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The last free Windows 10 upgrade path for consumers will shut down by December 31

There’s still one way consumers can upgrade to Windows 10 for free—and Microsoft will shut it down on December 31, even though a majority of the world’s PC users still use older versions of Windows. Microsoft gave Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users an entire year after the launch of Windows 10 (until July 31, 2016) to upgrade to Windows ... Read More »

Hands on with Windows 10’s Story Remix, the new tool to make your photos pop

Microsoft’s Story Remix was expected to be one of the highlights of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and it lives up to that promise, combining the existing, excellent Photos app with a video and slideshow editor that adds transitions, music, and even fantastic 3D animations. Remember how Paint 3D brought Paint into a new dimension, with stamped textures and ... Read More »

Windows 10’s TruePlay gaming tech starts sniffing out cheaters

Microsoft’s TruePlay is just one of dozens of features debuting with Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update, but one of the few Microsoft didn’t really talk about. Thanks to a rather technical MSDN support page Microsoft posted, we now more about this anti-cheating technology for PC gaming, built right into Windows 10. Anti-cheating software has a fraught relationship with gamers. No gamer likes cheaters. No ... Read More »

How Microsoft Edge will beat Chrome as the best PDF reader with the Fall Creators Update

Microsoft Edge is gaining new PDF reader features within the Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update—everything from sticky notes to inked signatures. It’s part of Microsoft’s bid to compete with Chrome and Firefox as the best Web browser, and along the way, carve out a niche as the best free PDF viewer available. We tried Edge’s new capabilities within Build 16251 ... Read More »

How to type emoji on your PC using Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

How can I type emoji on my PC keyboard? It’s a question that you’ve probably asked, given up on, shrugged, and then pulled out your smartphone. Now, with Windows 10 and the Fall Creators Update, a new emoji keyboard will make adding emoji to Twitter, Facebook, and other apps a snap.  While there’s nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned smiley-face ... Read More »

How to type emoji on your PC using Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

How can I type emoji on my PC keyboard? It’s a question that you’ve probably asked, given up on, shrugged, and then pulled out your smartphone. Now, with Windows 10 and the Fall Creators Update, a new emoji keyboard will make adding emoji to Twitter, Facebook, and other apps a snap.  While there’s nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned smiley-face ... Read More »

Windows 10 digital ink: All the improvements within the Fall Creators Update

Inking and navigating with a digital pen or stylus within Windows 10 has become easier within the Fall Creators Update for those of you who use a tablet as, you know, a tablet. The improvements include two major elements: navigation, including using the pen or stylus to select and scroll text; and better interpretation of inked words as text, via ... Read More »

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update review: This could be Microsoft’s biggest Windows yet

Update 10/18/2017: The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is available, and you can download it now. Otherwise, Microsoft will automatically push the FCU to all PCs in a series of waves that should last for a few weeks.  Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is what every sequel shoots for: bigger, better, more ambitious than the original. As it rolls out ... Read More »

OneDrive Files On-Demand: How to enable it in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Where is OneDrive Files On-Demand? If you downloaded Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you might be interested in the terrific new OneDrive placeholders feature. But on some PCs, it never showed up. OneDrive Files On-Demand returns the Windows 8.1 placeholder functionality to Windows 10. This displays shortcuts to all the files stored in your OneDrive account in a File ... Read More »

How to download the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update right now

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update launched on October 17, stuffed with all sorts of cool new features. That doesn’t mean you’ll get it immediately. Microsoft rolls out big updates in waves. But the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is available right now if you’re the impatient type. And bold: Microsoft only pushes the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to PCs ... Read More »

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