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Hands on with Android apps on Windows 11

Today is the day that I've been waiting for. Android apps are finally available to Windows 11 beta testers. The apps come via the Amazon Appstore; however, it turns out that it's actually a carefully curated list of apps and games. There are just 50 to choose from. Strangely, there's a section called Editor's Picks. So...

Windows 11 build 22483 rolls out to the Dev channel with a few more fixes

After dropping a bombshell with the surprise launch of Android apps for Windows Insiders enrolled in the Beta channel, Microsoft is now rolling out its weekly build of Windows 11 to Insiders in the Dev channel. This week, we're getting build 22483, and just like most builds we've getting, this one is all about fixes...

Android apps are now available on Windows 11 in the Beta channel

After documentation for the Windows Subsystem for Android was spotted on Microsoft's website earlier today, the company has now officially announced that Android apps are now available on Windows 11 if you're a Windows Insider. Oddly enough, you'll need to be enrolled in the Beta channel, not the Dev channel, in order to access the...

Amazon’s Appstore on Windows 11 will only offer a small selection of Android apps at first

When Microsoft announced Windows 11, it promised Android app support, something that still hasn't been delivered. It was delayed beyond the launch date, and the official word at this point is that Insiders will be able to test the feature soon. Now, the Redmond firm has published documentation for the Windows Subsystem for Android. The page...

How to install Windows 11 in a VM to try it without risk

Windows 11 is now rolling out to users around the world, and it's an exciting time as Microsoft is finally bringing a breath of fresh air to Windows. Many of us are eager to try out the new features and design changes in the new OS, but there's some risk involved. As with any newly-launched...

Windows 11 only allows admins to print in certain situations

It's now been a couple of weeks since Windows 11 launched, and as you may know, it came with a few known issues. One of those issues affects AMD processors, reducing the performance of the L3 cache in those CPUs. Many known issues in the initial Windows 11 release have been fixed with a recent...

This Week in Tech: New WhatsApp features, Rootless themes return to Android, and more

While the last week was quite eventful in the world of tech, this past week was relatively slow. Other than a few new tidbits about the latest software releases, a couple of new WhatsApp features, and a few more Pixel 6 leaks, nothing significant happened this week. However, that's just the calm before the storm,...

Windows Insiders get fix for AMD performance issues on Windows 11

As you may already know, Windows 11 launched with a bug that caused AMD processors to perform worse on the new operating system. Then when this week's Patch Tuesday updates rolled out, it seemed that the issues got even worse. Now, Windows Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview channels can grab Windows 11 build...

Users are not happy with the new Windows 11 emojis, and for good reason

Yesterday, Microsoft released Windows 11 build 22478 to Windows Insiders in the Dev channel. The headlining feature of the build was that it included brand-new emoji. Specifically, these new emojis had been revealed back in July, and they were said to be coming to all of Microsoft's products, including Windows 11. As it turns out,...

Windows 11 leaked screenshots showcase multi-instance support for Android apps

Ever since Microsoft announced Windows 11 in June of this year, we've been expecting support for Android apps to arrive. While the feature ended up not launching alongside Windows 11 itself, Windows Insiders are supposed to be able to test it in the coming months. In the meantime, screenshots of Android apps running on Windows...

The first Windows 11 update makes things even worse for AMD processors

Microsoft officially released the stable version of Windows 11 earlier this week. As it's common with new software, there are several known issues in the initial build. On Tuesday, Microsoft rolled out a new build that addressed some of these issues. However, one of the more glaring bugs remains: poor performance on AMD Ryzen processors....

A new Windows 11 build is out with redesigned emojis

Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 11 build 22478 to the Dev channel, and before you get too excited, there's not a whole lot that's new. The big new feature is that it includes redesigned emojis, which use Fluent Design. The new Windows 11 emojis were announced back in July, but now you'll be able to...