Microsoft’s iPhone 6 Rival Could Pack Powerful Surprise

Leaked photos of the Lumia 830

Neither Microsoft nor Apple have announced the specifications for their upcoming smartphones, but if new rumors about the Lumia 830 are accurate then Microsoft is planning on announcing a serious rival for the iPhone 6 – at least, where imaging is concerned. WP Dang, a Chinese Windows Phone website with a proven track record of […]

The PS4 vs Xbox One – What Matters Now

You'll get the best Madden 15 experience on PS4 or Xbox One.

It’s 2014 and we’ve finally made it through the launch period of the first new generation of gaming and entertainment systems in almost a decade. We’re only eight months into this console generation. You’d think that in the short time that has passed since launch there wouldn’t be a ton of difference in how the PS4 […]

10 Surface Pro 3 Tips & Tricks

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The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 gives owners a versatile 2-in-1 device that they can use as a large 12-inch tablet or a nice Windows 8.1 laptop. With the new Surface Docking Station, it even replaces a desktop system as well. For as little as $800 a buyer can enjoy the Surface Pro 3. But to really […]

How To Share Xbox One Games with Friends

How To Share Xbox One Games with Friends (1)

Originally, Microsoft’s Xbox One console would have allowed users to loan out parts of their library to friends and family. That original plan didn’t pan out, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a way for you to still share your Xbox One games with your friends and family. Sharing games with friends is a time-honored ritual. […]

Microsoft Said to Snatch Key iOS 8 Feature For Windows 9

How to Set Parental Controls in Windows 8 (9)

When Microsoft shows off Windows 9 at an event in late September its list of new features could include interactive Live Tiles and a centralized notification system – two things seemingly inspired by what Apple has done with iOS 8 and what it has done with its own Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. We don’t […]

5 Reasons the PS4 Is Better Than the Xbox One

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The Xbox One and PS4 have been out on the market for around nine and ten months, respectively, give or take a few weeks. In any case, it hasn’t even been a full year yet, and I’ve already given up on the Xbox One and traded it in for a PS4. I got the Xbox […]

Surface 2 Deal Delivers Best iPad Rival Yet

Surface 2 Price Cut

A recent Surface 2 deal revealed this past weekend is turning Microsoft’s tablet into an even more serious iPad Air and iPad mini competitor. Microsoft revealed a Surface 2 deal on its website earlier today and it appears to be as good as potential Surface 2 buyers could have hoped for. As of right now the deal has slashed $100 […]

3 Reasons to Still Buy an Xbox 360 in 2014

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Microsoft’s Xbox 360 video game console doesn’t really get much attention these days. It still works and new games arrive for the console weekly, but its profile just isn’t as high as it once was. Age has set in, and its successor, the Xbox One, has tons of features and extras that users want from […]

Lumia 635 Review

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For a long time, the only thing Microsoft needed to do was make a cheap phone to have its smartphone line be successful. Those were the days when a slew of Android devices struggled to beat it with a truckload of gimmicky features. The Lumia 635, on AT&T, is the antidote to the high-end smartphone […]

5 Windows 8 Apps to Download Immediately

How To Stop Updates on Windows 8   (1)

Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system comes on just about everything. From tablets to 2-in-1s to desktops, it tries to be everything to everyone. Sometimes this doesn’t work, but Windows 8 is at its finest when there are good apps available. Before getting to the 5 Windows 8 apps that everyone should have on their devices, its important to […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Docking Station Review: Can It Replace a Desktop?

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The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 makes a great laptop replacement and works well as a tablet. Now, thanks to the newly released Surface Pro 3 Docking Station, the third generation Microsoft 2-in-1 tablet/laptop can also serve as a desktop computer too. With a mouse, keyboard and monitor, Surface Pro 3 owners can finally enjoy what […]

Buying an Xbox 360: Bundles & Differences

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Let’s get one thing straight. The Xbox 360, Microsoft’s last-generation video game console is old. Forget old, in terms of video game consoles the Xbox 360 is practically ancient. The ironic thing is that it’s still a very capable, very powerful gaming machine and set-top box. That’s why users still want it, and why folks […]

New Images Reveal Lumia 830 iPhone 6 Rival in Full

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We’re not even two weeks away from Microsoft’s IFA 2014 Windows Phone event and already what the company has to show is getting leaked by the truckload. Last month, pictures of Microsoft’s Lumia 830 iPhone 6 rival appeared online, now a new collection of pictures taken by a Brazilian regulatory body are revealing almost everything users […]

Apple TV & Chromecast Rival From Microsoft Coming Soon?

How to Stream or Mirror Windows 8 to a TV (9)

Microsoft’s Xbox One entertainment console is already competing pretty hard against set-top boxes and streaming devices like the Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast dongle. If new filings unearthed this week are any indication, the Xbox One is about to get some back up in the form of a small circular puck that features Miracast streaming […]

How to Play A Game & Watch TV on the Xbox One

7 Xbox One Features & Upgrades We Need (5)

Before Microsoft changed its marketing message the Xbox One, its latest video game console, was going to be an all-in-one entertainment experience. Microsoft is no longer talking about many of the entertainment benefits associated with having an Xbox One, but that doesn’t mean that many of them aren’t still there like the ability to play […]

Madden 15 Problems Plague Early Release

The Madden 15 trial is not going smoothly as EA and Microsoft rush to fix Madden 15 problems.

EA Access and the early Madden 15 release are off to a rocky start as many users report Madden 15 problems including downloading and installing the Madden 15 trial. The most common thing users are seeing is a request to put the Madden 15 disc in the Xbox One to start playing, but this is […]

Start Menu and Windows 9 Coming September 30th 

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Microsoft will announce what will become Windows 9, including a new Start Menu and refreshed user interface, at an event on September 30th. That date comes from new reports originating from The Verge, which aligns with the release window shared by All About Microsoft the week before. Both outlets have a fairly decent track record of passing on accurate information about Microsoft’s plans for […]

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 […]