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The Microsoft 'CloudBook' could be Chromebooks' worst nightmare

The Microsoft 'CloudBook' could be Chromebooks' worst nightmare And last fall the company made a convincing play for creators with its impressive—and expensive—Surface Studio all-in-one PC.It's called a CloudBook, according to reports, and it'll run a new variant of Windows 10 called Windows Cloud.

Microsoft’s Edge browser really does have a full-screen mode — here’s how to access it

Microsoft’s Edge browser really does have a full-screen mode — here’s how to access it In fact, Edge features and functionality improvements were a highlight of the recently released Windows 10 Creators Update.One of his complaints, however, namely the lack of a full-screen view, is actually already mostly addressed, as On MSFT points out.

Homebrew patch reinstates Windows Update on systems affected by CPU block

Homebrew patch reinstates Windows Update on systems affected by CPU block Last month, it emerged that Microsoft was implementing a plan to restrict systems built with newer CPUs and running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 from utilizing Windows Update.

Unofficial Patch Unblocks Windows 7 and 8.1 Updates for Kaby Lake and Ryzen

Unofficial Patch Unblocks Windows 7 and 8.1 Updates for Kaby Lake and Ryzen It should be hard for Microsoft to make any more mistakes with its Windows 10 push, but it keeps finding new ways.After nagging everyone incessantly about upgrading, updating computers without asking, and making Windows 10 patches mandatory, Microsoft has started disallowing Windows 7 and 8.

You can now wake up your Microsoft Surface Studio by shouting ‘Hey Cortana’

You can now wake up your Microsoft Surface Studio by shouting ‘Hey Cortana’ The Surface Studio has become a little easier to purchase as well, with some configurations available for immediate shipping and some new markets opening up.Not one to rest on its laurels, Microsoft has released a new set of drivers for the Surface Studio that brings some welcome functionality.

Microsoft promises new unified update schedule for Windows 10 and Office 365

Microsoft promises new unified update schedule for Windows 10 and Office 365 Today Microsoft announced that Windows 10 and Office 365 will be aligning update schedules going forward, meaning we should see two major “feature updates” for both products every year.This effectively brings Windows 10 in line with Office 365, which had already adopted a twice-yearly update schedule.

Run Android Apps on Your Windows PC

Run Android Apps on Your Windows PC This has led to a plethora of really cool Android apps, some of which aren’t available on iOS or other platforms.Fortunately, with a little leg work, you can run Android apps on a regular old Windows PC.

ARM-based Windows 10 machines will launch in fourth quarter of 2017

ARM-based Windows 10 machines will launch in fourth quarter of 2017 We’ve been hearing rumors about Windows 10 systems running on ARM processors since the tail end of last year, with only the vaguest of hints about when they might actually arrive.Indeed, now it seems like we’re mere months away from ARM hardware finding its way to the heart of new Windows machines.

Microsoft ‘Cloudbook’ minimum specs suggest it should be comparable to Chromebook

Microsoft ‘Cloudbook’ minimum specs suggest it should be comparable to Chromebook Although Microsoft hasn’t unveiled much about the devices yet, a document said to detail the minimum specifications for third-party “Cloudbook” manufacturers gives us an idea of what we can expect when they eventually become available.All of this should yield a 10-plus hour battery life, with the system booting up in 20 seconds from a cold shutdown.

Microsoft rolls out Focused Inbox for Gmail accounts in Windows 10 Mail app

Microsoft rolls out Focused Inbox for Gmail accounts in Windows 10 Mail app Along the way, the company has also worked to improve its first-party Windows 10 apps.One of the most important is the Mail & Calendar app, which is the default mail app for Windows 10 users and still needs some work to be as good as Microsoft’s Outlook Mobile for iOS and Android.

New update from Windows shows changes to Start Menu

New update from Windows shows changes to Start Menu Below is a screenshot of the concept design shared by Tom Hounsel on Twitter, with visible changes to the Start Menu.The design is more similar to the earlier designs for Windows Vista and Windows 7, rather than the flat and squarish look of the current Windows 10 design.

Microsoft releases second April update for Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book

Microsoft releases second April update for Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book It’s speculated that the company might introduce the Surface Pro 5 successor to the highly successful Surface Pro 4 Windows 10 2-in-1.In the meantime, the company continues to pay attention to its current Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book machines.

Acer's Windows Mixed Reality Headset is misnamed, but still pretty amazing

Acer's Windows Mixed Reality Headset is misnamed, but still pretty amazing When Acer unveiled its Windows Mixed Reality headset back in early 2016, it was a little light on the details.It didn’t reveal everything about its Windows Mixed Reality headset, but it offered Digital Trends an opportunity to try it ourselves.

How to restore your Windows computer to its factory settings

How to restore your Windows computer to its factory settings In addition, you might want to sell your Windows 10 machine or give it to someone else to use.Fortunately, there’s a relatively easy way to start over with Windows 10: the Windows 10 reset function.

Like your Chromebook, but need Office? Try installing Windows on it

Like your Chromebook, but need Office? Try installing Windows on it If you want to push the functionality of your new laptop to another level, and Linux isn’t really your deal, you can try installing Windows.Before setting off on this adventure, there are a few important caveats to getting Windows up and running on your Chromebook.

How to master the start menu in Windows 10

How to master the start menu in Windows 10 The Start Menu in Windows 10 combines elements of the simple menu-based lists of Windows 7 and earlier with the finger-friendly design of the full-screen menu from Windows 8.If you actually preferred the full-screen Start from Windows 8, you can get it back in Windows 10.

Microsoft finally adds My People feature in latest Windows Insider build

Microsoft finally adds My People feature in latest Windows Insider build The company hasn’t hit the pause button on the Windows Insider program, however, as evidenced by the release of another Windows 10 preview build.The next major Windows 10 update is currently code-named Redstone 3, and that’s the update Microsoft is working toward with the release of Windows 10 Insider preview build 16184.

How to take control of the Action Center in Windows 10

How to take control of the Action Center in Windows 10 The Action Center is, therefore, a sort of activity hub for Windows 10, augmenting the Start Menu in allowing users to control their PCs and get things done — Microsoft’s productivity mantra in play.The Action Center can be broken down into two basic sections.

Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping

Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping The one ugly spot was More Personal Computing — the business segment that includes Windows 10, Bing, Surface devices, Windows Phone, and the Xbox business.8 billion, declining 7 percent, as Phone and Surface results offset healthy growth in Windows, search, and gaming.