Office for Mac 2015 Release Date

You can download the newest version of Outlook for Mac right now

By about 49 mins ago.

You can download the newest version of Outlook for Mac right now

Microsoft on Friday announced that it plans to release a new version of Office for Mac next year, with a beta version to be launched in the first half of 2015 and the full release set for the second half of the year. The company also announced that Mac users can now download a new Outlook for Mac version, as long as they’re Office 365 customers. More →

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Xbox Games With Gold November 2014

Microsoft just announced some great free Xbox games for November – here are the details

By about 2 hours ago.

Microsoft just announced some great free Xbox games for November – here are the details

The Xbox One holiday release schedule is officially in full swing. Sunset Overdrive, one of the console’s biggest exclusives so far, launched to great reviews just days ago, and now Microsoft is preparing its latest selection of Games with Gold titles for the month of November. As always, the free Xbox One title will be available all month, but the two Xbox 360 games will trade out halfway through the month. More →

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iPhone Vs Windows Phone

Here’s the $100 smartphone Microsoft says is better than the iPhone

By on October 30, 2014 at 10:05 AM.

Here’s the $100 smartphone Microsoft says is better than the iPhone

When in doubt, attack the iPhone. This is a strategy that has been employed countless times over the past seven years, ever since Apple’s iPhone first came along and turned the smartphone industry on its head in 2007. One company actually managed to turn iPhone-bashing into a successful business, but it costs Samsung double-digit billions in marketing money each year to make its anti-Apple campaign work. Of course, most companies don’t have that kind of money to spend on marketing and advertising, so they haven’t fared quite as well.

Microsoft is no stranger to targeting Apple in marketing, of course, and its latest effort is one of its most curious to date. More →

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Microsoft Band Specs, Price and Release Date

Microsoft smartwatch is official… but it’s more of an affordable fitness band

By on October 30, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Microsoft smartwatch is official… but it’s more of an affordable fitness band

Just as previously rumored, Microsoft is also interested in the wearable space, and the company just launched a smart device for your wrist that’s supposed to offer health-related features at an affordable price. The Microsoft Band is not a smartwatch, but rather a fitness… well, band, that’s supposed to let users track workout data. More →

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Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle Giveaway

We’re giving away a free Xbox One Sunset Overdrive Bundle!

By on October 29, 2014 at 2:14 PM.

We’re giving away a free Xbox One Sunset Overdrive Bundle!

It’s been just over a month since our last big giveaway, so we figured it was about time for a new one. This time around, Microsoft and Xbox have been gracious enough to give away a brand new Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle on our site. The bundle features the white Xbox One console and wireless controller, a standard headset and a digital copy of Sunset Overdrive with its Day One Edition in-game bonus items. More →

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Office for Mac and Android Tablet

Leak may reveal release details for next-gen Office for Mac and Android

By on October 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Leak may reveal release details for next-gen Office for Mac and Android

Microsoft is working on various new Office products that should be released in the coming months and in 2015, according to ZDNet’s sources. The publication has learned that Microsoft is not only developing new Office versions for Windows, but also new releases of its popular productivity suite for Mac computers and Android tablets. More →

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Microsoft OneDrive Unlimited Cloud Storage

Microsoft just stuck a dagger into Google Drive and Dropbox

By on October 27, 2014 at 2:46 PM.

Microsoft just stuck a dagger into Google Drive and Dropbox

The cloud storage wars have finally reached their inevitable climax — Microsoft announced on Monday that all Office 365 subscribers are now eligible to receive unlimited storage on OneDrive for no additional cost. The rollout for Office 365 Home, Personal and University customers begins today and will continue over the coming months. If you want to jump to the front of the line, be sure to visit the OneDrive landing page and click ‘Get on the list.’ More →

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Xbox One Price Drop

Starting next week, the Xbox One will finally be cheaper than the PS4

By on October 27, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

Starting next week, the Xbox One will finally be cheaper than the PS4

Just in time for the holidays, Microsoft is making its biggest push yet for the Xbox One. Starting on November 2nd, every Xbox One will receive a temporary $50 discount. That includes the current standard console, the console with Kinect, the Sunset Overdrive bundle, the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare bundle and the Assassin’s Creed bundle. Each and every Xbox One will retail for $50 cheaper. More →

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Review
Sunset Overdrive Review

Sunset Overdrive review: Amped up

By on October 27, 2014 at 3:01 AM.

Sunset Overdrive review: Amped up

Sunset Overdrive is the explosive amalgamation of everything Insomniac Games has ever created. There are trace elements of each of the team’s previous games: the colorful, cartoony world of Spyro the Dragon; the diverse weaponry of Ratchet & Clank; even the world-ending infection storyline of Resistance: Fall of Man.

Although Sunset Overdrive wears its influences on its sleeve, it manages to form its own identity, thanks in large part to one of the most peculiar stories in Insomniac’s canon.

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Windows Office Zero-day and CryptoWall 2.0

There’s a chance your Windows computer is being hacked right now

By on October 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

There’s a chance your Windows computer is being hacked right now

Take a closer look at your current Windows machine. It might be one of the millions of PCs that could be hacked right now and you might not even know anything is happening. At least, that’s what two different reports say, covering two equally disturbing vulnerabilities that hackers can take advantage of. More →

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Microsoft Lumia Windows Phone

This is what Microsoft’s worst decision yet looks like

By on October 24, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

This is what Microsoft’s worst decision yet looks like

After purchasing the mobile arm of Nokia, Microsoft decided that all Nokia branding from its Windows Phone mobile devices must go, and instead be replaced by Lumia. The company is ready to make the transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia, and has posted images of what the new branding will look like on the Nokia blog. More →

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Windows 10 New Security Features

Windows 10 could eliminate two major online security headaches

By on October 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Windows 10 could eliminate two major online security headaches

We’ve seen a bunch of hugely promising new features that Microsoft has added to Windows 10 via its Technical Preview but this might be the most important one yet. ZDNet’s Ed Bott gives us a detailed rundown of the new two-factor authentication system that Microsoft is implementing with Windows 10 and he says it has the potential to effectively cripple phishing attacks and password database breaches, which are two of the most popular tactics hackers use to gain unauthorized access to our online accounts. More →

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Microsoft Q1 2015 Earnings Surface

Is the Surface slowly starting to pay off for Microsoft?

By on October 23, 2014 at 4:34 PM.

Is the Surface slowly starting to pay off for Microsoft?

The first-generation Surface RT was a notorious bomb but Microsoft has diligently kept refining its Surface tablet models and has seen some impressive sales growth over the past year. According to Microsoft’s Q1 2015 earnings report that it released on Thursday, the company generated $908 million in Surface revenue, which is more than twice the $400 million in Surface revenue Microsoft reported in Q1 2014 and a sequential improvement from the $409 million in Surface revenue that the company posted in Q4 2014. More →

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