Microsoft took the wraps off of Windows 11 in a 45-minute online event, titled "What's next for Windows," held on June 24, 2021. A few days later, the company released the first preview of the new operating system for members of the Windows Insider Preview Program. If you use a Windows PC at home or at work, how will this upgrade affect you? I've been collecting your questions and have assembled the answers here. Also: The best parts of Windows 11 are already in Windows 10. Here's how to enable them What is Windows 11? At the risk of stating the blindingly obvious, Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10. It's built on the same core architecture as Windows 10; indeed, Microsoft could have chosen to deliver the new features in Windows 11 through a series of semi-annual feature updates to Windows 10 without a name change. Instead, they chose to make this a good old-fashioned "big bang" release, with a new major version number and a laundry list of new … [Read more...] about Windows 11 FAQ: Here’s everything you need to know
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If you're looking for a fun gaming fix on the go, the ever-popular Fortnite is often one of our top recommendations. It's been available on mobile devices for years, and continues to pull in millions of players every month. But the situation has drastically changed. Fortnite , which sees 100 players duke it out on an island map to be the last fighter standing, had already seen great success on Xbox One , Playstation 4 , and Nintendo Switch , so bringing it to mobile was a no brainer. It's cartoon-like art style made it perfectly scalable to smartphone screens and bag-ready tablets , and developer Epic Games ensured the mobile version played well using a touchscreen, which is no easy task. However, Epic Games' battle royale shooter is no longer listed on Apple's App Store or the Google Play Store . After attempting to circumvent both Apple and Google's policy of taking a 30% cut of any revenue the game makes, the tech giants subsequently removed the game from … [Read more...] about Fortnite mobile: how to get Fortnite on Android, and why you can’t on iPhone
For years, Microsoft has put the Windows name on phones because it's a familiar brand, but with Windows 10 , it's also the name of the operating system you get on the phone. Most of the time it doesn't look like Windows 10, because the interface that looks right on a notebook or large tablet is hard to see on a small screen. But because Windows 10 for Phones is Windows 10 underneath, with the same operating system core (Microsoft even calls it OneCore ), you can plug in a keyboard or a mouse and even a screen to your phone – and when you do, the same Continuum experience that switches a notebook into tablet mode switches the phone into PC mode. What we've now seen in multiple demos, is that Continuum for Phones changes the interface on the screen it's connected to and gives you extra tools on the handset as well. Microsoft's Keri Moran calls it a "PC-like experience" and what you see on the big screen you connect your phone to isn't exactly like a normal Windows 10 PC … [Read more...] about How Continuum will work on your next Windows 10 for Phones handset
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Home / Help & How To / Smartphones shut it down Michael L Hicks 9 Jul 2021 Source: Michael Hicks / Android Central With the Android 12 Beta 2, you can access the new Privacy Dashboard to see which apps used your location, camera, or microphone recently, then change your permissions for each app. But if you're concerned that your phone has been remotely compromised or that an app is secretly recording you, there's a new hard switch that lets you instantly disable all apps' access to your phone hardware. Here's how to disable your microphone and camera with Android 12 using Quick Settings. How to disable your microphone and camera with Android 12 If you haven't already, install the Android 12 beta on your phone. Then follow the steps below: Swipe down from the top of your screen to reveal the Quick Settings menu. Swipe down again from … [Read more...] about How to disable your microphone and camera with Android 12 privacy controls
Technically speaking, a Windows system file is any file with the hidden system attribute turned on. In practice, system files are those files that Windows depends upon to operate properly. These range from hardware drivers to configuration and DLL files and even the various hive files that make up the Windows Registry. These files are often changed automatically during system updates or application installations, but generally speaking, it’s best to leave system files alone. Deleting, moving, renaming, or changing these files could cause a complete system failure. Because of this fact, often times they’re hidden and are made read-only. That said, there are a lot of hacks and tweaks out there—including a bunch we’ve featured on this site—that involve modifying system files. If you’re careful, and you know what you’re doing—or you’re following instructions from a source you trust—you can get a lot of value from these types of hacks. Where Are System Files Stored? System … [Read more...] about What Is A Windows System File?
Amazon’s Ring doorbell is normally reliable, but nothing is perfect. If your Ring doorbell isn’t working properly, try resetting it to factory-default settings. This is also essential if you’re getting rid of your Ring doorbell. When You Should Reset Your Ring Doorbell When you reset your Ring doorbell, it forgets all of its existing settings. This can fix common bugs, like problems connecting to Wi-Fi and features not working correctly. If there was a power outage and your Ring is experiencing problems, that’s also a situation where you should try resetting your Ring. It’s also essential if you’re selling, giving away, or otherwise disposing of your Ring. Whoever gets your Ring will get it in a like-new state, and it won’t be associated with your Ring account. If you’re facing one of these issues, a simple hard reset could do the trick. However, if the reset doesn’t solve your problem, you might want to contact Ring support . How to Reset Your Ring Doorbell You can … [Read more...] about How to Reset a Ring Doorbell
critic rating 3.5 Top Features Decent viewing experience Good sound quality Average performance With smartphone brands launching a new TV in the budget segment, the smart TV space has lately been very crowded. Case in point, one can easily find a decent TV in every screen size with every bells and whistle a modern TV should offer. Going with that flow, a well-known laptop and electronics brand Compaq has also launched its 65-inch Android smart TV in India. Dubbed as Flex 65, it offers a 65-inch 4K QLED panel with HDR 10 and Dolby Digital support. The TV also runs the latest version of Android TV operating system out-of-the-box, an extensive set of features and app support to take on the likes of its competitors. We have been using this for a while now as our daily source for binge-watching shows and movies and here’s what we think about it. Compaq Hex 65 Android TV: Design The moment we unboxed the TV and mounted it on its feet (the tabletop … [Read more...] about Compaq Hex 65 review: A good, feature-rich and overpriced TV