Microsoft Flow iPhone Messenger Email App

Microsoft’s brand new iPhone app might change how you use email and chat

By on May 20, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Microsoft’s brand new iPhone app might change how you use email and chat

Microsoft is still struggling in the smartphone business, where it’s a distant third player, well behind Google and Apple when it comes to market share. But the company is certainly doing a lot better when it comes to smartphone applications, as Microsoft has some very popular mobile apps available on both iPhone and Android. And the company is reportedly going to launch a new iPhone app soon called Flow that might change the way you email and text. More →

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Office for Android Phone

You can download the Office for Android phone preview right now

By on May 19, 2015 at 7:55 PM.

You can download the Office for Android phone preview right now

It is now all but impossible to own a device on which Microsoft Office is not available. On Tuesday, Microsoft released the Word, Excel and PowerPoint preview apps on Android phones, adding yet another platform to its increasingly expansive list. More →

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Xbox One Games

Exclusive interview: Xbox co-founder discusses the future of gaming

By on May 19, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

Exclusive interview: Xbox co-founder discusses the future of gaming

Ed Fries in recent days took a trip from Seattle down to New Mexico Tech, his college alma mater that had decided to bestow on him one of those distinguished career awards that tend to cap a long, eventful professional existence.

At one point, as a speaker read through the Microsoft veteran’s biography for the crowd, the audience broke out in cheers.

Even though Fries, one of the early developers of Microsoft offerings like Excel and Word, has worked on a variety of products over the years that many consumers still use every day, it was a one specific item from his time with Microsoft that got the crowd going. Fries is also a co-founder of the Xbox, a console that celebrates its 15th birthday next year and remains a cornerstone of the Microsoft empire. More →

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Windows 10 Pirate Genuine Price

Windows 10 for pirates: An ‘attractive’ upgrade offer is coming, but not a free upgrade

By on May 18, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Windows 10 for pirates: An ‘attractive’ upgrade offer is coming, but not a free upgrade

It took Microsoft a while, but the company has finally clarified its stance on the Windows 10 upgrade for pirated copies. Previously, the company said the upgrade will be still available as a free of charge download for PC owners that have installed pirated copies of Windows 7 or later, and then further elaborated on the matter by adding that these Windows 10 copies will still be labeled as not genuine. In a new blog post, the company said that Windows 10 won’t be free for pirates. More →

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Xbox One vs. PS4

Xbox One takes a surprising lead over the PS4 in April

By on May 15, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Xbox One takes a surprising lead over the PS4 in April

Ever since temporarily losing its grasp on the top spot over the holidays, the PlayStation 4 has been the console to beat in 2015. With a few huge exclusive releases early in the year, such as The Order: 1886Bloodborne and MLB 15: The Show, it looked like Sony was going to run away with the first half of 2015… which is why the NPD results from April are especially shocking. More →

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Microsoft Vs. Apple Vs. Google Hate

Let’s get real – there’s no reason to hate Microsoft anymore

By on May 15, 2015 at 3:45 PM.

Let’s get real – there’s no reason to hate Microsoft anymore

10 years ago, hating Microsoft wasn’t just fashionable — it was essential. The company had a monopoly on computing platforms and it had grown arrogant and somewhat lazy thanks to its dominance of the computing industry. However, the shift to mobile and the rise of iOS and Android as major computing platforms means that we now have more alternatives besides Windows-based PCs to meet our needs, which means anyone who still thinks of Microsoft as some kind of “evil empire” is way, way behind the times. More →

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Xbox E3 2015 Schedule

Xbox E3 2015 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

By on May 14, 2015 at 12:41 PM.

Xbox E3 2015 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

With just a month left until E3 2015 kicks off in Los Angeles, all of the major game companies have begun to announce their plans for the show. On Wednesday, we learned that Nintendo will be hosting its second consecutive Digital Event this year, and today Microsoft revealed that its Xbox E3 2015 Briefing will once again take place at the Galen Center on Monday, June 15th. More →

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Windows 10 Editions

Microsoft reveals Windows 10 will come in 7 different editions

By on May 13, 2015 at 8:40 PM.

Microsoft reveals Windows 10 will come in 7 different editions

Bit by bit, we’re learning everything there is to know about Microsoft’s next operating system. Just this week Microsoft’s Gabe Aul seemingly confirmed that every participant of the Windows Insider program, regardless of platform, will be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10.

On Wednesday, Microsoft went a step further and outlined each of the Windows 10 Editions that will launch this summer. More →

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Halo 5 Guardians Limited Collector's Edition

See the massive, expensive Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition

By on May 12, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

See the massive, expensive Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition

We’ve known since the day it was announced that Halo 5: Guardians would be receiving its own collector’s edition, but until now, we’d never seen exactly what the package would entail. That changed on Tuesday when GameStop Italy’s website leaked the contents of the Limited Collector’s Edition early. More →

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Xbox One May System Update

Latest Xbox One system update brings new voice message feature

By on May 12, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Latest Xbox One system update brings new voice message feature

Major Nelson announced on Monday that the latest Xbox One system update is now available to download. The May update, much like the last few updates, is relatively minor, but features one significant addition that Xbox One owners have been expecting for quite some time. This month, that addition is voice messages. More →

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Skype Translator Download Windows 10

Skype’s incredible real-time speech translation feature is now available to everyone

By on May 12, 2015 at 1:02 PM.

Skype’s incredible real-time speech translation feature is now available to everyone

Almost a year ago, Microsoft demoed one of the best features it could have ever invented for its video chat and messaging application at Re/code’s Code Conference, and the company is finally ready to make Skype Translator available to anyone interested in trying it. Last December, the company released a preview version of it, but only to users patient enough to sign up for access and wait to be allowed in. More →

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Windows 10 Upgrade Free Download

How to get Windows 10 for free even if you don’t qualify for a free upgrade

By on May 11, 2015 at 12:36 PM.

How to get Windows 10 for free even if you don’t qualify for a free upgrade

Microsoft is going to launch Windows 10 at some point this summer, and the operating system will be available free of charge to users who are already running either Windows 7 or Windows 8 on their computers. Everyone else will likely have to pay for it by either purchasing a computer that runs Windows 10 out of the box, or by buying a license, though Microsoft hasn’t shared pricing details for the new OS yet.

However, even users who don’t qualify for the free upgrade will be able to score a free Windows 10 download this summer. More →

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Microsoft Surface Hub Release Date

Microsoft’s biggest Surfaces yet will come in crazy 55-inch and 84-inch sizes

By on May 11, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Microsoft’s biggest Surfaces yet will come in crazy 55-inch and 84-inch sizes

Microsoft this year will launch its biggest Surface devices yet, offering users access to TV-sized Windows gadgets, a new report reveals. Obviously, these aren’t your regular Surface-branded tablet/laptop combo. Instead, we’re looking at the Surface Hub Windows-based TV-like gadgets the company demoed at previous press events. More →

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