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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, […]

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Windows 10 Preview build 10122 brings improvements to Edge, Continuum

Microsoft is rolling out another preview build of Windows 10 to members of the Windows Insider community of testers. This build for PCs includes a few changes to the Start Screen and Start menu layouts, a number of bug fixes, and improvements for certain key components of Windows 10. But Microsoft is pretty much done […]

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Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 lock screen, Cortana, Start Menu features

Microsoft unveiled some new features for Windows 10 at the kickoff to the company’s BUILD developer conference today. We learned that the Project Spartan web browser is now known as Microsoft Edge, developers can bring Win32, web, Android, and iOS apps to the Windows Store, and some Windows Phones will be able to operate as […]

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Lilbits (8-15-2014): Windows “Threshold” preview coming this fall?

The next version of Windows could launch next year, bringing back a version of the Start Menu, adding support for virtual desktops, removing the Charms Menu, and generally improving the user experience for keyboard and mouse users, among other things. But Microsoft likes to test its software extensively before releasing it to the public… and […]

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Lilbits (6-02-2014): The Motorola XOOM 3 that never was

Motorola was the first company to work with Google to release a tablet running Android 3.0 Honeycomb — the first version of Google’s operating system designed specifically for tablets. That was more than three years ago, and the Android tablet space is very different today than it was then. There are hundreds of models from […]

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Lilbits (4-22-2014): Use Amazon’s smartphone by tilting?

You’d think the key difference between Amazon’s upcoming (and as-yet, officially unannounced) smartphone and other Android devices would be tight integration with Amazon’s app, music, book, and video stores. And you’d probably be right for thinking that — but with hundreds of other options available for smartphone shoppers, it looks like Amazon may be trying […]