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 to build on over time. One such feature is Xbox One controller support. Very recently the company released new software that allows users to play games on their PC with the new Xbox One controller.
Here’s how to play games on your PC with the Xbox One controller, along with some titles that already support the [...]
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 on. You’ll also need access to the Google Play Store. The Google Play Store is the marketplace where Android devices download apps from.
Pick up your Android device and unlock it by putting in your passcode or entering your lock pattern.
Once inside, find the app drawer and navigate to the Play Store. On the HTC One M7 this is done by tapping the [...]
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 iPhone. The program stays on the Windows PC, which runs the Parallels Access client. The user controls the PC to run the special application while away from the computer.
Take a look at our other uses for Parallels Access including [...]
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. Windows Phone has had such an impact on Microsoft’s software and services that the team in charge of creating Windows Phone now oversees the team that manages Windows.
As of late, the synergy between Windows and Windows Phone has started to show some very unique results. Today, Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 users [...]
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 Windows Store experience. In a post on the Windows Experience Blog, Microsoft insists that these changes are being made based on the feedback provided to it by customers.
And to be clear, that feedback must have included a lot of complaints about how hard it was for users to find apps and access basic functionality inside the [...]
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, are user’s lives. That’s great, personal computers were always meant to be part digital notebook and part eternal scrapbook.
The problem is that unlike paper scrapbooks and physical CD collections, Windows 8 devices can get viruses, they can be dropped. More importantly, users can actually run out of space to store all of those memories.