The Xbox One S is a winner, a svelter and more attractive take on Microsoft's flagship video game console. If you held off on the first generation Xbox One for some reason, now is the time to buy.
In this episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss the new Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary update, how Windows 10 activation works in the wake of the free upgrade ending, and what we know about the Redstone 2 update.
Because Microsoft's new Edge web browser is stuck on the Windows 10 upgrade schedule, it has been updated infrequently in the past year, and it still lags behind the competition. Microsoft, it's time to fix this problem and make Edge an app. And then just update the hell out of it going forward.
On this episode, I cover all of the Microsoft news this week including the first Redstone 2 build, playing with OneClip, golden keys and those mysterious cloud files are making progress.
Well, we figured it would happen this week, and it has: Microsoft today began delivering Windows 10 build 14901 to Insiders on the Fast ring. Yes, this is the first "Redstone 2" build.
I'm tired of waiting for Microsoft to make what I think of as a "Woku," a Windows-based Roku-type device that I can use inexpensively and elegantly access my Windows 10-based media apps and services. So let's build one for ourselves.
With the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary update, I have given Edge a second chance after abandoning the browser in favor of Chrome after the initial release of Windows 10.
Microsoft has announced today that they are acquiring Beam, a game streaming service that will be joining the Xbox organization.
In this episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the next steps for Windows 10 and Windows Insiders, tons of related Windows 10 news, Windows 10 tips and tricks, and a new security issue.
Thanks to some internal Microsoft documentation I recently saw, I can now publicly reveal the answers to your burning Windows 10 activation questions. Why Microsoft isn't more forthcoming with this critical information is unclear. But here it is.
Windows 10 users in the UK and Italy can now take advantage of direct carrier billing when making Windows Store purchases for the first time. This capability is available to O2 customers in the UK and Wind customers in Italy thanks to a new deal with Boku, which is billed as the world's largest direct carrier billing mobile payments company.
When HP began engineering its PC comeback a few years ago, it started from an unlikely place: A family of low-cost but high quality Stream laptops. This week, the firm has announced the first major revamping of this lineup, which now offers thinner and lighter designs, longer battery life and better connectivity.
While Microsoft's initial run of Xbox One S consoles includes 500 GB, 1 TB and even 2 TB options, users will eventually face the same issue we see on smartphones and tablets: That storage will simply fill up as we install apps and games. Fortunately, there's a solution.
There are ranters and then there are the well-meaning developers who do nothing but champion the platform. And when a member that latter group issues a blistering criticism of everything that Microsoft hasn't done to make Windows 10 Mobile a success, it's time to pay attention.
Microsoft revealed that it will soon start shipping new pre-release builds of Windows 10 after a short break for the Anniversary Update release. These new builds will include our first peek at "Redstone 2," the next major milestone for Windows 10.
After a few weeks off, Microsoft is jumpstarting its Windows 10 Mobile development efforts and it still plans to ship a "final" version of what it's now calling Windows 10 for Phones sometime later this month.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Dolphin snatches iPad at SeaWorld Orlando, NuAns fails to meet its Kickstarter goals, August 2016 evaluation Windows developer virtual machines, HP.com will start selling Elite x3 on September 5 in the US, more.
Today, Microsoft issued its fourth cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1607. As has been the case recently, there's no information about what's been fixed in this update yet.
Xbox One owners can now link their Xbox Live account to Facebook and Twitter. Both work a bit differently: With Facebook, you can find more friends to play with. And with Twitter, you can share game clips and screenshots.
The ability to switch between the standard Light theme and a new Dark theme is one of the more eagerly-awaited features in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. But it's not as simple as flipping a switch: There are a few additional things you need to know.
In the early 1990s, I eschewed the PC and Mac for the more powerful and innovative Amiga platform, leaving only after Commodore went belly-up in 1994. Since then, I've looked back on the Amiga days nostalgically. And now everyone can find out why.
About a month and a half after a freak factory fire destroyed its first shipment, NexDock has emailed customers to alert them that the first orders are now shipping.
Windows Insiders have a decision to make, and time is running out: With the Anniversary Update now publicly available, Insiders can opt out of the program and remain on Windows 10 version 1607 if they'd like.
Surface 3 owners have a firmware update waiting for them in Windows Update. But as has been the case in recent months with most such updates, there's no word yet from Microsoft about what's been fixed.
Tech tidbits from around the web: My road trip, 2 TB Xbox One S is selling out, Windows 10 Anniversary Update is available for the Raspberry Pi 3 too, Microsoft exec calls out Apple on its aging Mac hardware, more.
Back in Windows 8, Microsoft added the ability to "cast" your PC's display to an HDTV or other external display. But now you can cast your smartphone's display to your PC in Windows 10.