Windows 10 Stories June 13

Google’s Pixelbook is easily one of the best laptops on the market today, but no one would be wrong if they argued that Chrome OS holds it back. Recently, we’ve been seeing the possibility of running other operating systems on the Pixelbook, and it seems that Google itself is looking to get the device certified for running Windows 10.

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Windows 10 Stories June 20, 2016

Microsoft-conducted tests show how much of a battery hog Chrome really is [Video]

Despite being the most popular desktop browser in the world, Chrome is still a notorious resource and battery hog. While Google has promised to fix battery life many a time, many users have yet to notice significant improvements. Now, Microsoft has conducted a series of tests showing that Chrome is the most battery intensive browser on Windows 10. There’s always the possibility of bias, but the results do line up with most people’s experiences…

Windows 10 Stories May 19, 2016

Cortana for Android now mirrors notifications on Windows 10 PCs for beta testers

Back in April at Microsoft’s Build conference it was revealed that Cortana for Android users would soon be able to have their smartphone notifications show up on a Windows 10 PC. Now it seems that feature is rolling out, at least to some beta testers/Insiders.

Windows 10 Stories April 29, 2016

In an updated post on the Windows blog, Microsoft has confirmed that it is removing the option to use any browser other than Edge, and any search engine other than Bing, as an integrated option within Cortana. That means if you want to use Cortana for launching web pages or for performing searches in Windows 10, you’ll no longer be able to use Google Chrome or Google Search.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Windows 10 Stories April 1, 2016

This is a pretty cool tidbit to come out of Microsoft’s Build conference. Probably thanks to some much more exciting news from Tesla, it went under the radar entirely. Apparently, the Redmond, Washington-based company is planning to soon let a future version of Windows 10 mirror your Android phone’s notifications by way of the Cortana app (via The Verge)…

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Windows 10 Stories February 26, 2016

Microsoft’s Android-to-Windows porting tool ‘Project Astoria’ cancelled for good

A notorious problem given by Android and iOS‘ dominance in the mobile space is the lack of interest developers have in putting their effort into less successful and widely adopted platforms such as Windows Phone. However, in its grand plan, Microsoft announced compatibility of apps between the desktop and mobile versions of Windows 10 under the “Universal Windows Platform” umbrella.

To encourage devs, the Redmond giant also worked on some porting tools, the so called Windows ‘bridges’, namely “Project Islandwood” and “Project Astoria” – for porting from iOS and Android respectively – which after a troubled beginning are seeing their roads separating, with the former going forward and Astoria officially shutting down as of today, after a period of apparent hiatus.

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