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What's next for Windows 10: 2021 and beyond

What's next for Windows 10: 2021 and beyond

As Microsoft gets ready to roll out another feature update for Windows 10, it's clear that big changes are in store for its flagship operating system. Here are my predictions for what's coming soon.

October 20, 2020 by

Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac

Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac

Quite simply, it's the best way to run Windows 10 -- not to mention Linux and Android -- on your Mac. In fact, Parallels Desktop transforms Macs into one of the very best Windows 10 PCs you can buy.

August 11, 2020 by

Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3NXC

Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3NXC

The new Aegis Secure Key 3NXC builds on Apricorn's Secure Key 3z and Aegis Secure Key 3NX, taking the same proven form-factor and physical keypad, and adding something that users have been asking for -- USB-C support.

August 5, 2020 by

MSI GE66 Raider

MSI GE66 Raider

The new 15.6-inch GE66 Raider features the latest CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics and an ultrafast 300Hz display powered by a massive 99.9 Whr battery.

April 2, 2020 by

A brief history of Microsoft's Surface: Missteps and successes

A brief history of Microsoft's Surface: Missteps and successes

Microsoft started working on the hybrid devices that now make up the Surface family back in 2009. The group has made some missteps along the way, but today its lineup of Windows 10 devices is genuinely impressive and widely imitated. Here's how the brand has evolved.

September 26, 2019 by

How Microsoft lost its monopoly in web browsers

How Microsoft lost its monopoly in web browsers

At the dawn of the Internet age, Microsoft used every trick it knew to dominate the World Wide Web. That strategy worked for a few years, but aggressive antitrust enforcement and equally aggressive competitors crushed the company's onetime dominance. Here's a quarter-century of history that explains just what happened.

August 23, 2019 by

Windows 10 apps: Which are worth keeping? Which ones should you dump?

Windows 10 apps: Which are worth keeping? Which ones should you dump?

Every installation of Windows 10 includes a huge collection of built-in apps. Some are Universal apps that are updated from the Microsoft Store. Others are legacy apps that hang around because other programs expect them to be there. If you prefer a tidy system, many (but not all) of these apps can be uninstalled, especially if you prefer a third-party alternative. This gallery offers a comprehensive look at how to unclutter your copy of Windows 10.

April 22, 2019 by

Windows 10 May 2019 Update: The new features that matter most

Windows 10 May 2019 Update: The new features that matter most

Windows 10 version 1903, which will be officially dubbed the May 2019 Update, begins rolling out soon. Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in yet another feature-packed semi-annual release. (This gallery is based on a near-final Insider Preview release.)

April 4, 2019 by

Whatever happened to Cortana?

Cortana, Microsoft’s voice-powered personal assistant, was supposed to be Windows 10’s answer to Siri and Alexa. But Cortana’s changed lately. Ed Bott explains what’s new and why Microsoft is making this change. Read more: https://zd.net/3hlXGQS

June 12, 2020 by