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January 13, 2017

Microsoft Reveals High Performance “Game Mode” for Windows 10 Creators Update

Several months ago, Microsoft held their “Imagine What You’ll Do” event where they revealed the Windows 10 Creators Update, which is the next big update to come to Windows 10 after its Anniversary Update released a year after the launch of Windows 10.

At the time, most of the big Creators Update features revealed at the event were largely focused at improving 3D/VR functionality with several little hints about gaming improvements here and there mostly focused on Xbox and Xbox Live. In a recent post on the Xbox blog however, it looks like Microsoft has quite a bit more in store for PC gamers as the update will also include very [...]

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December 7, 2016

Twitch’s Comms App Curse Now Offers Video Calling, Screen Sharing Free

If you updated Twitch’s communications app Curse recently, you may have noticed a popup the first time opening the application after the update.

Looking at the release notes, it appears that Curse has recently rolled out video calling which will allow you and up to 4 other friends simultaneously video call each other free of charge. Further, you can share your screen with them as well so they can see what’s happening on your screen or window. For those who love Curse, but can’t get over the fact that you can’t see your friends in real-time, the new update now offers you the opportunity.

The new update should run automatically, otherwise [...]

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November 3, 2016

LastPass Now Syncs with All Your Devices Free

LastPass has undoubtedly been one of my favorite services over the past few years. As the danger of getting hacked has increased by leaps and bounds, multiple complex secure passwords are a must yet the difficulty of memorizing 20, 30, 40 of these passwords is simply unrealistic. Here’s where LastPass comes in.

The strength of LastPass lies in its ability to store all your passwords in a heavily encrypted password vault. The vault can be accessed using a master password essentially eliminating the worries of forgetting a password. LastPass provides multiple ways to access the vault including a desktop client, browser extensions, and a mobile app. The LastPass [...]

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October 28, 2016

What You Missed at Microsoft’s Windows 10 Event – “Imagine What You’ll Do”

October 26 was an exciting day for Microsoft as they recently held their “Imagine What You’ll Do” event where Microsoft shared plenty of development plans and new introductions in both software and hardware. For those who missed it, here’s what you missed.

 

Windows 10 Creator’s Update

Windows will be getting a significant features update in Q1 2017. Terry Myerson, VP of Windows and Devices group, detailed some of its key features.

The upcoming update will be dubbed the Windows 10 Creator’s update. The feature-focused theme aligns with the rumors that spurred up after the Windows Anniversary update. The [...]

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October 8, 2016

Microsoft Holding Windows 10 Press Event on October 26

According to a recent blog post on Microsoft’s website, Microsoft will be holding a major press event in New York City on October 26, 2016. Aside from it saying that it’s a Windows 10 event, no additional information has been shared at this time.

As far as rumors up until this point, we haven’t heard much in regards to any new hardware that will be announced at the show. It has been rumored that Microsoft may reveal a new Surface device, but everything is pure speculation at this point. During the event, we’ll probably see some new Windows 10 devices from Microsoft’s partners as we head into the holidays. It’s been rumored that [...]

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October 1, 2016

Microsoft’s Latest Windows 10 Update Broken: Update Fails to Install, Causes Uninstall Bootloops

Microsoft recently pushed update KB3194496 for Windows 10 out to the masses, but it seems like things haven’t gone according to plan.

According to a recent article by tech site Thurrott, Microsoft’s latest update is having issues installing properly. Then when the update fails to install, it causes some machines to restart over and over to remove the failed update. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Windows then attempts to reinstall the update that just failed only to fail, reboot, uninstall, and potentially reboot several more times again. Some users did report that the install ended up working on the second or third try, but for others, [...]

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September 8, 2016

Nvidia Releases GeForce Experience 3.0 Featuring Redesigned UI, Improved Functionality

Nvidia recently announced the launch of GeForce Experience 3.0, a software suite designed for Nvidia graphics cards which allow you to update your drivers, optimize your games, and share your in game footage.

According to Nvidia, GeForce Experience 3.0 has been redesigned from the ground up with a host of new features including a new UI, improved features, giveaways, and much more. Under the hood, GeForce Experience 3.0 now runs 3x faster than before and utilizes just half the memory compared to its predecessor. It can also record up to 4K @ 60FPS for those who want to record games in their full 4K high resolution glory.

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September 7, 2016

New CPU Features May Explain Microsoft’s Decision to End Support for New CPUs on Windows 7, 8.1

The tech community has recently gone up in arms against Microsoft after their reaffirmation that they will not be supporting CPUs newer than Intel Haswell on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. While many has seen this as a power play by Microsoft to force users to upgrade to Windows 10, HotHardware recently presented a possible alternate explanation with much less malicious intent.

According to HotHardware, the decision not to support newer CPUs on older operating systems boils down to additional features that were added to the new CPUs. This largely includes the newest power saving features from both Intel and AMD as well as SMT (Simultaneous Multi-Threading) from [...]

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September 1, 2016

Microsoft Ending Support for New Hardware on Windows 7, 8.1

Haven’t taken advantage of that free upgrade to Windows 10? Planning to upgrade to a new Intel Kaby Lake or AMD Zen based Summit Ridge CPU down the line? Think again!

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that they’ll be ending support on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 for newer CPUs, forcing users who upgrade to a newer CPU to purchase a copy of Windows 10. This new support policy change will include upcoming processors such as Intel’s Kaby Lake and AMD’s Bristol Ridge/Summit Ridge CPUs. Originally Microsoft had also included Intel Haswell processors among the processors that would lose Windows 7/8.1 support however, [...]

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August 3, 2016

Microsoft Rolls Out Massive Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Version 1607, Build 14393.10)

If you haven’t checked your Windows 10 updater yet, be sure to do so soon as Microsoft recently rolled out their highly anticipated Windows 10 Anniversary Update marking the 1 year anniversary of the new operating system. Microsoft had promised more regular updates to their newest operating system and this appears to be the first of many to come. Carrying the version number 1607 and build number 14393.10, the update is the biggest since the launch of Windows 10 and is going to cost you a couple gigabytes in bandwidth.

While the list of features and bug-fixes are more extensive than can be listed here, some of the biggest feature additions and improvements [...]

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