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The second round of October patches arrives — with a few twists and a new nag

As usual for a third Tuesday, yesterday Microsoft released a round of “optional, non-security” cumulative updates for most Win10 versions. We also saw Monthly Rollup Previews for Win7 and 8.1, with an undocumented “compatibility...

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Making sense of Google's Pixelbook strategy

The missing piece of the puzzle that explains Google's curious-seeming new Chrome OS laptop has finally fallen into place.

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Microsoft’s Windows, Office 365 advice for secure elections

Microsoft has issued guidance and offered resources to help election officials and candidate campaigns to better protect their Windows and Office 365 systems.

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9 ways to use Windows 7 (safely) when support ends

With Microsoft's support ending in January, our Windows 7 Survival Guide for 2020 offers ways to protect your older machines that can't or won't be upgraded.

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Windows 10: It's complicated

Think fast: How many versions of Windows 10 are there now, how often do they get updated and how long will Microsoft support them? You almost need a spreadsheet to keep track — and that's a problem.

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You probably won’t be buying a Mac Pro this year

Apple's top-end Mac is expected to ship this fall. But with a starting price of $5,999, it's not for everyone.

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Microsoft preps service pack-esque Windows 10 1909 for release

The newly renamed 'Windows 10 November 2019 Update' is nearing release. But given the company's past naming conventions, it might not show up until November.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the Insider Preview builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 19H2 and 20H1 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Windows 10 Preview Build 18363.418 for 19H2, released on Oct. 8, 2019.

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Patch Tuesday problems persist: Start stops, Edge crumbles, Outlook and VMware shake

It looks as if we’ve escaped the major inherited bug in Microsoft’s rapid-fire series of Windows patches — the printing problems have subsided. Now we’re seeing reports of a second wave of bugs: Start menu has critical errors, Edge...

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Microsoft prods customers with Windows 10 retirement dates

The last update for Windows 10 Enterprise 1703 and Windows 10 Education 1703 arrived on Tuesday.

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A troubled update to critical browser patches for October Patch Tuesday

This October Patch Tuesday is an important but troubled patch release from Microsoft. Our advice is to wait, test and stage your patch deployments.

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Android file transfer: How to move data between your phone and computer

Moving files between your Android device and a Windows PC, Mac, or Chromebook doesn't have to be difficult — or dependent on any cloud services.

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With Windows Virtual Desktop, the bad old days are coming back

The PC — and yes, Microsoft — set us free. Now Microsoft is taking control.

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Patch Tuesday preliminary report: Looks like the fourth time’s a charm

It’s still much too early to give yesterday’s Windows patches a clean bill of health, but initial reports are most encouraging. In particular, the printer spooling problems introduced by the emergency manual IE zero-day patches on...

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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 KB4517389 (OS Build 18362.418), released Oct. 8, 2019.

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Windows 10: Answering your most important questions | TECH(talk)

Computerworld Windows expert Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis are back to answer your questions about Windows 10.

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Top enterprise VPN vulnerabilities

Don’t assume VPNs are always safe. These popular enterprise VPNs all have known remote code execution vulnerabilities.

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Apple delivers macOS Catalina

The company first unveiled the latest version of its desktop OS at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June. It arrived for all users on Monday.

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