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Windows 10 Build 17074 brings Quiet Hours, Edge updates, and Spectre and Meltdown patches

Microsoft is rolling out a new build of Windows to members of the Insider Preview program. Among other things, Windows 10 Build 17074 makes the Edge web browser into a better app for reading eBooks, support for saving payment information so you can autofill web forms, and a new Quiet Hours feature that lets you […]

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Windows 10’s new Timeline feature lets you pick up where you left off (on any device)

When Microsoft unveiled the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update earlier this year, one of the features the company highlighted was a tool called Timeline that shows thumbnail icons of things you were doing in the past… either on your PC or on another device. The idea is to provide a sort of task switcher that […]

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Windows 10 gets an eBook store, performance and UI tweaks in latest preview

Microsoft is adding an eBook store to Windows 10. It’s just one of the updates included in the latest preview of Windows 10 that’s now available for members of the Windows Insider Preview program. Windows 10 Build 15014 also includes tweaks to the user interface of the operating system, new customization options, and a new […]

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Microsoft’s Release Preview ring lets you try new features early

Microsoft’s Windows Insider program allows users to get early access to new builds of Windows 10 before they’re made available to the general public. Not sure you want to risk installing untested updates? That’s why Microsoft has offered a Fast Ring and a Slow Ring, allowing members of the slow ring to get updates only […]

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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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Microsoft temporarily suspends Windows 10 Insider updates

Microsoft released three new preview builds of Windows 10 last week. This week the company isn’t releasing any: and if you have downloaded the latest build by July 14th, you’re out of luck because Microsoft is suspending the availability of all pre-released Windows 10 builds for a little while. Why? Because we’re just about done with […]

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Windows 10 is free for anyone testing Insider Preview builds (Updated)

Microsoft is launching Windows 10 on July 29th. But the company’s been inviting users to test preview versions of the operating system since last October. So what happens to your computer on July 29th if you’ve been running a preview for almost a year? You can either opt to stay in the “Windows Insider” program […]