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Microsoft is working to cut the file size of the basic Windows 10 install

Microsoft is reportedly working to cut the install size of Windows 10, but the resulting OS has some issues, and appears to lack many of the basic features that users of the OS have come to rely on.
Computing

Microsoft gives OneNote Windows 10 a promotion, kills off OneNote 2016

Microsoft is demoting its OneNote 2016 desktop application, replacing it with the Windows 10 OneNote app instead and adding new features only to the latter. OneNote UWP will also be the default version for Office 2019.
Computing

Microsoft Windows Defender extension offers Chrome users extra protection

Though Microsoft and Google are fierce competitors, the release of Windows Defender for Chrome can be seen as a win for consumers. It's designed to help users identify malicious websites and prevent phishing attacks.
Gaming

Leaked video shows off customization options for new Xbox avatars

It's still unclear when Microsoft's refreshed Xbox One avatars will arrive to all users, but a leaked video showing off the rich array of customization features has us excited. It shouldn't be too long now.
Computing

Microsoft wants to stuff Linux, not Windows 10, into Internet of Things devices

Microsoft revealed a new end-to-end platform for Internet of Things devices called Azure Sphere, consisting of a new microcontroller backed by a new Linux-based operating system. Linux is likely used due to its open-source roots.
Computing

Intel, Microsoft using integrated graphics to thwart next Meltdown-style threats

Intel announced its refreshed security push during the RSA security convention The company revealed a collaboration with Microsoft that places Intel's new GPU-based Advanced Memory Scanning technology in Windows Defender.
Gaming

From ‘Anthem’ to ‘Smash Bros. on Switch,’ here are the games coming to E3 2018

E3 2018 is still three months away, but publishers are already talking about a new wave of games with E3 in mind. Here are all the titles we know will be there, what we expect to see, rumors, and more.
Computing

Curious about Cortana? Here's how to set up the Windows 10 voice assistant

Cortana, Microsoft's digital voice assistant, is one of the biggest additions to Windows 10. Like Siri on the iPhone, Cortana gives you access to all sorts of different hands-free features. Here's a handy guide on how to set up and use…
Gaming

PS5: News, rumors, and everything we know

Ready for new game consoles? Well, some analysts believe that the PlayStation 5 launch is right around the corner. Predictions range from 2018 to 2021, and some reports are already calling out specs.
Computing

Windows 10 Stocks, Weather, and other apps may retire in favor of web versions

Unnamed sources indicate that Microsoft is pulling developers away from secondary Windows 10 apps to work on Microsoft Edge features. Some of the possible discontinued apps could be Stocks and Weather.
Gaming

‘Jade Empire,’ ‘The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind’ are playable on Xbox One

Microsoft has added several acclaimed original Xbox games to its Xbox One backward compatibility program, including BioWare's Jade Empire and Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.
Computing

Share screens with pals quickly, no matter which version of Skype you're running

Looking to learn how to share your screen on Skype? You've come to the right place. Whether you're using the latest Universal Windows Platform app, or the Classic Desktop version, we'll take you through it step by step.