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Microsoft Edge gets more Windows 11 UI elements for Insiders

Microsoft is working on some additional UI enhancements for its Edge browser on Windows 11, bringing it more in line with the rest of the OS. If you're running the Edge Canary channel on your Windows 11 PC right now, you have the option to use the translucent Mica material as well as rounded tabs....

Qualcomm’s custom Arm processors for Windows PCs are coming late next year

Back in January 2021, Qualcomm acquired Nuvia, a company that was set to bolster its efforts in making custom Arm processors. Right out of the gate, Qualcomm was pretty straightforward about its plans. It was going to use these chips to compete against Apple's M1 processors, and the first ones would begin sampling to OEMs...

The new Task Manager in Windows 11 will soon use your theme color

Microsoft is making the new Windows 11 Task Manager a bit more colorful with a future update, making it so that the app uses your chosen theme color in more areas. The update was announced during this month's Windows Insider webcast, and it's another step in bringing the Task Manager more in line with the...

How to create and set up a child account in Windows 11

Windows has allowed you to create different accounts for multiple users for a very long time, and it's a great way to ensure family members can use the same computer without risking losing data. Each user gets their own space, so everyone can feel like they have their own PC. In Windows 11 (as well...

Windows 11 build 22000.652 fixes long boot times, subtitles, and more

Microsoft has released this month's optional cumulative update for Windows 11 users, bringing along a handful of significant fixes to the experience. The latest update brings the Windows 11 build number up to 22000.652, and it's essentially the same update that was rolled out to Insiders in the Release Preview channel a couple of weeks...

XDA Basics: How to connect Apple AirPods to your Windows 11 PC in 60 seconds

The AirPods Pro are solid wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation (ANC). They are water resistant and support streaming Spatial Audio while tracking head movements. They make sense the most if you're already in Apple's ecosystem -- as you get to take advantage of additional features, such as instant pairing and automatic device switching. However,...

XDA Basics: How to change the default browser in Windows 11

Windows 11, just like Windows 10 before it, ships with Microsoft's own Edge browser. The latest versions of Edge are based on the Chromium project, and thanks to that, it's become a great browser overall. Plus, it has some unique features of its own, like Collections, smart web selection, and more. But as good as...

How to enable God Mode on Windows 11, and what is it?

Windows 11 introduced a new Settings app, which is the way Microsoft wants most users to change settings on their PC. The Settings app has a modern UI and it provides a wide range of options for users to tailor their PC experience, but it's not exactly a perfect replacement for the classic Control Panel....

Microsoft Teams will soon be available on the Microsoft Store for Windows 11 and 10

Microsoft will soon be releasing Teams on the Microsoft Store, making it easier for users to download and install the communication app. Currently, the only way to download the "classic" version of Teams is to go to the official website, but that could change as soon as next month. When we say "classic", we're referring to...

How to create a battery report on Windows 11 to learn more about it

Watching the battery level on our devices is something many of us do instinctively. We always want to make sure we have enough power to get through the day, or through a specific portion of time when we can't get to our chargers. But if you've tried to look at the battery indicator on your...

How to update a PlayStation DualSense wireless controller using a Windows PC

Although the DualSense wireless controller that Sony ships with the PlayStation 5 works with Android devices and Windows PCs, you need to connect it to a PS5 if you want to update its firmware. This makes it difficult to recommend to people who just want to use the controller with a Windows PC. Thankfully, Sony...

Microsoft is disabling SMB1 in Windows 11 Home, and it will be removed in the future

Microsoft has announced that it's no longer shipping the SMB1 (Server Message Block version 1) protocol by default with Windows 11 Home starting with the next major release for Windows 11. This is the next major step in getting rid of the long-deprecated protocol, which some users have still been holding onto. Additionally, in the...