Acer V 17 Nitro Brings RealSense 3D to Gamers

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At CES 2015, Acer unveiled a new edition to its Nitro series of gaming laptops dubbed Acer V 17 Nitro. The company’s new laptop features a number of impressive specifications though the standout is a brand new RealSense 3D camera system from Intel, a feature that will help it separate from the crowd. With companies […]

Video Includes Brief Look at Windows 10 for Phones

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A video recorded this past October provides a brief, but crucial glimpse at changes that could be coming to Windows Phones like the Lumia 830 when Windows 10 arrives for smartphones sometime next year. To be clear, this isn’t a new video from a recent appearance. Instead, the video is a recording of Windows lead […]

7 Things to Do with Your New Windows Notebook

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That laptop you purchased this holiday may look similar to notebooks you’ve purchased in the past. It isn’t. The Windows notebooks we have to today are more agile, more media centric and more productivity driven. Some of the new features of notebooks are hardware focused. There are new hinges that allow buyers to flip the […]

Arcadia is Microsoft’s PlayStation Now Streaming Service 

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Microsoft’s Xbox One console and Windows operating systems don’t have a way for users to stream games directly to devices that wouldn’t normally be able to play them. Rest assured, that’s exact what they’re getting if reports of a PlayStation Now like streaming service codenamed Arcadia are indicative of Microsoft’s future plans. What we know about Arcadia comes from All About Microsoft, […]

How to Fix iPhone Not Found in iTunes

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You’re ready to backup your iPhone or sync new music, but when you plug the iPhone in the iPhone does not show up in iTunes. The iPhone not found in iTunes problem typically happens in Windows computers when there is a problem with the service that helps the iPhone talk to your computer and to iTunes. We’ll show you […]

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 […]

How to Watch the Apple Event Live on iPhone, Windows & Mac

Watch the Apple Event live on the iPhone, iPad or Mac.

You can watch the October Apple Event live on Windows, Mac, iPhone and iPad to see Apple announce new products that we expect will include the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1 as well as a Retina iMac. We’ll show you how to watch the Apple event live from […]

How to Download Windows 8

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system received a lot of attention when it first debuted. It changes so much that it is hard not to hear about it from someone you know, or see advertisements touting its boldest features on television. Over time all that talk hasn’t translated into a giant uptick in sales, however it […]

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to Computer

Learn how to transfer music from iPhone to computer using an easy tool for Mac or PC.

Learn how to transfer music from iPhone to computer using an affordable app that recovers music on your iPhone to a Mac or PC. If you need to download music from iPhone to computer to avoid losing your music library and playlists this guide will help you. The most common reasons to transfer music from […]

Turn Off the Start Screen & Get the Start Menu Back in Windows 8.1

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The original version of Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system did something no one ever thought Microsoft would do. With it Microsoft stripped away the Start Menu that’d dominated older versions of Windows and replaced it with the Start Screen, an updated Start Menu that takes over the entire screen and provides users with notifications from their […]

How to Multitask in Windows 8.1

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In Windows 8 Microsoft added new kinds of apps. Called Windows Store apps, these are the small pieces of software that Windows 8 users flock to when they want a touch friendly experience or to use any of Microsoft’s latest and greatest products. Those Windows Store apps aren’t like the other apps you might be […]

How to Play Games On Your Windows 8 PC With the Xbox One Controller

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Microsoft lavishes its Xbox One entertainment console with attention. It talks about gaming on the console so much that it’s pretty easy to forget that the company has a second huge gaming platform: Windows 8. Thankfully, what PC gaming today lacks in attention, Microsoft makes up for with small important features that it will hopefully plan […]

How to Run Windows Apps on Android

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Here’s how to run Windows apps on Android so that you have the best of both worlds at your fingertips: an Android device that’s powerful and mobile enough to be useful anywhere and the flexibility to get work done with the powerful apps that only Windows can offer. First, you’ll need your Android device powered […]

How to Run Windows Apps on iPad Using Parallels Access

Parallels Access lets iPad users control their Windows desktop apps.

Thanks to the huge collection of apps from Apple’s App Store an iPad can do most of what average computer users want to do. But sometimes there’s a special Windows PC program that does something not possible on an iPad. The newly updated Parallels Access lets users run specialized piece Windows software from an iPad, iPad mini or […]

How to copy iOS 8’s Continuity Using Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1

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When Microsoft announced and launched the original version of Windows Phone, industry insiders had no idea that the operating system would inspire changes across the entire company. It was Windows Phone that brought the flat colorful tiles and gradient-less interface to the masses. It was Windows Phone that first included effortless cloud syncing with SkyDrive. […]

Why the Windows 8 Windows Store Looks Different

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Users of devices running Windows 8, Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system for tablets, desktops and laptops, are going to find themselves waking up to a Windows Store that looks completely different over the next few weeks. Yesterday Microsoft announced that it was releasing what could charitably be described as a massive update to the […]

Move Your Music, Video & Pictures to an SD Card in Windows 8.1

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The music, videos and pictures that users store on their Windows 8 devices aren’t just pieces of digital content. They are tales of who those users are, documentation of their family’s existence and sometimes the only way to prove that they took a certain vacation or met a certain person. Essentially, those bits of data, […]

Why You’ll Want a Windows Phone 8.1 Device Over the iPhone 5s

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You’d be forgiven for thinking Microsoft had abandoned Windows Phone, its mobile operating system. Statements made by the company sounded as if it’d given up on topping the iPhone 5s. The company’s recent actions left Windows Phone 8 users, and potential Windows Phone 8 buyers, all asking the same questions. In a world where Microsoft’s […]

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 […]

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 […]