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Windows Patch Fail Hell? Microsoft's Windows 10 Fresh Start Tool To The Rescue

Is your Windows 10 PC slowing down a bit, or do you want to install a fresh copy of the latest version of Windows 10 without losing all of your …

Windows 10

Google Chrome Has a Built-In Password Generator. Here's how to use it!

Chrome has a surprising amount of features that are hidden or not well known that can offer a great deal of functionality for users. One of these …

Google

How to Install Windows 10 on Your Mac Using Boot Camp

Microsoft has made steady and significant improvements to Windows 10 which is why more and more longtime macOS owners are now switching to it. While …

Microsoft Weekly: Build 2018 recap, update overlap, gaming gift wrap

There’s been a lot of back and forth this week, with the arrival of the Build 2018 conference. Everything from business to consumer is here in your …

Lenovo launches full Windows 10 laptops that are cheaper than some Chromebooks

Their new line of IdeaPad laptops range from $250-$850, with features that could make them useful for business professionals.<p>For anyone searching for …

How to remove unwanted apps from Windows 10 (even though Microsoft doesn't want you to)

Certain Windows 10 apps can't be uninstalled the normal way--they have to be removed with PowerShell commands. Here's how you do it.<p>When it comes to …

How to Change Your Login Name on Windows 10

As anyone who uses Windows 10 will know, your name is visible on the sign-in screen. For some people, that creates a privacy concern, especially if …

How to Delete What Cortana Knows About You From Cloud in Windows 10

When you signed in with your Microsoft account, Cortana collects and uses information from messages, calendar, contacts, email, location, and other …

The workplace of the future

ARTIFICIAL intelligence (AI) is barging its way into business. As our special report this week explains, firms of all types are harnessing AI to …

I tried leaving Facebook. I couldn’t

Facebook is an emotional labor machine, and if you want to leave it, you’re going to have to start doing a lot of work<p>When I was in college, my high school best friend and I had a terrible falling-out. It was entirely because of Facebook.<p>“I think Allison got engaged?” our mutual friend Kaitlin …

Social Media

Windows 10 April 2018 update causing system freeze, Microsoft promises fix

Microsoft’s April 2018 update for Windows 10 has hit another snag, as some users are reporting system freezes post the update. User reports are …

Windows 10 Springwatch: See the majestic Microsoft in its natural habitat, fixing stuff the last patch broke

Bumper update flings slew of 'Quality Improvements' at OSWindows 10 Springwatch participants got a treat last night in the form of a bumper update to …

Microsoft is discontinuing Skype for Business, Teams, and Yammer for Windows Phone

Microsoft has pretty much given up development on Windows Phone - which includes Windows Phone 8.1 losing mainstream support in July 2017, and …

Microsoft Monday Column says about series of changes bought by Windows

Microsoft Monday which is a weekly column focuses on all the Microsoft things. The column state of the Window Defender extension for the Google …

23 Cyber Security Tips for Startups & Small Businesses

It does not matter if you are small or big; hackers do not discriminate. While larger companies have a legal team and big pockets to recover from …

Is Facebook’s Anti-Abuse System Broken?

<b>Facebook</b> has built some of the most advanced algorithms for tracking users, but when it comes to acting on user abuse reports about Facebook groups …

Microsoft Office 2019 client app preview now available to business users

Microsoft is rolling out test versions of a number of its Office apps for x86-based Windows devices in phase one of its Office 2019 preview …

After copying Windows discs, electronics recycler faces prison time and massive fine

Eric Lundgren faces a 15-month prison sentence and $50,000 fine for manufacturing 28,000 copies of Microsoft OS recovery discs.<p>Building a slide deck, …

E-waste

Top Windows 10 questions: How to install, secure, upgrade, get it for free

In the past year, Ed Bott answered hundreds of questions about Windows 10. Here are the topics that readers found most interesting.<p><i>Video: Windows 10</i> …

Windows 10

Upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 is still Free in 2018

The free upgrade ticket from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 is supposed to end in 2017 and was extended in 2018 by a couple of weeks. But …

How to Choose Which Folders Appear on Start Menu in Windows 10

Did you know that you can set the Windows 10 Start Menu to show shortcuts to all kinds of folders like Documents, Downloads, HomeGroup or Network?<p>By …

Windows 10

8 tools to help you work remotely as a freelancer

Best tools for remote working<p>Besides the thrill of being your own boss, one of the most appealing parts of going freelance is the ability to work …

US and UK government websites hijacked to mine cryptocurrency on visitors’ machines

If undetected by a user’s security solution or content- or ad-blocker, the script ran in the background unbeknown to the user until the webpage was …

Microsoft to add Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection support for Windows 7 this summer

Microsoft is adding Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 to the list of protected end-points covered by Windows Defender ATP, starting this summer.<p>To date, …

Software

The Man Who Is Transforming Microsoft

<b>By Andrew Nusca</b><p>Photograph by Veronique de Viguerie<p>November 11, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>On the road with Satya Nadella’s traveling revival show.<p>A blustery …

2018 business technology trends at a glance

In many ways, 2017 can be summarized as expectation, meet reality. Business leaders are quick to leap toward innovation, but trying to improve …

Amazon has a master plan to turn Alexa into a full-fledged economy all on its own

Amazon has built an early lead in voice-based computing, thanks to Alexa, the smart assistant that's built into its popular Echo smart speakers and other devices.<p>To help build and maintain that lead, Amazon is hoping to nurture a thriving community of developers creating skills, or apps, for Alexa. …

Meltdown and Spectre: Here’s what Intel, Apple, Microsoft, others are doing about it

Intel, Microsoft, ARM, and others have responded. We dig in.<p>The Meltdown and Spectre flaws—two related vulnerabilities that enable a wide range of …

Information Security

2017 Technology Recap

Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks… These are not just hot “buzzwords” anymore. 2017 has seen the deployment of very real …

Machine Learning

Microsoft is finally moving TechNet's tips and code snippets to Microsoft Docs

Microsoft is moving the technical treasure trove of TechNet tips to the user-friendly Microsoft Docs website. We say it's about time.<p>In a decision …