Zac Bowden

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows 10 on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

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Microsoft, we need to talk about the Microsoft Store on Windows 10
Bad app

Microsoft, we need to talk about the Microsoft Store on Windows 10

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The Microsoft Store on Windows 10 remains an integral part of the OS. It's how users can safely and securely pay for, download, and install their favorite third-party applications. But more importantly, it's how in-box system apps get updates to keep the OS current with new features. It's an integral part of the Windows as a Service experience, which is why I'm shocked at how bad the Microsoft Store as an app really is.

Review: Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 finally delivers a top-class browser
All hail new Edge

Review: Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 finally delivers a top-class browser

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Microsoft is launching a brand new version of its Edge web browser today, and it’s a huge departure from the old Edge we’ve come to know. Microsoft has rebuilt Edge from the ground up using the open-source Chromium project, the same codebase that Google Chrome is based upon. Existing Chrome users will find the new Edge to be very familiar, and that’s by design. There's a lot going on here with the new Edge. This is our review.

Review: Windows 10 May 2020 Update packs improvements to existing features
Hey Cortana update my PC

Review: Windows 10 May 2020 Update packs improvements to existing features

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Microsoft's next Windows 10 feature update is almost here. Known as the May 2020 Update, this new version of Windows 10 is all about fit and finish. There's not a whole lot new here in regard to features, but plenty of changes and enhancements to features that have already been part of the OS for some time. In this review, we take a look at all the notable new changes and improvements, good or bad.

Project Reunion brings together Win32 and UWP app development on Windows 10
Win32 + UWP = Windows Apps

Project Reunion brings together Win32 and UWP app development on Windows 10

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Microsoft is closing the gap between Win32 and UWP app development with Project Reunion, an effort to componentize the Windows API and UWP API so developers can modernize and build apps that work across all versions of Windows 10. In the past, app development on Windows 10 has been clear cut with two options; a classic Win32 app using Windows API, or a modern universal app with UWP APIs. With Project Reunion, it's all just "Windows apps."