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Skype Preview hits non-Win10 and Mac starting now

Skype Preview hits non-Win10 and Mac starting now

The next generation in Skype functionality is coming to Apple and non-Windows 10 computers. Yes, you read that correctly, non-Windows 10, as in every version of Windows before Windows 10 version 1511 (OS Build 10586). For everyone who has the newest version of Windows 10, there's also good news to be had.

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Xbox Live Creators Program debuts, allows indie self-publishing

Xbox Live Creators Program debuts, allows indie self-publishing

Microsoft has just made the Xbox platform a more welcoming place for indie game developers. The new Xbox Live Creators Program launched this week, allowing a developer of any size to publish their games for Xbox One or Windows 10. Nine new titles are available as part of the launch, with games published under the program found under the "Creators Collection" section of the Xbox Live store.

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Microsoft fires back at Consumer Reports’ Surface slight

Microsoft fires back at Consumer Reports’ Surface slight

Microsoft has pushed back at Consumer Reports' decision to strip the Surface range of its "recommended" award, arguing that its actual reliability is much better than was claimed. Consumer Reports had previously granted both the Surface Laptop and the Surface Book its coveted recommendation, based on factors such as performance and design. However, it backtracked after surveys of existing Surface owners reported significantly higher problems with their laptops and tablets compared to the rest of the industry.

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Windows 10 Pro for Workstations launched for power users

Windows 10 Pro for Workstations launched for power users

Looks like we’re back to the good old days of having almost a dozen different Windows editions for very specific sets of users. In addition to the basic Home and Mobile Windows 10 editions, there’s also Pro, Education, Pro for Education, Enterprise, Enterprise LTSB, Mobile Enterprise, IoT, Teams, and S. Actually, make that exactly a dozen. Introducing Windows 10 Pro for Workstation, designed for very high-end PCs and very advanced power users. Because Windows 10 Pro just isn’ t Pro enough.

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Microsoft dodges antivirus antitrust with Windows 10 Fall tweaks

Microsoft dodges antivirus antitrust with Windows 10 Fall tweaks

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will see Microsoft change how it works with third-party antivirus developers, after being accused of anticompetitive practices. The change in policy comes after one high-profile security firm, Kaspersky Labs, slammed Microsoft back in November 2016 over what it claimed was a concerted effort to squeeze out third-party antivirus software and give priority to Microsoft's own Windows Defender. It wasn't just talk, either, with Kaspersky also filing complaints with antitrust investigators in both the EU and Russia.

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Next Major Xbox System Update: Sneak Peek!

Next Major Xbox System Update: Sneak Peek!

The Xbox Insider Program has an Xbox One update they've begun delivering today to all participants on the console. Customization elements will be delivered to both Xbox One and Windows 10. This new update will also give users an "effortless" guide navigation, a reorganized Activity Feed, and a new Game Bar. This update is all about deeper control of the system - how it looks and what it does.

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Windows 10 preview gets Eye Control: here’s what it can do

Windows 10 preview gets Eye Control: here’s what it can do

Just yesterday, eye tracking experts Tobii and Microsoft announced a collaboration to bring a new input method to Windows users everywhere. Everywhere where there’s a Tobii tracker, that is. And this Eye Control technology isn’t something that’s for a not so distant future. In fact, it might be coming in the Fall Creators Update coming soon. The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview, specifically Build 16257 for PCs, introduces a beta version of the feature, giving everyone, both those disabilities and fully capable users, some hands-free control over their computers.

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Dell’s Canvas 27 is finally here, and you’re going to want one

Dell’s Canvas 27 is finally here, and you’re going to want one

As is usually the case, there was a lot to see at CES earlier this year. The Dell Canvas 27 took a lot of people by surprise, however, and ended up being our pick as one of the best devices of the show. If you were equally as captivated as we were, then you'll be pleased to know that the Dell Canvas 27 is now available to purchase.

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Windows 10 gets Eye Control capabilities courtesy of Tobii

Windows 10 gets Eye Control capabilities courtesy of Tobii

Windows fans silently snickered when it was revealed that Apple might introduce features like face unlock and double tap to wake on the next iPhone. Now they might have yet another reason to feel they’re at the forefront of computing innovation. Microsoft and Tobii have revealed that they are collaborating on giving Windows 10 some built-in eye tracking capabilities, which would allow users to guide or even control their Windows PCs using only their eyes, as if they were psychic.

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Windows Subsystem for Linux leaves beta in Fall Creators Update

Windows Subsystem for Linux leaves beta in Fall Creators Update

“Windows Linux”. Two words I would have never thought I’d mention so close to each other, and yet that is the reality that the computing world will face this coming Fall. Microsoft has made it official that its Windows Subsystem for Linux, a.k.a. WSL, a.k.a. Linux on Windows, will be shedding off its beta tag once Windows 10 Falls Creators Update comes around. While nothing really changes, it does mean that Microsoft is making a big commitment to offering official support for this feature that nobody really saw coming years ago.

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HP Z VR Backpack is pretty gosh-darned sleek

HP Z VR Backpack is pretty gosh-darned sleek

Back in May of last year we first saw the rise of the VR backpack with such manufacturers as Aorus, MSI, ZOTAC - and HP. Imagine our surprise when HP came here in July of 2017 again with another far more sleek and low-profile entry into this ecosystem.

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Minecraft Better Together beta begins today

Minecraft Better Together beta begins today

During E3 2017, Microsoft made a huge announcement for Minecraft. The company revealed that all Minecraft players would soon be able to join together on multiplayer servers, regardless of platform (for the most part). The update that will enable this functionality is called "Better Together," and today, that update enters into beta.

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