For you fans of Windows Hello on Windows 10, it looks like Intel has updated its RealSense camera drivers with some bug fixes for the facial-recognition login feature. The fixes cover a few different areas, but the most notable is a fix for a delay when resuming from Sleep or Hibernate.
Windows 10 allows users on tablets to switch between desktop mode and tablet mode. While there is a way to auto-hide that taskbar in desktop mode by going through a couple of menus, there's no way Windows 10 allows users to do the same thing in tablet mode, which has been a sore subject for many people. Now, a small company called Nibbler Apps has launched a product, Auto-Hide Taskbar, that fixes this issue.
It was just a few days ago that developer Rudy Huyn updated his popular third-party Tinder app 6tin for Windows Phone. Today, there's yet another update to download, and this time it brings support for Tinder's verified badges feature.
Forgot the site you were looking at yesterday? Don't worry; Microsoft Edge remembers your browsing history. We'll show you how to view your history and how to delete them after visiting some questionable sites.
Mobile polling app Straw is set to grab a new update which, while rather minor, does bring a handy new feature to the table. Users are now able to designate topics for their polls, allowing others to easily search for polls under specific tags and topics.
Owners of Microsoft's Surface tablets that have Windows 10 installed should check for a new update to the Surface app from Microsoft. The app, which offers a number of customization features for Microsoft's line of tablets, now has a revamped user interface that should make it easier to navigate for Windows 10 users.
Enpass is a feature-rich password manager that is available from both the Windows Phone and Windows 10 Store. The app presents itself as a secure solution to manage existing passwords and to generate new, unique and strong passwords when the need arises.
The Windows Phone app normally runs $9.99 with no annual subscriptions. If you have been on the fence about picking up Enpass, today is your lucky day. Through the myA ppFree campaign, for the next twenty-four hours you can pick up Enpass free. Being a universal app, this means that you will not only have access to the Windows Phone version free but also the Windows version.
TuneIn, the popular Internet streaming audio service, is giving customers some optional extras with the launch of TuneIn Premium. The subscription service adds more access to live sports, along with commercial-free radio stations and audiobooks for the price of $7.99 a month in the US.
Earlier this morning, we reported the news-not-so-news about phones with only 4GB of internal storage not receiving the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade. The revelation also repeated the list of phones that Microsoft states are getting Windows 10 Mobile, a list initially released at the end of July.
For many users, the natural question was What about my phone? For example, many Lumia 1520 users are wondering why they are not getting Windows 10 Mobile. The short answer is you are getting Windows 10 Mobile if you opt into the Windows Insider program.
Why the list?
The list of Lumia Windows Phones that are "officially" getting Windows 10 Mobile is quite lengthy.
Eligible phones for Windows 10 Mobile upgrade (so far)
- Lumia 430
- Lumia 435
- Lumia 532
- Lumia 535
- Lumia 540
- Lumia 640
- Lumia 640 XL
- Lumia 735
- Lumia 830
- Lumia 930
However, many people are wondering why only some phones are getting the update. Here are a few reasons for the prioritization:
If you are currently a user of the Insider Program for Windows Phone, you may wonder how to disenroll. Likewise, if you are considering jumping into the Insider Program for Windows 10 Mobile you may want reassurance that you can leave at any time.
Much like the Insider program for PCs you can enroll and leave the program at any time. This ability means that you can sign up, grab the latest "stable" release, and then leave the program. Your phone stays on that build, and you do not have to risk getting unstable beta releases.
Windows Phone owners can now download a new version of Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage app. However, this update appears to be a minor one as Microsoft has not published a change log for this new version.
Windows 10 comes with built-in apps that can help you socialize, stay in touch, share and view documents, organize photos, listen to music, and more, but you can find even more apps in the Windows Store. There are also many great apps that are free, so you don't have to spend any money if you don't want to. If you're new to Windows 10, we'll show you how to install apps from the Windows Store.
If you are already a member of Microsoft's Xbox Preview program, consider yourself lucky. The company has now revealed that the program, which allows a select group of Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners to test new features before they are generally released, will be scaling back on the number of new invites.
Xbox One and Xbox 360 gamers with a paid Xbox Live Gold subscription can download a total of four free games during the month of September as part of Microsoft's Games for Gold program. As previously announced, all of the free Xbox 360 Games with Gold titles from now on will also be available for Xbox One owners to play via the console's upcoming backward compatibility feature.
As Windows 10 Mobile heads into the final stretch in its development, its scheduling and update limitations are starting to become clearer. One of those limitations effects Windows Phones with less than 8GB of dedicated internal storage. Phones with 4GB of internal storage are evidently going to sit out the upgrade.
The news comes via the German version of the Windows 10 Mobile site. Under the section detailing that current phones will get the update it notably mentions "8GB internal memory required." Interestingly, the U.S. version of the same page does not mention this necessity. However, it does list devices with only 8GB of internal storage.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you know that Microsoft's mobile phone story has been quite tumultuous of late.
From claims of its imminent demise to reports of a new lease on life by way of what's reported as a new slimmed and trimmed mobile approach. Yeah, it's been a rocky ride. Well, unless you refused to believe the hype that is.
Windows 10 is the new operating system from Microsoft that brings Cortana to the desktop, universal apps, and a super easy to use Settings app to find and configure different options in the operating system, and many other features. Like in Windows 8.x, the new version of the operating system includes an automatic spell checker that will autocorrect and highlight misspelled words in apps designed to take advantage of the functionality.
You will find such feature inside the Microsoft Edge web browser and Internet Explorer, Facebook, Readit, Xbox app, and on countless of other apps. Autocorrect and highlighted misspelled words are excellent productivity tools inside Windows 10, but there could be times when you will not require assistant correct your grammar.
Fortunately, Windows 10 comes with the necessary settings to individually enable or disable the spelling options. If you want to change the grammar settings follow these super easy steps:
PAX Prime 2015 is coming this weekend to Seattle, and Microsoft is naturally attending the massive game convention that's just a few miles away from its headquarters. The company is celebrating the event by giving away seven Xbox One consoles, each with a unique art design for its controller.
Prolific Windows Phone publisher Game Troopers has announced its next title for the platform. It's called Trucking 3D and it will offer players a simulation on driving a number of vehicles to help construct different buildings.
VMware has released Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro. This latest iteration of the company's virtualization suite enables consumers with a Mac to install and boot Windows without forking out for a separate PC. Fusion 8 introduces a number of new features, including support for Windows 10, DirectX 10, OS X El Capitan and even Microsoft's personal assistant Cortana.