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HP Spectre x360 13 debuts | Windows Experience Blog

For those who want one device for both their professional and personal pursuits, the new HP Spectre x360 13 emphasizes mobility and security to work anywhere, anytime.
The new Spectre has two times the performance of the previous generation [1], and is HP’s first convertible with a quad-core 10th Generation Intel Core processor and Intel Iris Plus Graphics, verified to the target specification and key experiences of Intel’s Project Athena innovation program. The device has up to 22 hours of battery life [2].
It’s dramatically smaller than its previous generation, with an industry leading 90% screen-to-body ratio at every angle [3]. The new Spectre has also improved cord management by placing the USB-C port angled in the right corner and the power button on the left corner of the device to avoid accidental power shut-offs.
To help users protect their privacy, the HP Webcam Kill Switch counters webcam hacking. The new Spectre also comes with standard security features such as a Windows Hello enabled IR camera and a fingerprint reader, conveniently located on the keyboard deck.
The device now comes in Natural Silver, adding to already polished finishes in Nightfall Black with Copper Luxe accents and Poseidon Blue with Pale Brass accents.
It’s expected to be available in October via HP.com, with a starting price of $1,099.
[1] Based on 3Dmark11 overall score comparison between HP Spectre x360 13 (2018) with Intel 8th Generation processor vs. HP Spectre x360 13 (2019) with Intel 10th Generation processor. Estimated performance gain will vary by configuration.
[2] Up to 22 hours requires laptop configured with Intel Core i5-1035G4 with Intel Iris Plus Graphics, 8 GB LPDDR4-3200 SDRAM (onboard), 256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, 13.3” diagonal FHD (1920×1080) 1W display, Windows 10 Home RS4. Windows 10 MM14 battery life will vary depending on various factors including product model, configuration, loaded applications, features, use, wireless functionality, and power management settings. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. See www.bapco.com for additional details.
[3] Based on all convertible PCs defined as the 2-in-1 laptop category as of 9/30/2019. Small is defined by the laptop foot print, length x width. Screen-to-body measurement is percent of active plus nonactive viewing area compared to active viewing area plus border. Measure with lid vertical to the desk.

Windows 10 Tip: Text suggestions expands language support | Windows Experience Blog

Editor’s note: We’re back with the latest batch of weekly Windows 10 tips posts, which highlight some of the many helpful features that come with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make your daily life easier with a streamlined update process, as well as clean and simple experiences for your desktop.

Text suggestions for the hardware keyboard is a learning tool originally introduced in RS4, and with RS5 it has expanded language support. If you’d like to try it out in one of the supported languages, you can do so by enabling the  “Show text suggestions as I type”  feature under  Settings > Devices > Typing.
Check it out in action, in Hungarian:

Here is the list of languages added in this update:
Afrikaans (South Africa)
Albanian (Albania)
Arabic (Saudi Arabia)
Armenian (Armenia)
Azerbaijani (Azerbaijan)
Basque (Spain)
Bulgarian (Bulgaria)
Catalan (Spain)
Croatian (Croatia)
Czech (Czech Republic)
Danish (Denmark)
Dutch (Netherlands)
Estonian (Estonia)
Finnish (Finland)
Galician (Spain)
Georgian (Georgia)
Greek (Greece)
Hausa (Nigeria)
Hebrew (Israel)
Hungarian (Hungary)
Indonesian (Indonesia)
Kazakh (Kazakhstan)
Kiswahili (Kenya)
Latvian (Latvia)
Lithuanian (Lithuania)
Macedonian (Macedonia)
Malay (Malaysia)
Norwegian (Bokmal) (Norway)
Persian (Iran)
Polish (Poland)
Romanian (Romania)
Serbian (Serbia) (Latin)
Serbian (Serbia) (Cyrillic)
Slovak (Slovakia)
Slovenian (Slovenia)
Swedish (Sweden)
Turkish (Turkey)
Ukrainian (Ukraine)
Uzbek (Uzbekistan) (Latin)
Hindi (India)
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Early access begins for ‘Gears 5’ Ultimate Edition owners and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members | Windows Experience Blog

September 5, 2019 4:51 pm

By Athima Chansanchai / Writer, Windows Blog
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“Gears 5” will be available Sept. 5 immediately following the television debut of its launch ad during the NFL season opener.
This begins the four-day early access period for “Gears 5” Ultimate Edition owners and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, who may begin playing four days before the game’s worldwide release on Sept. 10. For those eager to get started immediately the full game download is available now in advance of the game’s release.
As part of a special offer, new subscribers can join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate today and get their first two months for $2 now through Sept. 30.
Find out more on Xbox Wire.
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IFA 2019: Lenovo introduces smart features on new and refreshed Yoga laptops | Windows Experience Blog

At this week’s IFA event in Berlin, Lenovo introduced exclusive smart features that adapt to users’ performance needs on the new 14-inch Yoga C940 and Yoga S740: Super Resolution upscales video up to FHD 1080p on Windows Media Player [1] and Q-Control (named for device keys used to toggle modes), that has the potential to dynamically boost your PC’s battery life [2].
Lenovo Yoga C940

The 14-inch Lenovo Yoga C940 is the new 2-in-1 convertible laptop redefining smarter performance and design with its all-metal chassis and clever built-in features, like TrueBlock Privacy shutter, Windows Hello biometric authentication, and garaged pen with silo charging and Windows Ink. Enable Lenovo’s exclusive Q-Control [3] by pressing Function-Q to shift into Intelligent Cooling Mode for your PC to auto-adjust performance and optimize battery life based on tasks – up to 17.5 hours [4] in FHD and up to 10.5 hours [4] with a UHD display.
With a full range of intelligent features, the 14-inch Lenovo Yoga S740 is designed to help people save time. Powered by up to 10th Generation Intel Core processors, it has a hands-free IR camera login. That IR camera can also detect your absence after a few seconds and enable instant log-off, or if you’re watching a video and need to walk away for a few minutes, your PC is intuitive enough to pause the video and automatically resume upon your return. You can even opt to blur your background during video calls, so your cat doesn’t make a surprise appearance during your next online brainstorm. This device will also have a new child safety setting that reminds kids to limit their screen viewing time in one sitting.
The new Lenovo Yoga C940 (15-inch) is a 2-in-1 convertible with 9th Generation Intel Core processors, as well as a notched webcam bump on its lid for better grip, a garaged pen with silo charging, TrueBlock Privacy Shutter and Windows Hello biometric fingerprint authentication for confident security.
The Lenovo Yoga S740 (15-inch) comes stacked with up to 9th Generation Intel Core i9 mobile processor and more powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650 GPUs, making this all-metal, ultra-slim laptop a portable and multi-tasking powerhouse. Combined with theater-like specs like a 15-inch FHD HDR display and a TrueBlock Privacy Shutter, this laptop also has a longer-lasting battery. Listen to music or watch videos in crystal-clear sound with Dolby Atmos Speaker System with Smart Amp, designed to boost voice and content audio in slim form factors.

Lenovo Yoga C740

The all-metal Lenovo Yoga C740 is available in a 14-inch or 15-inch screen size in Mica or Iron Grey. Flip smoothly from laptop to tablet mode and back. Lightweight with a color-matched keyboard, this 2-in-1 device has smart features that respond to your needs, including its TrueBlock Privacy Shutter and more secure fingerprint login.

Lenovo Yoga C740 in tablet mode

Finally, the 13-inch Lenovo Yoga C640 combines the performance of up to 10th Generation Intel Core i7 processing with the compact portability of a sleek 2-in-1, so you don’t feel anchored. This new convertible with optional integrated, ultra-fast 4G LTE frees users from reliance on hotspots and unsecured public Wi-Fi when on the go. Plus, it could provide up to 20 hours [4] of battery life, thanks to optimized CPU performance. You can also talk with Cortana [5] for instant help. Windows 10 Home OS is offered on both LTE and Wi-Fi-only models.

Lenovo Yoga C640

Go to Lenovo to find out more.
[1] Super Resolution on media players may vary in China and other markets. Super Resolution feature requires rolling auto-updates form Lenovo Vantage in Q4 2019.
[2] When the AI-enhanced Intelligent Cooling Mode is enabled it can monitor your device’s thermal attributes to better control its fan.
[3] Yoga devices with up to 10th Generation Intel Core i7 and the visual identifier for the Project Athena program are Lenovo Yoga S740 (14-inch) and Yoga C940 (14-inch) only. New, smarter features enabled with rolling auto-updates from Lenovo Vantage throughout the rest of the year, include, Q-Control, EyeCare (2.0) mode and Super Resolution via Windows Media Player all coming in Q4, 2019. For more info, visit https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/docs/devices-systems/laptops/laptop-innovation-program.html.
[4] All battery life claims are approximate and based on test results using the MobileMark 2014 ver 1.5 battery life benchmark test. Actual results will vary and depend on numerous factors including product configuration and usage, software, operating conditions, wireless functionality, power management settings, screen brightness and other factors. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. See https://bapco.com/products/mobilemark-2014/ for additional details.
[5] Cortana is accessible through the Windows 10 start menu.

IFA 2019: ASUS announces full lineup of ProArt series, ROG creator-ready laptops for gamers and more | Windows Experience Blog

At the IFA tradeshow in Berlin, ASUS celebrated its 30th anniversary and unveiled a lineup of digital solutions aimed at content creators and gamers.To meet the evolving needs of professional workflows in traditional content-creation fields, such as photography and videography, as well as provide new solutions for 3D designers, game developers and more, ASUS is introducing a brand-new lineup of ProArt products.

ASUS touts the ProArt StudioBook One as its most powerful StudioBook ever. It’s the first laptop to feature NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 graphics and is powered by the latest 9th Generation Intel Core i9 processor. NVIDIA Quadro RTX graphics provide users with more CUDA, RT and Tensor cores, enabling smoother and more efficient rendering of animations, 8K video editing and data calculations.
ProArt StudioBook One has a powerful cooling system featuring a lightweight aerospace-grade Titanium alloy thermal module designed to optimize inlet and exhaust flow. All heat generating components, including the CPU, GPU and thermal systems are located in the lid to ensure comfortable use, even when placed on the user’s lap. When the laptop is opened, the outer cover of the lid opens automatically by 4.57 degrees to aid cooling.
The ProArt StudioBook Pro X is the first Quadro laptop to feature the four-sided ASUS NanoEdge display. This display design provides a 92% screen-to-body ratio and 16:10 aspect ratio for immersive visuals. It also supports a wide color gamut with 97% DCI-P3 color space coverage and delivers high color-accuracy. This is also the first in the series to feature ScreenPad 2.0. This interactive secondary touchscreen upgrades the traditional laptop experience, providing you with an intuitive smartphone-like interface on which you can easily manage tasks and streamline your workflows.
You can edit and render multilayered files with professional-grade NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 graphics, optimized for stability and performance with professional software apps. This device is powered by a 9th Generation Intel Xeon or Intel Core i7 hexa-core processor designed to handle complex, multithreaded applications. It is designed to operate at full load without the need to throttle the speed of the CPU or GPU, making it outstandingly reliable for even the toughest workloads.
The ProArt Station D940MX is a compact workstation-grade desktop designed for content creators and media professionals. It has a dual-sided logic board to house its powerful CPU, GPU and memory. It’s powered by an Intel Core i9 processor with up to 64GB DDR4 2666MHz memory and NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics. It also has dual storage with a 512GB PCIe SSD and 1TB HDD, and ultrafast connectivity, including dual Thunderbolt 3 ports on the front panel.

Strix laptop in Glacier Blue

The ASUS Republic of Gamers also introduced laptops at IFA 2019. The Zephyrus and Strix laptops in a new Glacier Blue hue are intended to appeal to graphic artists, 3D animators, game designers and video editors – to name just a few examples – who can speed up their work thanks to pre-installed NVIDIA Creator Ready Drivers that improve performance for creative apps and programs, such as the Adobe Creative suite, CINEMA 4D and Unreal Engine.

Zephyrus S

Strix G elevates core gaming essentials in an affordable yet potent package, while Zephyrus M and Zephyrus S are hybrid powerhouses that offer a mix for work and play. Each is available with up to a 9th Generation Intel Core i7-9750H processor, enabling these machines to slice through serious workloads with speed. The new six-core CPU can hit frequencies of up to 4GHz on a single core with Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, and Hyper-Threading enables up to 12 parallel threads to accelerate heavy duty work.
Add up to 32GB of DDR4-2666 memory, and each one of these machines can handle serious multitasking for gamers and content creators alike. Multimedia professionals can work on intensive projects, like video editing and 3D rendering, quickly and efficiently. Gamers benefit from the ability to broadcast high-quality streams, chat with the channel and play the latest titles – all at the same time.
Find out more about ASUS at IFA 2019.

IFA 2019: Acer shows off ConceptD Pro family of notebooks, the Predator Triton 300 gaming notebook and more | Windows Experience Blog

At IFA 2019, Acer announced its ConceptD Pro series notebook family with NVIDIA Quadro GPUs, built for peak performance and hours of uninterrupted use. The Pro series with Windows 10 meets the stringent requirements of applications in virtual reality, artificial intelligence and big data analytics. The notebooks also feature amber backlit keyboards.The new ConceptD Pro series notebooks featuring 9th Generation Intel Core processors and Windows 10 are designed not only for professional creators but also AI engineers and software developers.

At the top end, the ConceptD 9 Pro is a 17.3-inch notebook that targets complex engineering simulations with up to NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 GPUs with 16GB VRAM and 32 GB of DDR4 memory. Thanks to Acer’s CNC-machined Ezel Aero Hinge, the 4K display (3840 x 2160) can flip, extend and recline for convenient collaboration between team members. It’s aimed to handle AI/deep learning, engineering simulations and large animation studios requiring power, flexibility and cross-compatibility. A Wacom EMR stylus is also included and magnetically attaches to the device.

At 15.6 inches, the ConceptD 7 Pro is designed for power on-the-go with up to NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 GPUs with 16 GB VRAM and 32 GB of DDR4 memory. This model is ideal for data scientists, software developers, engineers and professional design studios who demand power, flexibility and compatibility that is tested with all certified professional software applications.
The ConceptD 5 Pro is aimed at users in the advanced creative space and is available with 15- and 17-inch options – both with 4K UHD resolution – and NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 GPUs. It’s a device geared for complex CAD design, animation and simulation workflows, so it’s designed to appeal to architects, 3D animators, special effects producers and small design studios.
The ConceptD 3 Pro is a notebook for creators like photographers, industrial design students and graphic designers, featuring NVIDIA Quadro T1000 GPUs and a PANTONE-Validated display. Users can process all their media with true color reproduction and can login via a touch of the built-in fingerprint reader through Windows Hello for easy and more secure access.
Finally, the new ConceptD CM2241W is a desktop monitor featuring a slim bezel, excellent color accuracy supporting 99% of the Adobe RGB color gamut and hyper-smooth viewing, with a refresh rate up to 75 Hz.

Acer also introduced the Predator Triton 300 gaming notebook, which expands the Triton line with an affordable solution for mainstream gamers who also appreciate thin and lightweight designs. Up to a 9th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor is paired with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU and 16GB of DDR4 2666Hz memory (upgradable to 32GB). To accommodate massive amounts of game storage, it will support up to two 1TB PCIe NVMe SSDs in RAID 0 and up to a 2TB hard drive. Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX 1650, along with Killer Ethernet, keeps the action moving quickly and lag-free.
A bright 15.6-inch Full-HD IPS display with a narrow bezel design includes a 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms overdrive response time, delivering realistic graphics and colors that pop, highlight every detail and bring games to life.
Now with a 300Hz 15.6-inch Full-HD display, the Predator Triton 500 is a powerful gaming notebook slimmed down to just .70 inches thin and weighing 4.6 pounds. It has a durable, all-metal chassis and narrow bezels for an 81% body-to-screen ratio.
In addition to these announcements, Acer also debuted refreshed models in its popular Swift ultra-portable notebook and Aspire all-in-one desktop ranges, all powered by the latest 10th Generation Intel Core processors and Windows 10.

The latest generation, 14-inch Swift 5 weighs just 990 grams with a new discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics option, or even less with solely integrated Intel Iris Pro graphics while measuring just 14.95 mm thin. The screen features a three-side narrow bezel with a high screen-to-body ratio of 86.4%. It has a full-function USB3.1 Type-C connector that supports Thunderbolt 3, dual-band Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and supports Windows Hello through a fingerprint reader.
The Swift 3 packs a lot of power into its 15.95 mm thin chassis with up to a 10th Generation Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor and an optional discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU, keeping everything running at its optimum speed. It also includes up to 512 GB PCIe Gen 3×4 SSD storage, 16GB LPDDR4 RAM and dual-band Wi-Fi 6, for a smoother and more enjoyable wireless experience, making it an ultra-portable, supercharged laptop for work and play. It delivers up to 12.5 hours of battery life and fast charging capabilities: 30 minutes charging can provide four hours of battery life in video playback conditions.

Within its space-saving design, the ultra-thin Aspire C all-in-one comes with plenty of practical features for both students and the whole family to enjoy. It is available with 27-inch, 24-inch and 22-inch Full HD IPS screen options, all powered by 10th Generation Intel Core processors and an optional discrete NVIDIA MX130 GPU.
Find out more about all of Acer’s announcements at IFA.

IFA 2019: Razer announces ‘world’s first gaming ultrabook’ | Windows Experience Blog

At this week’s IFA tradeshow in Berlin, Razer announced their new Razer Blade Stealth 13 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics, which the company is calling the “world’s first gaming ultrabook.” Powered by Intel’s new 10th Generation processor, it packs gaming performance into a thin 15mm chassis, weighing only about two pounds.
Users can also render 3D models on the go. To optimize battery life and to ensure the right balance between power and productivity, the Razer Blade Stealth 13 GTX Models feature NVIDIA Optimus technology.
You can choose from one that has Full-HD or one with a 4K UHD touch display. Both come with the latest Intel 10th Generation Core i7-1065G7 processor and a 512GB PCIe SSD, complete with Razer’s signature tone-on-tone matte black finish.

The new Razer Blade Stealth 13 will also be available in a Mercury White edition, equipped with a higher-powered Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor at 25W. The 10th Generation processor comes with Intel’s latest Iris Plus graphics, providing users with more rendering prowess in either creative suites or casual games.
Features carried over from the previous generation include a customizable single-zone Razer Chroma RGB keyboard, a Windows Hello IR camera for easy and secure access, and a large glass trackpad with Windows Precision Drivers.
The new line of Razer Blade Stealth laptops will start at $1,499 USD MSRP and will be available starting at the end of September from Razer.com and select retailers in the United States and Canada and coming soon to the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Nordics, China, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan.
For more information, head over to Razer.

IFA 2019: Lenovo unveils consumer lineup loaded with intelligent features | Windows Experience Blog

Ahead of the annual IFA consumer electronics show, Lenovo unveils its latest consumer lineup for 2019. Here’s a first look at the intelligent features set to debut on these new Lenovo laptops, monitors and an all-in-one desktop.Two new 13-inch Windows 10 Lenovo IdeaPad laptops provide up to 10th Generation Intel Core mobile processors and a memory upgrade of up to 16GB DDR4 to get you through all your online tasks—giving you more time to binge-watch your favorite shows with up to an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU.

At just 2.8 pounds, the 13-inch Lenovo IdeaPad S340 is designed to fit conveniently in your bag. With the Dolby Audio Speaker System, front-facing microphones and quieter, intelligent fan thermals – your laptop stays charged longer with up to 8 hours [1] of battery life and stays cooler than before.

The ultra-slim, all-aluminum Lenovo IdeaPad S540 is a step up with a high-quality QHD display option, Dolby Audio Speaker System and your choice of three hues It has RapidCharge [3], plus Cortana and Alexa smart voice capability [4]. It uses Windows Hello and its motion-sensing IR camera for smarter interaction and hands-free user log-in with biometric authentication.
Manually direct power and performance modes based on your needs with Lenovo’s exclusive Q-Control [5] feature or choose to dynamically boost your laptop’s battery life with auto-adjustments enabled by new AI technology.
When enabled, Q-Control uses machine learning to monitor the tasks running in the background and your device’s thermal attributes to control its fans and optimize a longer battery life on its own. For example, movie watchers will appreciate the lower power mode with quieter fan, while content creators will enjoy the turbo-boosting mode for a quicker computing response.

The Lenovo IdeaCentre A540 is the new all-in-one Windows 10 desktop with a high-resolution screen offered in two sizes, 24-inch and 27-inch. Its smart, functional base wirelessly charges your Qi-Certified mobile device—even if your PC is switched off. [6] Its metallic steel stand curves slightly. Its pull-out IR camera comes with an integrated TrueBlock Privacy shutter for an extra layer of security, while a narrow bezel design and rear cable collector round out a clutter-free look.

Put a compatible mobile phone on the IdeaCentre A540 for wireless charging.

With up to 9th Generation Intel Core i7 CPU and discrete Radeon RX560 graphics, the 27-inch model has a high-resolution QHD display option that provides vivid color while Dolby and JBL by Harman speakers deliver crisp stereo sound. An AMD Ryzen CPU option is also available on the 24-inch model, and a 10-point touchscreen is optional on either display size.
The new mainstream Lenovo L28u Monitor delivers 28 inches of vivid color with a 4K In-Plane Switching (IPS) wide-angle display, pixel-perfect resolution and ultra-thin bezel. If your device has AMD graphics [7], eliminate image stuttering and screen tearing for smoother gameplay with AMD Radeon FreeSync. Tilt your monitor to the way that best suits your viewing angle and count on Lenovo’s TÜV Rhineland Eye Comfort-certified anti-glare display that minimizes eye fatigue.

The Lenovo G34w Gaming Monitor has 1500R curvature and an ultra-wide, industry-leading 21:9 aspect ratio. It has a 34-inch panoramic Wide Quad High Definition (WQHD) display that’s four times clearer than HD.
Find out more about Lenovo at IFA.
[1] All battery life claims are approximate. This is based on test results using the MobileMark 2014 ver 1.5 battery life benchmark test. Actual results will vary and depend on numerous factors including product configuration and usage, software, operating conditions, wireless functionality, power management settings, screen brightness and other factors. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. See https://bapco.com/products/mobilemark-2014/ for additional details.
 [3] Charge one hour in standby mode or while powered off, for up to 80 percent battery life based on test results using the MobileMark2014 ver. 1.5 battery life benchmark test. See https://bapco.com/products/mobilemark-2014/  for additional details on testing standard. 
[4] Cortana is accessible through the Windows 10 start menu, and Alexa for PC is accessible through Lenovo Vantage during the initial set-up. Alexa is available on select Lenovo PCs in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. Laptop lid must be open to activate mics.
[5] Lenovo Q-Control (also called Intelligent Thermal Solutions, or ITS) will be enabled via a Lenovo Vantage update in fall 2019.
[6] List of Qi-certified devices: https://www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com/products#Qi-Certified%20Product%20Database
[7] FreeSync requires a monitor and AMD Radeon graphics, both with FreeSync support. See www.amd.com/freesync for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase. GD-127.

‘The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut’ arrives on PC and Xbox One | Windows Experience Blog

The definitive edition of “The Bard’s Tale IV” from inXile entertainment arrives on Xbox One and PC with Xbox Game Pass. Return to Skara Brae to defeat a newly awakened evil.

In this upgraded and extended version of the acclaimed 2018 RPG you’ll create and control a party of adventurers, explore new lands and dungeons, assist locals with quests, recruit fighters and engage in deep, tactical turn-based combat.
The Director’s Cut features hours of additional content, thousands of fixes and tweaks, and new features and accessibility options. In addition, it arrives as a Play Anywhere title, allowing you to pick up and play on your Xbox One, and then continue that same game on your PC.
Find out more at Xbox Wire.

Windows 10 Tip: Streamline your tasks using Microsoft To-Do | Windows Experience Blog

Editor’s note: We’re back with the summer batch of weekly Windows 10 tips posts, which highlight some of the many helpful features that come with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make your daily life easier with a streamlined update process, as well as clean and simple experiences for your desktop.
Your lists and reminders from across Microsoft To-Do, Cortana and tasks in Outlook can now become one, centrally located in your Microsoft To-Do app.
Check it out in action:

Use Microsoft To-Do anywhere: on your Android or iPhone, with Cortana or on your Windows 10 PC. You can also get to it from the web. It’s automatically synced, so you never miss a beat.
And if you want to learn even more about Microsoft To-Do, such as how to prioritize tasks and add steps to a task, watch this Windows Community video.
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