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Valve's Steam Survey shows that Windows 7 remains the most popular gaming operating system

Valve's Steam Survey shows that Windows 7 remains the most popular gaming operating system

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If you belong to the “PC Master Race” (see meme) when it comes to gaming, then there is a good chance you are still running Windows 7 instead of Microsoft’s latest operating system. For those of you who love both PC gaming and Windows 8 – you will be interested to know that Steam usage data for the past month shows almost a fifth of those utilizing the Steam client are now using the new...

Microsoft isn’t just attacking Apple – puts down the Galaxy Tab in latest commercial

Microsoft isn’t just attacking Apple – puts down the Galaxy Tab in latest commercial

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We have seen a lot of anti-Apple iPad commercials coming out of Microsoft lately; they have been touting the Surface’s ability to manage devices via a built in full USB port and the ability to project to larger displays using the device’s HD video out port. Microsoft also attacks the Samsung Galaxy Tab’s inability to use multiple accounts. The first video is extremely similar to the...

Get ready to gear up – Gears of War and Shoot Many Robots are your free “Games with Gold” for December 2013

Get ready to gear up – Gears of War and Shoot Many Robots are your free “Games with Gold” for December 2013

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While Xbox One users will have to wait for an update “Games with Gold” program, current Xbox 360 users will still be able to take advantage of some great offers. This month, the company is offering up the original Gears of War, along with an indie game, Shoot Many Robots. Gears of War will be available from December 1 to December 15. The title normally would cost you $19.99 on the...

Microsoft gains slight market share with both Internet Explorer 11 and Windows 8

Microsoft gains slight market share with both Internet Explorer 11 and Windows 8

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November has been a decent month for Microsoft in terms of market share; the company’s internet browser software, Internet Explorer 11, and latest operating system, Windows 8/8.1, have both grown in popularity since the previous month of October. While Windows 7 still remains as the world’s top operating system with 46.64%, Windows 8/8.1 has seen a slight increase in its holdings and...

Microsoft fights back against the National Security Agency - fortifies their security

Microsoft fights back against the National Security Agency - fortifies their security

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Many people have had their trust shaken by the United States National Security Agency’s involvement with top technology companies around the globe including Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and many more. To this day, many people still feel at least a bit of lost faith towards the aforementioned technology giants and any personal data that they may hold. The paranoia can be seen in...

Microsoft responds to overheating on Surface 2 devices - a firmware update is coming

Microsoft responds to overheating on Surface 2 devices - a firmware update is coming

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If you recently picked up one of Microsoft’s latest devices, the Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2, you might be experiencing a slight issue with the screen dimming its brightness level when working on CPU intensive activities. Not to worry though, Microsoft is in the processes of creating and releasing a firmware updates to the units. High intensive activities such as gaming, are causing...

Hulu Plus for Windows 8 gets updated - allows you to enjoy your favorite content even more

Hulu Plus for Windows 8 gets updated - allows you to enjoy your favorite content even more

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Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Amazon Instant Video are all great ways to enjoy your favorite TV and movie content wherever you are. This week, Hulu has released an update to their application, adding an addition of new features and, of course, a few bug fixes. The update for the Hulu Plus application brings two new abilities. The first new addition, is the ability to snap the Hulu app to...

Xbox One's internal design may prove for more stability and a longer lifespan compared to Sony’s PS4

Xbox One's internal design may prove for more stability and a longer lifespan compared to Sony’s PS4

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Comparing the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One side by side makes Microsoft’s unit look a bit… chunky. But Microsoft has its reasoning for making its next generation system the size of a large concrete brick – ventilation. While Sony has decided to go for the sleek racing car style approach, Microsoft has longevity and stability on their list. Popular website, iFixIt, has performed a tear...

Microsoft patents "Touch-Aware Skin" - wants to make tablets aware of how you hold them

Microsoft patents "Touch-Aware Skin" - wants to make tablets aware of how you hold them

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Microsoft wants to know where your hands are at all times, and has filed a patent to do so. A new patent filed by the Redmond based company depicts a device that is able to sense a person’s grip on the border of a tablet. The patent itself shows “Skin Sensors” embedded around the entire screen border and filed under what Microsoft is calling “Touch-Aware Skin”. The patent itself,...

Microsoft wants you to show your distain for Google – starts selling Scroogled products

Microsoft wants you to show your distain for Google – starts selling Scroogled products

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If you are a true Microsoft fan, then you're probably aware of the company’s Scroogled campaign. The advertising strategy, which has been considered as dirty by some, is now taking a step up to launch a variety of products for anti-Googlers to show their support for Microsoft. The campaign has been based upon the premise that Google is stealing data from innocent users by monitoring...

Meet your new favorite web browser – Internet Explorer for Xbox One

Meet your new favorite web browser – Internet Explorer for Xbox One

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While Internet Explorer isn’t the world’s most well received desktop web browser, it can certainly do its job on the Xbox 360 and in Windows 8 mode on touchscreen devices. Despite IE already being a great console web browser, Microsoft is set to revamp your experience on November 22 when you grab your brand new Xbox One. Microsoft is touting that “the sites you love on the web” will...