Microsoft Vs. Google Android

Microsoft may have found the perfect way to cap Google at the knees

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Microsoft may have found the perfect way to cap Google at the knees

Google’s Android platform has basically become to smartphones what Windows has long been for desktop computers and laptops — that is, it’s the dominant player in terms of raw market share. Microsoft is obviously not happy that it missed the boat on the smartphone revolution but it may have come up with an ingenious way to undermine Google’s control over Android. More →

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Xbox Games With Gold February 2015

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

By on January 28, 2015 at 3:55 PM.

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

Although there are a few highly anticipated games on the way over the next 30 days, it’s still winter, which means the game release schedule is about as slow as it’s going to be all year. That’s a tough pill to swallow for many of us, but Microsoft is making it a little easier with a fresh batch a free games in February. More →

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Skype Windows 10 Preview

See what Skype will look like on Windows 10

By on January 23, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

See what Skype will look like on Windows 10

This week has been packed with Windows 10 news already, but Microsoft isn’t done showing off its new operating system quite yet. On Thursday, the Skype team revealed what its chat service will look like on Windows 10 and discussed how the program will be improving as it makes its way to the next generation of Windows devices. More →

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Windows 10 Preview Download

Download the latest Windows 10 preview right now

By on January 23, 2015 at 1:29 PM.

Download the latest Windows 10 preview right now

Just two days after the latest Windows 10 event, Microsoft has made available the January build of its Windows 10 technical preview. If you liked what you saw on Wednesday, you’ll have the opportunity to test some of those features out, including Cortana on the desktop, an improved Start menu, the new Settings app and even the Xbox app. More →

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Office for Windows 10 for Phones and Tablets

Bloatware you will love: Free Office preinstalled on Windows 10 phones and small tablets

By on January 23, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Bloatware you will love: Free Office preinstalled on Windows 10 phones and small tablets

Microsoft on Thursday confirmed various details about its upcoming Office plans, revealing that Office 2016 will be released at some point in the second half of the year, and that Windows 10 mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets will get a special Office for Windows 10 version that’ll be similar to what’s currently available on iPad and Android tablets. Furthermore, Microsoft said that Office for Windows 10 will be preloaded for free on Windows Phones and Windows 10 tablets with screens smaller than eight inches. More →

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Windows Vista Vs. Windows 8

Which was the worst Windows version ever?

By on January 22, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Which was the worst Windows version ever?

Microsoft shared a lot more details on Windows 10 on Wednesday and it looks like it’s going to be a fantastic software platform that will make PC fans very happy. Not all Windows versions have been hits, however — the company seems to be stuck in a pattern in which every other version of Windows is beset with controversy of some kind or another. More →

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Microsoft Windows 10 Video

Video: See what your computer will look like running Windows 10

By on January 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Video: See what your computer will look like running Windows 10

Wednesday’s Windows 10 event was an exciting one for dedicated Windows users, but it’ll still be several months before we have a chance to get the full experience on our own personal computers. Until then, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore is happy to walk us through some of the new features that were unveiled today, from Cortana integration to Xbox One game streaming. More →

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Microsoft Windows 10 Announcements

The 5 coolest things that Microsoft announced on Wednesday

By on January 21, 2015 at 3:04 PM.

The 5 coolest things that Microsoft announced on Wednesday

Microsoft had a huge media event on Wednesday and made several exciting announcements that really showed how much the company has changed under new CEO Satya Nadella. Below we’ve listed the five most important things that Microsoft announced on Wednesday, starting with an announcement that just about every current Windows user will cheer. More →

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Microsoft Reveals Windows Holographic

Microsoft is going beyond virtual reality with Windows Holographic

By on January 21, 2015 at 1:51 PM.

Microsoft is going beyond virtual reality with Windows Holographic

One of the most intriguing questions leading up to the Windows 10 event this week was whether or not Microsoft would discuss its vision for virtual reality. But the company’s vision goes beyond virtual reality — Microsoft wants to make holograms a part of our daily lives with Windows Holographic. More →

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surface-hub

Microsoft just unveiled the closest thing to Apple’s mythical TV we’ve seen: The Surface Hub

By on January 21, 2015 at 1:38 PM.

Microsoft just unveiled the closest thing to Apple’s mythical TV we’ve seen: The Surface Hub

Who needs Apple’s mythical “iTV?” Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a massive new Windows device called the Surface Hub that’s an 84-inch 4K display that runs on Windows 10. This isn’t a consumer-centric product, however — the Surface Hub is an enterprise-centric device intended to foster workplace collaboration. Among other things, the device can act as a monitor in meeting rooms that will offer enough space to run Skype, PowerPoint and other key Microsoft productivity software at once on a gigantic display. More →

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Xbox One on Windows 10

Here’s how Microsoft is bringing Xbox One games to Windows 10

By on January 21, 2015 at 1:30 PM.

Here’s how Microsoft is bringing Xbox One games to Windows 10

Microsoft is getting serious about gaming on PC in 2015. Every Windows 10 PC and tablet will have an Xbox app once the operating system launches later this year. Within the app, you’ll find the same activity feed that exists on your Xbox One, showing you everything that your Xbox Live friends have been up to lately. More →

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