August 3, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft released Windows 365 business pricing this week, telling us a little more about what Microsoft’s “PC in the cloud” will cost. Right now, this cloud-based version of Windows is an enterprise product, but it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that a version of Windows 365 will eventually land in consumer PCs. But what then? Windows 365’s business plans give us some hints.If nothing else, any curious Windows user should be looking at Windows 365 for glimpses of where Microsoft is taking the broad Windows platform and Cloud PCs.Microsoft isn’t afraid to migrate its products to and from the…

August 3, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

AMD’s Ryzen 5000G seems like the perfect antidote to a PC world still wracked by GPU shortages (and inflated prices for the few available). It integrates high-performing Zen 3 cores with Radeon graphics into a package called an accelerated processing unit (APU).Whether it truly is the answer to all your needs depends largely on what you intend to do with your PC over its lifespan. We’ll walk you through the highlights and low points of this new product.What is Ryzen 5000G? Ryzen 5000G is essentially AMD’s wildly successful 7nm Cezanne laptop chip, first used in the also wildly successful Ryzen 5000 desktop…

August 3, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

We’ve all gotten that text or phone call, asking for help with a Windows computer. And sometimes an in-person tech support visit isn’t in the cards, making remote access to the PC the only viable option.Problem is, in most cases you won’t be able to use Remote Desktop, Windows’ built-in option, for this purpose. The PC being connected to (a.k.a. the person needing assistance) has to have a Windows 10 Pro license, and the vast majority of people tend to have Windows 10 Home on their machine.You could shell out $100 for an upgrade on the fly to unlock the…

August 2, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Looking at the spec sheet alone, the just-revealed $399 Steam Deck gaming handheld should be a winner. Valve’s PC-centric Nintendo Switch rival features a big 7-inch touchscreen, plenty of control inputs, an all-AMD chip based on the same hardware inside the Xbox Series S|X and PlayStation 5, and the ability to double as a full-fledged Linux PC. But forget the hardware. While it’s impressive indeed, the Steam Deck will sink or swim based on its software, and that means Valve awesome Proton technology is about to be thrust into the spotlight.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by…

August 2, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Everything connected to a PC should go faster. The processor, the GPU, the storage drive, the printer (like that’ll ever happen), and even the mouse. Yes, the mouse. You may not know it if you’re using a regular office mouse, but that little handheld pointer is unacceptably slow. Upping its DPI setting can help. IDG Razer Synapse supports greater control over mouse DPI for the company’s gaming peripherals.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

August 2, 2021 CuttingEdgeTech

Sometimes Windows updates can cause enough problems that you just want to turn the whole thing off. We’re going to show you how to do that, but first remember this: In general, pausing Windows Updates is a bad idea. The reason is that you can miss out on critical security patches that keep your PC safe from malicious actors. At the time of this writing, for example, Windows users were asked to update to avoid getting hit with the ”PrintNightmare” vulnerability.Unfortunately the patch for “PrintNightmare” caused some printers to stop working. Microsoft then advised users to roll back the update…