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Windows 10 source code leaked, Microsoft confirms

Windows 10 source code leaked, Microsoft confirms

Microsoft is dealing with a significant Windows 10 security headache this weekend, as the company has confirmed that a portion of the operating system's source code was in fact posted online. Shared on the online repository site BetaArchive earlier this week, Microsoft has said that the code is genuine and comes from the Shared Source Kit, which is shared with the company's trusted partners.

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Lenovo’s Retro ThinkPad is real – seriously

Lenovo’s Retro ThinkPad is real – seriously

Today David Hill from Lenovo confirmed that there is, indeed, going to be a Retro ThinkPad release. This laptop will sport many of the features of ThinkPad notebooks of the past, but here in 2017 it'll have features that can match the current market. According to Hill, this device will be the culmination of the "Retro ThinkPad initiative" he started nearly 2 years ago.

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Surface Pro 2017 vs iPad Pro with iOS 11 : Productivity Showdown

Surface Pro 2017 vs iPad Pro with iOS 11 : Productivity Showdown

The two premium tablets of the year have been revealed and all gloves are off in the fight between Microsoft's latest Surface Pro and the new iPad Pros, especially when they get the iOS 11 update later this year. Both have pit themselves against the other and the two are neck in neck in the battle for mobile computing supremacy, as well as consumers' wallets. Compared to mere media consumption, and usually cheaper, tablets, these two are often billed as productivity machines, your office on the go. So which of the two is really the ultimate productivity master? We take a closer look to find out

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Surface Laptop now lets you go back to Windows 10 S from Pro upgrade

Surface Laptop now lets you go back to Windows 10 S from Pro upgrade

While the Surface Laptop is a thing of beauty, there are a few things that make it somewhat less appealing. There's the rather exorbitant price tag for a computer aimed at students. There's also the rather disappointing repairability score iFixit recently discovered. And then there's the one way ticket from the limited environs of Windows 10 S to the full power of Windows 10 Pro. Now at least one of those problems has been solved. And, no, it's not the price.

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Surface Pro Review 2017

Surface Pro Review 2017

The Surface Pro Review we have here passes judgement on the Surface Pro released in June of 2017, as first outlined earlier this year. With the newest version of the Surface Pro, Microsoft made an equivalent to the iMac G4 by combining two important elements. The Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) is both enjoyable to use in a unique way, and it’s reliable. The unique/enjoyable factor comes from the keyboard attachment – the one that doesn’t come standard with the Surface itself.

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Intel just put Qualcomm’s Windows 10 plans on notice

Intel just put Qualcomm’s Windows 10 plans on notice

Intel was never going to be pleased at Microsoft and Qualcomm's plans to run Windows 10 on Snapdragon processors, and now it's dropping heavy hints that it could all end up in court. The latest attempt to squeeze Windows on ARM into the mainstream, the announcement between the software giant and the mobile chipmaker will eventually see processors like the Snapdragon 835 running Windows 10 on models from ASUS, HP, Lenovo, and more. For consumers, that's only going to be a good thing. For Intel, not so much.

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Samsung Notebook 9 Pro and its S Pen partner launch in 2 weeks

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro and its S Pen partner launch in 2 weeks

Samsung is really bringing its S Pen back to its Windows devices. Following the 2-in-1 Galaxy Book duo, Samsung announced the Notebook 9 Pro convertible late May that not only offer better specs than the non-Pro Notebook 9 before it, it also offered stylus inside. Unlike with the Galaxy Books, Samsung isn't waiting too long to bring the laptop hybrid to market, with Notebook 9 Pro pre-orders starting this week and a launch set late June.

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Latest Windows 10 build teases major features for PCs

Latest Windows 10 build teases major features for PCs

One of the great things about Microsoft's new "Windows as a Service" paradigm is that you won't have to wait N years before getting some juicy features. Sure, Microsoft still does have annual major releases, but, especially if you're an Insider tester, you can get a glimpse of those upcoming treats very early. Microsoft has just released Build 16215 for PCs (and 15222 for Mobile) and it's shaping up to be one hell of release that Windows 10 fans will probably dying to get their hands on.

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Windows 10 CShell to unify phone and desktop UI

Windows 10 CShell to unify phone and desktop UI

When Microsoft laid out its plans for Windows 10, it revealed a vision of Windows 10 running across all its devices, no matter the form factor. To some extent, that has indeed happened with Windows 10 on desktop, mobile, Xbox, IoT, and even HoloLens. The user experience across those devices, however, are still disjointed and nowhere is that more evident than in Windows 10 Mobile. Enter Microsoft’s “CShell” project that aims to give a more uniform user experience between Windows 10 on the desktop and Windows 10 on phone, potentially turning the latter into an actual PC in your pocket.

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In-development Windows 10 builds accidentally released to Insiders on PC, mobile

In-development Windows 10 builds accidentally released to Insiders on PC, mobile

If you're a member of Microsoft's Windows Insiders program and you installed a new build on Thursday evening, you'll want to pay attention to this: the company has revealed that an internal build of Windows 10 (16212) still in development was accidentally released to users for both PC and mobile devices. Fortunately Microsoft was quick to catch the error and only a small number of people downloaded the updates, however, the mobile build is leaving devices in a bricked state.

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Surprise: the Windows Mixed Reality headsets don’t look totally dorky

Surprise: the Windows Mixed Reality headsets don’t look totally dorky

Microsoft is betting big on Windows Mixed Reality, and it turns out PC makers are rising to the challenge with a variety of designs shown off this week at Computex 2017. The software giant's decision not to make its own headset, following the Surface strategy, but throw the responsibility over to OEMs had led to some concern that we'd see plenty of me-too mixed reality visors clogging shelves come the holiday season. Happily, it looks like that's not going to be the case.

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Wacom Bamboo Ink stylus released for Windows Ink

Wacom Bamboo Ink stylus released for Windows Ink

This week the folks at Wacom have two new stylus releases in store for their "Bamboo" line. These devices look similar but act very different - in how they interact with their chosen devices, that is. The Bamboo Ink smart stylus works with Windows Ink, while the Bamboo Sketch smart stylus works with iOS devices of several sorts - not just iPad Pro.

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