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Lilbits: Dark Sky goes dark, Pixel 5a, PowerToys v0.20 and game & video streaming updates

The end is here for the Dark Sky app for Android. There’s a new version of Microsoft’s PowerToys app for Windows. Google is already working on the Pixel 5a, even though the Pixel 4a hasn’t officially been announced yet. Microsoft may be in talks to buy TikTok. And Netflix is finally building functionality into its […]

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Microsoft releases Windows Terminal 1.0 and PowerToys 0.18

The Windows Terminal app is exiting beta, almost a year after the first public preview was released. The all-in-one command line tool for Windows provides a new way to interact with the Windows command prompt, Windows Subsystem for Linux, and Windows Powershell. With features including support for rich text, tabs, and themes, styles, and and […]

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Microsoft PowerToys v0.16 adds batch image resizing, Window Walker text-based task switcher

Microsoft revived its PowerToys utility last year releasing a new open-source version designed to tweak the Windows 10 experience. Since then, Microsoft has been releasing regular updates bringing bug fixes, performance enhancements, and… new toys. This week Microsoft released PowerToys v.016 and, among other things, it support for batch image resizing from File Explorer, and […]

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Microsoft PowerToys v0.12 includes batch file renaming, dark mode support

Microsoft brought back PowerToys last year, and the company has slowly been fleshing out the set of utilities for Windows power users ever since. The latest version is PowerToys v0.12, which: Adds a brand new batch file renaming tool called PowerRename Brings multi-monitor support to the previously-released FancyZones window manager Includes initial support for Dark […]

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Microsoft’s all new PowerToys are here (and this time they’re open source)

As promised, Microsoft has revived PowerToys… sort of. The power-user utilities designed for Windows 95 and Windows XP are gone. But Microsoft has launched a new version of PowerToys for Windows 10 users. At launch, there are only two utilities included in the new PowerToys: a Windows key shortcut guide and “FancyZones,” which make it […]

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Microsoft reinvents PowerToys, coming this summer (source code and all)

Microsoft’s PowerToys set of utilities for Windows 95 and Windows XP made it easy users to tweak the operating system by doing things like adding feature to context menus, upgrading the Alt+Tab task switcher window, synchronizing files and folders, opening Command Prompts from Windows Explorer, and much, much more. Most of those features don’t work […]