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The Windows 10 Creators Update's best new features: Dynamic Lock, Game Mode, privacy tweaks, and more

This spring's massive Windows 10 Creators Update is overflowing with fresh features and helpful tweaks. Here's a look at the most notable.

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Microsoft kills Cache, its note-taking experiment with Evernote-Google Keep aspirations

Microsoft will shut down its Microsoft Garage experiment, Cache, which had a chance to compete with market leaders Google Keep and Evernote.

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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15014 officially adds ebook support

Microsoft's Insider build 15014 for Windows 10 PCs and phones adds the ebook store that leaked earlier, plus some handy disk utilities and other upgrades.

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27% ASUS VivoStick TS10-B017D Intel Atom Z8350 - Deal Alert

The innovative ASUS VivoStick plugs directly into an HDMI port to turn any HDMI monitor into a productive Windows 10 PC or any TV into an enhanced Smart TV.

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Resident Evil 7 joins Microsoft's ambitious Play Anywhere program for PCs and Xbox One

Microsoft just snagged a major title from Capcom to join the company's Xbox Play Anywhere program.

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Microsoft halts Minecraft updates for Windows 10 phones, as W10M consumer apps slowly die

Microsoft's decision to stop development of Minecraft: Pocket Edition means there is no Minecraft game for Windows phones under active development.

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Microsoft labels Windows 7 'outdated' as it stumps for 10

Microsoft on Monday reminded Windows 7 customers that they have just three years of support remaining and urged them to upgrade to Windows 10.

Leaked Windows 10 build shows Microsoft filling a major content hole: Ebooks

A leaked build from MSPowerUser shows how Microsoft plans to plug the last remaining hole in its content library: ebooks.

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A new Microsoft foldable device patent offers more grist for the Surface phone rumor mill

Microsoft's patent for a foldable phone/tablet is approved, suggesting Microsoft still has mobile aspirations. But the patent dates from 2014, a time when the company's mobile fortunes were more favorable than they are now.

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With change to cumulative Windows updates, Microsoft admits IE's fading role in the enterprise

Microsoft on Friday said it will again provide Internet Explorer security patches as a separate download. The move is a tacit admission that the browser is losing ground in the workplace.

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Windows 10 Build 15007 boosts Edge browser

The preview release of Build 15007 also features UWP and Bluetooth improvements, and it fixes several bugs

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Reality check: How Windows 10's new privacy controls stack up

A hands-on look at whether Microsoft’s Win10 Creators Update will win back your trust

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Performance-boosting Game Mode discovered in new Windows 10 preview build, confirmed by Microsoft

An early version of Windows 10's expected Game Mode has made an appearance in Build 15007, and Microsoft executives have confirmed it will formally roll out soon.

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Microsoft slates end to security bulletins in February

Microsoft in February will stop issuing the detailed security bulletins that for nearly 20 years have provided information about vulnerabilities and patches.

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Microsoft improves Cortana, Edge and Mobile in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15007

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15007, Microsoft's second build in a week, adds improvements both functional (in Edge, Cortana, and Mobile) and aesthetic (a new themes section in the Store).

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EFF warily applauds Windows 10's data collection changes

Recent concessions by Microsoft in the data its Windows 10 "phones home" to company servers won cautious praise from one critic this week.

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The 22 best changes in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002

Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 into the wild on January 9, an absolutely massive update that makes changes both large and small to your PC. Here are the most notable improvements.

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Your Windows 10 PC may soon lock itself when you walk away

The latest Windows 10 build has a new security feature called Dynamic Lock that may automatically lock your PC when you're not there.

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