5 Windows 8 Apps Worth Using on a Desktop or Notebook Start Screen

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Regardless of whether I agree with it or not, the Start Screen in Windows 8 has earned a very bad reputation. Of course, that’s always the case, isn’t it? Longtime users of a single product not only don’t want change, they don’t want their favorite products to evolve. It doesn’t help that the Windows 8 […]

How to Set Parental Controls in Windows 8

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It used to be that locking down your family computer from inappropriate material or users sitting in front of their PC way too long was a chore. In Windows 8, the operating system itself is able to monitor underage users. Windows 8 is able to manage these tasks because of a featured called Family Safety. […]

How to Share Xbox One Game Clips to YouTube

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Bragging has always been a core part of playing video games. There’s nothing better than sharing your exploits with other users and comparing each other’s skills. Thankfully, Microsoft took that mentality into account when it designed the Xbox One, its all-in-one entertainment console. Here’s how to record game clips on the Xbox One and share […]

5 Features Microsoft Stole to Make Windows Phone 8.1 Better For You

5 Features Microsoft Stole to Make Windows Phone 8.1 Better For You

By now, you may have heard that Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 operating system could be the first new software to actually give the iOS operating system that powers the iPhone 5s a run for its money. In fact, it’s entirely possible that Microsoft may even pick up smartphone users from even Google’s Android operating system. […]

How to Fix the Camera Bug in Windows 8.1

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Talking with friends and family face-to-face has never been easier. Solutions for cheap video chatting are all around. Microsoft includes Skype in Windows 8 and those who prefer not to use Skype usually prefer Google’s relatively new Hangouts service. Both are incredibly easy to use, but those running Windows 8 and the free Windows 8.1 […]

Xbox One Sales Show Why It Might Have Been Better Without Kinect

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There were no shortage of people blasting Microsoft for bundling a Kinect Sensor with its $499 Xbox One gaming console. Those supporting the Kinect sensor’s argued that Xbox One buyers could expect an easier experience and that there would be a lot of Kinect enabled games for users to play since everyone would have one […]

Businesses Get More Time to Update Windows 8.1 Consumers Not So Much

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We’ve been talking quite a bit about the Windows 8.1 Update that was released last week by Microsoft. By most accounts it has been received as successful by consumers. The Windows 8.1 Update was designed to make life easier for mouse and keyboard users by bringing back familiar features from Windows 7. One of the […]

Universal Apps Trickle into the Windows Store to Save You Money

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Microsoft only announced that it’d be introducing Universal Windows Apps at its BUILD 2014 conference earlier this month, but already users are starting to see them flow into the Windows and Windows Phone Store. Updated listings for Halo: Spartan Assault and Skulls of the Shogun appeared overnight, with both of their pages now indicating that […]

3 Xbox One & PS4 Games To Spend Your Tax Return On

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For Xbox One and PS4 owners who reside in the United States, the next few weeks are going to be something akin to Christmas Day. With tax season done, millions of Americans are poised to have a bit more spending money than they’re used to. Many will pay off critical bills or put that money […]

YouTube Clip Sharing Is Now Available on the Xbox One

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The Kinect voice fixes and updates that Microsoft detailed last week as part of the April Xbox One Update are now slowly rolling out to worldwide. Technically, Microsoft began rolling out the update to Xbox One users overnight. Besides improvements made to the way the included Kinect 2 sensor interprets hands and motions, the update […]

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 […]