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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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Internet Explorer security flaw in active use, patch still coming

Internet Explorer security flaw in active use, patch still coming

It may be long past expiration but Internet Explorer is still being used on some computers and in cases where companies or organizations have locked themselves into technologies that depend on good ol' IE. In fact, Microsoft's browser is still installed by default on almost all Windows computers, which means it can still become a security liability, like in this new flaw that's reportedly being exploited in the wild. Microsoft's response? Wait next month for the fix.

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Google Chrome battery usage could go down thanks to Microsoft Edge

Google Chrome battery usage could go down thanks to Microsoft Edge

Chrome may have the lion's share of the web browser market but it is no secret that it is also one of the more resource-heavy and battery-hungry options in the market. Not a problem for desktops, of course, but as more and more people start working more on laptops, it definitely becomes a pain point. Fortunately, there might be some hope coming and it's coming from a rather unexpected source: Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser.

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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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Chrome Apps support on web browser ends this year, 2022 for Chrome OS

Chrome Apps support on web browser ends this year, 2022 for Chrome OS

Google is one company that doesn't shy away from killing off products, whether or not people have become dependent on them. Sometimes, like with the case of Google+, the impact may not have been so severe. Other times, it sends users into a riot, like with Inbox by Gmail, Chrome Apps sit somewhere in between but, as always, Google's word is pretty much final and users will have to bid farewell to these apps as early as June this year.

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New Microsoft Edge Chromium browser graduates for Windows and Mac

New Microsoft Edge Chromium browser graduates for Windows and Mac

The new Microsoft Edge, the Chromium-based browser that saw the software giant rebuild its app from the ground up in the name of easier updates and less fragmentation, has finally been released. Users of both Windows and macOS will be able to try out the new Edge, though for many it won't be their first taste of the updated browser.

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Chrome OS 80 adds gesture navigation similar to Android 10

Chrome OS 80 adds gesture navigation similar to Android 10

It seems that Google is trying to further bridge the gap between Android and Chrome OS, making the latter the OS to rule them all without actually merging them. This is especially the case with the upcoming Chrome OS 80 version which is getting some key features that improve the web-based platform's Android support. The latest addition brings something that is both familiar but also divisive among Android users: full gesture navigation.

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Today’s Windows security update is historic: NSA is why

Today’s Windows security update is historic: NSA is why

A software update released today addresses a historic report was made by the National Security Agency (NSA) to Microsoft about Windows OS. The situation is historic due to the history of the groups - this is the very first time that the United States NSA has reported a security vulnerability they've found in Windows OS to Microsoft. This is the first such report made to Microsoft by the NSA in the history of the NSA.

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Samsung’s first Galaxy phone update for 2020 is here

Samsung’s first Galaxy phone update for 2020 is here

Today we're taking a peek at the first major software update of the year for the Samsung Galaxy smartphone lineup. This update was announced by Samsung as part of the monthly security update program, announced as coming to Galaxy S, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Note, and a variety of Enterprise Models. This is part of the reason why, if you're a Samsung phone user that doesn't normally buy an S or a Note, it might be time to consider a change.*

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These computers lose Windows 7 support starting today

These computers lose Windows 7 support starting today

Devices running Windows 7 (or older) will lose Microsoft support starting on January 14, 2020. What does that mean? According to Microsoft, your PC will "become more vulnerable to security risks" because there'll be no more "security and quality updates." As of that date, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support of any sort "for any issues" whatsoever - UNLESS you pay Microsoft a bit of cash, and you've got the right version of Windows 7.*

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Surface Neo 3D emulator could help developers prepare for dual screens

Surface Neo 3D emulator could help developers prepare for dual screens

Even if it isn't due until the end of 2020, Microsoft uncharacteristically revealed its dual-screen devices as early as October last year. Its purpose was to give developers ample time to prepare for that future and modify their apps or create new ones for the Surface Neo (and the Android-based Surface Duo). Adopting new designs and APIs is one thing but actually testing how it works on a dual-screen device is a different thing. Since developers are unlikely to have access to a Surface Neo or even a prototype, Microsoft's new patent may provide a solution everyone might be able to use.

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GoPro Karma firmware update finally fixes drone flight issues

GoPro Karma firmware update finally fixes drone flight issues

GoPro's Karma drone has never been a massive hit as far as consumer drones are concerned, but its model is owned by a number of enthusiasts...ones who have been unable to fly their drones since around the beginning of the month. The issue is due to some bug that has finally been identified by GoPro and fixed in a newly released firmware update. The problem, according to the company, had to do with the arrival of the new decade.

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