Windows Notepad, WordPad, and Paint could become optional (and removable)

Three applications that have been part of Windows for decades may soon become optional features… meaning you’ll be able to remove them if you don’t use them. The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview builds let users uninstall Microsoft Paint, Notepad, and WordPad. Microsoft hasn’t made any official announcements, but the folks at Windows Latest spotted […]

Microsoft’s Your Phone app adds support for phone calls through your PC

The Microsoft “Your Phone” app for Windows 10 allows you to pair an Android phone with a Windows PC to see notifications on your desktop, view your photos on your computer, and send and receive text messages, among other things. Now Microsoft has added initial support for making phone calls through your PC. They’re routed […]

Windows 10 Build 18262 lets you remove more pre-installed apps, see which apps are DPI aware

The latest major update to Windows 10 didn’t exactly go as planned. But while beta testers are continuing to evaluate the Windows 10 October 2018 Update before it rolls out to the public, Microsoft has released a new preview build of the next version of Windows. Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18262 is rolling out now, […]

Microsoft’s Your Phone app is now live (for Windows Insiders)

Last month Microsoft introduced a new app called Your Phone that would let you use a Windows 10 PC to access photos from your phone and send web pages from your phone to your desktop web browser. Now it’s available. The Your Phone app is now available from the Microsoft Store. But you’ll need to […]

Microsoft is trying to reduce unexpected Windows Update-induced reboots

For the most part if your Windows 10 computer downloads an important update, a message will pop up asking you if you’d like to install it right away or delay installation until a more convenient time. But if you don’t respond promptly, your computer may reboot to apply the update… which can be a problem […]

Lilbits 318: US throws ZTE a lifeline (after almost drowning it)

After banning US companies from selling goods to ZTE in April, causing the Chinese electronics company to basically suspend most operations, the United States Department of Commerce has signed an agreement with the company that could lead to the sanctions being lifted. The company reached an agreement with the Commerce Department last month that includes ZTE […]

Windows 10 Build 17666 brings Clipboard History, Explorer dark theme, search previews

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update may just be starting to roll out, but Microsoft is working on the next version of Windows and members of the Windows Insider program can take the latest preview build for a spin starting today. Windows 10 Preview Build 17666 includes improvements to the upcoming “Sets” feature and a whole […]