Microsoft Music Deals 100 Free Album Downloads

Microsoft’s latest killer deal: 100 free album downloads for music fans

By on December 11, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

Microsoft’s latest killer deal: 100 free album downloads for music fans

In addition to its special 12 Days of Deals promotion on gadgets, and its special $149 Work & Play Bundle sale for various services including Office 365 Home, Skype Unlimited World + Wi-Fi, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Music Pass, Microsoft has one other promotion going on that music lovers will absolutely adore: 100 albums that they can download without paying a single cent.

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Microsoft Lumia 1030 Leaked Pictures

Leaked pics may reveal the high-end Windows Phone we’ve been waiting for all year

By on December 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Leaked pics may reveal the high-end Windows Phone we’ve been waiting for all year

What has Microsoft been doing with Windows Phone all year? It’s a question we’ve been asking ourselves again and again as we’ve watched the likes of Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola and even OnePlus release one great Android phone after another while the best Microsoft has come up with this year is a Windows Phone version of the HTC One (M8). More →

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Microsoft 12 Days of Deals Xbox One Bundle

Microsoft has an amazing Xbox One Assassin’s Creed bundle deal for you – 12 Days of Deals

By on December 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Microsoft has an amazing Xbox One Assassin’s Creed bundle deal for you – 12 Days of Deals

Microsoft is getting ready to offer you a special Xbox One console bundle part of its 12 Days of Deals promotion, after having sold an affordable Windows tablet and a cheap Windows Phone handset in the first two days of the promotion. More →

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Windows 10 Pricing Model

Microsoft is considering wild new ways to make money on Windows 10

By on December 9, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Microsoft is considering wild new ways to make money on Windows 10

Based on what we’ve seen from Windows 10 so far, Microsoft has been listening closely to its users ever since the ill-fated launch of Windows 8. The Start menu is back, the interface is cohesive and the operating system will run across each of Microsoft’s product categories, from computers to tablets to phones. But how much is it going to cost?

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Microsoft Windows and Office Illegal Activations

Microsoft ready to sue you for activating too many pirated Windows and Office products

By on December 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Microsoft ready to sue you for activating too many pirated Windows and Office products

Even though Microsoft doesn’t really take action against all the pirated Windows and Office versions in use out there, the company is ready to go to court when it detects certain usage patterns related to illegal Windows and Office activations. Torrent Freak reports that Microsoft has already filed a complaint against persons behind an AT&T subscription who have activated multiple pirated copies of Windows 7 and Office 10. More →

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Microsoft 12 Days of Deals Work & Play Bundle

This is the hottest Office 365, Skype Unlimited and Xbox Live Gold deal money can buy

By on December 8, 2014 at 4:05 PM.

This is the hottest Office 365, Skype Unlimited and Xbox Live Gold deal money can buy

Microsoft has already started its 12 Days of Deals Christmas promotion by offering users on Monday an unbelievably hot deal on a 7-inch Toshiba Windows Phone 8.1 tablet and there are more deals that will be unveiled in the following days. However, in addition to the special daily sales, Microsoft is also having a different kind of deal that’s going to be available to interested users throughout the 12 Days of Deals promotion and through January 4th: a $149 Work & Play Bundle subscription for several interesting Office, Skype and Xbox services. More →

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Cortana for Windows 10 Features

Video: Check out one of Windows 10’s best new features in action

By on December 8, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

Video: Check out one of Windows 10’s best new features in action

Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is coming next year to a variety of devices, including desktops and mobile devices, with users already having access to a developer’s preview of it. However, the highly anticipated desktop version of Cortana for Windows 10 is not yet included in the Windows Technical Preview, but that didn’t stop WinBeta from scoring some time with it on a Windows 10 machine. More →

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Microsoft 12 Days of Deals Toshiba Encore Mini

Microsoft kicks off ’12 Days of Deals’ promotion with an unbelievably cheap Windows tablet

By on December 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

Microsoft kicks off ’12 Days of Deals’ promotion with an unbelievably cheap Windows tablet

Microsoft on Monday kicked off its 12 Days of Deals online sale event, offering buyers the chance to score cheaper devices ahead of Christmas. On December 8th, starting with 8 a.m. EST, buyers will be able to purchase a significantly discounted Windows 8.1 tablet, the Toshiba Encore Mini. More →

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Best Xbox One Accessories

Here are 3 inexpensive Xbox One accessories you should check out right now

By on December 7, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

Here are 3 inexpensive Xbox One accessories you should check out right now

Buying a new console (or receiving one as a gift) was only half the battle. Now you have to kit it out with all the best accessories. Thankfully, we’ve already done the job for you. This week, we combed through the dozens of accessories for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in order to find the items you’ll need. More →

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PS4 vs Xbox One 2015

PS4 expected to continue outselling Xbox One all year in 2015

By on December 4, 2014 at 1:20 PM.

PS4 expected to continue outselling Xbox One all year in 2015

Barring a holiday miracle, the PlayStation 4 is poised to win 2014. Despite some missteps along the way, Sony been hard at work cementing its lead over the competition since the beginning of the year, and according to Digitimes, that trend will continue throughout 2015. More →

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Huawei Windows Phone Cancelled

One of Microsoft’s only mobile partners gives up, says nobody can make money with Windows Phone

By on December 3, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

One of Microsoft’s only mobile partners gives up, says nobody can make money with Windows Phone

Following the launch of the original iPhone in 2007 and Android in 2008, Microsoft found itself painfully behind the times with its mobile operating system, then called Windows Mobile. So the company went back to the drawing board and built a brand new platform from scratch, ditching its boring old interface in favor of a beautiful modern user interface that focused on zero-touch, real-time information courtesy of live tiles.

Windows Phone was and is beautiful, unique and as smooth as a mobile operating system can be. And with each passing day, it looks more like a failure. More →

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Xbox One Black Friday Sales

Xbox One wins Black Friday thanks to huge discounts and great bundles

By on December 1, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

Xbox One wins Black Friday thanks to huge discounts and great bundles

Microsoft knew that it would have to be aggressive this holiday season in order to give the Xbox One a fighting chance to take the top spot. Pulling no punches, Microsoft unbundled the Kinect, began indiscriminately slashing prices and released enough bundles to attract just about any gamer with even a passing interest in the new generation of consoles.

Now that one of the busiest shopping days of the year has come and gone, did Microsoft’s gamble pay off? More →

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