All Articles by Mark Guim

How to manage notifications on the Microsoft Band 2

You can change the settings of some tiles on the Microsoft Band 2 including turning notifications on and off. You can't change the notification settings from the band itself, so you'll need to open the Microsoft Health app on your phone. It's really simple. We'll show you how to do it.

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How to use Cortana on the Microsoft Band 2

The Microsoft Band 2 works on Windows 10 Mobile, iOS, and Android, but Windows users have a cool feature that is currently exclusive to them. It's Cortana, the personal assistant we've grown to love. How does it work with the Microsoft Band 2? Read on to find out.

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Here are the 4 apps you can add to the Microsoft Band 2 right now from Microsoft's Tile Gallery

Microsoft is making it easier for Band 2 owners to add new tiles to their wearable. You can these tiles from the Tile Gallery. It's like a separate app store for the Microsoft Band 2. Getting there might not be very obvious for new users so we'll show you how to do it.

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How to set up a Smart Alarm on the Microsoft Band 2

An interesting new feature on the Microsoft Band 2 is the Smart Alarm. Instead of waking you up at the alarm time you set, the Band 2 will wake you up at an optimal wakeup time. This could be up to thirty minutes earlier. We'll show you how to set this up.

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How to prevent getting sunburned with the Microsoft Band 2

Long exposure to ultraviolet light can damage your skin and eyes which may result in health problems, weaken your immune system, and cause skin cancer. It can be prevented with proper use of sunscreen and clothing coverage. The Microsoft Band 2 can help by letting you know the current UV level. We'll show you how.

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8 tips to extend the battery life on your Microsoft Band 2

The Microsoft Band 2's battery life can vary depending on your settings, usage, and other factors. If you want to extend the battery life on your Microsoft Band 2, we have some tips that can help you out. These tips include turning off some features, so read carefully.

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The 6 things you should do first with the Microsoft Band 2

We've just shown you how to pair the Microsoft Band 2 with Windows 10 Mobile. You can use it right away after pairing, but we recommend doing a few things first for a better experience.

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How to pair the Microsoft Band 2 with Windows 10 Mobile

Just got the Microsoft Band 2 and need help pairing it with your phone? We'll show the process of how to pair it with Windows 10 Mobile. As a reminder, while we are Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile fans here, the Microsoft Band 2 also works with Android and iOS. Ready to go? Follow the steps to pair the new Band 2 with Windows 10 Mobile.

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7 reasons to get the Surface Pro 4 Type Cover for the Surface Pro 3

If you're a Surface Pro 3 owner, you're probably tempted to get the newer Surface Pro 4. However, as Dan mentioned in the Surface Pro 4 review, the gains are probably not worth the cost if you're a Surface Pro 3 user. You can still upgrade your experience by buying the Surface Pro 4 Type cover for your Surface Pro 3. It's fully compatible.

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How to change the default search engine in Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 Mobile

If you enter a word in the Microsoft Edge address bar on Windows 10 Mobile, the browser shows search results from Bing. If you prefer a different search engine, you can change it in the settings. For example, we'll show you how to change the default search engine to Google.

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3 essential shortcuts you should know for the new Surface Pen

The new Surface Pro 4 comes with a new Surface Pen. It lets you write, draw, or mark documents digitally. The new Pen is a great tool, and it's even better if you know these 3 essential shortcuts.

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How to resize text, apps, and other items in Windows 10 Mobile

Just like in Windows 10 for PC, you can also resize text, apps, and other items in Windows 10 Mobile. Perhaps you have a phablet and want to fit more items on the screen, or you simply want everything to appear bigger. It's really simple. We'll show you how.

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Bing Predicts correctly picked 9 out of 14 games in NFL Week 6

Bing Predicts performed well with its NFL Week 5 predictions. It correctly predicted 10 games out of 14. How did Bing perform for Week 6? It correctly picked 9 games out of 14. Let's take a look at the results.

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Windows Phone runs on Dunkin' with DunkinWP

There are Dunkin Donuts stores around the world and while Android and iOS have official apps for the company, there isn't one for Windows Phone. Fortunately, we can rely on third-party apps. Let's take a look at DunkinWP, which is free from the Windows Store.

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A closer look at the Lumia 950 XL camera

The Lumia 950 XL has the best camera Microsoft has ever created. That's what Juha Alakarhu tells us. He's responsible for imaging technology development in Phones at Microsoft. We spoke with him during the launch in New York City and he explained (and showed) the reasons behind the bold statement. Watch the video!

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Hands-on with the new Dell XPS 12

Dell has just introduced the first 4K Ultra HD Display in a 2-in-1. The Dell XPS 12 has a unique design with a magnetic connection for transitioning from laptop to tablet. The mobility base provides a full-size backlit keyboard and precision touchpad for working on-the-go. We got to play with it for a few minutes, so check out our hands-on video!

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Hands-on with the brand new Dell XPS 15

Dell just brought its virtually borderless InfinityEdge display to a 15-inch laptop, making the Dell XPS 15 the smallest 15-inch laptop on the planet. They've been able to squeeze a 15.6-inch display into a form closer to the size of a 14-inch laptop. We got to play with XPS 15 for a few minutes, so watch our hands-on video!

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Hands-on with the refreshed 2015 Dell XPS 13

The smallest 13-inch laptop in the planet gets some updates for 2015. The Dell XPS 13 now has 6th generation Intel Core processors and graphics, more storage and memory, and Thunderbolt 3. Don’t worry… it still has the InfinityEdge display. Check out our hands-on video.

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Hands-on with the Lumia 950

Besides the Lumia 950 XL we got to go hands-on with the new Lumia 950. So how is it? I actually prefer it to the Lumia 950 XL for a few reasons. Watch our hands-on video for the hardware tour.

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Lumia 950 & 950 XL: What we want to see from Microsoft's next flagship phones

We'll know everything about the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL at Microsoft's launch event in New York, but leaks give us a pretty good idea of what is coming. We figured we'd get a good old-fashioned round table going and see what everyone is looking forward to!

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