Richard Devine is a Managing Editor at Windows Central with over a decade of experience. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently, you'll find him steering the site's coverage of all manner of PC hardware and reviews. Find him on Mastodon at mstdn.social/@richdevine
Winget Windows Package Manager is awesome, and nobody should ever fear the terminal and should use it to start downloading their apps right now.
Linux The Windows Subsystem for Linux is a brilliant, powerful tool that anyone can use. But you'll need a distro or two to make it sing, so these are the ones to get.
Just better Microsoft is finally adding tabs to Windows 11's Notepad and it only took until 2023, but you should scrap it anyway and use this far superior free app.
The one Google Stadia has now left the cloud but its demise shows us that Microsoft's model for Xbox Cloud Gaming is the least risky option to back.
Please Wouldn't life be so much easier using a laptop in a desktop environment if the ports were along the rear and not stacked on both sides?
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Finally Google Stadia is about to shut down but its controller can live on and play PC games now over Bluetooth. Here's how to enable it.
Really? Apple has launched the new M2-powered Mac Mini and compared it to, for some reason, a Windows PC with an old, underpowered Intel CPU.
Interesting There's some new gear coming to The Division 2 with season 11 but none of them sounds better than the NinjaBike Messenger Bag exotic.
Worth it? The Division 2 is about to enter its fifth year of life, with new content promised and existing content to play through. But is it worth playing in 2023?
Finally I never liked 3D displays or the glasses you needed, but ASUS Spatial Vision is changing all that, and finally, they might actually be good.
Review Valve's own Steam Deck dock is good, but at half the price and almost all of the features, this one from JSAUX makes way more sense.
Careful Valve has taken to social media to remind people to be careful where you buy your Steam Deck from, and you should really listen to them.
Fresh Steam isn't the best-looking app in the world but with this impressive theme, you can make it look much more Windows 11-friendly.
AV1 OBS Studio version 29 is now available to all and the headline feature is support for AV1 encoding on AMD and Intel Arc GPUs.
Team Blue Graphics cards are ridiculously expensive nowadays and the market leader, NVIDIA, is very happy with that. But I'm not, and I'm backing Intel to help solve it.
So many AMD has revealed its 2023 laptop CPUs and if you can parse the range successfully there's a lot of good stuff going on.
Two screens ASUS has also updated its ROG Zephyrus family of gaming laptops at CES with Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA-supplied upgrades and the Zephyrus Duo is still unmatched.
Power ASUS has used CES 2023 to reveal its new ROG Strix lineup of gaming laptops, with the latest CPUs and GPUs joining improved and enlarged displays.
Apple now lets outsiders use its closely guarded FaceTime video chat platform! Hooray! But if you're on a Windows PC there are, predictably, some hoops to jump through first.
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