Articles by Mark Guim

Windows 10 Start
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by Mark Guim
Jul 30, 2015

We think the Live Tiles section in Start is an awesome feature for Windows 10, but it can be completely removed. It might not be obvious for some users, so we made a quick how-to video. See it in action on a Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10.

Xbox One Stream to Windows 10
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by Mark Guim
Jul 24, 2015

Want to play your Xbox One games outside of the living room? It's possible thanks to Windows 10 as long as you're in the same network as your Xbox One. It's really simple. Watch our quick how-to video to see how it works on our Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10.

Surface 3 Windows 10 Snap
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by Mark Guim
Jul 24, 2015

Snapping in Windows 10 is a great way to use your screen real estate more efficiently. To snap a window, all you need to do is drag the title bar to the edge of the screen. Snap has been available in previous versions of Windows, but some improvements have been added. Watch our how-to...

Web Notes
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by Mark Guim
Jul 23, 2015

My favorite feature on the new Microsoft Edge browser for Windows 10 is the ability to scribble, highlight, and add notes to web pages. Microsoft calls this feature Web Notes. It's really simple, but you can watch our quick how-to video to see how it works.

Surface 3 Google
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by Mark Guim
Jul 22, 2015

The default search engine on Microsoft Edge that comes with Windows 10 is Bing. Whenever you type a search term in the address bar, it automatically does a query on Bing. Want to use a different search engine instead? We'll show you how. Watch our quick how-to video.

Outback Solo Surface 3
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by Mark Guim
Jul 21, 2015

If you're looking for a small bag to carry just your Surface 3 and a few other things, then you're going to want to check out the Waterfield Outback Solo. They have a similar bag for the Surface Pro 3 which Seth has reviewed here, but Waterfield Designs have also created one...

Windows 10 Mobile
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by Mark Guim
Jul 20, 2015

The Windows Insider app for Windows Phone has received an update today, bumping it up to version 2015.701.2303.3947. No details about the update were provided and we haven't noticed anything new. Let us know if you find something interesting!

Microsoft Band
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by Mark Guim
Jul 13, 2015

Riding a bike is a fun way to burn calories. I just bought a folding bicycle and have been using the Microsoft Band to track some stats like distance, speed, heart rate, and more. Curious to see what it's like to use the Microsoft Band while cycling? Watch our how-to video!

GoPro Hero4 Session
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by Mark Guim
Jul 06, 2015

GoPro has just launched their smallest, lightest, and most convenient camera: the GoPro Hero4 Session. What's a really exciting feature for this new GoPro camera? It has a durable waterproof design that eliminates the need for a separate housing! If you're itching to buy the Hero4...

Windows 10 offline Maps
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by Mark Guim
May 28, 2015

When visiting a new country, you might not always have internet connection right away. Fortunately, Windows 10 Mobile (and Windows Phone 8.1) lets you pre-download maps if you need directions even when you're offline. It's really simple. Watch our how-to video on a Lumia 830 running...

Windows 10 Start Screen
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by Mark Guim
May 26, 2015

During the preview phase, one noticeable change Microsoft made to Windows 10 was the removal of the toggle to expand the Start menu. According to Microsoft, people usually pick the appropriate size (or just go with the default) for Start and stick with that, which makes having this...

Astro Bouncer
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by Mark Guim
May 25, 2015

If you want to play a game that's easy and won't stress you out, go check out Astro Bouncer. It's a free casual endless game that's has just been released for Windows, Windows Phone and Android. The goal is simple. Bounce to collect stars, while avoiding the spiky aliens. Watch the...

Roboto
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by Mark Guim
May 22, 2015

Roboto, a beautiful platform shooter that has been available on iOS and Android, has made its way to both the Windows and Windows Phone Store. You can buy it once and install it on your Window Phone and/or tablets. It's about a robot with a hoverboard who has to battle its way through...

OneClip
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by Mark Guim
May 22, 2015

This morning, an unannounced app by Microsoft for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Windows 10 was revealed. OneClip leverages OneDrive to easily copy and paste documents, photos, text, phone numbers and more to share between your devices. We go hands-on with the apps on Android, Windows...

MSN apps
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by Mark Guim
May 21, 2015

We've shown you screenshots of the universal Windows MSN apps on Windows 10 Mobile earlier today, but you can now see them in action in our hands-on video. The new apps use the same design language, so they look very similar to each other. Take a look.

Windows 10 Preview build 10122
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by Mark Guim
May 20, 2015

Windows 10 Preview keeps getting better after every update. We've just installed the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10122 on our HP Spectre x360. You can see the full list of what's new here, but we've also put it in front of our camera so you can see it in action. The most noticeable...

Asus Zenbook Pro UX305 limited edition
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by Mark Guim
May 19, 2015

It's hard not to say WOW when you first set your eyes on the ASUS ZenBook UX305 Crystal White Limited Edition.

It's thin, light, and we don't often see laptops in this color. The 13-inch matte in-plane switching (IPS) multi-touch display with QHD+...

Surface 3 docking station
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by Mark Guim
May 15, 2015

I love the size and weight of the Surface 3. It feels just right when holding it while I'm in the sofa, browsing the web or watching videos. But there are times when a bigger screen and a mouse on the side can provide a better experience. Fortunately, there's an accessory that can help...

6tag non square
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by Mark Guim
May 15, 2015

Sometimes the best Instagram photo isn't square. However, the popular photo-sharing service forces users to upload images in square aspect ratio. There are workarounds, and we'll show you the best way to do it on your Windows Phone. We'll use the popular third-party Instagram app, 6tag...

Windows 10 mobile
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by Mark Guim
May 14, 2015

The latest build for Windows 10 Insider Preview for phone has just been released and we've quickly played with it on the Lumia 830. You can now also install this on the Lumia 930, Icon, 640, 640 XL, and HTC One M8. This is a preview, so you'll encounter frustrations and ugly interfaces...