The second of two annual updates to Windows 10 has now been released by Microsoft. It’s currently rolling out to compatible machines across the world.  The new update includes some refinements to Windows 10, rather than a complete overhaul, but as a mature OS, that’s a nice direction for Microsoft to...
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    We’ve seen a lot about the changes to Windows 10 this morning, many that people want today. So the immediate question of how soon you can get the new releases is an important one. We now know the answer. The next build of Windows 10 will roll out to...
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  • Project Spartan browser will have a new rendering engine

    There’s been a lot of talk about a new browser coming to Windows 10. Project Spartan has just been shown off during the Windows 10 event and it’s confirmed it will run a brand new rendering engine (no word on what that is), that is build for modern browsing....
  • Here’s Windows 10 running on a phone

    Here’s our very first look at Windows 10 running on a phone. The Lumia 1520 is running a pre-release verison of Windows 10. There’s some big changes here, the first is a full bleed photo in the background. Another change is the app list, available when you swipe left....
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    Windows 10 has a new feature called Continuum which detects changing devices (keyboard of not) and adapts seamlessly. In the first shot, you’ll see the OS running in tablet mode, where apps run in fullscreen and that pesky title bar is thankfully gone. If you remove the keyboard on...

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