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Computing

How to turn off the Charms menu in Windows 8.1

Many people feel that the Charms menu is a pain to use. Thankfully, you can shut it off in Windows 8.1. Here's how.
Computing

OneDrive now lets you upload files as large as 10GB, adds link sharing, more

You can now upload files as big as 10GB to OneDrive, Microsoft announced. Learn more here.
Computing

New Windows 9 screenshots leak, show notifications center, more

A bunch of new screenshots of Windows 9 have just leaked out, and they show off some interesting features that will probably be in Redmond's upcoming OS. Learn more here.
Mobile

Microsoft rumored to finally drop Nokia name, could bring other branding changes too

A new rumor report states Microsoft is ready to drop the Nokia name from its future smartphone releases, and replace it with all Lumia branding. Additionally, it may scrub the word "Phone" from the software in the near future too.
Mobile

AT&T does the right thing, snaps up the new 4G LTE Lumia 830

If you're tempted by the Lumia 830 Windows Phone smartphone - and we think it's worthy of your attention - then AT&T has some good news for you: It'll start selling the new 4G LTE phone in the near future.
Computing

Surface Pro 3 firmware update claims to improve Wi-Fi reliability, system stability

The Surface Pro 3 just got a new firmware update. Here are the improvements Microsoft claims it will add to its latest Surface device.
Computing

Notifications center reportedly coming to Windows 9

A report claims that Windows 9 will feature a Notification Center that's stored in the system tray. Learn more here.
Gaming

Get any free game of your choice with an Xbox One purchase for a limited time

For a limited time, Microsoft is running a promotion that gives any Xbox One purchaser the opportunity to get the game of their choice as a free bonus, so long as it's been released.
Gaming

Play Forza Motorsport 5 for free all weekend long

Microsoft offers up Forza Motorsport 5 for free play all weekend long (September 4-7) to get people hyped up for the September 30 release of Forza Horizon 2.
Computing

Windows 8 and 8.1 both gain users, but still can’t touch Windows XP, even combined

Windows 8 and 8.1 gains users, but neither can still sniff the amount of computers that Windows XP is still installed on. Learn more here.
Computing

Microsoft is removing the 2GB file sync ban on its OneDrive cloud storage service

Microsoft is lifting the ban on syncing files larger than 2GB right now. Users first noticed the new policy, which was later confirmed by Microsoft.
Gaming

Xbox One update improves media player, Party app, SmartGlass, and more

The September 2014 update for Microsoft's Xbox One console adds a number of new features, including enhanced support for media files accessed via a USB-connected drive.