Good news for Galaxy phone owners who use Windows 10: Samsung plans to make its Flow app compatible with any device that runs Windows 10. This means that in addition to being able to unlock your Windows 10 computer with your Galaxy phone’s fingerprint sensor, you’ll also be able to seamlessly hand off tasks, notifications and content to your Windows 10 PC.
Microsoft is updating its Mail and Calendar apps for Windows 10 today with some features that the company has been using in its mobile apps. The biggest addition is Focused Inbox, a feature that was first available on Outlook for iOS and Android.
Twitter killed off its TweetDeck for Windows app nearly a year ago, and now the company appears to be testing a new TweetDeck-like feature in its core Twitter app for Windows 10. MSPoweruser has spotted tabs inside the official Windows 10 Twitter app, allowing you to bring up profiles, lists, direct messages, and search results all within a tabbed interface.
Microsoft delayed its regular Patch Tuesday set of security fixes for its Windows and Office products earlier this month. The software maker blamed an unspecified “last minute issue,” and pushed back the set of patches a whole month. Microsoft was expected to patch a zero-day flaw in the company’s file sharing protocol, SMB, with its February patches, but the issue remains unfixed.
While Windows 10 polarises opinion (with good reason), continues to deliver major upgrades in a timely manner – and it has just confirmed a fourth is on its way…
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Imagine if every Android smartphone could transform into a PC just by connecting a display, keyboard, and mouse. It’s what Microsoft has been trying with Windows 10 and Continuum, and it’s the dream of Beijing-based startup Jide Technologies, which today announces a new version of its Android-based software, Remix OS, that will live on smartphones but be capable of powering Android-based PCs.
Blizzard is legendary for supporting games well after they’ve left store shelves. Diablo II, for instance, got a patch last June, 16 years after the action RPG shipped. However, even a committed developer has its limits. The company has announced plans to end support for both Windows XP and Windows Vista across several games, including Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft II and World of Warcraft. This will be a “staggered process,” but it’s a hard cutoff once a given title loses support — it won’t run until you upgrade.
Samsung is planning to expand its Flow Android app to support any Windows 10. Samsung first introduced the ability to unlock its Windows 10-powered Galaxy TabPro S with a Samsung Flow app for Android last year. You simply use the fingerprint reader on a compatible Galaxy smartphone to unlock the Windows 10 tablet.
European Union data protection watchdogs are still concerned over Microsoft’s privacy settings in Windows 10, despite the software maker announcing changes to the way it collects data. The Electronic Frontier Foundation originally blasted Windows 10 over privacy concerns, accusing Microsoft of sending an “unprecedented amount of usage data” back to the company with its operating system.