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How to connect Xbox One controller to any Computer or Laptop
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How to connect Xbox One controller to any Computer or Laptop

I’m not much of a game-head myself, but I do love Microsoft’s Xbox One and especially its nifty controller. Fits the hand like a glove and very comfortable too, it makes for a great way to full take advantage of the advance graphics that this Gaming Machine’s packin’. Not me, I’m a PC and Laptop guy; not into Gaming Systems wither, as they frequently change and in my view, are being and will be made extinct by Tablets as concluded in Apple iPad Air’s the World Thinnest Tablet and Apple iPad Mini 2’s a 3DS and Vita killer Gear of War just became my summer Friend along with the traditional Servings of Super Mario Land, Sonic the Hedgehog, Retro Arcade Style and yes…..I’m very much into TitanFall too. My other favourite titles aren’t much to speak of, but I love em’ to bitz: War Thu...
Microsoft to introduce Office to Apple iPad on Thursday March 27th 2014
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Microsoft to introduce Office to Apple iPad on Thursday March 27th 2014

“We estimate that if 10 percent of the iPad install base were to subscribe to Office then this could add 15 million subscribers and generate $1.1 billion to $1.5 billion in consumer Office subscription revenue per year” Bernstein Research analyst Mark Moerdler said in a research note on Tuesday March 18th 2014, as reported by Reuters. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella certainly isn’t wasting his time making his stamp on the company Stock Price with his decision to introduce Microsoft word for the Apple iPad. Microsoft's share price rose by about 5% to $39.90 on Tuesday March 18th 2014, eclipsing the value it last attained way back in 2000 at the end of the Dot Com Era and represents an added valuation of US$15 billion to the company's value on the stock markets. Acutely aware that Microso...
Skype-ing from your Browser now possible as WhatsApp conspires to kill International Calling
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Skype-ing from your Browser now possible as WhatsApp conspires to kill International Calling

Now that Microsoft has decided to make Lync and Skype see eye-to-eye and even make friends with Google Android as declared at a recent Microsoft Lync Conference back in February 2014, it only seemed fair that they’d begin via doing an improvement of Microsoft Outlook with Skype. A recently refreshed free Browser plug-in that marries Skype and Microsoft Outlook email Service makes Skype Voice and Video calls in HD on Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer 8 possible. Apple Mac users rejoice; this also goes for you too. I suspect, however, this update of a plug-in that was launched back in March 2013 may be a quiet response to WhatsApp going VoIP Calling, a step up from their previous offer of Voice Notes. WhatsApp has truly be a busy little bee since Facebook acquired them for US$...
How to Backup your Data using the a List of the Best Free Backup Solutions
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How to Backup your Data using the a List of the Best Free Backup Solutions

Backing up your PC and smartphone! A chore most people abhor but which is quite necessary to avoid losing all of your Data. Or, if you’ve decided to defect from the “in Crowd” of Blackberry users to the “smart crowd” of smartphone users as described in How to transfer Phone Contacts and Data from your Blackberry to your Apple iPhone or Google Android smartphone or Tablet. So what the best software out there to protect and preserve the Data from your “precious” in case the inevitable and unthinkable happens? First off the bat, if you’ve already read my article above, you’d realize there are indeed two (2) Backup methods: Physical Backup Cloud Backup The distinction lies in the location of your backup file, which is usually a Zipped Archive in either *.zip, *.rar or *.tar...
Xbox One ignites a new era of games and entertainment this November
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Xbox One ignites a new era of games and entertainment this November

Fueling the excitement from the Xbox One reveal on May 21, Microsoft Corp. today announced launch details for the highly anticipated next Xbox and entertainment system. Launching in 21 markets around the world in November 2013, Xbox One is the ultimate all-in-one entertainment system built for the 21st century living room — introducing a new world of games, music, live TV, movies, sports, apps and Skype, all personalized to your interests and accessible with the sound of your voice. Every Xbox One system sold will include the new Xbox One console — which features a 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray player and built-in Wi-Fi — the new Kinect, one Xbox One Wireless Controller and a free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold for new members. The Xbox One launch bundle will be available for $499.99 in the U...
Laptop makers go Chromebooks as Google Chrome’s Office Extension makes it easy to View and Edit Office Documents
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Laptop makers go Chromebooks as Google Chrome’s Office Extension makes it easy to View and Edit Office Documents

College Students two (2) fave tools: Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel and DropBox, especially for those days you forgot to carry your thumb drive. If you’ve got a copy of Microsoft Office that came pre-loaded on your Laptop, chances are it’s now showing you it needs to be upgraded. You may have tried the advice from my article on extracting Keys from Microsoft Products and have done so to get the keys from someone else’s PC or Laptop that has an active copy to activate yours. But then you may have wondered: Why join the rat-race and use Microsoft Office? After all, if there’s a Cloud -Based alternatives to having a Thumb Drive in the form of Dropbox, now integrated into Yahoo Mail or Google Drive in Gmail, should there also be a Cloud-Based alternative to ...
Windows 8 Editions Announced
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Windows 8 Editions Announced

Windows 8 is only a few months away with Microsoft aiming for an autumn 2012 release. They recently announced on the Indows Team Blog that there will be three editions or "flavors" if you will of the upcoming Windows 8 operatiing system. They are Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and... Windows RT, really... Windows RT? when I first read the name I thought Windows RT didn't seem to mesh well with the other names and it seems I was not alone as the interwebs is now buzzing with discussions related to Micirisofts choice of Using Windows RT. Windows RT is designed for ARM-designed chips (tablets) while Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro are for Intel based chips. Excerpt of the blogpost on the Windows team blog below. Read the full post as well as the details and differences between the different versions...