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German Police Invests €100,000 On New Windows Phones

This is the police! The German police. Polizei, as they like to go by. Well, they seem to have a thing for Windows phones, because the law enforcement agency is making a neat little investment in the platform. Even the lack of apps is no problem for them. According to reports in the local media, Hamburg …

Windows 10 Tutorial: Enable Or Disable Disk Write Caching

Disk write caching is a Windows feature that can improve system performance by using RAM to collect write commands sent to data storage devices, and cache them to be written to later. The use of fast memory for this task allows applications to run quicker, as they software does not have to wait for data-write requests …

Windows 10 Tutorial: Find The Health Of Your Battery

Believe it or not, Windows 10 comes with a very capable battery report tool that is strangely hidden away. It can tell you everything you need to know about the battery in your laptop or portable device. Including statistics like battery life estimate and its capacity over time. Sure, there are some third-party software programs that …

Microsoft May Be Launching A $1,000 Windows 10 Laptop

How’s that for a surprise! It appears that the Surface Book 2 may also end up with a traditional laptop approach, as rumor is that Microsoft is actually planning a Windows 10 laptop. One that may come in at a $1,000 price point. The second-generation Surface Book lineup is expected to be launched sometime this year, …

Surface Phone Not Launching Before 2019

Time to manage expectations, folks! Multiple reports are now claiming that the mythic Surface Phone will take its sweet time coming, with Redmond not looking to launch the handset before 2019. In, what could be, a classic case of too little, too late. Although Microsoft has been frugal in sharing details regarding the Surface Phone, it …

Windows 10 Tutorial: Find Out If You Have A 32-Bit Version Or 64-Bit

The terms 32-bit and 64-bit basically refer to the way a processor in a computer, the CPU, handles information. These are also used interchangeably with x86 and x64, referring to their respective architectures. Obviously, the 64-bit version of Windows 10 is slightly faster than the 32-bit variant, and can also access more than 4GB of RAM, …

Microsoft Will Launch A New Windows Phone This Year

Well, this just got interesting! Reports are claiming that Microsoft is planning to launch a new Windows phone this year. An ordinary Windows powered phone, not the Surface Phone, mind you. According to this rumor, this new Windows 10 Mobile powered handset could launch in late 2017. Possibly with other hardware refreshes that Redmond has planned. …

Windows 10 Creators Update Bringing Full eSIM Support

Microsoft had already announced back in December that it was planning eSIM support on Windows 10, and now the company has confirmed that full support for this new technology is coming to the OS. Back then, the software titan also outlined its plans for 5G connectivity for the platform. And now we have news that French …

Apple Has Microsoft Beat In The 2-In-1 Space In New Zealand

Kiwi country. In a somewhat surprising bit of development, it has been revealed that Microsoft has lost first place to Apple in New Zealand when it comes to sales of 2-in-1 devices. It was not all that long ago that Microsoft was the only one making this type of hardware. However, with the iPad Pro, the …

MediaTek Says No To Windows 10 ARM

Saying it straight! It looks like Qualcomm will remain alone in the Windows 10 ARM field, with no immediate competition, as MediaTek has revealed that it has no plans to pursue this market. In fact, when asked whether they would be putting their ARM based chips into Windows 10 PCs, the company gave a big no …

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, …

Alcatel Launches Its Own Windows 10 Device, The PLUS 12

The rage continues. Alcatel has joined the array of OEM partners that have launched 2-in-1 Windows 10 devices, with the launch of its own at MWC. The PLUS 12 is as fancy in function as it is in its name. So much so that the company says that this has been specifically designed to address the …