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Windows 11 will come to older gaming PCs but won’t get official support from Microsoft

The road leading to Windows 11’s October 5 release date is one paved with promise and frustration. Every advancement the OS offers over its predecessor, such as support for Android apps and its implementation of Xbox’s excellent ‘auto-HDR’, is marred with perplexing system requirements and even more bewildering messaging from Microsoft. However, following an investigation made by The Verge, it appears that unsupported CPUs may be able to run Windows […]

todayOctober 15, 2021 4


Paint looks different in Windows 11, but not enough to make fans mad

Microsoft has totally redesigned Paint for Windows 11. Kind of.Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay tweeted a look at the new Paint. While at first glance the UI looks quite different from the version of Paint in Windows 10, a closer look shows very little has really changed:Here’s another @Windows 11 first look. This is the beautifully redesigned Paint app, coming soon to Windows Insiders. Can’t wait to see your creations! […]

todayAugust 19, 2021


One of Windows 11’s best features is a focus timer with Spotify

A few days ago, Microsoft hype man Panos Panay tweeted an interesting new feature coming to Windows 11 that wasn’t part of the official announcement (nor was it present in any of the preview builds so far). The OS will come with a feature called Focus Sessions, which is basically a Pomodoro-style timer with Spotify and Microsoft To-Do integration. I’m all for it.Another first look from the team…#FocusSessions on #Windows11 […]

todayAugust 9, 2021


Microsoft Teases Gaming-Changing Focus Mode in Windows 11

Microsoft isn’t done yet with new Windows 11 features. A day after teasing a new Snipping Tool, Windows and Devices chief Panos Panay just revealed a new Focus Sessions feature for Windows 11 — hinting at new ways for the operating system to help you stay productive and creative. The short 14-second Focus Sessions teaser clip highlights a completely redesigned clock app for Windows 11. In addition to the usual […]

todayAugust 5, 2021 2


SO close to the perfect Windows laptop

It’s been a while since I reviewed an HP laptop, so when I first received my review unit of the 14-inch HP Spectre x360 several months ago, I was taken aback by just how gorgeous it is. It’s a stunning laptop that looks like nothing else in the market, and it offers a well-thought-out collection of features, ports, and performance.Honestly, if it weren’t for a few minor quirks specific to […]

todayAugust 3, 2021 3


Can your PC handle Windows 11? Here’s how to find out

Microsoft just released the first public and stable beta for Windows 11, but not everyone will be able to install it. Even though Windows 11 appears to be more of a visual overhaul than a dramatic reinvention of the OS, Microsoft has made some key changes that make it exclusive to newer hardware. Even some of the company’s own Surface devices won’t be able to run Windows 11, so here’s […]

todayAugust 1, 2021 1


The Windows 11 beta is finally out — here’s how to install it

Windows 11 Insiders — what Microsoft calls its beta testers — have been able to try out the company’s latest and greatest OS practically since it was announced (actually, it leaked a little before). But the builds so far have been part of the Dev channel, where Microsoft releases its earliest and buggiest builds for its most die-hard users and developers. I couldn’t reasonably recommend anyone install these builds unless […]

todayJuly 30, 2021 6


How To Use the Windows 11 Snap Groups Feature

Windows 11 brings many new features to play with, and one of those is known as Snap Groups. Though you’ve already been multitasking in Windows 10 with the ability to “snap” windows to various places on your screen, Windows 11 takes that feature to the next level. Snap Groups are actually the groups that are saved when you create a layout via the Snap layouts feature in Windows 11. If […]

todayJuly 24, 2021 1