All Articles by Michael Archambault

Microsoft purchases "Gears of War" franchise from Epic Games - more content is on the horizon

Microsoft purchases "Gears of War" franchise from Epic Games - more content is on the horizon

Michael Archambault 97

The Xbox brand name not only stands for the hardware box that has sat under television sets for the last thirteen years, but also the exclusive franchises that have made it completely and utterly unique. Whether you are racing an auto in Forza, shooting down alien forces in Halo, or trying to save the inhabitants of Sera in Gears of War – you will be doing on the Xbox platform. After...

Xbox One gamers begin to receive Day One content for their digitally downloaded games

Xbox One gamers begin to receive Day One content for their digitally downloaded games

Michael Archambault 34

Most gamers who purchased their Xbox One on Day One where privy to special content included with the Day one edition of their games. If you were one of the many users (including myself) who chose to download your games digitally though, you were left out. Now Xbox users have begun to receive download codes to digitally obtain the Day One content that was left out from games such as Ryse...

Fitbit and Mint apps for Windows 8 both recieve minor updates - fixes login problems for both services

Fitbit and Mint apps for Windows 8 both recieve minor updates - fixes login problems for both services

Michael Archambault 17

If you’re a fan of managing your health or managing your money, then there is a good bet that you might be using the Fitbit and/or Mint.com apps on your Windows 8 PC. Some troubles over the last few days have prevented some users from logging in to either service from the Windows Store application, and a new update is here to fix issues for both. While Fitbit and Mint.com aren’t...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 rumored release date gets more specific, no mini-Start Menu in sight

Windows 8.1 Update 1 rumored release date gets more specific, no mini-Start Menu in sight

Michael Archambault 54

The first minor update heading to Windows 8.1, known as Update 1, is suspected to be bringing more unity between the legacy desktop and newer Windows 8 application environment. In recently leaked screenshots by hacker WZor, we were able to take a brief look at the ability to pin Windows Store applications to your taskbar. The update previously rumored to be coming out this March, has...

Reimagining the web with Internet Explorer - "a web you can touch and feel"

Reimagining the web with Internet Explorer - "a web you can touch and feel"

Michael Archambault 80

Microsoft wants you to step onboard and reimagine the web with Internet Explorer 11. In a recently released video, the company revisits various interactive experiences from the past and asks you to imagine an internet that “did things you didn’t think were possible”. Along for the ride is Microsoft’s Surface Pro to really immerse users “in a web you can touch and feel”. The first...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 screenshots leaked - shows the ability to pin Windows 8 apps to the legacy taskbar

Windows 8.1 Update 1 screenshots leaked - shows the ability to pin Windows 8 apps to the legacy taskbar

Michael Archambault 114

Microsoft’s 2014 update for Windows 8.1 is aimed to land this April, and as usual, screenshots have begun to leak a few months early. Prominent hacker, WZor, has released a collection of screenshots from the latest build that reveal what may be in store for the future of Windows. Known internally as “Windows Build 6.3.9600.16596.WINBLUES14_GDR_LEAN.140114-0237”, the leaked build is an...

Microsoft Security Essentials to continue to 2015
XP is still end of line

Microsoft Security Essentials to continue to 2015

Michael Archambault 62

There has been a bit of confusion for Windows XP users (yes, they still exist) over whether or not they would be able to obtain antivirus support after July 2015. Let us take a few moments to talk about what antivirus support you won’t have after the 2015 date, but what might still be available. In addition, take a second to learn why you will still be at risk after this April even if...

Check This Out: Zombie Ragdoll - a bloody violent physics puzzle game

Check This Out: Zombie Ragdoll - a bloody violent physics puzzle game

Michael Archambault 22

Sometimes it just isn’t a good day until you have spread some Zombie blood using the power of physics. If that seems along the thought process that goes through your still alive, and not rotting brain, than we certainly have a great Windows 8 game for you to play! Today’s “Check This Out” app is Zombie Ragdoll by RV AppStudios. According to the description, Zombie Ragdoll “promises...

Skype wants to give you and a friend a Toshiba Encore Windows 8 tablet - here is how to enter (Eligible Worldwide)

Skype wants to give you and a friend a Toshiba Encore Windows 8 tablet - here is how to enter (Eligible Worldwide)

Michael Archambault 42

If you want a chance to score one of Toshiba’s Encore tablets than you must act fast. A contest is being held on Twitter known as “Get a Smile, Share a Smile”, and if you want to take part in the action then check out the contest instructions below. Be sure to do so now, as the contest closes at midnight PST tomorrow! Skype took to the streets with their Smile Station and decided to...

Check This Out: Hangman Pro for Windows 8 - bring a classic game to your device

Check This Out: Hangman Pro for Windows 8 - bring a classic game to your device

Michael Archambault 13

The word game of Hangman is one that had arisen during Victorian Times and is still played to this very day. A simple, yet addicting, game that started with paper and pencil has made it to Windows 8 in a well-designed application by Random Salad Games – Hangman Pro. Despite the add-on of the word “Pro” to the end of the game’s title, there is in fact no light version or paid version of...

Firmware updates available for original Surface Pro - fixes Touch and Type Cover issues

Firmware updates available for original Surface Pro - fixes Touch and Type Cover issues

Michael Archambault 41

If you are the proud (or disappointed) owner of a first generation Microsoft Surface Pro, then you might want to check Windows Update for a new firmware updates that are available today. The new updates for the Surface Pro improve compatibility with the second generation Type and Touch Covers. The new firmware updates, numbered 1.0.279.0 and 1.0.280.0, fix issues in which the newer...

Microsoft partners with GoDaddy to deliver Office 365 to small businesses

Microsoft partners with GoDaddy to deliver Office 365 to small businesses

Michael Archambault 16

When it comes to running a small business, any help is good help. Spending time on trivial matters like getting your email up and running or making sure you can access the documents you need whenever and from wherever you need them, are time wasters. To help out small business owners on their track to success, Microsoft has partnered with one of the web’s top platforms, GoDaddy. The...

Microsoft Research releases WorldWide Telescope 5.0 - explore the cosmos with your PC

Microsoft Research releases WorldWide Telescope 5.0 - explore the cosmos with your PC

Michael Archambault 15

If you are a fan of the cosmos, than you should be well aware of Microsoft Research’s WorldWide Telescope computing program. WorldWide Telescope allows users to fly through the known universe as astronomical sky maps and a 3D modeled environment is rendered. Originally announced at a 2008 TED Conference in California, the application still continues to be listed as “beta”, but has...