Windows 10 Preorder USB Install Stick Amazon

Windows 10: You can preorder USB install kits on Amazon right now

By on July 17, 2015 at 6:45 PM.

Windows 10: You can preorder USB install kits on Amazon right now

Many Windows users will have their Windows 7 and Windows 8 PC updated for free to Windows 10 come July 29th, but that doesn’t mean other Windows fans won’t have to pay for it. In fact, several leaks so far suggested this might be the first time Windows will be available in packages containing USB install sticks rather than disks, and that, in the future, Windows updates will be done strictly over an Internet connection.

However, those of you looking to buy Windows 10 can already preorder it from Amazon, but be ready for a wait. More →

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Release Date

Exciting new Microsoft Surface tablet is on track for an October launch

By on July 16, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Exciting new Microsoft Surface tablet is on track for an October launch

Microsoft is preparing for one of its most critical Windows updates in its history, the Windows 10 release that will be available as a free download to consumers who already own genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8 copies. Beginning on July 29th, the update will be rolled out gradually, with Windows 10 retail boxes supposed to reach retailers at some point after that. But Microsoft is also working on new hardware for Windows 10, and a report already shares some exciting details for the next-gen Surface tablet. More →

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Microsoft Windows 10 Launch

Here are all the ways Microsoft is celebrating the impending launch of Windows 10

By on July 13, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Here are all the ways Microsoft is celebrating the impending launch of Windows 10

With just over two weeks until the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft is shifting the hype train into high gear. Corporate VP Yusuf Mehdi published an article on the Windows blog today outlining all the ways that the company plans to celebrate the release of its latest operating system on Wednesday, July 29th. More →

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Windows 10 Retail Boxes Disk USB

An age-old tradition may die with Windows 10

By on July 13, 2015 at 4:36 PM.

An age-old tradition may die with Windows 10

Microsoft is getting ready to release Windows 10, a new PC operating system that will be available as a free download for a large number of current Windows users. However, the free Windows 10 upgrade offer is only good if you download the new OS within one year of the official July 29th launch date, and enterprise users will have to pay either way.

That means many Windows users out there will still have to buy licenses, and now they know what the retail box will look like. More →

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Windows 10 Release

Would you buy a Microsoft smartphone? Reasons are getting scarce

By on July 13, 2015 at 4:16 PM.

Would you buy a Microsoft smartphone? Reasons are getting scarce

Microsoft is not a force in phones and never has been. The software giant’s $7.6 billion write-off of its phone business makes it even less likely now that consumers will opt for its phones.

The Windows Phone platform is projected to have about 3 percent of the global phone market in 2015, according to market researcher IDC. That compares to about an 80 percent share for Android and over 16 percent for Apple (iOS).

With Android and Apple controlling the global phone market, that leaves very little for Microsoft to build a consumer phone business on. So, here’s a tough question for consumers: Would you buy a phone from a company that has just stated, however elliptically, that its consumer phone strategy is a bust? More →

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HoloLens Demo Video

Watch this new Microsoft HoloLens demo video, then pick your jaw up off the floor

By on July 9, 2015 at 3:35 PM.

Watch this new Microsoft HoloLens demo video, then pick your jaw up off the floor

OK, Minecraft on HoloLens still might be the coolest thing we’ve ever seen. If you haven’t already watched the video, you really, really need to watch it. HoloLens is obviously about much more than just gaming though, and a new demonstration video Microsoft released this week shows some fantastic examples of how partners will use HoloLens. More →

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The BGR Show: Episode 17 – mayhem at Microsoft, carnage at Amazon, and pizza

By on July 9, 2015 at 1:51 PM.

The BGR Show: Episode 17 – mayhem at Microsoft, carnage at Amazon, and pizza

In this week’s episode of The BGR Show podcast, Jonathan gushes over iOS 9 and Apple Music, and Zach threatens to leave the show. We also discuss Microsoft gutting its phone business, Amazon’s colossal Fire phone failure — with some juicy never-before-reported tidbits — and pizza. Mmmmm, hot dog pizza. More →

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Office 2016 for Mac Launch

Office 2016 for Mac has finally arrived, but not everyone can use it

By on July 9, 2015 at 12:51 PM.

Office 2016 for Mac has finally arrived, but not everyone can use it

It’s been an incredibly long wait, but Office 2016 for Mac finally launched on Thursday. After months of testing the software through Microsoft’s preview program, Mac users can now download the completed productivity suite, which includes new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. More →

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Microsoft Windows 10 Smartphones

How Will Microsoft Fight the iPhone and Android?

By on July 9, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

How Will Microsoft Fight the iPhone and Android?

Microsoft announced massive restructuring plans for its mobile division earlier this week, which come with an equally impressive write-off. But that doesn’t mean Microsoft is ready to admit it has lost the battle with iPhone and Android just yet. The company will continue to manufacture Windows handsets in the coming years, focusing on three categories of smartphones, and severely limiting the number of new releases. More →

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Microsoft Layoffs Nokia Write-down Ballmer

Ballmer’s Final Blunder May Cost Microsoft Billions

By on July 8, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Ballmer’s Final Blunder May Cost Microsoft Billions

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was not a bad CEO. That said, he did make some pretty big mistakes that set the company back very far in the realm of mobile computing technology. Ballmer’s final blunder as CEO of Microsoft was his decision to pay $7.2 billion to acquire Nokia’s handset division back in 2013. It goes without saying that this move hasn’t exactly paid off for Microsoft so far and now The New York Times is reporting that it could cost the company billions more in lost revenue. More →

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Xbox One Ultimate Game Sale

Get Over 30 Xbox One Games on the Cheap During Microsoft’s Ultimate Game Sale

By on July 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Get Over 30 Xbox One Games on the Cheap During Microsoft’s Ultimate Game Sale

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to expand your Xbox One game collection, you might want to check Microsoft’s online game stores this week. Starting today, Microsoft has kicked off its annual Ultimate Game Sale, during which dozens of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and add-ons are discounted by up to 80% of their original price. More →

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Windows 10 Final RTM Build

Get Ready for Windows 10 – Final Version Ships to Partners This Week

By on July 6, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

Get Ready for Windows 10 – Final Version Ships to Partners This Week

The long wait for Windows 10 is nearly over. Sources close to the matter tell The Verge that Microsoft is planning to finalize its upcoming operating system this week, with an official release to manufacturing (RTM) build expected to roll out to the company’s PC partners before the end of the week. More →

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Best Xbox One Indie Games E3 2015

Game Trailers of the Week: Top 10 Most Anticipated Xbox One Indie Games

By on July 3, 2015 at 3:46 PM.

Game Trailers of the Week: Top 10 Most Anticipated Xbox One Indie Games

New trailers are hard to come by in the weeks following E3, so we’ve had to get a little creative to keep this feature up and running.

Last week, we shared our favorite gameplay videos from E3 2015, some of which weren’t made available until after the show came to an end. This week, we’re going to choose 10 of our favorite ID@Xbox trailers for Xbox One indie games from the 124 (!) that have been published on the Xbox YouTube page over the past few weeks. More →

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