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. […]

KDE Connect now supports Windows as well as Linux and macOS (link your phone to your PC)

KDE Connect is a free tool that lets you pair a smartphone with a PC to do things like share links and files between devices, view phone notifications on your PC, use your phone as a remote control for presentations or to control media playback on your computer (or use your PC to control media […]

Lilbits: Intel wants to buy GlobalFoundries, people want to buy Steam Decks (but can’t due to website problems)

Intel may be planning to buy one of the world’s biggest semiconductor manufacturers. Xiaomi overtook Apple to become the world’s second biggest smartphone company (in terms of shipments) last quarter, behind Samsung. And Valve’s Steam Deck handheld gaming computer is now up for pre-order for $399 and up… if you can get your order to […]

Windows 365 puts the operating system in the cloud, lets you stream your Cloud PC to any device

In recent years a few key trends have become common in the software space. First, a lot of things that we used to do with local apps installed on our computers can now be done in the cloud… even gaming. And second, subscription-based software-as-a-service has become increasingly common. All of which is to say, it […]

These features didn’t make the cut for Windows 11 (deprecations and removals)

The next version of Windows is coming later this year and, among other things, Windows 11 brings a fresh new look, widgets, support for running Android apps, performance improvements, and enhancements for tablets, multiple displays, and multitasking. But it also marks the end of the line for some Windows 10 features which won’t be included […]

Microsoft introduces Windows 11 with Widgets, Snap Groups, Android app support, and tablet improvements

Microsoft has officially unveiled Windows 11, the next major version of the company’s operating system for desktop, laptop, and tablet computers. It will be available as a free upgrade for compatible Windows 10 PCs by the 2021 holiday season. You can check to see if your computer is eligible by downloading the compatibility checker from […]

Lilbits: Windows 11 leaked, Nintendo Game & Watch Zelda Edition coming this fall

Microsoft is hosting an event on June 24 to discuss the future of Windows. And evidence was mounting that in addition to giving the operating system a new look, Microsoft was getting ready for a new name: Windows 11. Now a leaked build of the operating system is making the rounds, and websites including xda-developers, […]

Lilbits: Prime Day preview, Windows 10’s new look, and gaming on small PCs

Microsoft has been working on a major overhaul of the Windows 10 user interface code-named “Sun Valley” for some time, and now the company is almost ready to show it off. Microsoft has scheduled an event for June 24th when the company is expected to reveal changings coming to Windows 10 that are expected to […]

Windows 10X is dead

Windows 10X was supposed to be a brand new, modern operating system with a fresh new user interface, a focus on security, and streamlined performance for a variety of form factors including dual-screen and foldable computers. Since first unveiling the operating system though, Microsoft shifted the goalposts and delayed the release of the operating system […]

Microsoft is bringing new icons to Windows 10 File Explorer

The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build brings a change that sounds boring, but actually looks rather striking. File Explorer is getting new icons. Rather than a set of yellow folders with small icons spilling out to let you know if you’re looking at downloads, documents, pictures, music, or videos, for example, Windows 10 Insider […]