Xbox Games with Gold March 2015

Here are the free games you’ll get on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in March

By on February 25, 2015 at 7:05 PM.

Here are the free games you’ll get on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in March

We’ve covered Microsoft’s Games with Gold every month since the program made its debut on the Xbox One last June. Some offerings have impressed us more than others, but I think it’s fair to say that the selection in March is the best yet. More →

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Siri Cortana Recording Conversations

Insider says Siri and Cortana have recorded every word you’ve ever said to them

By on February 25, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

Insider says Siri and Cortana have recorded every word you’ve ever said to them

We’ve written extensively about security concerns in recent weeks, but this might be the most shocking development yet. Reddit user FallenMyst posted on Tuesday that he had recently started a new job with a company called Walk N’Talk Technologies.

At his job, he is asked to listen back to seemingly random bits of audio and provides feedback on how they match with the text that the device outputs when translating the audio ‚ and you won’t believe where the audio comes from. More →

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Free Office 365 Download

Microsoft’s Office 365 now free for even more people… but there’s a catch

By on February 24, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

Microsoft’s Office 365 now free for even more people… but there’s a catch

Microsoft on Monday announced that its Office 365 productivity suite is available free of charge to even more users than before, as long as they fall within two specific categories of users. More →

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How To Remove Lenovo Adware Microsoft

Microsoft just nuked Lenovo’s adware so you hopefully don’t have to

By on February 20, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Microsoft just nuked Lenovo’s adware so you hopefully don’t have to

Lenovo has been justifiably catching a lot of grief this week for preloading dangerous adware called Superfish onto its computers that hijacks HTTPS traffic to inject ads onto encrypted websites. While there are plenty of ways to remove this obnoxious adware yourself, Neowin reports that Microsoft may have just done the job for you. More →

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Free Cloud Storage Offer

How to get 100GB of cloud storage right now for free

By on February 20, 2015 at 11:55 AM.

How to get 100GB of cloud storage right now for free

Cloud this… cloud that… everything is cloud these days. While there is no question that “cloud” has become a painfully annoying buzzword, there is also no question that the rise of cloud storage services and cloud computing have been absolute game-changers. There are obvious (and quite serious) security concerns anytime any of your data is stored on remote servers belonging to a third party, but there are also huge benefits that are nearly impossible to give up once you’ve embraced the cloud.

If you have yet to take the plunge — or even if you have and you want more storage space — a great new offer will get you 100GB of cloud storage for a full year, and it’s absolutely free. More →

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Xbox One March Update 2015

Xbox One March update finally brings a simple feature you’ve been waiting for

By on February 19, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

Xbox One March update finally brings a simple feature you’ve been waiting for

The new generation of consoles can stream high-definition gameplay straight to Twitch, download huge games while asleep, open up the possibility of gaming over the cloud… but one of them still can’t take screenshots. Ever since launch, Xbox One owners have had the ability to record gameplay footage on their consoles, but they haven’t been able to capture single frames.

That’s finally going to change next month. More →

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PS4 vs. Xbox One Sales

PS4 expected to continue crushing the Xbox One through 2019

By on February 19, 2015 at 11:25 AM.

PS4 expected to continue crushing the Xbox One through 2019

There are plenty of great reasons to buy an Xbox One. I still stand by my assessment at the end of 2014 in which I decided that the Xbox One has evolved into a better console than the PlayStation 4 in many regards, but unsurprisingly, the market isn’t showing a very strong reaction to my articles. More →

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Xbox One Ultimate Game Sale

Xbox One Ultimate Game Sale might be the best gaming deal of 2015

By on February 17, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

Xbox One Ultimate Game Sale might be the best gaming deal of 2015

Video games are expensive. Thankfully, Microsoft puts new games on sale every week through its Deals with Gold program, but this week, the Deals with Gold are just the tip of the iceberg. Beginning on Tuesday, Microsoft kicked off a promotion it’s calling the Ultimate Game Sale, featuring huge discounts on dozens of games for Xbox One and Xbox 360. More →

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PS4 vs. Xbox One

The Xbox One’s huge Christmas victory was sadly short lived

By on February 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

The Xbox One’s huge Christmas victory was sadly short lived

Microsoft’s herculean efforts over the holidays were enough to temporarily push the Xbox One to the top of the charts, but now that the dust has settled, the equilibrium seems to be shifting back in Sony’s direction. Following the release of The NPD Group’s latest report, SCEA informed the press that the PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in January. More →

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Microsoft Vs. Google Android Galaxy S6

Microsoft comes up with another sneaky way to drive a wedge between Google and Android

By on February 13, 2015 at 12:50 PM.

Microsoft comes up with another sneaky way to drive a wedge between Google and Android

Microsoft is smart enough to realize that Android has soundly beaten out Windows Phone in terms of smartphone market share. However, this doesn’t mean Microsoft is a powerless spectator the mobile world and the company has been absolutely brilliant recently in coming up with ways to loosen Google’s control on Android. More →

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Windows 10 for Phones Preview

Download the first Windows 10 for phones preview right now

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

Download the first Windows 10 for phones preview right now

After teasing its release earlier on Thursday, Microsoft has made the Windows 10 technical preview for phones available to download for all Windows Insiders. If you’ve been itching to see how Microsoft has adapted its latest operating system to mobile platforms, you’re probably going to want to check this one out. More →

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Microsoft Bright Future

How Microsoft will fight its way back to the top of the industry

By on February 10, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

How Microsoft will fight its way back to the top of the industry

Over the past several years, perhaps even longer, it’s been far easier to poke and prod at Microsoft’s mistakes than it has been to celebrate its successes. Those successes have seemingly been few and far between, but were mostly just overshadowed by the catastrophe that was Windows 8.

But it’s a new year, Microsoft has a new CEO and the path forward has suddenly taken shape. More →

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Free OneDrive and Google Drive

Here’s how to get 102GB of free cloud storage right away

By on February 10, 2015 at 2:20 PM.

Here’s how to get 102GB of free cloud storage right away

There are plenty of cloud offers out there worth checking out, considering that all the major players are using enticing offers to convince buyers to choose their servers for storing precious files. Now, two of the big names out there are currently willing to offer you some free cloud space amounting to a total of 102GB of storage, assuming you’re ready to act fast. More →

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