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Windows 10’s October update is rolling out with a refreshed Start menu

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Your Start menu is about to get a fresh lick of paint. Microsoft has started rolling out the Windows 10 October 2020 update, and while it’s far from the biggest update to the operating system, there are still few new things worth noting.First,…

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Windows 10 can run apps from your Samsung phone

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You’ll soon have access to your phone’s apps on your PC — if you have the right phone, at least. Microsoft is rolling out a Windows 10 Your Phone update with support for running mobile apps on your desktop, as promised when Samsung revealed th…

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Adobe brings clipping masks and better brush management to Fresco

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Adobe has updated its Fresco drawing app with a bunch more features. There’s a clipping masks tool that will allow you to capture certain parts of your drawing and move them to another layer or layer group. That way, you can continue to work on your…

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Engadget Podcast: Understanding Windows on ARM and Apple Silicon

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After Cherlynn’s review of the Snapdragon-powered Lenovo Flex 5G laptop was published this week, our hosts decided to take a deeper look at Windows on ARM. Between buggy performance and confusion over app compatibility, there’s a lot to unpack…

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Amazon’s Windows 10 Prime Video app brings offline viewing to PCs

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It’s been a long wait, but Windows 10 users can finally download Amazon Prime Video to their computer. The UWP app’s most notable feature is that it allows you to download content for offline watching. That will be handy once it’s safe to travel agai…

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Microsoft stops offering 32-bit Windows 10 to computer manufacturers

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Windows 10 comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit varieties. While they look and feel nearly identical, the latter takes advantage of faster and better hardware specs. With the era of 32-bit processors winding down, Microsoft is putting the lesser ve…

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Microsoft’s next Surface Go could up the screen size to 10.5 inches

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More details of Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Go sequel appear to have emerged, and they could be good news — if you’re not expecting a revolution. Windows Central sources claim that the tablet will share the familiar form factor, but pack a la…

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FCC filing suggests Microsoft’s Surface Go sequel is almost here

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Microsoft might be close to updating the Surface Go nearly two years after its debut. As noticed by Windows Latest and Windows Insider, a seemingly mysterious “portable computing device” from Microsoft has passed through the FCC. While there a…

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Windows 10 UI updates have been spotted in a Microsoft promo video

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Windows 10 now has one billion active monthly users — likely thanks in part to the deprecation of Windows 7 in January. To celebrate the milestone, Microsoft’s chief product officer, Panos Panay, shared an Instagram video recounting the various iter…

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Windows 10’s built-in Linux kernel will be available to everyone soon

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You won’t have to be a tester to try Windows 10’s new, built-in Linux kernel in the near future. Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 will be widely available when Windows 10 version 2004 arrives. You’ll have to install it man…

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Windows 10 gives users more control of what diagnostic data they share

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In another attempt to give Windows 10 users more control over their data, Microsoft is making a few changes to its Settings app and Group Policy settings in the latest Windows 10 preview build (19577). In the Settings app, basic diagnostic dat…

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Windows 10 icons are getting an overdue redesign

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Microsoft refreshed Office’s icons last year, and now it’s Windows 10’s turn. The software giant is rolling out updates to the icons for Windows 10’s core apps over the months ahead, starting with the Calendar and Mail apps in a new Release Preview…

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Microsoft’s revamped Edge browser now runs on ARM-based Windows PCs

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The default web browsing experience on ARM-based Windows PCs just took a big step forward. Microsoft has released its first version of its Chromium-based Edge browser for ARM-based Windows 10 systems, giving them all the compatibility and feat…

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Brave says 8.7 million people use its privacy-focused browser every month

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Almost four years after its first release, privacy-focused web browser Brave is officially launching. Starting today, you can download version 1.0 of Brave on Android and iOS, as well as on Windows 10, macOS and Linux. With Brave 1.0, you can …

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Microsoft begins rolling out its Windows 10 November update

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Microsoft has started rolling out the Windows 10 November 2019 update. In theory, it’s the second big update for Windows 10 of the year, but don’t get too excited, it’s more like a traditional Windows service pack of old, rather than a dazzling showc…

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Surface Pro X teardown reveals one of the most repairable tablets ever

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It turns out Microsoft’s new Surface Pro X represents a new direction for the company in than just one way. According to DIY heroes iFixit, the device is one of the most repairable tablets on the market currently thanks to a couple of smart design de…

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Microsoft’s new Edge logo erases bad memories of Internet Explorer

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Now that Microsoft Edge has a new Chromium-powered engine, the company is ready to give the browser a fresh look to match. In the wake of an Easter egg hunt, the software giant has revealed a redesigned, ocean wave-inspired logo for Edge that…

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The latest Windows 10 Insider build gets new PowerToys

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The latest Microsoft Windows 10 preview build (19013) for Insiders in the Fast Ring includes new kaomoji shortcuts, the latest version of PowerToys and a Linux update that will send unused power back to your Windows machine. There’s also a key change…

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Windows 10X leak reveals a mix of desktop and mobile interfaces

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Microsoft has already teased a few details for Windows 10X, but a leak has revealed a whole lot more. Well-known sleuther WalkingCat discovered a (since-pulled) document cache detailing Windows 10X’s interface, and it’s clear the changes extend far…

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Windows 10 preview brings Android phone calls to your PC

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Windows 10’s Your Phone calling support is finally here, provided you’re willing to live life on the edge. Microsoft has released a Windows 10 Insider Preview for Fast ring testers that adds the ability to take and start calls from your PC. You’ll…

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What we hope to see at Microsoft’s Surface event

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Like clockwork, Microsoft is gearing up to announce its latest batch of Surface devices tomorrow. We’ve already gotten a preview of some hardware, thanks to a recent leak: it looks like there’s a new Surface Pro, a sleeker ARM-based Surface and a new…

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