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Epic CEO Thinks Windows is Trying to Secretly Push Out Steam

Epic CEO Thinks Windows is Trying to Secretly Push Out Steam About four months ago, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney made headlines when he attacked Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform initiative, claiming that its closed nature would hurt independent developers.But now, the Epic Games CEO has found another bone to pick with UWP and he’s not pulling any punches.

Docker for Windows leaves beta, now publicly available

Docker for Windows leaves beta, now publicly available Just a month after releasing the first beta versions of Docker for Windows and Mac OS X, the team behind the popular platform that allow developers to create and test their apps through multiple devices have announced today that the apps are now generally available to the public.If you already installed the beta version of the Docker app, the app should now update to version 1.

Google Docs preferred by millenials when they're working with others, Microsoft Word when they're alone

Google Docs preferred by millenials when they're working with others, Microsoft Word when they're alone As Recode points out from their observation of Creative Strategies report “When students write papers by themselves, only 12 percent use Google Docs.But when students write papers in groups — when they collaborate — 78 percent use Google Docs.

Big Xbox One Summer Update Out Today, Adds Cortana and Background Music

Big Xbox One Summer Update Out Today, Adds Cortana and Background Music The update started rolling out today for the Xbox One, and the list of tweaks and additions is enormous.The most significant update is the addition of Cortana for Xbox One, which will take over for the traditional Kinect voice commands.

Google cuts Chrome power consumption, but Microsoft still thinks you should use Edge

Google cuts Chrome power consumption, but Microsoft still thinks you should use Edge Over the past few months, Microsoft has taken potshots at Google for high power consumption under Chrome.Independent tests have regularly demonstrated that Chrome uses more power than Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Opera, though the exact ratios and scores depend on workload and use-case.

PSA: Windows 7 and 8 keys apparently still work for free Windows 10 upgrades

PSA: Windows 7 and 8 keys apparently still work for free Windows 10 upgrades There are at least two ways to still get Windows 10 for free, provided you have an authentic Windows 7 or 8.” In short, anyone who wants Windows 10 can still get it that way.

Microsoft leaks Secure Boot credentials, demonstrates why backdoor ‘golden keys’ can’t work

Microsoft leaks Secure Boot credentials, demonstrates why backdoor ‘golden keys’ can’t work The basic Secure Boot system can also be modified through the use of Secure Boot policies — special sets of rules that load during the boot process and modify it in some fashion.Now, what happens if you tell everyone to make a “secure golden key” system?

Quantum Break may no longer receive new Windows Store patches as game moves to Steam

Quantum Break may no longer receive new Windows Store patches as game moves to Steam Quantum Break’s troubled PC launch on the Windows 10 Store may not have been Gears of War Ultimate Edition-levels of bad, but it was far from ideal.Despite later patches in July, many Quantum Break users still report problems, especially on older cards as detailed by GameSpot.

Respawn shows off a first look at Titanfall 2's single player mode

Respawn shows off a first look at Titanfall 2's single player mode For one thing, the game will no longer be an Xbox and Windows exclusive as it will be available on Playstation 4 as well.That was loud and clear from everyone that liked the universe and liked the gameplay but they wanted a story.

Windows 10: The best hidden features, tips, and tricks

Windows 10: The best hidden features, tips, and tricks Now that Windows 10 Anniversary Update is out and millions of people are running it, let’s take a look at some of the best hidden features, tips, and tricks in the operating system.And when I upgraded from Windows/286 to Windows 3.

Hands-on review: Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac

Hands-on review: Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac Applications such as Parallels Desktop 12 aim to make your life a whole lot easier by running Virtual Machines (VMs) within your Mac environment.With Parallels Desktop 12, there are so many hooks into the Mac ecosystem that make running Windows (and other VMs) work like a dream.

Best laptops for engineers and engineering students: When work requires a real workstation

Best laptops for engineers and engineering students: When work requires a real workstation Not every engineer will make the same compromises, but there are a few laptops that stand out for use by engineers, depending on their specific needs.This year we’ve also included a couple options aimed a little more towards Engineering students — who are usually on a more limited budget, and may also need something smaller and lighter.

Run Android apps on your Windows PC

Run Android apps on your Windows PC Well, fortunately, with a little leg work, you can run Android apps on a regular old Windows PC.It’s similar to the platform Google is using for running Android apps on Chrome, but without the Play Store.

With the ‘Get Windows 10’ campaign finally over, Microsoft begins cleaning up Windows 7, 8.1

With the ‘Get Windows 10’ campaign finally over, Microsoft begins cleaning up Windows 7, 8.1 For over a year, Microsoft’s “Get Windows 10” promotion was included as part of the updates served to Windows 7 and 8.As the year of free Windows 10 upgrades progressed, the number of people with an axe to grind grew.

Early impressions of Civilization VI are a mixed bag

Early impressions of Civilization VI are a mixed bag After a disappointing showing with 2014’s Civilization: Beyond Earth, Firaxis Games is returning to the classic Civ formula.In Civilization VI, you’ll pick a society to control, build a nation from scratch, and ultimately work towards world domination in one way or the other.

Installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update may reset your ad preferences, other settings

Installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update may reset your ad preferences, other settings Now, Microsoft has made changes to the Anniversary Update that may roll back some of your previously preferred settings, according to PC World.These problems may be rooted in Microsoft’s decision to fire most of its QA staff and require its own programmers to fill that role instead.

Windows 10 update traps some systems in a boot loop, Microsoft promises fix

Windows 10 update traps some systems in a boot loop, Microsoft promises fix Last week’s update for Windows 10 Anniversary Edition (KB3194496) has trapped some users in an unending reboot loop.We have seen new Windows 10 features appear more rapidly than previous iterations of the operating system.

Microsoft announces Windows version of Alcatel Idol 4S Android phone

Microsoft announces Windows version of Alcatel Idol 4S Android phone To prove it, Microsoft has gotten a mid-tier Android phone maker to create a Windows 10 version of its latest device.Starting next week, you’ll be able to get a Windows version of the Alcatel Idol 4S from T-Mobile in the US.

Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1

Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1 As of yesterday, Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 or Windows 8.Technically, most versions of Windows 7 were pulled off the market two years ago, but Windows 7 Professional was still cleared for sale until October 31, as were all of the flavors of Windows 8.