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Windows 10 Insider Builds 15047, 15048 Hit The Fast Ring

Or should we say Fast rings in this case? Microsoft has a couple of new Windows 10 Insider builds it wants you to check out, those being build 15047 and 15048. The former is actually for PCs, while the latter one is aimed at mobile devices. So, Windows 10 build 15047 and Windows 10 Mobile build …

Windows 10 Mobile Build 15043 Hits The Slow Ring

As the first Slow ring build since the middle of December. Microsoft has released Windows 10 Mobile build 15043 for Windows Insiders, making it the first one in that channel since the holidays. Or rather, the holiday break. Windows 10 build 14986 was released for PCs, as the last one before holidays, and since then we …

HP Announces Premium Windows 10 Tablet, The Pro x2 612 G2

Mouthful of a name for this HP 2-in-1, but the Por x2 612 G2 is the latest Windows 10 device that the company has announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. It is a premium tablet with a 12-inch Full HD display. However, one that is specifically aimed at professionals in the enterprise sector, …

Lenovo Miix 320 Takes On Microsoft Surface For Only $199

One of the most affordable 2-in-1 devices you can get your hands on right about now is the newly announced Lenovo Miix 320, an alternative to Microsoft Surface that will hit the market in April. For $199. The detachable machine has been in the news lately, and the Chinese hardware giant officially unveiled it at MWC …

Groove Music, Movies & TV Apps Receive Major Updates

Microsoft has refreshed two key Windows 10 apps with major updates, with both Groove Music and the Movies & TV apps picking up a range of new features and options with this latest refresh. Groove gets the ability to share playlists, while video overlay arrives for Movies & TV. For the former, users can now share …

Project Scorpio Will Rule In 2019, Analyst Believes

Maybe even 2018, if things go according to plan. Microsoft is all ready to make a big splash this year with Project Scorpio, the next iteration of its home console. One that is centered on Windows 10, delivers powerful performance around the 4K mark, and is fully compatible with the UWP games that are available on …

HoloLens Being Used To Design Hospital Operating Rooms

If there’s one thing that is pretty much a surety these days, it’s companies using HoloLens in unexpected ways. This new partnership has a firm using the holographic headset to design operating rooms. For hospitals. Redmond revealed the details in a blog post, showing how HoloLens is revolutionizing the process, and how it not only saves …

OneDrive Differential Sync To Launch In Q2 2017

Microsoft rarely talks about OneDrive these days, but the company continues to develop interesting new technologies for the cloud service. Differential Sync is one such development. According to a roadmap revealed in January, OneDrive will get this feature in the second quarter of this year, which will get the service the ability to only sync parts …

Emojis Reimagined In This Windows 10 Concept

Like them or not, emojis are part of modern computing now. And Windows 10 is at the forefront of this smiley revolution, allowing for their use in messages, mails, tweets and whatnot. Owing to their popularity, in fact, the company is paying particular attention to this feature. Windows 10 users can insert all manner of these …

Phil Spencer Promises PC Exclusive Games

That’s good. That’s very good. Now, whether these will be limited to Windows 10, or if Microsoft plans to release them on the PC platform at other stores too, remains to be seen. But Phil Spencer is here to reassure fans of Microsoft’s commitment to PC gaming. In his latest interview, with Major Nelson no less, …

Why It Takes A Day For A PC To Join The Windows Insider Program

Strangely enough, even in this day and age of lightning fast automation, it still takes up to a day for a new PC to join the Windows Insider Program and start receiving new Insiders builds. Microsoft has not specifically revealed why, but the it does have the reason stacked up somewhere. A reason that this Microsoft …