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Published: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:22:46 +0000

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Windows 10 S is the future (but not the present) of the desktop PC

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:07:11 +0000

It's easy to focus on all the things that the latest edition of Windows 10 can't do. But in a world defined by security holes and data breaches, maybe a locked-down Windows isn't such a bad idea after all.(image)



A closer look at what Windows 10 S can and can't do

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:07:00 +0000

Microsoft is being remarkably coy about its newest Windows edition, so I went digging. Here are a few details you won't find anywhere else about what you get with the locked-down configuration of Windows 10 S.(image)



Windows 10 tip: Save your background and other settings as a custom theme

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:45:21 +0000

Every time you connect to a wireless network, Windows saves your connection properties. Here's how to trim unwanted networks from that list and how to prevent metered networks from blowing up your monthly bill.(image)



Kiwi for Gmail lets Windows users break free of the browser

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Hundreds of millions of people use Google's Gmail and are frustrated daily by the experience. With the release of the Windows version of Kiwi for Gmail, you can finally get the full Gmail (and G Suite) experience in an app.(image)



Windows 10 tip: Manage your saved Wi-Fi networks

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:31:22 +0000

Every time you connect to a wireless network, Windows saves your connection properties. Here's how to trim unwanted networks from that list and how to prevent metered networks from blowing up your monthly bill.(image)



Microsoft warns of 'destructive cyberattacks,' issues new Windows XP patches

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Last month's devastating WannaCry ransomware outbreak was just a warning shot. In an unprecedented move, Microsoft today released critical security updates to block another wave of similar attacks, making those patches available on unsupported versions like Windows XP and Server 2003.(image)



Are there folders in Gmail? (Plus answers to other popular Google searches)

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 10:15:00 +0000

When you're searching for answers, Google's autosuggest feature lets you know what other people are looking for when they start with the same search terms. In this week's installment of our Google Autosuggest series, we provide some answers to the most popular queries about Google's insanely popular email service.(image)



Windows 10 tip: Save a copy (or two) of your BitLocker recovery key

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 11:10:00 +0000

BitLocker Drive Encryption is a tremendous way to keep a thief from accessing your business and personal secrets. But don't let BitLocker lock you out of your own PC. Here's how to save a secure backup copy of your encryption key for panic-free recovery.(image)



Windows 10 tip: Use BitLocker to encrypt your system drive

Wed, 31 May 2017 11:10:05 +0000

How do you protect a laptop filled with confidential files and personal secrets? For business-class PCs running Windows 10, the solution is simple: Turn on BitLocker.(image)



Laptops and tablets banned? Here's how to stay productive in flight

Mon, 29 May 2017 13:19:00 +0000

In a further potential blow to business travelers' productivity, the Trump administration is considering extending its laptop ban to all international flights departing from and arriving in the US . Some previously niche products and one obscure Windows 10 feature could come in handy.(image)



Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade

Fri, 26 May 2017 19:31:00 +0000

Microsoft's much-hyped free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended last year, right? Maybe not. The GWX tool may be gone, but all the other upgrade tools still work, and the end result is an apparently valid digital license. Here's how to get yours.(image)



Meet the army of Surface Pro clones and lookalikes

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:15:19 +0000

They laughed at the original Surface RT. But Microsoft persisted, refining the Surface Pro's features and engineering away its flaws through multiple iterations. The proof of success? Just look at all the Surface Pro clones.(image)



Making sense of Microsoft's Surface lineup

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:15:00 +0000

With its new Surface Laptop and a major internal makeover for the Surface Pro, Microsoft's line of PCs now includes four models. Here's a closer look at where each one fits in the competitive landscape.(image)



Windows 10 tip: Create direct shortcuts to shared network folders

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000

Why waste time browsing through File Explorer folders to find shared resources on your local network? Use these two tricks to create mapped shortcuts, with or without drive letters.(image)



​AMD makes its data center move: Will it be EPYC?

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:00:20 +0000

AMD's master plan: Crack the data center via its EPYC server processor, simplify architecture with its GPUs and then grab machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads.(image)



Windows 10 tip: Stop using the horribly insecure SMBv1 protocol

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000

For years, Microsoft has been recommending that you disable the vulnerable SMBv1 protocol. The recent WannaCry ransomware outbreak underscores the need to take this important step. Here's how.(image)



Which apps are in Office 365? (Plus answers to other popular Google searches)

Fri, 12 May 2017 23:32:00 +0000

When you're searching for answers, Google's autosuggest feature lets you know what other people are looking for when they start with the same search terms. In this week's installment of our Google Autosuggest series, we provide some answers to the most popular queries about Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite.(image)



New Files On-Demand feature brings OneDrive placeholders back to Windows 10

Thu, 11 May 2017 15:30:22 +0000

It's taken nearly three years, but one of the signature features of Windows 8.1, cut from Windows 10 well before its initial release, will return in the Fall Creators Update. Here's how the Files On-Demand feature will work.(image)



Microsoft reveals new Windows 10 features coming in fall update

Thu, 11 May 2017 15:30:00 +0000

On day 2 of its Build 2017 developers conference, Microsoft announced a name for its fall release of Windows 10 and showed off a few new features that will be in that update. A surprise announcement: iTunes is coming to the Windows Store.(image)



Windows 10 installed base hits 500 million

Wed, 10 May 2017 15:00:00 +0000

For most tech companies, getting a flagship product onto half a billion devices would be a very big deal. For Microsoft, hitting that milestone with Windows 10 is a slight disappointment.(image)