Acer family grows with ConceptD portfolio for creators, Spin 3 series, gaming notebooks and more

At its annual global press conference Thursday in New York City, Acer launched ConceptD, a new brand of high-end desktops, notebooks, gadgets and monitors optimized for creators such as graphic designers, filmmakers, engineers, architects and developers. It also revealed new and refreshed devices for consumers, gamers and on-the-go professionals. A lot of great hardware was introduced; let’s kick things off with the new ConceptD lineup.
ConceptD family of devices

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18875

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are moving the Fast ring forward to 20H1 and merging the small group of Insiders who opted-in to Skip Ahead back into the Fast ring with the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20H1 Build 18875. That means Insiders in the Fast ring and those who opted-in to Skip Ahead will receive the same builds going forward.

How to festival-proof your Xperia smartphone

Whether it’s the precipitous drop from hand to floor as you dance along to your favourite artists, or the ever-present mud threatening to get your phone dirty, festivals offer a world full of danger for the humble smartphone – and that’s aside from worrying about saving your battery!

Releasing the May 2019 Update to the Release Preview ring

Hello Windows Insiders,

Windows 10 Tip: Snip & Sketch

Did you know easy snipping is just a single step away, thanks to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update?  
Since it’s available in the Microsoft Store, Snip & Sketch (originally introduced as part of the Windows Ink Workspace under the name “Screen Sketch”) can update faster and more frequently. It’s already had four app updates with new features since it was introduced in the fall. 

Microsoft Edge preview builds: The next step in our OSS journey

In December, we announced our intention to adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop. Our goal is to work with the larger Chromium open source community to create better web compatibility for our customers and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers.

What to expect in the new Microsoft Edge Insider Channels

Today we are shipping the first Dev and Canary channel builds of the next version of Microsoft Edge, based on the Chromium open-source project. We’re excited to be sharing this work at such an early stage in our development process.

From Arena of Valor to Amazon Prime, where to find content in 21:9

As you’ll no doubt already know, Sony recently launched incredible new smartphones with extended 21:9 displays that allow for more immersive gaming and content watching: the Xperia 1, coming soon, as well as the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus, both available now.

Motorola makes history again as the first to connect to 5G

At Motorola, innovation is a part of our DNA. Motorola created the mobile communications industry as we know it, inventing most of the protocols and technologies that make it all possible, including the first mobile phone and the base station – and most everything in between.
We made it again. With that pioneering spirit still burning brightly today, Motorola makes history as the first manufacturer to connect mobile consumers to 5G.1

Improving the Windows 10 update experience with control, quality and transparency

While regular updates are critical to keeping modern devices secure and running smoothly in a diverse and dynamic ecosystem, we have heard clear feedback that the Windows update process itself can be disruptive, particularly that Windows users would like more control over when updates happen. Today we are excited to announce significant changes in the Windows update process, changes designed to improve the experience, put the user in more control, and improve the quality of Windows updates.

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