Windows 10 Fall Creators Update releasing on October 17

Microsoft Fall Creators Update October 17

Microsoft announced Windows 10 Fall Creators Update back in May at the Build 2017. Today at an event at the IFA 2017 it announced that the update will roll out starting from October 17th. It also announced that the Windows Mixed Reality headsets will start rolling out from October 17 when the Fall Creators Update ships. Continue reading “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update releasing on October 17”

Windows 10 to soon add native eye-tracking support

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Windows 10 will soon include built-in eye tracking support and an experience called Eye Control. Already present in the latest Windows 10 Insider test builds, Eye Control feature works using the Tobii Eye Tracker 4C, which can track where a person is looking on a screen. Continue reading “Windows 10 to soon add native eye-tracking support”

Microsoft confirms Paint is not dead, will be available as free download from Windows Store

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Microsoft is not killing Paint. The company had announced yesterday that the popular drawing tool is being “deprecated” with the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. However, following huge backlash and rage online from users across the globe, Microsoft has decided not to kill the app. Continue reading “Microsoft confirms Paint is not dead, will be available as free download from Windows Store”

Windows Phone market declines to mere 0.1%, Android leads with 85% in Q1 2017: IDC

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Last week, Microsoft ended support for Windows Phone 8.1. Now, according to IDC’s quarterly smartphone tracker, Windows Phone held mere 0.1% market share in Q1 2017.

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Microsoft ends support for Windows Phone 8.1

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The sun is finally setting on Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft is officially ending support for the Windows Phone 8.1 OS, more than three years after it was introduced. Millions of users with Windows Phone 8.1 phones will stop receiving security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates.

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India wants Microsoft to offer one-time discount on Windows 10 to fight ransomware attacks

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In the wake of recent ransomware attacks, India is asking Microsoft to offer a one-time discount to the more than 50 million Windows users in the country, according to a latest report from Reuters. India wants the discount so users can upgrade to the latest Windows 10 operating system following recent ransomware attacks.

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Wanakiwi tool released to fix WannaCry ransomware infected PCs

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If you have a computer that is infected by the recent WannaCry ransomware attack, there is a glimpse of hope to gain access to your files.  French security researchers have developed a fix that gets rid of the ransomware and restores your files. However, the new tool only works on Windows XP to Windows 7, and only on computers that have not been rebooted since the infection. Continue reading “Wanakiwi tool released to fix WannaCry ransomware infected PCs”

Acer and HP Windows Mixed Reality Dev Kits are now up for preorder

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Microsoft has announced pre-order for Acer and HP Windows Mixed Reality Dev Kits at the ongoing Build 2017 conference. The virtual reality headsets from HP and Acer can be found in the Microsoft Store. Continue reading “Acer and HP Windows Mixed Reality Dev Kits are now up for preorder”

Microsoft Windows 10 S introduced to take on Chrome OS, Windows 10 S PCs for Education starts at $189

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Microsoft today at its educational event introduced Windows 10 S operating system, a version of Windows 10 Pro that for education. Microsoft says that the OS has been streamlined for security and performance and the applications are delivered only via the Windows Store ensuring Microsoft-verified security and integrity. Continue reading “Microsoft Windows 10 S introduced to take on Chrome OS, Windows 10 S PCs for Education starts at $189”

Microsoft is adding new features to Windows 10 Mail and Calendar apps

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Microsoft will soon add a couple of features to Windows 10 Mail & Calendar apps that will improve Gmail experience for users.  have long supported connecting to and managing your Gmail account. The update brings Focused Inbox, faster search and richer experiences for travel reservations and package deliveries. Continue reading “Microsoft is adding new features to Windows 10 Mail and Calendar apps”

Windows 10 to get power throttling feature for improved battery life

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Microsoft is working to combat a major issue laptops face – draining battery life due to multiple apps running in the background. The company is testing a new feature for Windows 10 preview build (16176) dubbed as power throttling aimed at saving battery usage.
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Microsoft confirms list of phones that will officially get Windows 10 Creators Update

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Microsoft released Windows 10 Creators Update for Windows 10 devices last week, it also released Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 15204 to insiders soon after and also said that it will release new developer builts for Windows 10 Mobile along with PC builds, but the build numbers and branch will be different.
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Huawei’s 2017 Matebook lineup appears online – Runs Windows 10

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Huawei has been promising more 2 in 1 devices similar to what they brought out last year with the Matebook. Apparently, they have been working on 3 such devices for 2017’s lineup.

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