Microsoft Work & Play Bundle – $149 At Microsoft Stores

Okay, so if you follow me on Twitter then you have undoubtedly seen my posts throughout the afternoon on the Microsoft Work & Play Bundle that I picked up today at my local Microsoft store here in Dallas.

I appreciate that I may be beating the proverbial dead horse.  I got it… but this is a seriously good deal peeps if you use these services from Microsoft.  Even if you use just two of these services, this is a deal that you can’t pass up.

Microsoft Store Super Saturday Deals

Today is Super Saturday, the last Saturday before Christmas here in the United States and the Microsoft Store has put together a lot of great deals for you today.  I have put together a list of the deals that are running today online and at the retail stores and some of these are outstanding deals.  While you will have to pay extra at this point to get it shipped to you by Christmas, you will still be able to get a great price on some great Windows PCs, Tablets and Phones.

Surface Pro 3 – Free Sleeve and $100 Gift Code – Starting at $799

Ace Aspire E5 Windows PC – $299 (Normally $599)

HP Stream 11″ Windows PC – $179 (Normally $199)

HP Stream 13″ Windows PC – $199 (Normally $229)

Lenovo Flex 2 15″ 2-in-1 Windows PC – $499 (Normally $699)

Lenovo Flex 2 15″ Windows PC – $649 (Normally $799)

Lenovo C260 All In One – $399 (Normally $519)

Dell XPS 13″ 7144sLV Windows PC – $1199 (Normally $1299)

Acer Aspire Switch 11″ 2-in-1 Windows PC – $499 (Normally $649)

Xbox One Assassins Creed Unity Bundle – $349 (Normally $399)

Nokia Lumia 520 No Contract – $29 (Normally $59)

Nokia Lumia 635 Unlocked – $99 (Normally $179)

Toshiba Encore 2 10″ 64GB Storage Windows Tablet – $199 (Normally $329)

ASUS VivoTab Note 8″ 32GB Storage Windows Tablet – $199 (Normally $329)

Nokia Coloud Pop Headset – $9.99 (Normally $24.99)

Fitbit for Windows Phone Gets Updated for Surge Support

The Fitbit for Windows Phone app received an update yesterday that brings support for the newest Fitbit tracker, the Surge, along with some visual improvements and performance enhancements.  The update is available now and it does require that your device be running Lumia Cyan to work properly and do the background synchronization between the tracker and your Windows Phone.

Fitbit for Windows Phone – Free – Download Now

12 Month Xbox Music Pass – $29.90 Today at Microsoft Stores

Today is the final day of the Microsoft 12 Days of Deals promotion and Redmond has decided to go out with a bang.  Today you can get a 12 month Xbox Music Pass for only $29.90 in store.  That is a $70 savings off the normal price of $99.90.  Even if you don’t live near a Microsoft retail location, you can still save big online as the Xbox Music Pass at the online store is $49.90, a savings of $50. The online promotion starts at 8:00 AM EST while the in store pricing will be in effect as soon as your local Microsoft store opens and while supplies last.

Xbox Music Pass – $49.90 Online – Microsoft Store

How To Take A Screen Shot On a Windows Tablet

Capturing a screen capture on your Windows PC is done by a key combination on your keyboard while on a Windows Phone it is done via a key combination on the device.  But what about a Windows tablet?  Actually it is pretty easy to do but it is one of those things that isn’t document very well and it could be easily missed.  In this How To I’ll show you how to do a screen capture on your Windows tablet and will show you where those files are stored so you can edit them or move them to another folder including OneDrive.

The first question though is why do you need a key combination and not use the keyboard combination like you do on a Windows PC?  Well, it’s pretty straightforward actually.  To capture a screen shot on your Windows PC you press Windows Key + PrtScn. No go take a look at the keyboard on your Windows Tablet… ah!  No PrtScn button!  There you go.  That’s why Microsoft had to come up with a solution for Windows tablets other than a keyboard combination.

HP Pavilion x2 2-in-1 Windows PC – $199 Today at Microsoft Stores

Today’s promotion in the Microsoft store’s 12 Days of Deals is another great one.  Today you can get the HP Pavilion x2 10″ 2-in-1 PC for an amazing $199, a savings of $130 off the regular price of $329. The HP Pavilion x2 has some great specs and at $199 is a hard deal to beat.

  • 10.1-inch HD touchscreen
  • Intel Atom Z3736F
  • 2GB memory/32GB eMMC
  • Up to 11.75 hours battery life
  • MicroSD Card reader for added storage

It also comes with a built-in cover to protect the device as you carry it around with you throughout your day. The HP Pavilion x2 is powered by Windows 8.1 with Bing is of course a Microsoft Signature unit so it won’t be bloated with crapware.

HP Pavilion x2 10″ Touchscreen 2-in-1 PC – $199 – Microsoft Store

Lumia Denim Begins Rolling Out in Europe

Lumia Denim, the next major version of Windows Phone, is starting to roll out to Lumia devices in some European countries. The news of the rollout is welcome as Microsoft had stated they would begin pushing out the release before the end of 2014 and come on the back of their release of an update video on their YouTube channel yesterday.

Age of Empires Castle Siege Update Brings Free Gold to New Players

The popular Age of Empire Castle Siege game for Windows and Windows Phone has received another massive update, bringing game play improvement and bug fixes.  The update also brings a holiday special for those who haven’t played the game before now.  If you play before the end of the year you will receive free in-game gold to make materials purchases to further your castle faster than ever.

Age of Empires Castle Siege for Windows Phone – Free – Download Now

Microsoft Releases Lumia Denim Update Video as Release Draws Near

With the release expected any day now, Microsoft has released a video on their YouTube channel on how the updating process for your Windows Phone to Lumia Denim.  The video is about 3 minutes long and covers all of the new features of the next firmware update which is pretty extensive.  You can read my guide on Lumia Denim to get the full briefing of what is coming.


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Hilton HHonors app for Windows Phone Allows Room Selection In-App

The Hilton HHonors app for Windows Phone has been updated and it now gives you the ability to select your room number right from within the app via an interactive map of the hotel property.  It is the latest update in what is arguably one of the best hotel apps available for Windows Phone.  The update is free and available now in the Windows Phone store.

Hilton HHonors App for Windows Phone – Free – Download Now