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Windows 10 Timeline: How to use use Microsoft’s new organizational tool

Windows 10’s Timeline feature helps answer the question: what was I working on? This handy, optional feature can track what documents and Web pages you’ve been working on over the past weeks and months, organizing them into a collection of documents you can quickly open to pick up where you left off. Timeline is part of the Windows 10 Spring ... Read More »

Microsoft will stop developing OneNote 2016 in favor of the Windows 10 OneNote app

Microsoft has quietly worked to improve the basic OneNote app within Windows 10, and on Wednesday it received an unexpected show of support: The OneNote 2016 app for Office 365 will be put on hold, and the OneNote app already within Windows 10 will replace it within Office 2019. It’s a ringing endorsement for OneNote for Windows 10, whose UI ... Read More »

Hands-on with Gigabyte’s new Aero 15

PCWorld | Apr 3, 2018 Gigabyte’s stunning new Aero 15 adds a six-core Intel CPU and high-refresh panel while sticking to its mantra of great battery life. Read More »

Hands-on with Dell’s powerful new XPS 15

PCWorld | Apr 3, 2018 Dell’s new XPS 15 has up to 6-cores and faster GeForce graphics. Read More »

Microsoft adds ransomware protections to make OneDrive and Outlook.com safer

If your PC is infected with ransomware, it will spread from file to file, encrypting them until you pay the bad guys for the digital key. But ransomware can also spread to your files stored in the cloud—and that’s what Microsoft’s new OneDrive protections are designed to address. On Thursday Microsoft announced the ability to “roll back” the files stored ... Read More »

Microsoft’s new Cortana chief plans to put her smarts in more places

Cortana, where art thou? That’s what PCWorld wanted to know when we spoke with Microsoft’s recently-minted Cortana czar, Javier Soltero, late last week. The digital assistant who made a splash in Windows 10 with her snappy comebacks and silly knock-knock jokes is still offering to help you with your calendar and search. She’s even migrated to mobile apps for Android ... Read More »

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update: The best hidden features

Microsoft’s next Windows 10 upgrade, code-named Redstone 4 and informally known as the Spring Creators Update, improves Windows in numerous ways. But Microsoft has also added innumerable under-the-hood adjustments. That’s why this roundup exists: to underscore smaller additions you might miss, or explain subtle changes in how Windows 10 works. Unlike previous lists we’ve compiled, though, some of these hidden ... Read More »

Microsoft plans to bring native 64-bit apps to Qualcomm-powered PCs, but it’ll take time

Windows PCs that use the battery-sipping Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM processor are just beginning to roll out, but they include some major caveats. One of them, the inability to run 64-bit apps, doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. According to a Microsoft representative, the company will “share more details” on  a preview of its ARM64 software development kit (SDK) ... Read More »

Microsoft executive shakeup signals big changes for Windows, Office and more

Microsoft handed the reins of its Windows and Devices team from Terry Myerson to Rajesh Jha on Thursday, part of a series of moves signalling that Microsoft wants to bring a “unifying product ethos” to Windows, Office, and third-party apps. In an email to employees, chief executive Satya Nadella explained that the future of Microsoft lay in “the intelligent cloud ... Read More »

How Windows 10’s Near Share feature wirelessly beams files to nearby PCs

Imagine sitting down at a conference table and realizing you have the URL for a shared document, but your boss isn’t willing to copy down the random gobbledygook of the Web address from your screen. A new feature in Windows 10’s Redstone 4, called Near Share, allows you to beam that file across the table in a flash.  Near Share, first ... Read More »

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