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Windows 10 Your Phone Apps feature rolls out to Samsung phones

Windows 10 Your Phone Apps feature rolls out to Samsung phones

When Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 20 last month, it revealed a new feature that is one of the fruits of its closer partnership with Microsoft. Your Phone, which is Microsoft's bridge to the Android world, would allow individual Android apps to be launched in their own windows. That period of exclusivity to the Galaxy Note 20 is over and the Apps feature is now rolling out to more Android phones, as long as those phones were made by Samsung.

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Surface Neo is still coming as Microsoft plans other dual-screen sizes

Surface Neo is still coming as Microsoft plans other dual-screen sizes

The Surface Duo just went on sale and immediately went out of stock for a brief moment. The Android-based phone, however, wasn't the only dual-screen device Microsoft had planned to launch this year but it will be the only one that actually sees the light of day. Much to fans' disappointment, the Windows-based Surface Neo was put on hold, some saying indefinitely even. Microsoft's Panos Panay now sets the record straight that the device is only delayed and even teases that more might be in the works, too.

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Windows 10 Preview 20206 focuses on input with Voice Typing, Emoji Search

Windows 10 Preview 20206 focuses on input with Voice Typing, Emoji Search

There has been a lot of talk about Windows 10's upcoming new look but looking at screens isn't the only thing you do at your computer. Even if just browsing content, there will always come a time when you will have to type in something, be it a website address or a response to a message. In line with upcoming changes to Microsoft's operating system, Windows 10's input methods are also getting a major upgrade, including the ability to type without typing at all.

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Acer Swift 5 gets Intel Evo Platform vertified, 11th Gen Intel Core inside

Acer Swift 5 gets Intel Evo Platform vertified, 11th Gen Intel Core inside

This week the folks at Intel revealed a refresh of the Acer Swift 5 and Acer Swift 3. Acer's Swift 5 was newly verified as an Intel Evo platform notebook, and both the Swift 3 and Swift 5 were given access to 11th Gen Intel Core Processors. These devices will be available for purchase starting in November in North America.

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Windows 10 May 2020 update blocked on PCs with LTE modems due to known bug

Windows 10 May 2020 update blocked on PCs with LTE modems due to known bug

It seems that Microsoft can never really get rid of the Windows 10 update curse. Although not as spectacularly bad as older updates, Windows 10 version 2004, a.k.a. the May 2020 update, might actually be even more problematic or even dangerous to certain hardware. That on its own might not really be new but the fact that Microsoft is halting the rollout of the latest Windows 10 update to certain devices because of a bug it already fixed last year is definitely perplexing.

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Windows Your Phone Apps Feature: what you need to know

Windows Your Phone Apps Feature: what you need to know

When Samsung debuted the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra earlier this month, it tried to appeal to a more work-oriented crowd, positioning the phablet's productivity features and its tie-in with Microsoft's software. Of course, those features could hardly stay exclusive to the phones for long, especially as far as Microsoft is concerned. The company has now announced the wider availability of its new Apps experience for the Your Phone Windows app and here's what you have to keep in mind before getting too excited.

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Can’t buy games on the Xbox Store? You aren’t alone

Can’t buy games on the Xbox Store? You aren’t alone

It seems that the Xbox and Windows Stores are having a bit of an issue at the moment, as users are reporting difficulties when it comes to buying games. This outage has been confirmed by Microsoft, and even though the company is working on a fix, there haven't been any updates on its progress so far.

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Windows 10 update mercy error: “failed to install”

Windows 10 update mercy error: “failed to install”

If there's going to be an error when you're installing a Windows 10 update, it might as well be this one. Windows 10 users have reported that the latest "Patch Tuesday" release (from last week) that the install stops with an error message that suggests that they cannot continue installing. "Failed to install" might be the least serious, most welcome error message ever reported by a Windows user in the history of Windows updates.

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Epic Games Store free game today works on your MacBook

Epic Games Store free game today works on your MacBook

The game "A Total War Saga: TROY" was released on the 13th of August, 2020, and through the Epic Games Store it was delivered for free. This game will eventually cost users approximately $50, but for now, it's available with a tap of the "GET" button. This is the latest game that's "free" through the Epic Games Store as such.

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Windows 10 update tipped to change a classic feature forever

Windows 10 update tipped to change a classic feature forever

There's a new Windows 10 Build 20185 tipped in the pipeline with a new sort of clipboard panel in the mix. This new way to work with the clipboard could change the way you work with the copy and paste feature on your laptop or desktop machine forever. The panel is tipped in testing now, with the ability to include new sorts of media like emojis, kaomoji (顔文字), animated gif image files, and larger content. This is just one of a list of new features likely coming soon.

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Galaxy Note 20 apps will run in Windows like native apps

Galaxy Note 20 apps will run in Windows like native apps

Microsoft doesn't have a smartphone of its own, at least not until the Surface Duo launches, hopefully in a few weeks. In the meantime, it seems to be fine making Samsung an extension of its desktop experience. The "long-term partnership" between the two, which actually only started last year, has already born quite a lot of fruit and actually goes beyond merely installing Microsoft apps on Samsung's phones. With the Galaxy Note 20 and its integration with Windows, it almost feels like Samsung's premier Android phone is Microsoft's Windows phone as well.

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Halo classics getting crossplay features, Infinite multiplayer to be free

Halo classics getting crossplay features, Infinite multiplayer to be free

The past few days have been great for fans of the Halo franchise. Of course, there's the shadow of Halo Infinite looming over the horizon but that's still a few months away at best. In the meantime, those fans can relive the good old days but with some slight twists. Thanks to the Master Chief Collection, the classic Halo titles are getting more than just a fresh coat of paint but new capabilities like crossplay between PCs and Xbox consoles.

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