Microsoft’s Black Friday offer includes discounts on several devices and also a special sale on digital products available from its content store. For a limited period – which, thankfully, extends well beyond Black Friday – Microsoft will heavily discount “the latest Hollywood movies, blockbuster music, must-have apps, and addictive games.” More →
Microsoft released its most significant update yet for Windows 10 update in November, but the software release isn’t bug-free. In fact, it seems that Microsoft pulled the November build due to various bugs, with one of them being particularly annoying: Windows 10 can apparently delete apps without asking the user. More →
One week before Black Friday 2015, Microsoft has officially started a “countdown to deals” on its website. It’s not an especially extensive selection, but if you’re looking for a new monitor, new headphones, a Surface tablet or an extra Xbox One controller, you’re going to want to keep reading. More →
There are plenty of issues with Windows 10, from privacy concerns to incompatible software, but nothing has been quite as galling to me as the addition of full-blown ads in the Start menu. There isn’t anyone on the planet that wants to see invasive ads on their desktop before they even opening an Internet browser.
Thankfully, they’re ridiculously easy to deactivate.
Want to know the future of technology? Try taking a look at the most recent commercial failure from Microsoft and you might get a clue. Business Insider has put together a piece about 11 Microsoft products that flopped commercially but were surprisingly innovative and ahead of their time. The issue here isn’t, as some pundits have claimed, that Microsoft isn’t innovative. The problem is that many of these products have often been marred by poor execution, poor marketing, or some combination thereof. That said, many of them were nonetheless innovative and should be appreciated on their own terms, even if they didn’t lead to blockbuster sales for Microsoft. More →
Although there are a few stragglers remaining before 2015 comes to a close, most of the year’s biggest game releases have already launched. And it’s been a great year for gaming by and large, with many of our favorite franchises returning and a few original IPs taking the industry by storm, but now it’s time to look forward to year three of the new generation. More →
Just as expected, Microsoft evening on Thursday released its first major update for Windows 10, bringing over several new features, But not all of them are immediately evident to the user. Among these hidden Windows 10 features, there’s a useful Find my device functionality, Cortana support for answering text messages (with a twist), Microsoft Edge sync support and even more. More →
Siri, it’s time we had a talk.
It’s not that iPhone users don’t appreciate you, it’s just that you’re rarely more convenient than simply typing something into Google. I can’t even remember the last time I used you, but don’t worry, I’m not getting rid of you — I just think it’s time I explore my options. So I’m giving Cortana a try. More →
Microsoft just started selling the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 in stores. Both laptop/tablet 2-in-1s have generated plenty of interest but that doesn’t mean either device is perfect. In fact, there are at least a couple of issues affecting early buyers, including screen flickering and battery draining. More →