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Mystery Skype Brings Fun To The Classroom

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

A new educational game called Mystery Skype is helping kids have fun while they learn using the popular Skype messaging service. Continue reading

Bill wants to know if XP Mode in Windows 7 will really let him run XP programs. We explain how it works. Continue reading

In The News: 9-20-2013

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

In The News 9-20-2013: Microsoft offers $350 iPad trade-in and PayPal revamps rules to support crowd funding. Continue reading

Microsoft is warning that Windows XP could become a security nightmare for users when support ends in April of 2014. Continue reading

In The News – 8-30-2013

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Microsoft offers ad-free searching for schools and TiVo goes mobile – that’s all In The News for 8-30-2013. Continue reading

How To Speed Up Windows: Part 2

Monday, August 26th, 2013

More tips for bringing Windows up to speed in part two of our series. Continue reading

In The News 8-23-2013

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

In The News – 8-23-2013 A release date for Windows 8.1, Google blocks the Windows Phone YouTube app and signs point to a new Kindle Fire release. Continue reading

The Xbox One will not require the Kinect to be switched on to work. Microsoft has backtracked on another key feature of the system. Continue reading

Victor wants to know if the switch to Outlook.com means he has to switch his e-mail address. Continue reading

In The News: 8-16-2013

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

In The News: 8-16-2013 – Google Glass as a tool for the disabled, Amazon gets into the fine art business and Microsoft adds an app tool. Continue reading

The stakes are high for Microsoft and Sony at GamesCon 2013 as they try to win over the European market with their new consoles. Continue reading

In The News 8-08-2013

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

In The News 8-08-2013 – Microsoft forced to rename SkyDrive, XP stays strong as Windows 8 inches up. Continue reading

Samuel wants to know if a virus app will keep his XP computer safe after Microsoft discontinues support. Continue reading

Microsoft is hoping to offering $100,000 in prizes to game developers who create apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Continue reading

In The News 7-26-2013

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

In The News 7-26-2013 – Deadly iPhone charger shocks, Microsoft earnings drop & a battery made from wood. Continue reading

L. Elaine wants to know why Microsoft had to go change Hotmail to Outlook.com. We look at some of the reasons. Continue reading

In The News 7-19-2013

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

In The News 7-19-2013: DEF CON un-invites Feds, a management shake-up at Microsoft and how Twitter is targeting you. Continue reading

Microsoft has some critical security patches ready for Windows. That includes one for Windows Defender and a vulnerability that lets hackers get to your computer through TrueType font files. Continue reading

What’s new with Windows 8.1? The Start Button Is Back, but there’s more. We check out the changes and let you know when 8.1 will be available. Continue reading

Windows 8 Passes Vista, XP Still Popular

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Windows 8 has finally passed the equally unpopular Windows Vista in the number of users, but Windows XP is still hanging in there. Continue reading

In The News 6-28-2013

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

In The News – 6-28-2013 – Amazing images from Mars, Microsoft Xbox One changes and Firefox cookie blocking postponed – again. Continue reading

Microsoft has released some crucial details about its new Xbox One entertainment system, when you can buy it and how much it’s going to cost. Continue reading

Outlook 2013 Coming To Windows RT

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Microsoft is bringing Outlook to Windows RT tablets and making other changes in hopes of attracting more business customers. Continue reading

Microsoft has a new program that allows students to ask friends and family to chip in and buy them a new PC. The company is dubbing it a “student PC crowdsourcing program.” Continue reading

Taffy from NSW. Australia writes: Why weren’t we told that all Outlook.com emails would be stored on Microsoft computers????? My emails were stopped until I logged into Outlook.com. I felt that this was illegal & therefore I contacted my provider who help me change back. It was only then that I received my emails from 4 days prior! Was this Legal? Continue reading

Users hoping that Microsoft would bring back the Start Button with the Windows 8.1 update are going to be disappointed. Instead, Microsoft will offer something called a Start Tip, a Windows logo that appears when you hover the cursor over the lower-left corner. Continue reading

Microsoft Teams Up With NFL

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Microsoft announced a multi-year partnership with the NFL that they say will “deliver truly unique interactive NFL television experiences for the next-generation Xbox One and leverage Microsoft devices and services to evolve the in-game, sideline experience for coaches, players and other personnel.” Continue reading

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