Tag Archives: Windows

Windows 7 versus Windows 10: Here comes the big push

There’s nothing like a looming deadline to concentrate the mind — something that applies as much in tech as it does in journalism. Microsoft recently revealed that Windows 10 has burst through the 800 million users mark.  And while it’s dangerous to read too much into these very broad statistics, it does seem that there has been an uptick… Read More »

How to watch DVDs and Blu-rays for free in Windows 10

With a selection of great streaming services grabbing our attention, many modern devices shipping without optical drives, and Windows 10 ditching its classic Media Center, watching a movie or TV show from a disc on your PC today isn’t easy. It’s not impossible though. There are a few tricks and a few methods you can use to get your fix of… Read More »

Windows 10 Will Let You Run Desktop Apps on VR Headsets

Microsoft is still polishing up Windows 10’s April 2019 Update, also known as 19H1. In the latest development build, you can now launch desktop (Win32) applications in a Mixed Reality headset’s virtual environment. This feature is part of Insider preview build 18329, which Microsoft announced on February 1, 2019. If you have a Windows Mixed Reality headset, you can now launch… Read More »

Windows 7’s Windows Media Player app is about to get worse

As Windows 7 hurtles towards its end of life date (January 14 2020), it looks like Microsoft is beginning to strip features from the ageing operating system, and it has now removed a key feature from Windows 7’s Windows Media Player. According to a support document that Microsoft quietly updated a few days ago, “you may be unable to view… Read More »

Microsoft confirms Edge switch to Chromium, Windows 7, 8 and macOS support

Microsoft confirmed earlier rumors that it will be rebuilding Edge on the Chromium platform. It will also be bringing the browsers to more platforms, including Windows 7, 8 and macOS. The Microsoft Edge browser currently runs on the EdgeHTML engine. The new variant, codenamed Anaheim, will be rebuilt on the Chromium platform and use the Blink rendering engine… Read More »

How to get the Windows 98 experience on today’s PCs

Twenty years ago Windows 98 became available for sale to the general public, yet the operating system enjoyed a mixed reputation. It brought new features and refined the concept of PNP (Plug & Play) devices which could automatically be detected by the system when connected to a USB port. However, Windows 98 was also famous for being the… Read More »

Qualcomm still serious about Windows 10 on Arm: Engineers work on ’12W’ Snapdragon 1000

Something like this … An earlier SDM850 reference design Qualcomm is seemingly working on another high-end 64-bit Arm-compatible system-on-chip for Windows 10 PCs – the Snapdragon 1000. Here’s the US chip designer’s line up so far for personal computers: the Snapdragon 835, which made its way into a few moderately overpriced and slightly lackluster touchscreen laptops; the 845 announced in December… Read More »

Got an old PC? Your time running Windows 7 may be up

Microsoft has dropped support for Windows 7 on a range of PCs dating back to turn of the millennium. PCs whose processors lack support for multimedia instructions called SSE2 will no longer receive security updates for Windows 7, Microsoft has confirmed. The issue first arose in March this year, when Microsoft issued a security update, (KB4088875), which generated a… Read More »

Microsoft Windows 10 Insider Preview Build Brings Sets Overhaul, Cloud Clipboard, Dark Theme, and More

HIGHLIGHTS The latest Windows 10 Preview Insider Build 17666 is out New updates to Fluent Design have also been revealed Notepad is set to get embedded Bing search Microsoft Build 2018, the tech giant’s annual developer conference, was held on May 7-9 and brought to the public several new developments on Microsoft’s core products. A lot of those… Read More »

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: How to Download and What’s New

HIGHLIGHTS Windows 10 April 2018 Update can be downloaded manually right now Update brings Timeline, Focus Assist, Dictation, and more features You can download using Update Assistant or Media Creation Tool as well Microsoft on Monday began rolling out the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) to eligible Windows 10PCs and tablets. Users can expect the update to be made available… Read More »