Windows Archive

Microsoft’s reorganization does not mean that it’s the end for Windows

Yesterday, Microsoft announced a major reshuffle inside the company which changes the company’s plans for their popular desktop operating system. Terry Myerson, Windows chief is leaving the company after 21 years while the development of the operating system is being split into different teams inside Microsoft. Core development of Windows will be handled by the Cloud and AI team and a new Experiences & Devices division will …

Google Backup and Sync is now available for macOS and Windows

Google has launched its new Backup and Sync utility for macOS and Windows. The utility intends to replace Google Drive and Google Photos desktop uploader apps for Mac and Windows by providing a single solution to keep all your data backed up. Even though the app is not called Google Drive, all data is still going to be synced to the same Google Services in …

Play PlayStation 4 games on your Windows PC with PS Now

Sony has added PlayStation 70 games to its subscription service, PS Now, which lets users stream games to their Windows PCs. The service was initially launched with a collection of 450+ PlayStation 3 games which include the likes of Red Dead Redemption, The Last of Us, Killzone Shadow Fall and other exclusives. Both Windows PC users and PlayStation 4 users could subscribe and start streaming …

Google’s Backup and Sync app will let you backup your computer to Google Drive

Google is introducing a new app called Backup & Sync which will allow users to back up all the data from their computers, and make it available for access from anywhere. The app will let Windows and macOS users set folders to be continuously monitored and backed up to Google Drive so any file change will automatically be synced to the cloud.

Skype gets a new design, Snapchat like stories and add-ins support

Skype has announced a major new update to its apps that revamp the whole interface and introduces a new Snapchat Stories like feature, support for add-ins and enhancements to bots. The updates will be available soon to Skype on all platforms on which it is available: Android first, followed by iOS while Windows and Mac versions will be updated in a few months.

How to use Night Light mode in Windows 10

Windows 10 recently got a new featured called Night Light. If you use iOS, macOS or Android, you would instantly recognize this feature known as Night Shift in Apple’s ecosystem and Night Mode in Google’s ecosystem. What Night Light does is, it filters out the blue light emission from your display, while showing warmer colors to relax the strain on your eyes.

Use the Windows 10 media creation tool to create installation media

If you buy a new laptop or PC which ships with Windows 10 preinstalled, chances are that it does not come with the installation media. If you need to reinstall Windows 10, or do a clean installation from an older version of Windows, you would need to create the installation media yourself, whether on a DVD or a USB drive. Microsoft has provided an easy to use media creation …

Fix Windows 10 Start Menu not working

Ever since Windows 10 was released, a common issue that randomly plagues users is that the Start Menu, Cortana and task bar become unresponsive. I have had this unfortunate issue on a Lenovo tablet and the only solution used to be a complete reinstall for Windows. However, after some tinkering, I figured out that there are a few other workarounds that can be tried to …