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Millions of PC users may still be running Windows 7

Millions of PC users may still be running Windows 7

Most people don't care at all what version of Windows their PC is running as long as the PC works. This is a problem Microsoft faces in trying to get people to update their operating system when new versions of Windows cost so much. Microsoft officially ended support for Windows 7 about a year ago, but lots of PC users worldwide have continued on with the operating system.

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Adobe Flash warnings start popping up on Windows 10

Adobe Flash warnings start popping up on Windows 10

We're counting down the days to the end of the year but that won't be the only thing that will end after December 31, 2020. While we probably wish a certain pandemic will magically end at the stroke of midnight, it will be some other lingering malady that will be ceasing at the turn of the year. Adobe will be ceasing support for Flash, something that has been years in the making, and it is now making sure Windows 10 users know about it before that time comes.

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Wondershare PDFelement 8 levels up the ultimate document solution

Wondershare PDFelement 8 levels up the ultimate document solution

No matter how much you profess that we're living in a digital age, just like our predecessors, we still rely on documents to get our message across — be it a sales pitch, an inventory list, or even an invoice. All that has changed are the forms these documents take — and the tools we use to create or modify them. With the release of Wondershare PDFelement 8, the company’s latest PDF iteration, those tools have been upgraded to make working with documents more pleasurable than you might think.

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Windows 10 on ARM finally gets an x64 emulation preview

Windows 10 on ARM finally gets an x64 emulation preview

The highly-successful and highly-praised launch of Apple's M1 MacBook showed what ARM-powered computers can be capable of with the right combination of hardware and software. Unfortunately for Microsoft, it resulted in renewed scrutiny, comparisons, and criticisms of its own attempts at bringing Windows to ARM PCs. It hasn't given up yet and although still far from the ideal, it is slowly moving towards improving Windows 10 on ARM's capabilities, like this latest preview that finally lets 64-bit x86/x64 Windows software run on its own Surface Pro X.

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Minecraft Community Celebration brings freebies, Windows ray tracing

Minecraft Community Celebration brings freebies, Windows ray tracing

2020 has been hard for everyone, even those who thrive in virtual worlds. Gaming events have been postponed then canceled and communities have had to quickly find new ways to get together even when far apart. Games have become an important part of survival this year and platforms like Minecraft have even become a much-needed respite and escape while fostering the same creativity and fun that the game has always been famous for. To celebrate the end of what is pretty much a cursed year, Minecraft is giving out a few treats to both Bedrock and Java edition players as well as those with powerful ray tracing rigs on Windows.

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Windows Feature Experience Pack could start a new release strategy

Windows Feature Experience Pack could start a new release strategy

It feels like a distant memory but there was a time when Windows updates were delivered via the rare Service Packs. Since then, Microsoft has adopted a slogan of "Windows as a Service", referring to a faster pace of rolling out security patches and bug fixes as needed. Windows features themselves, however, still wait for the company's bi-annual releases, which have already been criticized for their lack of quality and testing. Microsoft has been testing new strategies and cycles to address that, and this new Windows Feature Experience Pack could herald some big changes in Windows releases.

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This Christmas, harvest files from your old phone

This Christmas, harvest files from your old phone

If you're like me, you have more than a couple old phones in a drawer that you just can't throw away. If you're like me, you tend to forget that those devices are packed with files that could be valuable to you if only they were organized and made available to you here today. If you're looking for something constructive to do this upcoming holiday, consider this: Bust out the USB cords and go digital treasure hunting.

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Microsoft Project Latte rumored to bring Android apps to Windows

Microsoft Project Latte rumored to bring Android apps to Windows

Like it or not, Microsoft Windows still has the majority of the computing market but not having all of that market probably still worries Redmond. Winning over Mac users is probably a lost cause but users of other platforms are fair game. Microsoft has already started wooing Linux users, especially developers, and soon it might give Android users even fewer reasons to pick up their phones if this rumored Project Latte ever finishes brewing.

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Apple M1 Mac running Windows 10 ARM is embarrassing for Surface Pro X

Apple M1 Mac running Windows 10 ARM is embarrassing for Surface Pro X

It seems that Apple's M1 Silicon isn't yet done amazing people, even those from outside of Apple's circles. The processor's benchmarks have already been covered to death but nothing is probably more impressive than the M1's performance outside of the common and officially supported use cases. Running Windows games via CrossOver, for example, is already quite a feat but running Windows itself on top of macOS Big Sur, just like what one developer accomplished, is even more dumbfounding. Especially when it clocks better than Windows 10 ARM's "reference" Microsoft device.

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Windows 10 might install and run Android apps directly next year

Windows 10 might install and run Android apps directly next year

Once upon a time, Windows was the operating system that ran the world, with Mac OS a distant second and Linux holding an invisible world of networks and servers. Today, however, not only have Linux and macOS risen up the ranks, there is also Android, iOS, iPadOS, and even Chrome OS to contend with. Rather than completely conceding defeat, Microsoft is instead embracing some of these rival platforms, with rumors of a deeper integration with Android that would let its mobile apps run directly on Windows 10 by 2021 at the earliest.

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Epic Games free game expires today – Elite Dangerous

Epic Games free game expires today – Elite Dangerous

Right this minute the folks at Epic Games are effectively giving a game away for free, but it won't be free for long. The game is called Elite Dangerous, it's an online game, it's highly populated, and it's free. Normally the game would cost you a few bucks, but the Epic Games Store wants you to download and keep their store on your computer, so they're doing a sort of loss-leader situation with the game Elite Dangerous to get you in the mix.

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Fortnite subscription revealed – The Crew

Fortnite subscription revealed – The Crew

This morning Epic Games revealed the Fortnite CREW Subscription. This subscription is $12 per month and includes 1000 vbucks per month. You'll find an exclusive Fortnite Crew Skin bundle in the mix, and it'll begin with the December 2nd Season 5 launch.

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