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Steam Link app release today: Android download first

Steam Link app release today: Android download first

This morning the Steam Link app was released for Android devices in BETA mode. A release in Beta on Android means there'll probably be a few bugs left to work out. If you're alright with a few tiny insects, now might be the best time for you to download the app.

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Alexa x Cortana demo video: Microsoft and Amazon, BFF

Alexa x Cortana demo video: Microsoft and Amazon, BFF

Amazon and Microsoft just combined forces officially, tag-teaming their personal assistants Alexa and Cortana through the future. These two voice-activated smart assistant overlord software and cloud intelligence systems will work together on devices of all sorts. In short, it would seem that Alexa is going to handle "personal" stuff while Cortana's going to handle all the "business."

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Windows 10 “Your Phone” and Timeline on iOS/Android blurs lines

Windows 10 “Your Phone” and Timeline on iOS/Android blurs lines

Windows Phone may be dead, but Microsoft isn't giving up on the smartphone in your pocket. At Build 2018 today, the company is unveiling its newest integrations for the phone OSes people are actually buying, with Windows 10 features jumping the gap and arriving on iOS and Android.

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Windows 10 Update for April 2018: How to install

Windows 10 Update for April 2018: How to install

Today the April 2018 Windows 10 update was released by Microsoft, squeaking in under the wire, just barely. You won't need to download the update immediately, but you'll want to do so by the time we've reached October of 2018. Microsoft's support of the last couple of big updates to Windows 10 begins today - unless you've got the Creators Update, whose support ends in October of this year. So get updating whenever you get the chance.

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Windows 10 April 2018 update: 5 reasons we’re excited

Windows 10 April 2018 update: 5 reasons we’re excited

The Windows 10 April 2018 update is coming, making it to your PC of choice just under the wire, and there are several reasons to be excited. The update - the fifth feature pack to be released since Windows 10 first launched - is expected to begin installing on Monday, sneaking in just before the month ends. Here's why you should care.

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Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Here’s what’s new

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Here’s what’s new

The next update for Windows 10 is nearly here. Once known as the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, Microsoft has now decided to call this the Windows 10 April 2018 Update. After being delayed beyond its originally intended release date, Microsoft will soon be ready to make it available to the masses, and that's good news for anyone who might be in need of a productivity boost.

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Facebook and Oculus data privacy update: AR and data download

Facebook and Oculus data privacy update: AR and data download

Oculus users were sent an update sheet today for the near-future of the VR platform owned by Facebook. In preparation for the European Union's upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules in-effect date, Oculus is taking action. This May, new tools will be launched for Oculus users, including a new Privacy Center, Updated Terms of Service, Updated Privacy Policy, and a new Code of Conduct added to the Oculus official Terms of Service. Also you'll be able to download all your data - so that's neat.

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New Xbox Avatar Editor app incoming (closer this time)

New Xbox Avatar Editor app incoming (closer this time)

Today we're having a peek at some leaked images and video of the next Xbox Avatar Editor. This is the place where users are able to roll with whatever human body, body parts, clothing, and accessories they wish. The differences between the avatar editors of olde and this next-gen editor are few, but important. This is very similar to what we saw back at E3 2017, but it's also evolved just a bit.

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Windows Hello wants to replace passwords with keys, fingerprints

Windows Hello wants to replace passwords with keys, fingerprints

Passwords have become practically useless, even dangerous, thanks to human frailty. That is why tech companies keep on trying to kill the password with two-factor authentication, fingerprints, faces, and even security keys. Working with the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) alliance, Microsoft is updating its Windows Hello security framework to work with the newly ratified FIDO2 security keys. This means that, in the future, Windows computers can be unlocked with a fingerprint tapped on a removable USB key.

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Windows 3.0 File Manager is now open source after almost 30 years

Windows 3.0 File Manager is now open source after almost 30 years

The 90s called and want their file manager back. File managers have become de-emphasized thanks to the more app-centric world of mobile devices, but once upon a time, they were pretty much the center of a user's computing world. Perhaps timed to commemorate the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update and it’s "uncluttered" File Explorer, Microsoft has just released Windows 3.0's File Manager as open source software for both developers and users to look at. And, yes, it runs on Windows 10 too.

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Huawei MateBook X Pro Review

Huawei MateBook X Pro Review

I couldn't help but make a comparison to a MacBook right out the box when I first opened the Huawei MateBook X Pro. This is a device that's taken some definite design cues from the MacBook Pro - the latest round of MacBook Pros, at least. It runs Windows 10, though, and it has some unique features that Apple's notebook doesn't. This Huawei MateBook X Pro isn't just a notebook made by a smartphone company - it's a smart piece of hardware in its own right.

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Fortnite issues in effect: Maybe quit for a while?

Fortnite issues in effect: Maybe quit for a while?

Today we're having a peek at a list of issues with the servers hosting Epic Games' Fortnite. At the point at which this article is set to go live, Epic Games said the they are "currently diving into issues revolving around matchmaking + game services." This is a "Game Services issue" which means Fortnite online matches are not going quite as planned for pretty much everybody, in one way or another.

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