WinBeta http://www.winbeta.org Your source for Windows 10 and Microsoft news Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:34:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Readit for Windows 10 receives huge update, numerous fixes and improvements http://www.winbeta.org/news/readit-windows-10-receives-huge-update-numerous-fixes-improvements http://www.winbeta.org/news/readit-windows-10-receives-huge-update-numerous-fixes-improvements#respond Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:34:32 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72323

Third-party Reddit app, Readit, has received a huge update that brings with it many fixes for issues that users were experiencing, as well as some improvements that lead to a better experience when using the app.

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Microsoft updates its Services Agreement, requires Xbox users sign-in regularly to keep gamertag and more http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-updates-services-agreement-requires-xbox-users-sign-regularly-keep-gamertag http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-updates-services-agreement-requires-xbox-users-sign-regularly-keep-gamertag#respond Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:12:07 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72318

Microsoft has updated its Services Agreement for many of its services. Notable changes include requiring Xbox users to sign-in every 5 years to keep their gamertag, prohibiting terrorist content and additional Xbox console software verification.

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Deal: Microsoft cuts the price of 500GB Xbox One consoles to $249 in the US for a limited time http://www.winbeta.org/news/deal-microsoft-cuts-price-500gb-xbox-one-consoles-249-us-limited-time http://www.winbeta.org/news/deal-microsoft-cuts-price-500gb-xbox-one-consoles-249-us-limited-time#respond Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:53:42 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72314

Microsoft is cutting the price of all 500GB Xbox One consoles in the United States for a limited time.

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Intel releases Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 driver updates for cameras and Windows Hello http://www.winbeta.org/news/intel-releases-surface-book-surface-pro-4-driver-updates-cameras-windows-hello http://www.winbeta.org/news/intel-releases-surface-book-surface-pro-4-driver-updates-cameras-windows-hello#respond Sun, 24 Jul 2016 16:37:51 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72307

Intel has released new drivers for cameras and Windows Hello for the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. Microsoft is pushing the new drivers via Windows Update for Windows 10 Insiders.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What’s new with Action Center http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-anniversary-update-whats-new-action-center http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-anniversary-update-whats-new-action-center#respond Sun, 24 Jul 2016 16:12:19 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=71082

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is bringing a number of new features and enhancements to the Action Center for all Windows 10 users.

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Windows 10 news recap: data protection concerns, Stan for Windows 10, new Sonic game and more http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-news-recap-data-protection-concerns-stan-windows-10-new-sonic-game http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-news-recap-data-protection-concerns-stan-windows-10-new-sonic-game#respond Sun, 24 Jul 2016 16:00:31 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72295

Have a look at the stories surrounding Windows 10 this past week, including France's data protection commission raising concerns about the data Windows 10 collects, new apps and more.

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Windows 10 Mobile news recap: Amazon returning soon, Hitbox arrives, HP Elite X3 bonanza and more http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-mobile-news-recap-amazon-returning-soon-hitbox-arrives-hp-elite-x3-bonanza http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-mobile-news-recap-amazon-returning-soon-hitbox-arrives-hp-elite-x3-bonanza#respond Sun, 24 Jul 2016 16:00:26 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72284

Take a look at everything that happened in Windows 10 Mobile this week, from HP Elite x3 information to new app launches and rumours, we've got it all covered.

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All versions of Windows, including Windows Server, now headed up by Executive VP Terry Myerson http://www.winbeta.org/news/versions-windows-including-windows-server-now-headed-executive-vp-terry-myerson http://www.winbeta.org/news/versions-windows-including-windows-server-now-headed-executive-vp-terry-myerson#respond Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:35:50 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72292

Microsoft is reshuffling its Windows Server engineering team, by moving them out of its Cloud and Enterprise Group and into its Windows and Devices Group.

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Windows 10 Insider build 14393.5 discovered, could be next cumulative update http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-insider-build-14393-5-discovered-next-cumulative-update http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-insider-build-14393-5-discovered-next-cumulative-update#respond Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:56:17 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72279

Windows 10 Insider build 14393.5 has been found and could be released in the coming days to Fast Ring insiders.

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Deal: Grab the Lumia 650 for $69.99 on Cricket Wireless http://www.winbeta.org/news/deal-grab-lumia-650-69-99-cricket-wireless http://www.winbeta.org/news/deal-grab-lumia-650-69-99-cricket-wireless#respond Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:39:20 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72273

Grab Microsoft's Lumia 650 for as low as $69.99 on Cricket Wireless when porting in a number, or for $109.99 when not porting in a number.

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Mozo opens up pre-orders of its new Surface sleeves http://www.winbeta.org/news/mozo-opens-pre-orders-new-surface-sleeves http://www.winbeta.org/news/mozo-opens-pre-orders-new-surface-sleeves#respond Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:20:34 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72268

Mozo has opened up pre-orders of its new Surface sleeves on its website, citing that they also work with many Windows 2-in-1 devices and laptops.

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Cloud Raiders becomes a Universal Windows game for Windows 10 PC and Mobile http://www.winbeta.org/news/cloud-raiders-becomes-universal-windows-game-windows-10-pc-mobile http://www.winbeta.org/news/cloud-raiders-becomes-universal-windows-game-windows-10-pc-mobile#respond Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:55:55 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72263

Cloud Raiders has become a Universal Windows game in its latest update, allowing you to dominate islands across various Windows 10 devices.

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Amazon: we’re launching a new app for Windows 10 Mobile, possibly Windows Phone, arriving soon http://www.winbeta.org/news/amazon-launching-new-app-windows-10-mobile-possibly-windows-phone-arriving-soon http://www.winbeta.org/news/amazon-launching-new-app-windows-10-mobile-possibly-windows-phone-arriving-soon#respond Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:37:58 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72257

Amazon is working on a new app for Windows 10 Mobile and possibly Windows Phone, it is coming "soon".

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IMO.IM releases its messaging app for Windows phones http://www.winbeta.org/news/imo-im-releases-messaging-app-windows-phones http://www.winbeta.org/news/imo-im-releases-messaging-app-windows-phones#respond Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:20:48 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72251

IMO.IM have released their app for Windows phones, supporting all phones running Windows Phone 8 or higher.

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Pop-out functionality for Outlook Mail app on Windows 10 will return soon http://www.winbeta.org/news/pop-functionality-outlook-mail-app-windows-10-will-return-soon http://www.winbeta.org/news/pop-functionality-outlook-mail-app-windows-10-will-return-soon#respond Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:59:14 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72244

If you were worried about the pop-out functionality for Outlook Mail going missing recently, you don't have be without it that much longer.

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Project Sonic 2017 arrives on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC holiday 2017 http://www.winbeta.org/news/project-sonic-2017-arrives-xbox-one-windows-10-pc-holiday-2017 http://www.winbeta.org/news/project-sonic-2017-arrives-xbox-one-windows-10-pc-holiday-2017#respond Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:21:06 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72239

The game is being made by the same team who brought you Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations, two games that have been generally well received as beacons of quality in the franchise's rocky history.

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Sonic Dash for Windows 10 gets a cool new character and level http://www.winbeta.org/news/sonic-dash-windows-10-gets-cool-new-character-level http://www.winbeta.org/news/sonic-dash-windows-10-gets-cool-new-character-level#respond Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:51:09 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72229

The team behind Sonic Dash is introducing new DLC that lets you relive the original Sonic games - at least a little bit.

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Halo Wars 2 gets a new story trailer from its Comic-Con Panel http://www.winbeta.org/news/halo-wars-2-gets-new-story-trailer-comic-con-panel http://www.winbeta.org/news/halo-wars-2-gets-new-story-trailer-comic-con-panel#respond Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:12:40 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72221

According to the Vidoc, your story follows the crew of the UNSC Spirit of Fire, who have woken up after more than 20 years in cryo-sleep to find themselves flying above the Ark.

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Microsoft releases Desktop App Converter Preview update supporting Windows 10 build 14388 and later http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-releases-desktop-app-converter-preview-update-supporting-windows-10-build-14388-later http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-releases-desktop-app-converter-preview-update-supporting-windows-10-build-14388-later#respond Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:47:55 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72197

Microsoft has updated the Desktop App Converter to support Windows 10 builds including the current Windows 10 Anniversary Update preview build 14393 and more.

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Third-party Hitbox app for Windows adds Windows phone support http://www.winbeta.org/news/third-party-hitbox-app-windows-adds-windows-phone-support http://www.winbeta.org/news/third-party-hitbox-app-windows-adds-windows-phone-support#respond Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:33:08 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72210

Hitbox is a global game and eSports streaming platform, similar to the likes of Twitch and YouTube Gaming. It hosts hundreds of streams from various types of games, such as Rust and Counter Strike....

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Third-party Discord app Clamour is coming to Windows 10 Mobile http://www.winbeta.org/news/third-party-discord-app-clamour-coming-windows-10-mobile http://www.winbeta.org/news/third-party-discord-app-clamour-coming-windows-10-mobile#respond Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:09:50 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72198

A third-party app developer is working to bring Discord to Windows 10 Mobile and shares some screenshots of where his app is at the moment.

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Evernote for Windows 10 discovered in Windows Store http://www.winbeta.org/news/evernote-windows-10-discovered-windows-store http://www.winbeta.org/news/evernote-windows-10-discovered-windows-store#respond Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:38:21 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72188

Evernote looks set to be working on a new app for Windows 10 PCs and the Surface Hub, providing a truly cross-platform to-do list app throughout the Windows platform.

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Atom Bank reaffirms that it is working on a Windows 10 app, register your interest http://www.winbeta.org/news/atom-bank-reaffirms-working-windows-10-app-register-interest http://www.winbeta.org/news/atom-bank-reaffirms-working-windows-10-app-register-interest#respond Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:03:22 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72183

Atom Bank has reaffirmed that they are working on an app for Windows, however, they have not released the supported platforms yet.

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Feedback Hub in Windows 10 Insider build 14393.3 explains fixes in Cumulative Update (KB3176925) http://www.winbeta.org/news/feedback-hub-windows-10-insider-build-14393-3-explains-fixes-cumulative-update-kb3176925 http://www.winbeta.org/news/feedback-hub-windows-10-insider-build-14393-3-explains-fixes-cumulative-update-kb3176925#respond Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:49:17 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72172

The Windows team has tipped the Cumulative Update (KB3176925) as being a bit more than a vaguely performance associated release

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Groove Music teases more of its premium features to non-subscribers http://www.winbeta.org/news/groove-music-teases-premium-features-non-subscribers http://www.winbeta.org/news/groove-music-teases-premium-features-non-subscribers#respond Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:04:08 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72167

Those interested in the Groove experience can now take a look at the improved Radio and Explore tabs without having to have a subscription to Groove Music.

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Microsoft provides more details than you ever wanted to know on the Windows Subsystem for Linux http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-provides-details-ever-wanted-know-windows-subsystem-linux http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-provides-details-ever-wanted-know-windows-subsystem-linux#respond Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:24:18 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72155

Brown's nearly 4,000-word post includes details on how users can run or manage server and devices utilizing Linux subsets, tips and examples of remote scripting, managing Windows files, filing HTTP request, building and playing NetHack running Python all while still maintaining a Windows 10 environment.

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New cumulative update delivers a version bump to Windows 10 Insider Preview, now 14393.3 http://www.winbeta.org/news/new-cumulative-update-delivers-version-bump-windows-10-insider-preview-now-14393-3 http://www.winbeta.org/news/new-cumulative-update-delivers-version-bump-windows-10-insider-preview-now-14393-3#respond Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:22:49 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72160

A seemingly minor cumulative update has been rolled out to Insiders, presumably on the Fast Ring, that bumps this week’s build 14393 release up to 14393.3.

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AT&T has the Lumia 640 XL available now for only $149.99 http://www.winbeta.org/news/att-lumia-640-xl-available-now-149-99 http://www.winbeta.org/news/att-lumia-640-xl-available-now-149-99#respond Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:04:58 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72153

AT&T has the Lumia 640 XL available now for only $149.99.

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Microsoft Research and Bill Gates look forward to the next 25 years of innovation http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-research-bill-gates-look-forward-next-25-years-innovation http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-research-bill-gates-look-forward-next-25-years-innovation#respond Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:49:40 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72149

Bill Gates and other Microsoft luminaries look forward to see what Microsoft Research might accomplish in its next 25 years.

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Overwatch does well in June, according to NPD Group, but overall game sales were down 26% http://www.winbeta.org/news/overwatch-well-june-according-npd-group-overall-game-sales-26 http://www.winbeta.org/news/overwatch-well-june-according-npd-group-overall-game-sales-26#respond Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:31:18 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=72147

Overwatch took first place in June 2016 sales according to NPD Group, while the gaming industry as a whole fell of by 26%.

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