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Customize your Windows 10 taskbar with one of these apps  Windows Central · 2 days
The taskbar is one of the most recognizable parts of Windows 10, but your taskbar doesn't have to look like everyone else's. You can customize icons, move where... more
Windows Core OS concept shown off in interactive UWP app  Windows Central · 2 days
The developer behind Huetro has created an interactive UWP app that shows what Windows Core OS could look like in motion. What you need to know A new... more
Poll: What was the best Windows Phone EVER?  Windows Central · 3 days
Windows Phone may be gone, but it is not forgotten! The age of Windows Phone effectively came to an abrupt end a couple of years ago, when Microsoft revealed the platform was... more
Microsoft Edge Dev channel update adds dark mode for Windows 7, 8.1  Windows Central · 3 days
Going dark. What you need to know Another weekly build is now available for the Microsoft Edge Dev channel. This update brings a handful... more
Windows 10 20H1 build 18941 now rolling out for Insiders in the Fast ring  Windows Central · 3 days
A new Fast and Skip Ahead ring build is now available for Insiders to start testing. No notable new features... more
Windows 10 19H2: What is it and what's included?  Windows Central · 4 days
Windows 10 19H2 is now in preview, so it's time for us to start tracking all the new changes that show up in preview builds. Microsoft is currently developing the... more
Microsoft shows off holoportation and Azure Speech translation  Windows Central · 4 days
Language translation and holoportation were combined in a keynote to provide a glimpse of a potential future. Image credit: Microsoft What you need to know Microsoft showed off a combination of holoportation... more
Windows 10 19H2 build 18362.10006 rolls out to subset of Slow ring Insiders  Windows Central · 4 days
This build turns on the features from 18362.10005 but isn't available to all Slow ring Insiders. What you need to know Windows... more
Microsoft pushing Windows 10 May 2019 update to older devices  Windows Central · 4 days
Devices on a specific older version of Windows 10 will have to update soon. What you need to know Microsoft is pushing the Windows 10 May 2019 Update... more
On World Emoji Day, Microsoft sheds light on Windows 10 emoji design  Windows Central · 4 days
Some light has been shed on how emojis are designed for Windows 10. What you need to know A new blog post sheds light... more
Microsoft employee sheds light on how emojis are designed for Windows 10  Windows Central · 4 days
Some light has been shed on how emojis are designed for Windows 10. What you need to know A new blog post sheds light... more
Making the case for a Microsoft Surface Phone that runs Android  Windows Central · 5 days
Is a Surface Phone that runs Android really plausible? What would be the benefits? Let's explore. The idea of a true Android smartphone by Microsoft has... more
Cortana Beta app now works for Fast ring Windows Insiders  Windows Central · 5 days
Start testing. What you need to know A new Cortana Beta app recently appeared on the Microsoft Store. The move to the Microsoft Store should break Cortana's dependence... more
More cumulative updates available for several versions of Windows 10  Windows Central · 5 days
More cumulative updates have rolled out for several versions of Windows 10. What you need to know Cumulative updates are available for several versions of Windows 10. Windows... more
Windows 10 May Soon Allow Amazon Alexa to Activate on the Lock Screen  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18362.10005 aka 19H2 includes a change that will enable third-party digital assistants to voice activate on the... more
On this week's podcast ... A new store, new build, and xCloud  Windows Central · 6 days
This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Dan is out, so Zac goes alone to tackle new builds, Store openings, and more. We're back... more
Windows 10 19H2 Insider build 18362.10005 now rolling out in the Slow Ring  Windows Central · 6 days
The second 19H2 build is now in testing with Insiders in the Slow ring. Here's what's new! Microsoft is rolling out the... more
This is Outlook for Android's upcoming new dark mode  Windows Central · 7 days
Months after Microsoft announced it was in the works, renders showcasing Outlook's new dark mode on Android have been leaked. Microsoft announced last year that Outlook for both Android and... more
Microsoft blocking Windows 10 1903 upgrade on Surface Book 2 with dGPU  Windows Central · 1 week
The newly placed upgrade block is in place due to a compatibility issue with the NVIDIA discrete graphics chip in Some Surface Books 2... more
As US counties update their voting machines, many run on outdated software  THE VERGE · 1 week
Following the 2016 presidential election, states like Pennsylvania indicated that they would be working to upgrade their voting machines to allay security concerns. A... more
Our updated, in-depth review details all the changes in the May 2019 Update  Windows Central · 1 week
The latest Windows 10 feature update is here. This is our review. It's been eight months since the last "major" Windows 10... more
The best games for Xbox Game Pass users on PC  Windows Central · 1 week
Xbox Game Pass is finally available on Windows 10 PC, bringing over a hundred games for a relatively low monthly fee. Whether you're new to PC gaming or... more
Windows 10 May 2019 Update has color reproduction issues — here's the fix  Windows Central · 1 week
Are you seeing vertical stripes on gradient colors after installing the May 2019 Update? It's a problem with Windows 10, but you... more
With its impressive Reverb headset, HP delivers a superior WMR experience  Windows Central · 1 week
An all-new redesign with a focus on achieving the highest pixel density gives the HP Reverb an edge. MIcrosoft's Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) hasn't garnered a... more
Microsoft is making Windows 10 passwordless  THE VERGE · 1 week
Microsoft is planning to make Windows 10 PCs work without passwords. While the company has been working on removing passwords from Windows 10 and... more
Windows 10 Mobile receives update on 'Patch Tuesday'  Windows Central · 1 week
Windows 10 Mobile is dying, but it received a "Patch Tuesday" update this month. What you need to know Windows 10 Mobile received an update through this month's "Patch Tuesday." The update... more
How to disable Windows 10 Xbox Game Bar pop-ups, tips, and notifications  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Microsoft's new Xbox Game Bar for Windows 10 is pretty awesome, although the more recent updates have introduced some spammy tips pop-ups. Here's how... more
Windows 10 Mobile receives rare update on 'Patch Tuesday'  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Windows 10 Mobile is dying, but it received a "Patch Tuesday" update this month. What you need to know Windows 10 Mobile received an update through this month's "Patch Tuesday."... more
Microsoft Testing Passwordless Sign-Ins for Windows 10  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Microsoft is testing a passwordless future for Windows 10 PCs. The company has released a new build for Fast Ring insiders that adds a new option that enables passwordless sign-ins for Microsoft Accounts. more
Windows 10 build 18936 hits Fast ring, more Surfaces get phone mirroring  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Your Phone screen mirroring comes to more Surface Devices, while Microsoft accounts get password-less sign-in. What you need to know Windows 10 20H1 build... more
Got a Microsoft, Windows or Xbox question? #AskDan and get answers.  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Our#AskDanWindows video series on YouTube is more popular than ever. And for good reason. These fun video shorts let Windows Central Executive Editor Daniel Rubino answer... more
Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR beta patch aims to fix blurriness issues  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Your Windows Mixed Reality gaming is about to get a little clearer. What you need to know A new beta patch is available for... more
Windows 10 20H1 build 18932 ISO files now available for download  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Get 'em while they're hot! What you need to know Windows 10 20H1 build 18932 ISO files are now available to download. The files allow you... more
July 'Patch Tuesday' updates now available for Windows 10  Windows Central · 2 weeks
It's time to check Windows Update. What you need to know July's "Patch Tuesday" updates are now available for Windows 10 PCs. The cumulative updates contain no new features, but... more
Is the app gap still a problem for Windows 10? Not really.  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Windows 10 has seen bridges built, ports added, and PWAs published but is the app gap still a serious problem for Windows 10? With... more
Internet Games on Windows XP, ME, and 7 to lose support  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Many classic Internet Games will stop working as soon as July 31, 2019. What you need to know Several Internet Games are losing support on older... more
Here's how to type emoji, 'kaomoji' and symbols using a hardware keyboard  Windows Central · 2 weeks
You can not only insert emoji but also kaomoji and symbols to any message or document on Windows 10. Here's how. Windows 10 now... more
On this week's podcast ... 19H2, 20H1, and Stranger Things  Windows Central · 2 weeks
This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Microsoft details 19H2, a new 20H1 build is upon us, and things are getting Strange on Microsoft's Windows social stream. We're... more
Windows Throwback theme is a wave of nostalgia for your PC  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Windows users can get a blast from the past thanks to the new Windows Throwback theme. What you need to know The Windows Throwback theme packs... more
Microsoft wants to join private Linux security developer board  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Microsoft continues to expand its newfound love for Linux. What you need to know Microsoft has applied to become a member of a closed group of Linux developers that reports... more
Microsoft's Windows 1.0 social stunts will come to a head on July 8  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Things are about to get stranger. What you need to know All will be revealed with Microsoft's week-long Windows 1.0 teases on... more
Windows 10 20H1 build 18932 hits Fast ring with new notification settings  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Wrangle those notifications. What you need to know A new Windows 10 20H1 preview build is now available in the Fast ring. The build... more
Microsoft should make every Windows 10 H2 release like 19H2  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Microsoft's 19H2 update is more of a service pack for 19H1. I think this should be the norm going forward, making every H2 release a service pack of... more
These Android apps could really help 'Windows Lite' succeed  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Android apps might be supported on some future Windows devices, but which Android apps would make the biggest difference on Windows? We have some thoughts. In June, we reported that... more
It's simple to enable the older, classic 'Alt + Tab' shortcut on Windows 10  Windows Central · 3 weeks
You can replace the modern 'Alt + Tab' interface with the old experience on Windows 10. Here's how. On Windows... more
Microsoft pulls together every Insider program in one website  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Joining all of Microsoft's myriad Insider programs just got a little easier. What you need to know Microsoft has created an Insider landing page with quick links to all of... more
Older Macs are unable to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1903 right now  Windows Central · 3 weeks
What you need to know Mac devices from before 2012 may be unable to update to Windows 10 1903. Newer Mac devices... more
Windows 10 updates for Mac put on ‘temporary hold’ for older machines  9to5Mac · 3 weeks
Microsoft has put Windows 10 updates for Mac on “temporary hold” for older machines, or those running older versions of Boot Camp. more… The... more
You can set Word to paste text without source formatting. Here's how.  Windows Central · 3 weeks
You can configure the desktop version of Word to paste text without the source formatting. In this guide, we show you how. On Windows... more
Get your very own Windows Central t-shirt, hoodie, mug or stickers  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Our latest batch of Windows Central tees, sweatshirts, stickers and coffee mugs are certified FIRE. There is simply no better way to show your Windows, Microsoft... more
Microsoft Reveals Its Plans for Windows 10 19H2 Update, Due Later This Year  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Microsoft has finally revealed its plans for the next major Windows 10 feature release. The upcoming 19H2 update is expected to be... more
Windows 10’s next big update won’t feel big at all  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Microsoft has released the first few details of the upcoming 19H2 update for Windows 10, the... more
What the heck is Microsoft's 'all-new' Windows 1.0 tease about?  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Say hello to Windows 1.0 — again. What you need to know Microsoft's social team put out a sizzler video and "announced" Windows 1.0 on Instagram and Twitter... more
Microsoft finally details its plans for Windows 10 19H2  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Microsoft has finally announced Windows 10 19H2, and it's just as we expected. There's not much to see here, folks. Microsoft has finally announced its plans for its next Windows... more
Drive no longer accessible? Use DiskPart to fix it on Windows 10  Windows Central · 3 weeks
If your computer has a drive issue, it could just be a logical problem, which you can quickly fix using DiskPart — Here's how... more
Developers can no longer ship app updates to Windows Phone 8.x devices  Windows Central · 3 weeks
What you need to know Developers can no longer ship app updates to Windows Phone 8.x devices. Windows Phone 8.x apps running on Windows... more
On this week's podcast ... a new codename, Android apps on Lite, and more  Windows Central · 3 weeks
This week on the Windows Central Podcast: An ARM Surface Pro, Android apps on Centaurus, and Microsoft's biggest mistake. We're... more
You can disable remote app installs on Windows 10, and here's how.  Windows Central · 3 weeks
You can prevent users from pushing apps to other devices from the Microsoft Store, and in this guide, you'll learn how on Windows 10.... more
How to play Halo: Reach early on PC  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Microsoft is preparing to launch Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC, bringing the six-part shooter compilation to Steam and Windows 10. After establishing its home on Xbox nearly two decades ago,... more
New firmware update available for Surface Book and Surface Laptop  Windows Central · 3 weeks
What you need to know June 2019 firmware updates are available for the Surface Book and Surface Laptop. The update "resolves potential security vulnerabilities." The update is rolling... more
You can paste text, without formatting, directly into OneNote. Here's how.  Windows Central · 3 weeks
You can set OneNote to keep text only as your default pasting option, and in this guide, we show you how. On Windows 10, when copying... more
Microsoft is moving Cortana into a separate app in the Windows store  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Microsoft might be working on making Cortana better at holding conversations, but the software maker is also increasingly separating its digital assistant from Windows... more
Cortana Beta arrives in Microsoft Store to enable more frequent updates  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Cortana is about to sheds its dependence on Windows 10 updates. What you need to know The new Cortana beta app has appeared on the Microsoft... more
New cumulative updates available across multiple versions of Windows 10  Windows Central · 3 weeks
What you need to know A new cumulative update is available for multiple versions of Windows 10. The update addresses the same single issue across versions. It fixes... more
New cumulative update available across multiple versions of Windows 10  Windows Central · 3 weeks
What you need to know A new cumulative update is available for multiple versions of Windows 10. The update addresses the same single issue across versions. It fixes... more
May 2019 Update on just over 6 percent of Windows 10 PCs, AdDuplex says  Windows Central · 3 weeks
The May 2019 update is movin' on up. What you need to know AdDuplex's latest monthly report shows that the... more
You can disable local account security questions — here's how on Windows 10  Windows Central · 4 weeks
If the security questions aren't something you want in your local account, in this guide, we show you the steps to disable... more
Microsoft may support Android apps video - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
A report says Microsoft will release a foldable Windows 10 device that can also run Android apps. How likely is this? We explain. more
Microsoft Edge Dev channel for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 now available  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Livin' on the Edge. What you need to know The Microsoft Edge Dev channel is now available for older versions of Windows. Windows 7,... more
Would Android support on Centaurus really help Windows Lite succeed?  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Could the ability to run Android apps on Windows Core OS help it succeed? It's possible, and here is why. It is rumored that Microsoft is working on... more
Best tips to fix OneDrive syncing issues on Windows 10  Windows Central · 4 weeks
When you're facing syncing issues with OneDrive, it's likely to be a problem with the desktop client, and in this guide, we'll show you the steps to troubleshoot... more
Check out our choices for the best Windows laptops out there  Windows Central · 4 weeks
It's a great time to be a fan of Windows laptops, and if you're in the market for a new device, there are plenty of options... more
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