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Microsoft brings Live Captions, Start Menu folders, Do not disturb, and more to Windows 11 Dev Channel

Microsoft is rolling out a new Windows 11 Dev Channel preview build that introduces new features including support for folders in the Start Menu, Focus and Do not disturb modes, and support for real-time captioning of video content. The new features are available now for members of the Windows Insider program signed up for Dev […]

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Lilbits: New Android and Windows 11 features, Pocket PC handheld, and the Honor 60 smartphone

It can be easy to forget that you granted an app permission to track your location or access your local storage if it’s an app you use infrequently. So Google introduced a feature with Android 12 that will automatically revoke permissions for apps you haven’t launched in a while. You can always grant permissions again […]

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Start11 fixes the Windows 11 Start Menu and Taskbar (for folks who think they’re broken)

The Start Menu and Taskbar are probably two of the most recognizable features of Windows. But with the launch of Windows 11, Microsoft has given major overhauls to each. Prefer the way they used to look and function? Microsoft offers limited customization for the Windows 11 Start Menu and Taskbar, but third-party software can help. […]

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Stardock’s Start11 brings a more familiar Start Menu to Windows 11

Eager Windows Insiders have been putting preview releases of Windows 11 through the paces for a couple of months now. While there’s a lot to like about Microsoft’s upcoming OS, testers are finding some of the changes incredibly frustrating — like the tweaks to the taskbar and start menu. For those who haven’t seen it […]

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Lilbits: More Windows 11 details leaked and Amazon’s war on fraudulent product reviews

A day after folks started digging into a leaked build of Windows 11, more details about the next version of Windows are starting to emerge. First of all, despite some significant changes to the taskbar, start menu, and other UI elements, the operating system is largely the same as Windows 10 under the hood. Second, […]

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Windows 10 October 2020 Update is here

The latest major Windows 10 Update brings an updated look for the Start Menu, support for viewing Edge browser tabs in the Alt + Tab menu, new security and device management features for Pro, Education, and Enterprise users, and more. The Windows 10 October 2020 Update is now beginning to roll out to some computers running […]

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Lilbits 7-1-2020: Theme-aware Start Menu tiles and the Internet TV price war

Windows 10 is getting support for theme-aware Start Menu tiles, meaning they can adjust their look to match light and dark themes. An early version of the featured is baked into latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build, but it likely won’t be available to all Windows users until early 2021. In other news, Fubo TV […]

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Windows 10 update to bring Cortana, Edge, Start Menu improvements

Microsoft is testing a number of new features that could become part of Windows 10 soon. The company is rolling out a new preview build (10565) of Windows 10 to members of the Windows Insider program. The update adds new features to the Edge web browser, offers improvements for the Cortana digital assistant, and integrated Skype […]

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Report: Windows RT will get new Start Menu this fall, not much more

Microsoft plans to launch an update for Windows RT this fall which the company has said will bring some Windows 10 features to devices like the original Surface and Surface 2 tablets. But don’t expect all that many Windows 10 features. WinBeta reports that Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 will bring a Windows 10-style start menu, […]