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Microsoft has issued a critical update to patch up an Internet Explorer hole that can give hackers access to your system. Hackers could create websites capable of exploiting the zero-day vulnerability -- discovered by Google researcher Clement Lecigne -- and get you to click on the URL via email o...

August 18th 2015 at 10:27pm 0 Comments
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Remember that "very high" streaming video setting Reddit users found hiding in the Windows 10 Xbox app? It's available to all users right now. Today Microsoft announced that the app's August update would enable game streaming from Xbox One consoles to Windows 10 PCs in 1080p and 60 frames per seco...

August 18th 2015 at 4:04pm 0 Comments
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When it launched in 2012, Comcast's Xfinity Xbox 360 app became a lightning rod for controversy. That's because to some (like Netflix CEO Reed Hastings) it was a symbol of the cable giant's abuse of network neutrality by streaming video that didn't count against its own bandwidth caps. Since then,...

August 17th 2015 at 11:56pm 0 Comments
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Do you recall the bad old days of PC games in the mid-2000s, when titles were loaded with copy protection that was not only a hassle, but horribly insecure? Well, Microsoft does -- and that could be a problem if you're trying to run some of those vintage games on Windows 10. The company notes that...

August 17th 2015 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft is testing a new app called NewsCast, which makes a playlist of news story summaries and reads them to you, according to Neowin. The publication came across a page on the Microsoft Azure Web Sites domain that had the app for download. In it, the company mentioned that the program was cre...

August 15th 2015 at 8:27pm 0 Comments
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Yes, we know: A bunch of phones just came out. Don't worry, we'll be reviewing those shortly. In the meantime, we have a handful of items we'd like to induct into our buyer's guide. Included among them: not one, but two laptops, including the impressive Chromebook Flip and MSI's GT80 Titan gaming...

August 14th 2015 at 11:42am 0 Comments
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Redditor OomaThurman recently detailed a hidden "very high" video quality setting tucked within the Xbox One's streaming app. Thurman writes, "Simply edit the userconsoledata in the xbox app folder and change IsInternalPreview to true," though there are actually a couple of additional steps needed...

August 13th 2015 at 4:33pm 0 Comments
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Outlook is now a more powerful tool if you get a lot of work done on your phone... or just need a quick ride to the airport. To begin with, the iOS versions of Excel, PowerPoint and Word have received tight integration with Outlook. You can send a document you're working on as an Outlook email a...

August 12th 2015 at 7:39pm 0 Comments
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If you've been waiting to get your hands on Microsoft's 84-inch 4K collaborative pen display, you're going to have to wait just a little longer: the company says the $20,000 Surface Hub won't ship until January 1st, 2016. By the time it reaches customers, it will have almost been a year since it w...

August 12th 2015 at 5:44pm 0 Comments
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It's a new Wednesday, which means I'm back to answer more of your questions! This week, we have Dana Wollman on to talk all about Microsoft's new Edge browser and how it compares to IE. Read her full review here. We also have some of your responses to our "are portable gaming devices dead?" quest...

August 12th 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Two months after Microsoft launched Skype's Business edition, which integrates into MS Office Calendar and allows for group messaging/video chats/calls for up to 250 people, the video conferencing company announced on Tuesday that a mobile version for both iOS and Android devices is in the works....

August 12th 2015 at 3:10am 0 Comments
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You may see yourself as a big Minecraft fan, but Spencer Kern just took that devotion to another level. The Microsoft game artist marked the launches of both Windows 10 and its special version of Minecraft by building Redstone, a custom PC that's a tribute to Mojang's construction game in more wa...

August 11th 2015 at 9:54am 0 Comments