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Here are five things we just learned from the Windows 10X leaks

From a significantly redesigned Taskbar, Launcher, and easier to navigate settings app, and more, here are five things we know about Microsoft's upcoming new operating system, Windows 10X.

Windows 10 is getting a built-in feature to help track in-game FPS performance

Microsoft recently announced the addition of a new framerate counter to Windows 10. It will come as part of the Xbox Game Bar and builds on the many gaming abilities already available from within the OS. 

Next Windows 10 version could debut on November 12. Here’s what you need to know

It was already known that the update will officially be named the November 2019 Update, but now there is extra reason to believe it could be available for download on November 12. 

Microsoft cautions against installing the latest Windows 10 update

Microsoft released the KB4520062 cumulative update on October 15 but warns businesses not to install it. The update could break Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection.

Microsoft finally fixes Windows 10 bug that has plagued the Surface Book 2

An issue where the internal Nvidia GPU on the Surface Book 2 might no longer function or appear in Device Manager when installing the latest version of Windows 10 on the Surface Book 2 is now officially resolved.

The next Windows 10 update launches in November. Here’s what to expect

Microsoft has announced the official name and release schedule for the next update of Windows 10 --- code-named 19H2. Now dubbed the Windows 10 November 2019 Update, it will be coming to PCs everywhere in November.

Start Menu in Windows 10 still broken after the latest patch

Microsoft's latest update, released on October 8, still doesn't fix the Windows 10 Start Menu issue that first cropped up in a previous patch from early September.

You can now answer and make phone calls via Windows 10

The Your Phone app in Windows 10 is getting a new ability to answer and make phone calls. It has always been a great way to send and receive text messages on your PC, or even mirror your Android apps.

How to use Windows 10: Useful tips and tricks you need to know

Windows 10 actually features an intuitive user interface and some familiar features from older versions of Windows that will make you feel right at home.  We've put together a nifty little guide, helping you learn how to use --- and ease your way into Windows 10.

Windows 10 X is the future of dual-screen devices, and doesn’t ditch keyboards

At Microsoft's annual Surface hardware event, the company announced Windows 10 X, a software platform designed specifically for dual-screen PCs.

Dell jumps on the Windows 10 X dual-screen bandwagon, hints at new devices

Dell's embrace of multiple screen PCs could bring a dramatic redesign to its XPS laptops. With Dell going all-in on dual-screen and foldable form factors, the company's future XPS notebook could come with more than one display.

Microsoft’s Windows 10X OS may be featured on dual-screen devices

Ahead of the annual Surface event, new reports have indicated that Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 10X, will be designed to run on dual-screen devices.

HP Spectre x360 13 (late 2019) hands-on review: Prepare to be impressed

With a 90% screen to body ratio, beautiful OLED 1,000 nit screen, the world's smallest Windows Hello webcams, the HP Spectre x360 is now one of the best Windows 2-in-1's we've ever set our eyes on.

This Windows Core OS concept feels like the future I’ve always wanted

Microsoft is rumored to debut Windows Core OS at its upcoming Oct. 2 hardware event. But this concept mock-up takes the potential of a modular operating system to the next level.

Windows 10 officially powers over 900 million devices

With the support for Windows 7 slated to end at the beginning of 2020, Microsoft says that Windows 10 has more than 900 million active devices, from PCs to Windows smartphones, currently utilizing the operating system.

The U.S. government issues warning to install this emergency Windows update

If you're still using Internet Explorer, then Microsoft is now urging you to install an emergency patch as soon as possible in order to avoid possible malicious attacks from hackers. 

Next Windows 10 version might bring back cool way to group programs into tabs

The Windows Sets feature never made it to the final version of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, but it might soon make a comeback, according to a tweet from leaker WalkingCat.

Windows 10 update to fix Cortana bug breaks some users’ start menus

A fix rolled out for a Cortana bug in Windows 10 has caused further issues of its own, by breaking the start menu of some users.

Windows 10 Your Phone app now syncs your battery level and wallpaper

It's the little things that matter.What you need to knowThe Your Phone app now syncs the battery level and wallpaper

How to move Windows 10 to an SSD

To enjoy the snappy smoothness of an SSD-backed system, here's how to move Windows 10 to an SSD. Once you migrate your system from a dusty old hard drive to a speedy SSD, it will be one of the biggest upgrade you ever give you system.

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UMIDIGI Fan Festival goes live with big discounts on S5 Pro, A7 Pro

UMIDIGI, known for its powerful yet affordable smartphones and wearables, recently introduced its mid-range flagship the UMIDIGI S5 Pro. Moreover, it also added an entry-level A7 Pro to its portfolio.To help kick things off, and offer customers some extra savings on its new handsets, UMIDIGI has launched its Fan Festival 2020 on AliExpress.For a limited time, the S5 Pro is available for a shockingly low price of $249.99 while the A7 Pro is at only $99.99. What’s more, you can get an exclusive 18-month extended warranty for both devices right now, too.The UMIDIGI Fan Festival was rather popular last year, so it’s not much of a surprise that it would be back for 2020. It’s a great opportunity for people around the world to buy UMIDIGI products with special deals and discounts.Here’s a quick look at the UMIDIGI S5 Pro and the UMIDIGI A7 Pro.UMIDIGI S5 ProKey features include a Mediatek Helio G90T process with 6GB RAM and an incredibly generous 256GB storage capacity. Similar to other “gaming phones”, it includes liquid cooling to keep things humming along.The 4,680mAh battery is more than enough to get the average user through a day or two without breaking a sweat. Gamers will go through it quicker, of course, but the 18W fast charging ensures it’s replenished in short order.The UMIDIGI S5 Pro has full screen 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor and a pop-up camera for selfies.Around back is a 48-megapixel main sensor, 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, 5-megapixel macro lens, and a 5-megapixel depth lens.Buy and Save!The first 500 people to order the UMIDIGI S5 Pro ($249.99) receive a free UMIDIGI smartwatch.UMIDIGI A7 ProThe UMIDIGI A7 Pro features four cameras on the rear with AI smarts to capture the best shots in all environments. The 16-megapixel main lens is supported by a 16-megapixel ultra-wide (120 degree), 5-megapixel macro, and 5-megapixel depth sensor. Around front is a 16-megapixel selfie camera.The UMIDIGI A7 Pro packs a generously sized 6.3-inch waterdrop full screen with FHD (2340 x 1080 pixel) resolution. With an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, it should make for a thin design that’s easy to control in one hand.As far as power goes, the UMIDIGI A7 Pro comes with 4GB LPDDR4X RAM and is will be offered in two storage capacities: 64GB and 128GB. Paired with the enhanced Octa-Core processor, it’s considerably more powerful (AnTuTu 22,547) than its predecessor (92,514).The phone houses a 4,150mAh battery with a 10W charger included in the box and comes in Ocean Blue and Cosmic Black colors. Also in the way of design, the 2.5D glass back and metal frame and optical plating technology gives the phone a premium flagship appearance.Buy and Save!The UMIDIGI A7 Pro is on sale at AliExpress right now for just $99.99 (4GB/64GB) and $119.99 (4GB/128GB). Use the coupon code UA7PRO10 to save an additional $10. Note, there are limited numbers of coupons so act fast.18-Month WarrantyAs if the prices didn’t already make these phones compelling enough, the Fan Festival also gives consumers an extra boost in peace of mind. Purchase your handset during the limited time promotion and you’ll get an 18-month warranty.EDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.

Google Accessibility expands with apps for cognitively impaired

Google Accessibility enables people with disabilities to get the most out of their smartphone via free apps. The tech giant now offers three new apps that can help the elderly or other people with cognitive impairments better use their phones with less effort.Google Accessibility – 3 new apps added to the mixGoogle Accessibility, as the name implies, targets enabling its audiences with different handicaps. In their latest blog post, Google talks about their efforts to further help people with cognitive issues by making their routine more streamlined and accessible.Action Blocks Action Blocks is the latest app on the Google Play Store. You can create customized spaces on the screen that on a single tap carry out an action for you. All of this from your home screen.You can create a dedicated block to dial a loved one without accessing the dialer app, or adjust the lighting in the room to a specific setting, all from the Action Blocks app.Live Transcribe The Live Transcribe app has been improved to add more languages to its list which include Albanian, Burmese, Estonian, Macedonian, Mongolian, Punjabi, and Uzbek. In addition, it also brings brand new features targeted to a new audience.Your phone will vibrate when someone nearby says your name.You can now add custom names or terms for different objects or places that might not be in the dictionary.A revised search bar lets you search through past conversations more easily. To enable it, turn on ‘Saving Transcriptions’ in Settings. When enabled, transcriptions will be saved on your device for three days in local storage.Sound AmplifierThe Sound Amplifier app now enables people who are hard of hearing to experience their favorite content with minimal disturbance. Users can now connect their Bluetooth headphones and place their phone near the source of the sound e.g. a television, to get the audio transmitted to their headphones without taking up the volume.The app also works for boosting the volume and clearing up the audio of apps on the phone. Whether you’re listening to music or watching a video on YouTube.With all of these additions, Google’s commitment to accessibility is indeed a commendable effort. Especially with many elders staying indoors due to the Corona Virus, these new features are a welcome addition.

Just $36.99, the ChronoWatch has full color display and 16 functions

Summer is quickly approaching, the stay-at-home restrictions are slowly lifting, and things are looking better. Now’s the time when you leave those lazy days behind and start exercising and getting more active.Now’s the time to pick up a new smart watch. Why? For starters, they’ll help keep track of things and hold you accountable. Not only that, but it can help cut your phone time down, too.Buying a new smart watch doesn’t have to cost all that much money. Take the ChronoWatch, for instance. Priced just $36.99, it offers up a full 1.4-inch color touch display, waterproof coating, and support for 16 different functions.Track sleep, steps, calories, blood pressure, distance, heart rate, and more with this affordable smart watch. Indeed, the ChronoWatch also provides glanceable weather, alarms, music controls, and notifications to popular apps.On top of all of this, it pairs via Bluetooth to both Android and iOS phones and offers up a seven day battery.ChronoWatchTrack your daily activity, including steps, calories burned, mileage & heart rateMonitor your blood pressure & blood oxygen levelsWear it anywhere, anytime thanks to its sweat & waterproof designControl phone calls & musicGet alerts for SMS, Facebook & moreView the time, date & week on the sleek 1.4-inch screen displayBuy Yours Today!Stop over to the AndroidGuys Deals Store today and order your ChronoWatch for just $36.99, a savings of some 81% off original retail price.For a limited time (until May 26), you can save an additional 20% on the ChronoWatch, getting it for a mere $29.60 after it’s all done. Simply use coupon code SUMMERSAVE20 at checkout. You’re welcome.

Realme X50 Pro Play brings Snapdragon 865, 90Hz, and more for $400

Realme on Monday announced its X50 Pro Play on Chinese social media site Weibo. The phone brings a lot of flagship-tier specs and features but for a low price of $400. The only catch here is that it’s currently exclusive to China, with plans to expand in Europe to follow.Realme X50 Pro Play – Irresistible hardware and priceThe Realme X50 Pro Play has just been announced, and to say it is loaded with a world of features would not do it justice. Even though the phone is a less-expensive option to the Realme X50 Pro, it brings a lot to the table, while keeping the price very affordable.In a market where a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 starts at above $600, Realme has proven yet again that competition in the market is indeed healthy.Here are the specs of the phone:CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8656.44″ fullHD+ (2400 x 1080) Super AMOLED display, w/ 90Hz refresh rateAndroid 10 powered by the Realme UI6GB, 8GB, and 12GB RAM options4200mAh battery (65W SuperDart fast wired charging)Back cameras: 48-MP main camera, 8-MP ultrawide, 2-MP macro, 2-MP depth.Front camera: 16-MP main camera, 2-MP depthPhone color options: Black and SilverPricing6GB RAM + 128GB ROM = $3808GB RAM + 128GB ROM= $42012GB RAM + 128GB ROM = $460The inclusion of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 means that the phone has 5G capabilities, which makes it yet another great phone for the emerging 5G market that’s garnering across the world.In the past, Realme has shown itself to be a contender for releasing strong hardware at attractive prices. The Realme X50 Pro Play does have a lot going for it, and the only real problem with this phone would be its availability.A good majority of the hardware is found in flagship-tier phones, but competing brands like Redmi and Realme deliver premium hardware in a mid-tier price range. In the end, the only problem that comes is availability.The phone is set to launch in China first on June 1st. Soon after, Realme will expand the phone to Europe and other regions.What are your thoughts on the Realme X50 Pro Play? Let us know in the comments section below!