Popular uBlock Origin ad-blocker appears in Edge’s walled extension garden

uBlock Origin, the popular “wide-spectrum blocker” that stops ads and more is now available for Microsoft Edge. There aren’t a ton of extensions available for Windows 10’s Edge browser yet as Microsoft’s maintained tight control over the ecosystem, making it something of an event when a new big name add-on shows up. Over the weekend, New… Read More Popular uBlock Origin ad-blocker appears in Edge’s walled extension garden

This new Ubuntu Linux laptop has a 4K screen and Nvidia Pascal GPU

System76’s Ubuntu-based Oryx Pro is a Linux laptop loaded with features also found in some of the fastest Windows laptops. The Oryx Pro can be the ultimate Linux gaming laptop. It can be configured with a 15.6-inch 4K screen and Nvidia’s latest Pascal GeForce GTX 1070 GPU. The laptop with those features starts at $1,987,… Read More This new Ubuntu Linux laptop has a 4K screen and Nvidia Pascal GPU

Future Windows 10 phones could run full-fledged PC programs

When the HP Elite x3 launched earlier this year, we lamented its likely legacy as the last great Windows 10 phone. It stood alone as the embodiment of Microsoft’s PC-as-phone vision at a time when Microsoft was ruthlessly burning its mobile hardware division to the ground and gutting what few Nokia remnants lingered. But now it… Read More Future Windows 10 phones could run full-fledged PC programs

Windows 10 preview pushes Command Prompt into the shadows, Paint 3D into the spotlight

Hints of what’s to come in next spring’s Windows 10 Creators Update just keep on coming. Microsoft recently released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14971, which integrates Paint 3D, turns your browser into an e-reader, shuffles Command Prompt into the shadows, and more. First up: Edge-as-e-reader. Starting with build 14971, Microsoft says Edge will be… Read More Windows 10 preview pushes Command Prompt into the shadows, Paint 3D into the spotlight

Annoying ‘Get Windows 10’ pop-up app removed from Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs

The Windows 10 giveaway ended on July 29, but millions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users still have the Get Windows 10 app and related software installed on their PCs. That started to change on Tuesday. Microsoft is currently rolling out an update—available via Windows Update—that will get rid of the Get Windows 10… Read More Annoying ‘Get Windows 10’ pop-up app removed from Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs

Google showcases massive Chrome battery gains in response to Microsoft diss

Google recently ran a battery life test comparing Chrome 46 to Chrome 53. And the winner was…Chrome. Google isn’t one to take a diss lying down—especially if that diss comes from Microsoft. Responding to Microsoft’s tests published in June that showed Edge to be far better for battery life than Chrome, Google ran some tests… Read More Google showcases massive Chrome battery gains in response to Microsoft diss

Windows 10 growth slowdown has bright side

Downturn in August smaller than expected; may signal start of enterprise migrations Although Windows 10’s growth slowed in August, the one-year-old operating system didn’t slam on the brakes as expected, according to data from multiple analytics sources. The smaller-than-anticipated slowdown may signal the start of enterprise deployments, a move that would vindicate Microsoft’s efforts to… Read More Windows 10 growth slowdown has bright side

KDE Connect links your Android phone with your Linux desktop

Receive your Android phone’s notifications and reply to SMS messages from any Linux PC. Linux can now sync notifications from your Android phone and reply to SMS messages. It works just like Cortana does between Windows 10 PCs and Android phones, and like Apple’s Continuity feature works between Macs and iPhones. KDE Connect brings Linux… Read More KDE Connect links your Android phone with your Linux desktop