The very best laptop announcements from CES 2020.
Microsoft's much-hyped free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended in 2016, right? Not exactly. The GWX tool may be gone, but all the other upgrade tools still work. The end result is an apparently valid digital license, and there's no evidence that the free upgrades will end any time soon.
Researcher warns organizations to patch Pulse Secure VPN flaws now or risk 'big game' REvil ransomware attacks.
Patch your Cisco Data Center Network Manager software now or uninstall it.
Pick of the best $350-or-less budget laptops and convertibles.
The old-style PC is on its way out. It's being replaced by desktop-as-a-service, cloud-based PCs.
Microsoft has new Insider testing guidelines for Windows 10 builds, plus a new Fast Ring build, No. 19536, the first of its test builds from its new development branch.
Beginning January 15, 2020, Microsoft will be delivering its new Chromium-based Edge browser to Windows 10 users. Microsoft ultimately plans to distribute it via Windows Update, unless its Edge Blocker Toolkit is applied.
Microsoft also gives Windows 10 a new take on the classic four square grid.
Microsoft Azure Executive Vice President Jason Zander discusses how he's looking at his world now that it includes Windows engineering.
The Your Phone app is not just for Samsung Galaxy phones and Windows Insiders anymore.
Microsoft is enabling the new Quick Searches feature for Windows 10 users in 11 markets outside the US.
You've just upgraded to the most recent version of Windows 10. Before you get back to work, use this checklist to ensure that your privacy and security settings are correct and that you've cut annoyances to a bare minimum.
The December 2019 Patch Tuesday fixes 36 vulnerabilities, of which seven are rated "Critical."
The year of the Linux desktop on Windows continues to gather steam.
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.
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.
A clean install is the perfect way to get a fresh start with a Windows PC. Use this checklist to make sure you take care of the small details that make a big difference in productivity
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.
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.)
If you're an owner of a newer MacBook, then you'll know that your choice of ports has dwindled down to, well, USB-C ports. But fear not! This doesn't mean that you need to buy new accessories. What you need is the Anker 7-in-1 USB-C hub. Not that this will also work with Windows PCs that have a USB-C port, as well as Chromebooks and smartphones and tablets kitted out with USB-C.
Windows 10 version 1809, officially the October 2018 Update,started rolling out October 2. Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in this surprisingly feature-packed release. (This gallery is based on a near-final Insider Preview release.)
macOS is a great platform, but there are times when some Mac users still need access to Windows and Windows apps.
The latest Windows 10 feature update includes the first public release of the Timeline feature as well as dozens of smaller enhancements to the Windows 10 user experience. Here's what you can expect.
The Cortana web service is tightly tied to Windows 10, which means you can get instant answers to some common questions and calculations without having to open a web browser. Here are 16 tricks that work directly in the Windows 10 search box.
Make the operating system work for you and your device.
Like the look of Apple's new iMac Pro workstation, but you're a Windows user so macOS is a no-go zone for you? No worries! You can get all the power and performance of the iMac Pro while still being able to run Windows.
While many are switching to Mac to break free of Windows, some of us still need to have access to the operating system to run specific applications or to carry out testing and development. Whatever your reason for wanting to run Windows 10 on your Mac, you have a number of options available to you.
As Microsoft Edge adoption increases, critical extensions are starting to show up for the promising new browser. We spotlight ten of them.
Windows 10 comes with a whole bunch of helpful apps. Unfortunately, some of them aren't as powerful as you might like. Fear not, for we have 15 power tools that will help you supercharge your Windows install.
There’s more to the right hardware choice than speeds and feeds. Ed Bott shares some features from the latest generation of PCs that will make you more productive and less frustrated. Read more: https://zd.net/2A3S6y1
Nearly half of all PCs used in small businesses are running Windows 7 despite Microsoft's January 2020 deadline.
ZDNet's Steve Ranger tells Karen Roby that time is running out for Windows 7 but millions of PCs are still to be upgraded. Read more: https://zd.net/2Zvbvav
The bottom line is that you probably need more RAM than you think you can get away with! Read more: https://zd.net/33uWRhI
Are you finding that the battery in your Windows laptop isn't lasting as long as it used to? Here how to tell if it is getting worn. Read more: https://zd.net/2LJzPxh
Windows 10 preview shows signs of Windows OS separating from the shell in line with Microsoft's modular plans.
Microsoft unveils a new Apple iCloud for Windows app that integrates with Windows 10 File Explorer.
Microsoft has improved the scalability of its ION bitcoin blockchain-based distributed identity system. But it's still early days.
With the end of support for Windows 7 looming, four tech chiefs share their tips for making the switch to Windows 10.
Microsoft aims to cut the hassle of arranging meetings for Office 365 users with AI email and calendar suggestions. Read more: https://zd.net/2FZDSC1
Here are some of the new capabilities you can expect in yet another feature-packed semi-annual release. Read more: https://zd.net/2HLtL6f
TechRepublic's Karen Roby talks with ZDNet's Steve Ranger about the latest happenings regarding the shift to Windows 10 as the clock continues ticking on Windows 7. Read more: https://zd.net/2OkJj1c
Update Intel Windows graphics drivers, and stop using Intel Matrix Storage Manager and USB 3.0 Creator Utility.
Microsoft offers Windows 10 users a look at how they use data to improve the quality of Windows 10 updates.