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Windows 10X seems ready to repeat history with win32 mistakes

Windows 10X seems ready to repeat history with win32 mistakes

If the Surface Duo turned out to be an expensive disappointment, it seems that Microsoft's next big products will be carrying on that trend. Although the larger dual-screen Surface Neo isn't expected until 2022 at the earliest, the operating system that is supposed to run on it may debut much earlier. In fact, Windows 10X could be ready to ship to manufacturers by the end of the year but it might give everyone a case of deja vu in the way it will handle "legacy" win32 software.

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Xbox Game Pass is about to get a ton of games

Xbox Game Pass is about to get a ton of games

As we close out the month, Microsoft has revealed a ton of new games that will heading to Xbox Game Pass in the final week of October and the first week of November. There are 13 games in all hitting the service over the next two weeks, with a 14th title going live later in November. As always, availability between console, PC, and Android will vary from game to game, but a number of them will be available on all three platforms.

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Microsoft Office apps for iPad get enhanced UI and full trackpad support

Microsoft Office apps for iPad get enhanced UI and full trackpad support

The arrival of trackpad support on iPads ushered in a flurry of updates for apps that now leverage this feature, giving users a laptop-like experience with the portability of a tablet. In an announcement today, Microsoft said that it has updated several of its Office apps for iPadOS to take full advantage of this feature. Likewise, the company has also enhanced the apps' interface.

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Microsoft hobbled Internet Explorer to push Edge: Here’s how to fix it

Microsoft hobbled Internet Explorer to push Edge: Here’s how to fix it

Internet Explorer is a web browser living on borrowed time. Microsoft initiated plans to move users from the old internet access point in favor of the newer app Microsoft Edge. The latest version of the web browser Edge 87 showed Microsoft's latest push for movement from IE to the latest web browser: blocking the biggest websites.

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This Xbox Series X walkthrough leaves no stone unturned

This Xbox Series X walkthrough leaves no stone unturned

The Xbox Series X is nearly upon us, and today Microsoft gave us a rather lengthy demo of its new console. Dubbed a "next-gen walkthrough," the nearly 15 minute minute video you see below can best be described as a comprehensive introduction to the console. In that way, the walkthrough offers a lot of information we already knew, but since this is a video, we're able to see many of those previously-revealed features in action.

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Swiftkey Android keyboard could soon sync with Windows 10 clipboard

Swiftkey Android keyboard could soon sync with Windows 10 clipboard

Aside from a brief period with Nokia-branded phones and its now troubled Surface Duo, Microsoft's presence on Android has mostly been on the software side. It has, however, tried to bridge the gap between mobile and desktop, primarily through exclusive features born out of its partnership with Samsung. Samsung isn't the only Android phone maker, though, and Microsoft can't risk alienating everyone else for too long. It might slowly be opening up some of those exclusive features to other Android phones, provided they're using Microsoft apps, of course.

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Xbox Series X Fridge meme has become a real thing

Xbox Series X Fridge meme has become a real thing

Both the Xbox Series X and the Sony PlayStation 5 are sporting new, larger, and more vertical designs and both have received their fair share of jokes and criticisms. Rather than sweep those under the rug, however, Xbox seems to have embraced its new console's association with a refrigerator in more ways than one. Beyond just accepting the meme and going along with it, it seems that Microsoft has actually decided to turn it into a real thing. Not exactly shocking coming from a company that makes console-themed onesies.

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Surface Duo gets a big price cut and early buyers are up in arms

Surface Duo gets a big price cut and early buyers are up in arms

Things seemed to be going well for the Surface Duo despite its somewhat older specs, that was until reviews and reports started coming in that put the dual-screen foldable's price into question. Unsurprisingly, Microsoft appears to have decided to slash the price by a considerable amount barely two months after the product launched. More than the early price cut, however, early believers in Microsoft's promise are now complaining about what seems to be a disorganized and inconsistent policy in how to handle returns and refunds.

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Xbox One owners just got a new way to stream free live TV

Xbox One owners just got a new way to stream free live TV

Redbox, the company best known for its red movie vending machines, launched a free ad-supported live streaming TV service earlier this year, one you probably haven't heard of. Bringing attention back to the service is a new announcement from Redbox revealing that Xbox One owners can now access this streaming service through their consoles.

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Could an Xbox streaming stick replace Series X or S?

Could an Xbox streaming stick replace Series X or S?

Xbox and Microsoft gaming head Phil Spencer may've just spilled the beans. In an interview this week, Spencer spoke about a whole lot of plans for the future of Xbox, including plans for "lower priced hardware" that'll work with Microsoft's game streaming service and xCloud. So maybe you won't need an Xbox Series S after all.

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Haptic PIVOT on-demand controller can simulate momentum and gravity

Haptic PIVOT on-demand controller can simulate momentum and gravity

Microsoft Research has made progress over the years and moving towards a virtual reality experience where feelings in the VR setting are on par with the realistic visuals produced by head-mounted displays. Microsoft Research has moved beyond some of its past prototypes with a new controller called Haptic PIVOT to bring physical forces to VR controllers.

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Huawei Petal Search and Docs take on Google and Microsoft

Huawei Petal Search and Docs take on Google and Microsoft

It is Huawei's big day and, as expected, it announced a slew of products to show the world it can still make it big. More than just hardware, however, the company also announced apps and services that practically boast of its independence from companies that it will no longer be able to do business with as per the US' rules. It remains to be seen, however, if Petal Search, Petal Maps, and Huawei Docs will be able to gather enough traction both from users and partners to stay in service for long.

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