Windows 10X leaks: Hands-on with Microsoft’s new, simplified OS

Microsoft’s Windows 10X has leaked, and it’s boring. Well, it’s designed to be boring. Simple, really—uncomplicated, straightforward, without the fuss and clutter of “traditional” Windows. We wrote last year that Windows 10X now appears to be the new Windows 10 S (Windows 10 in S Mode); after spending some hands-on time with the leaked build, […]

Flight Simulator: Microsoft’s breathtaking virtual, real world

It’s 8 a.m. on a clear, sunny day in Oakland, California. No, it’s a rainy afternoon in Hong Kong. Or is it evening in Paris? Microsoft Flight Simulator doesn’t care.At a time when gorgeous “open world” games are the norm, Flight Simulator helps set the bar even...

What Apple could learn from Microsoft’s mistakes with Windows on ARM

If there’s any lesson that Apple should learn about supporting apps that run on both X86 and ARM, it’s this one: Tell users which apps support which processor, and actively guide them toward the best experience.It sounds obvious. But as Apple navigates its transition...