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Tested: Microsoft Edge is the only browser to run Netflix in 4K

In 2016, Microsoft made headlines by boasting that Microsoft Edge was the only major browser to run Netflix in 1080p. As part of the Windows 10 Creators Update’s blitz of new features, Edge has now made the jump to 4K, and it’s the first major PC browser to do so. To test the feature, we fired up Netflix within Chrome, ... Read More »

Lawsuit alleges Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade destroyed data and damaged PCs

Three people from Illinois last week sued Microsoft, claiming that the free Windows 10 upgrade they had installed on their PCs caused “data loss and damage to their computers.” Lawyers for the trio asked a Chicago federal court Thursday to grant the case class-action status, which would allow other Americans to join the litigation. “Many consumers have had their hard ... Read More »

How to easily switch between open windows of the same program

By Ian Paul, Contributor, PCWorld | Mar 24, 2017 5:00 AM PT Read More »

Microsoft delays tools for third-party Cortana integrations

Microsoft has delayed the release of its tools for connecting other services to the Cortana virtual assistant, a decision that could cause it to lose ground in a crowded industry. The tech titan announced the Cortana Skills Kit in December of last year, saying at the time that it would be released to the public in February. As Microsoft watcher ... Read More »

Windows 10 Creators Update could take months to roll out, data suggests

Users waiting for Windows 10’s Creators Update, which is expected to release soon, may need to be patient. Data released Wednesday by AdDuplex suggests that Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update took months to roll out to users after it was released last August, and the same pace could apply to the Creators Update.  AdDuplex, which runs its own ad network and ... Read More »

How to use Process Explorer, Microsoft’s free, supercharged Task Manager alternative

If you’ve been using Windows for a while, there’s a good chance you’ve had to use the built-in Task Manager at some point or another. Whether it’s to kill a frozen process, track down some nasty malware, or figure out what’s eating up all that memory, the Task Manager is an invaluable tool for any intermediate or advanced user. But ... Read More »

Microsoft adds in-game chat transcription for Windows 10 and Xbox One

Microsoft wants to make it easier for gamers to understand each other’s inappropriate ramblings during intense multiplayer sessions. The company recently announced a public beta release of a new game chat transcription feature for Xbox One and Window 10 PCs. Mentioned in this article Xbox One S 500GB Console + Ghost Recon Wildlands Gold Digital Game + Amazon Music and ... Read More »

Windows 10’s Creators Update tweaks a workaround for mandatory updates

Windows 10 Home users may soon lose some of their already limited ability to prevent Microsoft from forcing automatic system updates on their PCs. While there’s no official way to prevent updates in Windows 10 Home, a workaround is to mark your Wi-Fi connection as metered. The Windows Insider Preview Build 15058 released on Tuesday reduces the effectiveness of that ... Read More »

Microsoft says it’s blocking Windows 7, 8 patches on latest AMD, Intel chips

When Microsoft said last year that it would restrict the latest Intel Kaby Lake and AMD Ryzen silicon to Windows 10, enthusiasts wondered what would happen if they tried running those PCs using Windows 7 or Windows 8. Now we know: no new patches. Word of a new Microsoft support document surfaced Thursday, applying the stick to those bold enough ... Read More »

How Babelsoft Media Preview reveals less-common file types in Explorer

By Jon L. Jacobi, Freelance contributor, PCWorld | Mar 9, 2017 10:07 AM PT Read More »

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