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Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Build 18894 fixes a big problem with the May 2019 Update

Windows Search will now power File Explorer within Windows 10 Build 18894, apparently solving one of the issues with the May 2019 Update that's rolling out soon.

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Microsoft revives PowerToys with open-source tools for Windows 10 power users

Microsoft's bringing back PowerToys as an open-source project on GitHub.

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Edge for Mac leaks; Beta build for Windows 10 quickly follows

Microsoft is in the midst of revamping the browser, which will soon be based on the same open-source Chromium technologies that run Google Chrome.

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Amazon's Alexa app for Windows now listens for wake words, just like an Echo Dot

Amazon has upgraded its Alexa Windows 10 app to always listen for your commands via a wake word.

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Microsoft's Cortana concept demo portrays her as a smart, competent AI assistant for the office

In advance of Microsoft Build, Microsoft shows off what the company hopes its Cortana digital assistant will achieve. In Microsoft's vision, Cortana's all business.

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Microsoft debuts new Terminal app, next-gen Windows Subsystem for Linux for power users

At Microsoft Build, Microsoft unveils a tabbed Terminal app and a Windows Subsystem for Linux that's built on a new, custom-built Linux 4.19 kernel.

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Microsoft surrenders in its Windows Update war with users

It’s another sign that the company is changing in fundamental ways under the leadership of Satya Nadella.

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Windows by the numbers: Maybe Windows 7 doesn't want to retire

With the countdown on to the January end-of-support date for Windows 7, the aging operating system doesn't seem to be going anywhere fast.

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Top web browsers 2019: Chrome dumps user share

It was a good month for Mozilla's Firefox browser, which is at its highlest level of use in a year, and for the Microsoft IE/Edge combo. The user share for the two browsers jumped 1.4 points.

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Microsoft tells IT admins to nix 'obsolete' password reset practice

The company now says forcing users to routinely reset passwords at pre-set time intervals doesn't work as well other security options.

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How to avoid spoilers without leaving Facebook or Twitter

You don't have to completely fear social media before watching the latest episode of your favorite show—or the final movie of a major franchise.

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10 truly helpful Windows 10 tools you might not know about

Enthusiast-friendly power tools lurk in every corner of Windows 10. Let's shine a light on some of the more obscure ones.

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Microsoft adds phone notification support, dictation languages to new Windows 10 Insider build

Microsoft' Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18885 adds notification support to the Your Phone app and broadens WIndows' dictation capabilities.

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update bug prevents the upgrade unless SD and USB devices are removed

Microsoft has discovered a bug in the May 2019 Update for Windows 10 that prevents an upgrade to the new feature release if an SD card or attached USB drive is present.

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Microsoft Paint has been given another reprieve

Microsoft had planned to turn Paint into a downloadable app. Now, apparently, it will remain within Windows for the near future.

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Microsoft's tabbed interface for Windows, known as Sets, appears dead for now

A Microsoft project manager has said that Microsoft has given up on its tabbed interface for Windows 10, also known as Sets.

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Microsoft adds more reasons for enterprise users to run Edge on mobile devices

The iOS and Android versions of the company's Edge browser now support single sign-on and conditional access, a move that could spur more use for the mobile version of Edge.

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Windows 7 upgrade nag messages start to show up

They're heeeerre.... Microsoft has begun pushing Windows 7 users to move to Windows 10 before support ends for the older OS in January 2020.

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The latest Windows patch is breaking even more PCs with antivirus installed

If you have antivirus software from McAfee, Avast, Sophos, Avira, or ArcaBit installed on your PC, it might not boot correctly after the latest Windows patch.

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What is Docker? Docker containers explained

Docker helps developers build lightweight and portable software containers that simplify application development, testing, and deployment

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