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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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Microsoft Windows iOS Android Apps

History suggests Microsoft’s plan to bring Android and iOS apps to Windows is doomed to fail

By on May 8, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

History suggests Microsoft’s plan to bring Android and iOS apps to Windows is doomed to fail

Will Microsoft’s gambit to bring Android and iOS apps to Windows help the company permanently close the mobile app gap with rival platforms? Or will it just doom Windows Phone to total irrelevancy? As Ars Technica’s Peter Bright writes, history suggests the latter scenario is the one more likely to play out. More →

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Windows 10 Updates and New Features

Don’t freak out about Windows 10 being called the ‘last Windows’

By on May 8, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Don’t freak out about Windows 10 being called the ‘last Windows’

Microsoft doesn’t have a Windows 11 in mind for the time being, and the company will stick with Windows 10 for some time to come. You shouldn’t panic though, as Windows isn’t dying. Instead, it looks like Microsoft will somewhat copy a page from Apple’s OS X playbook. More →

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Microsoft vs. Google

Microsoft rips Google for leaving Android users ‘increasingly exposed’

By on May 5, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

Microsoft rips Google for leaving Android users ‘increasingly exposed’

When we think of Windows, security is one of the first things to come to mind, but not for the reasons that Microsoft would prefer. For generations, Microsoft’s flagship operating system has been riddled with security flaws, putting users at risk and pushing many consumers to replace their Dells and HPs with MacBooks.

With Windows 10 right around the corner, Microsoft is looking to shed that image for good by making security a top priority for businesses and end users alike. More →

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Surface 3 Trade-in Deals and Offers

The affordable Surface 3 you’ve been waiting for is finally available to buy

By on May 5, 2015 at 2:35 PM.

The affordable Surface 3 you’ve been waiting for is finally available to buy

It might be a while until the next-gen Surface Pro 4 launches, but Windows fans looking to buy a new Surface tablet/laptop combo from Microsoft can now purchase the more affordable Surface 3, which is available in stores beginning today. In fact, Microsoft on Tuesday announced that current Surface device users in certain markets might be able to score an even better deal on the Surface 3, bringing the cost of the hybrid device down even further. More →

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Office 2016 Public Preview

You can download the Office 2016 public preview for Windows right now

By on May 4, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

You can download the Office 2016 public preview for Windows right now

On Monday, Microsoft took to the Office Blogs to announce that the public preview of Office 2016 for Windows is now available to download. Although Microsoft’s focus has expanded greatly over the past several months, Office on Windows is still “central to [the company’s] strategy.” More →

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