Tag Archive: Windows


Even with a shift in focus, Windows 10X still won’t beat Chrome OS

Microsoft apparently hasn’t learned that a billion Windows 10 customers don’t want a Windows-powered Chromebook clone.

Microsoft’s Chief Product Officer of Windows and devices Panos Panay had some important things to say recently. Of course, because the world is stuck at home those things were shared via a blog post instead of what would have been something with a little more pizzazz with people at hand, but the message still came through loud and clear: Microsoft is  [Read More…]

Top 6 things Google needs to add to Chrome OS to compete with Windows

Chromebooks are only as good as their system, and Chrome OS could always use a few upgrades.

Chromebooks are great, lightweight computers that are great not just for kids, they’re great for more folks, whether you just want to browse Facebook or work full-time on one. A huge part of that success is that Chrome OS runs so well even on mid-range and budget hardware, allowing us to get a great experience out of a $ 300  [Read More…]

How to use Link to Windows on your Galaxy S20

The Galaxy S20 has a pre-installed service that lets you mirror incoming notifications and texts to your Windows PC. It’s easy to set up, and all you need is a Microsoft account to link both your phone and PC. If you don’t want to unlock your phone for every new notification and are instead looking at an alternative to mirror them easily to your PC, Link to Windows is the service for you.

How to set up Link  [Read More…]

Microsoft unveils new details around Windows 10X at M365 Developer Day

What you need to know Microsoft has details plans around dual-screen app development on Windows 10X and Android. Developers can test their apps on Windows 10X today via an emulator. More details about Windows 10X have been unveiled.

New details about Windows 10X and dual-screen app development have been unveiled by Microsoft.

Microsoft has today shared more information regarding app development for the upcoming Windows 10X operating system, as well as how developers can adapt Android apps  [Read More…]

Nest Secure will soon be able to detect breaking windows

Glass break detection rolls out in early November.

What you need to know Nest Secure will begin rolling out Glass break detection in early November. Glass break will work best when it is within 15 feet of the door or window you want monitored in a quiet home. Sound processing will take place on the device itself and audio will not be sent to Google’s servers.

If you’ve got a Nest Secure, your home is about to  [Read More…]

Here’s why the Surface Neo runs Android, but the Duo has Windows

Android or Windows? That is the ultimate question, and the answer may surprise you. It’s both.

Last week, Microsoft unveiled two new foldable devices that are expected to start shipping at the end of next year, which push forward Surface as a brand into new categories. One sticking point amongst fans, however, has been the decision to use Windows on the bigger Surface Neo and Android on the smartphone-sized Surface Duo. Some people don’t understand why Microsoft  [Read More…]

Watch the Surface event with live commentary from Windows Central on Mixer

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What you need to know Microsoft’s next Surface reveal event takes place on October 2 in New York City. The event starts at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT. You can watch the event with the Windows Central team as we provide commentary on all of the announcements.

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Windows 10 Your Phone app now syncs your battery level and wallpaper

It’s the little things that matter.

What you need to know The Your Phone app now syncs the battery level and wallpaper from your phone. You’ll now see a battery indicator in the upper-right of the Windows 10 app. Wallpaper sync means that the virtual phone displayed in the Windows 10 app will match your phone’s actual wallpaper.

Microsoft has been gradually building out the features of its Your Phone app over the past several months, most  [Read More…]

First Look: Making phone calls using Your Phone on Windows 10 (video)

Microsoft’s Your Phone app can already relay text messages, sync notifications, and share images between your phone and your PC, but soon it will gain the ability to make phone calls. Microsoft confirmed that the feature is on the way during Galaxy Unpacked 2019. The feature will roll out in the future, but we managed to get a first-look and to go hands-on with the new feature.

With the Your Phone app you can dial a number or search  [Read More…]

The Galaxy Note 10+ is easily the best Android phone for Windows users

Is this the closest thing to a Surface Phone running Android ever?

I’ve never been a massive fan of the Samsung Galaxy series of smartphones. The last time I used a Galaxy flagship, it was with the Galaxy S8, and I sold it after only a few weeks because I couldn’t get behind Samsung’s version of Android. It felt bloated and didn’t look very nice. The hardware was excellent, as Samsung hardware always is, but that’s only  [Read More…]