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Microsoft plans convergence of PC, Xbox gaming, releases more details on Windows 10 Game Mode

For the last few months we’ve heard tidbits and hints about Microsoft’s upcoming Game Mode for Windows 10. The new mode, which is part of the Creators Update, is supposed to help some games run modestly faster — and as ...

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Windows 10 may get new dedicated gaming mode in upcoming Redstone 2 update

Windows 10’s upcoming Redstone 2 update (aka, “Creator’s Update,”) is expected to introduce a variety of features that at least six people will care about, including a new 3D version of MS Paint, a “My People” feature that integrates with ...

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New York City police now issued smartphones featuring… Windows Phone?

New York City has begun equipping its police officers with smartphones for tracking 911 calls and remotely accessing databases of criminal activity. In and of itself, this isn’t terribly surprising. Smartphones excel at these type of functions, and the NYPD ...

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Quantum Break may no longer receive new Windows Store patches as game moves to Steam

Quantum Break’s troubled PC launch on the Windows 10 Store may not have been Gears of War Ultimate Edition-levels of bad, but it was far from ideal. A massive 27GB patch in May alleviated some problems, but feedback from sites ...

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Windows 10’s free upgrade expires very soon and you really ought to download it

As of this writing, Windows 10’s free upgrade period ends in just a few hours — and with that time ticking away, I’d formally recommend taking advantage of it with the above link. That might seem surprising, given our own ...

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Windows 10 blamed for continued drop-off in system shipments, flat IT spending

Windows 10’s launch last year was a huge success for Microsoft. In the past year, the number of systems running Windows 10 has grown enormously, spurred by Redmond’s free upgrade offer and a number of less-upstanding practices. From a strictly ...

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Will Microsoft use Windows 10 to turn the PC into an Xbox?

Ever since it launched Windows 10, Microsoft has been working to integrate Xbox One and PC gaming. Multiple games are now available as cross-buy titles, meaning you buy the game once, you can play it on either an Xbox One ...

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Microsoft will adjust malware-like upgrade policy for Windows 10 following outcry

For most of the past year, Microsoft has largely refused to change controversial Windows 10 policies, no matter how unhappy a vocal minority of users were over the company’s new strategy. Telemetry tracking, mandatory updates that combine security and non-security ...

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Windows 10 will receive an Anniversary Update with Linux support, Xbox One compatibility, and more

Update: An earlier version of this post implied that games would be among the Universal Windows applications that would run on either the Xbox One or PC. This is incorrect, the new capability refers to applications, not game titles. Microsoft’s ...

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