What’s next for Windows 10

Windows 10’s next round of enhancements | When can you get Marshmallow? | 3D Touch-friendly apps | Back up WhatsApp to Google Drive



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October 14, 2015

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Windows 10’s next round of enhancements

 

Upgrades aren’t always as simple as they should be. The Windows 10 update was supposed to be as free of worry as it is free of charge, but it hasn’t been easy to do a fresh installation, and some people have had trouble getting the OS to activate. Microsoft has been telling users to reinstall their old OS, then update again — hardly an efficient solution. But with the new Insider build (not yet available to everyone), users can activate Windows 10 with their old product key for Windows 7, 8, or 8.1. Find out what else is coming soon to Windows 10, Edge, Cortana, and Skype. Read more »

 

Julie Wildhaber

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When can you get Marshmallow?

 

Candy is for instant gratification, but Android’s sugar-themed updates arrive slowly, thanks to carrier and manufacturer lag. Find out when Marshmallow’s likely to reach Samsung, LG, Motorola, and more.

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3D Touch-friendly apps

 

One of the cool new perks of iPhone 6S is the ability to perform Quick Actions from the home screen — like posting an Instagram photo — without opening the app. Naturally Apple’s native iOS apps take advantage, but here are 9 other apps with 3D Touch features.

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Back up WhatsApp to Google Drive

 

If you want your texts to be less ephemeral, you can now back up Android WhatsApp messages and media to Google Drive.

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Bitdefender’s antimalware suite is firing on all cylinders but could use some more gauges on the instrument panel.

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Document Converter

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Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft’s OneNote 2016 is one of the top-drawer note-taking apps for OS X.

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Microsoft offers a solid and long-awaited update to an essential OS X application.

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