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How to dual boot Windows 10 and Windows 11

If you want to try Windows 11 while still running Windows 10, then you can try out what's known as a Dual Boot. Here's how to do that.
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A fix for slow NVMe SSD speeds in Windows 11 is out — here’s how to get it

Microsoft has issued a fix for slow SSD speeds in Windows 11. Here's how you can get it installed so your system runs right.
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Video encoding could soon get a lot more efficient in Windows 11

Microsoft has announced a new Direct X12 API for video encoding. It could speed up the video editing process in Windows 11.
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Microsoft and Samsung could team up on new AR headset

Microsoft and Samsung are rumored to be working together on a new augmented reality headset for launch in 2024.
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Microsoft faces antitrust investigations over its $19.7 billion Nuance purchase

Microsoft purchased Nuance for $19.7 billion in April, but the deal is coming under antitrust scrutiny from European Union regulators.
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6 easy ways to dramatically increase your MacBook’s performance

If your Mac is feeling slow, we have five ways that you can boost its performance without downloading any extra software.
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3 reasons why Microsoft Edge is better than Google Chrome

Microsoft's Edge browser is based on the same engine as Google Chrome, but these three features make the browser the better option.
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Qualcomm takes on the Apple M1 with new Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 for PCs

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 8cX Gen 3, a new ARM SoC that should bring new experiences to a potential new wave of laptops in the year 2022.
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Windows 11 is finally bringing a highly requested feature to the Start Menu

In the latest Windows 11 Dev Channel build, Microsoft is beta testing more customization options for the Start Menu.
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Microsoft’s new stand-alone Teams Essentials takes on Slack for smaller groups

Microsoft is helping small businesses with the shift to remote and hybrid work with Teams Essentials, the first commercial stand-alone version of Teams.
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Frustrated security researcher discloses Windows zero-day bug, blames Microsoft

A security researcher angry with Microsoft over bug bounties has disclosed a zero-day vulnerability in Windows.
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Microsoft Edge’s latest feature keeps you even more secure when browsing

A new Super Duper Secure Mode in Microsoft Edge helps improve your security and experience when browsing the web.
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A broader range of ARM-based PCs could be coming soon to take on Apple M1 Macs

A report indicates that Qualcomm's exclusive Windows on ARM contract could be expiring soon, meaning newer ARM-based PCs could be on the way.
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This popular photo-editing app will no longer work on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

The popular app Paint.Net is dropping support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, the developer announced in a recent changelog.
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How to run Windows 11 on a Mac

It's really easy to run Windows 11 on a Mac via virtualization through Parallels. Here's how to do it.
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New Windows 11 bug leaves some apps unable to update or repair

Microsoft has acknowledged a new Windows 11 bug where some apps are unable to be updated or repaired.
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Google Chrome has a secret feature to make it match Windows 11’s new design

The Google Chrome web browser has a special flag that makes the user interface match Windows 11's new look. Here's how to find it.
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Microsoft Edge courts holiday shoppers with price alerts and price history tools

Microsoft wants the Edge browser to be your home for holiday shopping with features like price change alerts and a price history tool.
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The rumors were true: Windows 11 is getting a beautiful new media player

Microsoft is testing a beautifully redesigned Media Player in Windows 11 so that watching multimedia content is more enjoyable.
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Windows 11 hits more devices just as the Windows 10 November 2021 Update deploys

Microsoft is releasing the Windows 10 November 2021 Update, and is also increasing the pace of the Windows 11 free update rollout.
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Surface Pro 8 vs. Surface Laptop Studio: Microsoft flagship battle

If you're looking for a premium Surface device, then the Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop Studios are good buys. Here's how they compare.
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This Windows 11 bug is preventing basic system applications from running

Microsoft has acknowledged a new Windows 11 issue causing some built-in applications such as the Snipping Tool to not work as expected.
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Windows 11 just added a highly requested new feature to the taskbar

Microsoft is making it easy for you to mute your microphone in Windows 11 with a new mute icon in the taskbar.
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Another new Windows 11 bug is slowing down people’s workflows

In Windows 11's latest bug, the context menus in File Explorer might be a little slow to open.
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Microsoft now envisions Teams as the ‘gateway to the metaverse’

Microsoft follows up on Facebook's Meta announcement with a different take on the metaverse.
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Beware: Installing MacOS Monterey might brick your older Mac

Be careful about installing MacOS Monterey. Various reports on social media indicate that the new operating system could end up bricking older Mac models.
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Why using Android apps in Windows 11 is still a pipe dream

Microsoft finally launched Android apps in Windows 11 in beta, but the experience has a long way to go before becoming perfect.
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The best Android apps you can download now for Windows 11

It's now possible to run Android apps in Windows 11 via the Amazon App Store. Here are some of our favorite apps that you can use today.
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Microsoft’s next Surface device could tackle Chromebooks directly

Microsoft could be taking on Chromebooks by launching an 11-inch Surface device. The product is code-named Tenjin.
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5 easy ways to dramatically increase security in Google Chrome

We have five easy ways that you can increase the security of your Google Chrome web browser without extra downloads or software.
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I installed Android apps on a Surface Pro 8, and it felt on par with an iPad

I used Android apps on my Surface Pro 8 in Windows 11, and the experience was a game changer, finally making the device a better tablet.
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Not ready for Windows 11? The Windows 10 November 2021 update is coming

For folks who are not yet ready for Windows 11, Microsoft is getting the Windows 10 November 2021 update prepared for release.
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Windows 11’s much-anticipated Android Apps integration finally arrives in beta

Microsoft has finally delivered on one of the most hotly-anticipated Windows 11 features. Android apps in Windows 11 are now in beta.
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MacBook Pro 14-inch vs. Surface Laptop Studio: Flagship showdown

The newest high-end laptops you can buy include the MacBook Pro 14 inch and the Surface Laptop Studio. We compared the price, specs, and features.