Xbox One Fantasy Football Upgrades Prepare for Kickoff

The NFL has an exclusive app experience coming to the Xbox One.

With training camps opening around the country and the new football season set to kickoff later this summer, Microsoft is making its Xbox One console a destination for football lovers with an updated NFL Xbox One app and more. Microsoft discussed the landmark changes coming to the NFL on Xbox One app this past weekend […]

How To Rent Movies on Windows 8.1

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Windows 8.1 wasn’t just a reimagining of what an operating system could be. It also included a ton of apps that make doing everyday tasks a lot easier. One such task is renting videos and it’s integrated into Windows through the new Xbox Video app. Here’s how to rent movies on Windows 8.1. To be […]

I’m Trading My Xbox One for a PS4, and Here’s Why

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The Xbox One and PS4 have been out on the market for around eight and nine months, respectively. However, it hasn’t even been a full year yet, and I’m already thinking about switching sides. I got the Xbox One on launch day, ready to experience what next-generation gaming is all about. I bought Madden 25 […]

How To Change Channels on The Xbox One

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With the Xbox One, Microsoft is pioneering a different type of console. No longer satisfied with just providing streaming video, Microsoft engineered the Xbox One so it could be everything to just about everyone. Gamers can use it to play their favorite upcoming titles in high-definition, and music lovers can use it to stream songs […]

Cheaper Surface Pro 3 Arrives

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Microsoft shocked the world when it unveiled its Surface Pro 3 convertible earlier this year with its thinness, powerful processor and good looks. Its launch price tag also shocked the world, costing $999 for anyone wanting to pick up the 2-in-1 computer. Now the company is finally selling the other variants of the Surface Pro […]

New Windows Phone 8.1 Update Finally Adds Essential Feature From Android

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Microsoft has been on a tear lately, finally adding features that make smartphones running its Windows Phone operating system just as customizable as their Android counterparts. With the Windows Phone 8.1 update Microsoft is adding even more, including a new folders option that’ll finally let users group together different sets of live tiles, just like […]

EA Access Gets Xbox One Gamers Madden NFL 25 & More for $4.99 A Month

The new Madden release is set for August 26th, and a demo could come two weeks before that.

Today, if you want any of the titles Electronic Arts develops for consoles like the Xbox One, you need to purchase the game new at around $60, wait for it to drop in price when the next edition arrives, or possibly buy it used. Today, Electronic Arts revealed EA Access, a new subscription service designed […]

Windows Phone FitBit is Here

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Smartphone buyers looking to stay healthy with the help of fitness bands and activity trackers finally have a new platform to choose from. Today, Windows Phone FitBit became the first fitness tracker app to be available on Microsoft’s Android and iPhone alternative. The Verge revealed that Windows Phone FitBit had arrived in a post earlier […]

Surface 3 Rumors Heat Up

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Microsoft didn’t revamp much of its tablet line when it announced the Surface Pro 3 earlier this summer. New rumors indicate the company is planning to rectify that with what could be simply called the Surface 3, a refreshed version of the Windows tablet that is battling Apple’s iPhone for supremacy. Digitimes, a long time […]

5 Xbox One Games to Buy in 2014

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It’s been a strange first year for Microsoft’s Xbox One all-in-one entertainment system, but relief is coming this fall. After dropping the all-in-one tagline early on, the Xbox One has settled into a strange position. There are new games coming to the system every other week it seems, but most of them are developed by […]

Like Entertainment? Don’t Buy an Xbox One Right Now

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Now is not the time to be a consumer device from Microsoft. More specifically, it’s really rotten time to purchase an Xbox One. Don’t misunderstand, hardly anything about the all-in-one entertainment console has changed. You can still watch television shows. There are a handful of very high-profile games coming to the console later this year […]

The Best iPhone Alternatives Running Windows Phone

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In the United States these days, devices running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 operating system don’t get much credit as iPhone alternatives. That’s a shame, because some of them really are capable of replacing either Apple’s iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c smartphones. In the past year Microsoft has finally began to catch up to Apple’s mobile […]

New Video Shows Huge Amount of Customization Coming in Sunset Overdrive

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For Xbox fans, games aren’t going to get more exciting than Sunset Overdrive this fall. When it launches in October, it’ll be one of the few Xbox One games that aren’t available anywhere else. That’s why it’s great that its developer has worked so hard to include cool features gamers will appreciate. Take character customization for […]

Mysteries & Enemies Pile Up in Explosive First Halo: Nightfall Trailer

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After months of speculation and teasing purchasers of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, late yesterday Microsoft finally revealed more information and a special trailer for Halo: Nightfall. That’s the new digital series that’ll debut this November. The trailer for Halo: Nightfall pretty much reveals everything long-time Halo fans will need to know about the series. In […]

Windows Phone 8.1 Update Arrives to Make Every Lumia 1520 Feel Brand New

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Just moments ago AT&T announced that it’d began deploying Windows Phone 8.1, the update that includes the Cortana personal assistant and a ton of other features, to users of the Nokia Lumia 1520. In short, every Lumia 1520 is about to become the ultimate alternative to Android smartphones and Apple’s ever-popular iPhone. As of right […]

Microsoft Offers iPhone 5c Alternative in the Lumia 530

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Microsoft hasn’t said anything about releasing a new Windows Phone to compete with Apple’s iPhone 5s, but the company is clearly gearing up to take down the low-end iPhone 5C and cheap Android devices like the Moto G. Today, the company announced the Lumia 530, an iPhone 5c alternative with an astonishingly low price tag. […]

Microsoft Reveals New Winning Xbox One Ad

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The Xbox One has failed to sell more than Sony’s PS4 for months. In June Microsoft decided it would start pushing games and selling the Xbox One at $399 to stabilize its sales base. As a new ad reveals, the company is now hoping to recapture a bit of its lost swagger by galvanizing its […]

Windows 8 2-in-1s: 5 Essential Tips

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system delivered more than the new Start Screen. It also enabled more than a few new device types. Today laptops come equipped with large touchscreens that can be used in the same way a tablet’s screen can. Sitting beside them are tablets with attachable keyboards and Windows 8 desktops that allow […]

How to use Your iPhone to Change Channels on Your Xbox One

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The Xbox One is more than just a competent video game console. The original vision that Microsoft shared with watchers of its Xbox Revealed event put music and video entertainment on the same level as gaming. Mostly, all of this relies on the Xbox One’s Kinect 2 sensor and the HDMI pass-through port built into […]

Xbox Live Getting Facebook-like Facelift in New Xbox One Update

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When it announced the Xbox One last year, Microsoft made it clear that it planned to make significant changes to Xbox Live. As a new video reveals, many of those changes, which are coming in the Xbox One Update, will be familiar to anyone who has used Facebook in the last few years. As details […]