Microsoft

January 14

Microsoft Canada: Beats Mixr Headphones Was $280 | Now $169 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on January 14, 2016 at 1:15 PM

Microsoft Canada: Beats Mixr Headphones Was $280 | Now $169 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

My, do I have a deal for you. Microsoft Canada has discounted these gorgeous Beats Mixr Headphones from $279.99 down to $169 with free shipping.

Now, the headset itself has 40mm drivers for excellent sound quality. The ear cups are meant to rest on your ears. They are made of leatherette material and rotate 270 degrees. These DJ style professional grade headphones weigh in at about 210 g. These headphones are ultra-light and ultra-flexible so they are ultra-durable. Evidently, this headset came about when David Guetta challenged Beats by Dr. Dre to make the perfect set of excellent ear cups. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 31

ASUS Transformer Book Flip 2 in 1 PC Was $799 | Now $499 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft

Posted by on December 31, 2015 at 2:00 PM

ASUS Transformer Book Flip 2 in 1 PC Was $799 | Now $499 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft

I do not often post computer deals but this one is pretty hot. The ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-UH51T Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC is currently on sale from $799 down to $499 with free shipping.  This is a special laptop because it converts from laptop to tablet form and is loaded with everything you need in a new computer including a fast 5th generation processor.

This deal is simply spectacular – the kind of deal that I want to buy. The ASUS Transformer Book Flip is a two-in-one PC. With attached keyboard, it functions as a fully-functional laptop. When you do not want the laptop part, flip the screen on top of the keyboard for a large tablet with a built-in touch screen. It will function just like your Microsoft tablet! Read the rest of this entry »

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December 25

Microsoft Store Boxing Day 2015 Deals – Save on Laptops, Phones, Games & More

Posted by on December 25, 2015 at 4:57 PM

Microsoft Store Boxing Day 2015 Deals   Save on Laptops, Phones, Games & More

The Microsoft Store is one of my favourite places for Boxing Day deals as they sell signature edition laptops (no junkware) and stock other great electronics. Their Boxing Day sale just started today with amazing discounts – save hundreds of dollars on the tech you want! They also offer free shipping on all orders with no minimum.

Let us start with some basic tech for the family. These Skullcandy Ink’d 2 Earbuds with Inline Mic are on sale from $24.99 down to $9.99. Colours black and pink are still in stock. Give a new set to your kid who is always losing their earbuds or score a new set for yourself.

Is your child demanding a computer? I am sure all the other kids have one – or that is their argument at least. The Acer Aspire One Cloudbook (2GB/16GB) is a good first computer for your kid. Originally $239.99, the laptop is now on sale for $189.99. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 11

Microsoft Canada: Bonus $25 Credit with $50 Windows eGift Card Purchase

Posted by on December 11, 2015 at 11:45 AM

Microsoft Canada: Bonus $25 Credit with $50 Windows eGift Card Purchase

I have been watching Microsoft’s 12 days of deals all week (except one day I missed), and they have had some nice electronics deals. However, today’s deal takes the cake! When you purchase a $50 Windows Digital Gift Card, you will receive a bonus $25 promotional gift code as well. That is an extra 50% value on top of your $50 card. This deal is valid today only and does not require shipping.

What can you do with a Windows gift card? You can purchase apps, games, movies, TV shows, music, and more on Windows computers (8.1 OS or higher). You can also rent movies and TV shows. These gift cards are great if you have a PC computer with Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. They can also be used to on Windows phones and Windows tablets. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 26

Xbox One Black Friday Deals 2015

Posted by on November 26, 2015 at 1:36 PM

Xbox One Black Friday Deals 2015

If a new Xbox One is on YOUR Black Friday or Christmas shopping list, then you have come to the right place! Here I have compiled a list of Xbox One Black Friday Deals from the most popular online retailers.

Microsoft Canada

Hands down, I think Microsoft Canada has the best deals on the Xbox One this year. Not only will you receive from $50 to $100 off your Xbox One bundle, you also will get a FREE $60 Gift Card from Microsoft! On top of that, enjoy Assassin’s Creed Unity for FREE when you buy any console. Here are the best deals: Read the rest of this entry »

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November 26

QUICK! $10 off the 3 Month Xbox Live Gold Pass – now only $15 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft! * HOT *

Posted by on November 26, 2015 at 7:44 AM

QUICK! $10 off the 3 Month Xbox Live Gold Pass – now only $15 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft! * HOT *

If you or anyone in your family uses Xbox Live, then you have to check out this deal right now. In the Black Friday offers from Microsoft Canada, they are having a sale on their 3 month passes. These passes usually cost $24.99 but they are taking $10 off this cost, bringing it down to only $14.99!!!

The Xbox Live Gold 3-Month Membership is a physical card, and it’s mailed out to your home with free shipping! Read the rest of this entry »

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November 3

Microsoft Office 365 Personal & Wireless Mouse & PC Headset Was $100 | Now $59 & Free Shipping @ Direct Canada

Posted by on November 3, 2015 at 3:59 PM

Microsoft Office 365 Personal & Wireless Mouse & PC Headset Was $100 | Now $59 & Free Shipping @ Direct Canada

Microsoft Office is necessary just to function on a computer. If you need to write a letter, write a paper, view select online document, or do your homework… then you need Word. Excel is awesome for totalling sums (also known as adding things together) and keeping a budget. This Microsoft Office 365 Personal English with Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850 and LX-2000 Foldable PC Headset will give you the software you need with a bunch of accessories you want. Originally $99.98, the bundle is on sale for $58.90 with free shipping.

Microsoft Office 365 is a one-year subscription for a PC or Apple computer plus one tablet and one smart phone. The software comes with fully installed version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and more. You will also receive 1TB of storage on the cloud. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 3

FREE Games with Xbox One Purchase ($100 Value) & Possible FREE $10 GC @ Microsoft Canada

Posted by on November 3, 2015 at 11:58 AM

FREE Games with Xbox One Purchase ($100 Value) & Possible FREE $10 GC @ Microsoft Canada

Right now, Microsoft Canada is offering free games when you buy a brand new Xbox One. This offer excludes refurbished units. You will receive a FREE copy of Assassin’s Creed Unity. The game will automatically be added to your cart. Then, you will get to select a FREE game of your choice up to $79.99 value, when you add a new console to your cart. On top of that, enjoy free shipping to your home on any Microsoft purchase.

I just picked out one bundle to use as an example. The cheapest bundles retail for $399 right now, including this Xbox One The LEGO Movie Videogame Bundle. This bundle comes with a 500GB Xbox One console, Xbox One wireless controller with 3.5 mm headset jack, and The LEGO Movie Video Game for the Xbox One. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 26

Xbox Live Gold 3-Month Membership Was $25 | Now $15 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft (EXPIRED)

Posted by on October 26, 2015 at 12:49 PM

Xbox Live Gold 3 Month Membership Was $25 | Now $15 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft (EXPIRED)

Microsoft Canada has a sweet deal on their Xbox Live Gold 3-Month Membership (physical card). Originally $24.99, the three-month membership is now on sale for $14.99. Receive free shipping on all orders at Microsoft Canada.

These are the perfect stocking stuffers! Because you are getting the physical card instead of a download code or a download, you can give these Xbox gold memberships away to your friends and family. They are thin, small, and now inexpensive so they make an excellent gift to top off a stocking full of goodies. Not only do many games require a Gold Membership, you will also receive free games every month just for being a member! This month’s free games are: Read the rest of this entry »

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October 9

Microsoft Home Use Program: $11 For Microsoft 2016

Posted by on October 9, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Microsoft Home Use Program: $11 For Microsoft 2016

If you are a student or work for an academic or large organization, you may qualify for a full version of Microsoft Office 2016 Professional for just $11. This version would be for you to use on your home computer and it is NOT the subscription based software; it is the full software package.

If you have an Apple computer, then you can also download Office Home and Business for Mac 2016 for just $11. I am not sure which all companies qualify, but it is worth a shot as this software package is well worth the time and effort. Office 2016 Pro comes with: Read the rest of this entry »

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September 10

Dell: Microsoft Office 365 Personal Download Was $69 | Now $59 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on September 10, 2015 at 1:50 PM

Dell: Microsoft Office 365 Personal Download Was $69 | Now $59 (EXPIRED)

As one of Dell Canada’s daily deals, they have discounted Microsoft Office 365 Personal – English – 1 Year Subscription from $69.99 down to $69 down to $59. All orders at Dell Canada come with free shipping but this is a license key download so shipping is not necessary.

I am blogging this deal because everyone uses this software these days. Seriously, if you are a student then you must have Microsoft Word for writing assignments. Many households across Canada use Excel spreadsheets for budgeting their household’s income. Skype is one of the most popular ways to talk with friends long-distance without long-distance charges. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 28

Nokia Coloud Bang Wired Speaker Was $25 | Now $13 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft

Posted by on August 28, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Nokia Coloud Bang Wired Speaker Was $25 | Now $13 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft

This may be my favourite deal of the day! Microsoft Canada had discounted the Nokia Coloud Bang Wired Speaker MD-1C from $24.99 down to $12.99 each with free shipping. Choose from orange, green, or black – they are all still in stock.

The beauty of these little speakers is their ability to daisy-chain together: this means you can connect two or three or four speakers together and have them all blasting what you have on your iPod or smartphone at the time. This is a really cool feature that is usually seen in wired speakers that cost a lot more than this! Read the rest of this entry »

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August 19

Beats Solo 2 On-Ear Headphones Were $220 | Now $148 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft

Posted by on August 19, 2015 at 11:15 AM

Beats Solo 2 On Ear Headphones Were $220 | Now $148 & Free Shipping @ Microsoft

Headphones are one of my major technological loves and I know a lot of people who would agree with me just based on the brand name headphones they are sporting. Beats are in major demand but they have a pretty high cost associated with them usually. However, Microsoft Canada has just discounted a couple sets of Beats Solo 2 On-Ear Headphones from $219.99 down to just $147.99 with free shipping. Trust me, their price cannot be beat!

I totally spent my headset quota for the month already, but this is a fantastic deal that you should not miss. I price compared these headphones with other online retailers where they cost: Read the rest of this entry »

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July 3

Microsoft: Dell Inspiron 15.6″ Touchscreen Signature Ed. Laptop Was $499 | Now $327

Posted by on July 3, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Microsoft: Dell Inspiron 15.6 Touchscreen Signature Ed. Laptop Was $499 | Now $327

Microsoft Canada has discounted this lovely little Dell Inspiron 15 i3543-2501BLK Signature Edition Laptop from $499 down to $327 with free shipping.

This is a respectable laptop for everyday use. The laptop comes with:

  • 15.6-inch (396.24 mm) HD touchscreen
  • Intel Core i3-5005U
  • 4GB memory
  • 1TB HDD

In fact, this unit is a bit above your normal ‘basic’ laptop. You receive a huge 1TB hard drive and the screen is actually a touchscreen, like a tablet screen. I love these little laptop / tablet cross-breeds as you get so used to moving things around with your fingers on a tablet and smart phone only to revert back to a mouse on your desktop. Now, you receive the best of both worlds. One reviewer said:

I received it yesterday. At this price, it is really an amazing machine. Everything works well now and the touch screen works very well. I like it!

This would be an excellent laptop for school, university, and just for playing around with at home. I could see this fulfilling most people’s needs for a laptop unless you run a business or work online for a living.

I would like to impart to you the importance if signature edition laptops. Most computers these days come with an enormous amount of bloatware. That is software that manufacturers load on to new computers. This bloatware can be up to 60 or so programs, often higher. Toshiba is one of the worst offenders, with Sony and Lenovo close behind. You cannot just factory restore your computer as they are making OS images that include the bloatware. Essentially, it re-installs when you reinstall the OS.

Bloatware is bad. It can slow down any computer to a snail’s pace – even computers with really fast processors. I and a dear friend of mine are learning that on his Lenovo with an i7 processor. Now, Signature Edition Laptops do not have ANY bloatware or third-party trial-ware on them. These are CLEAN computers. Given my very recent experience with bloatware, I do not think I would buy any other computer in the future except for a Microsoft Signature Edition (or an Apple).

I have heard that the warranty is with Microsoft since you are buying the computer from them. However, you can transfer the warranty to Dell at no cost (if you want to).

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July 2

Microsoft Office: Free Word, Excel, Powerpoint, & Outlook Apps

Posted by on July 2, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Microsoft Office: Free Word, Excel, Powerpoint, & Outlook Apps

My dear Moosers! Long have we awaited the arrival of decent word processing software for our mobile devices. Well, wait no more as Microsoft is now offering the entire Microsoft Office Suite as FREE apps that you can download individually.

Previously, you received these apps with your Microsoft 365 subscription. However, Microsoft is now offering the apps free of charge for all Android devices, iPhones, Microsoft phones, tablets, and 2-in-1 computers.

You can download the entire suite, or download each app individually. While I usually use the Apple apps on my phone, as I already purchased them, my computer is a PC and I use Word, Excel, and OneNote on it regularly. It is exciting to think that I can get the same apps on my phone now.

The Microsoft Office suite includes:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Outlook

Click the arrows beside each program (through the link above) to just download that program. The entire office suite is available through the larger download button.

I have linked directly to the android version, but you can download Office and its applications for tablets and Apple devices. Merely scroll to the bottom to change your device.

I just downloaded Word as it is a program I use every single day on my computer. From my understanding, the free version has limited functionality but should still be able to open and edit documents, as well as create new ones without the 354 subscription.

While not included in the Microsoft Office bundle, you may also download these other Microsoft Apps free of charge:

  • OneNote
  • Lync 2013
  • OneDrive
  • Skype
  • Yammer
  • OneDrive for Business (iPhone)
  • Office Lens (Microsoft phone)

I already use Skype – even though it is a major power hog – and just downloaded OneNote. Out of all the other programs that Microsoft uses, I probably use OneNote the most. It is excellent for jotting down quick note, doing calculations, creating tables to keep track of spending, time, etc. It is, essentially, Excel for dummies when you take advantage of its calculation abilities.

As is to be expected, these apps are quite large and require a lot of space. While the entire Microsoft Office bundle is popular, I would only download the individual apps you need to retain as much open memory as possible. With only a 16GB phone, these apps really take up room.

Note: you will need to create a Microsoft account to use these apps.

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