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October 16, 2017

Microsoft’s Latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Now Available

The next major feature update for Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is here.

The Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update brings a long list of improvements and new features. Finally integrated is the long-promised desktop chat integration for contacts from LinkedIn and Skype, as well as a new Android and iPhone linking feature. You won’t be able to respond to text messages, but you’ll be able send browser sessions from your phone directly to your desktop for future viewing.

AR, or Augmented Reality, is also receiving a lot of love. The Fall Creators Update will prepare your system to be AR ready right off the get-go, no setup required. [...]

 
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October 7, 2017

AOL Instant Messenger to End Service in December

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) is finally signing off after 20 years of service.

In a concise and nostalgic blog post, AOL announced that AIM will be closing its doors to all users on December 15, 2017.

AIM tapped into new digital technologies and ignited a cultural shift, but the way in which we communicate with each other has profoundly changed. As a result we’ve made the decision that we will be discontinuing AIM effective December 15, 2017. We are more excited than ever to continue building the next generation of iconic brands and life-changing products for users around the world.

AIM was massively popular in the late 90s and early 2000’s, but [...]

 
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August 12, 2017

Discord Starts Testing Video Chat and Screen Share

Discord’s video chat and screen sharing are the top two most wanted features. Its engineers have been promising to deliver for months, and today the dream becomes a reality for 5% of Discord users.

In a post on Discord Blog, Discord will be testing video chat and screen sharing with 5% of desktop users. Eligible participants will be selected at random. If you’re a selected tester, you can make video calls with anybody, even people who aren’t in the testing program. This most likely means that all user clients already have the video modules and just need to have them activated.

The blog post also reminds us that these features are still in their [...]

 
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April 8, 2017

The Best Features of Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft Gets Creative

With the Windows 10 Creator Update finally here, we thought it would be helpful to sum up some of the coolest features in this massive patch.

As its name suggests, Windows 10 Creator Update aims to boost Windows 10’s ability to make imagination come to life. When we speak of creators, our minds naturally gravitate towards graphics designers, videographers, and the like, but Creators stands for more than that. As multimedia and entertainment continues to evolve, so have different forms of creativity. With the expansion of gaming, VR, and 3D, creative mediums are more diverse than ever.

Of course, along with many of the new features aimed at [...]

 
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July 7, 2017

How to Uninstall Skype Preview in Windows 10

Ever since Windows 8, Microsoft has tried to push their Windows apps onto users and while some apps may be useful on devices such as smartphones or tablets, they’re more often than not just very bad versions of apps that already exist in Windows.

One such app is Skype Preview, which have somehow creeped its way into many users Windows 10 installations. Unfortunately, many users have found that Skype Preview is buggy and unusable compared to the already existing Skype for Desktop app. After all, even Microsoft calls the Windows 10 app a “preview” rather than a final version of the product.

Today, we’ll show you how to remove [...]

 
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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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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 Creators [...]

 
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March 5, 2019

Why is My Computer Running Slow and How to Fix It

“Why is my computer so slow?” or “How do I fix my slow computer?” This is a question we get asked on a regular basis both here at Custom PC Review as well as in our daily personal lives. While the simple answer is just to upgrade the PC to something better and faster or call a computer technician, sometimes even the fastest systems out there can be taken down by a simple malware infection or outdated drivers.

In the latest of our how to guides, here are 10 things you can try to fix your slow computer before calling a technical expert. Without further ado, let’s take a look!

 

Clean Your System

When we use our computers, [...]

 
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September 30, 2016

Review: HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset

Revolving in the Clouds

Kingston’s HyperX brand has always catered towards enthusiasts and gamers, but up until last year it was always tied to the Kingston name. Not too long ago however, Kingston decided to develop HyperX into a separate gaming oriented brand and along with it they also revealed a whole host of new products including gaming headsets, gaming mice, gaming memory and more.

Last year we had the opportunity to test the Kingston HyperX Cloud II Pro gaming headset where we came away very impressed. The headset was among the most comfortable and best sounding gaming headsets on the market and came in at under a $100 pricetag. It quickly became one of our [...]

 
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September 28, 2016

6 Reasons Why Your Next Upgrade Should Be a Second Monitor

If you’re deciding which new keyboard or mouse you should splurge on next, forget it. Your next investment should be a new monitor. What’s magical about a new monitor is that anyone – not just the power users, can benefit from a secondary display.

Screen estate is precious for the most of us. A single screen can quickly get cluttered with innumerable tabs, documents, videos, virtual machines, settings panes, development environments…you get the idea. You can mitigate the problem somewhat by creating virtual workspaces in Linux or Virtual Desktops in Windows 10, but it’s still frustrating to hop back and forth between screens when juggling [...]

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