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  • Windows 10 Technical Preview 2 Tip: Enable Tablet Mode

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    Windows 10 Technical Preview 2 is the first pre-release version of Microsoft’s next OS to enable a feature called Continuum, which provides a sort-of seamless way to transition between the traditional windowed desktop view and a full-screen tablet mode. But Continuum only works with Surface Pro 3 in this build. So here’s how you can […]

    Windows 10 Technical Preview 2 App Focus: Maps

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    In Windows 10 Technical Preview 2, the built-in Maps app is remade as a universal app and, as such, it much more closely resembles the Windows Phone app of the same name. This is true visually, of course, but also functionally, with Maps now offering downloadable maps for offline use and other features from Windows […]

    Windows 10 Technical Preview 2 App Focus: Xbox

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    Despite a few random initiatives over the years, Windows hasn’t been anywhere near the forefront of Microsoft’s gaming aspirations since the launch of the original Xbox. So with Windows 10, the software giant is trying to make things right for PC users in general, but also for gamers specifically. And a big part of that […]

    Windows 10 Technical Preview 2: Quick Visual Tour

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    I’ve spent much of the day installing Windows 10 Technical Preview 2 on the PCs I brought with me to Redmond—I’m in town through the weekend—and while I intend to deep-dive into individual new and improved features, I thought it might be useful to provide a quick visual overview of some key new features first. […]

    Known Issues in Windows 10 Technical Preview 2

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    It will come as no surprise that pre-release software isn’t complete, reliable or even usable. That said, most of the Windows 10 Technical Preview builds have been pretty solid so far (though I probably still need therapy for that November build). Here’s a list of what Microsoft says you should look out for in the […]

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