Windows Phone is calling it quits

Windows Phone is calling it quits

Microsoft smartphones have been on their last legs for months, if not years. Though builds and new features held promise in revitalizing the device, Microsoft announced the removal of their phones from the consumer market. While Microsoft maintains its stance on “fully committing” to Windows Phones, the fact that they are selling off their handset business, shows otherwise.

A more secure cloud-based Microsoft Office

A more secure cloud-based Microsoft Office

Privacy and security concerns can derail a lot of great software ideas — but Microsoft is determined not to let that happen to their browser-based Office Online services. Last week, the software giant announced that their cloud-based versions of Office would be available to be hosted locally, wooing over security skeptics.

Speed up Windows 10 with these tips

Speed up Windows 10 with these tips

You’re likely a busy person. So the last thing you want to be bothered with is a slow computer. If you’ve recently upgraded to Windows 10, you may be surprised (and slightly annoyed) to discover that it’s running much slower than expected. So what can you do? Here are a few steps you can take to significantly speed up your new OS.
Prevent programs from launching at startup
Windows loads several programs at startup so they’re quickly available.

Do this to avoid the Windows 10 upgrade

Do this to avoid the Windows 10 upgrade

Repetition is a proven way to incite people into action. Children use it to break down their parents’ psyche and get them to buy the latest toy, and advertisers use it to sell their product. Now, Microsoft is using the same tactic to try and get you to upgrade to Windows 10. But this time, you don’t have to stand for it.

Add-ins give Office new life

Add-ins give Office new life

Are you looking for a way to change up your Microsoft Office experience? It’s actually pretty easy to do thanks to a plethora of add-ins available for your favorite Office application. While these tools aren’t exactly reinventing the wheel, they do add a nifty wrinkle to the popular Office suite.

Cortana tips and tricks for an easier life

Cortana tips and tricks for an easier life

Over the years, the virtual assistant has evolved. First there was the Microsoft Paperclip (aka Clippy), later we had Siri, and now we have Cortana, the new assistant for Microsoft Windows 10. If you’re a Windows 10 user who loves the operating system just as much as we do, you may be curious as to how you can best utilize your new personal assistant.

What to buy: the new iPad Pro or Surface Pro?

What to buy: the new iPad Pro or Surface Pro?

Thinking about buying a new tablet? You’re in luck. This fall, Microsoft and Apple are set to release the latest versions of their popular tablets: iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4. If you’re not an Apple fan or a Microsoft follower, and want to know how these two mobile heavyweights really stack up, we’ve compared the main features of these two head-to-head so you can see what you’re really purchasing when you choose your next tablet.