WinBeta http://www.winbeta.org Your source for Windows 10 and Microsoft news Sun, 29 May 2016 18:09:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Windows 10 news recap: New build, Version 1607, hardware requirements and more http://www.winbeta.org/news/another-windows-10-news-recap-version1607-new-build http://www.winbeta.org/news/another-windows-10-news-recap-version1607-new-build#respond Sun, 29 May 2016 18:09:15 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62515

Welcome back to our weekly Windows 10 news recap, in which we recap the top news stories regarding Windows 10 for the week. Let’s dive straight in. Hardware requirements have been slightly changed with...

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Microsoft has not given up on Windows phone and here’s why http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-not-given-windows-phone-heres http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-not-given-windows-phone-heres#respond Sun, 29 May 2016 15:02:17 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62504

The future of Microsoft’s smartphone business has been a topic of widespread and increasingly acrimonious discussion for some time now, and a major pain point for Windows and Microsoft enthusiasts. The themes range from...

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Windows 10 Mobile news recap: Windows phone staying afloat, Microsoft streamlines mobile strategy http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-mobile-news-recap-7 http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-mobile-news-recap-7#respond Sun, 29 May 2016 14:45:32 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62493

Welcome back to our weekly “Windows 10 Mobile news recap” series where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s mobile operating system.

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WinBeta Podcast 67: Xbox rumors and Windows 10 Mobile refocusing http://www.winbeta.org/news/winbeta-podcast-67-xbox-rumors-windows-10-mobile-refocusing http://www.winbeta.org/news/winbeta-podcast-67-xbox-rumors-windows-10-mobile-refocusing#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 18:28:43 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62445

Welcome to another episode of the WinBeta Podcast. Each week we discuss the top Microsoft related news. This week we discuss rumors surrounding new Xbox devices including the Xbox Mini, Microsoft changing its focus...

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‘Hacked?’ app for Windows 10 monitors your email accounts for security breaches http://www.winbeta.org/news/new-app-hacked-will-warn-need-change-password http://www.winbeta.org/news/new-app-hacked-will-warn-need-change-password#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 18:27:47 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62494

Hacked? will notify you the second that one of your email addresses has been listed on haveibeenpwned, a website that tracks security breaches.

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‘Black’ wants to be a Universal Windows 10 app, but needs your help http://www.winbeta.org/news/black-wants-universal-windows-10-app-needs-help http://www.winbeta.org/news/black-wants-universal-windows-10-app-needs-help#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 18:01:16 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62488

The team behind Black is making an attempt to devote all of its time to development, but needs funding.

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Join the Plex Universal Windows 10 app Beta program http://www.winbeta.org/news/join-plex-universal-windows-10-app-beta-program http://www.winbeta.org/news/join-plex-universal-windows-10-app-beta-program#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 17:27:01 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62482

Plex, the media streaming service that allows you to play movies, TV, and music to any device, is launching the open beta for a new Universal Windows 10 app.

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Long term review: Mozo back covers for the Lumia 950 http://www.winbeta.org/news/long-term-review-mozo-back-covers-lumia-950 http://www.winbeta.org/news/long-term-review-mozo-back-covers-lumia-950#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 17:16:32 +0000 http://winbeta.org/?p=62157

Kareem and Oliver share their experiences with the pricey but luxurious and tasteful Mozo back covers for the Lumia 950.

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Xbox One users can mod Fallout 4 on May 31st http://www.winbeta.org/news/xbox-one-users-can-mod-fallout-4-may-31st http://www.winbeta.org/news/xbox-one-users-can-mod-fallout-4-may-31st#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 17:05:38 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62477

If you've never played a Bethesda game on PC and aren't yet familiar with why modding is so significant, you're in for an extremely pleasant surprise.

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Microsoft kicks off SharePoint development educational series http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-kicks-off-sharepoint-development-educational-series http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-kicks-off-sharepoint-development-educational-series#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 16:56:00 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62474

The team behind SharePoint knows that app developers aren't perfect, and with that in mind, they've decided to put out a series of tutorial blogs.

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Report: virtual reality title coming to enhanced Xbox One console in 2017 http://www.winbeta.org/news/report-virtual-reality-title-coming-enhanced-xbox-one-console-2017 http://www.winbeta.org/news/report-virtual-reality-title-coming-enhanced-xbox-one-console-2017#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 00:59:41 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62454

It's been confirmed that a virtual reality video game will be announced at E3 for Xbox One in 2017.

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Microsoft adds preview H.264/AVC support in Edge browser on Windows 10 build 14352 http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-adds-preview-h-264avc-support-real-time-communications-windows-10-insider-build-14352 http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-adds-preview-h-264avc-support-real-time-communications-windows-10-insider-build-14352#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 23:36:23 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62456

Microsoft is previewing support for H.264/AVC support in real-time communication in Edge starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14352.

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Windows 10 Mobile Insider Ring level picker shows “Disabled” for some on build 14342 http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-mobile-insider-ring-shows-disabled-14342-problem-microsofts http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-mobile-insider-ring-shows-disabled-14342-problem-microsofts#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 22:52:13 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62447

A server-side issue is making it impossible for some Windows 10 Mobile Insider users running build 14342 to change their Insider level.

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New Disney gaming titles on their way to Windows 10 http://www.winbeta.org/news/new-disney-gaming-titles-way-windows-10 http://www.winbeta.org/news/new-disney-gaming-titles-way-windows-10#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 22:43:07 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62422

Two new betas have been found in the Windows Store for upcoming Disney video game titles.

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Windows 10 growth rate seems to be increasing lately http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-growth-rate-seems-increasing-lately http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-growth-rate-seems-increasing-lately#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 22:18:43 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62436

Window 10's growth has increased over the last few weeks, leading up to the end of Microsoft's free upgrade program.

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Microsoft’s Memorial Day sale: $150 off Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 and more http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-store-firing-grill-memorial-day-sale-150-off-surface-book-surface-pro-4 http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-store-firing-grill-memorial-day-sale-150-off-surface-book-surface-pro-4#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 21:32:03 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62412

Microsoft Store's Memorial Day sale has gone live with a list of savings and deals for their products!

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Post-apocalyptic disaster-management game ‘Sheltered’ arrives on Windows 10 http://www.winbeta.org/news/post-apocalyptic-disaster-management-game-sheltered-arrives-windows-10 http://www.winbeta.org/news/post-apocalyptic-disaster-management-game-sheltered-arrives-windows-10#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 20:07:59 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62409

The Windows Store has been doing fairly well in its first year, and that’s likely at least partly due to the ever-increasing influx of quality gaming titles. Windows 10 is an increasingly popular gaming...

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Facebook Messenger Windows 10 app updated, W10M app coming? http://www.winbeta.org/news/facebook-messenger-windows-10-app-updated-w10m-app-coming http://www.winbeta.org/news/facebook-messenger-windows-10-app-updated-w10m-app-coming#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 18:37:15 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62405

At some point early today, the Facebook Messenger app got a minor update bump that brought a handful of UI tweaks that included an update to the People icon in the app.

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Windows 10 build 14352 lets you use Windows Defender and another anti-virus program together http://www.winbeta.org/news/using-windows-defender-periodic-scanning-windows-10-insider-build-14352 http://www.winbeta.org/news/using-windows-defender-periodic-scanning-windows-10-insider-build-14352#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 18:10:44 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62367

I’ll admit it, I haven’t used a 3rd party anti-virus product in years. Of course, I always have Windows Defender turned on, and before that I used Microsoft Security Essentials (and before that Windows...

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You can now see Microsoft responses in Windows 10 build 14352 Feedback Hub entries http://www.winbeta.org/news/can-now-see-microsoft-responses-windows-10-build-14352-feedback-hub-entries http://www.winbeta.org/news/can-now-see-microsoft-responses-windows-10-build-14352-feedback-hub-entries#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 18:04:43 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62397

One of the new enhancements in Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14352 is enhanced interactivity with Microsoft engineers in the Feedback Hub.

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Readit for Windows 10 updated with a ton of enhancements and fixes http://www.winbeta.org/news/readit-windows-10-updated-ton-enhancements-fixes http://www.winbeta.org/news/readit-windows-10-updated-ton-enhancements-fixes#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 17:43:36 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62391

Jumping several points in the upgrade process, Readit is now sporting a massive list of fixes, upgrades, UI enhancements, and optimizations.

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Candy Crush Soda Saga for Windows 10 now has a total of 865 levels thanks to latest update http://www.winbeta.org/news/candy-crush-soda-saga-windows-10-now-total-865-levels-thanks-latest-update http://www.winbeta.org/news/candy-crush-soda-saga-windows-10-now-total-865-levels-thanks-latest-update#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 17:32:34 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62389

Candy Crush Soda Saga has received a new update in the Windows Store, adding a total of 865 levels for you to beat! The developer of the popular game, King, recently rolled out the...

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Using Cortana, Groove Music in Windows 10 Insider build 14352 http://www.winbeta.org/news/using-cortana-groove-music-windows-10-insider-build-14352 http://www.winbeta.org/news/using-cortana-groove-music-windows-10-insider-build-14352#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 16:59:02 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62366

For those Windows Insiders that downloaded the Windows 10 Preview Build 14352, you will see improvements to Cortana and Cortana integration with Groove Music. Not only can you ask Cortana to play local files...

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Architect uses HoloLens to redesign abandoned Detroit property for Venice Biennale 2016 http://www.winbeta.org/news/architect-uses-hololens-redesign-abandoned-detroit-property-venice-biennale-2016 http://www.winbeta.org/news/architect-uses-hololens-redesign-abandoned-detroit-property-venice-biennale-2016#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 15:55:29 +0000 http://winbeta.org/?p=62364

Microsoft HoloLens get some more real-world accolades from esteemed architect, in new project to transform Detroit.

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LastPass Edge Extension now available for Windows Insiders on 14352 http://www.winbeta.org/news/lastpass-edge-extension-now-available-windows-insiders-14352 http://www.winbeta.org/news/lastpass-edge-extension-now-available-windows-insiders-14352#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 14:27:30 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62350

Starting today, if you are running Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14352, the LastPass Microsoft Edge extension is now available for download. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until later this summer, when Microsoft adds...

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The Finnish government isn’t happy with Microsoft over job cuts http://www.winbeta.org/news/finnish-government-isnt-happy-microsoft http://www.winbeta.org/news/finnish-government-isnt-happy-microsoft#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 14:18:40 +0000 http://winbeta.org/?p=62349

Microsoft's newest job cuts have struck an old nerve with the Finnish government, whose economy is still reeling from the fall of Nokia.

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Feedback Friday: How would you improve Cortana? http://www.winbeta.org/news/feedback-improve-cortana http://www.winbeta.org/news/feedback-improve-cortana#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 13:39:25 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62344

This week we look at some of the best and most intriguing feedback for Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant.

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Fallout 4 mods are coming to Xbox One users first http://www.winbeta.org/news/fallout-4-mods-coming-xbox-one-users-first http://www.winbeta.org/news/fallout-4-mods-coming-xbox-one-users-first#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 08:02:58 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62340

Mods will be coming soon to Fallout 4 on Microsoft’s Xbox One video game console. The game will update in the near future and once the new data has been downloaded and installed, users...

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Microsoft is now previewing Hyper-V Containers on Windows 10 with build 14352 http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-now-previewing-hyper-v-containers-windows-10-build-14352 http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-now-previewing-hyper-v-containers-windows-10-build-14352#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 07:22:16 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62338

Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14352, Microsoft has begun previewing Hyper-V Containers in Windows 10. Microsoft’s Neil Peterson introduced the concept of containers on Windows 10 machines in a blog post earlier...

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Acer unveils new portfolio of Windows 10 PCs http://www.winbeta.org/news/acer-unveils-new-portfolio-windows-10-pcs http://www.winbeta.org/news/acer-unveils-new-portfolio-windows-10-pcs#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 06:38:17 +0000 http://www.winbeta.org/?p=62327

Acer has just revealed an entire new line of Windows 10 devices in a variety of form factors and price points. Here’s the rundown: Acer Switch V 10 The Acer Switch V 10 is...

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