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2 years ago

Microsoft addresses the 'Hamburger menu' and other design decisions in Windows 10 for phones

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Microsoft addresses the 'Hamburger menu' and other design decisions in Windows 10 for phones

Following its monumental Build 2015 keynote earlier today, Microsoft has released a new blog post, penned by Operating Systems Group Design lead Albert Shum, going over some of the design decisions in Windows 10 for phones—even addressing the oh-so-controversial Hamburger menu.

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2 years ago

Microsoft going all out courting iOS and Android developers for Windows 10

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Microsoft going all out courting iOS and Android developers for Windows 10

Microsoft has long been rumored to be including Android app support in Windows, but what it announced at Build 2015 looks much better than anyone may have ever imagined it to be.

Because it doesn't just stretch to Android, either. Microsoft is courting iOS app developers, too, in fact, it already has done. Windows 10 isn't the first platform to go looking at another platforms apps. But it does look at least right now, as if it's being handled a little differently.

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2 years ago

The logo for the Microsoft Edge web browser looks very familiar

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The logo for the Microsoft Edge web browser looks very familiar

Microsoft Edge, the new name for the web browser that will be included in Windows 10, comes with a new overall logo. However, it definitely has a familiar look for fans of Microsoft's current browser, Internet Explorer.

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2 years ago

Universal Windows Apps can now be larger than 150 GB in the Store

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Universal Windows Apps can now be larger than 150 GB in the Store

Earlier this morning, Microsoft demonstrated how current Win32 apps (aka 'Classic Windows apps') can be ported as Universal Windows Apps that can run on various devices. Even better, these apps can be bought and downloaded through the store, and they avoid all the pitfalls of traditional Win32 apps, including bloated registries and poor uninstall abilities.

Microsoft is also now going to let those apps (and games) be larger than 150 GB in the universal Windows Store as AppX files.

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2 years ago

Here's what's new, what's fixed and what's still broken in Windows 10 build 10074

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Here's what's new, what's fixed and what's still broken in Windows 10 build 10074

The newly launched Windows 10 10074 build has a ton of new features, along with some bug fixes and, yes, still a few things that are currently broken.

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2 years ago

New Windows 10 PC preview build 10074 released for both Fast and Slow rings

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New Windows 10 PC preview build 10074 released for both Fast and Slow rings

Microsoft has just launched a new build of its Windows 10 Technical Preview, with the version number 10074. Anyone who has enrolled in the Windows Insider Program and are in the Fast Ring should be able to download the new build.

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2 years ago

Watch the replay of Microsoft's Build 2015 keynote event right now!

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Watch the replay of Microsoft's Build 2015 keynote event right now!

If you missed today's nearly three-hour long keynote event from Microsoft's Build 2015 developers conference earlier today, fear not. The company has now uploaded the entire presentation today on its Channel 9 website.

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2 years ago

Evernote introduces new pricing structure with three tiers

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Evernote introduces new pricing structure with three tiers

Popular note-taking service Evernote announced a new pricing structure today, splitting the service into three tiers: one free and two paid. While Evernote previously had only a single paid tier, the company says that they were driven to split the service into two paid tiers, Evernote Plus and Evernote Premium, to provide more options for customers.

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2 years ago

Two new videos show the promise of Microsoft HoloLens, more info coming at E3 2015

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Two new videos show the promise of Microsoft HoloLens, more info coming at E3 2015

Microsoft has launched an official YouTube channel for its upcoming Microsoft HoloLens device. The company has also revealed that we will learn more about this holographic-based wearable in June at E3 2015.

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2 years ago

New video shows how Windows 10 phone apps can work on a big screen with Continuum

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New video shows how Windows 10 phone apps can work on a big screen with Continuum

Microsoft revealed Continuum for Windows 10 phones earlier today at Build 2015, and now a new video shows how this feature will work to turn smartphone apps into ones that can be used well on a big-screen monitor or TV.

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2 years ago

All Windows 10 devices have access to 'developer unlock' mode through Settings

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All Windows 10 devices have access to 'developer unlock' mode through Settings

Today, Microsoft gave more information about Windows 10, including the universal Windows Apps model. Details were presented in the breakout sessions called 'Introducing the Windows 10 App Model' earlier in the day.

One bit of news we can confirm is that all Windows 10 devices, including phones, tablets, and PCs, can be developer unlocked through a toggle switch in Settings.

Sightings of such a feature were noted in the recent 100061 build of Windows 10 for desktop, although it did not work (it was under 'For Developers', see below). The feature just missed the flight for the current Technical Preview, but it should be in the next release.

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2 years ago

Microsoft Edge and its features are spotlighted in new video and IE blog post

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Microsoft Edge and its features are spotlighted in new video and IE blog post

Microsoft has posted a new video that put the spotlight on the features included in Microsoft Edge, the newly-renamed web browser for Windows 10 that previously went by the code name "Project Spartan".

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2 years ago

Check out these videos for all the great new stuff in Windows 10

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Check out these videos for all the great new stuff in Windows 10

Microsoft has posted a couple new videos, highlighting the features and experience of Windows 10. The Highlight Reel showcase new features in Windows 10, like the Universal Store, and the fact that it will be a free upgrade for the first year for those customers running Windows 7, 8, and 8.1.

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2 years ago

Microsoft details the Windows Holographic Platform for HoloLens

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Microsoft details the Windows Holographic Platform for HoloLens

Microsoft has given some details about how the Windows Holographic Platform, part of Windows 10. The Holographic Platform is an extension of the Windows 10 development platform, meaning that any developer should be able to build software with holograms in mind.

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2 years ago

Continuum will be built into Windows 10 for Phones, turning your phone into a PC

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Continuum will be built into Windows 10 for Phones, turning your phone into a PC

During its Build 2015 keynote today, Microsoft announced that Continuum will be built into Windows 10 for phones, allowing users with "select premium phones" to connect their phone to a keyboard, mouse, and external screen for a desktop-like experience.

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