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Download Smashing Magazine Desktop Wallpaper August 2021 Windows 10 Theme

2 août 2021 à 10:36

Hello August, we have Summer Olympic 2020 playing right now in 2021, nobody would guess that from the last Olympics. While we are still catching up on what we’ve missed in 2020, 2021 summer sure feels more like another summer. As we slowly moving on from this pandemic, the sign of life is flourishing. As usual, we brought you this week’s wallpaper theme from Smashing Magazine, enjoy.

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A New Set of Emojis Coming to Windows

17 juillet 2021 à 09:44
Par : Kent Chen

Something nice is on its way to Windows. Something vivid, and something fun, really fun to use. According to this Microsoft’s Design post, more than 1800+ emojis will be replaced by another sea of icons that are not only moving but in the 3D format as well.

Here are 5 brand new emojis that look so cute.

And here are also some concept sketches that capture the new hybrid world.

Aren’t they fun to watch and will put a smile on your face when someone sends you one of those.

And how about the newly designed Clippy?

One thing I always wanted in Windows 10 is a nice collection of emojis that can represent my feelings whenever I use them. But often time they fall short. Now, hopefully, I can finally enjoy them.

According to Microsoft, this new set of emojis will come to Teams and Windows this holiday season, with Yammer, Outlook, and more lighting up throughout 2022.

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Microsoft Announces Windows 365

15 juillet 2021 à 08:25
Par : Kent Chen

Streaming a version of Windows 10 or 11 right from the cloud is what Microsoft wants to do in this case. Imaging, running a version of Windows with all the apps, data, and settings across any major platform available on the market, how easy and convenient would that be, to all of us?

That’s exactly what Windows 365 Cloud PC does.

It’s basically an Azure virtual desktop that can be accessed directly from any modern web browser or through Microsoft’s Remote Desktop. If you have used RDP as your remote access tool, this is not much different. Instead of accessing your windows from your work, you are accessing it right from Azure’s cloud service.

That said, you will still need a bare minimum PC hardware to access your cloud PC. The difference is, that PC now can be a Linux, a Mac, or a tablet.

Windows 365 will only available for business when it launches on August 2nd when the pricing will be revealed.

There will be two editions of Windows 365: business and enterprise, both powered by Azure Virtual Desktop. Individual cloud PC can be configured from a single CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage all the way to 8 CPUs, 32GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage, with 12 different configurations in between.

Windows will be everywhere, folks. That’s the future Microsoft is planning on for us.

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Download Smashing Magazine Desktop Wallpaper July 2021 Windows 10 Theme

5 juillet 2021 à 08:43

July is a month that we celebrate the birth of two major countries in North American, the place we call home. Canada day (July 1st) and 4th of July, American Independence Day. I’m sure to many of you July means something else, because of that we have fully packed wallpaper themes for your desktop to have a fresh new look. As usual, we brought you this month’s wallpaper themes from Smashing Magazine, enjoy!

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Windows 11 is Here

25 juin 2021 à 08:28
Par : Kent Chen

I thought Windows 10 was the last Windows we will ever have from Microsoft. But guess whoever made that statement was wrong because the rumor once again turned out to be right.

Microsoft announced Windows 11 today on June 24, 2021

No more live tiles, just the apps, recent documents, and a separate search interface from the Start Menu that can be centered on the taskbar.

A new Snap Layouts that allow you to quickly snap apps into the various modes, which can also be remembered to ensure that apps always open on the correct screen.

The updates are also 40% smaller and more efficient as they can be done in the background.

And how about the Teams is integrated directly into the taskbar?

Windows Widgets also come back with a whole new set of touch gestures.

Lastly, a new redesigned Store app that supports for Android apps on Windows, including TikTok and Instagram.

And it will be free upgrade to all Windows 10 users.

Official release? no firm date yet but estimated will be around October.

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What’s After Windows 10?

16 juin 2021 à 08:10
Par : Kent Chen

First of all, people discovered that Windows 10 Home and Pro follows the Modern lifecycle policy but will retire on Oct 14, 2025.

And today, Windows new UI and Start Menu are leaked online, under the name of Windows 11.

Well, that’s disappointing. If it’s indeed called Windows 11, what happened to the original plan that Windows 10 would be the last Windows version when it’s released back in 2017?

Here is a live demo of a leaked version of Windows 11, tweeted by Tom Warren from TheVerge.

here's a first look at Windows 11. There's a new Start menu, rounded corners, a new startup sound, and more

— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) June 15, 2021

Centered Taskbar apparently is optional and can be switched back to the left-hand side if you want. The Start menu doesn’t really look like or work as a Start menu on Windows 10. I bet people will have another learning curve to overcome.

The new snap controls that you can access from the Maximize button seem like a good new feature to have.

The startup sound is also back and sounds pretty cute.

this is the new Windows 11 startup sound

— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) June 15, 2021

But whatever we see so far is still a rumor waiting to be confirmed. But luckily, we don’t have to wait too long. Everything will be revealed on Jun 24th, as Microsoft is holding a special Windows event to announce its next OS.

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Disabling the News and Interests Gadget on Taskbar

10 juin 2021 à 02:09
Par : Kent Chen

June 2021 Update is out and one thing it does is to mess up your taskbar by adding a new shining toy called News and Interests. When you hover your mouse over 190C Mostly Sunny gadget on your Taskbar, something like this popping up.

While it’s something that might be useful, who needs it while you are at work?

To get the distractions like this out of the way, you can simply right-click on the Taskbar, go to News and interests, and choose the Turn-off option.

If you are in a corporate network environment, you will need to disable it through Group Policy.

Download the latest Administrative Templates for Windows 10 21H1 from here. Copy the feeds.adml from the language folder and feeds.admx to your Domain Controller’s main policy store.

Then in a GPO that controls your workstation computers, go to

Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > News and Intersts

And disable the setting called Enable news and interests on the Taskbar.

And that’s it. No more news.

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Download Smashing Magazine Desktop Wallpaper June 2021 Windows 10 Theme

6 juin 2021 à 09:25

Summer is here; reopen is around the corner. June will be a busy month, and we will expect some new Windows news in almost 7 years! Will it be called Windows 11 or 10X? Whenever this happens, we will pass the latest and greats findings to you! Father’s day is also happening in June, may all the father enjoy the fruits of your labour being a dad. And last but the least, we bought you this month’s wallpaper theme from Smashing Magazine, enjoy!

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Windows 10 21H1 Officially Released

29 mai 2021 à 08:15
Par : Kent Chen

Windows 10 21H1, the first big feature update of the year, was released about a week ago. It’s supposed to be a huge, gigantic update with tons of new features. Instead, we are only getting a smaller one, much like 20H2 from 20H1, that just focuses on security improvements and polish. So, that being said, we will expect the second feature update of the year will be packed with new things.

New features

I upgraded my computer the other night and honestly, I couldn’t really see anything different. So what exactly are new in Windows 10 21H1?

Not much, according to Microsoft

  • Multicamera support in Windows Hello
  • Windows Defender Application Guard performance improvement
  • WMI Group Policy Service updating performance improvement to support remote work scenarios
  • And maybe something like weather on the taskbar

How to install Windows 10 21H1?

If you are already on Windows 10, the best way is to go through Windows Update. If you haven’t seen it shown up yet, you will soon.

And of course, you can always start fresh directly from Microsoft’s official website.

If you manage a large group of computers and would like to upgrade them to the latest and greatest, WSUS and MDT are your friends. They certainly made my life a lot easier.

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Download Smashing Magazine Desktop Wallpaper May 2021 Windows 10 Theme

9 mai 2021 à 09:13

May is here, and I hope all the moms have a wonderful mother’s day. Let’s all remember their love and their sacrifice in bringing every one of us to this world. This month, as usual, we brought you a wallpaper theme from Smashing Magazine. Enjoy! (ps. I apologize for the delay, of what normally would be the beginning of the month post to over a week later)

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