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End of support looms for Windows 10 versions 1607 and 1709

After next week, Microsoft will no longer issue updates for Windows 10 version 1607 Enterprise and Education editions or Windows 10 version 1709 Home and Pro editions.

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It’s time to install the March Windows and Office patches

With one important exception and a few niggling details, the March patches for Windows and Office are ready to go. Here’s how to get them installed safely.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 posts explosive growth

After losing ground to Windows 7 in February, Windows 10 came charging back in March, posting its largest monthly user share gains since August 2015.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: Most March patches look good

March was a comparatively light patching month and there don’t appear to be any immediate patching worries. A hopeful sign?

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Top web browsers 2019: Edge gains share yet stays in place

An uptick for Microsoft’s Edge browser wasn’t enough to offset Internet Explorer’s slide in March. Chrome, meanwhile, continued its relentless ascent.

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Microsoft deems troubled Windows 10 1809 good-to-go for business

Just a few weeks before Microsoft starts distributing the next version of Windows 10, the company finally said last fall's edition is ready for enterprise deployments.

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Microsoft unexpectedly declares Win10, version 1809 ready for business

Windows 10, version 1809 has been declared “Semi-Annual Channel,” although that terminology is officially unsupported. Remarkably, the change comes before Microsoft issues its second March cumulative update, leaves us with numerous...

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What Microsoft's 'full-Chromium' Edge browser brings to the table

Microsoft hasn't yet officially launched a preview of its upcoming Chromium-based Edge browser. But a functional early version has already leaked, making this a good time to see what's coming.

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update: Key enterprise features

Here are several changes in the upcoming feature update to Windows 10, version 1903, that business users and IT admins should know about.

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While we were looking at Hollywood, Apple put Swift 5 into Xcode

Swift 5’s flagship feature is the introduction of ABI stability, which will allow Swift apps to work better and install faster than ever before.

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Microsoft connects rival browsers to Windows 10's Application Guard

Using separate add-ons for the Chrome and Firefox browsers, Microsoft has connected those browsers with Windows 10's advanced security technology.

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ASUS Live Update Utility cracked, installs ShadowHammer backdoor on 1M PCs, but only 600 targeted

In yet another Rock Star malware announcement, Kaspersky unveils spectacular details of craftily subverted ASUS automatic update servers. Kaspersky estimates 1 million infections, but only 600 hand-coded machines targeted. Mostly,...

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Making sense of Google's hardware pivot

The notion of Google scaling back its self-made hardware efforts seems strange on the surface — but the more you think about it, the more sense it makes.

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Head to head: Apple MacBook Air vs. Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 for Business

When every ounce and inch counts for business travel, these ultraslim laptops pack a lot of performance per pound.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the Insider Preview builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 19H1 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 18362, released on March 20, 2019.

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The new 'Get Windows 10' announcement arrives for Win7 in KB 4493132

Unlike the infamous GWX debacle from when Win10 first arrived, this kinder, gentler nag can, in theory, be reliably disabled. It’s rolling out just now in an optional Windows 7 update, KB 4493132.

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3 areas worth watching in Android Q

A series of subtle changes could add up to something significant when it comes to your day-to-day phone-using experience.

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When Windows 10 feature upgrades collide

The botched rollout of last fall's Windows 10 feature upgrade means the upcoming release of its successor could cause trouble for users not ready to update their computers again so soon.

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Microsoft cheat sheets: Dive into Windows and Office apps

These guides will help you find your way around several generations of Microsoft’s Office apps for Windows — and Windows itself.

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Microsoft OneDrive cheat sheet

If you have Windows 10, you have OneDrive. Here’s how to back up, sync and share files in OneDrive and OneDrive for Business.

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