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Explaining the Windows Insider Program channels for Windows 11 betas

Microsoft launched the Windows Insider Program on October 1st, 2014, after it had announced Windows 10 the day before. Back then, Windows 10 Insider Previews were called Windows 10 Technical Previews. We only had two rings -- Fast and Slow; Release Preview was added later on, partly as a way for Windows Phone users to...

Windows 11 version 22H2 finally comes to the Beta channel, and there’s a ton of new features

Today, Microsoft is releasing Windows 11 build 22581 to Windows Insiders in both the Dev and Beta channels. That's right - this is the first Windows 11 version 22H2 build to make its way to the Beta channel, and that means there are a ton of new features to try out. Up until now, the Beta...

Windows 11 build 22572 comes with Family app and Clipchamp video editor

Like clockwork, Microsoft has released its weekly build of Windows 11 to Insider enrolled in the Dev channel. This time around, we're getting Windows 11 build 22572 and it comes with a couple of new apps installed out of the box. The new apps are Family and Clipchamp. Family is an app that allows you to...

Windows 11 build 22567 makes Windows Update more sustainable

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for Microsoft to release another build of Windows 11 for Windows Insiders in the Dev channel. This week, we're getting Windows 11 build 22567, and it comes with a handful if improvements, though arguably not as big as we've seen in the past couple of weeks. One of the more...

Windows 11 gets an improved taskbar for tablets with build 22563

After releasing a massive update with Windows 11 build 22557 last week, Microsoft is back with a new build for Windows Insiders in the Dev channel. This time, we're getting Windows 11 build 22563, and it's a little later than usual because of the US holiday this past Monday. We've only had a week since...

Microsoft outlines what’s next for the Windows Insider Program for 2022

Microsoft is always continuing to evolve how it services Windows, and that means that the Windows Insider Program continues to change. Today, the company's Windows Insider Program chief, Amanda Langowski, penned a blog post outlining what to expect from the program this year. It seems like the biggest thing that's changing is the Windows Insider Program...

New Windows 11 build improves Narrator voices and media controls

Albeit a day later than usual, Microsoft has released its weekly build of Windows 11 to Insiders enrolled in the Dev channel. This time, we're getting Windows 11 build 22543, and it's packing a few changes users might appreciate. The biggest improvement is for accessibility, with new natural voices for Narrator. As you've probably guessed, these...

Windows 11 features already in preview: Everything you can try right now

After a few months of testing with Windows Insiders, the first version of Windows 11 finally began rolling out to the public on October 5th, and it's now available on most laptops you can buy today. The lead-up to the launch was an exciting time, and we believe Windows 11 is a worthwhile upgrade for...

Microsoft adds a Google Discover-like news and weather feed to the Windows 10 taskbar

Microsoft is working on a big change for the Windows 10 taskbar, and it’s available for testers beginning today. The new feature, which will be ad-free, will add a Google Discover-like news and weather feed, making it easier for users to access important information. In a blog post on Wednesday, Microsoft detailed the latest feature. “With...

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 rolls out a new Windows 10 Insider Build with Link to Windows support for the Galaxy S10 and Fold

Microsoft's "Your Phone" app has been around for a while now and over time it has picked up a couple of useful features. The app allows you to seamlessly connect your smartphone to your Windows 10 PC and sync notifications, read and reply to SMS, or view photos from your phone right on your PC....

Latest Windows 10 Insider build lets you mirror Android apps from your Galaxy S8 or S9

Microsoft has been talking about greater synchronization between Windows 10 and Android devices for a while now. We first heard about their "Your Phone" Windows app nearly a year ago, but it didn't become usable until late Summer. The app is still pretty basic compared to other services that do the same thing. One of...
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