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Microsoft's patch to fix Windows Search breaks Windows Search

Microsoft's patch to fix CPU spiking issues within Windows 10's Windows Search function has apparently broken Windows Search entirely for some people.

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Microsoft's 128GB Surface Go plunges to $350, its lowest price yet

New iPad who? The 128GB Microsoft Surface Go is $350 on Amazon today.

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Budget tablet showdown: Apple 10.2-inch iPad (2019) vs. Microsoft Surface Go

We take a look at what makes Apple's new 7th-generation 10.2-inch iPad special, and compare it to the Microsoft Surface Go. On paper, what is the best tablet?

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4515384 (OS Build 18362.356), released Sept. 10, 2019.

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Windows 10's Your Phone app will get a battery indicator soon, and maybe calls, too

Microsoft is preparing to add new functionality to Windows 10's Your Phone app in an upcoming update, including a battery indicator and probably call functionality, too.

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What we know so far about the unusual Windows 10 1909

The way Microsoft plans to roll out the next version of Windows 10 this fall is almost certainly a precursor for future autumn upgrades.

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Microsoft did it: Windows 10 now powers over half of the world's PCs

According to Net Applications, Microsoft's Windows 10 captured more than 50 percent of the world's PCs beginning in August.

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Windows 10's first PowerToys app allows custom Snap resizing and looks amazing

One of Microsoft's first rebooted PowerTools is FancyZones, a cool app that allows you to design custom zones to snap windows to using Windows Snap.

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Microsoft streamlines 19H2 builds as Windows 10's fall update nears

After restricting some Windows 10 "19H2" features to select Insiders, the 18362.10019 build opens them up to everyone, suggesting Microsoft may be ready to firm up features before Windows 10's expected update release in October.


Windows 10: What to expect in the next two releases

Microsoft plans to release a 19H1 "patch" for Windows 10 this fall, and a fuller-featured Windows 10 19H2 sometime next spring. Here's what Microsoft has publicly said about each.

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Microsoft will patch Windows 10 CPU-spike bug, and says it's tied to disabling web search

If you're noticing unexpected CPU spikes under the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, it may be tied a user preference in Windows Search. A patch has now been issued, Microsoft says.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 user share surges as loafers heed impending deadline

Windows 10's share of all PCs jumped 2.1 percentage points in August as a January end-of-support deadline for Windows 7 draws closer.


Top web browsers 2019: Edge edges up

The Microsoft browser has gained some ground during the last six months, but remains in the dust behind Google Chrome.

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Edge embraces Chrome's kill-Flash timetable

The move means Microsoft won't stick to its own timetable for killing off Adobe Flash; instead, it will parallel Google Chrome's plan for eliminating the media player software.

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If you're interested in a Microsoft Surface, now's the time to buy

As Microsoft quietly prepares to launch new Surface devices in October, retailers are busy trying to unload current hardware like the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and more.

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Dark mode is coming to Office on the web, plus Outlook for iOS and Android

Dark mode arrives in the mobile version of Outlook today, Microsoft said, and will be extended to other Office apps for iOS once iOS 13 drops.

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Hands on with the next Microsoft Edge, Microsoft's revamped Chromium-based browser

Microsoft recently issued a beta of the new Microsoft Edge, which is built on Chromium, the engine behind Google's Chrome. Here's what we found when we dug in.

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Microsoft signals probable Surface launch event for Oct. 2

Microsoft has notified reporters to save the date for an Oct,. 2 event in New York City, almost certainly setting the stage for new Surface hardware plus an update to Microsoft's Windows 10 strategy.

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