Microsoft Will Give Windows 10 to Pirates

Microsoft Will Give Windows 10 to Pirates

By Rich W Woods Ok, I have to get something off my chest. I love the fact that they’re giving Windows 10 away for free and that they’ll obviously not ask for a product code, but seriously, if you’re going to give it to pirates, just give it to Windows XP users too. Terry Myerson, the head of Microsoft’s operating systems division, said they will upgrade all qualified PCs to Windows 10. Hell, maybe that does…

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Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Desktop Requirements

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Desktop Requirements

By Rich W Woods Yesterday, Microsoft announced the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 10 and Windows Mobile 10. They also added new processors that would be supported. Some included new x86 processors, which is to be expected; however, they also added Snapdragon 210, Snapdragon 615, Snapdragon 808, and Snapdragon 810. Again, odd. Are we to assume that Windows 10 will not support Snapdragon 800? Is that just for phones? We’re seeing some new Windows Phones…

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Introducing Windows Hello, New Authentication Measures for Windows 10

Introducing Windows Hello, New Authentication Measures for Windows 10

By Rich W Woods Today, Microsoft announced new authentication measures for Windows 10 called Windows Hello. These new authentication measures are biometric authentication measures, such as facial recognition or a fingerprint reader. Let’s cut to it. How will this all work? Well, the fingerprint reader will work on existing PCs with fingerprint readers. The facial recognition and iris detection, well, that’s a different story. Facial recognition and iris detection will use special hardware for infrared…

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Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Build 9926

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Build 9926

By Rich W Woods Waiting for all of those sweet new features that you heard about on Wednesday? Well, they’re here. They said that they would be available within a week and it made it here within two days. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait until after the Super Bowl to get Windows 10 on phones. If you aren’t already on the preview program, go to preview.windows.com and sign up and download the image. If you’re…

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Missed the Windows 10 Event Yesterday? Here’s a Recap

Missed the Windows 10 Event Yesterday? Here’s a Recap

By Rich W Woods Yesterday, Microsoft had their second of several events that revolve around Windows 10. One might even go so far as to say that it was the most important event in the firm’s history. They went balls deep on this one folks. In case you missed it, that’s ok. That’s why you have For the Love of Tech, and if you’re smart, the For the Love of Tech Windows/Windows Phone app. We…

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Don’t Worry. Windows 10 Updates will Not Cost Money

Don’t Worry. Windows 10 Updates will Not Cost Money

By Rich W Woods After today’s Windows 10 event, where Microsoft announced all kinds of cool stuff, such a Windows Holographic, the Surface Hub, Project Spartan, Windows 10 on Xbox, and so much more, there was a Q&A with Satya Nadella. The most obvious question to everyone was what would happen to Windows 10 after that first year is up. If you were watching the presentation, then you saw that they said that Windows 10…

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New Windows 10 Build Not Coming Today

New Windows 10 Build Not Coming Today

By Rich W Woods Excited about today’s Windows 10 announcement because you’re waiting for a new build? Installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview yesterday in preparation for it? Well, you’re out of luck. The next Windows 10 build is coming within the next week, meaning not today or tomorrow. If you were waiting impatiently for Windows 10 for phones, that will take even longer. The Windows 10 for phones preview will come “After the Seahawks…

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What to Expect from Wednesday’s Windows 10 Event

What to Expect from Wednesday’s Windows 10 Event

By Rich W Woods In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last four months, Microsoft’s next version of Windows will be called Windows 10. they announced this on September 30 and released a technical preview on October 1. Most of the features we’ve seen so far are enterprise features. On January 21, we expect Microsoft to announce consumer features, including the Windows Phone version of Windows 10.

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