Microsoft and Apple’s rivalry dates back decades, even though Microsoft did help Apple through a tough time when Microsoft’s then-CEO, Bill Gates, bought $150 million worth of non-voting shares of Apple, and also gave them free-access to use Microsoft Office on Apple’s Mac computers.
It used to be that back in the day, platform-exclusive messaging apps were a thing. For example, BlackBerry Messenger used to be so popular that people would actually buy BlackBerry phones just to use it. These days, the focus is more on cross-platform compatibility.
If you want to disable the Windows 10 login screen so that you can startup your computer faster, here’s what you need to do.
Monitors come in varying refresh rates and they’re usually set to a particular refresh rate by default, but did you know that you can actually increase or decrease your monitor’s refresh rate?
With every iteration of Windows, Microsoft has made changes to its UI to improve on the experience. However, with Windows 8, the company kind of fumbled which resulted in users choosing to stick with Windows 7 instead of upgrading. The company finally turned things around with Windows 10, which offered modest improvements over the drastic changes in Windows 8.
While having more operating systems to choose from is a good thing as it encourages competition and offers up a variety, it can also be difficult and tricky for developers as they will need to develop apps that are similar across different platforms. Microsoft is hoping to solve this, at least with Outlook, by developing a universal Outlook web app that will work across both Windows and Mac.
As far as computer manufacturers are concerned, Apple is the only company that makes their own chipsets with the M1 that was launched a few months ago. While some have expressed skepticism about Apple’s plans to transition away from Intel, who is more or less the default choice when it comes to computer processors, early reviews have painted Apple’s efforts in a very favorable light.
Shortly after Apple’s announcement of their M1 Mac computers, Parallels announced that they will be working on an M1 compatible version of their software. The good news is that Parallels has since reached out to customers informing them that the latest version of the app that is compatible with the M1 chipset is now available through the Mac Technical Preview Program.
The concept of an ARM-based computer isn’t new and we’ve actually see quite a few examples in the past where there have been laptops powered by Qualcomm’s chipsets. Microsoft even has something of their own in the form of the Surface Pro X which is powered by Microsoft’s SQ1 chipset.
Right now, Apple’s M1 Mac computers do not support the running of virtualization software like Parallels or Boot Camp, which means that those looking to run Windows alongside macOS are out of luck, at least for now, and as far as official support is concerned. However, developer Alexander Graf managed to get the ARM version of Windows up and running.
One of the features of Windows 10 is the ability to choose to use a full screen Start Menu that’s clearly been designed for touchscreen based devices in mind, and here’s how you can enable or disable the feature.
Right now, Apple’s M1 Mac computers do not support Windows, which means that virtualization software like Parallels or dual booting tools like Boot Camp will not let Mac users run Windows. However, it seems that Apple isn’t completely closed to the idea of an M1 native version of Windows to make its way onto their new Macs.
If you’ve installed a recent Windows 10 update that’s been giving you problems, here’s what you need to do to roll back the update to the previous version that was working for you.
DLL errors are annoying and it isn’t something that has a “single” solution. Even though it is easy to troubleshoot, you might have to try a few methods before you finally fix it.
At the end of 2020, Adobe will be officially retiring Flash for good. It had a good long run and we have to give it credit for paving the way for platforms like YouTube, but we suppose like all good things, it has to come to an end, especially given that the past few years, Flash has proven to be more problematic than useful.
Emojis are a fun way of communicating with others, but unlike our smartphones, accessing emojis on our computers isn’t quite as obvious, but here’s how you can insert emojis into your writings while on the computer.
Back in September, Amazon announced Luna. In case you missed the announcement, Luna is Amazon’s new game streaming service. With there being so many game streaming services in the market today, will Amazon’s Luna be able to compete and maybe even lead the pack? The good news for iOS and macOS gamers, you’ll be able to find out.
Google’s Chrome OS is a relatively lightweight operating system that’s perfect for getting some work done, but there are instances when you might require more powerful apps or tools that are only available on other operating systems like Windows. Instead of buying a separate computer, how about using software instead?
There are plenty of iPhone users who are also Windows users, and as such, some of these users might actually be exporting their photos and videos onto their computers for backup or editing purposes. If you do export your iPhone videos to Windows 10 to edit them on your computer, don’t, at least not until you’ve downloaded the latest Windows 10 patch.
We get that Microsoft would love it if more people were to use its Office apps, but to go to the extent of forcing it on users? That’s where we’re sure many will take issue, but this isn’t a hypothetical situation, it’s actually happening. According to multiple user reports, it appears that Microsoft has essentially forced an update on Windows 10 users in which upon rebooting, users are finding the […]