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Windows 10 Gaming Updates: DirectX 12 and Xbox One

With the Windows Anniversary Edition, Microsoft has detailed some upcoming improvements for gaming. They even brought Phil Spencer out to announce the upcoming plans for gaming on Windows. The emphasis they are putting on gaming in the last while is quite a change, and gaming on both Xbox and...

21 by Brett Howse - on 3/30/2016

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Anniversary Edition

Windows 10 is unlike previous versions of Windows in that the original intent was to have it constantly updated over its lifetime. We’ve already had one big update with the November update, back in, you guessed it, November. The second update is code named Redstone, and all of the...

45 by Brett Howse - on 3/30/2016

Windows Adds Support For Bash Scripting

With the goal of making more developers use Windows, and to help them move their workflows over to Windows, Microsoft has taken the step to enable Bash scripting natively in Windows 10. This will be a new subsystem, and not an emulation layer, with full access to native Windows...

41 by Brett Howse - on 3/30/2016

Microsoft Extends Skylake Support On Windows 7 And Windows 8.1

Back in January, Microsoft made a rather surprising announcement that it was changing the support model for older operating systems running on the latest Skylake hardware. As part of the announcement, going forward, the latest processors and chipsets would only be supported on the current version of Windows. As...

50 by Brett Howse - on 3/18/2016

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 10 Mobile To Windows Phone 8.1 Devices

The journey of Windows 10 Mobile from announcement to release has certainly been a strange one. The OS itself was announced roughly one year ago, and around that time Microsoft stated that it would make its way to existing Windows Phone 8.1 devices in December. As December of 2015...

47 by Brandon Chester - on 3/17/2016

GDC 2016: Tearing & Freesync/G-Sync Support Coming to Windows' UWP Apps

With the recent release of the first major games built for Windows’ Universal Windows Platform runtime, the current limitations of UWP has been a hot topic in technical circles. When it comes to gaming, UWP as it stands is not up to par with the Win32 API we have...

9 by Ryan Smith - on 3/17/2016

Microsoft Ends Effort To Bring Android Apps To Windows 10 Mobile

At the 2015 BUILD developer Conference Microsoft demoed four application bridges that they hoped would improve the number of applications available for Windows 10 Mobile, which would benefit the Windows platform as a whole. The two most interesting showcases were Project Islandwood, which helps developers to port their Objective-C...

45 by Brandon Chester - on 2/25/2016

HP Announces The Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile Powered Smartphone

Windows Phone has had a rough go of it of late. Microsoft first purchased, and then basically shuttered, Nokia’s smartphone division. Instead they wanted to back out of the market and allow their partners be the ones to showcase devices. Windows 10 Mobile has brought the same underpinnings of...

31 by Brett Howse - on 2/21/2016

Windows 10 Mobile Has A Cellular Data Eating Bug

Although Windows 10 has gotten off to a great start by pretty much any metric, Microsoft’s mobile version of Windows 10 has had a pretty bumpy road. Originally thought to be an update for current phones sometime late last year, Windows 10 Mobile is still not available unless you...

45 by Brett Howse - on 1/27/2016

Microsoft Will Not Support Upcoming Processors Except On Windows 10

Microsoft has long been the bastion of long term support for older platforms, so today’s support news out of Redmond is particularly surprising. Intel launched its 6th generation Skylake cores back in August, and support on Windows 7 has been not as strong as Windows 10 right out of...

125 by Brett Howse - on 1/15/2016

Acer Announces Liquid Jade Primo, Flagship Windows 10 Mobile

Today, Acer is announcing the Liquid Jade Primo smartphone. This device is supposed to be their flagship smartphone running Windows 10 Mobile. This means the latest SoC, Snapdragon 808, a 5.5” FHD AMOLED display, a 21MP f/2.2 rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage...

14 by Joshua Ho, Brandon Chester - on 1/4/2016

Windows 10 Mobile Update For Older Lumias Pushed To 2016

Earlier this year Microsoft stated that their plan was to begin the roll out of Windows 10 Mobile to existing Lumia devices in December. With December being half over by this point, the fact that the update would probably be pushed to 2016 was something of an unofficial but...

26 by Brandon Chester - on 12/18/2015

Xbox One Gets Windows 10 Underpinnings With New Xbox One Experience

Today the New Xbox One Experience began rolling out, and with it comes a big change in not only the look and feel of the Xbox One’s Dashboard, but it also brings Windows 10 to Microsoft’s gaming console. The new update brings about a big shift in the user...

33 by Brett Howse - on 11/12/2015

Windows 10 Fall Update Available: Filling Out The Business Gaps

Today Microsoft started rolling out their first big update to Windows 10. When Windows 10 first launched in July, there was a commitment to moving Windows from optional updates to Windows as a Service, with constant, continuous feature updates and fixes. We’ve seen quite a few of the fixes...

40 by Brett Howse - on 11/12/2015

Hello Windows Hello: Firmware Update Adds Biometric Login To Surface Pro 4 And Surface Book

Just the other day, I posted my review of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. One of the most exciting additions to the convertible tablet from Microsoft was the implementation of Windows Hello biometric login with the use of a facial recognition camera system. When the devices were handed out...

39 by Brett Howse - on 10/25/2015

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