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Without much fanfare, Microsoft has restored one of the "game-changing" features in Windows 11. After sitting neglected for months, Spotify integration in Windows 11's Clock app is working again.
Several weeks ago, Microsoft announced Phone Link for iOS with calling, iMessage, and notification support. Now the software giant is expanding the features to all Windows 11 customers.
Several weeks ago, Microsoft released a redesigned Weather app infested with MSN News and ad banners. After an outbreak of criticism, the software giant gave in and removed news and ads.
By popular demand, Vivaldi Technologies has brought its Chromium-based browser to the Microsoft Store, giving customers an alternative method to download Vivaldi on Windows 10 and 11.
Stardock has announced Groupy 2—an app that brings tabbed experience to Windows 10 and 11 apps. It has a modern Windows 11-like user interface, new features, and various improvements.
UUP Media Converter, a utility for fetching and converting UUP files into ready-for-use ISO/WIM/VHD images, has received an update to version 126.96.36.199 with the ability to download Canary Channel files.
Microsoft Store App Awards 2023 community choice voting is now open to everyone, allowing users to vote for the best applications for Windows 10 and 11 in five distinct categories.
Here is an app that can help you debloat, optimize, tweak, and service Windows 11 with a clean, easy-to-understand UI, convenient explanations and tons of various options for all sorts of users.
Apple has released new updates for its recently released Windows applications. Apple Music Preview now supports Windows media keys and lyrics, plus the company fixed several annoying bugs.
Microsoft has started rolling out a redesigned Weather app for Windows 10 and 11 (MSN Weather). The latest version features a brand-new design paired with a news feed and recommended content.
Here is how you can remove the "Recommended" section from the Start menu in Windows 11. Not just make it blank, but eliminate it completely, thus leaving more space for your app pins.
Windows 11 is a great operating system overall, but it has several quirks users find controversial or straight annoying. Here are ten apps that will make the OS more convenient and less irritating.
Google has introduced a new application for Windows 10 and 11 computers, allowing much easier file transfer between PCs and Android-powered smartphones, tablets, and other devices.
WSATools, a third-party app for sideloading Android applications on Windows 11, has reached version 1.0.0. The update is now available in the Microsoft Store, bringing APK bundles and ARM64 support.
Windows insiders in the Canary Channel can download a new version of Snipping Tool. It is now rolling out with a fix for the screenshot-recovery vulnerability recently spotted in Windows 10 and 11.
Microsoft has released a new version of the WinUI 3 Gallery app, a set of controls and styles for apps build with Windows App SDK. The latest version adds a new section, better design, and bugfixes.
Microsoft has just opened nominations for the annual Microsoft Store App Awards, "the most anticipated event for the community." Anyone can submit their favorite Windows apps for the upcoming voting.
The Files App has received another feature update with a bunch of notable changes. Version 2.4.40 is now available for download with a tags editor, better context menus, and various bugfixes.
If you are a fan of the Mica effect on Windows 11 and wondered if you could some app based on that inside Windows 10, then such an app is available now for download on Microsoft Store.
Microsoft has released a major update for its MSIX Packaging Tool. The new update brings support for portable apps, new Package Editor improvements, child process monitoring, and more.
The latest update for the Files App delivers Quick Access and favorites sync with the stock File Explorer, a new tags widget, an improved renaming experience, an SMB credentials prompt, and more.
The Files app, a popular file manager for Windows 10 and 11, has received a neat improvement in the latest preview update. The app's home page now lists tagged files for quicker access.
The latest Windows 11 version has fancy new audio and brightness flyouts. Those stuck on Windows 10 or unwilling to upgrade can also taste something more modern thanks to this free application.
Microsoft has confirmed that those using the most recent Windows 10 and 11 versions might experience issues with the Start menu, Windows Search, and UWP apps. The company is investigating the bug.
A new version of the Snipping Tool app is now available for Windows Insiders to download from the Microsoft Store. The latest release adds the much-needed option to pause screen recording.
Microsoft has confirmed that a maintenance tool made for fixing bugs in Windows 11 is causing more trouble for customers. Restoring the OS from a system restore point breaks specific Windows apps.
ShareX, a popular multitool for taking screenshots and screen recording, has been updated to version 15 in the beta channel. ShareX 15 introduces new tools, UI tweaks, and other improvements.
MSEdgeRedirect, a popular third-party tool for preventing Microsoft from imposing Edge, has received an update to version 0.7.3.0. It fixes one annoying bug and delivers a few other improvements.
Apple has finally released Music, TV, and Devices apps for Windows. Preview versions are now available for download, making it easier for Windows users to access Apple's most popular services.
Paint.NET, a popular free image editor for Windows, has received a large feature update. Version 5.0 is now available for download with improved GPU rendering, pressure sensitivity, and more.
Here are eleven apps (one paid and ten free) for Windows 11 we consider must-haves. These will boost and polish some of the existing features or add the capabilities Microsoft has yet to implement.
Those unhappy with Microsoft moving the Quick Assist app to the Microsoft Store will be glad to learn that Microsoft has updated the original app and now promises to continue supporting it.
Microsoft has backported another Windows 11 app to Windows 10. The updated Windows Media Player (do not confuse it with the classic WMP) is now available for download in the Release Preview Channel.
Microsoft was allegedly making a new "Super App". And despite earlier reports suggesting that such an app already existed in Windows, new indications point towards it being a new thing.
Cider is a third-party Apple Music client for those who suffer from using iTunes on Windows or, even worse, the web-based Apple Music client. It is a feature-packed app that Apple somehow cannot make.
Files App, arguably the best third-party file manager for Windows and a winner of the Microsoft Store App Awards 2022, received a lot of new improvements in the latest preview update.
The Auto Dark Mode app has received an update to version 10.3.0.90. It adds various improvements and a couple of new features, such as the ability to change themes when Night Light turns on or off.
The latest update for the Sysinternals app suite brings dark mode support and a multi-pane view to Process Explorer, plus a couple of new switches for CSV output in the Handle tool.
A new set of screenshots published on Twitter reveals details about a new app from Microsoft. "PC Manager" will try to speed up your computer and, of course, make you switch to Edge.