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Microsoft, Qualcomm ship an SDK to solve the Snapdragon’s 64-bit app problem

Running Windows on top of the Qualcomm Snapdragon chips enables amazing battery life but includes all sorts of complications, including clunky emulation and some app restrictions. As expected, Qualcomm and Microsoft are eliminating a key roadblock with an SDK that enables 64-bit apps to run on ARM CPUs. Until now, only 32-bit apps could run on top of the ARM64 ... Read More »

Windows 10 April 2018 Update review: Small fixes now hint at better things for later

Microsoft’s Windows 10 April 2018 Update barely received a formal title, which understandably makes you wonder how much importance the company ascribed to it. But as our review shows, what Microsoft internally referred to as the “Redstone 4” release conceals numerous changes and improvements, with two—Timeline and Nearby Sharing—sharing the marquee. Really, though, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Version ... Read More »

Windows 10’s April Update is making Chrome and Cortana freeze PCs

If you’ve experienced issues with Google’s Chrome browser freezing or becoming unresponsive after installing Microsoft’s Windows 10 April 2018 Update, you’re not alone. Microsoft has acknowledged the problem and is working on a fix. Certain apps, including Cortana and Google’s Chrome browser, may hang or freeze when using them, Microsoft acknowledged in a support post on Wednesday, as noted earlier ... Read More »

Windows 10’s busted HDR display support got a whole lot better in the April 2018 Update

For the most part, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update is as mundane as its name, offering few noteworthy flagship features. But it packs some decent enthusiast-friendly improvements under the hood, and one in particular piqued my interest: better high-dynamic-range (HDR) display support. More specifically, improved handling of standard-dynamic-range (SDR) content on HDR displays, something Windows has been woefully weak ... Read More »

Windows 10’s busted HDR display support got a whole lot better in the April 2018 Update

For the most part, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update is as mundane as its name, offering few noteworthy flagship features. But it packs some decent enthusiast-friendly improvements under the hood, and one in particular piqued my interest: better high-dynamic-range (HDR) display support. More specifically, improved handling of standard-dynamic-range (SDR) content on HDR displays, something Windows has been woefully weak ... Read More »

Windows 10’s busted HDR display support got a whole lot better in the April 2018 Update

For the most part, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update is as mundane as its name, offering few noteworthy flagship features. But it packs some decent enthusiast-friendly improvements under the hood, and one in particular piqued my interest: better high-dynamic-range (HDR) display support. More specifically, improved handling of standard-dynamic-range (SDR) content on HDR displays, something Windows has been woefully weak ... Read More »

The 5 best new features arriving on Outlook

This week, Microsoft outlined a laundry list of new features it’s delivering, or will deliver, to its various Outlook apps, including bill-pay reminders, better calendaring across time zones, and a way to see who has RSVP’d for a meeting. Not all of Microsoft’s new features are here—or if they are, they haven’t promulgated across Microsoft’s various Outlook apps: Office 365, ... Read More »

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Hands-on with the biggest new features

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update is coming April 30, and we’ve already tried the most important new features through recent Insider builds. Check out what’s coming in these detailed stories: The best hidden features you might miss How to use Timeline, Windows 10’s new organizational tool Hands-on with Near Share, which lets you beam files between nearby devices For ... Read More »

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Hands-on with the biggest new features

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update is coming April 30, and we’ve already tried the most important new features through recent Insider builds. Check out what’s coming in these detailed stories: The best hidden features you might miss How to use Timeline, Windows 10’s new organizational tool Hands-on with Near Share, which lets you beam files between nearby devices For ... Read More »

Switching between Windows 10 S, Home, and Pro may get more flexible

As Microsoft’s annual Build developer conference nears, a new report suggests that the relationship between Microsoft Windows 10 S and Windows 10 may be more flexible than before. Microsoft said in March that Microsoft will deploy Windows 10 S as a mode of Windows 10. In a blog post at the time, Windows chief Joe Belfiore said that users would ... Read More »

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