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Windows 10 on ARM is being groomed to fail

Windows 10 on ARM is being groomed to fail

Microsoft wants Windows 10 to be on all its supported platforms and so far it indeed has, from desktops to 2-in-1 tablets to Xbox to even mixed reality. But there is one place where Windows 10 continues to flounder: mobile. While the nascent Windows 10 on ARM, technically “on Qualcomm Snapdragon” really, aims to at least make Microsoft’s case on a new, and so far niche, class of devices. But it seems that Windows 10 on ARM’s published and now retracted limitations seems to paint a picture that is only a bit better compared to Windows RT but still more of the same. That is, a version of Windows 10 that might serve nobody in the end.

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Microsoft Photos Companion for Android, iOS transfers photos to PCs easily

Microsoft Photos Companion for Android, iOS transfers photos to PCs easily

For all our advancements in computing, mobile devices, and wireless technologies, transferring photos from phone to computer can still be a hassle. Plugging in via cable is fast but sometimes just as unreliable. Relying on cloud storage is a roundabout solution that is beholden to the quality of your Internet connection. But if you’re on Windows 10 with the Microsoft Photos, your prayers may have just been answered with this new Photos Companion app that’s has just been launched for both Android and iOS.

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Windows App Preview Program offers early apps without raw OS

Windows App Preview Program offers early apps without raw OS

Microsoft will allow users to try the latest version of apps without necessarily needing to be using the most cutting-edge - and potentially unstable - build of Windows 10. The Windows App Preview Program will offer Windows Insiders - members of Microsoft's open software testing scheme - to get their hands on the newest software from the company, without necessarily going the whole hog with their OS.

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Windows 10 Pro Ultimate Performance mode is what power users were waiting for

Windows 10 Pro Ultimate Performance mode is what power users were waiting for

While average, every day tasks like internet browsing and streaming video don't require that you squeeze the most out of your PC's hardware, there are just as many tasks that need unrestrained power. Microsoft, it would seem, recognizes that, and it'll soon be rolling out a new power profile for Windows 10 Pro that should help bolster performance beyond what's currently allowed by the OS.

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Review: Lenovo YOGA 920

Review: Lenovo YOGA 920

Lenovo is back with one of its most attractive laptops to date, the YOGA 920. This model is slim, lightweight, with a design nearing luxury. The YOGA 920 isn't just a pretty face, though, as Lenovo has packed some of the latest and greatest Intel hardware into this flexible notebook. How does it compare to other ultrabooks? Read on to find out!

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Windows 10 on ARM on Raspberry Pi is off to a good start

Windows 10 on ARM on Raspberry Pi is off to a good start

Windows 10 is popping up in some odd places, like old phones and ARM boards. It’s all unofficial, of course, but it might still serve to spark some interest in taking Microsoft’s operating system to places where Microsoft itself might have given up on. We’ve seen both Windows RT and a smidgen of Windows 10 on ARM running on Lumia phones. Now Dutch developer Bas Timmer, a.k.a. @NTAuthority, has brought Windows 10, again its ARM version, to a device that Microsoft already half supports: the Raspberry Pi 3.

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Windows 10 Pro palm vein recognition coming courtesy of Fujitsu

Windows 10 Pro palm vein recognition coming courtesy of Fujitsu

Move over 3D face recognition, Microsoft wants your palm instead. The biometric security industry has exploded thanks to the popularity of fingerprint scanners and the whole drama around face recognition on phones. Tech companies are now racing to find the next big thing, and the next body part, for securing devices and files. Microsoft, who already supports face and fingerprint recognition via Windows Hello, has teamed up with Fujitsu to integrate the latter’s PalmSecure technology into Windows 10 Pro.

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Windows 10 S just got axed: Meet “S Mode”

Windows 10 S just got axed: Meet “S Mode”

Windows 10 S is being axed in favor of a so-called "S Mode" for any Windows 10 version, as Microsoft revamps the streamlined version of its OS to better challenge Chrome OS. Announced back in May 2017, Windows 10 S was the software giant's attempt to claw back customers in the education and home markets from Chromebooks, a locked-down version of the full operating system finessed for performance and security.

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Microsoft Office 2019 will only support Windows 10

Microsoft Office 2019 will only support Windows 10

In a recent post on its technical blog, Microsoft dropped some details about Office 2019, the most relevant of which is that you'll only be able to use it with Windows 10. Users running older versions of Windows will need to stick with older versions of Office. Of course, Microsoft would be more than happy to sell you an Office 365 subscription instead.

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Windows 10 surpasses Windows 7 in market share, says one statistic

Windows 10 surpasses Windows 7 in market share, says one statistic

Windows 10 was launched in July 2015. It was off to a rocky start, but not as rocky as Windows 8 or even Windows 8.1. And definitely a lot, lot better than the now ridiculed Windows Vista. But while Microsoft might want to sing praises of Windows 10, because what else could it do, the fact remains that it still hasn’t overtaken the most popular Windows version there is. At least until now, because according to StatCounter, Windows 10 is just a tiny bit more popular than Windows 7.

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Microsoft Garage Ink to Code turns doodles into prototypes

Microsoft Garage Ink to Code turns doodles into prototypes

A great deal of importance has lately been attached to the efficiency of pen (or pencil) and paper. Anything, even a napkin, can be used as the launchpad for greater things. In fact, there are many tales woven around napkin or back-of-the-envelope brainstorming. That said, when brainstorming for what would eventually be a digital product anyway,s starting off with paper only adds an unnecessary step to the development process. That’s why some of the folks over at Microsoft Garage cooked up Ink to Code, which turns digital drawings into prototypes ready to be imported into Visual Studio.

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Windows 10 Privacy Tools show what data Microsoft collects

Windows 10 Privacy Tools show what data Microsoft collects

Although its reputation was never entirely spotless, Microsoft didn’t exactly become a hot privacy name, at least not like Google or Facebook, until it launched Windows 10. The latest and current version of the operating system and every update of it implemented some questionable privacy settings and behaviors. To its credit, Microsoft has tried to either fix or at least explain those options, though not always to everyone’s satisfaction. Its latest attempt is to provide tools that will let more privacy and tech-savvy users drill down into exactly what Windows 10 is sending to Redmond.

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