Nokia Android Phone 2017

The Nokia Android phones we always wanted are coming next year

December 1st at 4:12 PM

The Nokia Android phones we always wanted are coming next year

Better late than never, the saying goes. After almost a decade of waiting for Nokia to embrace Android, we may finally see it happen. The former undisputed leader of the phone business was overthrown in the iPhone and Android revolution. Nokia tried to stand out of the crowd by choosing Windows Phone over Android, and it ultimately died in Microsoft’s devastated arms.

But the Nokia name lives on, and former fans will probably be excited to hear that come 2017, the first high-end Nokia-branded phones will be made official. More →

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Microsoft Solitaire

Microsoft brings classic Solitaire and other games to iOS and Android

November 23rd at 10:02 PM

Microsoft brings classic Solitaire and other games to iOS and Android

Back in the day, well before you could waste hours online browsing around the web, Microsoft’s built-in Solitaire app on Windows was a game that was often in heavy rotation. If you remember those pre-Internet days fondly, or with absolute horror, you can relive it all with a new iOS and Android app from Microsoft that brings Solitaire and a number of other nostalgic-fueled games to your mobile device.

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microsoft vr headset

Here are the shockingly modest minimum specs for Windows 10 VR

November 22nd at 5:42 PM

Here are the shockingly modest minimum specs for Windows 10 VR

Virtual reality was the shiny new toy that all the early adopters were blowing huge wads of cash on, but then Microsoft came along and said that it was going to make VR affordable with headsets as cheap as $299. Now we know exactly what kind of a computer you need to be able to run Microsoft’s budget-friendly virtual reality hardware.  More →

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Xbox One Black Friday 2016

Microsoft is offering major discounts on Xbox One games and consoles for Black Friday

November 20th at 12:00 PM

Microsoft is offering major discounts on Xbox One games and consoles for Black Friday

Whether you plan on picking up an Xbox One for the first time this holiday season or simply want to stock up on games for the Xbox One already sitting in your living room, now is the time to check the Xbox Store for incredible Black Friday deals.

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Microsoft Surface Studio Review

Microsoft Surface Studio review roundup: Giving Apple a run for its money

November 17th at 3:22 PM

Microsoft Surface Studio review roundup: Giving Apple a run for its money

While the MacBook Pro with its clever Touch Bar has dominated headlines over the past few weeks, but the most intriguing computer announced this fall has to be Microsoft’s Surface Studio. Starting at an eye-popping $3,000, the Surface Studio is not for everyone, but with its stunning 28-inch adjustable display and included Surface Pen, it could fill a niche in the market that desperately needs filling.

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LinkedIn Russia Blocked

Russia has now officially blocked LinkedIn

November 17th at 7:35 AM

Russia has now officially blocked LinkedIn

As Microsoft works toward completing its $26 billion acquisition of popular business networking site LinkedIn, it looks like the company will inherit something of a problem overseas in the tumultuous Russian region. After recently threatening to block LinkedIn inside its country unless some major changes were made to the way LinkedIn stores personal data belonging to Russian users, the Russian government has now made good on its threat: LinkedIn is officially blocked in Russia. More →

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microsoft linux foundation

Microsoft joins the Linux foundation and blows everyone’s mind

November 16th at 11:03 PM

Microsoft joins the Linux foundation and blows everyone’s mind

Microsoft, the monolithic force in the land of software licensing and exclusivity, has joined the Linux Foundation. Yes, you read that correctly and no, this isn’t a joke.

At the company’s Connect conference today in New York, the house that Gates built revealed that it is joining the Linux Foundation as a platinum member. The non-profit organization has three tiers of membership, with platinum being the highest, followed by gold and silver. As a platinum member, Microsoft has committed to donating a minimum of $500,000 annually to the advancement and open source development of many different projects.  More →

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Microsoft Black Friday 2016

Microsoft Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals: Surface, Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs

November 14th at 10:03 PM

Microsoft Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals: Surface, Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs

With just ten days remaining until Thanksgiving, the tsunami of Black Friday ads has begun to descend. Best Buy, Target, Walmart and GameStop have already shared their deals, and on Monday, Microsoft threw its hat into the ring as well.

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Xbox One Holiday Update

Xbox One’s big holiday update: Clubs, LFG, group messaging and emojis

November 10th at 10:20 AM

Xbox One’s big holiday update: Clubs, LFG, group messaging and emojis

If you’re an Xbox One owner feeling a little jealous this week about the launch of the PS4 Pro, worry not — Microsoft has got something for you too. On Thursday, the company started rolling out its Xbox One Holiday Update to the public, bringing several long-awaited features and tweaks to the console.

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Ballmer iPhone Quote Explained

Steve Ballmer finally explains why he thought the iPhone would be a flop

November 4th at 9:01 PM

Steve Ballmer finally explains why he thought the iPhone would be a flop

Microsoft’s former CEO Steve Ballmer had a glorious reaction to the announcement of the iPhone, a product that completely changed the mobile landscape. The interview where he lashes out against that expensive iPhone comes up time and again, proving that Microsoft failed to realize the potential of the mobile business.

Since then, Microsoft tried to no avail to morph its Windows Mobile business into something that could compete against the iPhone and Android. The company failed miserably. Ballmer left the company as a result, but it’s only now that he’s ready to explain that famous iPhone prediction. More →

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MacBook Pro Alternative

The best MacBook Pro alternatives now that Apple ruined everything

November 3rd at 3:26 PM

The best MacBook Pro alternatives now that Apple ruined everything

The new MacBooks that Apple announced leave a lot to be desired for the supposed “Pro.” There’s no SD card slot, no discrete graphics, and a dongle-fuelled hell if you want to connect to an external screen.

But hard as this might be to believe, companies not named Apple do make computers, and some of them are even good. Here’s the best alternatives to this year’s MacBook Pro. All of them have real USB ports.

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Microsoft Black Friday 2016

Leak reveals all of Microsoft’s best Black Friday 2016 deals

November 3rd at 9:22 AM

Leak reveals all of Microsoft’s best Black Friday 2016 deals

If you’re buying a new Windows 10 laptop or desktop this Christmas, then you definitely have to check out Microsoft’s sale later this month. The company’s Black Friday 2016 ad has already leaked, and there are plenty of deals to consider, especially if you’re looking to buy Surface-branded hardware.

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Windows 10 Security Flaw

‘Russian-linked’ hackers are attacking Windows, and there’s nothing you can do

November 1st at 4:58 PM

‘Russian-linked’ hackers are attacking Windows, and there’s nothing you can do

Following a disclosure from Google about a flaw in Microsoft’s Windows operating system yesterday, Microsoft itself appears to have said that the bug is being “actively exploited” by a hacking group previously linked to the Russian government.

A patch won’t be coming for the flaw until November 8th, according to Reuters.

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