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Here’s how to install Play Store and other Google apps on Windows Subsystem for Android

Windows Subsystem for Android is finally here. What's more interesting is that you can unofficially try it right now — even if you're not enrolled in the Beta channel of Windows 11. In case you're not happy with the mandatory Amazon Appstore integration, you should be happy to hear that the app sideloading process isn't...

Windows 11 build 22489 comes with a new Microsoft account Settings page

Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview build 22489 to the Dev channel. As usual, there's not a whole lot that's new. Indeed, while the Beta channel is now able to test Android app support, the Dev channel doesn't even have that yet, despite its designation as the channel that gets new features first. The...

Windows 10 now auto-installs the Windows 11 PC Health Check app

When Microsoft announced Windows 11, it also introduced a new tool called PC Health Check. The idea is to let you know if your PC is eligible to be upgraded to the new OS. It checks various requirements like CPU, memory, TPM, and so on. While the Redmond firm has said that it will never force...

Windows 11 is already on over 5% of Windows PCs, according to AdDuplex

Windows 11 is already running on 5% of modern Windows PCs, according to the latest survey from AdDuplex. For those unfamiliar, AdDuplex is a cross-promotion network - that is, an advertising platform - for Microsoft Store apps, and it can be found in over 5,000 apps. The company gathers usage data from apps powered by...

WSATools makes it easier to sideload Android apps on Windows 11

Last week, Android apps finally came to Windows 11 for Insiders enrolled in the Beta channel. Officially, only apps from the Amazon Appstore are available, and only a few of them at that. However, we've already shown you how you can get the Windows Subsystem for Android to run on non-Insider PCs, as well as...

Microsoft is reportedly working on a low-cost laptop with a new Windows 11 version

Microsoft is preparing to launch a new low-cost laptop geared towards younger students in an attempt to compete with Chromebooks. The information comes from Windows Central's Zac Bowden, who also claims that this device, codenamed Tenjin, is only the beginning of Microsoft's efforts to compete in this space. Microsoft's Surface brand has typically been more...

Here’s how to install a launcher app on Windows Subsystem for Android

Windows Subsystem for Android is undoubtedly an excellent feature of Windows 11 for running Android apps on your PC as natively as possible. Whether you are an app developer looking for a seamless debugging environment, or just a regular user trying to run their favorite Android apps alongside regular Windows programs — the integrated Android...

How to open the full right-click menu by default on Windows 11

After over six years of Windows 10, PC users are now getting a major Windows update with Windows 11. The latest iteration of Windows has got some of the biggest visual refreshments, with a centered Start Menu and taskbar, rounded corners, and more. As part of the UI overhaul, Microsoft also shipped a modernized right-click...

This week in Tech: New MacBook Pros, Pixel 6 series, Android apps on Windows, and more

Compared to last week, this week in tech was an absolute blast. Apple launched its latest MacBook Pro models, the AirPods 3, and more. Google unveiled the Pixel 6 series, the second-gen Pixel Stand, and gave us our first look at new AI and ML-powered features. Android app support finally made its way to Windows...

Here’s how to bypass Amazon Appstore’s region lock on Windows Subsystem for Android

Earlier this week, Microsoft gave us a sneak peek of the Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11, as they released the first build through the beta channel. However, the Android layer comes without any Google services, which means there's no official way to download apps from the Google Play Store on Windows 11 just...

Fixes for AMD issues on Windows 11 are now available to everyone

When Windows 11 launched a couple of weeks ago, there were a few notable issues with the new version of the OS. Two, in particular, got the most attention, which affected AMD processors specifically. One decreased the performance of the L3 cache in AMD processors, and the other affected the "preferred core" feature of those...

How to run Android apps on any Windows 11 PC without Windows Insider

It’s been just a day since Microsoft unveiled the long-anticipated Windows Subsystem for Android for Windows 11. The company has also published a plethora of documentation related to the integration with Amazon Appstore and Android app development on Windows using the native Android subsystem. However, unlike typical bleeding edge features, the Dev channel of Windows...