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Best tips to fix OneDrive syncing issues on Windows 10  Windows Central · 3 hours
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 · 22 hours
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
iPadOS preview  TechCrunch · 1 day
Microsoft drew a line in the sand with Windows 10, presenting an operating system designed for both PCs and tablets alike. The move fostered hardware designers to go all in on convertibles — devices that performed double duty as laptops... more
On this week's podcast ... A new Cortana, Lockhart is dead, and more  Windows Central · 1 day
This week on the Windows Central Podcast: A new Cortana experience for Windows 10, Lockhart is dead, and more We're back with... more
Gabe Aul leaves Microsoft to become a Vice President at Facebook  Windows Central · 2 days
What you need to know Gabe Aul, the former face of the Windows Insider program, has begun his new role at Facebook. Aul is joining Facebook... more
Gabe Aul leaves Microsoft to become Vice President at Facebook  Windows Central · 2 days
What you need to know Gabe Aul, the former face of the Windows Insider program, has begun his new role at Facebook. Aul is joining Facebook as Vice... more
The very best sales on Windows 10 apps this week  Windows Central · 2 days
While many great apps are free or only cost a few dollars, some more powerful apps can quickly creep up in price. Thankfully, the Microsoft Store features frequent... more
Gabe Aul has left Microsoft to become Vice President at Facebook  Windows Central · 2 days
What you need to know Gabe Aul, the former face of the Windows Insider program, has begun his new role at Facebook. Aul is joining Facebook... more
Windows Terminal preview now available in the Microsoft Store  Windows Central · 2 days
Terminal, meet store. What you need to know The new Windows Terminal is now available in preview on the Microsoft Store. The Microsoft Store listing makes clear that this is... more
Report: Foldable Surface PC with Windows Core OS will run Android apps  Windows Central · 3 days
A new report from Forbes is claiming that Microsoft's upcoming foldable Surface PC, which I revealed late last year under the codename Centaurus, will... more
How to create your own Xbox Live gamerpic  Windows Central · 5 days
Finally, custom "gamerpics" are here! And this is how you get them. Available to users on Xbox One and the Windows 10 app, anyone can take any picture and stick it up... more
Windows Terminal appears on Microsoft Store, but you can't try it just yet  Windows Central · 5 days
Terminal, meet store. What you need to know The new Windows Terminal has appeared on the Microsoft Store, but it doesn't work... more
How to create a your own Xbox Live gamerpic  Windows Central · 5 days
Finally, custom "gamerpics" are here! And this is how you get them. Available to users on Xbox One and the Windows 10 app, you can now take any picture and... more
All the features and changes found in Windows 10 build 18922 (and earlier)  Windows Central · 5 days
This roundup highlights all the new features and changes that Microsoft is currently testing for the Windows 10 20H1 update. As part... more
Windows 10 19H2 falls behind schedule as Microsoft fails to begin OS tests  Windows Central · 5 days
Microsoft's second Windows 10 feature update for 2019 is nowhere to be seen as Microsoft falls behind schedule for testing. It's officially... more
All the features and changes found on Windows 10 build 18922 (and earlier)  Windows Central · 5 days
This roundup highlights all the new features and changes that Microsoft is currently testing for the Windows 10 20H1 update. As part... more
Halo: Reach PC early tests slated for ‘next week’ on Steam  Windows Central · 5 days
Halo: Reach for PC is fast-approaching prime time, headed to early testers as soon as "next week." What you need to know Halo: The Master Chief... more
How to enable (or disable) Game Mode in Windows 10  Windows Central · 6 days
Game Mode is a feature in Windows 10 that focuses system resources on games when enabled. Here's how to turn it on and off. In our tests, we... more
Apple's iPadOS could challenge the Surface for average consumers  Windows Central · 6 days
Is iPadOS going to hurt Microsoft and what about Windows Lite? Apple's new iPad OS is just in name only – for now, but the forked version of iOS could... more
Volume overlay on Windows 10 now shows YouTube video information  Windows Central · 6 days
What you need to know The volume overlay on Windows 10 now shows YouTube video information from some Chromium browsers. The new feature is available on Google Chrome... more
Hands-on with Windows 10 20H1 build 18922  Windows Central · 6 days
A new Cortana UI, renaming Virtual Desktops, and a new Pen Workspace showcased in our latest build video. Microsoft released a brand new 20H1 preview build for Insiders in the Fast and Skip Ahead... more
CHUWI MiniBook hits Indiegogo: An 8-inch workstation running Windows 10  Windows Central · 6 days
What you need to know CHUWI's MiniBook-Mobile Workstation launched on Indiegogo. The device is an 8-inch convertible PC with a 360-degree hinge. Early backers can receive the device... more
The ultimate guide to a clean installation of Windows 10  Windows Central · 6 days
The best way to reinstall, upgrade, or set up a new device with Windows 10 is using a clean installation. Here's the reason why and every step you... more
Microsoft Edge Based on Chromium Reaches Windows 7, Windows 8 Through Canary Channel  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Microsoft Edge based on Chromium project is available for download on Windows 7 and Windows 8 through the Microsoft Edge Insider site. more
Microsoft Edge preview builds launch for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1  Windows Central · 7 days
The new Microsoft Edge is has completed its rollout to Windows 10, Mac, and Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. What you need to know Microsoft Edge... more
Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser now available on Windows 7 and Windows 8  THE VERGE · 7 days
Microsoft is making its Chromium-powered Edge browser available on both Windows 7 and Windows 8 for testing today. The release comes two months after... more
Windows 10 20H1 Insider build 18922 rolls out to the Fast ring  Windows Central · 7 days
Another week, another build. What you need to know Windows 10 build 18922 is now available to Fast ring Insiders. The build brings a... more
Kano and Microsoft launch PC kit for students learning to code and create  Windows Central · 7 days
Kids can now build their own laptops and start learning coding and creative tasks with the new Kano PC kit. What you... more
Kano and Microsoft launch PC kit for students learning code and create  Windows Central · 7 days
Kids can now build their own laptops and start learning coding and creative tasks with the new Kano PC kit. What you need to... more
A new cumulative update is available for devices running Windows 10  Windows Central · 7 days
What you need to know A new cumulative update is available for Windows 10 devices running version 1809. The update includes many fixes and addresses several... more
WhatsApp for Windows Phone might be dropped from the Microsoft Store soon  Windows Central · 1 week
What you need to know WhatsApp might be removed from the Microsoft Store after July 1, 2019. Windows Phone is losing support for WhatsApp... more
UWP Companion helps make third-party Windows 10 apps feel more native  Windows Central · 1 week
UWP Companion helps third-party apps feel more native by opening links in their dedicated apps. Windows 10 allows you to set default programs but ensuring links... more
Microsoft Office for Android refreshed with new icons  Windows Central · 1 week
What you need to know Several Microsoft Office apps have received new icons on Android. These new icons match the new icons on iOS and Windows 10. The updated icons have now... more
How to restore the default view for folder on Windows 10  Windows Central · 1 week
You can reset to the File Explorer default view for a particular folder, and in this guide, we'll show how to it. On Windows 10, File... more
Microsoft considering a dedicated Office key for keyboards  THE VERGE · 1 week
Microsoft is considering adding a dedicated Office key to keyboards. The new key would provide additional keyboard shortcuts for Office... more
Microsoft appears to be mulling a dedicated Office key for keyboards  Windows Central · 1 week
Your Windows key may be in store for an Office sibling. What you need to know Microsoft may be mulling adding support for a dedicated Office... more
Microsoft brings its To-Do app to Mac  TechCrunch · 1 week
Microsft in 2017 said it would shut eventually down Wunderlist, a company it acquired, in order to forge ahead with its own “to do” app. It has since launched To-Do, as the app is... more
Phonetic Indic keyboards now available for Windows 10  Windows Central · 1 week
What you need to know Microsoft released smart phonetic keyboards for 10 Indian languages. The keyboards support transliterating Indic text. The keyboards will increase typing speed and accuracy by at least 20... more
The excellent myTube YouTube client for Windows just got even better  Windows Central · 1 week
myTube has been the best way to watch YouTube videos on Windows 10 for a while, but how does that change with the new version 4.0?... more
Windows 10 May 2019 Update Brings Phonetic Indic Keyboards in 10 Indian Languages  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Microsoft has launched smart phonetic keyboards for 10 Indian languages as part of its May 2019 update. The keyboards are available in... more
Sharing files and printers on Windows 10  Windows Central · 1 week
Although HomeGroup is no longer a feature available on Windows 10, you can still share files and printers like before. You just need to follow these steps. On Windows 10, HomeGroup used to be... more
Sharing files and printers in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update  Windows Central · 1 week
Although HomeGroup is no longer a feature available on Windows 10, you can still share files and printers like before. You just need to follow these... more
Halo: Reach PC revives Microsoft's legendary titan in 4K glory  Windows Central · 1 week
Halo: Reach for PC serves Bungie's final farewell in its best form yet, far exceeding expectations. Halo: The Master Chief Collection hits PC later this year, expanding Microsoft's... more
Twitter is bringing back its Mac desktop app  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
A little over a year after discontinuing its Mac desktop app, Twitter says that it’s bringing the program back after... more
All of our favorite 2-in-1 convertible laptops, in one place  Windows Central · 2 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... more
This is how you suspend Windows 10 BitLocker to perform system changes  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Are you using BitLocker drive encryption on your PC? Before trying to apply new firmware, hardware, or Windows 10 updates, follow this process to... more
Google's Project Zero Reveals Zero-Day Exploit on Windows That Microsoft Hasn't Fixed Yet  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Google's Project Zero has filed the Windows vulnerability that exists in the SymCrypt core cryptographic library as "low severity". more
How to change DNS settings on your PC running Windows 10  Windows Central · 2 weeks
You can always use more private and reliable DNS servers, and in this guide we'll show how to change these settings on Windows 10. Whenever you... more
Microsoft Edge Dev channel grabs another update full of fixes  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Microsoft Edge testers on the Dev channel can pick up another batch of fixes with the latest build. What you need to know A fresh Microsoft Edge build... more
Windows 10 20H1 Insider build 18917 rolls out to the Fast ring  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Build 18917 is up for Fast ring Insiders on Windows Update now. What you need to know Windows 10 build 18917 is now available... more
Yes, you can customize Windows Sandbox — here's how  Windows Central · 2 weeks
You can use a config file to customize various aspects of Windows Sandbox, and in this guide, we show you how on the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. On Windows... more
Apple's iCloud for Windows App Gets a New Version in Microsoft Store  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Apple and Microsoft have teamed up to offer a brand new iCloud experience to the Windows 10 users. The companies have released a new... more
Dropbox Touts New Collaborative Cloud Storage Management App  MacRumors · 2 weeks
Dropbox on Tuesday announced a new client for Mac and Windows that seeks to make the cloud storage service a... more
Huawei postpones planned laptop launch amid US trade war  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Huawei has indefinitely postponed the imminent launch of a new Windows laptop, consumer division Richard Yu has confirmed... more
Apple brings iCloud for Windows to the Microsoft Store  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Apple is embracing the Microsoft Store a little more. What you need to know Apple's iCloud app is now available on the Microsoft Store. The app uses the same back-end... more
June 'Patch Tuesday' updates now available for Windows 10  Windows Central · 2 weeks
It's time to check Windows Update. What you need to know June's "Patch Tuesday" updates are now available for Windows 10 PCs. The cumulative updates contain no new features, but... more
This is the best Windows 10 tablet you can buy right now  Windows Central · 2 weeks
There are many Windows 10 tablets on the market, and it can be hard to sort through all the rubbish. But we love Windows... more
On this week's podcast ... Centaurus is teased, and is Stadia a threat?  Windows Central · 2 weeks
This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Centaurus is teased, E3 is soon, and is Stadia a threat? We're back with another... more
Microsoft closes Mixed Reality Studio in Berlin  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Microsoft's Berlin Mixed Reality Studio is closing up shop. What you need to know Microsoft has closed down its Mixed Reality Studio in Berlin. The studio employed a team of 10 people working on... more
Halo Infinite release date: When to expect Master Chief’s next adventure  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Here's when to expect Halo Infinite – Master Chief's next major journey in the Halo saga. Updated June 9, 2019: Added details on Halo Infinite following... more
What is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate?  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Best answer: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate bundles Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One and PC alongside Xbox Live Gold for $15 per month. The full package: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate ($1/mo at Microsoft) What does Xbox... more
Microsoft's Project xCloud is real. And it is insane.  Windows Central · 2 weeks
At E3 2019, I went hands-on with Project xCloud, Microsoft's upcoming game streaming service. And I feel like I've glimpsed the future. Microsoft's E3 2019 kicked off this year with... more
Windows 10 can now fix issues automatically with Recommend Troubleshooting  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Windows 10 can now suggest and resolve common problems automatically with Recommended Troubleshooting, and in this guide, we show you the steps to use the feature. Although the... more
Xbox Game Pass PC Games pricing leaks ahead of E3, costs $10  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Early pricing for Microsoft's upcoming Netflix-style subscription service for PC games has leaked. What you need to know Xbox Game Pass for PC pricing... more
Microsoft shares pricing details for Xbox Game Pass on PC  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Ahead of the Xbox E3 keynote this afternoon, Microsoft has dropped the pricing for their Xbox Game Pass plan which gives PC users access to a library of... more
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate goes on sale, costs $1 for first month  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Grab it right now. What you need to know Xbox Game Pass Ultimate was previously only available to Xbox Insiders. You can purchase it... more
This is Microsoft's new Xbox app for PC gamers on Windows 10  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Microsoft's new Xbox app for PC has leaked ahead of official announcement, and it's all about social and game discovery. Microsoft is building a... more
Windows 10 version 1903 now available to anyone who checks for an update  Windows Central · 3 weeks
What you need to know Windows 10 users can now update to version 1903 by manually checking for updates. This update seems... more
Everything you need to know about the Windows 10 May 2019 Update  Windows Central · 3 weeks
The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is finally rolling out, and in this guide, we'll help to up and running with the new version.... more
Here's why Microsoft's UWP is not dead, but it has changed  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Microsoft's one-app theory for all devices is not as critical as it used to be, but that's not new What you need to know New claims... more
UWP developers partner to launch major myTube update, 3 new apps  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Rally the wagons: It's UWP time. What you need to know Universal Windows Platform developers have teamed up to kick off an annual event for launching... more
Popular Spotify client, Xpotify, goes open source  Windows Central · 3 weeks
What you need to know Xpotify is now an open-source project. You can submit bug reports, feature requests, and send pull requests through Github. The project is run by one developer, Mahdi Ghiasi. Xpotify,... more
Spotify client Xpotify gets Live Tile support for its latest update  Windows Central · 3 weeks
If you're not using Xpotify you're not a fan of Spotify. What you need to know Spotify client Xpotify updated to v1.6. Now supports Live Tiles... more
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