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Hands-on with Microsoft’s barrage of brand-new Surface area gadgets

Hands-on with Microsoft’s barrage of brand-new Surface area gadgets

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Enlarge / That charging case uses USB-C. Jeff Dunn Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a slew of laptops and tablets for its Surface line of Windows computers and related accessories. The announcements include the Surface Pro 7, the latest iteration of the company's popular line of 2-in-1 tablets; the Surface Laptop 3, a refresh of its…
Apple’s iCloud has actually been a bad experience in Windows, however a brand-new upgrade looks for to repair that

Apple’s iCloud has actually been a bad experience in Windows, however...

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iCloud in the Microsoft Store. Samuel Axon A screenshot of iCloud Drive in File Explorer. The main iCloud interface in Windows; this part hasn't changed too much. Apple has released a new version of iCloud for Windows 10 in the Microsoft Store, according to a recent blog post by Microsoft and a handful of Apple…
Windows 10 May 2019 Update now presenting to everybody … gradually

Windows 10 May 2019 Update now presenting to everybody … gradually

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To avoid a replay of the problems faced by the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809, Microsoft has taken a very measured approach to the release of the May 2019 Update, version 1903, with both a long spell as release candidate and a much less aggressive rollout to Windows Update. That rollout starts today. While…
Windows 10 will quickly deliver with a complete, open source, GPLed Linux kernel

Windows 10 will quickly deliver with a complete, open source, GPLed...

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Earlier today, we wrote that Microsoft was going to add some big new features to the Windows Subsystem for Linux, including native support for Docker containers. It turns out that that ain't the half of it. The current Windows Subsystem for Linux uses a Microsoft-authored kernel component that provided the same kernel API as the…
Windows 10 May 2019 upgrade obstructed for anybody utilizing USB or SD storage

Windows 10 May 2019 upgrade obstructed for anybody utilizing USB or...

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Enlarge / Better unplug all these if you want the new Windows version. While it's not officially out yet, the Windows 10 May 2019 update is available to Windows Insiders on the Release Preview distribution channel (and also to MSDN subscribers). So anyone who wants to get a head start on the next major iteration…
Crap artists rejoice! MS Paint is getting a last-minute reprieve

Crap artists rejoice! MS Paint is getting a last-minute reprieve

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Enlarge / Who needs Aurich's artistic talents, anyway? Peter Bright Long, long ago, Microsoft quietly announced that it was going to remove the venerable mspaint.exe from Windows 10. The app was listed as deprecated, indicating intent to remove it in a future Windows 10 update, and the app itself was even updated to warn users…
It appears like Windows 10 House can now postpone updates for 35 days

It appears like Windows 10 House can now postpone updates for...

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Enlarge / Not every Windows 10 user appreciates being a guinea pig for Windows updates. The next Windows 10 feature update, version 1903, looks like it's going to give Windows 10 Home users a little more flexibility about when they install updates. All versions of Windows 10 allow for updates to be deferred, waiting a…
Microsoft shocking how Windows function updates are presented– once again

Microsoft shocking how Windows function updates are presented– once again

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Customers using Windows Update for Business will lose some ability to delay the deployment of each new Windows feature release once version 1903 goes live. When Microsoft first started delivering Windows 10 "as a Service" with a regular flow of feature updates, the company planned to have two release tracks: a "Current Branch" (CB) that…
Most Current Windows 10 construct puts desktop apps in a 3D world

Most Current Windows 10 construct puts desktop apps in a 3D...

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Enlarge / Any desktop app can now be launched in VR as a "Classic app." Just in time for the weekend, Microsoft has released a new Insider preview build of Windows 10. Build 18329 should be available now to most people who have opted into the fast preview ring. Though it's not available to everyone…
Microsoft: Change to iOS or Android since Windows 10 Mobile is ending

Microsoft: Change to iOS or Android since Windows 10 Mobile is...

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Lumia 950 Peter Bright Windows 10 Mobile will receive its last patches and security updates on December 10 this year, as Microsoft winds down the last remaining bit of development on its smartphone platform. The last major notable to the platform was October 2017, when it was bumped to version 1709. At that point, Microsoft…

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