• This Windows 11 update will introduce one of the best Xbox Series X/S features

    6 days ago - By Tech Radar

    Microsoft has released an easy way to check if your PC is ready for DirectStorage in the latest Windows 11 update, in the form of a preview of the Microsoft Game Bar. After installing the preview, users can head into the Gaming Features tab within the settings menu. This now displays if your system is ready for DirectX 12 Ultimate as well as which parts of your gaming PC or laptop will need to be upgraded to be ready for the next-gen DirectStorage feature. It's worth mentioning that Windows 10 will also inform you if your system is ready for DirectX 12 Ultimate, but it will mention that...
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  • Best Windows apps this week

    Best Windows apps this week

    6 days ago - By Beta News

    Four-hundred-ninety-six in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 and 11 on the Microsoft Store and elsewhere in the past seven days. Microsoft is working on a new privacy feature that lists the recent access history of sensitive devices, such as the microphone or camera. As always, if I've missed an app or game that has been released this week that you believe is particularly good, let me know in the comments below or notify me via email. Discounts this week The following list is a selection of the...
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  • This Windows 11 update is essential for PC gamers

    This Windows 11 update is essential for PC gamers

    7 days ago - By Tech Radar

    Microsoft has released a new Windows 11 update that PC gamers in particular should install, as it fixes an annoying issue that caused games to sometimes crash. The update, known as KB5014668, is currently an optional update, which means it won't be installed automatically. However, as Bleeping Computer reports , it's set to be included in an automatic update on the next ‘Patch Tuesday', which is on July 12. According to Microsoft in a release announcement about the patch, this update “Addresses an issue that causes certain games to stop working if they use certain audio technology to play...
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  • Microsoft releases KB5014668 update to fix game crashes and failed Windows 11 upgrades

    7 days ago - By Beta News

    It is the time of the month when Microsoft releases preview versions of the updates that will be released for Windows on the next Patch Tuesday. As such, the company has unleashed a non-security preview release of the KB5014668 update for Windows 11. The list of changes and fixes in this non-security update is pretty lengthy, but there are two major inclusions that are especially noteworthy. As well as addressing an issue that prevented some users from upgrading to Windows 11, there is also a fix for game crashes caused by the use of certain audio technology...
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