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5 unanswered questions about Windows 10 1909

The next version of Windows 10 is due to arrive soon. But for enterprise customers, a number of questions remain about what it will entail and whether it sets the stage for all future fall updates.

Android 10 Gestures Flaws

The two fatal flaws with Android 10's gestures

And what Google can do to fix 'em up fast.

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Surface support shrivels as battery, driver, update problems persist

A wide range of problems, from hardware to drivers to software, continue to dog Microsoft Surface owners. Is Microsoft doing enough to help?

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Call me crazy, but Windows 11 could run on Linux

Desktop Windows has had so many problems, desperate measures may be needed.

Google Assistant

4 Google Assistant additions worth watching

These upcoming Assistant improvements could make Google's virtual helper infinitely more helpful.

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Complex September update brings large Windows, browser and development tool patches

This September update cycle brings two zero-days and three publicly reported vulnerabilities in the Windows platform. Both browser and Windows updates require immediate attention and your development team will need to spend some time...

Can your employer spy on your iPhone or Android phone?

Heads up: Microsoft is back to snooping with this month’s Win7 and 8.1 'security-only' patches

If you thought you could install Microsoft’s 'security-only' patches and just, you know, get security fixes, think again. This month’s KB 4516033 (Win7) and KB 4516064 (Win8.1) install and activate full telemetry.

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Microsoft confirms yet another Search bug in the latest Win10 1903 patch

Last month we saw Microsoft slowly admit there were Search bugs in the second monthly cumulative update for Win10 version 1903. Although this month’s first 1903 cumulative update, KB 4515384, was supposed to fix the bugs, we now have...

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How to handle Windows 10 updates

Step 1: Understand that there are updates, and then there are updates.

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Windows 10 1909: What's in it for enterprises?

This fall's update for Windows 10 may not include a raft of new features, but it does offer something even more important to enterprise IT: extended support that should make future upgrades easier to manage.

Android 10 Privacy Permissions

How to take full advantage of Android 10's privacy-reclaiming powers

Attention, Android device owners: Follow these fast steps to make sure you get the full benefits from one of Android 10's most important additions.

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It's Patch Tuesday — time to block Windows automatic update

After the disaster that was August patching, we’re all hoping for some respite this month. But given the specter of patches past, it would be good to get out of the mainstream for now and wait for the howls of pain to subside. Here’s...

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European regulators to Microsoft: We’re watching you

The company has kept out of regulators’ crosshairs for some time now, but its seeming indifference to privacy matters could be changing that.

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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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Heads up: A free, working exploit for BlueKeep just hit

If you haven’t yet installed the May Windows patches (yes, May), your machine just inherited a giant “Kick me” sign.

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Time to install the August Windows patches — but watch out for the bugs

We’re still smarting from a deluge of Win10 version 1903 patch bugs, but with Patch Tuesday coming, now’s a good time to get your updates updated. Most of the problems have workarounds, so if you’re cognizant and cautious, you should...

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The wrong way

At least he remembers something.

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Patching behavior in Win10 1903 changes dramatically – for the better

Patching in Windows 10 version 1903 has turned the old “Check for updates” turkey shoot into something manageable, according to a new report by Ed Bott. If true, this will be the second significant reason to upgrade to 1903 (if...

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A tiny sop to Win10 1903 users bitten by the KB 4512941 Cortana/SearchUI.exe redlining bug

Microsoft has finally acknowledged – by tweet, no less – what many have known since Friday: The “optional, non-security” August patch for Win10 version 1903, KB 4512941, can redline your PC. Thanks, Cortana.

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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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