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Lilbits: Windows Terminal to become default command prompt for Win11 (plus jailbreaking the PS4, using older Chromebooks and more)

For the most part you can use Windows without ever typing into the command line. That’s one of the key things that set Windows apart from its predecessor, MS-DOS. But power users may still find themselves firing up command line utilities like the Windows Command Prompt, Microsoft PowerShell, or the Windows Subsystem for Linux from […]

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Microsoft’s redesigned Notepad for Windows 11 is now available to Insiders

Microsoft is giving the venerable Notepad application a fresh coat of paint for Windows 11. While the new version’s not quite ready for the general public yet, members of the Windows Insider program in the Dev Channel can try out a preview of the new Notepad. Notepad continues to be a rather simple app for […]

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Microsoft brings desktop Linux apps to Windows 10 Insiders, GUI and all

Microsoft’s Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) has allowed users to install a Linux distribution and run command line applications since Windows 10 first launched in 2015. Initially aimed at developers who wanted to be able to use Linux tools without rebooting or loading a virtual machine, WSL has picked up a number of improvements and […]

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Parallels Desktop now lets you run Windows on Macs with Intel or M1 chips

When Apple launched the first Macs with ARM processors, the company managed to deliver big gains in performance and efficiency, whether you’re running apps designed to run natively on ARM or apps that were originally made for Macs with Intel chips. But there were some things you couldn’t do. You couldn’t install Windows on a […]

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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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Windows 10 20H2 beta begins rolling out, will be first version of Windows to ship with the new Edge browser

The next major Windows update is currently scheduled for sometime later this year, and it’ll be the first version of the operating system to ship with Microsoft’s new Edge web browser based on Google’s Chromium. While the browser has been available for months, users have had to download and install it manually to use it. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Windows 10 gains initial support for Android phone notifications

Microsoft’s Your Phone app for Windows 10 allows you to link an Android phone to a Windows PC so that you can see pictures from your phone on your computer, drag and drop files between devices, send and receive text messages, or mirror your phone’s display on your PC using the “Phone Screen” feature that […]

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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, […]