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By: Rafael Rivera

Rafael releases the tool he uses to unearth hidden features present in pre-release builds of Windows 10. The post Taking Control of Windows Feature Control With Mach2 appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Paul Thurrott

Amazon is offering big discounts on its entry-level Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite e-book readers to Prime members. The post Tip: Prime Members Can Save Big on Low-End Kindles appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Paul Thurrott

I'm trying to solve my Pixel audio issues the way an Apple user would. By throwing even more money at it. The post Quick Look: Libratone Q Adapt USB-C Earphones appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Brad Sams

On this episode of First Ring Daily Live, if a podcast happens in the woods and no one is around, did it really happen? The post First Ring Daily Live: If a Podcast Happens in the Woods appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Paul Thurrott

Another week, another set of excellent questions from readers. To access this post, you must purchase Premium Membership, Thurrott Premium - Yearly Subscription, Thurrott Premium - Monthly Subscription or 2017 Alpha Membership Renewal. The post...

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By: Brad Sams

On this episode of the Sams report, I stumble over the English language, Redstone 4 is...somewhere, and warmer weather is finally here. The post The Sams Report: Short But Messy appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Paul Thurrott

A new set of firmware updates for Surface Pro adds on-screen support for Microsoft's Surface Dial peripheral. The post Surface Pro 4 Picks Up On-Screen Surface Dial Support appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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TheVerge
By: Tom Warren

Microsoft is rolling out new Surface Pro 4 firmware this week, and it finally introduces on-screen support for the Surface Dial accessory. The software maker originally promised to support the Surface Dial fully on the Surface Pro 4 back in October...

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By: Mehedi Hassan

Microsoft is rolling out a new look for its Account dashboard with a new Fluent Design update. The post Microsoft Account Gets New Look With Fluent Design Update appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Mehedi Hassan

Windows 10 Redstone 5's latest build brings support for Sets to Office apps. The post Office Apps Now Work With Sets in Windows 10 Redstone 5 appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Mehedi Hassan

Facebook isn't giving up on Stories, and so it's bringing a really cool AR drawing feature to Stories and Instagram's popular Boomerang feature. The post Facebook Now Has a Really Cool AR Drawing Feature for Stories appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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Facebook is giving Stories a much-needed boost by rolling out AR doodles and Instagram's Boomerang to its Camera feature suite. Over the coming weeks, you'll be able to draw on the world your camera sees, thanks to what the currently...

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By: Paul Thurrott

Leo, Mary Jo, and I discuss the Redstone 4 delay, more Windows 10 news, Microsoft's next wave, and more. The post Windows Weekly 565: Ode to the Snipping Tool appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Paul Thurrott

Andrew and I debate flagship smartphones, notches, and the future of the tablet market. The post What Is The Best Smartphone? – What The Tech Ep. 396 appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Mehedi Hassan

Microsoft's new browser-based tool for managing Windows Server and Windows 10 machines is now generally available. The post Microsoft Launches New Centralized Management Tool for Windows Server and Windows 10 appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Brad Sams

On this episode of First Ring Daily, Homepod is following a familiar path, Brad swings for the greens, and Paul multitasks.  The post First Ring Daily 403: The Error of our Pods appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Paul Thurrott

My approach to Facebook and other social networks is consistent with my general approach to technology: All things in moderation. To access this post, you must purchase Premium Membership, Thurrott Premium - Yearly Subscription, Thurrott Premium -...

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By: Paul Thurrott

Market researchers from both Gartner and IDC say that PC sales in the first quarter of 2018 were flat, exceeding expectations. The post Good News! The PC Market Flat-Lined in Q1 (Premium) appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Mehedi Hassan

Apple is struggling to sell the HomePod after strong pre-order numbers. The post Apple Struggles to Sell the HomePod appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Mehedi Hassan

Cortana is getting the ability to read messages aloud on Android in beta. The post Cortana Is Getting the Ability to Read Messages Aloud appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Mehedi Hassan

LinkedIn partners with Google's GIF platform Tenor to bring GIFs to messages. The post LinkedIn Now Lets You Send GIFs in Messages appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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TheVerge
By: Dani Deahl

GIF platform Tenor has announced that it will be powering GIF searches within LinkedIn Messaging, as reported by TechCrunch. The news comes just a couple weeks after Google announced it had acquired Tenor to help the company bring up GIFs inside...

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LinkedIn Messenger is the latest communication platform to decide it needs GIFs, too. It's adding a search function, which you'll recognize from casual chat services you don't use to network professionally. LinkedIn Messenger's...

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By: Brad Sams

On this episode of First Ring Daily, 1803 is 18-0-Missing, Gmail gets a new outfit and there are no cats on the show today. The post First Ring Daily 402: Where is the Mystery appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Mehedi Hassan

Microsoft is bringing 19 new original Xbox games to the Xbox One family of consoles with Backward Compatibility. The post Microsoft Bringing 19 Original Xbox Games to the Xbox One appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Mehedi Hassan

HP introduces a new roster of Pavilion computers with new convertibles, notebooks, laptops, desktops, and gaming machines. The post HP Expands Pavilion With New Laptops, Desktops, Gaming Machines appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Paul Thurrott

Patch Tuesday came and went without the planned announcement about Windows 10 version 1803. What happened? To access this post, you must purchase Premium Membership, Thurrott Premium - Yearly Subscription, Thurrott Premium - Monthly Subscription or ...

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By: Paul Thurrott

AdDuplex's Mendelevic has created an online tool called Extendee that will help attendees make the most of Build 2018. The post Going to Build 2018? You Need This appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Brad Sams

Microsoft is moving developers around internally; they are pushing more engineers to Edge and moving them off of bundled apps. The post Microsoft’s Pushing More Engineers to Edge appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Mehedi Hassan

Google is working on a big new redesign for Gmail, coming soon as a beta. The post Google to Introduce Much-Needed Gmail Redesign in the Coming Weeks appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Tom Warren

Google is planning to launch a new design for its Gmail web interface soon. In an email to G Suite administrators, obtained by The Verge, the company says the new design will include “several new features” that will also be made available to...

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Apparently, Google has been working on a redesign for the web version of Gmail, and G Suite customers are the first to know about it. While the public announcement hasn't gone out yet (it's coming to the Early Adopter Program for both...

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By: Paul Thurrott

Microsoft can't figure out a way to monetize the billions-strong Windows user base without compromising the user experience. To access this post, you must purchase Premium Membership, Thurrott Premium - Yearly Subscription, Thurrott Premium -...

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By: Brad Sams

On this episode of First Ring Daily, Brad has a meeting, Paul has a review, and Edge has more people. The post First Ring Daily 401: Not The Samsung Edge appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Mehedi Hassan

Microsoft was supposed to start rolling out Redstone 4 to the public today, but it's instead releasing a cumulative update to Insiders. The post Windows 10 Redstone 4 Gets Cumulative Update for Insiders appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Mehedi Hassan

Microsoft is offering $150 off 2 variants of the 13.5-inch Surface book 2. The post Get $150 Off Select Surface Book 2 Models appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Mehedi Hassan

Instagram introduces an algorithm-powered portrait mode for Stories. The post Instagram Gets a Built-In Portrait Mode appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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It's no secret that Instagram has had serious Snapchat envy for a while, but what got the ball rolling? If you believe Bloomberg, it's none other than Mark Zuckerberg himself. A source talking to the news outlet claimed that...

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By: Zac Estrada

Instagram added a couple of new features today, and the biggest news is a portrait mode feature called Focus. The app also has a new way of mentioning other users in stories with a sticker. Focus mode is basically Instagram’s take on the portrait ...

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You no longer need dual cameras or a Pixel 2 to take DSLR-like portrait photos with your phone... provided you're using Instagram. The social service has rolled out a Focus camera mode that will soften the background the moment it detects a...

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By: Paul Thurrott

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is the single best smartphone available today. As such, it requires a bit more attention than my typical phone reviews. The post Samsung Galaxy S9+ Review Part 1: Design, Hardware, and Specs appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Mehedi Hassan

Microsoft updates its Office app to let users open documents from iOS 11's Files app. The post Microsoft Office Apps Now Work With the Files App on iOS appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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One-upping Google, Apple today announced that it is running its business on 100 percent renewable energy. The post Apple Says it Runs on 100 Percent Renewable Energy appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Nick Statt

Apple announced today that its business is now powered by 100 percent renewable energy sources. The news is a major victory the iPhone maker has been working toward for years through the purchase of green energy bonds and other renewable investments ...

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After years of chasing the dream of clean energy, Apple announced that it's facilities are now 100 percent powered by renewable sources. That's up from the 96 percent in 2016, according to its latest energy report. Apple claims the new...

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Mashable
By: Sasha Lekach

Apple is patting itself on the back for hitting its goal of 100 percent clean energy. All of the tech company's facilities around the world are powered by renewable energy, Apple announced Monday. That's stores, offices, and data centers powered...

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Fast Company
By: Mark Sullivan

The most important thing about the company’s big renewable push might be that it’s bringing everyone–from suppliers to local utilities–along for the ride. You have to see Apple’s Reno, Nevada, data center from the...

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By: Shara Tibken

That includes the company's retail stores, offices, data centers and co-located facilities in 43 countries.

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Apple said on it has achieved a decade-old goal of having its facilities world-wide powered exclusively by renewable energy.

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Fortune
By: Bloomberg

The company has 25 operational renewable-energy plants around the world, and 15 more are being built.

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By: Brad Sams

On this episode of First Ring Daily, Brad has good news about Skype and To-Do, Paul has some resolutions, and the weather is finally heating up. The post First Ring Daily 400: Avast Ye Dimensions appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Paul Thurrott

Watching Chromebooks evolve into truly capable PC replacements is a fascinating reminder that it's easier to add than subtract. To access this post, you must purchase Premium Membership, Thurrott Premium - Yearly Subscription, Thurrott Premium -...

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The long-rumored (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is real, Apple confirmed today. The post Apple Announces Special Edition Red iPhone 8 appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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For over a decade now, Apple has worked with HIV/AIDS charity Product RED, raising over $160 million for the non-profit to date. That money comes from the sales of scarlet-colored covers, cases, Apple Watch bands and rarer, special edition devices....

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By: Sam Byford

Apple is introducing new red models of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus today. As with the iPhone 7 models announced around the same time last year, Apple is working with Product (RED), an organization that campaigns to fight HIV and AIDS in Africa; an...

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Mashable
By: Stan Schroeder

The rumors are confirmed: Apple just launched a red version of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus.  The (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition iPhones are the same as regular iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in every other way besides the color.  SEE ALSO:...

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By: Bloomberg

A percentage of sales go to the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS

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By: Mehedi Hassan

HP introduces the world's first detachable Chromebook competitor, comes with support for Android apps. Available this June. The post Google Finally Has a True Chromebook Competitor to the Surface Pro appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Brad Sams

Microsoft is finally adding the ability to record Skype calls but there are a couple questions that need to be answered first. The post Skype is Finally Making it Easier to Record Video Calls appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Paul Thurrott

While there's some debate about the benefits of 3:2 displays on portable PCs, there shouldn't be. This type of display is optimal. To access this post, you must purchase Premium Membership, Thurrott Premium - Yearly Subscription, Thurrott Premium - ...

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By: Paul Thurrott

Mehedi has released a major update to his Twitter client, Tweeten, adding a responsive design, an improved Always On Top display mode, and more. The post Tweeten 4.4 Adds Responsive Design, More appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Mehedi Hassan

Microsoft starts listing the first set of Progressive Web Apps on the Microsoft Store in Windows 10. The post The First Set of PWAs Land on the Microsoft Store appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Paul Thurrott

Microsoft always gets low marks for communication. Here's the most recent example. The post Clarifying Microsoft’s Plans for 64-Bit Apps on Windows 10 on ARM appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Brad Sams

On this episode of First Ring Daily, Paul ends his week with relief, Brad says goodbye third-party apps, and it's going to be a good weekend. The post First Ring Daily Live: Clipping The Apps appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Paul Thurrott

This week, I tackle some new questions plus provide an update on the evolution of Thurrott Now. To access this post, you must purchase Premium Membership, Thurrott Premium - Yearly Subscription, Thurrott Premium - Monthly Subscription or 2017 Alpha ...

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By: Rafael Rivera

Hands on with Microsoft's new screen clipping feature coming to Windows 10. The post Screen Clips Coming to Windows 10 appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Brad Sams

The waves of the Microsoft seas are churning heavily these days and while the trade-winds are blowing, they are headed in the right direction. The post The Sams Report: Making the Big Decisions appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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By: Mehedi Hassan

Snapchat brings three new iPhone X face filters powered by the device's TrueDepth camera system. The post Snapchat Finally Enables iPhone X-Exclusive Filters appeared first on Thurrott.com.

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Mashable
By: Karissa Bell

Attention iPhone X owners: Snapchat is finally making good on its promise to make its augmented reality selfie lenses better. Today, the company is officially launching a new lineup of lenses that've been optimized for the iPhone X's front-facing...

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Snapchat has discovered a way to leverage the power of iPhone X's TrueDepth camera -- and that means you'll have access to exclusive Lenses if you use Apple's all-screen mobile device. Starting today, you'll see TrueDepth-enabled ...

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TheVerge
By: Ashley Carman

Apple teased iPhone X-exclusive AR Snapchat Lenses at the phone’s launch event last year, and today, Snapchat is finally releasing them. Only iPhone X users will be able to see the three lenses that are available today, thanks to the TrueDepth...