Microsoft teases Windows 10’s sleek new look for the future

Microsoft’s planning a sleek visual refresh for Windows 10, and the company quietly teased its first official glimpse of what’s coming in the future during the Windows Developer Day keynote on Wednesday. There aren’t many details being shared about “Project Neon” right now—as the refresh was called in earlier leaks—but the new visual look will focus … Read more

Windows 10’s Cortana adds Suggested Reminders to help you keep your promises

PCWorld | FEB 9, 2017 8:00 AM PT Credit: Microsoft MORE LIKE THIS Meet Cortana: The ultimate guide to Windows 10’s helpful digital assistant 4 ways to get things done faster with Cortana Windows 10’s Cortana now makes it easy to list who’s naughty or nice VIDEO 3 Ways to Speed Up Windows 10 Windows … Read more

How Windows 10’s data collection trades your privacy for Microsoft’s security

Windows 10’s aggressive data-collection capabilities may concern users about corporate spying, but enterprises have control that consumer-edition Windows users do not: Administrators can decide how much information gets sent back to Microsoft. But enterprises need to think twice before turning off Windows telemetry to increase corporate privacy. That’s because doing so can decrease the effectiveness … Read more

HTC Bolt dashes to Sprint: a 5.5″ phone with HTC 10’s design, IP57

The rumor mill built up a good deal of hype for the HTC Bolt – an un-Googled Pixel XL with extra stuff like waterproofing and fancy new headphones, what’s not to love? HTC and Sprint (which has exclusivity on the phone in the US) even roped in famous sprinter Usain Bolt for the promotion of … Read more

How to use Windows 10’s Active Hours to prevent surprise update installs

If you want to feel totally assured that Windows 10 won’t restart your computer and install updates while you’re busy working, you’ll be pleased to know about the Active Hours feature that Microsoft has added in the Anniversary Update (rolling out on Tuesday, August 2). Mind you, Windows 10 is already pretty good about understanding when your … Read more

Microsoft: Windows 10’s free upgrade absolutely, positively ends today

Conspiracy theorists have always said that Microsoft will suddenly decide to extend its free upgrade period for Windows 10, perhaps indefinitely. Nope. When the Windows 10 upgrade expires tonight, it’s over. Just to make sure, we reached out to Microsoft this afternoon to confirm that no surprises were coming our way tomorrow, nor when the … Read more