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A leaked Xbox Elite Controller, reports of planned Microsoft layoffs, and Samsung Galaxy Unpacked headline our news recap this week.
Microsoft just released the August 2022 update for the Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2. Both updates deliver security updates as well as improving device stability.
Microsoft has been testing a new location for apps like Mail, Calendar, and To Do on Outlook for the web. Soon, the new look will become the default.
Microsoft is working on a Screen Ruler tool for PowerToys. The utility has various modes and can measure the distance between objects.
Intel recently shared benchmarks of its Arc A750 GPU playing a large library of popular games. The company pitted its new graphics card against the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 to show how it stacked up.
After a year of testing, ARM64EC is available for Windows 11 on ARM. The feature allows developers to use a combination of ARM code and x64 code within applications.
Microsoft recently shipped its August Patch Tuesday update for Windows 11. It addresses a bug that can prevent the Start menu from opening.
Microsoft just rolled out a new look for OneDrive. The cloud storage provider is now 15 years old and is getting a new home page to celebrate.
A Kickstarter campaign for the DUOVER just started. It's a case for the Surface Duo that can fold into multiple postures that also features a spot for magnetically holding a Surface Pen.
Later this year, Fitbit will deactivate its app for PCs. As a result, people will lose the ability to sync downloaded music from their computer to their Fitbit devices.
The latest version of Parallels Desktop 18 should deliver the best experience possible for Windows on Mac devices.
Intel just unveiled its Arc Pro A-series range of professional graphics. Three new GPUs will kick off the lineup: the Intel Arc Pro A30M, A40, and A50.
Microsoft Edge version 104 just rolled out. It brings a new default security setting when viewing less visited sites and has a streamlined method of migrating from Chrome.
Back-to-school season is a great time to pick up a laptop, even if you aren't a student. The HP ENVY 17t is currently on sale for $350 off.
Unity and Microsoft just announced a partnership that will see Azure power real-time 3D experiences across a variety of industries.
Microsoft began testing Xbox Game Pass for families this week in specific markets. We'd like to know if you plan to sign up for the service and how much you'd be willing to pay for it.
This week saw a wide range of news stories, including initial testing for the Game Pass family plan and Microsoft Rewards rolling out to Vatican City.
Amazon Prime recently started rolling out a new layout that's easier to navigate. Now, it's on arriving on Xbox consoles like the Series X and Series S.
Microsoft recently rolled out a new Dictate feature to all users running OneNote for the web and to Insiders using OneNote for Windows.
Our executive editor Daniel Rubino recently sat down with experts from Dell to discuss the radically redesigned XPS 13 Plus.
Intel will likely build a chip factory in Italy, following a $5 billion investment by the country. The plant would produce full chips from tiles by weaving together tiles, according to reports.
Microsoft just rolled out Windows Package Manager version 1.3. The update adds support for the installation of portable apps and brings a long list of other improvements.
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