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Microsoft Ignite 2020: Edge on Linux, Windows Terminal Preview 1.4, WSL2 updates, and more

At its annual Ignite developer conference, Microsoft has announced a host of developer-centric changes coming to Windows 10. As per recent blog posts shared by the company, these changes aim to simplify app development on the platform and offer developers better tools to stay focused and productive. Here are some of the most noteworthy announcements...

Microsoft’s “Your Phone” app is testing a “sent from phone” option for sharing links, images, and notes

Back in 2018, Microsoft debuted the Your Phone app on Windows 10 as a means to help users connect their Android devices to their PCs. Since then, the app has received support for a bunch of useful features, including RCS support, cross-device copy and paste, music playback controls, and most recently, the ability to launch...

WSL 2 in Windows 10 now supports mounting Linux filesystems like EXT4

After announcing Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) during Microsoft Build last year, Microsoft rolled out the feature to users with the Windows 10 May 2020 update (v. 2004) earlier this year. The update introduced a full Linux kernel to the stable Windows 10 branch, and the company also made WSL 2 updateable through...

Microsoft is revamping Windows 10’s touch keyboard with better voice typing, GIFs, and emojis

In an attempt to improve the input experience for Windows 10 users with touch screen devices, Microsoft is rolling out a significant update for Windows Insiders in the dev channel. The latest Windows Insider update brings improvements to the platform's touch keyboard, a new voice typing experience, an enhanced emoji picker, and much more. Here's...

Windows 10 PCs can now launch Android apps from most Samsung Galaxy phones

If you own a modern Samsung Galaxy smartphone, it just got a lot sweeter to also be a Windows 10 user. Microsoft on Wednesday announced a new feature that will allow users to access their Galaxy phone's Android apps right beside their Windows applications. The new functionality is part of an update to Microsoft’s Your Phone...

WSL 2 support comes to Windows 10 v1903 and v1909

Microsoft first announced Windows Subsystem for Linux 2/WSL 2 during Microsoft Build last year and it was rolled out to the stable version earlier this year with the Windows 10 May 2020 update (version 2004). The update introduced a full Linux kernel to the stable Windows 10 branch and the company also made WSL 2...

Microsoft’s Eye Contact feature goes live on the Surface Pro X to keep your gaze focused in video calls

At the Surface event late last year, Microsoft unveiled the new Surface Pro X — an ARM version of the Surface Pro 7 powered by a custom Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx processor (AKA Microsoft SQ1). During the Surface Pro X presentation, the company also showcased a new technology exclusive to the notebook, which utilized the power...

Android App Basics: How to install Android Studio on Windows, macOS, Linux, and Chrome OS

If you're just getting started in Android app development, you may or may not know of Android Studio. It's Google's official IDE (integrated development environment) made specifically for developing native Android apps. For Java or Kotlin Android apps, there's no better option in terms of ease of development. Of course, Android Studio is a development tool,...

Spotify for the desktop can finally initiate casting to Google Cast devices

Spotify isn't a perfect music streaming service, but it is easily one of the best options out there. One of the features that makes Spotify so great is "Spotify Connect." It allows you to open the app on any device and control the music wherever it's playing. Google Cast devices are included in Connect, but...

[Update: Performance Regression] Google Chrome’s memory use could drop significantly after adopting a new Windows 10 feature

The Google Chrome RAM hog meme might soon be a thing of the past as Microsoft has introduced a new feature in Windows 10 that could reduce Chrome's memory usage significantly. According to a recent report from Windows Latest, the Windows 10 May 2020 update (20H1) has started rolling out to users worldwide, and it introduces...

Windows 10 Insider Preview 20161 brings a new Start menu design, Alt + TAB support for Microsoft Edge tabs, and more

Microsft's Windows operating system powers more than three-fourths of the PCs in the world but it often gets overruled as less visually coherent as compared to Apple's macOS. Microsoft has been working on these issues and gradually overhauling the aesthetics in the OS. The software giant has just released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview...

[Update: Windows app live] Amazon Prime Video finally gets a Windows app and may add live TV

Streaming services are among the most popular applications on any platform, and that's certainly the case for Microsoft's Windows as well. While users on Windows have the option to stream videos from these services in a web browser, they can also opt for downloading dedicated apps from the Microsoft Store. Netflix and Hulu have apps...