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Microsoft's Latest Windows 10 Update Bricks Some PCs: How To Roll Back To Previous Version

The first cumulative patch for the Windows 10 April 2018 update is bricking some PCs, so wait for Microsoft to fix the issue before updating. If it's too late, here's how to roll back to a previous Windows 10 build.

Microsoft May 20, 2018

The Microsoft Surface Hub 2 Is A 50.5-Inch Digital Whiteboard With Extremely Thin Bezels

Microsoft is trying to reinvent office collaborations with its follow-up to the Surface Hub, called Surface Hub 2. It’s a 50.5-inch touchscreen whiteboard with a resolution higher than 4K that specializes in team-based workspaces.

Microsoft May 16, 2018

File Explorer Finally Gets Dark Mode In New Windows 10 Build: Check It Out

The latest Windows 10 build introduces a dark theme for File Explorer, plus a new cloud clipboard, and more options for Sets. An official rollout is scheduled later this year.

Microsoft May 11, 2018

Google Chrome Crashing, Freezing After Windows 10 April 2018 Update? Microsoft Is Working On It

A bug within the Windows 10 April Update is causing devices to freeze or crash when using Google Chrome. Microsoft, Google, and Intel are now working on a fix.

Apps/Software May 6, 2018

Is There Still Hope For A Surface Phone? Redstone 5 Mobile APIs Say There Might Be

Hints regarding the Surface Phone rekindled as Microsoft makes some changes to its latest operating system. It appears that the Redstone 5 update could be a clue that the smartphone is under development.

Microsoft April 26, 2018

Microsoft Is Working On Slimmed-Down Version Of Its OS Called Windows 10 Lean

Windows 10 Lean is a slimmed-down Windows edition that does away with apps, drivers, and tools, saving you up to 2 GB of space. It’s not clear who it’s for, though, and what Microsoft plans to do with it.

Microsoft April 24, 2018

Windows Defender Is Getting Improvements With Preview Build 17650

Microsoft released the new Windows 10 Preview Build 17650 for Insiders who opted to receive builds from the Skip Ahead ring. The build adds a number of improvements to Windows Security Center and Windows Defender Firewall.

Microsoft April 21, 2018

Microsoft Is Replacing The OneNote Desktop App With The Windows 10 Version

Microsoft finally confirmed its plans to push for the adoption of the Windows 10 version of OneNote. Office 2019 will feature the upgraded program but will still offer the 2016 version as an option for its users.

Microsoft April 20, 2018

Microsoft's Windows 10 Preview Build 17643 Released For Skip Ahead Insiders: Sets, Edge, And Data Sense Improved

Microsoft released a new Windows 10 preview for Insiders who have opted to receive builds from the Skip Ahead ring. The build brings a number of improvements to Microsoft Sets, Edge, Data Sense, and Magnifier.

Microsoft April 15, 2018

Miss The Windows File Manager From The 1990s? It's Now Open Source And Works On Windows 10

Microsoft has released Windows 3.0’s File Manager as an open source software, giving users a chance to revisit the '90s. Yes, it runs on Windows 10 too.

Microsoft April 11, 2018

Microsoft's Windows 10 Preview Build 17639 Rolls Out To Skip Ahead Insiders: Sets Feature Is Getting Beefier

Microsoft has released the new Windows 10 Preview Build 17639 to Insiders who are part of the Skip Ahead subset. The new build is focused on the management tool Sets.

Microsoft April 5, 2018

Sea Of Thieves Voice Chat Not Working? Here's How To Fix It

Some players have been having trouble with the 'Sea of Thieves' voice chat feature on both PC and Xbox One. Here are ways to solve the issue.

Video Games March 27, 2018

Microsoft Apparently Forcing Windows 10 Users To Open Edge Via Mail Links

Microsoft has done several steps in the past to convince people that its Edge browser is better than the others. Now, however, it’s basically forcing Edge onto Windows 10 users.

Microsoft March 17, 2018

Microsoft Accidentally Leaks Windows 10 ARM Limitations: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Microsoft accidentally revealed the limitation of its upcoming operating system variant Windows 10 ARM. These devices, which have mobile processors, will run a version of the OS that contains a handful of limitations.

Microsoft February 21, 2018

New ‘Ultimate Performance’ Mode Added To Windows 10 For Serious Pro Users: Here’s How To Set It Up

Microsoft has unveiled a new Ultimate Performance mode in Windows 10 via a new preview build for Insiders in the Fast Ring. The new mode, which disregards power management features, is for serious pro users.

Microsoft February 15, 2018

Microsoft Wants To Put An End To Passwords Once And For All

Microsoft will not include password use as default requirement for the next test release of Windows 10 S, indicating of the company’s plan to kill passwords in favor of biometrics and other form of authentication.

Microsoft February 12, 2018

Microsoft Is Killing Windows 10 S, But Not Really: What You Need To Know About ‘S Mode’

Microsoft might be retiring its Windows 10 S operating system. Instead, it’ll turn it into a feature called S Mode within standard Windows 10 versions.

Microsoft February 7, 2018

Windows 10 Finally Overtakes Windows 7: Why Did It Take So Long?

Windows has finally overtaken Windows 7 in terms of worldwide market share, according to StatCounter. Why did it take Microsoft's current operating system two and a half years to achieve the feat?

Microsoft February 3, 2018

Hate Windows 10 S? Microsoft Is Now Selling A Surface Laptop Running Windows 10 Pro

Microsoft is now offering customers a Surface Laptop with Windows 10 Pro already installed. Since it’s charging $100 extra for it, users can instead buy a base model and take advantage of the free upgrade until March.

Computers January 26, 2018

Microsoft Unveils $189 Windows 10 Laptops For Schools

Microsoft is challenging Google's Chromebooks with a new cheap alternative for schools with a $189 laptop. Microsoft wants to keep Windows' dominance among students and teachers.

Computers January 24, 2018

Free Windows 10 Upgrade From Windows 8.1 Is Ending On Jan. 16

You have only until Jan. 16 to nab a free Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 8.1, as Microsoft is ending the 'assistive technology loophole.' That means you better decide quick whether you want to take the plunge or not.

Apps/Software January 15, 2018

Windows 10 Adds Do Not Disturb-Like Option Called Quiet Hours In Latest Insider Update

Microsoft has added a new feature called Quiet Hours via the latest Windows 10 Build. Like the Do Not Disturb feature on Mac, it lets users stay focused and productive by blocking out notifications.

Apps/Software January 15, 2018

Microsoft Warns Meltdown And Spectre Patches Will Really Slow Down Older Computers: Time To Upgrade?

Microsoft revealed that most users of older computers will experience slower performance once Meltdown and Spectre patches are installed. Windows 7 and Windows 8 users are urged not to skip the security updates though, as the consequences may be severe.

Microsoft January 10, 2018

Amazon Alexa Will Be Debuting In Windows PCs In 2018

Amazon's Alexa willl be coming to Windows PC in 2018. The move is surprising considering that Windows already has its own built-in digital assistant, Cortana.

Computers January 10, 2018

Netflix Now Streams HDR Video On Windows 10, But You’ll Need These Requirements First

Windows 10 users can now stream HDR films and TV shows on Netflix, but first, they must have the proper requirements, such as an Intel Kaby Lake-powered machine and the right subscription plan.

Apps/Software December 22, 2017

Windows 10 Facial Recognition Tricked By Printed Photo: Here's How To Protect Yourself

Researchers from German security firm SYSS discovered that Windows Hello, the facial recognition system of Windows 10, may be tricked using a printed photo with modifications. Here's how you can protect yourself from an attack using the exposed method.

Microsoft December 21, 2017

Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Build With ‘Timeline’ And ‘Sets,’ Plus More

Windows 10 build 17063 is out for Insiders in the Fast Ring. It finally introduces Timeline, a fast and efficient way to jump from one platform to another, and Sets, a new tabbed experience for Windows 10 apps.

Microsoft December 20, 2017

Windows 10 Password Manager Brings Back Critical Security Vulnerability Spotted Last Year

A free password manager that was bundled with Windows 10 downloads was discovered to have a critical security vulnerability. The bug, however, was already spotted by a Google security researcher last year.

Security December 17, 2017

iTunes Not Coming To The Microsoft Store Yet: Sorry, Windows 10 S Users

Apple has delayed the release of iTunes to Windows 10 S. Release date was rescheduled, as more time is needed to finalize the optimal version of the app.

Apps/Software December 16, 2017

Asus, HP Windows 10 ARM Laptops Powered By Snapdragon 835 Promise Over 20 Hours Of Battery Life

The first Windows 10 ARM laptops are about to roll out. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 running things, the Asus NovaGo and HP Envy x2 boast more than 20 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Computers December 6, 2017

Microsoft Photos App For Android And iOS In The Works, Soon To Hit Windows 10 Testers

Microsoft is working on a Photos companion app for Android and iOS devices, and it will soon become available to Windows 10 testers. The app will let users wirelessly transfer photos and videos between mobile devices and PCs.

Microsoft November 30, 2017

Microsoft Wants To Reinvent Windows 10 With Tabs-Based UI Called 'Sets': Here’s How It Works

Microsoft has announced a new feature on Windows 10 called Sets, which essentially turns typical workspaces into a web browser-like experience. With Sets, tasks can be done within an app via tabs, no opening separate apps necessary.

Microsoft November 29, 2017

Here’s How To Make Sure Your Windows 10 PC Is ‘Highly Secure,’ According To Microsoft

Microsoft just released new standards that’ll determine whether or not a PC is ‘highly secure.’ Make sure your system packs a seventh-generation Intel processor or an AMD equivalent, runs 64-bit, has TPM 2.0, and more.

Apps/Software November 8, 2017

No More Free Windows 10 Upgrades After December, Microsoft Confirms

Microsoft ended free Windows 10 upgrades back in July 2016, with one clear exception: those who were using accessibility features were still eligible to get it for free. But the company is now removing that exception altogether.

Microsoft November 6, 2017

Edge Gets New Features Via Windows 10 Fall Creators Update To Win Back Online Users

With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft is beefing up Edge with a ton of features such as Pinned Sites and true full screen browsing.

Apps/Software October 23, 2017

Players Report 'Cuphead' Install Issue On Xbox One, Auto-Save Problem On PC: Here's How To Fix Them

Players have reported two major problems with 'Cuphead' for the Xbox One and PC. The game could not be installed for some Xbox One players, while progress is not being saved for some PC players.

Video Games October 1, 2017

The Original Xbox's Biggest Duke Controller Is Heading To The Xbox One And Windows 10 Soon

It's official: The Duke is making its way to the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, giving original Xbox owners a good dose of nostalgia of the huge controller.

Video Games September 22, 2017

Experiencing Stuttering And FPS Drop Issues On Windows 10? Don’t Worry, Microsoft Is Working On A Fix

Microsoft has confirmed that it’s developing a fix to reported performance issues on Windows 10 devices running the Creators Update. It has also released a preview build for those in the Fast Ring that addresses part of the issues.

Apps/Software September 12, 2017

Windows Mixed Reality Will Plunge You Into VR For As Low As $399, With Steam Support And New 'Halo' Game

Microsoft revealed that its upcoming Windows Mixed Reality headsets will bring virtual reality technology to homes for as low as $399. The platform will host the next 'Halo' game, and will also support Steam VR content.

Microsoft August 29, 2017

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 Pro For Workstations: Faster File Sharing, Persistent Memory, And More

Rumored since June, Microsoft has now announced Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, which can power devices with high-performance configurations. It can support machines with up to 6 TB of RAM, for example.

Apps/Software August 11, 2017

You Can Soon Customize Your Xbox One Home Screen: Here's What Else Is Happening In The Next Major Update

The next major update will allow gamers to customize their Xbox One home screen, among many other things. The changes are now live for Alpha Ring members of the Xbox One Insiders program.

Video Games August 8, 2017

This Is What Spotify On Xbox One Looks Like, Plus More Details On The Music Streaming App For The Console

The arrival of Spotify for Xbox One escalated from a rumor to a confirmed fact over the weekend. Screenshots of the music streaming service on the console have now been revealed, along with more details for the app.

Apps/Software August 6, 2017

First Microsoft Hackathon Brings Eye Control To Windows 10: Here’s How It Works

Microsoft has committed to implementing eye tracking support on Windows 10 soon. Called Eye Control, the feature will help people with certain neuro-muscular disorders navigate the operating system using their eyes.

Apps/Software August 2, 2017

The Regalia From 'Final Fantasy XV' Will Soon Be A Playable Car In 'Forza Horizon 3'

The Regalia, the beloved royal ride of Prince Noctis in 'Final Fantasy XV,' will soon be a playable car in 'Forza Horizon 3.' The best part is that the vehicle will be a free addition to the fun open-world game.

Video Games July 29, 2017

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update To Remove Several Features: MS Paint, Screen Savers On The Chopping Block

Microsoft will remove or deprecate 22 Windows 10 features upon the release of the Fall Creators Update, expected to be in September. Among the features that are on the chopping block are MS Paint and screen savers.

Microsoft July 24, 2017

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