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It’s been a really bad week for Windows updates

It’s been a really bad week for Windows updates

This week's been a bad one for Windows updates. A couple of relatively important Windows updates were released, then found to have unexpected effects on some of the computers on which they were loaded. It's extremely unfortunate when this sort of thing happens because it deters users from downloading patches of all sorts - not least of all security patches and Windows Updates from Microsoft. The good news is that negative results seem to have been reported only by a relatively small subset of Windows users.

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Windows 10 update sandbags your PC for worms

Windows 10 update sandbags your PC for worms

There's a security patch for Windows 10 out right this minute that you're going to want to take the time to download. This piece of software aims to stop some new wormable* RDP vulnerabilities. It's bad news and you should patch the flaw with the relatively simple process provided by Microsoft for updating Windows 10 of several sorts.

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Samsung Galaxy Book S boasts 23hr battery from Windows on Snapdragon

Samsung Galaxy Book S boasts 23hr battery from Windows on Snapdragon

Samsung has revealed a new notebook, the Galaxy Book S, a surprise announcement alongside the new Galaxy Note 10. The slender ultraportable laptop runs Windows 10 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx chipset, complete with integrated 4G LTE for always-on connectivity and longer battery life.

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Windows 10 S Mode bug blocks users from unlocking regular Windows 10

Windows 10 S Mode bug blocks users from unlocking regular Windows 10

Compared to iOS, Chrome OS, and even Android, Windows is a powerful platform that lets users install almost anything and do anything they need to get things done. Microsoft, however, has had the ironic problem that it has trouble locking Windows down and selling it that way to businesses and schools. Not that it didn't try but it has repeatedly failed before finally reaching a compromise in Windows 10 in S Mode. Given that history and the company's flip-flopping policy, users may have started panicking when they couldn't get out of S Mode. The good news is that it's apparently just a bug. The bad news: Microsoft still hasn't fixed it yet.

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How Microsoft can fix its Windows 10 Updates mess

How Microsoft can fix its Windows 10 Updates mess

Microsoft was mighty proud of its shift to a "Windows as a Service" strategy almost four years ago. It definitely has reason to boast, considering its history of painfully slow updates that came via the rare Service Pack. Redmond, however, seems to have swung to the other extreme in its desire to portray a company that can quickly respond to problems and feedback. Now it has to slow down and take stock of its obviously broken update process to ensure that what's left of Windows 10 credibility won't go down the drain.

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Windows 10 Preview expands phone mirroring, passwordless login

Windows 10 Preview expands phone mirroring, passwordless login

Microsoft may have thrown in the towel as far as its own mobile platform goes but it is making up for lost time by connecting Windows 10 more intimately with smartphones. That comes via the Your Phone app which is getting more features at every turn. The latest is the Phone Screen Mirroring function that Microsoft is now rolling out to more Surface devices in the latest Insider Preview for the next version of Windows 10.

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch gets $500 cheaper with new model

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch gets $500 cheaper with new model

There's a new version of the Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch model in the world today, and it might be a bigger deal than it seems. I don't mean that this is a "deal" like it's inexpensive so much as I mean that the price drop could signal a turning point in the PC industry. At last, it could be, that the Windows laptop will be available from the top names for prices that won't break the bank.

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Razer Kraken X revealed, surround sound spread to 2019 headsets

Razer Kraken X revealed, surround sound spread to 2019 headsets

The Razer Kraken X headset was revealed this morning alongside word that 7.1 surround sound would come standard with all 2019 Razer headsets. The Razer Kraken X headset is easily the most easily-accessible headset (or set of headphones, if you prefer to call them such) in the Razer headphones collection. These headphones will be released later today for the first time.

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Microsoft Modern OS: What we know about the anti-Windows

Microsoft Modern OS: What we know about the anti-Windows

Microsoft gave some hints about their next operating system during this year's Computex conference. It could still be called Windows, maybe Windows Lite, but probably (and hopefully) it's got a name that's completely new. This next-generation operating system will utilize the omnipotence of the internet to create a secure, solid experience that's better than what's expected by users.

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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 2019 reboot: All the new specs (with XPS 15 2019 too)

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 2019 reboot: All the new specs (with XPS 15 2019 too)

The XPS 13 2-in-1 was revealed with an updated set of specifications this week alongside its best buddy XPS 15 (non-2-in-1). The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (the newest version for May 2019) has a selection of Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake processors, a 13.4-inch, 16:10 aspect ratio display panel (that's a whole 7-percent larger than the most recent model) and a bigger keyboard and touchpad.

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Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 just got a lot more useful

Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 just got a lot more useful

Of all the gaming features present in Windows 10, the Xbox Game Bar doesn't seem to get a lot of attention. There are, after all, a lot of programs that can capture screenshots and gameplay video like the Game Bar can, so when the tool was first introduced in Windows 10, a lot of players probably stuck with what they were already using. Nevertheless, Microsoft has been improving the Game Bar over time, and the new features it's introducing today might make it worth another look.

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update released: What you should know

Windows 10 May 2019 Update released: What you should know

The next major Windows 10 update has been released, Microsoft announced on Tuesday. Users can download the Windows 10 May 2019 update starting today, though Microsoft cautions that it is taking a 'measured and throttled approach' to the release. Users who want the update as soon as possible can manually check for downloads; everyone else can keep tabs on the release through Windows release health dashboard.

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