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Acer Windows 11 laptops: The first three on the market

Acer Windows 11 laptops: The first three on the market

Today Acer announced that they'd be covering three key categories for initial hardware launches with Windows 11 onboard. The models fit in the categories Sustainable, Thin and Light, and Gaming. You've likely heard these names before - they're effectively tried-and-true models released now by Acer as Windows 11 heroes to lead the charge.

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Windows 11 released today: How to install and update

Windows 11 released today: How to install and update

Today Microsoft released Windows 11 to the world in a software update for all Windows 10 devices able to handle the new OS. Today we're going to run down the ways users can check if they're prepared for this update, and the ways in which said update can be loaded to a Windows 10 machine. This process begins for most people unsure of the power of their PC with a quick visit to Microsoft's PC Health Check.

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Samsung Galaxy Book Pro ready to hit Windows 11 upgrade for business

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro ready to hit Windows 11 upgrade for business

The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Samsung Galaxy Book will be released as the company's big return to the PC market for businesses. These laptops are the latest in Samsung's "Galaxy mobile computing device" collection made for mobility and flexibility for "today's rapidly changing work environments." Both devices are made to support Windows 10 Pro and will be compatible with Windows 11 Pro when the time comes to upgrade.

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Microsoft has another Windows security nightmare on its hands

Microsoft has another Windows security nightmare on its hands

Microsoft has confirmed another Windows 10 vulnerability is being actively exploited, with attackers taking advantage of a security loophole that remains unpatched. Visiting a maliciously designed webpage or opening a compromised document could be enough to allow hackers to take control of your PC, Microsoft admits, though it has a number of threat mitigation suggestions to reduce the risk.

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iCloud Passwords Windows app is finally here

iCloud Passwords Windows app is finally here

For the longest time, Apple snubbed rival platforms and locked its users into its own walled gardens. Times have changed, however, and Apple was left with no choice but to support its customers that are sometimes forced to use Windows or Android devices every day. It has been slowly expanding the availability of its exclusive apps and features, and the latest to arrive is a more stable and more reliable version of iCloud Passwords that finally lets Mac and iOS users manage their keychains even on Windows.

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Windows PrintNightmare bug 3 appears: Here’s a temporary fix

Windows PrintNightmare bug 3 appears: Here’s a temporary fix

This week Microsoft disclosed a new PrintNightmare bug, just the latest of a string of said bugs in the year 2021. Very similar to the others that appeared earlier this year, this is a Print Spooler service bug, and Microsoft suggests that admins go ahead and disable said Print Spooler until a fix can be sent out. ANd yes, Microsoft did JUST release an August 10, 2021 patch that attempted to adjust the Print Spooler service to avoid something like this.

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Parallels Desktop 17 gives M1 Macs a virtual edge for Windows 11

Parallels Desktop 17 gives M1 Macs a virtual edge for Windows 11

Parallels has released its latest Desktop 17 for Mac, bringing Windows 11 optimization for Apple Silicon and paving the way for macOS Monterey's full release later in the year. The software makes it easy to run Windows 10 and 11 in a macOS window, but also supports a macOS Monterey virtual machine running an M1-powered Macs.

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Xbox Cloud Gaming hits the Windows 10 Xbox app, but only for a select few

Xbox Cloud Gaming hits the Windows 10 Xbox app, but only for a select few

Earlier this year, Microsoft rolled out the Xbox Cloud Gaming beta on Windows 10 PCs and iOS. At first, Xbox Cloud Gaming was available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers through browser-based streaming, but today, we're seeing Microsoft bring cloud gaming to the Xbox app on Windows 10 PCs. Unfortunately, this functionality is only available for a select number of users.

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Windows 365 trials have closed – and that’s great news for Microsoft

Windows 365 trials have closed – and that’s great news for Microsoft

Microsoft has halted Windows 365 trials, only days after the cloud PC service opened up, though it's arguably for the best of reasons. The new platform - which effectively hosts a remote Windows PC in the cloud, and offers access to it through the browser on other devices - has seen a surge in interest, Microsoft claims.

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Microsoft’s latest warning for email users: Crafty phishing

Microsoft’s latest warning for email users: Crafty phishing

A new phishing campaign was identified this week by the folks at Microsoft Security Intelligence. They've identified this campaign as widespread enough that they took action in warning the public on multiple fronts, including through the official Microsoft Security Intelligence social media account (Twitter and etc.) There they've made the process of avoiding the new threat seem relatively simple - assuming the target knows to watch for said emails.

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Windows Your Phone Apps feature could be expanding to more phones

Windows Your Phone Apps feature could be expanding to more phones

After giving up on its own attempts at creating its own mobile platform, Microsoft switched to integrating Windows better with Android and iOS. Not all phones or mobile platforms are created equal, of course, and Microsoft has struck a sweet deal with Samsung for even deeper integration that's exclusive to a select number of Galaxy phones. One of those features includes the ability to run an Android app from the phone in its own window, a feature that might soon be expanding to other phones or at least other Samsung phones.

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Fake Windows 11 installers come with malware

Fake Windows 11 installers come with malware

Despite the minimal improvements and changes it will bring, the upcoming Windows 11 release still proved to be interesting enough for some people to want to get their hands on it. Of course, Microsoft limits the availability of the pre-release version of the software to a select few testers. On occasions like these, people tend to try outsmarting the system by acquiring installers from other sources. Unsurprisingly, these Windows 11 installers not only do not work, but they also bring with them all kinds of unwanted and potentially harmful software.

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