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Back in 2018, Microsoft announced that they are rebuilding Edge browser using the Chromium Open Source Project. By the End of 2019, Microsoft did complete the development. However, the browser was still in the Beta phase. But now, it is available as a stable browser. However, if you think installing another browser is no go, […]

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Microsoft Edge

Back in 2018, Microsoft announced that they are rebuilding Edge browser using the Chromium Open Source Project. By the End of 2019, Microsoft did complete the development. However, the browser was still in the Beta phase. But now, it is available as a stable browser.

However, if you think installing another browser is no go, then wait for Microsoft to push the browser as a default on Windows in the coming future. Microsoft will start with the process in the upcoming Insider builds.

Highlights of the new Edge browser:

  • Now available on all your devices, and automatically syncs your passwords, favorites, and settings.
  • Edge and Bing give you the tools to protect your privacy online.
  • With brand new features like Collections and the most comprehensive set of built-in learning and accessibility tools on the web, designed to help you get things done.
  • You can earn rewards just for searching, with the new Edge & Bing.
  • With Internet Explorer mode, enterprise-grade security, and Bing, the new Edge is the only browser your organization needs.

You can read about the new Microsoft Edge browser from this link.

Also, Read: Huawei P40 will have a punch-hole display with dual cameras.

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Windows 10 Mobile will be ‘killed’ next year. https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/12/16/windows-10-mobile-will-be-killed-next-year/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/12/16/windows-10-mobile-will-be-killed-next-year/#respond Tue, 17 Dec 2019 03:16:15 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=38302 Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft has postponed the ‘death day’ of the most unique mobile OS of history. The Windows 10 Mobile will be killed off the next year, on Jan 14, 2020. It was a memorable journey tbh. My first Lumia & Windows Phone 8. I got my first smartphone in the year 2013-14 ish when Nokia was […]

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Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft has postponed the ‘death day’ of the most unique mobile OS of history. The Windows 10 Mobile will be killed off the next year, on Jan 14, 2020. It was a memorable journey tbh.

My first Lumia & Windows Phone 8.

I got my first smartphone in the year 2013-14 ish when Nokia was still the owner of the Lumia brand. Man, that brand was superb. a cool looking UI, smooth operation, gorgeous animations, etc.

My first phone, smartphone, was the Lumia 525, a slightly upgraded version of Lumia 520. Before that, I used to rock aN Asha 311, which came with Symbian40OS, which was not actually a Symbian OS as seen in most of the Nokia smartphones. It was actually a JAVA based OS.

The difference between the two is the RAM. However, most of the specs were the same. a good old Snapdragon S4 Processor. The Lumia 525 has 1GB RAM, and I am telling you it was way better in performance than TouchWiz UI back then.

Windows Phone 8 was the best ever OS back then in my opinion. In fact, most Lumia owners would say that even today.

Then came the Windows Phone 8.1, a new, completely new OS upgrade.

Windows Phone 8.1 & My second Lumia

With the coming of Windows Phone 8.1, new features came, some good changes to UI and rest were the same. Then came the concept of GDR updates. I don’t recall it to be GDR, correct me if I am wrong. The GDR updates were actually the name of updates bringing new features and improvement to the OS.

It did come to my Lumia 525, but it wasn’t that good. Eventually, it was the last update to the Lumia 525. Yeah, the updates policy sucked those days.

However, it wasn’t done at that time. And then came the bang.

Nokia was sold off to Microsoft for $7.4 billion. And we were at the mercy of Microsoft. By the time all these things happened, Microsoft was already testing Windows 10 Mobile. Initially, they said that most Lumias will support it. However, things changed. Preview versions were good, worked perfectly fine on my 525. But then, after 2 previews, Microsoft decided to drop all old generation Lumias from getting upgrades.

And then, I decided to get a new Lumia. Microsoft launched the Lumia 640XL, the year it purchased the Nokia hardware division. and then, things began to degrade, pretty badly.

Windows 10 Mobile, fewer developers, low count of apps & conflicts.

Then Windows 10 Mobile came. Damn that UI was so lit. The fluent design was on its initial stage back then. Windows 10 Mobile came with pretty handy features like Cortana, It was launched side by side of the desktop version. So UWP was also pretty new, and this resulted in lower counts of apps.

Initially, devs weren’t ready to develop apps for Windows 10 mobile, because of its lower userbase. back then it only occupied somewhat 3% of the total market shares.

Popular apps like Chrome were still missing, and Google decided that they will not support the OS somehow. It was due to some conflicts between Microsoft and Google.

But with the upcoming updates, things started to break, at least for me. The phone started responding slowly. The camera was almost dead quality. No new Apps, Even facebook launched its apps later on as UWP, but they were garbage because they were somehow the ports of the Android/iOS version.

Yeah, back then Microsoft did release porting bridges for Both iOS and Android. but only a few of the apps were ported, and Android Bridge was later dropped in the next few weeks.

Since less number of apps started haunting the Windows 10 Mobile store, people started abandoning the platform. Even I did. I got my first Samsung smartphone back then with Android Marshmallow. It was the Galaxy J7 Prime. All this happened in the year 2016.

Since then, I have seen so much decline in the W10M platform. Even after a year, Microsoft called it a failed project and called off the development and production of new Lumias.

Death of Lumia – Windows 10 Mobile is next.

Lumia was officially dead. Now Microsoft kept on supporting Windows 10 Mobile till the Anniversary update. After that, Microsoft just gave up on it. Till now only cumulative updates came. This December the Windows 10 Mobile got its last update before December 10th, which was initially the original End Of Support date for the OS, but Microsoft delayed the date to January, 14th 2020.

And last year, My Lumia 640 XL died as well.

This was an interesting journey. We saw so many interesting smartphones. The camera beast – Lumia 1020, came with a Xeon flash and 41 MP Carl Zeiss optics, was considered a camera beast. It was also the successor of the good old Nokia PureView 808.

Lumia 1320, and Lumia 1520 were the first phablets. The Lumia 1520 was the flagship hardware back then. The Lumia 2520 was the first tablet with Windows RT OS.

With Windows 10, we saw the coming 950 and 950XL. but that was it.

I made some good techie friends back then, all thanks to Lumia. And yes, I am still in contact with them.

You were good. You will be remembered as a brave, fallen soldier, who fought with all its might till the end.

Bye Lumia and Windows 10 Mobile.

Get our app here -> Play Store

Also Read: No Penta-Camera is coming with Galaxy S11+ according to the leaks.

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A Surface Book with swollen batteries, how & why? https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/12/07/a-surface-book-with-swollen-batteries-how-why/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/12/07/a-surface-book-with-swollen-batteries-how-why/#respond Sat, 07 Dec 2019 18:11:34 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=38143 Surface Book

Old batteries and electronics give up with the age. The same is happening with the Surface Book right now. This year, Microsoft didn’t come out with a new Surface Book, so users have to rely on the older hardware. At least, that is what we would expect, considering the fact that the hardware will go […]

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Surface Book

Old batteries and electronics give up with the age. The same is happening with the Surface Book right now. This year, Microsoft didn’t come out with a new Surface Book, so users have to rely on the older hardware. At least, that is what we would expect, considering the fact that the hardware will go long for more days. But that is not the case here.

Many users are reporting that their Surface Book’s battery has swollen up. Even some say the display is peeling off as well! Swollen batteries do posses danger in one way to the other, but this is not it. The salt on the wound moment is that Microsoft is charging a freaking $600 for the battery replacement! 😑

And Microsoft has nothing to say but this:

Yes, the bulging on the screen is usually due to a swelling battery inside. If the device is still within 3 years from the date it was bought, Microsoft would offer a free replacement. We recommend that you contact support to check for options in getting the device replaced.

– Microsoft Support

Seriously, who would accept that? Many people are seeking legal ways to sue Microsoft! 🤷‍♂️

Anyways, if you find out something is wrong with your Surface Book, whether the screen is peeling out, or swollen battery, just head to Microsoft Store for the immediate assistance, because Lithium batteries explode when leakage occurs.

Source: The Windows Club

Also, read: Galaxy S11e 5G will support 25W charger out of the box.

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Microsoft launches all-in-one Office app for Android & iOS https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/11/05/microsoft-launches-all-in-one-office-app-for-android-ios/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/11/05/microsoft-launches-all-in-one-office-app-for-android-ios/#respond Tue, 05 Nov 2019 19:12:37 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=37905

Microsoft today announced their “Office” app for iOS and Android that incorporates Word, Excel, and PowerPoint features in the single application. The new app, currently available as a preview, simplifies working with various types of documents while at the same time bringing in some new features to improve productivity. Users no longer have to install […]

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Microsoft today announced their “Office” app for iOS and Android that incorporates Word, Excel, and PowerPoint features in the single application. The new app, currently available as a preview, simplifies working with various types of documents while at the same time bringing in some new features to improve productivity.

Users no longer have to install each app separately, the tech giant revealed here at its “Ignite” flagship event.

The Office app provides a simple, integrated experience that puts the tools you need for working on a mobile device at the forefront of the experience. We started by combining the existing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint mobile apps into a single app. Doing so brings all of your Office documents together in one place, reduces the need to switch between multiple apps, and significantly reduces the amount of space used on your phone compared to multiple installed apps. We then added new capabilities that harness the strengths of mobile devices, such as the camera, to enable you to create content in uniquely mobile ways. Finally, we added a new Actions Pane that helps you accomplish many of the common mobile tasks you need to do all from one place.

The new Microsoft Office app has been launched as a public preview. It is now available to Android users through Google Play Store and to iOS users through Apple’s TestFlight programme.

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File Manager will have a new look, and this is pretty clean. https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/10/14/file-manager-will-have-a-new-look-and-this-is-pretty-clean/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/10/14/file-manager-will-have-a-new-look-and-this-is-pretty-clean/#respond Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:15:35 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=37679 File Manager

File Manager is a life savior feature on the Windows Platform. Other than some overpriced systems *ahem* Windows has given users complete rights to manage their files and other things on the system. But, the manager on Windows has this current design for quite a long time. The dark mode did come but on a […]

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File Manager

File Manager is a life savior feature on the Windows Platform. Other than some overpriced systems *ahem* Windows has given users complete rights to manage their files and other things on the system. But, the manager on Windows has this current design for quite a long time. The dark mode did come but on a later stage. The current design is the redesign of the File manager we used to see back in the days of Windows 7 and others.

But, do you know, that Microsoft is working on the Manager and converting it to a UWP App? UWP app is a Universal Windows Platform app, where apps have similar designs and code available cross-platform. Cross-Platform here refers to the system running Windows 10 or its variants, like Xbox or a normal PC.

Do note, the file manager looks similar to the Windows 10 Mobile File Manager.

This is the new design. However, it is kept hidden as of now, due to obvious reasons.

  1. It is not fully featured. Most of the basic things are still missing.
  2. Still in testing mode, obviously.

But thanks to a reddit user, you can now enable this on your system with a single line of code.

Pre-requisite

As long as you ave a Windows 10 system with the latest build installed, you are good to go.

Procedure

Pretty straight forward. Just copy the command below, and paste it on any File Manager window’s address bar

shell:AppsFolder\c5e2524a-ea46-4f67-841f-6a9465d9d515_cw5n1h2txyewy!App

Like this:

After you tap enter, you can see the new Manager.

You can pin the UWP File Manager on the taskbar for regular use as well. But you might regret the decision in the future, considering the fact that, this is going to take a long time to get completed.

Let us know, do you liked the UWP Manager, in the comments!

The reddit post is here!

Also, read: OnePlus 7 Pro getting the Android 10 right now!

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Surface Pro 7 and Pro X are on pre-orders now. https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/10/02/surface-pro-7-and-pro-x-are-on-pre-orders-now/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/10/02/surface-pro-7-and-pro-x-are-on-pre-orders-now/#respond Wed, 02 Oct 2019 18:58:10 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=37587

Microsoft at today’s Surface event launched its Surface Pro 7 and Pro X. These two are the flagship Windows laptop from Microsoft under the Surface lineup. And starting now, both of the Windows Laptops are on pre-orders already. And that too all of the configurations available. Starting with Surface Pro 7, this laptop comes in […]

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Microsoft at today’s Surface event launched its Surface Pro 7 and Pro X. These two are the flagship Windows laptop from Microsoft under the Surface lineup.

And starting now, both of the Windows Laptops are on pre-orders already. And that too all of the configurations available.

Starting with Surface Pro 7, this laptop comes in three different configurations. The laptop begins with entry-level hardware, which includes i3-1005G1, 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD, which will cost you a whopping $749. On the other hand, the mid-range comes with i5-1035G4, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage, going straight to $1,199.

Other than the Pro 7, we have the Pro X, which is considered to be a better version of Pro 7. As of specifications, the Surface Pro X, Microsoft is going with Qualcomm based custom Microsoft SQ1 chipset. And this is the first-ever laptop that comes with Qualcomm 8cx ARM processor.

However, with this processor, the laptop has the capability to connect 2 4K displays. Along with eSIM and a Physical SIM connectivity, it gives an edge over the conventional Windows Laptop at this price point.

This is a 2-in-1 laptop with Windows 10 ARM onboard, is going live on pre-orders at your nearest Microsoft Store, starting today.

Here, you get a 1.3.6-inch with a resolution of 2880×1920. And yes, it is compatible with the latest Surface Pen as well.

The 8/128GB variant will cost you $999. The 8/256GB variant will set you on $1,299, whereas the high-end 16/512GB variant will cost around $1,799.

The Surface Pro 7 will go on sale starting October 22, 2019. Whereas the Surface Pro X will go on sale starting November 5, 2019.

Source: Windows Central

Also, Read: Surface Duo is now live, will go on sale in 2020

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Surface Duo is now live, will go on sale in 2020 https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/10/02/surface-duo-is-now-live-will-go-on-sale-in-2020/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/10/02/surface-duo-is-now-live-will-go-on-sale-in-2020/#respond Wed, 02 Oct 2019 18:14:59 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=37582 Surface Duo

Although filed a patent quite a long back, Microsoft finally unveils the Surface Duo at Microsoft event today. The Duo is a dual-screen smartphone running Android onboard. Not much of the specifications of the smartphone are known, however, it is similar to the Surface Pro X which I will discuss in a later blog post. […]

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Surface Duo

Although filed a patent quite a long back, Microsoft finally unveils the Surface Duo at Microsoft event today. The Duo is a dual-screen smartphone running Android onboard.

Not much of the specifications of the smartphone are known, however, it is similar to the Surface Pro X which I will discuss in a later blog post. And as per Microsoft, this piece of hardware will run Android, along with Google Apps, and has a dual-screen. Please note, it doesn’t have a foldable AMOLED screen, but an entirely dual-screen.

Although running Android, this is complete production-centric hardware under the Surface line-up. Yes, it is foldable, that too in an adaptive way.

Other than the known internal matters, the device features one power key, volume rocker keys, a USB Type-C port at the bottom. And the front camera resides on the bottom portion of the device.

And if you see the Software here, the initial stage of the video shows the Microsoft Launcher as a default launcher on the device. Also, the lock screen has a customized clock.

Here are some stills from the video captured by 9to5Google

You can also watch the YouTube video down here.

As of now, the Surface Duo will go on sale in the holiday season of 2020.

Also, Read: Windows 10X: An OS for upcoming dual-screen devices

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Windows 10X: An OS for upcoming dual-screen devices https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/10/02/windows-10x-an-os-for-upcoming-dual-screen-devices/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/10/02/windows-10x-an-os-for-upcoming-dual-screen-devices/#respond Wed, 02 Oct 2019 17:57:54 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=37581

On Wednesday, Microsoft revealed the Windows 10 X operating system, which is anticipated to be accessible in early 2020 with the latest dual-screen Surface Neo appliances. Windows 10 X is a component of Microsoft’s multi-year trip to alter and modulate Windows architecture, as we’ve seen with HoloLens 2, Surface Hub and Xbox. The OS is […]

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On Wednesday, Microsoft revealed the Windows 10 X operating system, which is anticipated to be accessible in early 2020 with the latest dual-screen Surface Neo appliances. Windows 10 X is a component of Microsoft’s multi-year trip to alter and modulate Windows architecture, as we’ve seen with HoloLens 2, Surface Hub and Xbox. The OS is specifically created for dual-screen devices, Microsoft executives said during an event in New York.

Windows 10X is the outcome of Microsoft’s job to make Windows 10 more modular so that operating system parts can be taken and used as required. As Microsoft informed us before today’s announcement, Windows 10X is fundamentally the continuation of the architecture modifications it made to Windows 10 that made it possible for the variants of HoloLens, Surface Hub and Xbox.

Carmen Zlateff, leader of the software experience on the Surface Neo, said,

“Our goal is to fuel a new era of mobile productivity and creativity across two screens,”

You can also expect to see a more touch-friendly Start menu in Windows 10X. That’s something that Microsoft has tried with the Windows 8 Start screen, but that application has been commonly detested, forcing the business to take back a more traditional Windows 10 menu. The 10X Start menu on the present version is more of a finger-friendly evolution. It’s not just a long list next to a few icons. The new Start menu will also shift seamlessly across both screens, which should avoid the problem you see on dual-monitor systems, where it usually lives awkwardly on one screen.

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Google Assistant now available on Xbox One https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/09/26/google-assistant-now-available-on-xbox-one/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/09/26/google-assistant-now-available-on-xbox-one/#respond Thu, 26 Sep 2019 19:05:03 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=37502

One of the main selling points of the Xbox One was the voice control that was provided by an upgrade in Kinect Unit. Now Microsoft announced that Google Assistant has launched a skill that allows you to use the Google Assistant apps on iOS and Android to control basic navigation and system-level console commands. By using […]

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One of the main selling points of the Xbox One was the voice control that was provided by an upgrade in Kinect Unit. Now Microsoft announced that Google Assistant has launched a skill that allows you to use the Google Assistant apps on iOS and Android to control basic navigation and system-level console commands.

By using the new Xbox Action for Google Assistant software from Microsoft, you can connect the two platforms. You will need to join this Xbox group, sign in to your Xbox, and then add it as a device within the Google Home app on iOS or Android, according to a blog post on Xbox Wire.

You will need to join the group first in order to access the feature.

Google Assistant is a beta skill on Xbox, but it’s easy to set up, even if you don’t usually go to beta launches. You must have your Xbox One linked to the web and a portable phone (iOS or Android) downloaded and set up with the Google Assistant before you begin.

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Galaxy Note 10 is available for $650 less from Microsoft https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/09/10/galaxy-note-10-is-available-for-650-less-from-microsoft/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2019/09/10/galaxy-note-10-is-available-for-650-less-from-microsoft/#respond Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:37:00 +0000 https://www.onetechstop.net/?p=37198

Following the Note 10 launch and Samsung’s partnership with Microsoft, you can now get up to $650 off on your new Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus from Microsoft Store. The Note 10 generally cost a bit more than the previous generation Notes. Also, it is better than the S-series as well. The larger […]

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Following the Note 10 launch and Samsung’s partnership with Microsoft, you can now get up to $650 off on your new Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus from Microsoft Store.

The Note 10 generally cost a bit more than the previous generation Notes. Also, it is better than the S-series as well. The larger screen, S-Pen, and many other things.

However, if you have enough of your phone, you can head to the nearest Microsoft store and exchange the device for a price. Now select the desired Note 10/ Plus, and pay the rest amount for the new Galaxy Note 10. The price of the traded device will be deducted from the price.

For different countries, the value is different. For example, in the USA, any of the Galaxy S10 variants you trade, you will get discount up to $650. Whereas in Canada, it is $850. In Australia, it is $730. In the UK, it is lesser than the other counties, $550.

All the other eligible smartphones are in the given list below.

The offer starts from 8th September to 22nd September.

For more details, check the program’s website here.

Download our App from Play Store

Also, read: Google Assistant Will Talk for You, When You Can’t

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