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Windows 11 Update

Processings…Please wait. An upcoming Windows 11 update will block third-party apps from enabling users to select which browser and search engine Start menu searches open in, according to The Verge. Start menu searches open in the Edge browser, with results from Bing, regardless of the user’s designated default browser and …

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Microsoft Backtracks

Update 1:33 PM: An earlier version of this story focused entirely on the fact that Microsoft will allow older hardware to install Windows 11 unofficially, even if the company neither recommends nor supports it. Since this story was written, Microsoft has released new information that points to a substantial loophole …

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Android App Support

Microsoft unveiled Windows 11 as expected, and we knew most of what was coming thanks to the recent leak of a working preview build of the OS. There’s the new start menu, revamped Microsoft Store, and so on. One thing we did not expect was Microsoft’s decision to partner with …

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Windows 8.1 for Free

Update 7/19/2021:  Windows 8.1 is long outdated, but technically supported through 2023. If you need to download an ISO to reinstall the full version of the operating system, you can download one from Microsoft here.If you are still using Microsoft Windows 8.1, we recommend you at least begin considering what …

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Microsoft Windows 11

Microsoft unveiled Windows 11 as expected, and we knew most of what was coming thanks to the recent leak of a working preview build of the OS. There’s the new start menu, revamped Microsoft Store, and so on. One thing we did not expect was Microsoft’s decision to partner with …

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Windows 11 Hybrid

OS-level general performance improvements are hard to come by these days. Typically, when Apple or Microsoft unveils a new OS, they tout improved performance or power efficiency in specific scenarios. The shift to hybrid processors has evidently opened up some new opportunities to improve the user experience for both Apple …

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Windows Cross Device Sync

  Microsoft is rolling out a new beta version of Windows 10 that includes automatic app restarts, new fonts, and the apparent death of Windows Timeline. Really, Microsoft just tossed that in with the “Changes and Improvements” for Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21359. The company had to circle back …

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Microsoft Adds Emulation

  Microsoft announced today that the expected support for 64-bit x86 emulation on Windows on ARM devices has arrived, provided you are running Build 21277. You’ll need to be part of Microsoft’s Windows Insider program to test the build. Instructions for installing the software, provided you’re a member, are available …

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It’s Up to Microsoft

  Ever since Apple announced it would transition to its own ARM products, there have been questions about the long-term future of Windows support. The adoption of x86 chips and the option to install Windows helped improve the Mac’s market share after Apple adopted Intel chips in 2006. According to …

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Windows 10 AV1 This Fall

  Microsoft has announced that it will add hardware acceleration support for the Aomedia Video 1 (AV1) video codec to Windows 10 this fall. AV1 is an open, royalty-free codec intended to provide high-quality internet video at higher compression rates than those achieved by standards like H.264 and VP9. Typical …

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