It is now possible to use Windows Hello Facial Recognition to log into Windows 10 machines with the proper camera hardware. We demo using the Intel RealSense technology using a Creative F200 camera and Windows 10 Build 10166....More
What a week it was! Catch up with the week's rundown here. Microsoft releases Office 2016 for the Mac, we all got into the Groove, another Windows 10 beta hit the Fast ring, and the future of Windows Phone seemed in doubt....More
Today's news: Here's Richard Hay's hands-on looks at the Groove Music App and the Xbox Music App update on Android and iOS. Also, we've got a rundown on Office 2016 for Mac, five years in the making....More
This is an attractive release that looks better than Office for Mac has ever looked, while offering connectivity to the iOS and Windows versions of the product. Bonus: all the apps now behave more like their modern equivalents on Windows and iOS....More
On Wednesdays, we'll be featuring an abridged Q&A from Fred Langa's LANGALIST, a feature available exclusively to paid subscribers of the Windows Secrets newsletter. Today's Q&A: Should I panic about .ini files?...More
Microsoft's new Groove music service was named to prevent confusion for users who thought it was only for Xbox consoles but it seems the company may have another Metro naming issue on their hands....More
Last week Microsoft pushed three new builds to members of its Windows Insider program and now this week reports are surfacing that the Redmond company will sign off on Windows 10 as it prepares to cross the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) milestone.
Our poll question this week is a simple and straightforward GO/NO GO.
Is Windows 10 ready for release based on the quality of build 10162 that was released to Windows 10 Insiders late last week?
Please share the reasons behind your answer in the comments below.
Like many, I was hoping to see a new Lumia flagship before the end of 2014, and while I was pleasantly surprised in some ways by both the Lumia 735 and 830, neither offers the level of performance or best-in-market camera quality I had come to expected from Microsoft/Nokia's high-end devices. So I pulled the trigger on an unlocked Windows Phone flagship that will hopefully take me through at least the first half of this year. Or until Microsoft gets off its low-end fixation and satisfies the needs of its biggest fans....More
It's been a while since the last What I Use, but there haven't been many major changes since late last year: Surface Pro 3 has become my go-to travel companion, I've added a third cellphone line for testing Windows Phone, Android and iPhone side-by-side, and have rotated through some new tablets and other devices. We've also switched from FIOS to Comcast and added to our set-top box collection....More