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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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Windows 11 Voice Access will let you control a PC by talking to it, available now in preview

Microsoft has been including speech recognition software in Windows for years, but historically it’s been designed as an accessibility setting that allows you to input text by talking instead of typing. Soon you’ll also be able to launch and switch between apps, browse the web, and generally control your computer by voice thanks to a […]

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Microsoft releases Windows 11 Beta for folks craving a more stable pre-release OS

Windows 11 is coming this fall, but Microsoft began releasing preview builds to members of the Windows Insider program since last month. Up until now previews were only available in the Dev Channel, but now folks looking for a little more stability from their pre-release, work-in-progress operating system can install the first Windows 11 Beta. […]

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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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Microsoft is bringing “news and interests” to the Windows taskbar

Soon you may be able to doomscroll right from the Windows taskbar. Microsoft is rolling out a new preview build of Windows 10 to members of the Windows Insider program on the dev channel and, among other things, it includes a “news and interests” feature integrated into the taskbar. You’ll be able to get a […]

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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 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, […]

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Microsoft’s Your Phone app coming soon, bridges gap between your PC and phone

Microsoft knows you probably don’t have a Windows phone… so the company has been busy releasing apps for Android and iOS in recent years. A few months ago the company also unveiled a new app that would bring new features to Windows for folks that have an iPhone or Android device… and now the company […]

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Latest Windows 10 preview brings screenshot/snipping improvements

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update is scheduled for a wider rollout starting next week, but that’s for folks who like running stable software. If you’re a member of the Windows Insider Preview program, there’s a new build of version of the next version of Windows available for testing. And if you’re not a Windows Insider, you […]