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Your Phone app can now sync over mobile data  Windows Central · 2 days
No Wi-Fi needed. What you need to know The Your Phone app for Windows 10 can now sync texts, photos, and notifications over mobile data. It's no longer necessary to... more
Top-down horror game ‘Darkwood’ sneaks its way onto Xbox  Windows Central · 2 days
Darkwood looks absolutely terrifying! What you need to know Darkwood is a top-down horror game similar to Hotline Miami. The title requires you to escape a cursed forest before it... more
Xpotify now works with Cortana commands, adapts to your system theme  Windows Central · 2 days
Xpotify is turning into an even better alternative to the official Spotify app with its latest update. What you need to know Spotify alternative Xpotify has... more
Setting up a Bluetooth adapter replacement on Windows 10  Windows Central · 3 days
Are you looking to use another Bluetooth adapter, but you can't remove the old one? Use this guide to set it up properly and avoid issues on Windows 10. Bluetooth... more
Microsoft Edge Canary channel now switches themes with your Windows setting  Windows Central · 4 days
The Microsoft Edge Canary channel can now match your Windows dark and light theme settings automatically. What you need to know The latest Microsoft Edge Canary... more
Automatically empty your overflowing Recycle Bin on Windows 10  Windows Central · 4 days
With Windows 10 you can automatically empty the Recycle Bin, but still keeping the most recent files (just in case) — here's how. On Windows 10, when you delete files,... more
On this week's podcast ... the future of Cortana, UWP, and much more  Windows Central · 4 days
This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Cortana lives, what's the deal with UWP, and more announcements from Build 2019. We're back... more
Windows 10 20H1 build 18898 rolls out to Fast ring Insiders  Windows Central · 4 days
Fire up Windows Update; it's time to check out another Windows 10 20H1 Insider build on the Fast ring. What you need to know Windows 10... more
Microsoft's Casual Games team on how it keeps classic Solitaire fresh  Windows Central · 4 days
Credit: MuseumOfPlay.org Exploring the future of casual-play games at Microsoft. Recently, Microsoft Solitaire was inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame, in tribute to the... more
Microsoft Paint getting new accessibility features in the May 2019 Update  Windows Central · 4 days
Microsoft is breathing new life into Paint with fresh accessibility features in the May 2019 Update. What you need to know Microsoft Paint, once on the... more
Google shelves feature that would let Chromebooks dual-boot Windows 10  Windows Central · 5 days
Google has poured water on "Project Campfire," a feature that would have allowed Chromebooks to dual-boot Windows 10. What you need to know Google has deprecated "Project Campfire,"... more
Microsoft Releases Patches for a Critical Windows Flaw Allowing WannaCry-Style Attacks  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Microsoft is warning PC owners using older Windows versions to urgently run Windows Update on their systems in order to protect their data against a potential... more
How to move your tunes from Spotify to Apple Music  Windows Central · 5 days
Spotify is a popular choice of music platform for Windows fans, not least because Microsoft recommended and made it easy to move to it when Groove shut down.... more
May 'Patch Tuesday' updates roll out with patch for new Intel security flaw  Windows Central · 5 days
This month's "Patch Tuesday" updates include a patch for another major security flaw present in Intel processors. What you need to know... more
Sticky Notes now lets you add images to your notes and much more  Windows Central · 6 days
Now you can add images to your notes, use Sticky Notes on multiple desktops, and more. What you need to know Sticky... more
Have to change a user account type? Here's how on Windows 10.  Windows Central · 6 days
Do you need to allow or restrict user control on your PC? You can quickly do this changing the account type, and in this... more
The world’s first foldable Windows PC is here, and it’s AMAZING  Windows Central · 6 days
Foldable PCs are coming in 2020 and Lenovo has the world's first. We go hands-on with the future. In October 2017, we first reported that Microsoft... more
The world’s first foldable Windows PC is here, and it’s from Lenovo  Windows Central · 6 days
Foldable PCs are coming in 2020 and Lenovo has the world's first. We go hands-on with the future. In October 2017, we first reported... more
Microsoft's new Windows 10 Game Bar picks up 'Looking for Group' listings  Windows Central · 7 days
The Windows 10 Game Bar beta on PC has picked up a nifty new feature for finding other players. The Windows 10 Game Bar... more
What phone are you using nowadays?  Windows Central · 7 days
In a post-Windows Phone, there's really not a lot of choices out there. Which camp did you (or will you) join? Android or iOS? With WhatsApp putting the (very, very) final nail in the coffin for... more
Windows 10 20H1 build 18895 rolls out to Insiders on the Fast ring  Windows Central · 1 week
Check out what's new! A new Windows 10 Fast ring build is now rolling out to Windows Insiders, bringing the version number... more
This badboy is THE best wireless mouse available  Windows Central · 1 week
We're a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We live and breathe Windows PCs, and use nearly every mouse available to find the best picks for you.... more
This is how you create automatic backups of your Windows 10 PC  Windows Central · 1 week
Windows 10 includes an automated tool to backup your PC, and in this guide, we'll show you the steps to use it. Creating frequent... more
Microsoft Cortana, and why the future of AI is contextual  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Cortana is getting a new lease on life, and it may be the breakthrough AI needs. To a lot of people watching the technology world and digital assistants,... more
Windows 10 build 18894 rolls out with File Explorer search improvements  Windows Central · 2 weeks
File Explorer will now make it much easier to search through all of your files. Microsoft today is rolling out a fresh Windows 10 20H1 preview... more
DeskScapes 10 is a simple way to spice up (and animate) your desktop  Windows Central · 2 weeks
You can customize your desktop with videos or animations or manage a vast library of photos with DeskScapes 10. For years, Windows... more
Build 2019: Windows 10 Set to Get 'Full' Linux Kernel, Microsoft Announces  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Microsoft has taken a step further towards the open-source world and announced a Linux kernel for Windows 10 that will be a part of... more
Windows 10 Set to Get 'Full' Linux Kernel, Microsoft Announces at Build 2019  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Microsoft has taken a step further towards the open-source world and announced a Linux kernel for Windows 10 that will be a... more
Is Google sabotaging the new Edge with Chromium?  Windows Central · 2 weeks
A lot can happen with Microsoft in a short period of time, so we started a new program on YouTube to give you a quick-fix news summary. This week we're catching up... more
Is Google sabotaging the new Edge with Chromium? #WeekInMicrosoft No.9  Windows Central · 2 weeks
A lot can happen with Microsoft in a short period of time, so we started a new program on YouTube to give you a quick-fix news summary. This... more
Alexa for Windows 10 PCs goes hands-free  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
In November, Amazon launched an Alexa app for Windows 10 PCs which allowed PC owners to speak to Alexa in order to set reminders, timers, alarms, create to-dos, track their calendar, control their smart... more
Get your Windows Central merch while it lasts!!  Windows Central · 2 weeks
New logo, new set of swag. 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 To-Do can now manage flagged emails from personal accounts  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The new feature is now available on Windows and iOS. The Microsoft To-Do app on Windows and iOS can now sync and manage your flagged emails from personal... more
Alexa Goes Hands-Free on Windows 10 PCs, Routines Get Smarter  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Amazon’s Alexa is finally going hands-free for all Windows 10 computers. Amazon has started rolling out a number of new features for Alexa routines. more
Windows 10's BITS stopped working? Here's the fix.  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Here are three ways to troubleshoot and fix problems with BITS on Windows 10. On Windows 10, Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is an essential component responsible for assisting the system and... more
Microsoft will ship a full Linux kernel in Windows 10  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Microsoft has surprised many in the Linux developer community in recent years. Surprises have included bringing... more
Microsoft is going to ship a full Linux kernel in Windows 10  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Microsoft has surprised many in the Linux developer community in recent years. Surprises have included bringing things like adding the Bash shell to Windows,... more
Amazon updates Alexa for Windows 10 with hands-free wake, Pandora support  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Alexa is going hands-free on Windows 10, allowing you to wake the assistant with a voice command. The Alexa app for Windows 10 received an update... more
Microsoft teases its Edge browser for macOS  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Microsoft first released its Edge Chromium browser as early Canary and Dev builds on Windows last month. While Windows 10 users can... more
Microsoft is building a new Terminal app for Windows 10  Windows Central · 2 weeks
A new terminal app for command-line users is coming very soon with multiple new features. Microsoft today announced a new application for command-line users called "Windows Terminal," a... more
Microsoft's Fluent Design System goes cross platform  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Android, iOS, and web apps can now take advantage of Microsoft's Fluent Design Language. Microsoft has published a brand new Fluent Design System website today that expands its design language across not only Windows,... more
Windows gets a new terminal  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Windows 10 is getting a new terminal for command-line users, Microsoft announced at its Build developer conference today. The new so-called ‘Windows Terminal’ will launch in mid-June and promises to be a major update of the existing Windows... more
Microsoft launches React Native for Windows  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Microsoft today announced a new open-source project for React Native developers who want to target Windows. “React Native for Windows,” as the project is unsurprisingly called, is meant to be a new ‘performance-oriented’ implementation of React... more
Microsoft removes ability to install Office from the Microsoft Store  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Users are no longer able to install Office directly from the Microsoft Store, and are instead being redirected to the old classic installer. Over the last few weeks,... more
Check out our detailed Windows 10 May 2019 Update review  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The latest Windows 10 feature update is almost here. This is our review. It's been six months since the last "major" Windows 10 feature update started rolling out,... more
Microsoft releases lengthy list of fixes for Windows 10 October 2018 Update  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Time to fire up Windows Update. We're rapidly approaching the expected release date of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, but in the meantime,... more
May 2019 Update packs simple changes that make Microsoft's OS run smoother  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The latest Windows 10 feature update is almost here. This is our review. It's been six months since the last "major" Windows 10 feature... more
Microsoft brings Plug and Play to IoT  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Microsoft today announced that it wants to bring the ease of use of Plug and Play, which today allows you to plug virtually any peripheral into a Windows PC without having to worry about... more
Windows 8.1 MSN apps to be discontinued on June 3  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Time to bid adieu. Microsoft is set to drop support for its Windows 8.1 MSN apps next month. ... more
Microsoft Solitaire makes it into World Video Game Hall of Fame  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Image via Microsoft At nearly 30 yers old, Microsoft Solitaire is now enshrined in the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Perhaps nothing inspires more Windows... more
Is Adobe Premiere the best video editing suite for Windows?  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Best answer: Adobe Premiere Pro is quite simply the king of the hill when it comes to video editing software on Windows 10. If you're looking for well-rounded... more
Windows 10 just BSoD? Here's how to troubleshoot and fix the problem.  Windows Central · 3 weeks
If you're getting a blue screen on your PC, in this guide, we'll help you to troubleshoot and quickly fix the issue on Windows... more
Get your Windows Central swag while it lasts!!  Windows Central · 3 weeks
New logo, new set of swag. 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
Windows 10 20H1 build 18890 now available for Fast ring Insiders  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Another week, another new Insider build. Microsoft today shipped out another new Windows 10 20H1 preview build for Fast ring Insiders. ... more
Microsoft Edge Insider gives web apps more prominent place in Start menu  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Web apps will now get top billing in your Start menu, instead of being buried in a folder. Microsoft is making it a little... more
Why you won't see 'Windows Lite' at Microsoft Build 2019  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Microsoft's 'Windows Lite' won't be announced at Build. So when exactly should you expect to see it officially? For the last several months, we've been talking about an... more
Should you get the HP Envy x2 with an ARM or Intel processor?  Windows Central · 3 weeks
At Windows Central, we live and breath laptops, testing all the top new models. We've put both the Qualcomm and Intel-powered versions... more
Xbox Live has a real spambot problem — and it's getting worse  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Spam continues to flood Xbox Live, and Xbox One users are voicing their concerns. But how can Microsoft put an end to the problem?... more
How to cancel your Spotify Premium subscription  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Spotify is a popular choice of music platform for Windows fans, not least because Microsoft recommended and made it easy to move to it when Groove shut down. But not all good things last,... more
OneNote to add default template option for section pages soon  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Setting a default template will be as easy as "click and go." OneNote has been busy adding several new features since Microsoft switched its focus to the Universal... more
October 2018 Update crawls up to 29.3 percent of Windows 10 PCs  Windows Central · 3 weeks
The Windows 10 October 2018 Update is still on a minority of PCs, even as we approach the release of the May 2019 Update.... more
How to play Halo: The Master Chief Collection 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... more
Need to change your keyboard layout? Here's how on Windows 10.  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Windows 10 allows you to add multiple keyboard layouts as needed, and this guide, we'll show you how to do it. Windows 10 allows you to... more
Need to change the keyboard layout? Here's how on Windows 10.  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Windows 10 allows you to add multiple keyboard layouts as needed, and this guide, we'll show you how to do it. Windows 10 allows you to... more
Windows 10 not detecting your second monitor? Try these fixes.  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Windows 10 can't detect your second monitor? Use this guide to troubleshoot and resolve the most common issues with external displays. Using a second monitor is an easy... more
Windows 10 isn't detecting second monitor? Try these fixes.  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Windows 10 can't detect your second monitor? Use this guide to troubleshoot and resolve the most common issues with external displays. Using a second monitor is an easy and convenient... more
All our favorite 2-in-1 convertible laptops, in one place  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Here at Windows Central, we want to bring the best information about all devices, including convertible laptops, and we've taken a look at quite a few to determine which is... more
Is Sets dead? What about Paint? That and more on #WeekInMicrosoft No.8  Windows Central · 3 weeks
A lot can happen with Microsoft in a short period of time, so we started a new program on YouTube to give you a... more
#WeekInMicrosoft No.8 — Is Sets dead and what about Paint?  Windows Central · 3 weeks
A lot can happen with Microsoft in a short period of time, so we started a new program on YouTube to give you a quick-fix news summary. Paint... more
Microsoft drops baseline Windows 10 password expiration policy  Windows Central · 3 weeks
The current policy of enforcing password changes every 60 days will no longer be a part of Microsoft's baseline security configuration for organizations. Microsoft is getting rid of the 60-day password expiration... more
Google isn’t blocking Microsoft’s new Edge browser  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Microsoft is moving its Edge browser to the Chromium engine, meaning improved web compatibility for the default browser on Windows 10. This... more
Windows 10 20H1 build 18885 rolls out to Insiders on the Fast ring  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Get ready for more Your Phone notifications, better dictation support, and much more. Another fresh Windows 10 Fast ring build is now... more
Fresh cumulative updates roll out to older versions of Windows 10  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Get ready for a lengthy list of updates. A new set of cumulative updates are rolling out to older versions of Windows 10 this week. ... more
Microsoft Edge Dev channel updated with Windows 10 32-bit support, more  Windows Central · 3 weeks
The new Edge Dev channel continues its weekly update march with a whole lot of bug fixes and 32-bit Windows 10 support. Today marks the second... more
Windows 10 May 2019 Update Will Require 32GB Minimum Storage, Microsoft Says  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Microsoft has updated its minimum hardware requirements page to confirm that the lowest storage requirement for Windows 10 1903 update will be 32GB for... more
Not ready for the May 2019 Update? Here's how to block it (for now).  Windows Central · 3 weeks
The May 2019 Update for Windows 10 is coming out soon, but if you're not ready, this guide details three... more
Your Phone app for Windows 10 Insiders now syncs notifications with your PC  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Now you have even more of a reason to keep your phone in your pocket. Microsoft's relatively new Your Phone app has... more
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