Posts Tagged ‘Windows’

Microsoft: Windows Phone isn’t our focus this year

Microsoft: Windows Phone isn’t our focus this year

Microsoft kicked off its Build developer conference in San Francisco with a focus on Windows 10, bots, and developer tools, but there was something missing: Windows Phone. A single demo of Skype running on a Windows Phone was the only time a phone running Windows 10 Mobile appeared for longer than a few seconds,...

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Transmission, the popular Mac torrent app, is now on Windows

Transmission, the popular Mac torrent app, is now on Windows

Everyone who downloads torrents has his or her own preferred bit torrent app, and now Windows users can try out one client that’s among the most popular for OS X. Transmission, which has been around for Macs since 2005, has made its way to Windows, promising the same speed, reliability, and lightweight footprint that...

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Microsoft teases new Live Tiles for Windows 10

Microsoft teases new Live Tiles for Windows 10

Microsoft has been working on making its signature Live Tiles much more interactive and capable for a couple of years now. While the software maker has tweaked the Live Tiles UI several times since Windows 8’s original introduction, the fundamental way you interact with Windows 10’s Live Tiles remains the same. That might be...

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Twitter for Windows 10 updated with new design and latest features

Twitter for Windows 10 updated with new design and latest features

Twitter for Windows 10 Mobile and desktop has finally been updated with some much-needed features. Twitter is overhauling its Windows 10 app today, and that means that users with Windows 10 phones will be receiving an update that brings all the latest Twitter features. Moments, GIF support, group chat, and muting are all now...

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Feds want proof for ACA exchange special enrollment windows

Feds want proof for ACA exchange special enrollment windows

By TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer The federal government is tightening loopholes that let customers on the Affordable Care Act’s public insurance exchanges buy coverage outside the law’s annual enrollment window. That could ease a major concern health insurers have about the exchanges. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Wednesday that it...

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Microsoft will stop hiding what’s inside Windows 10 updates

Microsoft will stop hiding what’s inside Windows 10 updates

Microsoft’s Windows 10 updates have been constant and regular since the operating system’s release in July last year. While updates are always welcome, Windows 10 users don’t really know what’s changing when a patch gets applied. Microsoft rarely releases detailed release notes, and the updates are often applied automatically behind the scenes. To coincide...

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Microsoft says new processors will only work with Windows 10

Microsoft says new processors will only work with Windows 10

Soon, if you have a new PC, you won’t be able to run Windows 7 or 8. Microsoft has announced an update to its support policy that lays out its plans for future updates to its older operating systems, and the new rules mean that future PC owners with next-generation Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm...

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Kangaroo is a miniature $99 Windows 10 PC that slides into your pocket

Kangaroo is a miniature $99 Windows 10 PC that slides into your pocket

InFocus announced its Kangaroo portable PC back in October, and now we’re getting a first look at how it works here at CES this week. It looks like a portable SSD, but inside there’s an Intel Atom chip, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. That’s all enough to run Windows 10, and that’s...

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You can now log in with your face using Tobii devices and Windows Hello

You can now log in with your face using Tobii devices and Windows Hello

Microsoft’s Windows Hello is a smart feature, letting Windows 10 users sign into their machines with just their face But it’s only available on the newest devices with special depth-sensing cameras or, if you buy Intel’s RealSense developer kit. Now, to expand Windows Hello’s availability, eye-tracking company Tobii is introducing support for the software on its standalone...

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The latest Windows 10 update makes activation way easier than before

The latest Windows 10 update makes activation way easier than before

Activating your copy of Windows 10 has gotten far less tedious in Microsoft’s first major update for the operating system. You no longer have to start by upgrading from a previous install of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to get Windows 10 properly activated under Microsoft’s free-for-a-year policy. Now, the company will recognize any...

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