Saturday, April 14, 2018

Watch Netflix for Windows 10 in Picture-in-Picture mode.

Hey Windows 10 users, I've good some news for you all. Don't get too excited. It's just Netflix for Windows 10 picked up a rare useful update that lets subscribers watch videos in picture-in-picture mode. If you're not familiar with the term, picture-in-picture or PIP, lets you watch Netflix videos in a separate window on top of other opened windows.

PIP is available in Netflix version 6.59.265. Don't bother checking the changelog, there isn't any mention of it, but if you're the kind who pays attention to details, then it is impossible you missed the new button at the far-right of the Netflix control bar. 

If you did not set Windows Store to automatically download updates, you get it here.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Skype desktop is available for download again.

If you're not a fan of the Microsoft Skype modern version that is available via the Microsoft Store, you will be glad to learn that Skype for Windows desktop, a.k.a classic Skype, is available for download again. Microsoft pulled the software from its website last month citing security issues and today, the software giant announced on its Answers forum that "...Skype customers can now resume download and install of the official Skype for Windows desktop v7.41."
Again, if you're not a fan of the modern version, head to the Skype page to download the good old 'Classic' Skype.

Microsoft Outlook on Android gets improved Conversation view.

No doubt Microsoft apps on Android are popular with Android users, albeit not as popular as, say, Google's Inbox by Gmail which has home court advantage, but Microsoft Outlook has a respectable 500, 000 downloads in the store. That number is well on its way to grow further as Microsoft keeps adding features to the app.

In today's update, Microsoft brings some improvements to the Conversation view. According to the changelog, all conversations will now appear uncollapsed "with clearer separation between them for easy scanning and readability." Outlook will also automatically take you the last message you read in a conversation, thus drastically reducing scrolling to find the message you need to read first.

Of course, this update also includes the usual performance improvements. If you use Outlook on Android, head to the Google Play Store and download the update.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Formula 1 official app for Windows 10 gets a new logo.

The Official F1 app for Windows is a definite source that brings exclusive content such as team radio transmissions, DRS usage indicator, live tire information and more. The app also provides the latest news, features and videos, post-race highlights, live leaderboard during every race, qualifying and practice session.

Today, the app was updated with general improvements and updates. The change log does not provide any details about the improvements and which features were updated. The only visible change I spotted is the new logo. I posted the old and new logo above. In case you're not a fan, the old logo is on the left.

The season 2017 just ended last Sunday with Lewis Hamilton winning his forth Grand Prix, and Sebastian Vettel finishing second. The next season will start next year on the 25th of March in Australia and promises to be exciting with Hamilton and Vettel now being even on championships won.

Who will be the 2018 champion? We’ll find out next year. Until then, download the update in Microsoft Store. Note that this update is also available on Android.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Windows 10 Preview Build 17046 adds form autofill to Microsoft Edge and more.

Microsoft has released Windows 10 Preview Build 17046 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring and Skip Ahead and the most noteworthy addition applies to Microsoft Edge which is now capable of automatically saving information such as addresses or contact when filling out a form. Microsoft Edge will prompt users to save form data when they first fill a form and the saved data will sync across the user’s devices. In addition, users can manually add or remove entries in Advanced Settings. 

Microsoft also made it easier to access apps Advance Settings with a right click on UWP apps or UWP tile in the Start menu instead of having to go in Settings > Apps > Apps & Features. To access Advanced Options, users must do a right-click and click More to find the new Settings option.

This update includes other additions and improvements. Check the Windows Blog to learn more.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

UniShare for Windows updated with minor changes and bug fixes.

Like me, you probably have a presence on multiple social networks and sharing to multiple platforms can be cumbersome, but thanks to apps like UniShare, this task is made easy. UniShare for Windows lets you share anything in a few clicks. In its free form, UniShare supports sharing to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. But if you consent to paying a few bucks, you can unlock other features, making it one of my favorite apps on Windows 10. UniShare is also available on Android. It is really cool and a time saver to be able to share my blog posts to the world I just a few clicks.

Today, the Windows version of the app has been updated with the following features:

·       Some minor changes needed because of the Creators Update for Windows 10.

·       Removed Geeklist.

·       Bug fixes.

UniShare is available on the PC, Mobile, Hololens and Hub. Check it out in Microsoft store.

Nextgen Reader, a powerful RSS news reader for Windows 10 fixes a Facebook login error in latest update.

When Google announced the closure of Google Reader back in 2013, Feedly was quick to step in as a replacement and it has been my favorite news aggregator on Android and my Apple devices.  Unfortunately, Feedly, up to this day, does not have an official app for Windows and Windows Mobile. But thanks to third party developers, Windows users have a news aggregator in Nextgen Reader, a free app with in-app purchase that requires a Feedly login, which basically is a Google login. 
Today Nextgen Reader is my favorite news aggregator on my Windows devices, both mobile and desktop. So, if you’re looking for a decent news reader for Windows, Nextgen Reader is one that I strongly recommend.

Nextgen Reader was updated today, bringing the version number to, which makes it a minor update. In fact, it is a fix. The change log says that it’s a fix for a Facebook login error. Since I do not use Facebook to login to Nextgen Reader, I cannot write in detail about the error. But if you do, you’ll be glad to know that whatever issue you’re having with Facebook login is now fixed.

Wait no more and go to the Microsoft Store to download the update.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Skype for Windows 10 now lets you share audio and see images in-app.

Today Microsoft has published an update to Skype for Windows 10 adding an improvement to desktop sharing. Desktop sharing has been a thing in Skype for a while and this update makes this feature more powerful in that users will be able to also share their PCs’ audio. Users will thus be able to say, watch a movie or listen to music together no matter their location on Earth. I’m looking forward to try this feature soon. 

This update will also allow users to see images within Skype itself. Skype won’t call a photo handling app so users can view photos in another window. It’s all in one place. Logical.

The update is available for download in the Microsoft Store. However, you may not see it right away, so be patient.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Windows 10 Build 17035 lets you mute a tab in Edge with a click, quickly share files to nearby PCs and more.

Today Microsoft has released Windows 10 Build 17035 for PC to the Insiders in the Fast ring and Skip Ahead. This build does not include anything major, but does come with some simple and yet very efficient improvements in some areas. One of my favorite is the ability to mute/unmute tabs playing audio in Edge.

While some from the Google side will brag about Chrome having had this feature for years, it is worth noting that I prefer Microsoft’s implementation. Where both are similar is that you can right-click on the tab to mute and unmute. Microsoft, however, made the playing media icon clickable. Meaning you can mute a tab with a click instead of two. Now, why not make the audio/video also pause/play after clicking mute/unmute?

Microsoft Edge will let you download any free EPUB book you’re reading on the web.

Near Share is another new feature Microsoft wants you to use to quickly send files, links to PCs nearby via Bluetooth. Near Share will show up as a new quick action in the Action Center. Obviously, New Share currently works with devices running build 17035. So, I’ll be able to test that between my tablets later. I just wish Microsoft would make Near Share work with Wi-Fi too.

Check out the full blog post over at Windows Blogs as there are more improvements in this build, notably in Settings and touch keyboard.
Source: Windows Blogs