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Tronsmart Ara X5 now available for $150 (Windows 10 mini PC with Cherry Trail)

The Tronsmart Ara X5 is a tiny desktop computer with an Intel Atom x5-8300 Cherry Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and Windows 10 software. Tronsmart introduced the little PC a few weeks ago, and now it’s available for purchase. Geekbuying is selling the Ara X5 for $150. The store is also running a […]

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Windows 10 Mobile phones get unofficial Google Mobile Services (updated)

In an attempt to get more developers to release apps for Windows, Microsoft did something unusual with Windows 10: the company offered tools that make it easy for iOS, Android, and web app developers to convert their existing apps into Universal Windows apps that can be submitted to the Windows Store. That wouldn’t really help users […]

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Microsoft is still releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview builds

Windows 10 may be available to the masses, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft is killing its Windows Insider Preview program. As promised, anyone can opt into the program to receive early builds of upcoming versions of Windows. Not only does this help you get a taste of feature before they’re more widely available, but it […]

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Say goodbye to free Office 365 Personal subscriptions with Windows PCs

For the past year or so, Microsoft has been partnering with PC makers to offer free 1-year subscriptions to Office 365 Personal to customers when they buy a small laptop or tablet. Since a subscription is worth $70 and some Windows PCs have actually been available for around the price or less, in some cases […]

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Windows 10 tip: Use Google for Cortana web searches (with Firefox or Chrome)

One of the most noticeable new features in Windows 10 is the Search bar next to the Windows Start button in the taskbar. Type anything into that little bar and Windows Search or Cortana (if you’ve enabled Cortana) will bring up content from you computer or the web. Want to know what time it is […]

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Install Windows 10 on a Mac with Apple’s Boot Camp

Boot Camp is a software program that allows Mac users to partition their computer in order to install the Microsoft Windows operating system. Today, the company released an updated version of Boot Camp with support for Windows 10. Boot Camp 6, which is rolling out across compatible systems now, supports 64-bit versions of Windows 10. The […]

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 2, MinnowBoard Max

Microsoft’s light-weight version of Windows 10 for low-power, connected devices is now available. Windows 10 IoT Core isn’t designed to be a desktop operating system that runs Office, Photoshop, or Steam. But it could power robots, home automation systems, and other products that may have a display… or that may not. For now, Microsoft has released […]

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Windows RT update coming in Sept: New lock screen, Start Menu

Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is now available for desktops, notebooks, and large tablets. Later this year it’s coming to Xbox One game consoles and Windows Phone handsets. But what about tablets with ARM-based processors that originally shipped with Windows RT? Nope. Microsoft has no plans to release Windows 10 as an update for Windows RT […]

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Trouble with mandatory updates: Some Windows 10 users experiencing reboot after reboot

Microsoft changed the way Windows Update works for Windows 10 Home users. All updates are automatic: there’s no way to disable or delay updates. That could be a good thing for many users, since it will help ensure their computers receive the latest security updates with little to no user intervention. But every now and […]

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Now you can run (some) Android apps on Windows 10 Mobile (unofficially)

Microsoft wants to increase the number of apps available for smartphones, tablets, and other devices running Windows 10 by giving developers tools to easily port their Android, iOS, web, and legacy Windows apps to Windows 10. Some of those apps need to go through some heavy duty processing in order to become Windows apps. But some […]