Should You Buy a Windows Phone over an iPhone in 2014?

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There are just three full weeks left in 2014 and they are some of the most important ever. It’s these three weeks that’ll define the winners and losers going into big industry events next year. How well the iPhone and devices running Google’s Android operating system perform will determine what features get marketing priority in […]

Microsoft Reveals 12 Days of Deals, Unwraps $79 Tablet

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Microsoft Store, the retail arm of the company with the same name, offered some great deals on tablets and PC extras during Black Friday. Now it’s trying to outdo them with the 12 Days of Deals, a return of a promotion it held last year. The first of these deals is a $79 Toshiba Encore […]

How to Watch Your Videos On the Xbox One

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When it launched last year, Microsoft’s Xbox One console probably wasn’t the all-in-one entertainment system many were hoping for. Having to make big changes to it based on feedback last year appeared to have held up crucial features that the Xbox One needed. You couldn’t watch your videos on the Xbox One. Microsoft kicked off […]

HTC One M8 for Windows Gets Big Price Cut

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The T-Mobile HTC One M8 for Windows hasn’t been on store shelves for very long, but that isn’t stopping the United States’ fourth-largest wireless carrier from slashing its price by a pretty large amount. At least for a while, users have been able to pick up the HTC One M8 for Windows at T-Mobile for […]

Epic Hour-Long Halo 5: The Guardians Beta Video Arrives

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The Halo 5: Guardians beta hasn’t yet arrived, but that doesn’t mean users have to wait until it launches to see every nook and cranny of its maps or study its play mechanics. An attendee of last month’s Halo Fest has posted an epic ton of Halo 5: Guardians beta footage. Ready Up Live posted […]

First Leak of Key Windows 10 Feature Surfaces

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Microsoft has hinted at it for months, but only recently are we getting our first look at a key feature that Microsoft plans to integrate into its forthcoming Windows 10 operating system. A single photo from a new version of Windows 10 includes Cortana, the Siri-like personal assistant that Microsoft hopes will give Siri on […]

Big Cyber Monday Deal Has Xbox One & More for Less

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A reseller on auction and clearance site eBay has an Xbox One Cyber Monday deal that’s definitely going to be too crazy to pass up for some. Included is an Xbox One bundle and two key free extras that make this the best Xbox One deal ever. Reseller NewEgg is using eBay for the best Xbox […]

How to Setup Your Windows 8.1 Notebook, Tablet or Desktop

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Even now, the Windows 8 operating system that Microsoft sells to hardware makers to put on their notebooks, desktops and tablets is recovering. With Windows 7, Microsoft had a well-received, well-loved offering on its hands. Windows 8 wasn’t as well received and even today, even knowing that a PC comes with Windows 8.1 installed is […]

Windows 10 Consumer Preview to Have Key Features in 2015

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The Window 10 Consumer Preview could include many of the key features Microsoft’s forthcoming operating system needs to compete with iOS, Android and Mac OS alike. Citing leaks of early Windows 10 Consumer Preview builds, Chinese website IT Home is claiming that the Windows 10 Consumer Preview will include everything from Internet Explorer 12 to […]

Xbox Music Black Friday 2014 Deal Brings 100 Free Albums

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Users of Microsoft’s Xbox Music subscription service and online music store are getting the ultimate Black Friday 2014 deal. As part of its holiday promotions, Microsoft is giving Xbox Music users 100 free albums and deep discounts on other albums too. Microsoft itself has yet to announce the music. Instead, news of them comes by […]

Surface Pro 3 Buying Guide: What You Need to Know

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It’s impossible to predict how successfully anything is going to be with real users. There were plenty of industry insiders lining up to predict the doom of Apple’s MacBook Air. Because of its size, insane battery life and great design the MacBook Air quickly became one of the best machines users could buy. Today, Microsoft’s […]

Xbox One vs PS4 Buyer’s Guide (2014)

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The biggest question in gaming is still “Xbox One vs PS4, which one is better?” We’ll try to answer that question by talking about seven key areas where shoppers need to compare the two consoles and Xbox One and PS4 deals that you can count on through the rest of 2014. Both of these consoles are just […]

PS Network, Microsoft Logins Leaked Says DerpTrolling

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It looks like owners of living room gaming consoles like the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4 should change their passwords immediately. According to a report from CNet security on both services may have been compromised recently. DerpTrolling, which is a hacker group that’s claimed responsibility for other nefarious acts in the past claims […]

Key Windows 10 Feature Could Beat Back Apple

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Microsoft’s Windows operating system and devices running it aren’t exactly convincing users to choose them over Apple’s iPad and iOS operating system just yet. However, a newly announced feature for Windows 10 gives us our first glimpse into the changes Microsoft hopes will lure businesses away from Apple. If it can do that, regular users […]

Sunset Overdrive Free on Xbox One This Saturday

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Microsoft says it’ll let each and every Xbox One owner download and play Insomniac Games’ Sunset Overdrive absolutely free for one day only. Microsoft announced free downloads of Sunset Overdrive on its MajorNelson blog today. From midnight Saturday, November 22nd until Midnight Sunday, November 23rd, all Xbox one owners will be able to play the […]

How to Update Windows 8

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Most users think that Microsoft’s Windows operating system is just a thing that comes on their computers. They never consider coming software changes needed to keep their Windows 8 laptop, desktop or tablet running. It never occurs to them that the built in software that protects their devices from viruses, spyware and all sorts of […]

Fix for Halo: The Master Chief Collection Problems Tonight

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There’s some welcome relief for gamers effected by the Halo: The Master Chief Collection problems that surfaced last week after the game’s launch. According to 343 Industries, the game’s developer, a fix for Halo: The Master Chief Collection problems is coming today. 343 Industries made the announcement on its Halo Waypoint community website and blog […]

Microsoft Black Friday 2014 Deals Bring Cheap Surface 3

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Not to be out done by retailers and their own partners, the Microsoft Store has finally unveiled their own Black Friday 2014 deals. None are particularly earth shattering, but deals on Xbox One accessories and cheaper laptops and tablets should have buyers excited. As detailed in its first post about Black Friday 2014 Deals last […]

HBO Go Arrives on the Xbox One

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Microsoft spent the better of the Xbox One’s first year on store shelves improving on the console’s software and throwing in new software features voted on by its community. Its final software act of the season doesn’t involve new gaming features or key upgrades to how the system works though. HBO Go has finally arrived […]

iWatch Rival Microsoft Band Stock Returns, Sells Out

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It was only yesterday that anyone could visit the online store for Microsoft’s retail website and purchase all three sizes of its Microsoft Band, fitness wearable. All too soon though, Microsoft’s iWatch rival is a completely sold out. Yesterday, Microsoft Store shoppers could order the $199 smartphone companion and fitness tracker and get it before […]