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Windows is powerful, but it often arrives on your PC as a bloated, crapware-filled mess. Here's how to remove the bloatware and clean it up, without making things worse.
Testers in the Release Preview channel can finally kick the tires of Windows 10 22H2 after little public information. But as of now, it is rolling out to testers in the near-final Release Preview channel.
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Windows 11's taskbar will automatically create an overflow tray when the taskbar has too many apps in it.
Microsoft already had been muddying the waters around how and when it planned to bring new features to Windows. Now it sounds as if quarterly new feature 'Moments' updates between 'major' Windows client releases could become the newest servicing roadmap.
Microsoft is updating various Windows 11 apps for Insider testers in the Dev Channel, plus releasing another new test OS build, 25158.
Phishing campaigns are using web proxies to perfectly imitate corporate login pages that can help attackers dodge multi-factor authentication.
Microsoft knows its Autopatch service for Windows will make admins nervous over control, but argues it delivers a better outcome.
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Not happy with the Windows 11 Taskbar? You can change the look, layout, and other elements in Windows and through a third-party utility.
Don't like the new Start menu in Windows 11? Here's how to replace it with a more user-friendly tool.
Microsoft is ending support for IE 11 on June 15, as planned. Here's which versions will no longer get security updates and what Microsoft says will happen next.
Microsoft's Windows Notepad app now has improved Arm64 support and more.
Even though Windows 11 22H2 isn't expected to start rolling out to mainstream users until this fall, Microsoft is encouraging business users to start testing it via the Release Preview channel beginning now.
Microsoft aims to make Patch Tuesday just another Tuesday.
When the pandemic hit and people grabbed the available webcam to work from home, we accepted substandard video calling experiences. Two years later and it's time to up your game with a professional video camera from Jabra.
Connectivity and storage in a single device.
All devices, including the Duo 2, will be available starting October 5, the day Microsoft launches Windows 11.
It's easy! All you need is the Windows 11 ISO and Parallels Desktop 17.
The YubiKey 5C NFC can be used across a broad range of platforms -- iOS, Android, Windows, macOS and Linux -- and on any mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer that supports USB-C ports or NFC.
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.
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.
Need a USB-C hub that can turn a single port into a multitude of ports? Want the hub to wirelessly charge your gadgets? Want it to be small?
If you need a portable USB-C hub with an Ethernet port, this is for you.
New features include Break Time, Unit Convertor, and Enhanced Search.
These laptops conform to Microsoft’s Windows 10 Secured-core PC requirements and have been tested to meet or exceed MIL-STD-810G standards.
The world’s first laptop with a Mini LED display.
A gaming laptop with a premium sandblasted core black chassis.
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.
All the facts and figures that matter to you and your business from the past month in technology news.
Microsoft has plans for single-screen Windows 10X rollout in spring 2021and for dual-screen in spring 2022.
Microsoft's latest Dev Channel/Fast Ring Windows 10 test build, No. 20161, adds a number of new features which ultimately may or may not make it into Windows 10 21H1.
Microsoft is no longer putting a hold on certain Surface devices that were blocked from getting the May 2020 Windows 10 Update.
You may be able to easily run your Windows programs on Chromebooks soon.
Once you get the May 2020 Windows 10 update, you also get this new pack, which Microsoft officials oddly won't discuss.
You've just upgraded to the most recent version of Windows 10. Before you get back to work, do these seven things to cut annoyances to a bare minimum.
Microsoft is readying several new capabilities for its new Edge browser, including a password monitor and vertical tabs.
Windows is powerful, but it often arrives on your PC as a bloated, crapware-filled mess. Here's how to remove the bloatware and clean it up, without making things worse with more crapware-filled helper apps.
The technical preview of Windows 10 is heavy on tools for the power desktop user that businesses will want to evaluate, but the most important features will be visible later in the preview cycle.
If you need a Windows 8.1 computer that's flexible enough to be a tablet, a laptop (if you add the optional keyboard) and even (if you add the optional docking station) a desktop PC, then the Surface Pro 3 manages the trade-offs as well as anything on the market.
This affordable 8-inch Atom-based (Bay Trail) Windows 8.1 tablet has a nice IPS screen and delivers all-day battery life under light usage modes. Limited screen size, internal storage and processing power will prevent it from being more than a companion device for mobile professionals though.
The 10.1-inch Transformer Book T100 is a well made and attractively priced hybrid Windows 8.1 tablet. However, its moderate specification and small size make it difficult to recommend as your primary Windows device.
The Haswell-based Surface Pro 2 delivers improved performance and battery life, and its dual-angle kickstand is also welcome. However, the Pro 2's unchanged chassis design feels bulkier and heavier than ever, and it becomes very expensive when fully accessorised.
The Lumia 1020 has a truly impressive 41-megapixel camera and a high-quality 4.5-inch AMOLED screen, but many Windows Phone fans might do better with the 920 and a good dedicated camera.
This excellent Windows 8 tablet/ultrabook hybrid has a well-designed keyboard docking mechanism, typically solid build quality and a specification well suited to mainstream business use. It has a hefty price tag, though, and the lack of SD-based storage expansion is perplexing.
The Lumia 925 is a slimmer and lighter Windows Phone 8 handset than its 920 predecessor, with a neater and more ergonomic design. It lacks integrated wireless charging but supports LTE and NFC, and has an excellent 4.5in. AMOLED screen.
Although it's well built and delivers decent battery life, the ElitePad 900's combination of a basic Atom-based tablet and a range of optional extras is an expensive way to build a work-ready system.
The chunky Toughpad FZ-G1 has a high-resolution outdoor-visible screen, is moderately rugged, and delivers decent performance and middling battery life with the standard battery. The biggest drawback, however, is the price.
Although it's expensive for a moderate-performing Atom-based Windows 8 tablet, the ThinkPad Tablet 2's design and build quality are excellent, while pen support is a real bonus.
The Atom-based Latitude 10 is short on performance, but delivers excellent battery life — especially with the optional 4-cell battery. Although some aspects of the industrial design and build quality could be better, this is a decent business-class Windows 8 tablet.