Windows 11 makes some noise with oft-requested design change
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Windows 11 makes some noise with oft-requested design change

Microsoft is making a long-requested design change to Windows 11. As part of the latest Windows Insider Dev Channel build, the company is beta testing an updated volume slider, which now matches up with the look and feel of the rest of the operating system. A change from the previous versions left over from Windows Read more

This change to Alt + Tab in Windows 11 is making people very happy
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This change to Alt + Tab in Windows 11 is making people very happy

Microsoft is testing a key change to the multitasking system in Windows 11 that many people are likely to appreciate. In the latest Windows Insider Dev Channel release, the company is tweaking the Alt + Tab experience so that it is no longer full-screen. According to Microsoft, this change is currently an experiment only with Read more

Tom Brady smashed a Microsoft Surface. The NFL warned him not to do it again
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Tom Brady smashed a Microsoft Surface. The NFL warned him not to do it again

From common error codes or issues with Zoom, there might be times when you’re fed up with your computer and want to physically break it, but Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Tom Brady might have taken that feeling a little too seriously. The star quarterback recently smashed a Microsoft Surface tablet midgame (and physically separated the display Read more

How to type symbols and letters with accent marks
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How to type symbols and letters with accent marks

Emoji, accent marks, and other special characters bring an element of fun and accuracy to the texting experience, but what if you’re on your PC and you want to break up plain old text with cool symbols and special characters? Assuming you’re using a QWERTY keyboard, you might not be able to find these special Read more

One-to-one Microsoft Teams video calls can now be end-to-end encrypted
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One-to-one Microsoft Teams video calls can now be end-to-end encrypted

Some of your video calls in Microsoft Teams are now a lot more secure. Microsoft just announced that end-to-end encryption is now available for one-to-one video calls in the Teams desktop app for Windows and MacOS. It will be available as an option for IT administrators once the latest Teams update arrives. You’ll know that Read more

How to dual boot Windows 10 and Windows 11
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How to dual boot Windows 10 and Windows 11

Dual-booting Windows editions is a tradition that goes quite far back. It lets you experience new Windows versions and old Windows versions together on the same hard drive of a PC or laptop. Dual booting is a fun way to try Windows 11 without deleting Windows 10. You do need a separate license and account Read more

Video encoding could soon get a lot more efficient in Windows 11
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Video encoding could soon get a lot more efficient in Windows 11

Microsoft is bringing a new video encoding API to DirectX 12 in Windows 11. The new API aims to help app developers tap into the raw power of GPUs so that video editing tasks can be more efficient, and speedy. Now available in preview to third-party apps, the API is native to Windows 11 and Read more

Windows 11 review: A new era has arrived
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Windows 11 review: A new era has arrived

The announcement of Windows 11 has been full of controversy. Strict hardware compatibility requirements dominated discussion of the latest version of Windows, and for good reason. But what is it actually like to use Windows 11 as your daily driver? What are the big difference between Windows 11 vs Windows 10? What is it like Read more