Surface Pro 3 Hands-...

There’s been a lot of hype around the Surface Pro 3 recently – and for good reason. The device is a beast (but an elegant beast, to be sure). What’s different about it from the Pro 2? Well it’s lighter, thinner, and more durable while sporting a larger screen, better...

Xbox As a Service: S...

Earlier last week the internet echo chamber exploded when it was inaccurately reported that Bill Gates was reluctant to sell off Microsoft’s Bing services, but reportably had no problem throwing Xbox under the bus. This comes at the same time you have entities writing that the Xbox...

How to Boot to your ...

Windows 8.1 is finally here and with it a bunch of improvements and fixes to the Windows 8 user experience. One improvement that many people have been asking for is the ability to sign in straight to the Desktop and avoid the Start Screen completely. To those non touch screen owners this may...

Hidden Start Button ...

We have discovered the mother of all hidden features in Windows 8. This little feature will remove the need of a third party Start button. The solution is quite simple but can be easily missed by new users. All you have to do is go to the bottom left corner of the screen and right click. We...

Microsoft Favors iOS...

Windows Phone users have had to deal with plenty of apps and games arriving late on the platform so you could understand the awesome feeling we get when we see popular apps arrive on the marketplace(Instagram will come to WP soon!). But when it’s a Microsoft first party studio playing...

How to stop Windows ...

Windows 8 comes in a variety of form factors; some good, some not as good. If you haven’t noticed by now the new Modern designed user interface is best used with a touchscreen. Sure you can use a mouse and keyboard with the new Start Screen but it isn’t as fun. Laptops users in...

Are You Feeling “Blue”? Apr01

Are You Feeling R...

  What does this code name “Windows Blue” mean to me? I want to dig into it but I tend to steer away when information is released in this fashion. As it becomes more “official” I’ll dig in deeper. This is partly out of respect and in part I’m simply tired...

Free Xbox Avatar Pro...

Windows 8 has been selling at a slow pace compared to previous versions of Windows and in order to push the new Operating System and PC’s Microsoft has been thinking outside of the box. Today we see a pretty neat gift from the Xbox team that will make die hard Microsoft fans smile....

Skulls of the Shogun...

Today, 17-Bit Studios revealed new pricing on their recent strategy game Skulls of the Shogun. The new pricing will affect the Xbox Live Arcade and Windows 8 stores. The new pricing will be 800 Microsoft Points for the Xbox Live version, and $6.99 for the Windows 8 and Windows Surface...

Using a Micro SD Card to Install Programs

Recently, concerns were raised about the amount of operating system reserved storage on of the Microsoft Surface Pro. Here is how you can use Windows 8 to install programs to an SD card (without any hacks, funky drivers, or registry changes) as if the Micro SDXC Card (or any removable storage device) were a part of your C:\ Drive. Windows will not, by default, allow you to install programs to a removable device because of the obvious reason- they can be removed at any time, potentially affecting stability if removed while in use. However for devices like the Surface Pro, I do not intend to remove my storage card. Windows 8 allows for...

What’s in your...

I’ll be the first to admit that my experience with the Apple or Android ecosystems is limited as a whole with just some basic time spent with any of their devices individually. This is by choice. I have assisted people with their devices on a number of occasions and made recommendations...

Rebuttal: Windows RT...

Redmond Post Rebuttal to: Microsoft’s ARM blunder: 7 reasons why Windows RT was DOA This is first in our new series “Rebuttal”. In this column I will take articles published elsewhere and provide a rebuttal, easy as that! In this first rebuttal Neil McAllister of The Register...

Download the Gunstri...

The Gunstringer is free for Windows 8/Windows RT users for a limited time. Unlike in its release, the full game is now available for download complete with Xbox Live achievements. You can download it here from the Windows store. The game resembles Temple Run in its arcade like free run action....

Microsoft Moving On Up! Despite Declining PC Sales? Jan24

Microsoft Moving On ...

How can there be a decline in overall PC sales yet Microsoft does significantly better year over year? Windows 8 and Surface. Today Microsoft announced the first major revenue report following the massive October launch season. This new information put Microsoft right on track and doing...

Surface Windows 8 Pro | What’s Next

Microsoft lives the “Be What’s Next” Message Ever since I started getting involved with technology and Microsoft I have wanted this day to come. Unfortunately back then wasn’t the time. The computers of the late 1990’s were purely function. They were not a part of our lives. Those computers were mediums by which work got done and Microsoft made money. The Compaq’s and Gateway’s of that era were just commodities and owning your own personal technology was for more privileged people. It is only when society took a major shift that Microsoft took notice. Their dream of “a computer on every...

Microsoft at CES 201...

  Hey Everyone, I’m Darren. Microsoft @ CES 2013 -One Post- Let’s Go. Surface RT gets jail broken and Microsoft seemingly couldn’t be happier. To remind the world they are completely irrelevant, Sprint announced that Windows Phone 8 is finally worth of their...

Customize Windows 8 ...

One of the coolest things about Windows 7 was having the ability to completely customize your home screen and change it to a completely different looking beast with a program like Rainmeter. Windows 8 RT brought with it some restrictions that made it so that you can only use the provided...

How to use Windows 8

Okay so after the holiday festivity you decide to finally sit down and have some quality time with your brand new PC. Now it might be a regular desktop, a laptop, or a new tablet. There is also the factor of whether or not it is touch enabled or not. Those who have received a brand new...

The Gunstringer out now for Windows 8 Dec15

The Gunstringer out ...

  Background In the year 2011 Twisted Pixel created one of the best Kinect games simply titled The Gunstringer. The Gunstringer was originally planned to be a downloadable title on XBLA but due to its good use of motion controls, Microsoft decided to bundled every Kinect peripheral...

Surface RT spotted a...

Microsoft announced yesterday that it will be expanding the Surface with Windows RT distribution channels in hopes that they will draw larger sales to their new first party device. So far, it has been confirmed that Surface will be found at Staples and Best Buy in the United States within the...

Surface RT for sale ...

Rumors were buzzing that Microsoft would expand its sales of Surface RT tablets by offering them at stores like Best Buy and Verizon. Today both Best Buy and Staples have confirmed those rumors and will carry the Surface tablet as soon as possible. Along with the added outlets, Microsoft has...

Surface Pro Breakdow...

The Surface Pro has finally been priced at $899 for a 64 Gb model and $999 for a 128 Gb model, and a lot of talk, both positive and negative, has been made about the price. The problem with most of the price analyses I’ve read is that they are considering the Surface Pro to be a slate or...

Microsoft Surface PR...

The launch date of the Surface Pro has finally been marked. It will arrive in January 2013, missing the huge holiday season. The Surface Pro is the higher end model to the Surface RT which runs Windows RT. The Surface PRO will be able to run full on Windows 8 making it possible to download...

The Windows 8 Dilemma Nov25

The Windows 8 Dilemm...

I made a trip to my local Best Buy. Unlike every other month of the year, the Best Buy was actually quite crowded. The reason behind this may be due to a failed Black Friday hunting spree and the pending Christmas holiday. It happens every year. A sign that capitalism is well accepted in our...

Windows 8 Has Finall...

Windows 8 Launch Hey there Microsoft fans, Windows 8 has officially launched. Today is the birthday of Windows 8 and to a lesser extent but equal as interesting, Surface. Windows 8 can now be purchased in retail packaging for $69.99 or a short $39.99 for the downloadable version from the...