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Windows 10 update deletes files, crashes computers

Windows 10 update deletes files, crashes computers

The latest update to Windows 10 from Microsoft has a few issues. Users have reported that this latest software update caused their computer to crash, more than once. Users have also reported that this latest update to Windows 10 deleted files - an offense not many are willing to take sitting down. This is the update called Windows 10 KB4549951, originally released on April 14, 2020.

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Zoom backgrounds, how to change, dimensions and more

Zoom backgrounds, how to change, dimensions and more

Today we're taking a peek at the latest update to Zoom video conferencing and the ways in which one might make their background as awesome as possible. Using Zoom, users are able to relatively simply use a custom background (wallpaper, if you prefer) in their video call, thanks to smart sensing "greenscreen" abilities in the app. Zoom also allows the use of an actual greenscreen.

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Surface Go 2 leaks have begun!

Surface Go 2 leaks have begun!

There's a new Microsoft Surface Go 2 in the making, and some of the first major details about the device just leaked. Leaked benchmarks and a few details about hardware make for a leak collection that portend a release this Spring, 2020. The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is rumored to be revealed and/or released as early as May 2020.

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Windows 10 version 1809 will be supported until November 2020

Windows 10 version 1809 will be supported until November 2020

Microsoft was heavily criticized for its slow pace in pushing out Windows updates, especially critical security ones. Now it has swung in the completely opposite direction and has adopted what many may see as a confusing rapid-fire release system. It releases a new Windows 10 version twice a year but each release is only supported for 18 months. Given the global situation, however, Microsoft has decided that the October 2018 update for Windows 10 should still receive updates all the way to November this year.

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Windows 10 on a Galaxy S8 is possible but still unusable

Windows 10 on a Galaxy S8 is possible but still unusable

When talking about operating systems you can port to different kinds of hardware, most tech-savvy people will probably think of Linux. Few will probably expect Windows' name to be dropped in that context at all. Yet, lo and behold, Windows 10 has actually been going around to a lesser extent on devices it was never meant to run on. The latest example is Windows 10 on ARM running on a slightly recent Galaxy S8, though one shouldn't get too excited yet at its current state.

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Xbox PC app is now part of the Windows Gaming test flight

Xbox PC app is now part of the Windows Gaming test flight

Microsoft has long been trying to bridge the gap between its two gaming platforms, namely Xbox and Windows. Some have feared it would try to smash the two together but, so far, it has only managed to sprinkle a few features here and there. Some gamers are content to be able to communicate with their Xbox contacts or buy Xbox games even on their PCs. That's what the Xbox PC app offers gamers and Microsoft is making that app available for Xbox Insiders.

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Windows 10 Your Phone now drags and drops files with Samsung phones

Windows 10 Your Phone now drags and drops files with Samsung phones

It's not unusual these days for one person to have multiple devices, at least one phone and one computer. For all the advancements in computing and mobile technology, sharing data between those two can still be quite a hassle. If you have a Windows 10 computer and a Samsung Galaxy phone, however, you now have an easier way to do just that thanks to the latest update that finally lets you copy files between PC and phone using the all too familiar gesture of drag and drop.

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Surface Neo and Windows 10X devices reportedly delayed to next year

Surface Neo and Windows 10X devices reportedly delayed to next year

The COVID-19 pandemic has already affected many schedules, events, and supplies, some extending as far as the second half of 2020. In that context, it might not be surprising to hear that Microsoft may have decided to push back its planned launch of the Windows 10X dual-screen Surface Neo to 2021. It isn't, however, doing it solely because developers now have a harder working on the special version of Windows 10. It turns out, another factor may be because things like single screen computers and virtualization have turned out to be even more lucrative these days.

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Windows 10 Insider Preview introduces a News Bar side panel

Windows 10 Insider Preview introduces a News Bar side panel

News has become even more relevant today, not just for local developments but especially for worldwide events and situations. Although probably not as prominent as, say, Google News, Microsoft's own news aggregation network has been offering content from thousands of its partners. Few Windows users, however, might not be aware of that or find it too much work to dive into a separate app. That's where the new Microsoft News Bar comes in, making that content available a literal click away.

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Xbox Game Bar overlay widgets keep you switching away from your PC game

Xbox Game Bar overlay widgets keep you switching away from your PC game

The Xbox Game Bar is one of those odd features that Microsoft added to Windows 10 to connect it to the Xbox, at least in branding and in some functionality. It supports a variety of functions and third-party apps but some of them require users to Alt+Tab away from their game. Now Microsoft is making a rather significant change to that workflow by introducing widgets that simply display on top of any screen, including your game.

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Windows 10 KB4541335 is an optional update you might want to skip for now

Windows 10 KB4541335 is an optional update you might want to skip for now

Barely two weeks ago, Microsoft pledged to put optional updates to Windows 10 on hold. The reason, it explains, is to ensure that users will be left with stable and functional computers during this time of increased dependence on such devices and on the Internet. Unfortunately, it has strangely decided to do so starting only next month. Even worse, one such optional update is already causing chaos by rendering Windows 10 computers practically useless.

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Stadia 4K launched in Chrome with screenshot/clip library for desktop

Stadia 4K launched in Chrome with screenshot/clip library for desktop

Stadia just got a big boost for web browsers - just so long as you're using Chrome, of course. This week the streaming video game platform Stadia was boosted to 4K in web browsers, and the rest of the necessary graphics power and hardware. Those requirements include - for starters - a proper internet connection speed.

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