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Emperion Nebulus phone runs Android, Windows 10 on ARM if you believe it

Emperion Nebulus phone runs Android, Windows 10 on ARM if you believe it

Microsoft may have repeatedly botched its attempts at bringing Windows to the mobile space but there will always be people who still believe in that vision in one form or another. There will also always be companies who believe the same or at least capitalize on the hopes and dreams of Windows fans. After a short period of silence, one company has suddenly jumped into the spotlight with a claim that's too good to be true: a modern smartphone that not only runs Windows 10 on ARM but even Android beside it.

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Windows 10 KB4532693 update may be hiding or even deleting files

Windows 10 KB4532693 update may be hiding or even deleting files

Last year's last major Windows 10 update was a relatively small one and, save for a few bugs, was relatively less problematic than previous feature updates. That was as intended since Microsoft wanted to dedicate the 2H19 update to bug fixes and polish. That doesn't mean, however, that showstopping bugs won't pop up in other minor updates, which is precisely the case with update KB4532693. And it isn't just some minor bug or annoyance but one that may even cause users to lose some files for good.

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Surface Neo and Duo videos entice developers into a dual-screen world

Surface Neo and Duo videos entice developers into a dual-screen world

It might have been easily overshadowed by Samsung's Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip reveals but Microsoft also had something sizzling for its own developers. At its Developer Day event, the company finally launched the much-awaited and much-needed Windows 10X emulator to get development rolling for the dual-screen Surface Neo. Apparently, it also had a pair of videos to whet developers' appetites about what they can accomplish with more than one screen.

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Windows 10X dual-screen emulator helps you peek at the Surface Neo future

Windows 10X dual-screen emulator helps you peek at the Surface Neo future

Microsoft released a developer-aimed bit of software that'll allow users to develop apps and test apps with Windows 10X. With the Microsoft Emulator and tools update released today, users can get their hands on an emulator that allows changes between different device postures. According to Microsoft, this is an "early preview of the experience", and the suite will work on 64-bit Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education (and/or Windows Insider Preview build 10.0.19555 or later) right this minute.

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Windows 10 Start menu Edge ads are upsetting users

Windows 10 Start menu Edge ads are upsetting users

With Windows 8, Microsoft changed the Windows Start menu so drastically that users were up in arms about it. It never truly backed down from that tile-based design even if it made concessions along the way. With Windows 10 and its successive feature updates, the company is transforming that menu into an advertising dashboard for its apps and services. Unsurprisingly, not a few users are quite peeved by it but, fortunately, it's not that hard to "fix" once and for all.

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Windows 7 users are unable to shut down PCs, cause still unknown

Windows 7 users are unable to shut down PCs, cause still unknown

Microsoft has officially ended support for Windows 7 but it seems that it is being forced to continue doing so anyway and it has only itself to blame. While the EOL for the operating system means it will no longer provide security updates and bug fixes, it doesn't mean it would render Windows 7 computers unusable. Yet that seems to be the case as the number of complaints about suddenly broken Windows 7 computers rise, including one that is preventing users from shutting down at all.

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Windows desktop search went down because of Microsoft server outage

Windows desktop search went down because of Microsoft server outage

The large amount of data we accumulate or access these days has made traditional organization and retrieval methods like files and folders a little less convenient. Search is the hot thing in computing, be it on the Web or even just on your computer. Windows 10 users, however, were baffled when their desktop's all-powerful and essential desktop search suddenly showed them nothing and it's all probably because of an error on a remote Microsoft Bing server.

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Microsoft Teams was down this morning for Office 365

Microsoft Teams was down this morning for Office 365

This morning Microsoft Office 365's own Microsoft Teams was indeed down this morning due to an authentication issue. The service was interrupted and/or completely down and out (for users attempting to access during the period of interruption) for approximately two hours. This issue occurred at around 8:30 AM Central Time, and was rectified approximately two hours later.

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Microsoft leak claims Surface Hub 2X may have been canceled

Microsoft leak claims Surface Hub 2X may have been canceled

Microsoft has potentially canceled the upcoming launch of its previously announced Surface Hub 2X product, a new leak claims. The report is seemingly confirmed by Microsoft's quiet removal of announcement materials related to the model, though the company hasn't entirely explained what it is up to. The announcement of the Surface Hub 2X followed Microsoft's initial unveiling of the Surface Hub 2 in early 2018.

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Windows 10 PowerLauncher will put Search and Run front and center

Windows 10 PowerLauncher will put Search and Run front and center

Windows isn't exactly an easy operating system to customize and bend to your will, which is why there is a market for third-party software that offer power user tools ranging from organizing windows to launching programs. Microsoft might be putting some of those out of business with the revival of its PowerToys suite, one of which will soon offer a more powerful way for users to search for things and run all sorts of commands in a single place.

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Acer targets students with Chromebook C871 and new TravelMates

Acer targets students with Chromebook C871 and new TravelMates

Acer showed up to the BETT show in London with a handful of new products aimed at students today. The first is a new 12-inch Chromebook, which is joined by a pair of new TravelMate Windows laptops. While they may not do much to excite Acer's regular customers, we could very well see these notebooks show up in classrooms after they release this year.

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Windows 10 Your Phone might soon copy and paste content across devices

Windows 10 Your Phone might soon copy and paste content across devices

Microsoft seems to have found a way to make its presence in the mobile market felt even without having a mobile platform of its own. Instead of trying and failing to make its own mobile OS, it has started to focus on making its apps and services not only available on mobile but making them actually desirable. One of the most recent examples of that is the Your Phone app for Windows 10 that might soon have yet another feature that may make it worth having on your phone.

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