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Using the Microsoft Band to Stay Active
A few new apps available for the Microsoft Band can notify you when you've been sitting idle too long.
Product Review: Compulocks Universal Blade System for Surface 3 Series
The Universal Blade Lock system for the Surface 3 tablet series can help deter devices from disappearing.
Product Review: Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Headphones 3
I had to replace an old, trusted set of earbuds recently. I settled on the Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Headphones.
How To: Microsoft Band Soft Reset
Performing a soft reset on the Microsoft Band could get you going again should some strangeness arise.
Known Issue: Microsoft Band Stops Being Recognized for Desktop Sync 4
The Microsoft Band has developed a common problem that is keeping it from connecting to PCs through USB.
Product Review: Omaker Rugged, Splash Proof Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker
The Omaker Bluetooth speaker is a splash proof, rugged carry-along capable of delivering tunes on the go.
Product Review: Microsoft Lumia 640 11
Except for a few nuanced drawbacks, the Microsoft Lumia 640 is a solid phone.
First Look: Microsoft Lumia 640 1
We'll be putting the new Lumia 640 through it's paces over the next few days, but here's a quick picture preview.
What is Windows as a Service? 2
Microsoft's "Windows as a Service" tagline gets more confusing by the day. But, we may now have a clearer picture of what this actually means.
Windows 10 Preview Build for HTC Windows Phone is a Thing
Today marks the release of the first Windows 10 Mobile build that includes non-Lumia handsets.
HTC Could See a Windows 10 Mobile Build Soon 2
If an update to the Windows Phone Recovery tool is to be believed, HTC owners may get to participate in the Windows Insider program soon.
Turn Your Surface Pro 3 (or any Windows tablet) into an Android Tablet 6
AMI has released an Android environment for Windows, bringing the full Android tablet experience to Windows users.
Surface 3 Not Quite Ready for Windows 10 7
If you must install Windows 10 on the Surface 3, expect issues until Windows 10-optimized drivers are available.
Product Review: HP Spectre x360 7
The HP Spectre x360 is a better laptop than a tablet, but could be the best 2-in-1 device in the category.
Text from Your Windows 8.1 Device with Verizon Messages 5
Verizon has released an app for Windows 8.1 that allows you to send and receives text messages directly from your Windows device.
Comments
Product Review: Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Headphones
May 21, 2015

It's also possible that you have some big ears. :) I've heard from friends who tried the Jaybirds that couldn't use them because of the size of their earhole. Seriously....

Why does Microsoft Band count steps when I am riding in a car?
May 20, 2015

Hate to say it, but I've never had a problem with phantom steps with the band when driving. Maybe its my driving style, not sure. I'm right-handed and drive with my left-hand...

Official Microsoft blog lays out Windows 10 upgrade paths and scenarios
May 19, 2015

I'd go for that, but most think I'm crazy already.

Product Review: Microsoft Lumia 640
May 19, 2015

That's what I'm now considering. It's been a while since I've performed a test, and Verizon has slowly degraded, particularly in voice.

Turn Your Surface Pro 3 (or any Windows tablet) into an Android Tablet
May 13, 2015

Isn't that funny. I used to love my Android tablet, but after using a Windows tablet for the last year or so, Android just doesn't have much to offer.

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