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OpinionRemoval of basic functionality (and uneven fixes for those design decisions) make interacting with Microsoft’s newest operating system just too cumbersome. NewsMicrosoft announced new upcoming security features for Windows 11 on Tuesday. However, one of the most significant ones, Smart App Control, requires you to reset your PC. UpdatedMicrosoft has revealed several new features for Windows 11, including a tabbed interface for File Explorer, more Focus Assist features, as well as a personalized Start menu that includes folders.
NewsMicrosoft has added three new features to its Windows 365 cloud PC offering, allowing hybrid workers flexibility between offline and online work. NewsMicrosoft is applying artificial intelligence to meetings, with a host of new AI-driven technologies from Eye Contact, automatic framing, plus improved background blur and echo cancellation. NewsMicrosoft is giving the Your Phone app that connects your Android phone with your Windows PC a fresh coat of paint, calling it Phone Link in its new update. OpinionThe 10 Pro continues the legacy of OnePlus' great Android smartphones, but the affordability angle is long gone. NewsMicrosoft has improved Clipchamp's free tier, making its new video editor actually somewhat practical to use. NewsMicrosoft's optional update to Windows 11, KB5011563, restores the ability to select a default web browser with a single click. Well, mostly. OpinionDevice encryption isn’t universal for all Windows 11 Home users. That leaves some vulnerable if their PC is ever lost or stolen. OpinionCompanies don't deserve your brand loyalty, so always be ready to walk. NewsThe recently-unearthed list of original Windows team members includes a few familiar names FeatureYes, you can finally manage where your Xbox games land on your hard drive, but you still have to mind your data caps for a while longer yet. NewsA video of Forspoken, an upcoming game shows off how fast Microsoft's DirectStorage technology can be on M.2 SSDs, SATA SSDs, and a traditional hard drive. NewsMicrosoft has added a one-month trial of Paramount+ to its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate perks, along with trials for Marvel Unlimited's digital comics archive, ad-free Hulu, Spotify, and more. NewsMicrosoft has temporarily merged its Insider Dev Channel and Beta Channels within Windows 11, taking what were previously experimental features and giving them a stamp of approval. UpdatedWant to reduce your blue light exposure for better sleep? Here’s how to turn on Windows’ built-in filter. FeatureIn theory, Windows 11 makes device encryption available to all. In reality, it’s not so universal. Here’s how to check for it—and figure out what to do if you lack the option. NewsYou can run Windows 11 on unsupported hardware, but Microsoft doesn't want you to, and a new desktop watermark proves the point. OpinionNo, not ads for the latest Marvel movie. But there should be a way for Microsoft and users to clearly understand what's new within Windows. The challenge is to mutually agree on what it should be.