Windows Phone 8.1 Now Available With a Catch

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Windows Phone 8.1, the biggest update Microsoft’s smartphone platform has arguably seen since its first release in 2010, is now available for everyone to download. Users begin reporting that their Windows Phone 8 devices were allowing them to upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1 earlier this morning. Microsoft announced that Windows Phone 8.1 was available to […]

Is It Worth Waiting for an Xbox One Price Cut?

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The Xbox One entertainment console is one of Microsoft’s most high-profile consumer products. No, it isn’t bigger than Windows, but it’s important for the console to be successful. At $499 it’s also very expensive, and it’s easy to see why. Of course, it’s a video game machine, but it can also become a jukebox using […]

How to Fix the Xbox One Loading Issue

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Microsoft’s Xbox One plays games, Blu-ray movies, music and live television. Unfortunately, when there’s no internet connection or it has trouble accessing Xbox Live (Microsoft’s multiplayer and entertainment service), there’s not much more the console can do. Over the last two weeks reports have surfaced that the software running on the Xbox One sometimes refuses […]

How to Check Your Battery Life in Windows 8

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In our constantly connected world, having a notebook or tablet that can make it through the day isn’t just an extra; it’s essential that users get as much time as they can to check their email or pass the time by playing their favorite videos. In Windows 8, Microsoft made some changes to bolster battery […]

How to Get the Windows 8.1 Update

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Microsoft is releasing another update to Windows 8, the operating system that it hopes will enable users to comfortably move between notebooks, tablets and desktop PCs. Dubbed Windows 8.1 Update, this free software download doesn’t just add a few new features for touch users. Instead, it aims to fix key issues Windows desktop and notebook […]

How to Sign Out of Windows 8

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There are plenty of new features in Windows 8, the operating system that’s now available on tablets, desktops, 2-in-1s and notebooks, and a few of them have frustrated users. It’s not these features that have made Windows 8 unusable for some. Instead, it’s the simple things that have been changed, like logging out, that bother […]

Buying a Windows Tablet: 3 Best Options & What You Need to Know

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There’s never been a better time to purchase a Windows tablet. Yes, I know how nutty that might sound. Apple’s iPad pushed Microsoft into rethinking how it approached the tablet space, and how it continues to build software for different form factors. The result is Windows 8, an operating system and range of tablets that […]

New Surface Mini To Use Note Taking in War with the iPad Mini?

The often rumored Microsoft Surface Mini tablet could use note taking as a weapon in its war with the iPad mini, Nexus 7 and other mid-range tablets with smaller displays. New rumors about what is being called the Surface Mini by most industry insiders surfaced today. Though admittedly, the details are a bit shaky – […]

5 Xbox One & PS4 Games We Need in 2014: GTA 5, BioShock & More

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Gamer’s can’t wait to play GTA 5 for Xbox One and PS4, and others yearn for BioShock Infinite on the PS4 but there’s nothing concrete yet. Sony is stepping up and bringing an incredibly popular game to the PS4, but there are many more PS3 and Xbox 360 games that need an upgrade to the […]

Laptop, Tablet or 2-in-1: Which to Buy?

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Laptops have become the default PC form factor. After surviving an onslaught of low-cost netbooks, the laptop today is in most cases just as powerful as a desktop computer, with users having the appreciating the benefit of packing up and heading off to the local café when they’re ready. Laptops aren’t just what most companies […]

Watch Windows in the Car, Microsoft’s Version of CarPlay

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Microsoft may have not finished battling Apple and Google for control over the smartphone market, but it’s already moving into another key area that’s expected to bolster the Apple’s dominance for years to come. Last week, it showed off a new concept for what it called Windows in the Car, a direct competitor to the […]

Windows 8.1 Update on the Surface 2: Review

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Microsoft has released the “Update” for Windows 8.1 and it is now available for all users running that version of the operating system. Much of the focus has been on the changes made for keyboard and mouse users who apparently have been staying away from Windows 8 and 8.1 in such numbers that Microsoft felt […]

Microsoft and Yahoo Want Their Own House of Cards

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The history of marketing and business models is full of those that follow the leader. No where is that more true than when it comes to TV and film content. Someone makes money with a hit and you can be sure there will be copycats and sequels ordered up. Apparently that same model is in […]

Blu-Ray and Controller Details Make the Next Xbox One Update Even Bigger

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Microsoft is adding three more coveted features and changes to the April Xbox One update coming to users including new controller firmware for reducing audio noise, better Blu-ray movie support and the ability for users to manually trigger an update from the console itself. Microsoft announced the surprising new features in a post to Xbox […]

Windows XP Dies Today: What To Do If It’s Still On Your Computer

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Today marks the official death of Windows XP, the operating system that Microsoft rode to success early last decade (and that caused a million headaches for users). Computers with XP on them won’t suddenly stop working today. Owners of Windows XP machines will still be able to check their email and download new programs. However […]

Xbox One Deals: Roundup & Comparison of Cheapest Xbox One Bundles

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It’s been roughly five months since Microsoft released the Xbox One, its now current-generation all-in-one entertainment console. At the time of its arrival, many users were concerned that the console’s cost was too high. They worried that gamers and average users wouldn’t see the benefit of paying $499 for an Xbox One, $60 a year […]

Final Day Countdown to the End of Windows XP Support

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Today may be the first day of the rest of your life, but for those still hanging on to Windows XP, it is the last day that Microsoft will continue supporting the aging operating system that has had more lives than an Internet full of cat GIFs. Beginning tomorrow, April 8, Microsoft will no longer […]

Xbox 360 Games Will Be Playable on the Xbox One

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Microsoft has confirmed that it has plans to introduce an emulator that’ll allow users to play their Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One. News of the upcoming emulator came during this past week’s BUILD development conference in San Francisco when a partner development lead, Frank Savage, responded to an audience member’s question about Microsoft’s plans […]

Microsoft Office for the iPad: Review

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For some, Microsoft Office for the iPad was viewed as the holy grail. For some it was endless waiting that rivaled anything Samuel Beckett ever wrote. For some the delays from Redmond made it irrelevant and they moved on to other options. There were even some who felt, for some reason, that without a version […]

5 Windows 8 Annoyances You Can Fix in 2 Minutes

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A lot has been said about Windows 8, Microsoft’s first attempt at meshing what users expect from modern operating systems running on today’s devices and what users loved about previous versions of Windows. Even Microsoft is now willing to admit that it may have gotten the exact formula wrong and is preparing to even bring […]