Nokia purchase this morning in a post on […]

Why You Want a Windows Tablet Over an iPad

Dell Venue 8 Pro 32GB windows 8 tablet

Today, most tablet buyers pick up an iPad. It’s easy to see why; Apple’s tablets have a lot of things going for them. The ease people can load their iTunes media. A wealth of different cases and other compatible accessories. Users should expect a decent experience from the iPad. But late as it may have […]

How to Get the Xbox Experience on Your iPhone and iPad

Tentacles on iPhone

You’d be mistaken for thinking that playing games on the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 were the only ways to earn Xbox Live Achievements and interface with your Xbox One and Xbox 360 console. That’s not by accident, Microsoft used to entice perspective buyers of its products with the promise that they could earn […]

5 Hidden Windows Phone 8.1 Features iPhone Users Would Kill For

IMAG0558

Microsoft’s formal announcement of Windows Phone 8.1 a couple of weeks ago seemed to go mostly unnoticed. Except for Windows Phone users the world over, who took note at just how revolutionary the free update would be for users with Windows Phone devices already. Yesterday that all changed. Traditional news outlets and online gadget taste […]

Why You’ll Want a Windows Phone 8.1 Device Over the iPhone 5s

IMAG0562

You’d be forgiven for thinking Microsoft had abandoned Windows Phone, its mobile operating system. Statements made by the company sounded as if it’d given up on topping the iPhone 5s. The company’s recent actions left Windows Phone 8 users, and potential Windows Phone 8 buyers, all asking the same questions. In a world where Microsoft’s […]