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How to choose and use an external hard drive with your Xbox One WD My Book

How to choose and use an external hard drive for your Xbox One

It's a new year, and Xbox One owners have likely picked up quite a few new games during the holiday season – perhaps even some of my favorite games of 2014. Some new-gen games take up lots of storage space when installed; Halo: the Master Chief Collection clocks in at 61.4 GB and Grand Theft Auto...
Microsoft Band

All the Microsoft Band help and how-to videos you'll ever need in one place!

While the Microsoft Band has been one of the harder products to get hold of in recent times, there's a good chance this past week has seen a whole bunch of new owners. That's because the Band went back in stock in physical Microsoft retail stores – and in many cases subsequently went out of stock...
Buy and play Puyo Puyo Tetris for Xbox One with our exclusive translation guide

Guide: How to get and play Puyo Puyo Tetris for Xbox One

In early December, the Xbox One got its first Japanese exclusive retail game: Puyo Puyo Tetris from Sega. That same month, Ubisoft plopped out another boring, generic Tetris game as a downloadable Xbox One title in English territories: Tetris Ultimate. But in far-off Japan, Sega crafted a Tetris...
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Here's how to enable the Spartan Edge rendering engine for IE11 in Windows 10

When it comes to web browsers, Windows 10 gets a little complicated. Internet Explorer 11 is the default browser for now, but later Spartan takes over as it has the new Edge rendering engine (but it can fall back to IE11 for legacy sites). The Preview 9926 build has Internet Explorer 11 for the...
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How to disable Cortana from the task bar in Windows 10 Preview

One of the prominent new features in the task bar in the Windows 10 Technical Preview is the Cortana search box to the right of the Start button. It's a really great tool to have close at hand, but, it does also use up quite a bit of real estate. So, it's understandable you might want to make it...
Cortana in Windows 10

How to enable Hey Cortana on Windows 10 Preview and other cool shortcuts

If you are on the brand new build of the Windows 10 January Technical Preview and you are also in the US with US English enabled, you are lucky enough to have Cortana too. Cortana is Microsoft's increasingly universal personal assistant found on the phone and now Windows (she also powers Maps too...
How to install Windows 10 Technical Preview

How to install Windows 10 Technical Preview

It's been only a few days since Microsoft talked about what's next with Windows 10, and slightly ahead of schedule a brand new release of the Technical Preview has been pushed out. Now that you have had some time to catch your breath and get to grips with what's new, you may be considering giving...
How to manually switch Wifi bands on the Surface Pro 3

How to manually switch Wifi between 2.4 and 5GHz bands on the Surface Pro 3

With Microsoft's recent firmware update for the Surface Pro 3, among the new bits and pieces was a new Marvell Wifi driver that lets you switch between 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands on the fly. For those of us using a dual-band router, the updated driver should help resolve any related issues. Switching...
World at Arms Achievement guide

World at Arms: Windows Phone and Windows 8 Achievement Guide

Over the weekend, we published a guide to importing Puyo Puyo Tetris for Xbox One. That guide stirred up old feelings in yours truly, as I wrote strategy guides for years before becoming a gaming journalist and critic. It turns out I had another guide in me, this time for Gameloft's World at Arms...
Buy and play Puyo Puyo Tetris for Xbox One with our exclusive translation guide

Guide: How to get and play Puyo Puyo Tetris for Xbox One

In early December, the Xbox One got its first Japanese exclusive retail game: Puyo Puyo Tetris from Sega. That same month, Ubisoft plopped out another boring, generic Tetris game as a downloadable Xbox One title in English territories: Tetris Ultimate. But in far-off Japan, Sega crafted a Tetris...
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Know where your Country Variant Lumia comes from for OS updates #LumiaDenim

The Lumia Denim update is hitting more devices each day, and a big chunk of those are country variants often marked as CV. Country variants are non-carrier phones, but even though they are SIM unlocked, they still feature region localization including default language, preloaded apps pertinent to...
Starbucks on Microsoft Band

How to add your Starbucks Card to your Microsoft Band

Despite there being no official app for Windows Phone, you are able to pay for your Starbucks beverages using your Microsoft Band. In fact, Microsoft even throws you a $5 gift card when you buy your Band so your first drink is free. But it's not immediately obvious how you use it, especially if...
Microsoft Band

All the Microsoft Band help and how-to videos you'll ever need in one place!

While the Microsoft Band has been one of the harder products to get hold of in recent times, there's a good chance this past week has seen a whole bunch of new owners. That's because the Band went back in stock in physical Microsoft retail stores – and in many cases subsequently went out of stock...

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