Author: Martin King

Surface Go: Specs, price, and features

Surface Laptop vs. Surface Go. Microsoft revealed the Surface Go this week, targeting the rise of Chromebooks and cheap iPads for consumers and education services. The Surface Go starts at just $399, making it the cheapest Surface available today, and it will launch in 35 countries …

Linedock Review: It's not just for MacBooks

Apple's decision to nix a ton of useful ports in the switch to its new MacBooks hasn't just hurt MacOS users. Pick up a late-model ultrabook like the Huawei MateBook X and you too will feel the wrath of #donglehell as you try to live your …

Pandora Premium now available on Xbox One

Pandora's $9.99 Premium subscription service is now available on Xbox One. The service, which has been limited to Pandora's mobile apps and web player for months, will now let you pick and choose what you want to listen to while you game. Premium is the music …

Samsung launches speedy new 970 series NVMe SSDs

Samsung today unveiled its latest pair of solid state drives (SSD), and they're both as speedy as it gets. As if designed to answer Western Digital's new drives introduced earlier this month, Samsung's new 970 series, which includes the 970 Pro and Evo NVMe SSDs, kick …

Windows Hello Will Support FIDO2 Security Keys

Microsoft announced today that its Windows 10 biometric authentication technologies will be updated to support FIDO2-compatible security keys from companies like YubiKey. “Microsoft and its partners have been working together on FIDO2 security keys for Windows Hello to enable easy and secure authentication on shared devices,” …

New Redstone 4 RTM Build Resets the Magic Window

Microsoft’s unprecedented bungling of the final release of Windows 10 version 1803 has an interesting side-effect. So if you used my tip to upgrade to this release during the so-called “magic window” period, you got some work to do. To recap, Microsoft originally intended for build …

Project Rome and Windows 10 Timeline

  Redstone 4 will be finalized later this month, so I decided it was time to spin up the latest insider build to see if Timeline is a useful feature or just a marketing gimmick. If you haven’t already heard, one of the biggest new features …

Package Management in Windows Using Chocolatey

  Windows has long been a second-class citizen when it comes to package managers. In Linux, it is easy to install an application using apt-get or Yum from the command line. But until recently, there has been no built-in way to do the same in Windows. …

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