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Microsoft Puts Improved Windows 10 Privacy Settings Front And Center

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:30:44 +0000

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Ever since Windows 10 launched, there have been concerns about Microsoft “spying” and users not having enough control over their privacy. Microsoft is about to address those concerns in a very big way. […]

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Microsoft Is Ticked At Google For Publicizing A Windows Security Flaw

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:30:42 +0000

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Google takes software security very, very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that they have no problem stepping on one of their main competitors’ toes when they notice something that needs fixing. Whose toes […]

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It’s Microsoft’s fault cheap Windows laptops don’t use better hardware

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 13:32:02 +0000

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If you look at the low-end ($200-$300) Windows laptop market in 2016 you’ll notice that the hardware spec is mostly the same regardless of which brand name is on the casing. We get […]

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Guy tricks Windows tech support scammers into installing ransomware

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 14:31:27 +0000

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The hero we deserve, and the hero we need.

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27,000 London police computers still run Windows XP

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:46:39 +0000

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There’s a lot of old stuff in England like Stonehenge, Hadrian’s Wall, and the Tower of London. There are also thousands of police computers that still run Windows XP. Yes, the proud men […]

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update won’t let you turn off Cortana

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:28:55 +0000

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If there’s one thing that Microsoft really, REALLY wants you to do right now, it’s upgrade to Windows 10. If there’s a second, that’s to convince you to start using Cortana. They’ve come […]

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Windows 10 responds to the Jedi mind trick

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:31:04 +0000

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You’ll never have to resort to the Jedi mind trick to avoid being captured by Stormtroopers, but it’s a skill worth remembering if you own a computer that supports Windows Hello. Quick refresher: […]

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Only Microsoft Edge can stream Netflix at 1080p on Windows 10

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:29:53 +0000

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Microsoft Edge is good at doing more than just downloading Chrome or Firefox. Turns out it’s also good at streaming 1080p video from Netflix — and it’s the only Windows browser that can […]

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Final Windows 10 upgrade nag takes over your whole screen

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 17:27:23 +0000

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Zero hour is approaching, and with the free Windows 10 upgrade offer set to expire at the end of the month Microsoft has unleashed a new weapon: a full-screen nag. Err, reminder. Microsoft […]

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Microsoft pays woman $10,000 over forced Windows 10 upgrade

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:31:26 +0000

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Microsoft’s pushy Windows 10 upgrade tactics have finally come back to haunt them. Well, a little, anyway. They’ve just paid a woman $10,000 over an unwanted upgrade. Travel agency owner Teri Goldstein swears […]

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Kinect is $50 more expensive to use with the Xbox One S

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:33:03 +0000

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It’s clear that Microsoft gave up long ago on getting a Kinect into every home that has an Xbox One under the TV. It was mandatory, then it wasn’t but Microsoft kept pushing […]

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Merging Xbox and PC gaming is a very smart move by Microsoft

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:00:33 +0000

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Microsoft had a lot going on during their Xbox Briefing. While news about its Xbox One slim model (appropriately called the Xbox One S), new software updates, and its upcoming games lineup were […]

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Microsoft is banning your crappy passwords

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:02:41 +0000

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Microsoft is on a killing spree lately. First it was the remaining bits of the phone business they acquired from Nokia, now they’ve set their sights on your crappy passwords. Last week, someone […]

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Microsoft cuts 1,850 mobile staff signaling the end of Lumia phones

Wed, 25 May 2016 14:31:46 +0000

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The rollercoaster ride that saw Microsoft acquire Nokia has come to an abrupt end, and around 1850 former Nokians are about to be tossed clear from the train. Of those workers, 1,350 are […]

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Microsoft to double number of ads on Windows 10 Start Menu

Mon, 16 May 2016 13:31:30 +0000

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The return of the Windows Start Menu was a time to rejoice, but then Microsoft decided to turn it into an ad-delivery system.

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Microsoft is killing the Windows 10 upgrade nagware we all hate in July

Fri, 06 May 2016 18:41:03 +0000

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Microsoft might be making one final push to scare you into upgrading to Windows 10 while it’s still free, but there’s a silver lining to that annoying cloud. They’re at least going to […]

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Microsoft warns free Windows 10 upgrades will end, after that it’s $119

Thu, 05 May 2016 17:31:55 +0000

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Quick, someone call the meteorologist that had her forecast interrupted by a Windows 10 nag screen! She’s running out of time to get that upgrade done. Microsoft published a blog post today trumpeting […]

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Microsoft’s pre-touch sensing intelligently anticipates your screen taps

Tue, 03 May 2016 14:27:22 +0000

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How do you improve the touchscreen user experience? According to Microsoft Research, you learn to anticipate the touches before they even happen. Don’t worry, Microsoft isn’t working on some brain-scanning smartphone — at […]

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Windows 95 takes an hour to boot on an Apple Watch

Mon, 02 May 2016 17:30:33 +0000

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A lot of critics still think that the Apple Watch doesn’t solve any real problems, but here’s one it does solve: not being able to run Windows 95 on your wrist. You can’t […]

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Windows God Mode being used to help spread malware

Mon, 02 May 2016 15:32:32 +0000

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A few years back, a tweak that turned on “God Mode” in Windows was uncovered. Now, malware authors are starting to use this mode to their advantage. For those who aren’t familiar with […]

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