Windows 10

Alongside today’s Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 SoC announcement, Qualcomm is also unveiling a new Windows 10-focused development kit. Collaborating with Microsoft, the two companies have put together the Snapdragon Developer Kit for Windows 10, which true to its name, is designed to serve as a dev kit for application authors to more easily test Windows 10 on Arm programs. The pint-sized PC is expected to be available this summer. Overall, while devices based on Qualcomm’s Windows-capable Snapdragon SoCs have been around for a couple of years now, neither Qualcomm nor Microsoft have put together an official development kit for the platform. And though the idea of a development kit is somewhat foreign in the PC landscape where there is no one PC platform (x86 or...

Microsoft Adds V-Sync Control And Adaptive Framerate Support To The Universal Windows Platform

Microsoft has certainly gone all-in on their Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and have been updating it, including the name, for several years now. What originally started as WinRT apps...

49 by Brett Howse on 5/10/2016

Windows 10 Gaming Updates: DirectX 12 and Xbox One

With the Windows Anniversary Edition, Microsoft has detailed some upcoming improvements for gaming. They even brought Phil Spencer out to announce the upcoming plans for gaming on Windows. The...

21 by Brett Howse on 3/30/2016

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Anniversary Edition

Windows 10 is unlike previous versions of Windows in that the original intent was to have it constantly updated over its lifetime. We’ve already had one big update with...

45 by Brett Howse on 3/30/2016

Windows Adds Support For Bash Scripting

With the goal of making more developers use Windows, and to help them move their workflows over to Windows, Microsoft has taken the step to enable Bash scripting natively...

41 by Brett Howse on 3/30/2016

Microsoft Extends Skylake Support On Windows 7 And Windows 8.1

Back in January, Microsoft made a rather surprising announcement that it was changing the support model for older operating systems running on the latest Skylake hardware. As part of...

50 by Brett Howse on 3/18/2016

GDC 2016: Tearing & Freesync/G-Sync Support Coming to Windows' UWP Apps

With the recent release of the first major games built for Windows’ Universal Windows Platform runtime, the current limitations of UWP has been a hot topic in technical circles...

11 by Ryan Smith on 3/17/2016

Microsoft Reveals Additional Details About HoloLens and Begins to Take Pre-Orders

Microsoft this week began to accept applications for pre-orders for its HoloLens augmented reality device. Right now, the company offers HoloLens only to software developers looking to build applications...

20 by Anton Shilov on 3/3/2016

Microsoft Acquires Cross-Platform C# Toolmaker Xamarin

In what has to be the most obvious acquisition Microsoft has made in some time, today the Redmond company announced that they have signed an agreement to purchase Xamarin. Xamarin...

21 by Brett Howse on 2/24/2016

Huawei Enters The PC Market With The MateBook Convertible Tablet

Move over Microsoft. One of the world’s largest smartphone makers has decided to enter the PC marketplace with the launch of the MateBook 2-in-1 tablet. Well, maybe not, but...

15 by Brett Howse on 2/21/2016

VAIO to Start Selling Smartphones in Japan

VAIO, the former PC division of Sony and now an independent supplier of PCs, this week announced plans to introduce its first smartphone in Japan this spring. The company...

16 by Anton Shilov on 2/5/2016

Microsoft Will Not Support Upcoming Processors Except On Windows 10

Microsoft has long been the bastion of long term support for older platforms, so today’s support news out of Redmond is particularly surprising. Intel launched its 6th generation Skylake...

125 by Brett Howse on 1/15/2016

Toshiba’s DynaPad Tablet to Hit Stores in Late January

Toshiba showcased its ultra-thin dynaPad tablet in September, 2015, at IFA in Berlin, Germany, and then formally introduced it in mid-October. At the International CES 2016, the company finally...

14 by Anton Shilov on 1/5/2016

Windows 10 Fall Update Available: Filling Out The Business Gaps

Today Microsoft started rolling out their first big update to Windows 10. When Windows 10 first launched in July, there was a commitment to moving Windows from optional updates...

40 by Brett Howse on 11/12/2015

Windows 10 Fast Ring Update: Build 10 10565 Comes To Insiders

Microsoft’s Gabe Aul has announced this morning that they have just released the latest build of Windows 10 to Insiders on the fast ring, and this build brings some...

63 by Brett Howse on 10/12/2015

Netflix, Windows 10 and Metered Network Connections

Readers of our mini-PC reviews would have noticed that our routine involves detailed power consumption tests. Ensuring a level playing field for all the units involves turning off automatic...

33 by Ganesh T S on 10/8/2015

Hands On: Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, & New Lumia Phones

After the press event today, Microsoft had all of the devices available for a hands-on experience. Of all the devices, I was most excited to see the Surface Book...

48 by Brett Howse on 10/6/2015

Microsoft Windows 10 Devices Day NYC Live Blog

We're here in New York City for today's Microsoft hardware event. Thus far Microsoft has been very dilligent about avoiding leaks, so with any luck they should be able...

46 by Ian Cutress & Brett Howse on 10/6/2015

Windows 10 Feature Focus: CompactOS

Microsoft took a serious look at how to save space from the operating system files with Windows 8.1 Update. What they came up with at the time was WIMBoot...

67 by Brett Howse on 10/2/2015

Windows 10 Feature Focus: .NET Native

Programming languages seem to be cyclical. Low level languages give developers the chance to have very fast code with the minimum of commands necessary, but the closer you code...

30 by Brett Howse on 10/2/2015

Windows 10 Build 10547 Brings Some Nice Changes For Insiders

It’s Friday and Gabe Aul has unleashed another new build of Windows 10 to people in the Windows Insider Program’s fast ring. Unlike the last build which was mostly...

71 by Brett Howse on 9/18/2015

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