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The Best Windows Tablets of 2018

Can a Tablet Replace Your Laptop? A tablet that’s as powerful as a conventional laptop but still slim and light enough to hold and tap with one hand was once the exclusive province of Hollywood’s imagination. But thanks to manufacturers’ ability to fit more powerful hardware into ever slimmer and lighter devices, it’s now possible […]

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To complement the new Windows 10 dark theme, Microsoft is adding a light theme

Enlarge / The new Windows 10 light theme. Microsoft While end users have been customizing the color schemes of their computers for decades, we’ve lately seen operating system developers follow their users’ lead with built-in, first-party support for dark themes. The dark theme was a big part of the appeal of macOS Mojave, and dark […]

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Here’s how to install Windows on a Chromebook

Bill Roberson/Digital Trends Between web apps and Android apps in Chrome OS, there’s a lot you can get done on Chromebooks. However, there still might be certain things about Windows you miss. You might not have thought it was possible, but you have a few different options for bringing some of that Windows goodness to your […]

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update is back, this time without deleting your data

Enlarge / This message, shown during Windows upgrades, is going to be salt in the wound. Just over a month since its initial release, Microsoft is making the Windows 10 October 2018 Update widely available today. The update was withdrawn shortly after its initial release due to the discovery of a bug causing data loss. […]

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Your new PC may have shipped with an unsupported version of Windows 10

Mark Coppock/Digital Trends If you bought a Windows laptop or tablet recently, or are looking to buy one this holiday, there may be a chance that your device shipped with an unsupported version of Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. Because Microsoft delayed its latest version of Windows, PC manufacturers creating Always-Connected PCs powered by Qualcomm’s […]

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Windows 10 users finding their legit installs are being deactivated

What’s the fucking shit with you, MS, pic.twitter.com/Bw9n7MbJ7v — FaiKee (@FaiKeeF) November 8, 2018 For reasons that are currently unclear, Windows 10 Professional users are finding that their properly licensed installations are being deactivated. On systems affected by the issue, Windows is complaining that a Windows 10 Home license key is being used with a […]

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You Can Now Get Amazon Alexa on Your Windows 10 PC

Move over, Cortana. Windows 10 PC users now have access to another virtual assistant: Alexa. Amazon just announced that its Alexa for PC app is now available for download on compatible Windows 10 devices. Head over to the Windows Store to grab it for free. This is good news for Windows 10 PC owners, especially […]

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update still not released, running out of October

Enlarge / Who doesn’t love some new Windows? Peter Bright / Flickr Microsoft is making yet more fixes to Windows 10 build 17763, the build that has been blessed as the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. The update was initially published on the second Tuesday of the month, but within a few days, Microsoft had […]

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Half of enterprise machines run Windows 10, as Windows 7’s end of life looms

Enlarge / Who doesn’t love some new Windows? Peter Bright / Flickr On Microsoft’s earnings call for the first quarter of its 2019 financial year, CEO Satya Nadella said that “more than half of the commercial device installed base is on Windows 10.” A Microsoft spokesperson “clarified” this to say, “based on Microsoft’s data, we […]

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Microsoft reports $29.1 billion in Q1 2019 revenue: Azure up 76%, Surface up 14%, and Windows up 3%

Microsoft today reported earnings for its first fiscal quarter of 2019, including revenue of $ 29.1 billion, net income of $ 8.8 billion, and earnings per share of $ 1.14 (compared to revenue of $ 24.5 billion, net income of $ 6.6 billion, and earnings per share of $ 0.84 in Q1 2018). All three […]

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Another Windows 0-day flaw has been published on Twitter

https://t.co/1Of8EsOW8z Here’s a low quality bug that is a pain to exploit.. still unpatched. I’m done with all this anyway. Probably going to get into problems because of being broke now.. but whatever. — SandboxEscaper (@SandboxEscaper) October 23, 2018 SandboxEscaper, a researcher who back in August tweeted out a Windows privilege escalation bug, has published […]

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A new bug in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update could delete your files

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update has been on a rough path and things aren’t necessarily getting easier for Microsoft. In the latest set of issues, a new bug is impacting native Windows 10 zip file operations, potentially leading to overwritten files in some instances. This latest bug impacts just the native Windows 10 zip […]

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Samsung launches Snapdragon 850-powered Windows 2-in-1

Samsung Galaxy Book2 from the front. Samsung Samsung Galaxy Book2 from the side. Samsung Samsung Galaxy Book2 from the side, without the keyboard. Samsung Samsung Galaxy Book2 keyboard and pen close-up. Samsung Samsung today announced the Galaxy Book2 (sic; the company has not put a space between the word and the number), a 2-in-1 tablet […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with ability to uninstall more preinstalled apps

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with the ability to uninstall more preinstalled apps as well as improvements to the Task Manager, Troubleshooting, and Narrator. This build is from the 19H1 branch, which will arrive in the first half of next year. Windows 10 is being developed as a service, meaning it receives […]

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New Windows 10 19H1 preview lets users remove more pre-installed Microsoft apps

A fresh Windows 10 install usually traps consumers with some pre-loaded Microsoft apps and services, but that may have just changed. With the release of the latest Windows 10 19H1 preview build on October 17, Microsoft is letting some consumers remove more of the pre-installed inbox app bloatware from their PCs. Any pre-installed third-party games and […]