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Microsoft to stop serving non-security monthly updates to Windows

The updates, normally released during the third and fourth week of each month, will stop in May.

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Microsoft offers a cool Xbox extension for Microsoft Edge: Xbox New Tab

Microsoft has added Xbox New Tab to its list of Microsoft Edge extensions, providing quick links to art and game streams for your favorite Xbox games.

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Pandemic will push Microsoft to repeat 2019's major-minor Win10 upgrade cadence

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak makes it even more likely Microsoft will release a minor update for Windows 10 this fall.

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Securing Windows and Office in a time of COVID-19: update policies, remote options

Delayed updates and a rush to support remote workers have forced IT and security teams to scramble. This information and advice will help them better deal with the crisis.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4541335, released March 24, 2020.

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Microsoft's comfy keyboard and mouse combo is just $50, delivered this week

Best Buy is selling the Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5050 keyboard and mouse combo for $50.

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Humble's $15 Stardock Bundle fills your PC with excellent software worth paying for

Stardock's Groupy, Fences, Start10, and Multiplicity 3 are all a part of the latest Stardock Humble Bundle.

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The backbone of the Xbox Series X's ultra-fast storage technology is coming to Windows

Microsoft confirms that DirectStorage, part of the Xbox Series X Velocity Architecture, will arrive on Windows 10 gaming PCs in the future.

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Microsoft finally hits its goal of 1 billion devices running Windows 10

Microsoft originally thought 1 billion PCs, servers, and phones would be running Windows 10 in three years after its launch. Things moved a bit more slowly than planned.

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How the Linux kernel will work in Windows 10's next big update

The Linux kernel and any updates to it within Windows 10's Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 will now be handled via Windows Update, Microsoft said Friday.

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PCWorld's March Digital Magazine: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Magazine for Android and iOS.

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Data confirms: Given control, users opt for just one Windows 10 upgrade per year

Windows 10 users rejected Microsoft's longtime contention that operating systems should be updated on an aggressive tempo.

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Microsoft eliminates a Windows 10 telemetry setting, renames others

The company’s changes to its diagnostic data collection settings debuted in a recent Insider build, implying that they won’t make it into the impending spring upgrade.

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Windows 10 20H1 review: Microsoft boosts Linux and Your Phone, but Cortana slips hard

Microsoft's Windows 10 20H1 update, aka version 2004, pumps up Linux and the Your Phone integration to Android phones. But Microsoft also fumbles Cortana's transition to a standalone app.

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Microsoft shows a future Windows 10's Start menu based on icons, not Live Tiles

Microsoft showed off a possible future Start menu for Windows 10 that's based on the Windows 10X icons Microsoft plans to roll out this holiday season with the Surface Neo.

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HP's fantastic Spectre x360 15t convertible laptop is $400 off

The HP Spectre x360 15t is just $1050 today at HP.com.

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Windows by the numbers: Remaining Windows 7 users in no rush to move on

With the Windows 7 end-of-support deadline now receding in the rear view mirror, users of the aged OS no longer seem to be in any rush to upgrade to Windows 10.

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Microsoft's new Cortana app doesn't know the answer to 2+2

Microsoft acknowledged Friday what we've already confirmed in testing: the new app can only use one account at a time, can't control apps like Spotify or Alexa, and can't even perform basic math.

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