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Latest Windows 10 preview brings Auto HDR for gaming, new Virtual Desktop features, and more

Microsoft is rolling out a new preview build of Windows 10 to testers, and it gives users more control over Virtual Desktop behavior, brings an updated UI for File Explorer, and made some changes to some of the “inbox” apps that come pre-installed on Windows 10. Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21337 also includes a […]

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Chrome OS gains virtual desktops, click-to-call on an Android phone, and more

Google is rolling out Chrome OS 78 to Chromebooks and Chromeboxes and, among other things, it’s the first version of the operating system to support virtual desktops. This feature, which was spotted in code commits as far back as February, allows you to create multiple workspaces that function as if you were using multiple monitors […]

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All new Chromebooks will be Linux-ready (and other Chrome OS news)

When Chromebooks made their debut almost a decade ago, they were basically laptops designed to run a single app — a web browser. There’s a lot you can do in a web browser, but folks who prefer running native apps that work offline weren’t impressed. Then Google added support for running Android apps a few […]

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Lilbits (8-26-2014): Asus smartwatch, Intel’s “luxury” smart bracelet, and the Moto G2

Asus plans to reveal its first smartwatch at the IFA show in Berlin next week. The company’s already told us it’ll be cheaper than other devices running Google’s Android Wear software, and now we have a slightly better idea of what it’ll look like thanks to some sketches the company has posted to Facebook. Meanwhile […]

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Parallels Access for iPad lets you use desktop apps with iOS-friendly gestures

There’s no shortage of apps that let you run desktop software on an iPad by logging into your Windows or Mac computer and remotely controlling it from your iPad. The problem is that most desktop apps such as Microsoft Office, Firefox, or Internet Explorer may not have been designed for touch-based navigation. Parallels Access aims […]