Operating Systems

Operating systems news, analysis, research, how-to, opinion, and video.

apple mac macbook
google pixel xl

forza 3 xbl streaming

Windows 10 Creators Update adds easy-peasy PC game streaming over Xbox Live

Microsoft puts Twitch on notice, announcing one-click game streaming over Xbox Live via Beam technology.

paint 3d

Windows 10's new Paint 3D app drags physical objects into digital worlds

The Windows 10 Creators Update's new Paint 3D app focuses on 3D image creation.

spooky games lead

15 spooky, scary Halloween games for your Android phone

Looking for scares you can take anywhere? Grab these games and get ready.

lg v20 primary2

Review: LG’s V20 is a different kind of phone -- in a good way

Besides the usual high-end components, LG’s new V20 offers great audio, lots of photo options, a second screen, a replaceable battery and Android Nougat.


Disable Autoplay Settings In Windows 10

Use the AutoPlay settings to keep malicious files from downloading to your PC. Here's how.

apple hello

Apple's Mac event: More than just new models

Apple on Thursday is expected to unveil new Mac notebooks at the first such event since March 2015. But some analysts expect more.

rainbow inking

What OneNote's Math and Replay features say about the spotty state of Windows Ink

Windows Ink is a great idea struggling with the realities of handwriting recognition and data processing. We try the state of the art in two new inking features within OneNote.

blackberry dtek60

BlackBerry unveils the DTEK60, pledges a secure Android experience for $499

Software is the story with this phone, as BlackBerry is counting on its security know-how to set this latest effort apart from others.

google messenger

Google Messenger gets a new icon, interface cleanup, and preps for RCS messaging

The version 2.0 update also displays unread count badges for custom launchers that support the feature.

apple logo

Financial experts forecast more bad news for Apple

Later today, Apple is expected to again announce a sales decline for its biggest product lines.

galaxy s7 edge explodes

Beleaguered Samsung now fending off reports of Galaxy S7 Edge phones catching fire

It's unlikely that the phone has a major defect given how long it's been on the market, but these latest incidents compound what's already been a major headache for Samsung.

weekiniosaccessories 580x388 copy 100038382 gallery copy

The Week in iOS Accessories: Powerful products

This week's roundup is full of new ways to recharge your iPhone or iPad while you're on the go.

minecraft ee lead

How Minecraft unlocks creativity and collaboration in classrooms

Microsoft's smash sandbox is expanding to more schools, and teachers claim real benefits.

white pixel xl

The best tips and tricks to get the most out of your Pixel phone

The first true Google phone has a lot of powerful features, but for some of them you'll need to know where to look.

microsoft surface invite

The future of Windows: We vet the rumors of what Microsoft may announce this week

Microsoft's press event in New York on Wednesday promises us a look at what's next for the Windows ecosystem: a Surface AIO? Something more? Here's what we expect to see.

microsoft graveyard 2016 1a

Microsoft Graveyard: What Microsoft has killed in 2016

Here’s a roundup of products, services and more that Microsoft rid itself of in 2016.

apple logo

Apple issues iOS, macOS updates

Apple released the first significant updates for both iOS and macOS today.

android 7.1 emojis

These are the new Emoji in the Android Nougat 7.1 update

Google has taken the time to really craft better emojis, including a much larger variety of professions, genders, and skin tones to support Unicode 9.

Load More