Windows 10 Price and Free Upgrades

Windows 10 free vs. paid: (Almost) everything you need to know

By on March 27, 2015 at 12:47 PM.

Windows 10 free vs. paid: (Almost) everything you need to know

Since January when it first confirmed the news, Microsoft repeated time and again that the upcoming Windows 10 upgrade will be available as a free download to certain users, including pirates, adding that enterprises will still have to pay for licenses. To further clarify the Windows 10 update process, Microsoft senior director of product marketing Aaron Woodman talked to Yahoo Tech, revealing new details about the company’s boldest OS release yet. More →

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Xbox One April System Update

Here’s every new feature you’ll find in the Xbox One April system update

By on March 27, 2015 at 10:54 AM.

Here’s every new feature you’ll find in the Xbox One April system update

April is going to be a busy month for Xbox One owners. Not only is Microsoft delivering a double dose of free games, but there are a few frequently requested features coming to the console as well. More →

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One reason to love Chromebooks even if you don’t want one

By on March 27, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

One reason to love Chromebooks even if you don’t want one

Google’s Chromebooks have been popular with some consumers because of their cheap prices, which give anyone looking for a web-focused computing experience access to a dependable machine, even though Google’s desktop operating system isn’t exactly on par with Microsoft’s Windows or Apple’s OS X. For many PC buyers, Chromebooks aren’t even an option due to their limitations, but the fact that Google and its partners are selling them for low prices might be one reason to root for Chromebooks even if you don’t want one. More →

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Xbox Games with Gold April 2015

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

By on March 26, 2015 at 3:25 PM.

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

This has been an incredibly busy month for game releases, but Microsoft isn’t planning on letting its foot off the gas in April either. On Thursday, Microsoft announced the latest slate of Games with Gold, but in April, Xbox owners are getting double the free games that they normally do. That means two free games on Xbox One and four games on Xbox 360. More →

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Xbox One Rosetta Stone App

Learn a new language with the help of your Xbox One

By on March 25, 2015 at 7:05 PM.

Learn a new language with the help of your Xbox One

Have you ever been sitting around watching Netflix on your Xbox One when it suddenly dawns on you, “I could be doing something much more productive with my life right now.” With the launch of Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages app on Xbox One, you can start being more productive today, and you won’t even have to get off of the couch. More →

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Surface Pro 3 Price

Deal alert: Get ready for Windows 10 with a big sale on the world’s hottest Windows machine

By on March 25, 2015 at 1:35 PM.

Deal alert: Get ready for Windows 10 with a big sale on the world’s hottest Windows machine

We can’t remember the last time people were this excited about a Microsoft software release. It might have been ahead of the original Windows Phone launch, and we all know how that turned out. With Windows 10, however, Microsoft will look to actually deliver on the hype and apologize to the world for the disaster that was Windows 8.

If you’re readying a return to Windows later this year when Microsoft finally releases Windows 10, you can now get the world’s hottest Windows laptop-tablet hybrid for a big discount. More →

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Windows 10: Project Spartan vs. Internet Explorer 11

This is the Windows 10 news you’ve been waiting to hear

By on March 25, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

This is the Windows 10 news you’ve been waiting to hear

Microsoft is slowly sharing more exciting news about its upcoming major operating system update, and the company on Tuesday made one more revelation about Windows 10 which will surely please many Windows users, especially older fans who have by now experienced many OS versions. More →

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Windows 10 Universal Apps

One more reason to get excited about Windows 10

By on March 24, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

One more reason to get excited about Windows 10

The Windows 10 operating system is the Microsoft’s most ambitious project to date, as the company thinks it has figured out how to offer customers a similar experience across devices. Windows 10 should bring a similar user interface on mobile, desktop and console, and, thus, offer users access to app features that’ll work on any screen type, regardless of interaction method. Microsoft on Monday has finally rolled out an SDK preview for Windows 10, which will let developers adapt their apps, or work on brand new ones, for the upcoming Windows 10 universal app platform. More →

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Halo 5 ARG Hunt the Truth

Halo 5 alternate reality game will reveal the truth about Master Chief

By on March 23, 2015 at 7:10 PM.

Halo 5 alternate reality game will reveal the truth about Master Chief

One of the most fascinating stories in video game history is that of Master Chief, aka John-117. We’ve never even seen the face of the hero of the Halo franchise, but in anticipation of Halo 5: Guardians, 343 Industries has launched an ARG (alternate reality game) that will dig deep into the Chief’s past.

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The latest move in Microsoft’s quiet Android coup

By on March 23, 2015 at 3:03 PM.

The latest move in Microsoft’s quiet Android coup

With Windows Phone still stuck in neutral, Microsoft has come up with some extremely clever ways to make its mark on Android, including most recently a way for Android users to install a Windows 10-based ROM onto Android devices that essentially would take them over and offer Windows-based software offerings such as Cortana, Office and Skype. Microsoft on Monday made another announcement that could go a long way toward boosting its presence on Android by signing deals with OEMs such as Samsung and Dell to preload Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype onto their Android-based devices. More →

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Windows 10 vs. Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay

How Windows 10 plans to fight Apple Pay and Samsung Pay

By on March 23, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

How Windows 10 plans to fight Apple Pay and Samsung Pay

The final Windows 10 builds for desktop and smartphone are yet to be released, but more details about the features Windows fans should expect from Microsoft’s major operating system upgrade keep coming in. On top of revealing various new features for the desktop version of the OS last week during the WinHEC event in China, the company also shared some of the secrets behind Windows 10 for handsets. One of them, Nokia Power User reports, will be a new way of handling mobile payments, as Microsoft appears to be interested in competing against Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and other similar products. More →

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Windows 10 Upgrade for Pirates

Pirates, beware of that free Windows 10 upgrade!

By on March 20, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Pirates, beware of that free Windows 10 upgrade!

Microsoft earlier this week revealed that it plans to offer Windows pirates a free upgrade to Windows 10, even if they do not own a genuine copy of a Windows version eligible to receive the update free of charge. Initially, it wasn’t clear whether the policy applies to anyone currently stealing Windows, or only to Chinese pirates. Ars Technica has learned more details on the matter, revealing that the free update isn’t necessarily the good news pirates may have been expecting. More →

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