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New cumulative updates now available for Windows 10  Windows Central · 3 hours
Fixes ahoy! Microsoft is pushing out another batch of cumulative updates for Windows 10 today. ... more
Microsoft issues bug-fixing update for Windows Insider build 18312  Windows Central · 7 hours
Get your fix. Microsoft may not have another major build in the hopper for Windows Insiders on the Fast ring today, but it is pushing out an update meant to... more
Microsoft To-Do for Windows now allows multiple lists as Live Tiles  Windows Central · 7 hours
It's been a busy week for Microsoft To-Do. Microsoft To-Do is making it easier to view all of your tasks at a glance not only on... more
Former King Digital CFO Hope Cochran becomes Madrona’s first female managing director  TechCrunch · 8 hours
Madrona Venture Group has long been one of the premier early-stage venture firms in the Pacific Northwest and in recent years, it has done... more
7 new features coming in Microsoft's next big Windows 10 19H1 update  Windows Central · 8 hours
Microsoft's next big Windows 10 feature update is currently in development, and we have a pretty good idea as to what new features and... more
Mixplay is the Mixer UWP app that Microsoft should have made  Windows Central · 10 hours
Mixplay for Mixer is the rebranded Mixer Go that provides an excellent Mixer experience on Windows 10. Mixer Go was one of my favorite apps to... more
Microsoft is preparing for foldable Windows devices  THE VERGE · 13 hours
Microsoft is working on adapting Windows to work on foldable devices. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the software... more
How to disable external devices on Windows 10  Windows Central · 13 hours
If you're having issues with an external device, you can use these steps to disable it, instead of disconnecting it from a Windows 10 PC. In Windows 10, there are numerous reasons... more
Windows 7 Support to End in a Year, Microsoft Reveals  Gadgets 360 · 17 hours
Microsoft will stop seeding updates and security fixes for Windows 7 in January next year, while the paid extended support for enterprise users ends in 2023. more
Two ways to create a Windows 10 USB bootable media with UEFI support  Windows Central · 1 day
Here are two easy ways to create a bootable USB media to install Windows 10 on devices using UEFI. When you're planning... more
On this week's podcast ... CES 2019, new WMR features, and more  Windows Central · 1 day
This week on the Windows Central Podcast: The latest with 19H1, new changes coming to WMR, Cortana, CES, and more! Daniel Rubino and Zac... more
Columnist Jason Ward finally ditched Windows phone for Android  Windows Central · 1 day
After more than 12 years as a Windows phone user, I've finally ditched Microsoft's mobile platform and embraced Android. Here are my gut reactions. I've been using Windows phones exclusively... more
Got a driver issue? Here's how to roll back to a previous version.  Windows Central · 2 days
Is a new driver update is causing problems on Windows 10? In this guide, we show you how to quickly roll back... more
'Mixer Go' for Windows 10 becomes 'Mixplay' in big update  Windows Central · 4 days
A new name, complete redesign, and more make the latest Mixplay (née Mixer Go) update a big one. Microsoft's streaming service Mixer still doesn't have an official app... more
How to: MacBook Air Windows 10 RTX 2080 eGPU gaming setup [Video]  9to5Mac · 4 days
On its own, the 2018 MacBook Air is a downright terrible gaming machine. Connected to my LG UltraWide 5K2K Display, the MacBook Air averages... more
Hands-on with new changes coming to Windows Mixed Reality in build 19H1  Windows Central · 4 days
A new Start menu, window controls, refined WebVR experiences and more are new to Windows Mixed Reality in Windows 10 build 19H1. Microsoft is... more
How to master multiple monitors on Windows 10  Windows Central · 5 days
Are you getting into a dual or triple-monitor setup? Here are several tips to configure all the displays without third-party software on Windows 10. Whether you're a content creator, programmer, data analyst,... more
10 biggest CES 2019 announcements for Windows users  Windows Central · 5 days
Here are some of our top picks from the flurry of announcements coming out of CES 2019. Look, the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is never an easy thing to keep up... more
Struggling to stick to your New Year's resolutions? These apps can help.  Windows Central · 5 days
With January comes crowded gyms and long lists of things that people want to improve about themselves. Many New Year's resolutions are worthy goals... more
Hands-on with LG's absurdly light 17-inch gram laptop with a 16:10 display  Windows Central · 6 days
The LG gram 17 is a 3lb 17-inch Ultrabook that checks all the right boxes LG gets credit for finding a niche in the... more
Windows 10 build 18312 rolls out to Fast ring Insiders  Windows Central · 6 days
Another week, another build. Microsoft today began rolling out another Windows 10 preview build for Fast ring Insiders. ... more
Windows 10 to Automatically Create Reserved Storage for Updates, Temporary Files  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
The next major Windows 10 update will automatically reserve 7GB of storage for future updates and temporary files created by apps and system processes. more
Four ways to check your PC uptime on Windows 10  Windows Central · 7 days
Curious about your PC uptime? In this guide, we show you four ways to check just how long your computer has been running. On Windows 10, understanding how... more
Miss classic Solitaire? Bring it back to Windows 10 with these steps.  Windows Central · 1 week
Do you miss the classic Solitaire game bundled with Windows XP? In this guide, we'll show you how to bring it back to Windows... more
January 'Patch Tuesday' updates now rolling out to Windows 10  Windows Central · 1 week
Now rolling out across all supported versions of Windows 10. We've reached the second Tuesday of January, and that means it's time for another round of "Patch Tuesday"... more
Gears Tactics possibly headed to Xbox One, despite PC exclusivity  Windows Central · 1 week
Gears Tactics is likely headed to Xbox One, despite being first unveiled as a PC-exclusive. Gears Tactics is Microsoft's upcoming turn-based spin-off of the Gears of War shooter... more
Should you spend more for a Canon scanner?  Windows Central · 1 week
For the last 10 years, Windows Central has spent countless hours researching every accessory, PC, and laptop in the Windows ecosystem to give you the tools you need to make good purchase... more
Samsung releases a Chromebook-like Windows 10 Home laptop  TechCrunch · 1 week
Samsung is announcing two new laptops at CES. The company is launching a pro-level laptop called the Notebook 9 Pro and a laptop for student called the Notebook Flash. The Notebook Flash... more
Post Xbox clips using XboxDVR for stress-free sharing  Windows Central · 1 week
XboxDVR.com has released a simple app for downloading, trimming, and sharing Xbox game clips. Just how good is it? XboxDVR.com is an incredibly useful website which lets you download your Xbox game... more
Asus StudioBook fits 17-inch screen into 15-inch MacBook Pro rival  THE VERGE · 1 week
Apple’s latest MacBook Pros weren’t quite right for pros, and Windows laptop manufacturers have been gleefully... more
Windows 10 now leads marketshare, Apple issues rare warning video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Windows 10 takes command of the OS marketshare, Apple issues a rare warning in regards to sales and Roku starts offering premium channel subscriptions. more
Mozilla releases first nightly build of Firefox for Windows 10 on ARM  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Firefox Nightly is now available for Windows 10 on ARM, offering better performance on ARM-powered PCs when using Firefox. Mozilla has today released the... more
Microsoft to silence Cortana during Windows 10 setup  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Microsoft is planning to mute Cortana’s voice-over during the initial setup phase of Windows 10. The software giant originally introduced... more
Cortana will no longer talk to you during setup in Windows 10 19H1  Windows Central · 2 weeks
In 2017, Microsoft introduced a new out of box setup experience for Windows 10 that heavily featured Cortana and encouraged users to... more
Windows 10 19H1 build 18309 now rolling out for Insiders in the Fast ring  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Microsoft is rolling out its first Windows 10 Insider Preview build to those in both the Fast and Skip Ahead... more
Microsoft's rumored Windows Hello webcams reportedly codenamed 'Bari'  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The 'Bari' name is mentioned alongside 'Aruba,' the codename for Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 shell, as well. Microsoft is rumored to be working on a new family of webcams, and now we... more
Celebrating (more than) 10 years of Microsoft coverage at Windows Central  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Ten years ago today, Windows Central moved from a small blog to the big time. Today, our site is having a little tenth-anniversary party. The whole... more
Roku goes mobile, Google's Project Soli gets approval video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Today's major tech stories include Roku's premium channel offerings, Google's approval of its Project Soli initiative and Windows 10's increasing marketshare. more
Windows 10 tops Windows 7 as most popular OS  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Just in time for the new year, a report from Net Marketshare puts Windows 10 in the top spot for desktop operating systems. It’s the first time Microsoft’s OS took... more
Windows 10 overtakes Windows 7 as most popular OS in the world  Windows Central · 2 weeks
It's taken more than three years, but Windows 10 is now top dog. The new year has brought some good news for Microsoft. ... more
Windows 10 now more popular than Windows 7, says Net Applications  Windows Central · 2 weeks
It's taken more than three years, but Windows 10 is now top dog. The new year has brought some good news for Microsoft. ... more
Windows Sandbox broken in Insider build 18305.1003  Windows Central · 2 weeks
No more playing in the sandbox (for now). A small cumulative update has broken one of Windows 10 preview build 18305's biggest features. ... more
Windows 10 is now more popular than Windows 7  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Microsoft finished 2018 as the world’s most valuable company, but it also passed an important milestone for Windows.... more
These are all the year's best Windows 10 apps  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Whether you're keeping up to date with news and social media or getting work done, you'll want to use the best apps available. We look at and review hundreds of... more
October 2018 Update now on just over 6 percent of Windows 10 PCs  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Though it's still in the single digits, the October 2018 Update doubled its share of Windows 10 PCs over last month. The... more
These are our picks for the best laptops, PCs and tablets of 2018  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Laptops, tablets, All-In-Ones, Desktop PCs and more; every year we review hundreds of new products in the Microsoft ecosystem (and some outside),... more
These are our predictions for what's in store for Windows 10 in 2019  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Now that 2018 is over, it's time to start thinking about what might be in store for Windows in the next 12... more
How Microsoft shifting to Chromium affects Windows Sets #AskDanWindows 55  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Chromium and the future of Sets, and talking Windows Core OS on phones On this episode of #AskDanWindows I take your questions on Surface Headphones and using them... more
How to set up your Windows Mixed Reality headset  Windows Central · 3 weeks
In this article we will take you through the simple steps to installing your Windows Mixed Reality Headset. This guide works with all WMR headsets from the cheapest to the... more
Everything parents need to know about Xbox One: Accounts, safety, restrictions and more  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Xbox consoles are awesome for kids, but making sure they stay safe online should always be the number one priority. Thankfully, Microsoft... more
10 must-have apps for any new PC  Windows Central · 3 weeks
You just received and set up a new Windows 10 PC, and you're now looking for some great apps to get you started. Whether they're for productivity, entertainment, or somewhere in between, the Microsoft... more
Hands-on with Windows 10 19H1 build 18305 showcasing Windows Sandbox  Windows Central · 3 weeks
A new build is here, and it's packing some notable new changes. Let's go hands-on. We're back with another build video just in time for the holidays! Microsoft... more
Microsoft reportedly planning 4K Windows Hello webcam for Windows 10, Xbox  Windows Central · 4 weeks
The webcam could bring facial recognition and automatic sign-ins to any Windows 10 PC or Xbox. As Surface chief Panos Panay continues ot hint at new... more
Should you buy a Windows phone in 2018? No, but ...  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Best answer: No, Microsoft isn't building new features for Windows phone. There are no new phones, and in the next year, Microsoft will abandon the platform... more
Is The Intel UHD Graphics 620 Good For Online Gaming?  ATechReview · 4 weeks
The Intel UHD 620, an integrated graphics processor, has mainly been utilized in the popular 8th Generation Intel Core “Kaby Lake” laptop processor family. Presently, the most widely... more
All the changes included with Windows 10 build 18305  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Here's a closer look at the features and enhancements (including those changes that Microsoft didn't mention) available with Windows 10 build 18305. Microsoft is now rolling out the last preview... more
Microsoft almost made a feature phone that looked like Windows Phone  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Microsoft was going to make a feature phone that looked like Windows phone. Yeah, weird right? Did you know that Microsoft, even after purchasing Nokia's phone... more
Don't break the bank with these cheap Xbox One controllers  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Microsoft's official Xbox One controllers are high quality and will never let you down, but some may find their $60 price tag a bit expensive. Thankfully, there's a... more
You can now see power usage for apps in Task Manager  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Task Manager now shows power usage information for apps and services, and here's how to see this data. Alongside the slew of improvements and new features,... more
New Windows 10 cumulative updates roll out with Internet Explorer fix  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Just a week out from the last Patch Tuesday, Microsoft is pushing out another batch of cumulative updates. Microsoft may be winding down its operations for... more
Microsoft launches a new app to make using Office easier  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Microsoft today announced a new Office app that’s now available to Windows Insiders and that will soon roll out to all Windows 10 users. The new Office app... more
Windows 10 will soon include ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ kaomoji  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Microsoft is making it easier for you to send ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ or (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ kaomoji from a Windows 10 PC to friends or... more
Windows 10 19H1 build 18305 now rolling out for Insiders in the Fast ring  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Build 18305 is now rolling out for Insiders in the Fast ring with a plethora of new features. Another week,... more
Windows 10 SDK preview build 18298 now available for developers  Windows Central · 4 weeks
The latest SDK preview matches last week's new Fast ring Windows Insider build. Microsoft is once again pushing out a fresh Windows 10 SDK preview build for developers... more
These pre-built PCs are all great for playing Fortnite on Windows 10  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Fortnite has taken the gaming world by storm, offering addictive gameplay, both in the co-op sandbox survival mode and battle royale. What makes the... more
Windows Sandbox lets you safely run untrusted software  Windows Central · 4 weeks
The feature gives you an isolated sandbox environment to run untrusted apps. Microsoft has added a way for Windows 10 users to easily check unknown apps without compromising their PCs in the... more
Troubleshooting driver issues on Windows 10? The Boot Log can help.  Windows Central · 4 weeks
If you're having driver problems, you can use this guide to log the loaded and unloaded drivers during boot, which you can use in your troubleshooting... more
Windows Sandbox is a safe new way to run untrusted .exe files  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Microsoft is trying to address the fear of running an unknown .exe on your PC. While some power users set up virtual machines to... more
You can use SteamVR with Windows Mixed Reality. Here's how.  Windows Central · 4 weeks
SteamVR integration with Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) is here in the form of a bridging app, letting you inject yourself into the vast Steam platform. You're now getting... more
Custom tags are coming to OneNote for Windows 10 and Mac  Windows Central · 4 weeks
The custom tags will make it much easier to keep your notes organized. OneNote is gearing up to add another highly requested feature on Windows 10... more
Finebits brings Sonca to Windows 10 Mobile (yes, you read that right)  Windows Central · 4 weeks
You've finally got an excellent Groove alternative. Windows 10 Mobile isn't exactly what you'd call alive nowadays, but for those who are still sticking... more
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