Microsoft's Edge 90 is available to the 'Stable Channel,' meaning mainstream users, on April 15. Here's what's new.
Want to avoid having your online accounts hacked? Enable two-factor authentication, a crucial security measure that requires an extra step when signing in to high-value services. In this post, I explain how to set up 2FA and which accounts to focus on first.
What is Microsoft planning for the Windows 10 Timeline? Build 21359 for the Dev Channel offers a clue.
As expected with Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released new Windows 10 builds and 21H1 preview builds.
Microsoft finally is rolling out a key promised component of its Windows Virtual Desktop service which it first showed off back in 2018.
Microsoft's ever-expanding lineup of Surface PCs now covers a wide range of hardware factors and price points. Here's a field guide for sorting out which Surface PC should be on your shortlist.
But it warns Surface Pro X users with an Arm processor to stick with the 32-bit version of OneDrive.
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Here's a list of the apps and services I use day in and day out. It's an eclectic mix of desktop apps and browser-based tools, with some essential media players thrown in for good measure.
Microsoft's annual developer conference will be a virtual event again and is happening at the end of May 2021.
Microsoft took another step toward its planned goal of bridging the Win32-UWP app divide, with its 0.5 release of its 'Project Reunion' Windows 10 developer toolset.
Microsoft has released a preview update for Windows 10 versions 20H2 and 1909, a fix for the printer bug in 21H1, and an update to the Windows Feature Experience Pack.
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Microsoft is continuing to make icon updates and some under-the-covers tech changes with the latest Windows 10 Dev Channel test build, No. 21343.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.)
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These new features fix remote classroom shortcomings.
Microsoft has plans for single-screen Windows 10X rollout in spring 2021and for dual-screen in spring 2022.
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New KDP security feature is currently being tested with Windows 10 Insider builds.
Microsoft's new command-line app can help advanced Windows users recover deleted files and photos.
Windows 10 users find a new glitch with certain configurations, missed by Microsoft in testing the latest feature update.
Microsoft brings malware scanning to firmware on Windows 10 PCs.
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.