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WhatsApp Status for Windows Phone rolling out now to UK, Spain, Germany, Netherlands and more

WhatsApp’s Snapchat competitor, WhatsApp Status, is rolling out around the world now to Windows Phone handsets. The feature adds many new elements to the WhatsApp Status, including annotated pictures, variable distribution and a history of previous status shared. Unlike Snapchat the feature has come to Windows Phone the same time as iOS and Android, and […]

Microsoft invests $1 million in the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative

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Government and business leaders in British Columbia and Washington are collaborating on the development of a new 21st century tech corridor — the Cascadia Innovation Corridor — to encourage meaningful and results-driven innovation and collaboration. Show More Summary

LG's ultra-light 2017 Gram notebooks go on sale starting at $999

LG's latest notebooks in its lightweight Gram lineup are now on sale, with prices starting at just $999 and moving upwards of $1,699 at the top end....

Our new forums are here!

We've redesigned our Forums to make them more accessible to more users — all while maintaining what made them great for our seasoned community members to start! We want more people reading and engaging with the great content that is being produced in our Forums. Show More Summary

Best Laptop for College Students

Best Overall 2-in-1 Premium Affordable For gamers Best Overall HP Spectre x360 See at HP The HP Spectre x360 has a fantastic build quality and a crazily thin body. The 13.3-inch, 1080p touch display works well while in tablet, standShow More Summary

Riptide GP: Renegade launches on Xbox One and Windows 10 with Xbox Play Anywhere

Riptide GP: Renegade, the latest entry in the water-racing series, is finally available on Xbox One and Windows 10....

Fallout Shelter review: The post-nuclear world is way more fun than you'd think

Fallout Shelter is a challenging, time-consuming Windows 10 game in which you build and maintain an underground vault that becomes a home to dwellers who have survived the dangers of the nuclear wasteland. Fallout Shelter is from the creators of the popular console game Fallout and is available for Windows 10 PC and Xbox One consoles. Show More Summary

5 good reasons to keep the faith in Windows 10 Mobile

"Windows 10 Mobile is dead!" is a common mantra these days. But I'm here to say that you'll have to pry my Lumia 950 XL from my cold, dead hands. Here's why. "Windows on phones" might be in decline, but there was a point where it felt...Show More Summary

Introducing Mint SIM, the perfect way to get cheap data in the U.S.

An introduction to alternate mobile service providers in the U.S., and to the awesomeness that is Mint SIM. A lot of our jobs at Windows Central involve issuing recommendations to people: favorite laptop, favorite tablet. While it'sShow More Summary

Oculus Touch troubleshooting guide

How do I fix my Oculus Touch controllers? Oculus and their amazing Touch controllers don't quite have all the wrinkles ironed out, but that doesn't stop it from being a boatload of fun. To get you back to Rifting with your hands, here's how to fix common issues you might encounter when using Oculus Touch. Read the entire troubleshooting guide at VR Heads! ...

Alienware Aurora review: You CAN buy (and not have to build) a great gaming PC

To find out whether or not you really need to build your own PC to get a quality machine, we bought one from Alienware. Here's how it all worked out. There's a lot to be said for building your own PC. There's also much to be said for buying one off the shelf. Show More Summary

MSPoweruser Podcast 36: Windows 10 Redstone 3 builds begin to compile

Today’s episode is mostly about Redstone 3, which is the next major Windows update after the Creators Update. Builds have begun to compile for it as Redstone 2 development is purely focused on bug fixing, and there’s a lot to dive into. You can listen to the podcast on SoundCloud above, and you can watch the […]

Spyslide is a webcam cover that aims to protect your privacy

If you are like Mark Zuckerberg and tend to cover the webcam on your laptop to protect your privacy, you might be glad to know that there’s a new webcam cover that makes protecting your privacy much easier. Meet Spyslide, a new webcam cover that you can easily attach to your laptop’s webcam and protect […]

Ever wanted to be a banana in space? You can in Prey — coming soon to Xbox One and PC

Prey is an upcoming first-person shooter from the devious minds behind Dishonored, launching on May 5th, 2017. Prey tells the tale of a Morgan Yu, stranded aboard a lunar space station crawling with vicious aliens. The Typhon were stored...Show More Summary

How to master Outlook's out-of-office automatic replies

How do I create and send Outlook out-of-office messages? Simple, at least if you use Office 365 Business or Microsoft Exchange. Microsoft Outlook has an out-of-office messages feature that lets you automatically send replies with relevant information when you're on vacation or don't have access to your mail. Show More Summary

What's the difference between a proxy server and a VPN?

Should you use a proxy or a VPN? When it comes to internet privacy and security, two terms are commonly tossed around: VPN and proxy. If you're wondering what exactly these words mean, or which one you need, if any, you aren't alone....Show More Summary

Charge two devices in the car with this USB-C car charger for $18.87 today

Car chargers are a must-have for every vehicle, and Ventev's USB-C dashport charger is a great option for keeping your Lumia 950 charged up. It has a built-in USB-C cable as well as a slot to plug in another USB cable, and right now you can pick one up for just $18.87. ...

Continuum in the Mercedes E-Class demoed on video

We posted recently on enterprise UWP app provider Icomedias showning off their HybridForms solution, designed to help make the police in Germany paper-less, hopping smoothly from the Surface to the HP Elite X3, and then via Continuum for Phones on the in-car display of a Mercedes E-Class. Now Dr Windows have posted a video showing the […]

Xbox Insiders on the Alpha ring get a new bug-fixing update on the Xbox One

Xbox One Insiders are getting another build of the upcoming Creators Update today. The new update is available to Xbox Insiders in the Alpha Ring, and it’s a fairly minor update that only brings one pretty minor new feature. With the new build, you will now be able to easily know your network status right […]

Microsoft announces the general availability of SharePoint Framework

Microsoft today announced the general availability of SharePoint Framework. Using this, developers can use modern web technologies and tools in their preferred development environment to build experiences and apps on SharePoint that are responsive and mobile-ready. Show More Summary

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