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Microsoft’s post-Windows Phone vision leaks, but don’t get your hopes up

Microsoft’s post-Windows Phone vision leaks, but don’t get your hopes up

While Microsoft's Windows Phone ambitions are well and truly dead at this point, there was a time when the company was plotting a follow-up to the ill-fated mobile operating system. That follow-up was known internally as Andromeda OS, and it was being developed as the operating system for the Surface Duo. Sadly, Microsoft's plan to create a version of Windows for dual-screen devices never saw the light of day, but today we're getting a look at an internal build of Andromeda OS and what could have been.

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The Best Way to Fix a Stuck Windows Update

The Best Way to Fix a Stuck Windows Update

No matter which version of Windows you use, it's important to stay on top of the latest Windows Update. These updates give Microsoft the chance to patch any potential problems, fix security issues, and introduce new features. While you sometimes may want to opt-out of an update or two, the general rule of thumb is that it's good to download new Windows updates regularly.

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Windows 11 upgrade rollout is about to get more aggressive

Windows 11 upgrade rollout is about to get more aggressive

Given the brouhaha over the Windows 10 launch more than half a decade ago, it's a bit of a relief that Microsoft opted to be more cautious with Windows 11, at least at the start. It added a smidge of everyone's favorite magic sauce known as machine learning to determine which Windows 10 PCs are eligible to receive the upgrade. Now, however, it seems that the company is announcing that it will be pushing Windows 11 out faster than they previously planned, all thanks to the positive feedback that Microsoft says it has received.

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Windows 11 early problems and their easy fixes

Windows 11 early problems and their easy fixes

Microsoft has brought out a refreshing new take on the most used operating system in the world, and it is impressive! The operating system comes preinstalled in the latest PCs and Microsoft is also letting users upgrade their older OS - Windows 10 - to the latest version. Just like any other OS environment, Windows 11 has its share of minor issues that can give you headaches if not solved. Let’s check out some of the most common bugs users are reporting and how to fix them.

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Windows 11 tip and tricks you want to know

Windows 11 tip and tricks you want to know

Windows 11 is currently rolling out as a free upgrade to existing users having eligible devices. The revamped operating system has loads of new productivity-enhancing features and a streamlined interface as compared to the outgoing Windows 10 OS. Truly, the ideal platform for home and office users to make work and creative life easier.

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Windows 11 is being made available to more Windows 10 PCs

Windows 11 is being made available to more Windows 10 PCs

Perhaps learning from its embarrassment over the Windows 10 launch a few years back, Microsoft is being less pushy about upgrading to Windows 11 this time around. Or perhaps it's because there are fewer computers that are actually eligible for the upgrade, which limits its potential reach in the first place. Either way, Microsoft is going about pushing the update slowly and surely, and it is now announcing that more Windows 10 users might see a notification that they can upgrade to Windows 11 already.

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Android 12L is Google’s next attempt at tablets

Android 12L is Google’s next attempt at tablets

Google just revealed a new version of Android called Android 12L, with an eye for large displays. They've delivered a message that on one hand says Android 12L is "a special feature drop", and on the other says Android 12L is "an OS optimized for large screens." Google also suggests that Android 12L "refines the system UI" of Android 12, making Android 12 ready for the future of the next wave of large screen and transforming screen devices.

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MacOS Monterey release date and requirements

MacOS Monterey release date and requirements

Your Apple computer will soon get a significant update to the latest version of macOS, the company's desktop operating system. This latest version is macOS Monterey, and it'll be available for almost every Apple desktop computer all the way back to late 2013. You'll find the new MacBook Pro 14 and 16-inch machines running this software right out of the box next week.

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You’re wrong about the Windows 11 3D emoji bait-and-switch

You’re wrong about the Windows 11 3D emoji bait-and-switch

Microsoft presented final emoji graphics for Windows 11 this week, and some users are displeased. It would appear that Microsoft's earlier presentation of emoji design changes for Windows 11 wasn't entirely on-point. It wasn't particularly accurate, if we're talking about the presentation matching the final product - and we apparently were not.

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Unsupported Windows 11 PCs might still get updates after all

Unsupported Windows 11 PCs might still get updates after all

Microsoft has been pretty uncompromising about the minimum requirements for Windows 11, even if it means leaving many completely capable Windows 10 PCs out in the cold. Despite the still ongoing confusion, Windows 11's security and CPU requirements are set in stone, at least as far as "officially supported" machines are concerned. Microsoft, however, isn't moving to block unsupported installations and might even continue supporting these "non-compatible" Windows 11 with critical updates during the operating system's lifetime.

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Windows 11 released today: How to install and update

Windows 11 released today: How to install and update

Today Microsoft released Windows 11 to the world in a software update for all Windows 10 devices able to handle the new OS. Today we're going to run down the ways users can check if they're prepared for this update, and the ways in which said update can be loaded to a Windows 10 machine. This process begins for most people unsure of the power of their PC with a quick visit to Microsoft's PC Health Check.

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Android 12 AOSP brings some bad news for the impatient

Android 12 AOSP brings some bad news for the impatient

Today Google pushed the source for Android 12 to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and brought about some bad news for hopeful upgraders. Here on the 4th of October, 2021, Dave Burke, VP of Engineering at Google suggested that we should "keep an eye out for Android 12 coming to a device near you starting with Pixel in the next few weeks." And if that weren't enough of a light tap to the face, Burke adds, "and Samsung Galaxy, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi devices later this year."

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