Microsoft starts rolling out its new-look icons this week, starting with Mail and Calendar.
Microsoft also makes Threat Protection bundle generally available.
Samsung worries Galaxy owners by sending them all same '1' over '1' message through its Find My Mobile app.
If you're anticipating the next Windows 10 feature update with some trepidation, you're not alone. Here's what you can expect when version 2004 is ready.
Nebulus Windows 10 on Arm device is in the works, but is it really just a small computer without a keyboard?
Botched Windows 10 KB4532693 update is hiding user profiles. Uninstalling update fixes problems.
A standalone security update released as part of the February Patch Tuesday cycle has created headaches for some owners of PCs running Windows 10. After investigating reports of those issues, Microsoft has yanked KB4524244 from its update servers.
Microsoft typically holds a spring hardware launch. This year's likely announcement candidates include a refreshed Surface Book PC and Surface Go tablet, according to a new report.
Once you get past the confusing name, the latest Windows 10 feature update has a lot to offer. Here's what administrators, developers, and the rest of us can expect, plus details on how you can preview version 2004.
Microsoft's Windows Terminal developers take a leaf from GNU terminal tmux.
Microsoft's new speed benchmarks suggest it's no longer about Edge versus Chrome.
GitHub offers developers an official command-line interface for managing code changes.
Microsoft is cooking up a new Calendar experience for Windows 10 users.
Microsoft rolls out previews for an improved experience when using Office Protected View.
Microsoft lays out how developers can and should use the upcoming Windows 10X Wonder Bar strip.
All the facts and figures that matter to you and your business from the past month in technology news.
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
If you need to navigate regularly between Linux and the Windows world, there are many applications that can make your job easier. We spotlight 21 quality applications that will pave the way.
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.)
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.
In the early days of the PC revolution, Microsoft aggressively pursued the consumer market with products and services built for fun and games. In recent years, with the notable exception of Xbox and related gaming products, Microsoft has been killing off those products. Here's a look at the departed.
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.
Want to use the Windows BitLocker feature but there's no TPM in your PC? No problems. Here's how you can fit one yourself for under $20.
Sometimes, Windows can be very frustrating. These are my 15 go-to tools for eliminating annoyances.
Those who want a Windows powered laptop don't have to feel jealous of those who choose the macOS path, because there are some truly awesome Windows 10 laptops available.
Microsoft's support of Windows 7 ended on January 14, 2020. Your business has four options.
This Windows 7 bug prevents users from shutting down or rebooting computers.
The program has over 16.5 million participants.
Daphne Leprince-Ringuet explains that Gartner expects more devices to ship globally, but demand for PCs will actually shrink. Read more: https://zd.net/36nuu5h
Windows 7 has received its last update from Microsoft - and now those who don't upgrade to a newer OS are at risk of falling victim to new attacks. Danny Palmer explains what to do to stay safe. Read more: https://zd.net/2uoAFIM
Two proof-of-concept exploits published for the CurveBall (CVE-2020-0601) vulnerability.
Fixes were released as part of the Microsoft's January 2020 Patch Tuesday.
You can pay for extended security updates after Windows 7 support ends in Jan. 2020. Ed Bott has tips on how to find a partner who can assist. Read more: https://zd.net/36LbzCp
Researcher warns organizations to patch Pulse Secure VPN flaws now or risk 'big game' REvil ransomware attacks.
Dexphot's main purpose is to silently mine cryptocurrency and generate revenue for the attackers.
Slack accuses Microsoft of blatantly copying its promotional videos.
Ed Bott explains how the new Microsoft Edge browser, coming in early 2020, will stop websites from tracking your movements. Read more: https://zd.net/33rhmL1
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.