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Should you buy a webcam with Windows Hello facial recognition?  Windows Central · 1 hour
Best answer: If you want to increase login speeds and convenience on your Windows 10 desktop or PC that doesn't have Windows Hello built in, then you should... more
Yes, you can use AirPods with your Windows 10 PC  Windows Central · 24 hours
Best answer: Even if you're away from an iPhone or iPad, the AirPods will behave like regular Bluetooth headphones, which means you can use them with your Windows... more
This Duracell Xbox One controller is crazy – but we secretly want it  Windows Central · 2 days
Who knew batteries made for such a strangely sleek Xbox One controller? We love our limited-edition Xbox One controllers at Windows Central... more
These are the very best Xbox-exclusive games  Windows Central · 3 days
Sony's PlayStation 4 tends to have the lion's share of critically-acclaimed console-exclusive titles today, but Microsoft is stepping up efforts to close the gap. Many of these titles are also available on Windows PC,... more
Microsoft acknowledges Surface Pro 4 firmware issue, offers replacements  Windows Central · 3 days
Do you have a broken Surface Pro 4 display thanks to faulty firmware updates? Microsoft has acknowledged the problem. As spotted by Windows United, Microsoft has acknowledged a firmware issue... more
Best Xbox One Console Exclusives in 2018  Windows Central · 3 days
Sony's PlayStation 4 tends to have the lion's share of critically-acclaimed console-exclusive titles today, but Microsoft is stepping up efforts to close the gap. That being said, there is still a wealth of great... more
You can play Oculus Rift games on Windows Mixed Reality thanks to Revive  Windows Central · 4 days
SteamVR integration with Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) is a big step in the right direction for the emerging VR platform, but it... more
LG pulls the wraps off its CES 2019 gram laptops  Windows Central · 4 days
LG isn't waiting for CES to begin before it pulls the curtain back on its latest Windows 10 laptops. Tech fans will soon be gushing over the first... more
Turn off updates for Office apps  Windows Central · 4 days
Are Office updates causing problems, or you're not ready for the new version? Use this guide to disable automatic updates for Office 365 and Office 2016 or 2019. If you're using an Office 365 subscription to... more
On this week's podcast... Microsoft Edge, Surface Centaurus, ARM, and more  Windows Central · 5 days
This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Microsoft Edge goes Chrome, another new Surface device, Windows on ARM, and more! We're back with another exciting episode... more
Updated Windows 10 Settings app surfaces with sleek header  Windows Central · 5 days
Microsoft is testing a revised Windows 10 Settings app, featuring an all-new header. Microsoft is testing a fresh take on Windows 10's integrated Settings app, with a new header propagating... more
Download this free Microsoft Office alternative, help charity - CNET  CNET · 5 days
For a limited time, SoftMaker will donate 10 cents to charity for every FreeOffice download. It's available for Windows, Linux and Mac. Plus: The last good Nintendo Switch... more
All the changes included with Windows 10 build 18298  Windows Central · 5 days
Here's a closer look at the new features and improvements available with Windows 10 build 18298 and build 18290. Windows 10 build 18298 is now available for download on PCs... more
Is the Surface Laptop 2 good for gaming?  Windows Central · 5 days
Best answer: Yes, but only for older, less-intensive games from Windows' extensive back catalog. As long as you're willing to compromise there, the Laptop 2 makes for a great portable gaming device.... more
External drive won't show up on Windows 10? Here's the fix.  Windows Central · 5 days
If your PC isn't detecting an external hard drive, use this guide to resolve the issue. On Windows 10, you usually only need to connect an... more
Microsoft releases this month's Patch Tueday updates for Windows 10  Windows Central · 6 days
New Patch Tuesday updates are now available for those on Windows 10 version 1809 and below! It's December Patch Tuesday, and this month Microsoft is rolling out a... more
Is Samsung's HMD Odyssey+ better than Oculus Rift?  Windows Central · 6 days
We're constantly testing awesome new tech products, including hardware from the VR realm. If you're wondering which headset you should buy, we can help by comparing Samsung's Odyssey+ and the Oculus Rift.... more
Fast ring Windows 10 Insiders can now access build 18298  Windows Central · 7 days
Windows Insiders on the fast ring can enjoy a shiny new Windows 10 build. Microsoft announced a new build for Windows Insiders to test out is now available... more
This is what you should do first on your Synology NAS  Windows Central · 7 days
Here's what to do when setting up your new Synology NAS. When buying prebuilt Synology Network Attached Storage, you're also acquiring a license to the manufacturer's... more
Microsoft may use AI for its Xbox gaming xCloud dream  Windows Central · 7 days
Xbox and Windows gaming is going to become the Netflix of interactive entertainment. Microsoft is looking at streaming as the future of Xbox and Windows gaming with xCloud.... more
How to do a clean installation of Windows 10  Windows Central · 1 week
If you need to reinstall, upgrade, or set up a new device with Windows 10, a clean installation is your best choice – Here's why and how to do it.... more
'Ashen' publisher confirms Xbox Play Anywhere support is coming (update)  Windows Central · 1 week
The PC game store wars are heating up, with Epic Games firing off major salvos at last night's Game Awards. Xbox Play Anywhere seems to be among the... more
'Ashen' publisher confirms Xbox Play Anywhere support is coming (Updated)  Windows Central · 1 week
The PC game store wars are heating up, with Epic Games firing off major salvos at last night's Game Awards. Xbox Play Anywhere seems to be among the... more
Game Bar now lets you view and share screenshots in-game  Windows Central · 1 week
Now you don't have to leave your game to view and share screenshots and videos. Microsoft today is rolling out a small, but incredibly handy update to the... more
Where do the Windows PC gaming store wars leave Microsoft?  Windows Central · 1 week
With the announcement that Epic Games of Fortnite fame is getting in on the PC gaming storefront race, we have to wonder what this means for Microsoft. Epic... more
Microsoft plans to revamp Edge using Chromium. But what exactly is it?  Windows Central · 1 week
Chromium isn't just another Google product — it can be anything you want it to be thanks to its open-source license. Microsoft's announcement that... more
Is the Surface Pro 6 good for gaming?  Windows Central · 1 week
Best answer: Yes. While you won't be running anything high-end on ultra settings, the huge back catalogue of Windows PC games makes the Pro 6 a totally viable, portable gaming PC if... more
Microsoft 365 joins growing list of Insider programs  Windows Central · 1 week
The program is an "evolution" of the Windows Insider Program for Business, according to Insider chief Dona Sarkar. Windows, Xbox, and Office all have their own Insider programs, and now Microsoft is... more
Where does the Windows PC gaming store wars leave Microsoft?  Windows Central · 1 week
With the announcement that Epic Games of Fortnite fame is getting in on the PC gaming storefront race, we have to wonder what this means for Microsoft. Epic... more
Skype Insiders get 'Away' presence, System Tray minimization on Windows 10  Windows Central · 1 week
Microsoft continues to address some of the biggest pieces of feedback for Skype. Microsoft is continuing to roll out tweaks to Skype based on feedback, and... more
Surface Book 2 hit with BSOD errors after cumulative update (Update)  Windows Central · 1 week
The BSOD issue appears to have started after users installed a recent cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1803. Updated December 7, 2018: Microsoft has now... more
Qualcomm expands its PC bet with its new 7nm 8cx platform  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Qualcomm wants to become a major player in the PC/laptop market. Now that there is Windows 10 on ARM, that’s more than a pipe dream, but... more
This is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx made exclusively for Windows 10  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The most 'extreme' Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm is coming, and it's only for Windows 10. Qualcomm is doubling down on Windows 10 and its commitment to... more
Firefox is getting a native ARM64 version for Snapdragon PCs  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The future of Always Connected PCs is starting to take shape. Qualcomm today broke cover on the Snapdragon 8cx, a powerful new chip purpose-built for Windows 10 PCs.... more
Google welcomes Microsoft’s move to Chromium, but Mozilla doesn’t  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Microsoft is moving its Edge Windows browser to Google’s open source Chromium rendering engine. The move will mean... more
Google’s Chrome browser will get better because of Microsoft  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Microsoft has always used pop-ups, notifications, and warning signs to sway people away from installing Chrome on Windows... more
Google welcomes Microsoft’s move to Chromium  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Microsoft is moving its Edge Windows browser to Google’s open source Chromium rendering engine. The move will mean Edge will be far more compatible... more
Microsoft announces Edge browser based on Chrome coming to Mac in 2019  9to5Mac · 2 weeks
Edge was Microsoft’s solution to completely replacing Internet Explorer as the default browser on Windows. When Microsoft launched its new Edge browser, it was... more
Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to Windows 7 and macOS  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Edge is going truly cross-platform, as Microsoft announces plans to bring it to Windows 7, Windows 8, and macOS. As Microsoft announces plans to rebuild Edge... more
Microsoft confirms it’s rebuilding Edge from the ground up using Chromium  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Edge UWP is no more, as Microsoft commits to rebuilding it from the ground up as a desktop app, this time powered by Chromium. Microsoft today... more
Microsoft Edge goes Chromium (and macOS)  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The rumors were true: Microsoft Edge is moving to the open-source Chromium platform, the same platform that powers Google’s Chrome browser. And once that is done, Microsoft is bringing Edge to macOS, too. In addition, Microsoft... more
Microsoft issues another batch of fixes for Windows 10 October 2018 Update  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Another cumulative update is ready for October 2018 Update PCs. Microsoft this week is shipping out another cumulative update for the Windows 10 October... more
Surface Book 2 hit with BSOD errors after cumulative update for some users  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The BSOD issue appears to have started after users installed a recent cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1803. If you've been... more
Microsoft design leads now working together in 'cross company effort'  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Microsoft is coordinating its design efforts across Windows, Office, and Surface. Between the gradual rollout of Fluent Design, its new Office icons, and other tweaks across its portfolio,... more
We can help you choose between Samsung's Odyssey+ and HTC's Vive Pro  Windows Central · 2 weeks
We spend a lot of time testing the latest tech products, including VR headsets like Samsung's Odyssey+ and the HTC Vive Pro. If you're... more
Should Microsoft be hyping the Insider Program after October Update mess?  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Two Windows Central team members argue different stances on whether Microsoft should brag about the effectiveness of its Insider software-testing program so soon after a major... more
Microsoft Surface Book 2 Users Report Crashes and Bricked Devices Following Windows Update  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
A faulty Windows update seems to have caused expensive Surface Book 2 devices to crash and potentially brick themselves, much to owners'... more
Windows 10 SDK preview build 18290 now available for developers  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Another Windows 10 19H1 SDK preview is ready for developers. Microsoft today launched another fresh Windows 10 SDK preview for developers, coming in at build number 18290. ... more
Microsoft launches first Visual Studio 2019 preview  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The first preview of Visual Studio 2019 is here, and Microsoft is open sourcing three Windows UX frameworks. As it kicks off its Connect(); 2018 conference today, Microsoft is making a slew of announcements... more
One Key Calendar attempts to bring Google Calendar to Windows 10  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Google Calendar syncs across a number of devices, but is it worth having a dedicated app for it on Windows 10? Keeping on top of various... more
Microsoft is reportedly ditching Edge on Windows 10 for a Chrome-based browser  9to5Google · 2 weeks
Whether you’re using Google Chrome, Opera, or Brave to browse the web, under the hood, it’s all based on Chromium. Chrome’s Blink engine has... more
Microsoft is building a Chromium-powered web browser for Windows 10  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Microsoft is throwing in the towel with Edge and is building a new web browser for Windows 10, this time powered by Chromium. Microsoft's Edge web browser has... more
Microsoft patent envisions more accessible mixed reality  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The system outlined in the patent would make it easier for everyone to interact with virtual objects, no matter their position. Microsoft has been engaged in gradually making its offerings more accessible for individuals... more
Cellular voice could be the next step in merging phones and PCs  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Always Connected PCs have begun to blur the lines between phones and PCs even further. Adding voice to these eSIM-equipped devices may be the... more
Move over Andromeda — here comes Surface 'Centaurus'  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Photo credit: The Verge Microsoft and Intel may be working together on a new dual-screen Surface PC that runs Microsoft's new modern Windows Core OS and is designed to kickstart a new... more
Here are five ways to remove a printer from Windows 10  Windows Central · 2 weeks
If you're no longer using a particular printer, you can use this guide to remove it from your device in five different ways. Although on Windows... more
Windows 10 is also getting an icon design overhaul  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Microsoft appears to be planning on overhauling its Windows 10 icons alongside its Office suite. The software giant... more
Here are the best Windows Mixed Reality games you can play right now  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) is here, and it's brought a new selection of immersive games to the Microsoft Store. To help you... more
Intel launches 'modern' graphics drivers for Windows 10  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Intel's new drivers are aimed at providing broad support in one package across all Windows 10 editions. Intel this week announced that, starting this month, it will begin distributing drivers for its... more
Surface Studio 2 is ridiculously pricey — and even more droolworthy  Windows Central · 3 weeks
The Surface Studio 2 finally lives up to its promise with a powerful new GPU and faster storage. Let's get one thing straight about the new... more
Intel Commits to Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform for All Future Driver Releases  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Intel's latest driver release for integrated GPUs is the company's first to use the new Universal Windows Platform for driver releases. more
This is your one stop shop for everything Windows Mixed Reality  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Looking for some help? Accessories? Games? Ideas on what to do in Windows Mixed Reality? Our ultimate guide has everything you're looking for. Windows Mixed Reality... more
Spend less time retyping commands using the Command Prompt history feature  Windows Central · 3 weeks
You can be more efficient while in Command Prompt using the command history feature, and in this guide, we'll show you how to use it. If... more
On this week's podcast ... Microsoft Launcher 5.1 and Surface Go LTE  Windows Central · 3 weeks
This week on the Windows Central Podcast: The next big Microsoft Launcher update, Surface Go LTE is here, and more! We're back with another... more
Apple fixes October 2018 Update iCloud bug, Microsoft removes upgrade block  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Use iCloud? Now you can upgrade to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. Apple this week updated iCloud for Windows, resolving a stubborn bug that prevented... more
Windows 10 preview build 18290 rolls out to Fast ring Insiders  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Additional Fluent Design touches, new microphone insights, and much more are rolling out to Fast ring Insiders. Fast ring Insiders, it's time to fire up Windows... more
These are the best (B-E-S-T) Xbox One games available today  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Whether you're into racing games, shooters, role-playing titles, or simply want to know what the Xbox platform really has to offer, look no further. These are the best... more
October 2018 Update on less than 3 percent of Windows 10 PCs, AdDuplex says  Windows Central · 3 weeks
It looks like Microsoft is going for a slow and steady rollout after the Windows 10 October 2018 Update's bungled... more
Should you buy Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme or ThinkPad X1 Carbon?  Windows Central · 3 weeks
We're big fans of notebooks and after spending countless hours with various models, we're able to recommend the best options depending on what you need to... more
New cumulative updates land for Windows 10 April 2018 Update and more  Windows Central · 3 weeks
The April 2018 Update, Fall Creators Update, Creators Update, and Anniversary Update are all on deck. Microsoft today has begun pushing out another round... more
Microsoft Garage's Sketch 360 lets you create VR scenes with Windows ink  Windows Central · 3 weeks
The Microsoft Garage's latest project could be a boon for designers working with 360-degree scenes. The Microsoft Garage, Microsoft's home for experimental apps from... more
Enpass 6 beta hits Microsoft Store with Windows Hello, multiple vaults  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Enpass' "biggest ever upgrade" is now up for grabs on the Microsoft Store for beta testers. If Enpass is your password manager of choice, you're in... more
Why Microsoft is splitting Cortana from Windows 10 search  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Search and Cortana might split up in a future version of Windows 10. This is a good thing, as it allows for both experiences to improve without affecting each other... more
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