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How to take a screenshot in Windows 10

There are good reasons why you might want to take a screenshot in Windows 10. A screenshot can be useful for quickly showing someone what’s on your desktop, or grabbing a quick moment from a video that you need to share. Windows 10’s built-in screenshot controls are easy to use, but they aren’t exactly obvious. Here are three built-in Windows ... Read More »

Why Windows 10 needs a specialized gaming edition

If there’s a future for the consumer version of Windows, it probably involves a lot of gaming. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella suggested as much to industry analysts in January, calling out PC gaming is a key pillar of the company’s consumer strategy. But while Microsoft has already tried to boost PC gaming in Windows 10 with features like Game Mode, ... Read More »

PCWorld’s March Digital Magazine: AMD’s Ryzen APU could save budget gaming

Stay on top of the latest tech with PCWorld’s Digital Magazine. Available as single copies or as a monthly subscription, it highlights the best content from PCWorld.com—the most important news, the key product reviews, and the most useful features and how-to stories—in a curated Digital Magazine for Android and iOS, as well for the desktop and other tablet readers. In ... Read More »

Microsoft: Windows 10’s installation time will be short enough for your lunch break

Microsoft says its next big update to Windows 10 will install in as little as 30 minutes—as opposed to a year ago, when the Creators Update required well over an hour. While the total installation time hasn’t markedly changed, Microsoft said the upcoming version (code-named Redstone 4 and informally known as the Spring Creators Update) will do more behind the scenes while ... Read More »

Windows ML will tap your PC hardware to smarten up Windows 10 apps with AI

Ever since the debut of Cortana within Windows 10, Microsoft has tried to inject Windows with artificial intelligence. Now it’s getting even more serious with a new API, called Windows ML, that will tap your CPU or GPU to make Windows and its apps even smarter. Windows ML will debut within the “next major update to Windows 10,” presumably the ... Read More »

Microsoft tries forcing Mail users to open links in Edge, and people are freaking out

Right now, the fall 2018 edition of Windows 10 will open links within email via Microsoft Edge—and boy, are some people mad.  Windows 10 Build 17623, part of the “Skip Ahead” track that will debut in the “Redstone 5” release in the fall, will begin testing a change that will make Edge the default browser for reading email links, Microsoft ... Read More »

Windows 10’s Sets will reappear in the fall Insider builds, with support for legacy apps

If you’re a fan of Windows 10’s tabbed Sets interface, you may want to sign up for the Windows Insider program this fall—because Sets is back. Microsoft announced Windows 10 Insider Build 17618 on Wednesday, a closed beta for the “Skip Ahead” portion of the Windows Insider program. Most Insiders follow the developer team working on the current build; that ... Read More »

Microsoft expands Spectre, Meltdown patches to include Windows 7/8.1, more Intel chips

Microsoft said Tuesday that it has expanded its ongoing efforts to patch the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in two directions: by providing patches for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, and archiving microcode patches for Intel’s Skylake, Kaby Lake, and Coffee Lake chips. To address Meltdown and Spectre, PC owners need patches for both the operating system and the processor on their ... Read More »

Microsoft expects the ‘majority of customers’ to use Windows 10’s S mode

Microsoft expects that the “majority of customers” will enjoy Windows 10 in its new S mode, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Windows wrote in a blog post Wednesday night. The stunning endorsement of Windows 10’s S mode—which was formally confirmed as a mode of Windows 10 just about a day ago—was made by Joe Belfiore, who told me via Twitter ... Read More »

Ivacy VPN review: A competent VPN that doesn’t mind cryptocurrencies

Ivacy in brief: P2P allowed: Yes Business location: Singapore [ Further reading: How to remove malware from your Windows PC ] Number of servers: 459+* Number of country locations: 55 Cost: $40 (billed annually) VPN protocol: IKEv2 (default) Data encryption: AES-256-CBC CyberGhost has a similar purpose-based approach—but it’s still rare.) IDG When I first opened Ivacy’s Windows app I was ... Read More »

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