Android games on PCs

Weekly Digest: Windows 11, Android games on PC, PowerToys features, tech tips

In case you missed it, Android games are now on PCs, Windows 11 received various updates, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech, Google announced that it is opening the Android games (beta) on PCs to anyone in more countries, including the United States and Canada.

Windows 11 build 25236 rolled out in the Dev Channels with search improvements, fixes, and an updated version of the Microsoft Store app.

AMD confirmed that it is investigating a problem that causes games to run slower on Ryzen 7000 system due to a compatibility issue with the new Core Compute Die (CCD) inside the processors.

In addition, if you have ever wondered why your solid-state drive degrades performance over time, in this post, we look into the problem and what you should do to keep the drive at top speeds.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows, including the three ways to install the PowerToys app. In addition, we looked into the steps to use the File Locksmith tool to find the process locking a file, how to create a backup of the PowerToys settings, and edit the HOSTS file on Windows 11.

The Windows Package Manager (winget) command-line tool should always install automatically on Windows 10 and 11, but if this isn’t the case, you can use these instructions to get it on your computer.

Microsoft is experimenting with adding new “Energy Recommendations” settings to the Settings app to help users manage their carbon footprint, and you can enable the feature with these steps. In addition, the Task Manager is getting a search bar to make it easier to search processes, and these are the steps to enable this feature in the latest preview of Windows in the Dev Channel.

On Windows 11, you can enable DNS over HTTPS (DoH) to encrypt your DNS traffic to improve security and privacy online, and these are the steps to configure the feature. You can also use these instructions to change the DNS addresses on Windows 11. Also, the Reset this PC feature is getting some visual updates, and these are the steps to enable them.

You now know the steps to install CAB files, find your router IP address or the local IP configuration of your computer, change the boot order to start a device from an external drive, and enable Hyper-V on Windows 11 Pro and Home.

Finally, on Android 13, we looked into the steps to recover deleted notifications, and we explained why an SSD loses performance as it becomes full.