Cortana vs. Siri Commercial

Video: Cortana takes on Siri yet again in Microsoft’s new commercial

By on November 21, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Video: Cortana takes on Siri yet again in Microsoft’s new commercial

Microsoft might not be able to compete with Apple when it comes to smartphone sales, but that isn’t stopping the PC giant from repeatedly claiming that its personal assistant is superior to Siri. In the latest commercial from Microsoft, Cortana and Siri have yet another conversation.

This time around, Cortana is curious to find out how Siri has changed since moving over to the iPhone 6 Plus. As expected, Siri’s answers are less than satisfying.

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Game of Thrones Video Game Trailer

Telltale’s first Game of Thrones video game trailer will give you the chills

By on November 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Telltale’s first Game of Thrones video game trailer will give you the chills

Very few TV shows in the past decade have attracted as large and diverse of an audience as Game of Thrones, so it’s not surprising that video game developers would want to take advantage of the popularity of the brand. Sadly, not many have found success, but Telltale Games wants to turn that trend around. More →

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Sunset Overdrive Free On Xbox One

One of the best Xbox One exclusives of the year is free tomorrow – but there’s a catch

By on November 21, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

One of the best Xbox One exclusives of the year is free tomorrow – but there’s a catch

If you own an Xbox One and you haven’t picked up Sunset Overdrive yet, you’re missing out on one of the most fun games of 2014, but don’t run to GameStop quite yet. To celebrate the first year of Xbox One, Microsoft is giving away Sunset Overdrive this weekend. The catch? You’ll only have access to the game for 24 hours. More →

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Monoprice Black Friday Sale

Big Black Friday sale offers great prices on over 200 gadget accessories

By on November 21, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

Big Black Friday sale offers great prices on over 200 gadget accessories

If you plan on buying a new television or computer during one of the Black Friday sales events next weekend, we’d be remiss not to clue you in on a good spot to shop for accessories as well. Starting next week, online retailer Monoprice will put 215 products on sale, from microphones and headsets to routers and monitors. More →

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iOS 8 Security Flaw

Here’s why the iPhone ‘Masque Attack’ security flaw is so scary

By on November 21, 2014 at 12:47 PM.

Here’s why the iPhone ‘Masque Attack’ security flaw is so scary

Earlier this month, researchers at cybersecurity firm FireEye discovered a vulnerability in the iOS operating system which could allow hackers to replace legitimate apps with malicious copies, giving them access to any data the user entered into the hacked app. These “Masque Attacks” were enough of a threat to convince the U.S. government to release a statement warning iPhone users to avoid downloading apps from third-party sources until the issue could be resolved.

Apple was quick to issue its own response, downplaying the severity of the vulnerability, but further research by Trend Micro seems to indicate that the threat is even more serious that originally reported. More →

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New Apple Maps Data Partners

Apple is still hard at work making Apple Maps usable

By on November 20, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Apple is still hard at work making Apple Maps usable

Apple Maps still might not be the best mobile mapping service available for the iPhone, but Apple is doing everything in its power to give its users a reason to stick with the first-party app. The team at Apple Maps Marketing reports that it attempted to submit a client with a few hundred locations to the Apple Maps Connect service, but was rejected as Apple is only accepting submissions involving at least 1,000 locations. More →

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Xiaomi vs. Apple Samsung

This smartphone maker says it’ll be bigger than Apple and Samsung soon

By on November 20, 2014 at 4:55 PM.

This smartphone maker says it’ll be bigger than Apple and Samsung soon

The rivalry between Apple and Samsung receives more attention that any other battle in the smartphone world, but while the two heavy hitters were duking it out, a small Chinese phone maker swiftly ascended to the No. 3 spot in the industry. Xiaomi, founded in 2010, has surpassed some of the market’s biggest names, including Sony, LG and HTC.

According to Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, this is just the beginning. More →

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Best Black Friday Video Game Deals

These are the best Black Friday game console deals available

By on November 20, 2014 at 4:20 PM.

These are the best Black Friday game console deals available

If you’ve been waiting patiently all year for the right time to buy a new game console, now is your chance. BestBlackFriday.com has put together a list of all the best PS4, Xbox One and Wii U deals available during Thanksgiving and the Black Friday weekend, so be sure to read on if you want to save big this holiday season.

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Xbox One One Year Anniversary

Xbox One owners are getting these free gifts to celebrate the one year anniversary

By on November 20, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

Xbox One owners are getting these free gifts to celebrate the one year anniversary

This weekend, the Xbox One will celebrate its one year anniversary. In order to show its appreciation for nearly 10 million console sales since launch, Microsoft is offering a wide range of digital goodies to all of its early adopters.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Preview

New leak offers our first look at Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Galaxy Note 3

By on November 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

New leak offers our first look at Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Galaxy Note 3

It’s easy to see why Android 5.0 Lollipop is one of the most anticipated updates in the history of Google’s mobile operating system, but many Android users are having to wait their turn to download it to their own smartphones. To help ease the pain, SamMobile has been releasing exclusive video previews of the update on various smartphones.

This week, two of the highlights have included the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3, the second-newest generation of Samsung devices. More →

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Grand Theft Auto V PS4 vs. Xbox One

You won’t believe how different GTA V looks on PS4 compared to Xbox One

By on November 19, 2014 at 11:00 PM.

You won’t believe how different GTA V looks on PS4 compared to Xbox One

Half a dozen of the biggest games of the year are launching this week, but they’ll have to compete with one of the best-selling games of 2013. Grand Theft Auto V for PS4 and Xbox One hit store shelves on Tuesday, which means that gamers the world over want to know which version is worth spending their money on.

Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry is here to help.

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Xbox One Catching Up

This is how Microsoft thinks the Xbox One will finally catch up to the PS4

By on November 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

This is how Microsoft thinks the Xbox One will finally catch up to the PS4

With just over a month left in 2014, the Xbox One might finally be gaining ground on the PlayStation 4. For nine months straight, Sony dominated Microsoft in the console market, due to a combination of too many factors to list. But Microsoft never gave up. More →

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AT&T vs. Verizon Customer Loyalty

Which carrier has the most loyal customers, AT&T or Verizon?

By on November 19, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Which carrier has the most loyal customers, AT&T or Verizon?

Whether you like it or not, if you want reliable service for your cell phone, you’re going to have to subscribe to one of the major wireless carriers. We all have issues with our carriers from time to time, whether its the cost of data or the lack of customer service, but many of us stick around anyway.

So which carrier has been retaining the most customers in recent months? More →

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