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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with 9 bug fixes ahead of April 2019 Update

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with nine bug fixes. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18348 (made available to testers on March 1) to build 18351. These builds are from the 19H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Emoji 12.0

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with Emoji 12.0. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18841 (made available to testers on February 20) to build 18845. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of […]

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Microsoft releases two new Windows 10 previews for 19H1 and 20H1

Microsoft today released two new Windows 10 previews for PCs, the first time it’s done so in 2019. The first build is from the 19H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of this year, and the second is from the 20H1 branch, […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Linux files, gaming improvements, and Timeline for Chrome

Microsoft yesterday released a new Windows 10 preview with support for Linux files, gaming improvements, and a Chrome extension for Timeline. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18334 (made available to testers on February 9) to build 18342. These builds are from the 19H1 branch, which represents the Windows […]

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New Chrome extension enables Microsoft’s Windows Timeline

Microsoft recently made some changes to the “Task view” in Windows 10. As of the Spring 2018 update, it includes Windows Timeline. As the name implies, it shows a timeline of recent activities on your computer and connected Microsoft services. Now, you can add Chrome tabs to the list thanks to Redmond’s new Web Activities […]

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Microsoft reports $32.5 billion in Q2 2019 revenue: Azure up 76%, Surface up 39%, and LinkedIn up 29%

Microsoft today reported earnings for its second fiscal quarter of 2019, including revenue of $32.5 billion, net income of $8.4 billion, and earnings per share of $1.08 (compared to revenue of $28.9 billion, net income of $7.5 billion, and earnings per share of $0.96 in Q2 2018). All three of […]

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One-month test: Can a Chromebook replace my main computer?

Ever since Chromebooks started coming out, the most common question has been, can they really replace your main computer? Many users have already done it, especially those who don’t need much more than something for checking emails, going through social media, and doing light browsing. But using a Chromebook full time in a professional setting, […]

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Online viewer for Windows 98’s icon set

win98icons.alexmeub.com presents Windows 98’s meticulously utilitarian and currently fashionable icons in an easy, no-nonsense way. Why are they so good? Rather than some designer’s flashy vision of the future, Windows 98 icons made the operating system feel like a place to get real work done. They had hard edges, soft colors and easy-to-recognize symbols. … […]

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ExaGear app review: A Windows emulator with questionable utility

Article Contents Wine, the popular cross-platform Windows compatibility layer, has been officially available for Android since early 2018. However, it only translates API calls; there’s no built-in emulator to convert x86 instructions for ARM processors. ExaGear is a paid emulator for Android that attempts to solve this problem, by adding an x86 emulator to a […]

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Microsoft issues emergency update to fix critical IE flaw under active exploit

reader comments 2 with 2 posters participating Share this story Microsoft has issued an emergency update that fixes a critical Internet Explorer vulnerability that attackers are actively exploiting on the Internet. The memory-corruption flaw allows attackers to remotely execute malicious code when computers use IE to visit a booby-trapped website, Microsoft said Wednesday. Indexed as […]

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Why, in 2018, is Microsoft adding security questions to Windows 10?

reader comments 32 with 27 posters participating Share this story Security questions—the annoying shared secrets used as a secondary form of authentication—have been around forever and are used by just about everyone to deal with users who forget their password. That’s starting to change as more enlightened services—most notably Google and Facebook—have recently phased out […]

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CrossOver for Chrome OS adds support for Quicken 2018 and Chromeboxes

CrossOver is a compatibility layer, based on the open-source Wine project, that allows Mac and Linux users to run Windows software. The first beta release for Chrome OS arrived in 2016, and it has continued to improve since then. Another update is now rolling out on the Play Store, with general improvements and official support […]

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Picture-in-Picture now enabled by default in Chrome for Mac, Windows, and Linux

It’s a popular feature on Android, especially useful if you want to watch YouTube videos while you do other things, and now Picture-in-picture (PiP) is officially coming to the desktop. As of version 70, when you’re watching a video in Chrome, you’ll be able to minimize it and carry on pretending to do some work. […]

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7 more integrations between Android and Windows we’d love to see

The Verge On October 2, 2018, Microsoft held an event in New York City where it debuted several new Surface products, including Surface laptops and a brand new set of Surface headphones. The laptops are certainly nice, and the unexpected debut of the noise-canceling headphones was a real treat. However, the thing which caught our […]

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Microsoft Launcher v5.0 beta adds Timeline support for syncing between mobile and PC

Windows Phone might be a thing of the past, but for those who still love Microsoft’s operating system, you can get a rough approximation with Microsoft Launcher. The launcher employs a distinctive Windows aesthetic and provides access to features that are particularly handy to users deep in the Microsoft ecosystem. Case in point, the new […]

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Microsoft announces Android app mirroring on Windows with the ‘Your Phone’ app

Microsoft unveiled a slew of new and updated products at an event yesterday, curiously including laptops without USB-C ports. It’s not normally our place to cover Microsoft announcements, but there was one interesting tidbit that is relevant to us. An app called ‘Your Phone‘ got some brief stage time, and it will enable app mirroring from […]

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