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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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Windows 11 first update made AMD performance problem worse

Windows 11 first update made AMD performance problem worse

The rollout of Windows 11 has been relatively quiet, which isn't surprising considering the small number of PCs that are receiving it or are compatible with it. Incompatible computers don't even get the upgrade, so Microsoft is practically gatekeeping the upgrade anyway. That said, things aren't as quiet over at the AMD camp with confirmed performance issues with some supported CPUs, a problem that was ironically exacerbated by Windows 11's first Patch Tuesday.

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Luna Display 5.0 transforms iPad into a second screen for Windows PCs

Luna Display 5.0 transforms iPad into a second screen for Windows PCs

Astropad has announced a massive update for its Luna Display product, offering a key feature for customers who own a Windows PC and an iPad. With Luna Display 5.0, Windows users can now utilize the iPad as a second screen for their computer, the same sort of functionality that has been available to Mac owners for years.

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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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Acer TravelMate Vero expands eco-friendly lineup

Acer TravelMate Vero expands eco-friendly lineup

Acer expanded its "eco-friendly" computer line with new Vero devices this week. The Acer Aspire Vero was revealed earlier this year as an upgrade-friendly consumer laptop made with post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic. Today, Acer revealed the Acer TravelMate Vero (laptop for business), Acer Veriton Vero (mini desktop PC), Acer Vero BR277 (monitor), and a series of Vero accessories.

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Windows 11 TPM 2.0 benefit against attacks demonstrated by Microsoft

Windows 11 TPM 2.0 benefit against attacks demonstrated by Microsoft

Unlike with Windows 10, Windows 11's upgrade woes started even before it landed on any hardware, including those of testers. The operating system's list of requirements left many users, both experts and novices, scratching their heads in confusion. While Microsoft finally did clarify the bare minimum it considers fit for Windows 11, there remain a few misgivings about some of those, particularly the ones related to security. Microsoft, however, is adamant about how critical TPM and its friends are to Windows 11 security and is only too happy to demonstrate why.

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Diablo 2 Resurrected Server Status: Down

Diablo 2 Resurrected Server Status: Down

Diablo 2 Resurrected is having some down time today as "the investigation into the connection issues continues." While it doesn't seem likely, one wonders if this down time is an attempt to recreate the original Diablo II experience in as accurate a manner as possible. Next we'll have to start getting up several hours before school starts to make the most of the time when traffic is low!

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Galaxy Book Windows 11 update highlights ties with Samsung phones

Galaxy Book Windows 11 update highlights ties with Samsung phones

With the launch of Windows 11, a few PC makers have raised their hands to call attention to new PCs that will be shipping with Microsoft's latest OS out of the box. Other OEMs, however, might not have the same resources to push out completely new laptops and desktops and are content just to announce that existing products will be eligible for the free upgrade. Of course, Samsung is also taking the opportunity to remind its customers that they can already enjoy integration with their mobile phones even before Windows 11 gets that promised native support for Android apps.

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5 Windows 11 tips and shortcuts I’ve found useful so far

5 Windows 11 tips and shortcuts I’ve found useful so far

In the weeks we've been using Windows 11 and the short time we've had the final build, we've found some shortcuts and essential features that are worth sharing. Today's quick peek at Windows 11 shows a set of elements in Windows 11 that I've been using daily - and which I've found surprisingly absent when I open my older computer (with Windows 10). For starters - an easy one - right-clicking the start button.

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Windows 11 on some AMD Ryzen processors has performance issues

Windows 11 on some AMD Ryzen processors has performance issues

Windows 11 is officially out, and if you're in the market for a new PC, there are a handful already available with Microsoft's latest OS pre-installed. Most people, however, will most likely just be upgrading their Windows 10 PCs, which can bring some uncertainty over the minimum specs required by Windows 11. Unfortunately, even if your computer does meet those requirements, it doesn't always mean that the process and experience will be smooth and painless, as owners of devices running on some AMD processors are finding out to their dismay.

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LG Gram laptops will now ship with Windows 11 out of the box

LG Gram laptops will now ship with Windows 11 out of the box

Windows 11 came out a day earlier than planned, but it didn't take long for PC makers to jump on board and announce support for the newest Windows release. In addition to Microsoft's own Surface line, the likes of Acer and Razer have been quick to debut new laptops that come with Windows 11 right off the bat. LG, in contrast, is taking a slightly different route and isn't announcing anything new. Instead, it's simply saying that its 2021 line of Gram notebooks now have Windows 11 pre-installed if they haven't shipped out just yet.

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Razer Book and Razer Blade 15 lead the Windows 11 charge with your laptop

Razer Book and Razer Blade 15 lead the Windows 11 charge with your laptop

Razer revealed that they'd be pre-loading Windows 11 to two laptop computers starting today. The "new Razer Book" and Razer Blade 15 will be available from Razer online with Windows 11 pre-loaded from this point forward. The newest editions of the Razer Book and Razer Blade 15 will be available for purchase from the Razer store online starting this afternoon.

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