Articles by Seth Brodeur

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by Seth Brodeur
Nov 26, 2014

Often times it can be difficult for laptop and tablet users to adjust from working with their home setup to doing work on the road. Moving from a full-size external keyboard and mouse to the device's smaller keyboard and touchpad or a travel-size mouse can be uncomfortable.

As...

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by Seth Brodeur
Nov 21, 2014

It's tough to keep up with all of the apps that hit the Windows Store every day, let alone every week. So we here at Windows Central are taking it upon us to highlight some apps that have piqued our interest for one reason or another this week. This article is the first of what...

Review
by Seth Brodeur
Nov 21, 2014

The HTC One (M8) for Windows, which was previously a Verizon exclusive, is available for AT&T today and probably heading to T-Mobile this weekend. People who are running out to grab one right away may be looking for a fresh case to protect their new flagship phone.

Spigen's...

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by Seth Brodeur
Nov 19, 2014

No matter how technically savvy you consider yourself to be, there's always a good chance you will come across something that you just don't know anything about. For instance, a few of us at Windows Central were chatting online, and someone asked what S/MIME is and whether they should...

Review
by Seth Brodeur
Nov 19, 2014

The HTC One for Windows is on the loose across Verizon, AT&T and soon to T-Mobile. If there is one thing that we can almost guarantee besides the fact that you'll love it, it is the near-certainty that you will drop it.

That's because the sleek metal unibody of the HTC One...

Review
by Seth Brodeur
Nov 17, 2014

When you spend $800 or more on a Surface Pro 3, you want take measures to protect it from harm. But often, a cover makes it heavier, reduces certain functionality or just takes away from the aesthetics of the beautifully-crafted device.

The Toast wood cover for the Surface Pro 3...

Review
by Seth Brodeur
Nov 17, 2014

It's time once again to check out another case for the HTC One for Windows. Since making its ways from Verizon to AT&T and soon to T-Mobile, we've been giving you a small taste of the wealth of cases that are available for it.

This time around, we are reviewing the HTC...

Review
by Seth Brodeur
Nov 14, 2014

With the HTC One (M8) for Windows graduating from a Verizon exclusive to being available on AT&T and coming soon to T-Mobile, we've been reviewing some cases to give you a taste of what's out there.

Next up is the StoryLeather Side Flip Stand case for the HTC One (M8) for...

Microsoft Complete Surface
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by Seth Brodeur
Nov 13, 2014

Buying a new device like a Surface Pro 3 is a significant decision. Not only is it a substantial financial commitment, but there are many other questions that come along with it. Which configuration should you get? What accessories are "must haves" from the start?

Today, we...

Review
by Seth Brodeur
Nov 12, 2014

This is the week of the HTC One M8 for Windows, now that it is available on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. In order to help jumpstart you one your way to using yours, we are reviewing cases like mad.

Today we take a look at the Incipio NGP Impact Resistant Case for the HTC One...

Review
by Seth Brodeur
Nov 11, 2014

The HTC One (M8) for Windows is the first flagship Windows phone to be available in the US on Verizon and AT&T with T-Mobile due soon as well.

Since the One M8 is available as an Android device as well, there are a ton of cases out there to choose from, which is good for...

Article
by Seth Brodeur
Nov 07, 2014

BitTorrent doesn't exactly have the best reputation in the mainstream due to its widespread usage for pirating software and media. However, it can be a useful tool for sharing content and downloading large files quickly, mainly when you are on the go with your Surface or other Windows...

Review
by Seth Brodeur
Nov 05, 2014

When I think of heavy duty protection for smartphones and tablets, I conjure up the image of a bulky, rubberized monstrosity that resembles more of a fat suit than a case. Sure, it will protect your device from nearly any threat, but it also makes it look like a swollen tick with bad...

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by Seth Brodeur
Nov 04, 2014

When it comes to fielding questions about the Surface Pro 3, the most popular thing we are asked is, "Which Surface should I get?" Although our goal here at Windows Central is to keep you informed, we cannot give you one clear answer on this subject.

The truth is that...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 29, 2014

Beginners' Tips Series!

Let's say that you have been an iPhone user for some time and recently decided to dip your toe into the Windows Phone waters. Chances are that one of the first things you want to do is get all of your music onto your new phone.

As an iPhone user, you...

Review
by Seth Brodeur
Oct 24, 2014

The Incipio Feather case for the Surface Pro 3 is a tale of two cases. For the most part, it lives up to what you would expect from an Incipio product. Overall, it looks great and is very comfortable to hold.

On the other hand, there are a few uncharacteristic things that make...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 24, 2014

Beginners' Tips Series!

If you have been keeping up with the news on Windows 10 Technical Preview, you have seen a plethora of new features, both functional and aesthetic.

Amongst the latter, is the new animation when opening and closing windows. These arrived as part of the...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 23, 2014

Beginners' Tips Series!

One of the many conveniences that the Windows family of products offers is the ability to receive notifications from apps on your Lock screen. These Lock screen notifications appear under the time and date on your device and give you a quick glimpse of any new...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 22, 2014

Microsoft has been busy testing and updating Windows 10 and we have been just as busy trying to keep track of all the new features that have been added. For that reason, we have decided to compile a list things that make Windows 10 stand apart, one build version at a time.

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 21, 2014

You've probably heard that Microsoft released its first build update to Windows 10 Technical Preview today, which adds the Action Center and Battery Saver, amongst other things.

It is the first of what will be many updates to come. In fact, there's already a small patch out for...