All Articles by Zac Bowden

Should Microsoft release only one major Windows 10 software update per year instead of two?

Microsoft's current update strategy for Windows 10 aims for two major software updates a year, but is that too many?

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Windows 10 build 16251 for PC and 15235 for Mobile now rolling out to Insiders

Microsoft is rolling out new Insider Preview builds today for Insiders in the Fast ring on PC and Mobile.

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Microsoft to let Insiders 'skip ahead' to the next Windows 10 update preview

Insiders will soon be able to start previewing Redstone 4 builds alongside Fall Creators Update builds as Microsoft finalizes development.

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When is the right time for a Surface phone?

Should Microsoft launch a Surface phone sooner rather than later?

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Microsoft UK delays launch of the Alcatel IDOL 4 Pro another two weeks

The Alcatel IDOL 4 Pro launch has been delayed by two weeks in the United Kingdom, now launching August 7th instead.

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Microsoft is bringing MS Paint to the Windows Store for free

Microsoft has today confirmed that MSPaint.exe isn't being killed with the Fall Creators Update, and instead will be coming to the Windows Store for free!

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Windows Central Podcast 58: Fall vs. Autumn

In this episode of the Windows Central Podcast, Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden discuss Microsoft's terrible naming strategy for Windows 10, Intel dropping support for Clover Trail chips, The Fall Creators Update and more!

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Microsoft is deprecating "Sync Your Settings" and other features in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Sync Your Settings, a popular Windows 10 feature that allows syncing settings across devices is being deprecated with the Fall Creators Update.

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Fusion5 Lapbook review: A $200 PC that delivers genuine bang for your buck

The Fusion5 Lapbook is a low-cost, $200 full-size Windows 10 laptop with a Full HD screen. That sounds great, but surely it's cutting corners in some areas, right? Read our full review for answers.

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Are you going to buy another Windows phone?

Is it worth buying another Windows phone in 2017? We want to know what you think.

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The Windows 10 Autumn Creators Update will be called 'Fall Creators Update' after all

Microsoft says rebrand to Autumn Creators Update was a mistranslation error on its UK, India, Australia and New Zealand websites.

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Microsoft enters last leg of development on the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now at its last leg of development internally, meaning the next couple of months will be focused on bug fixes and house-keeping before launch.

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Office Mobile apps receive Fluent Design treatment on Windows 10 PC

Microsoft is now rolling out an update to its Office Mobile apps that add Fluent Design elements to Word, PowerPoint and Excel! The apps now feature the reveal highlight effect, as well as Acrylic blur in some areas.

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Microsoft confirms full Windows 10 on ARM won't be coming to existing phones

Microsoft has confirmed that existing Windows phones like the Lumia 950 won't be able to run full Windows 10 on ARM.

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Fusion5 Lapbook is a budget full-size Windows laptop with an unfortunate flaw

A low-end, full sized Windows 10 laptop with a Full HD screen? It exists. Here are our first impressions of the Fusion5 Lapbook.

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Windows Central Podcast 57: Why buy the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro?

This week on the Windows Central Podcast: Buying a new Windows Phone in 2017, Spectre x2 review and more!

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Microsoft unveils its new LinkedIn app for Windows 10

Microsoft has today unveiled its brand new LinkedIn app built from the ground up for Windows 10 users. The new app is rolling out now in the Windows Store!

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Microsoft will call Windows 10's next update the 'Autumn Creators Update' in the UK

Microsoft will regionally adjust the name of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update in the UK, calling it the "Autumn Creators Update" instead.

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One month with the Surface Laptop: how is it holding up?

The Surface Laptop has been on sale for a whole month at this point, so it's time to check in and see how it's holding up.

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Why you shouldn't buy the Alcatel IDOL 4 Pro with Windows 10 Mobile

With Windows 10 Mobile's future so uncertain, is it fair to recommend a new Windows phone to people in 2017?

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