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    Start10 v1.7

    Start10 v1.7 by Razvan Serea Windows 10 has brought back a start menu, but the focus is heavily on apps, which are preloaded and pre-organized and are viewed as tiles rather than in the simple list of programs in Windows 7. The start menu is there, but consumers may feel the brunt of this app-focused layout. Start10 returns the familiar start menu to Windows 10, and allows for additional look and feel customization with just the couple of clicks of a mouse. Start10 brings a more familiar look and feel to the Windows 10 start menu. The new start menu in Windows 10 has a very app-focused layout, and Start10 helps users with a familiar Windows 7 style layout, and also offers additional customization with just a few mouse clicks. Start10 also maintains the familiar “folders” metaphor. Right now in the Windows start menu everything is listed in alphabetic order, which can make the start menu quite long, whereas in previous versions of Windows applications like Word, Excel and the other Office applications were found in the “Microsoft Office” folder on the start menu. In Windows 10 the search bar has been taken out of the start menu and placed on the task bar. Start10 allows you to have the search functionality back in your start menu. Changes in version 1.7: Improved skinning support Compatibility with Windows 10 1903's light theme Start10 is only $4.99. For more information about Start10, please visit www.start10.com. Disclaimer: Neowin's relationship to Stardock. Get alerted to all of our Software updates on Twitter at @NeowinSoftware
  3. cool, I've had nothing but good luck with newer drivers. remember folks, i'm still stuck on a Celeron 4920 with onboard graphics ;D what could go wrong?! but on a more serious note, I really wish Intel would officially make a driver for FreeBSD for the UHD 610 - 630. my windows keep turning black and I can't see anything so I have to keep rebooting.
  4. It doesn't make much sense to build a game at this early stage of development, first you make sure you have enough of the engine ready that can do what you want it to do before really focusing on the game otherwise you will end up replacing much of the game you've made. A lot of developers know this but they don't have the problem of the game being on the market for gamers to play with whereas in this case, they kind of have to do the game back to front because of the backers wanting to play the game. Early stage of development? Am I missing something? Yes game "publishers" are releasing games before they are fully ready but they always have a gameplay in there - Forever in development is not better than rushed out games. The problem is that you rarely get to see games at this stage of development, if Star Citizen was developed by a publisher in the normal sense then we would likely not of heard a thing about this game yet. Look at CDP Red with that Cyberpunk game, that game started development around the same time Star Citizen did and yet we have little to show of that game apart from what they wanted to show us. Big games take time to develop and more so big games that are trying new things out and I suspect Star Citizen is far more grander then that Cyberpunk game is. I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt and see what they can deliver, if they fail then I don't lose much but if they deliver on even half of what they promise, that could be a game changer for games and gamers that have been following the Star Citizen project will know what I mean by that. Beside, most triple a games are rushed out before they are ready and in many cases are cut down with dlc contents being added in later to inflate the price of the game. In the case of Star Citizen, they have around 500 people working on the game over 4 studios with a budget once you cut out the fluff far higher then what GTA 5 had and that budget keeps going up and the best part about it is that there is no publishers to say what they can and can't do. IMHO you have a "drank the kool-aid" attitude about this. While this game CAN be technically impressive, it is a glorified pyramid scheme entirely because it had no real gameplay that players can engage with in an ongoing way. Real games can survive a multi-year development cycle when the game is actually playable and is refining and building on that. Take Minecraft for example. It was a hit before it ever reached 1.0 and people were playing with others. As such it could absolutely afford a multi-year beta cycle. This "game" offers you the ability to buy ships. The number of people working on it doesn't matter, the impressiveness doesn't matter. The point is that we paid money now we want to see the result of that payment. They move the goalposts so often that it's a joke every time we hear the new roadmap. It won't matter. The burger you ordered 2 years ago was inadequate and we're re-engineering the feed that will allow the cow to grow to a better food source. We predict you'll be fed in 18-24 months time. Enjoy the table in the meantime, and please buy more of our trays! They'll make the burger look real nice! The point that there is no real gameplay in this tells me that they haven't figured out where the goalposts really are yet. Every other major MMO ever conceived knew this right out of the gate. Not to mention the single player game that should also be coming. It's not a "game" that deserves praising. It deserves CLOSURE. Quote: ... it is a glorified pyramid scheme" Fun how the same people with little to no education about game development and Finance are throwing words which have zero connection with reality. Pyramid sheme- ponzi scheme=scam. Just another soft way to say it. This is crowdfunded. This is a project with 4 studios and 500 devs. Do any readers work for free during 6 or 7 years? The answer is No. Does developing two Triple-A takes time starting from scratch? The answer is Yes. Project scope moved mid-2014 for 2 Triple-A with backers approval and never ending support (with more backers every year) since then. Last but not least. SQ42 Beta is in 5 quarters. Not 2025 or never. Amazing from an amazing team and community indeed. And if you are looking for Triple-A released "in time": Fallout 76 and Anthem were. Guess why this project got more support and backers every year...
  5. Windows 8 was the only (consumer aimed) version of Windows I have not used since Win95. I did try the early betas for a while, but quickly went back to Win7, until I bought my ThinkPad Yoga with Win8.1, which of course is on Win10 now. What a horrible mess it was. Great concept, but poorly executed (and probably released too soon). Actually still have a laptop from 2003 that runs an early Windows 8 Developers Preview, because after that they required SSE2 Instruction Set. Still had the start button, but it's got that funny "Start Menu" that basically was the "Charms" side menu.
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  7. Same boat for me. N4, N5X, ..? I'd love a smaller (than these) Pixel like that one that was mocked up recently, or seriously considering the Nokia 7.1. It's hard when people use them for different things, but I won't compromise on the camera. So my ideal phone would be a 4" Pixel 4 with the same camera, at least 4GB RAM, decent storage, but I could drop the CPU down a bit.
  8. Robert_Leo1

    Website blocking via Hosts file

    If you are trying to block website through host files then make sure that your host's files haven't been saved with wrong names.
  9. Raze

    Mp3tag 2.95

    Works great and can even change .mkv tags. (in a limited way)
  10. As a pwa developer, the opposite is happening. Ms, google, apple, etc are all pushing pwa development harder than any other type. The web is becoming more than just for browsing and consumption. He knows that, he is just bashing it because he thinks it’s an MS only thing.
  11. Higher price tag and specs which really don't live up to the OP ideology
  12. an announcement of an announcement? Yeah that's news, thanks Neowin.
  13. You also can't post from the Windows 10 app unless you have a Surface (and possibly one or two other approved devices). A very strange decision...
  14. I wonder what they will come up with for the OnePlus 7. Can't wait.
  15. As a pwa developer, the opposite is happening. Ms, google, apple, etc are all pushing pwa development harder than any other type. The web is becoming more than just for browsing and consumption.
  16. I like siri shortcuts and it does way more then other states it does. I think it will be useful on the Mac.
  17. PlayStation Store is having a flash sale with up to 50% off some titles by Namerah Saud Fatmi Sony is kicking off the weekend with a great set of deals on the PlayStation Store. A total of 63 titles are currently on sale - some of them going for half the original retail price. The selection of games includes both old and new releases for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation VR. Bear in mind that the flash sale is only available on the U.S. store and will last for a limited amount of time, until 8:00 am PT on April 22. Highlights for the nostalgic gamer include classic titles such as Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy at 40% off for $23.99 and Spyro Reignited Trilogy for $29.99, down 25%. A Crash and Spyro bundle is also available for purchase at $49.49 - $25 less than the original asking price. Several different editions of Assassin's Creed Odyssey are available for purchase, including the deluxe edition, gold edition, and ultimate edition for up to 67% off depending on the variant. The Assassin's Creed Odyssey Season Pass is also slashed by 40%, the price tag of $23.99 includes a copy of Assassin's Creed III Remastered. Similarly, a variety of Tom Clancy's The Division 2 editions are also on sale, with up to 20% off on the standard edition, gold edition, and ultimate edition. A wide range of The Elder Scrolls: Online currency add-ons are up for grabs, as well as The Elder Scrolls: Online Collection at 50% off selling for $24.99. Other noteworthy titles on sale are listed below in alphabetical order: Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Call of Cthulhu Creed: Rise to Glory Genesis Alpha One Hello Neighbor Just Cause 4 Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 Metro Exodus (Standard edition; Gold edition) Omen of Sorrow Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Digital Deluxe edition; Croft edition) Sonic Forces South Park: The Fractured But Whole The LEGO Movie Videogame 2 Vampyr Yakuza Kiwami 2 For a full list of titles with the respective discounted price list, you may visit the official PlayStation blog. The flash sale is accessible via the PlayStation Store on PS4, PS3, PS Vita and PS VR or through the online store on PC.
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  19. Microsoft, Google and Apple are all behind PWAs. Call me cynical but that might be enough to seal the deal. Given the amount of control that a web developer gets over the page load process of the browser, I can't see Service Workers (part of PWA) disappearing any time soon. Just go to YouTube or Twitter with your browser and you're already using a PWA!
  20. adrynalyne

    neowin.com no longer working?

    That’s because it has an invalid SSL. Someone threw the .net ssl on the .com 😉 Port 80 redirects to 443 which redirects to .net. Well would if it had the correct SSL. @DaveLegg why don’t you redirect port 80 to 443 on .net and be done with it? Browsers only default to 443 if there is an ssl in place. An invalid one is worse than none at all.
  21. thequestor

    The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is now available on MSDN

    As mentioned, only Titanium cards received anything. Not even sure why... if they're willing to leave the rest of us without support. I hear AE5's are doing OK, AE9 should be fine.. but I can tell you SB Z's still stuck without any fix. I would have had to stop at 1803. I'm not having any issues with 1809 and my SB Z and since it is very different than the X-Fi I don't think it [the Z models and up] will have the same problems which is why creative haven't shoved out another botch, er, driver update for the Z series.
  22. SnoopZ

    neowin.com no longer working?

    This is still not working for me.
  23. You can see and post stuff on the mobile app. The web version is limited to viewing posts only. ya **** that.
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