Windows Central - News, Forums, Reviews, Help for Windows 10 and all things Microsoft. http://pickmag.co.uk/?product= en wmexpertshttps://feedburner.google.comSubscribe with My Yahoo!Subscribe with NewsGatorSubscribe with My AOLSubscribe with BloglinesSubscribe with NetvibesSubscribe with GoogleSubscribe with Pageflakes Razer Blade 15 review: Hot in every sense of the word http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/JjkZAq7YjV0/razer-blade-15-review Razer's redesigned Blade isn't perfect, but it's still an incredible thing. The Razer Blade has always been a great, if imperfect gaming laptop. The 14-inch model went through a few hardware revisions over the past couple of years, always striving to offer the best hardware the market had to offer in a design that has always been at the forefront of what a gaming laptop can be. In 2018 the Blade is reborn. It's got a new look, a new size, and as always, the latest power. This is an important laptop for PC gamers on the go, and on paper, it looks like Razer designed the perfect laptop for these people. But how does that translate into practice? ... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:00:01 +0000 Richard Devine 56756.pajxs0 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=razer-blade-15-review#comments

Razer's redesigned Blade isn't perfect, but it's still an incredible thing.

The Razer Blade has always been a great, if imperfect gaming laptop. The 14-inch model went through a few hardware revisions over the past couple of years, always striving to offer the best hardware the market had to offer in a design that has always been at the forefront of what a gaming laptop can be.

In 2018 the Blade is reborn. It's got a new look, a new size, and as always, the latest power.

This is an important laptop for PC gamers on the go, and on paper, it looks like Razer designed the perfect laptop for these people. But how does that translate into practice?

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Vehicle combat MMO 'War Thunder' launches on Xbox One http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/akx_fCKLKJ4/vehicle-combat-mmo-war-thunder-launches-xbox-one War Thunder looks amazing on Xbox One X. A few weeks ago, a listing for War Thunder appeared on the Xbox Store. The page stated that the game would launch on June 1, 2018, but developer Gaijin Entertainment said that this was a mistake on Microsoft's part. However, the fact that it was on the store was evidence enough that the game would be launching for Xbox One owners soon. ... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:58:47 +0000 Asher Madan 56796.pajxs0 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=vehicle-combat-mmo-war-thunder-launches-xbox-one#comments

War Thunder looks amazing on Xbox One X.

A few weeks ago, a listing for War Thunder appeared on the Xbox Store. The page stated that the game would launch on June 1, 2018, but developer Gaijin Entertainment said that this was a mistake on Microsoft's part. However, the fact that it was on the store was evidence enough that the game would be launching for Xbox One owners soon.

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Adobe brings PDF services integration to Office 365 http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/cLohxws2ERc/adobe-brings-pdf-services-integration-office-365 Microsoft and Adobe are expanding their partnership further with new PDF features for Office 365. Microsoft and Adobe have worked together for some time, with their most recent partnership focusing on Adobe Sign integration in Teams. ... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:43:21 +0000 Dan Thorp-Lancaster 56795.pajxs0 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=adobe-brings-pdf-services-integration-office-365#comments

Microsoft and Adobe are expanding their partnership further with new PDF features for Office 365.

Microsoft and Adobe have worked together for some time, with their most recent partnership focusing on Adobe Sign integration in Teams.

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This 14-course developer bundle can help you land a programming career http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/DHzAVLJhpRc/14-course-developer-bundle-can-help-you-land-programming-career Getting the training required for a career in backend programming can lead to a lucrative career. Programmers are in high demand, and while many people out there know a language or two, having a portfolio filled with languages will no doubt help push you over the edge. This bundle contains 890 lessons spread out over 14 courses! Learn more... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:30:02 +0000 Cale Hunt 56760.pajxs0 at https://www.windowscentral.com

Getting the training required for a career in backend programming can lead to a lucrative career. Programmers are in high demand, and while many people out there know a language or two, having a portfolio filled with languages will no doubt help push you over the edge.

This bundle contains 890 lessons spread out over 14 courses! Learn more

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Grab Dell's 27-inch 1440p USB-C monitor with a $100 Dell gift card for $400 http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/qqdas8weHBI/dells-27-inch-1440p-led-monitor-usb-c-comes-100-gift-card-400 All the pixels! The Dell S2718D 27-Inch 1440p USB-C monitor is down to $399.99 with a $100 gift card through Dell's online store. This price compares to $360 with no gift card at several retailers like B&H and Amazon. The display has a 2560x1440 pixel resolution, and IPS panel with 178-degree viewing angles. It supports HDR, too. The ports include one HDMI, two USB 3.0, one USB-C, and an audio line out. It's covered by a three-year warranty. On Amazon it has 4.2 stars based on 37 reviews. See at Dell ... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:11:40 +0000 John Levite 56792.pajxs0 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=dells-27-inch-1440p-led-monitor-usb-c-comes-100-gift-card-400#comments

All the pixels!

The Dell S2718D 27-Inch 1440p USB-C monitor is down to $399.99 with a $100 gift card through Dell's online store. This price compares to $360 with no gift card at several retailers like B&H and Amazon.

The display has a 2560x1440 pixel resolution, and IPS panel with 178-degree viewing angles. It supports HDR, too. The ports include one HDMI, two USB 3.0, one USB-C, and an audio line out. It's covered by a three-year warranty. On Amazon it has 4.2 stars based on 37 reviews.

See at Dell

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Microsoft To-Do for Windows 10 gets handful of new settings and fixes http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/F2lElI_hEV4/microsoft-do-windows-10-gets-handful-new-settings-and-fixes Your "My Day" page can now be customized with a range of backgrounds. Microsoft's To-Do app for Windows 10 has picked up some new tweaks and settings in its latest update. ... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:04:15 +0000 Dan Thorp-Lancaster 56791.pajxs0 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=microsoft-do-windows-10-gets-handful-new-settings-and-fixes#comments

Your "My Day" page can now be customized with a range of backgrounds.

Microsoft's To-Do app for Windows 10 has picked up some new tweaks and settings in its latest update.

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This iPhone Case Runs Android Creating the Ultimate Dual OS Mashup http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/h2FZ2i_1ePM/iphone-case-runs-android-creating-ultimate-dual-os-mashup For those who want a bit of Oreo with their Apple. Smartphone accessory makers love to promote the idea that their product will enhance the functionality of your device. In spite of all the hype not all accessories will live up to those lofty expectations, but we sure do love it when designers push the limits of what consider possible from our phones. The Eye Smartcase is an iPhone case that doubles as an Android phone complete with 4G connectivity and gives you access to both mobile operating systems at once. It's a really bold product which you may have seen featured on Unbox Therapy or elsewhere on the internet. The Eye Smartcase purports to combine the two most popular mobile platforms into one singular device so you can swap between iOS and Android as you need throughout your day. This case has been in the works for years and is on the home stretch towards its official release. ... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:00:02 +0000 Anonymous 56767.pajxs0 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=iphone-case-runs-android-creating-ultimate-dual-os-mashup#comments

For those who want a bit of Oreo with their Apple.

Smartphone accessory makers love to promote the idea that their product will enhance the functionality of your device. In spite of all the hype not all accessories will live up to those lofty expectations, but we sure do love it when designers push the limits of what consider possible from our phones.

The Eye Smartcase is an iPhone case that doubles as an Android phone complete with 4G connectivity and gives you access to both mobile operating systems at once.

It's a really bold product which you may have seen featured on Unbox Therapy or elsewhere on the internet. The Eye Smartcase purports to combine the two most popular mobile platforms into one singular device so you can swap between iOS and Android as you need throughout your day. This case has been in the works for years and is on the home stretch towards its official release.

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CordCutters.com answers: Do you need an 'HD' antenna? http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/EIwaZNOhWp0/cordcutterscom-answers-do-you-need-hd-antenna Don't laugh — it's a perfectly fair question. Whether you're using an Amazon Fire TV, or Android TV, or Apple TV or even Roku, one of the first accessories you should pick up is an over-the-air antenna. It's the best way to fill the gaps that streaming TV can occasionally leave behind. And it often does so with even less compression, which is great. Oh — and once you've bought the antenna, all the content is free. But one question folks ask all the time is whether you need an "HD" antenna. And it's a fair question — it's all about the HD content these days, right? And it's an especially salient question because it's absolutely possible to watch shows over the air in "HD." (OK, 1080i, but that's another thing for another time.) So let's answer the question, shall we? Read at CordCutters.com: Do you need an 'HD' antenna?... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:56:01 +0000 Phil Nickinson 56790.pajxs0 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=cordcutterscom-answers-do-you-need-hd-antenna#comments

Don't laugh — it's a perfectly fair question.

Whether you're using an Amazon Fire TV, or Android TV, or Apple TV or even Roku, one of the first accessories you should pick up is an over-the-air antenna. It's the best way to fill the gaps that streaming TV can occasionally leave behind. And it often does so with even less compression, which is great.

Oh — and once you've bought the antenna, all the content is free.

But one question folks ask all the time is whether you need an "HD" antenna. And it's a fair question — it's all about the HD content these days, right? And it's an especially salient question because it's absolutely possible to watch shows over the air in "HD." (OK, 1080i, but that's another thing for another time.)

So let's answer the question, shall we?

Read at CordCutters.com: Do you need an 'HD' antenna?

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Microsoft Edge beta for Android picks up Adblock Plus support http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/kpXYCIweGds/microsoft-edge-beta-android-updated-adblock-plus-support Now you can stop ads before they start. Microsoft continues to iterate on its Edge browser for Android, with beta testers being first in line for improvements. ... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:48:53 +0000 Dan Thorp-Lancaster 56789.pajxs0 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=microsoft-edge-beta-android-updated-adblock-plus-support#comments

Now you can stop ads before they start.

Microsoft continues to iterate on its Edge browser for Android, with beta testers being first in line for improvements.

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Chime in: Which companies should Microsoft acquire? http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/__8xqosBtig/chime-which-companies-should-microsoft-acquire Which companies are on your wishlist of who Microsoft should acquire? Microsoft has a huge portfolio of services spread across various industries and sits among the top firms for cloud services, consumer computing, and video games. With the benefit of being among the world's largest companies, sometimes existing products are ushered into the Microsoft family. Several high-profile acquisitions have been seen over the years, including LinkedIn and most recently, Github. There are still several companies well-positioned to be bought out too, even if they may be costly. One Windows Central forum user brought up the top firms they'd like to see Microsoft acquire. ... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:30:01 +0000 Matt Brown 56728.pajxs0 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=chime-which-companies-should-microsoft-acquire#comments

Which companies are on your wishlist of who Microsoft should acquire?

Microsoft has a huge portfolio of services spread across various industries and sits among the top firms for cloud services, consumer computing, and video games. With the benefit of being among the world's largest companies, sometimes existing products are ushered into the Microsoft family.

Several high-profile acquisitions have been seen over the years, including LinkedIn and most recently, Github. There are still several companies well-positioned to be bought out too, even if they may be costly. One Windows Central forum user brought up the top firms they'd like to see Microsoft acquire.

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EarTrumpet on PC review: The best audio control app on Windows 10 http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/DAMLxr_4Pro/eartrumpet-review-best-audio-control-app-windows If you want fine-tuned control of your app and system volume, EarTrumpet is a must. EarTrumpet has a solid reputation as an audio mixer to replace the default mixer on Windows 10. It allows you to control individual app volumes, switch between playback devices, and controls your default audio devices. Last year we said that every Windows 10 user should consider installing it and that's still true. The app has been upgraded to version 2.0 which brings a fresh new look and some nice features. ... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:00:02 +0000 Sean Endicott 56763.pajxs0 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=eartrumpet-review-best-audio-control-app-windows#comments

If you want fine-tuned control of your app and system volume, EarTrumpet is a must.

EarTrumpet has a solid reputation as an audio mixer to replace the default mixer on Windows 10. It allows you to control individual app volumes, switch between playback devices, and controls your default audio devices.

Last year we said that every Windows 10 user should consider installing it and that's still true. The app has been upgraded to version 2.0 which brings a fresh new look and some nice features.

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Samsung's T5 500GB portable SSD is down to an all new low price of $128 http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/0IsQOFIixgA/thrifter-deal-grab-samsung-t5-500gb-portable-ssd-130-right-now Great price. Update: The price has dropped again by a few bucks, bringing it down to $127.99 right now! The Samsung T5 500GB portable solid state drive is down to $127.99 on Amazon for the first time. This price is an all new low for the T5 and beats the previous low by $20. This deal is even better than last year's holiday shopping season. The 250GB version of this SSD also dropped in price recently. It's down to $97.99 from $120. The Samsung T5 has gotten quite a few great critical reviews in a short amount of time, including an Editor's Choice and 4 stars from PC Mag, 4.5 stars from Tech Radar, and a review from Forbes that said it "offers a great sweet spot in terms of size, performance and price." Amazon users give it 4.7 stars based on 539 reviews. Samsung backs it up with a three-year warranty, as well.... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:24:37 +0000 John Levite 56751.pajxs0 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=thrifter-deal-grab-samsung-t5-500gb-portable-ssd-130-right-now#comments

Great price.

Update: The price has dropped again by a few bucks, bringing it down to $127.99 right now!

The Samsung T5 500GB portable solid state drive is down to $127.99 on Amazon for the first time. This price is an all new low for the T5 and beats the previous low by $20. This deal is even better than last year's holiday shopping season.

The 250GB version of this SSD also dropped in price recently. It's down to $97.99 from $120.

The Samsung T5 has gotten quite a few great critical reviews in a short amount of time, including an Editor's Choice and 4 stars from PC Mag, 4.5 stars from Tech Radar, and a review from Forbes that said it "offers a great sweet spot in terms of size, performance and price." Amazon users give it 4.7 stars based on 539 reviews. Samsung backs it up with a three-year warranty, as well.

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Biggest games at E3 2018 http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/CbodouboS3Q/our-favorite-games-e3-2018 As E3 2018 comes to a close, we're looking back at the most exciting-looking games revealed at the show! E3 2018 is coming to a close, and we got a glimpse at how the gaming industry is going to batter our wallets in the next few months. Microsoft's own E3 2018 showcase was one of the best the company has had in years, solidifying its commitment to growing gaming, and delivering a response to key feedback points from core gamers. Microsoft added five new studios to its first-party lineup, showed off tons of huge games from across the world, and even teased future gaming consoles. E3 is all about the games though, at the end of the day. I can't remember a year that was so jam-packed with titles to look forward to. We've rounded up some of the games we're most excited about from E3 2018. ... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:00:02 +0000 Jez Corden 56752.pajxs0 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=our-favorite-games-e3-2018#comments

As E3 2018 comes to a close, we're looking back at the most exciting-looking games revealed at the show!

E3 2018 is coming to a close, and we got a glimpse at how the gaming industry is going to batter our wallets in the next few months.

Microsoft's own E3 2018 showcase was one of the best the company has had in years, solidifying its commitment to growing gaming, and delivering a response to key feedback points from core gamers. Microsoft added five new studios to its first-party lineup, showed off tons of huge games from across the world, and even teased future gaming consoles.

E3 is all about the games though, at the end of the day. I can't remember a year that was so jam-packed with titles to look forward to. We've rounded up some of the games we're most excited about from E3 2018.

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Xbox Avatars hands-on video offers a glimpse of good things to come http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/5hZ0dAHjRAc/hands-new-xbox-avatars-video Join us for a quick tour of the new Xbox Avatars app, available to select Xbox Insiders. Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox Avatars at E3 last year, and after a bit of a delay, we finally got a look at the near-finished version. The app to edit new avatars is currently available to select users on the Xbox Insider Program. The app is currently in beta form, and it has a few glitches and quite limited options. However, it's a tantalizing glimpse at a new ecosystem that could grow to be as rich and varied as the Avatars system pioneered on the Xbox 360. In the video above, we tour the new systems and features, including new colorization options, new types of expressions and customization features. Xbox Avatars is available on the Xbox Alpha ring, but it should roll out more broadly in the coming weeks as Microsoft finetunes the app and adds more features. ... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:28:49 +0000 Jez Corden 56783.pajxs0 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=hands-new-xbox-avatars-video#comments

Join us for a quick tour of the new Xbox Avatars app, available to select Xbox Insiders.

Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox Avatars at E3 last year, and after a bit of a delay, we finally got a look at the near-finished version.

The app to edit new avatars is currently available to select users on the Xbox Insider Program. The app is currently in beta form, and it has a few glitches and quite limited options. However, it's a tantalizing glimpse at a new ecosystem that could grow to be as rich and varied as the Avatars system pioneered on the Xbox 360.

In the video above, we tour the new systems and features, including new colorization options, new types of expressions and customization features.

Xbox Avatars is available on the Xbox Alpha ring, but it should roll out more broadly in the coming weeks as Microsoft finetunes the app and adds more features.

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NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti vs. GTX 1060: Which GPU is right for you? http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/e1CRCygTBLk/nvidia-gtx-1050-ti-vs-gtx-1060-which-gpu-should-you-buy What are the differences between the GTX 1050 Ti and the GTX 1060 graphics cards? And which one should you buy? NVIDIA's GTX 1080 and 1080 Ti are beasts of graphics cards (GPU). But not everyone needs that much power, and more importantly, not everyone can afford to sell a kidney for a GPU, especially now that prices have inflated due to cryptocurrency. There is a mid-range option when it comes to the 10-series — the GTX 1070 — but many people still find that to be a bit too expensive. Enter the GTX 1060 and the GTX 1050 Ti, two lower-end GPUs that will save you a ton of money while still delivering some very decent graphics power. Not sure which one is best for you? Let's compare them in this face off. ... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Cale Hunt 47028.pajxs0 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=nvidia-gtx-1050-ti-vs-gtx-1060-which-gpu-should-you-buy#comments

What are the differences between the GTX 1050 Ti and the GTX 1060 graphics cards? And which one should you buy?

NVIDIA's GTX 1080 and 1080 Ti are beasts of graphics cards (GPU). But not everyone needs that much power, and more importantly, not everyone can afford to sell a kidney for a GPU, especially now that prices have inflated due to cryptocurrency. There is a mid-range option when it comes to the 10-series — the GTX 1070 — but many people still find that to be a bit too expensive.

Enter the GTX 1060 and the GTX 1050 Ti, two lower-end GPUs that will save you a ton of money while still delivering some very decent graphics power. Not sure which one is best for you? Let's compare them in this face off.

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UE's powerful and long-lasting MEGABOOM Bluetooth speaker hits its lowest price yet http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/QkfS32LqhjI/ues-powerful-and-long-lasting-megaboom-bluetooth-speaker-hits-its-lowest-price-yet Got that boom boom pow! As part of its Gold Box deals of the day, Amazon has the super powerful UE MEGABOOM on sale for $139.99, a savings of $110 from its regular price. This discount is only available on the Deep Radiance color option, which is multicolored and honestly, looks pretty great. It has an IPX7 waterproof rating so you can use it by the pool, at the lake, in the rain, and more. The MEGABOOM has 360-degree sound with deep bass and offers up to 20 hours of music playback per charge. You can connect it with an Echo Dot for hands-free control of what's playing, or connect it with up to 50 other UE speakers if you want to pretend like you're at a concert venue. Most of the other color options are selling between $160 and $200 right now, so don't miss out on this limited-time offer which saves you big. See at Amazon ... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:23:50 +0000 Jared DiPane 56784.pajxs0 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=ues-powerful-and-long-lasting-megaboom-bluetooth-speaker-hits-its-lowest-price-yet#comments

Got that boom boom pow!

As part of its Gold Box deals of the day, Amazon has the super powerful UE MEGABOOM on sale for $139.99, a savings of $110 from its regular price. This discount is only available on the Deep Radiance color option, which is multicolored and honestly, looks pretty great. It has an IPX7 waterproof rating so you can use it by the pool, at the lake, in the rain, and more. The MEGABOOM has 360-degree sound with deep bass and offers up to 20 hours of music playback per charge.

You can connect it with an Echo Dot for hands-free control of what's playing, or connect it with up to 50 other UE speakers if you want to pretend like you're at a concert venue. Most of the other color options are selling between $160 and $200 right now, so don't miss out on this limited-time offer which saves you big.

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How to change the priority order of network adapters on Windows 10 http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/VlJqlk7rBXI/how-change-priority-order-network-adapters-windows-10 If you use multiple network adapters on your Windows 10 PC, in this guide, we'll show you the steps to prioritize each one in two different ways. On Windows 10, if you have a device with more than one network adapter (such as Ethernet and Wi-Fi), each interface receives a priority value automatically based on its network metric, which defines the primary connection that your device will use to send and receive networking traffic. Although, for the most part, Windows 10 does a pretty good job selecting an optimal connection to access the network, sometimes you may need to configure the order of the network adapters manually. For example, if you want to use a Wi-Fi over an Ethernet interface when both adapters are connected to the network. You could disable those adapters you don't use, but it may not be the best solution as you may need them as backups. Instead, a more straightforward solution is to adjust the interface metric to specify in which order your device should use each n... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:00:01 +0000 Mauro Huculak 56707.pajxs0 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=how-change-priority-order-network-adapters-windows-10#comments

If you use multiple network adapters on your Windows 10 PC, in this guide, we'll show you the steps to prioritize each one in two different ways.

On Windows 10, if you have a device with more than one network adapter (such as Ethernet and Wi-Fi), each interface receives a priority value automatically based on its network metric, which defines the primary connection that your device will use to send and receive networking traffic.

Although, for the most part, Windows 10 does a pretty good job selecting an optimal connection to access the network, sometimes you may need to configure the order of the network adapters manually. For example, if you want to use a Wi-Fi over an Ethernet interface when both adapters are connected to the network.

You could disable those adapters you don't use, but it may not be the best solution as you may need them as backups. Instead, a more straightforward solution is to adjust the interface metric to specify in which order your device should use each network adapter, which you can do using Control Panel and PowerShell.

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Razer's Goliathus Extended Chroma is finally here to light up your world http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/d5KjVDfpbf8/razers-goliathus-extended-chroma-finally-here-light-your-world Following the arrival of the small, soft Goliathus Chroma, the big one is now here. No-one really needs their mousepad to light up, but it sure does look pretty. And when it's a mousepad as good as the Razer Goliathus, it's not entirely a gimmick. We've already reviewed the little one, but today Razer is releasing the one we really wanted all along: The Goliathus Extended Chroma. ... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:36:16 +0000 Richard Devine 56781.pajxs0 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=razers-goliathus-extended-chroma-finally-here-light-your-world#comments

Following the arrival of the small, soft Goliathus Chroma, the big one is now here.

No-one really needs their mousepad to light up, but it sure does look pretty. And when it's a mousepad as good as the Razer Goliathus, it's not entirely a gimmick.

We've already reviewed the little one, but today Razer is releasing the one we really wanted all along: The Goliathus Extended Chroma.

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This week's Xbox Deals with Gold feature Ark: Survival Evolved and Diablo III http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/lb__GLBpOZ0/xbox-live-deals-with-gold Every week Microsoft and certain publishers discount numerous games for Xbox Live users. Every week Microsoft and certain publishers discount numerous games for Xbox Live users. Some deals are available only to Xbox Live Gold members and others are available to anyone who utilizes the service through a Spotlight sale. A wide variety of titles, ranging from small experiences to massive blockbusters, are available for substantially less. This week, prominent games like Batman: The Telltale Series and Diablo III are on sale. Here's a look at some popular discounted titles. ... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 02:00:00 +0000 Asher Madan 54241.pai340 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=xbox-live-deals-with-gold#comments

Every week Microsoft and certain publishers discount numerous games for Xbox Live users.

Every week Microsoft and certain publishers discount numerous games for Xbox Live users. Some deals are available only to Xbox Live Gold members and others are available to anyone who utilizes the service through a Spotlight sale. A wide variety of titles, ranging from small experiences to massive blockbusters, are available for substantially less. This week, prominent games like Batman: The Telltale Series and Diablo III are on sale. Here's a look at some popular discounted titles.

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Forza Horizon 4 features narrative-based gameplay http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/Pv2Bzqi0xWA/forza-horizon-4-features-narrative-based-gameplay-crazy-taxi-stories Stories will be a part of Forza Horizon 4. Microsoft started off E3 2018 with a bang, taking the wraps off of the latest entry in its Forza series called Forza Horizon 4. The game takes place in Britain and features numerous enhancements over its predecessor. One of the upcoming changes is "Horizon Stories". They're narrative-based sections which require you to become a stunt driver or operate a taxi company. ... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:14:26 +0000 Asher Madan 56778.pai340 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=forza-horizon-4-features-narrative-based-gameplay-crazy-taxi-stories#comments

Stories will be a part of Forza Horizon 4.

Microsoft started off E3 2018 with a bang, taking the wraps off of the latest entry in its Forza series called Forza Horizon 4. The game takes place in Britain and features numerous enhancements over its predecessor. One of the upcoming changes is "Horizon Stories". They're narrative-based sections which require you to become a stunt driver or operate a taxi company.

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New Avatars to launch for select Xbox Insiders http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/hykfuwruvHI/new-avatars-now-available-xbox-insiders After months and months they're almost here! Microsoft has been teasing new Xbox Avatars for months now, and many owners had almost lost all hope. At E3 2017, the company even said that they would launch in Fall 2017. Not only would the new Avatars feature a completely new look, but they would also be more customizable for individuals with disabilities. Since then we haven't heard much about a concrete release date or received proper updates on their progress. ... Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:09:59 +0000 Asher Madan 56777.pai340 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=new-avatars-now-available-xbox-insiders#comments

After months and months they're almost here!

Microsoft has been teasing new Xbox Avatars for months now, and many owners had almost lost all hope. At E3 2017, the company even said that they would launch in Fall 2017. Not only would the new Avatars feature a completely new look, but they would also be more customizable for individuals with disabilities. Since then we haven't heard much about a concrete release date or received proper updates on their progress.

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Resident Evil 2 remake features 4K and 60 FPS modes on Xbox One X http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/e1SEg42-v0w/resident-evil-2-remake-features-4k-and-60-fps-modes-xbox-one-x Resident Evil 2 should look amazing on Xbox One X. Recently, a Resident Evil 2 remake was announced at the PlayStation E3 2018 event. Unfortunately, it was unclear if the game was a PlayStation 4 exclusive or coming to other platforms. Luckily, we reached out to Capcom and the team provided us with confirmation that Resident Evil 2 was indeed coming to Xbox One on January 25, 2019 with Xbox One X enhancements in tow. ... Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:49:23 +0000 Asher Madan 56776.pai340 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=resident-evil-2-remake-features-4k-and-60-fps-modes-xbox-one-x#comments

Resident Evil 2 should look amazing on Xbox One X.

Recently, a Resident Evil 2 remake was announced at the PlayStation E3 2018 event. Unfortunately, it was unclear if the game was a PlayStation 4 exclusive or coming to other platforms. Luckily, we reached out to Capcom and the team provided us with confirmation that Resident Evil 2 was indeed coming to Xbox One on January 25, 2019 with Xbox One X enhancements in tow.

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Microsoft supports 'family unification' but also provides tech for U.S. immigration enforcement http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/YYbPy8XiXMc/microsoft-supports-family-unification-also-provides-tech-us-immigration-enforcement Microsoft's public stance on the current border crisis may be at odds with its business interests. The child migrant crisis currently underway at the U.S.-Mexico border is causing a firestorm of public outrage throughout the country, and Microsoft has now found itself in the middle. ... Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:29:42 +0000 Dan Thorp-Lancaster 56775.pai340 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=microsoft-supports-family-unification-also-provides-tech-us-immigration-enforcement#comments

Microsoft's public stance on the current border crisis may be at odds with its business interests.

The child migrant crisis currently underway at the U.S.-Mexico border is causing a firestorm of public outrage throughout the country, and Microsoft has now found itself in the middle.

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How to install Amazon Alexa on any Windows 10 PC http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/5Rze-ypiDBs/how-install-amazon-alexa-windows-10 You asked for it. Here is Amazon Alexa for your PC. The app for Amazon Alexa is limited exclusively to PCs sold through HP, Lenovo, and Acer, but you install it to any PC. As usual, there are some caveats, but for those who want a peek at what Alexa can do you for you on the go, this is what you need to get started. ... Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:02:40 +0000 Daniel Rubino 56770.pai340 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=how-install-amazon-alexa-windows-10#comments

You asked for it. Here is Amazon Alexa for your PC.

The app for Amazon Alexa is limited exclusively to PCs sold through HP, Lenovo, and Acer, but you install it to any PC.

As usual, there are some caveats, but for those who want a peek at what Alexa can do you for you on the go, this is what you need to get started.

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Complete the new Developer Economics Survey and win prizes by voicing your opinions! http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/0VD2SQKM74A/compete-new-developer-economics-survey-your-chance-win-prizes-and-voice-your-opinions Developers — Now is the time to share your opinions and enter to win amazing prizes like an HTC Vive Pro! Is JavaScript giving you headaches? Do you wish other developers knew how important Swift and Rust will be in the coming years? It's your chance to turn your opinions into a tool of change! The new Developer Economics survey is open NOW, calling out all software developers to take part. Start right away! Don't miss a chance to join over 40,000 developers from 160+ countries who take part in the Developer Economics surveys every year to tell the world where software development is going next. Who can take the survey? Pretty much everyone writing code and getting their hands on software development in mobile, desktop, IoT, AR/VR, machine learning & data science, web, backend, and games can enter. It doesn't matter if you're a hobbyist, a startupper or an enterprise dev — the survey is open for all real developers out there! What sort of questions are they ask... Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:00:00 +0000 Michelle Haag 56365.pai340 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=compete-new-developer-economics-survey-your-chance-win-prizes-and-voice-your-opinions#comments

Developers — Now is the time to share your opinions and enter to win amazing prizes like an HTC Vive Pro!

Is JavaScript giving you headaches? Do you wish other developers knew how important Swift and Rust will be in the coming years? It's your chance to turn your opinions into a tool of change! The new Developer Economics survey is open NOW, calling out all software developers to take part. Start right away!

Don't miss a chance to join over 40,000 developers from 160+ countries who take part in the Developer Economics surveys every year to tell the world where software development is going next.

Who can take the survey?

Pretty much everyone writing code and getting their hands on software development in mobile, desktop, IoT, AR/VR, machine learning & data science, web, backend, and games can enter. It doesn't matter if you're a hobbyist, a startupper or an enterprise dev — the survey is open for all real developers out there!

What sort of questions are they asking?

The survey is designed to dive into real-life developer issues, from coding skills and favorite tools to satisfaction with learning resources and communities.

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Android Messages for web is officially rolling out to all users http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/LmDj9neZkzQ/android-messages-web-officially-rolling-out-all-users Google also highlights smaller features that are now available in Messages. In late-April, Google's plans for turning Android Messages into something of an iMessage competitor were revealed. There are a lot of moving parts with this effort, but one of the biggest ones is finally coming to light — desktop messaging. If you head to messages.android.com, you'll see a new website with a large bit of text saying you can "Text on your computer with Messages for web." There's a QR code to the right of this and instructions for scanning it through the Android Messages app on your phone. To get started, open Android Messages on your phone, tap the three dots at the top right, and tap the new "Messages for web" option. If you don't see that in your app quite yet, Google says it's rolling it out to users starting today and over this coming week.... Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:57:16 +0000 Joe Maring 56773.pai340 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=android-messages-web-officially-rolling-out-all-users#comments

Google also highlights smaller features that are now available in Messages.

In late-April, Google's plans for turning Android Messages into something of an iMessage competitor were revealed. There are a lot of moving parts with this effort, but one of the biggest ones is finally coming to light — desktop messaging.

If you head to messages.android.com, you'll see a new website with a large bit of text saying you can "Text on your computer with Messages for web." There's a QR code to the right of this and instructions for scanning it through the Android Messages app on your phone.

To get started, open Android Messages on your phone, tap the three dots at the top right, and tap the new "Messages for web" option. If you don't see that in your app quite yet, Google says it's rolling it out to users starting today and over this coming week.

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Amazon's Alexa on PC gets off to a rough start and is not that impressive (yet) http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/7I9ZVmKatqE/amazons-alexa-pc-gets-rough-start You should not buy a new PC just for Alexa. Here's why. I recently wrote an editorial laying out two potential possibilities for why Amazon's Alexa app for PC is not a widely available download for all users. One reason is it requires unique hardware (or firmware) to make it work even on a basic level. The other is just nonsense "exclusive" deals in a lame attempt to sell new laptops. I now have my answer. The reason you can't just download the Amazon Alexa app is that they don't want you to have it. That's it. Amazon (and Acer and Lenovo) think you'll want to buy their laptop because of Alexa and you shouldn't. ... Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:54:19 +0000 Daniel Rubino 56769.pai340 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=amazons-alexa-pc-gets-rough-start#comments

You should not buy a new PC just for Alexa. Here's why.

I recently wrote an editorial laying out two potential possibilities for why Amazon's Alexa app for PC is not a widely available download for all users. One reason is it requires unique hardware (or firmware) to make it work even on a basic level. The other is just nonsense "exclusive" deals in a lame attempt to sell new laptops.

I now have my answer. The reason you can't just download the Amazon Alexa app is that they don't want you to have it. That's it. Amazon (and Acer and Lenovo) think you'll want to buy their laptop because of Alexa and you shouldn't.

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Latest Frostpunk update on PC adds challenging 'Survivor Mode' http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/zecl5I9k7Jg/latest-frostpunk-update-pc-adds-challenging-survivor-mode Frostpunk now gives you an even greater challenge. Frostpunk is a popular PC game and the developer just added new features to the already expansive experience. The update is live on Steam and should hit Universal Windows Platform shortly. Frostpunk is currently available for roughly $30 through the Microsoft Store and other retailers. It's a great game so be sure to check it out if you like strategy titles. ... Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:38:32 +0000 Asher Madan 56772.pai340 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=latest-frostpunk-update-pc-adds-challenging-survivor-mode#comments

Frostpunk now gives you an even greater challenge.

Frostpunk is a popular PC game and the developer just added new features to the already expansive experience. The update is live on Steam and should hit Universal Windows Platform shortly. Frostpunk is currently available for roughly $30 through the Microsoft Store and other retailers. It's a great game so be sure to check it out if you like strategy titles.

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How to keep track of time while in VR http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/k7b-VnKSWmc/how-keep-track-time-while-vr VR is immersive, and it's easy to lose track of the real world. All VR can take you on an incredible journey, but there's just something about the PC-based systems, including Windows Mixed Reality (WMR), Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive, that can eat up time and leave you wondering why it's dark out when you started playing in the afternoon. If you'd like to keep track of time without having to remove your headset and look at a real clock (what a drag), there are a few tricks you can employ to get a quick time check before resuming your VR adventure. ... Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:00:02 +0000 Cale Hunt 56718.pai340 at https://www.windowscentral.com http://pickmag.co.uk/?product=how-keep-track-time-while-vr#comments

VR is immersive, and it's easy to lose track of the real world.

All VR can take you on an incredible journey, but there's just something about the PC-based systems, including Windows Mixed Reality (WMR), Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive, that can eat up time and leave you wondering why it's dark out when you started playing in the afternoon. If you'd like to keep track of time without having to remove your headset and look at a real clock (what a drag), there are a few tricks you can employ to get a quick time check before resuming your VR adventure.

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The Kindle Voyage, a Logitech webcam, a headphone stand, and more are all discounted today http://feeds.windowscentral.com/~r/wmexperts/~3/ZGuqMm2m2m4/thrifter-deal-daily-best Whether you're looking for new tech gear or household items, we've got you covered. We found plenty of great deals today that include big discounts on the Kindle Voyage, the Logitech C920 Pro webcam, Twelve South's headphone stand, and more! Time's running out to take advantage of these prices, so hurry! View the rest of the deals If you want to know about the deals as soon as they are happening, you'll want to follow Thrifter on Twitter, and sign up for the newsletter, because missing out on a great deal stinks! ... Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:00:00 +0000 Jared DiPane 48285.pai340 at https://www.windowscentral.com

Whether you're looking for new tech gear or household items, we've got you covered.

We found plenty of great deals today that include big discounts on the Kindle Voyage, the Logitech C920 Pro webcam, Twelve South's headphone stand, and more! Time's running out to take advantage of these prices, so hurry!

If you want to know about the deals as soon as they are happening, you'll want to follow Thrifter on Twitter, and sign up for the newsletter, because missing out on a great deal stinks!

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