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Windows 10 can now automatically uninstall buggy updates for you

Sometimes, software updates just don’t go well, but Microsoft is doing its best to fix that with a new feature in Windows that will automatically uninstall recent updates, via Windows Latest. The new feature is more of a last resort tool — Microsoft says that it will only roll back updates in cases where the new software has […]

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Microsoft launches new Office app for Windows 10

Microsoft is making a new Office app available to Windows 10 users today. It’s replacing the “My Office” app that currently exists, and it’s designed to be a lot more useful to Office users. It’s essentially a hub for launching recent documents, accessing the Office desktop apps, or simply finding the free web versions of […]

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Microsoft is creating Windows Lite for dual-screen and Chromebook-like devices

Microsoft is preparing a new lightweight version of Windows for dual-screen devices and Chromebook competitors. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the software maker is stripping back its Windows user interface with dual screens in mind. This new hardware could launch as early as later this year, depending on chip and PC maker readiness. […]

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Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform app dream is dead and buried

Microsoft had a dream with Windows 8 that involved universal Windows apps that would span across phones, tablets, PCs, and even Xbox consoles. The plan was that app developers could write a single app for all of these devices, and it would magically span across them all. This dream really started to fall apart after […]

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Microsoft promises new Xbox ‘desktop experience’ for Windows 10

Microsoft is changing the way its Xbox app works on Windows 10. Previously, it was the main way to access Xbox friends lists, messages, and party features on a PC, but Microsoft has now updated the Xbox app on Windows 10 to rename it to “Xbox Console Companion.” In the update message, Microsoft says “This […]

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Wacom releases rechargeable Bamboo Ink Plus for Windows 10 tablets

Wacom is releasing a new stylus for pen-enabled Windows 10 PCs that adds tilt support and a rechargeable battery. The new stylus, the Bamboo Ink Plus, supports both the Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP) and the Wacom Active ElectroStatic (AES) protocol, meaning the stylus is compatible with devices from the MPP-supported Microsoft Surface laptops to the […]