Tag: category-/Computers & Electronics/Software/Operating Systems

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with WSL 2 support for ARM64 devices

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with even more Cortana and Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) improvements. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18975 (made available to testers on September 6) to build 18980. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the […]

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Apple will release iOS 13 and watchOS 6 on September 19, macOS Catalina in October

Three months after giving developers access to beta versions of its new Apple TV, Apple Watch, iPad, and iPhone operating systems, Apple has officially set a release date for the final releases of iOS 13 and watchOS 6 for certain devices: September 19, 2019. Other final releases have been pushed back into October and the […]

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How to watch Apple’s 2019 By Innovation Only iPhone event stream

Two weeks after it was announced, Apple’s “By Innovation Only” media event is officially kicking off today at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. VentureBeat will be covering the event live from Apple Park, and if you’d like to watch online, you can stream it direct from Apple at this link or watch via YouTube, starting […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Cortana and WSL improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with Cortana and Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) improvements. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18970 (made available to testers on August 29) to build 18975. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half […]

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Net Applications: Windows 10 passes 50% market share, Windows 7 falls to 30%

More than four years after its release, Windows 10 has passed 50% in market share. That means every other desktop computer is now running Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system, according to Net Applications. It’s a nice milestone for Microsoft to finally hit, even though it took longer than the company had hoped. Windows 10 […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with tablet and recovery improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with sign-in improvements. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18965 (made available to testers on August 21) to build 18970. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of next year. Windows 10 is […]

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Apple announces September 10 event for new iPhones and Watches

Apple today sent out invitations for its annual fall media event, confirming a previously leaked September 10 date for the gathering in Cupertino, California. The “by innovation only” event will officially begin at 10 a.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, and will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater at the company’s corporate campus, Apple Park. […]

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Microsoft rolls out dark mode to Office.com, Outlook for Android and iOS

Microsoft will begin rolling dark mode out to Microsoft 365 this week. You’ll see it first on Office.com for web and mobile and Outlook mobile apps. Dark mode brings plenty of benefits. Many people just prefer the aesthetics, but you can also expect reduced eye strain and improved battery life. As a result, Microsoft’s adoption […]

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Microsoft wants its exFAT file system in the Linux kernel

Microsoft today announced it is supporting the addition of its exFAT file system to the Linux kernel. To facilitate the development of “conformant, interoperable implementations,” the company has published the exFAT technical specification on Microsoft Docs. Microsoft introduced exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) in November 2006. It’s used in Windows and in many types of […]

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Apple unexpectedly releases iOS 13.1 developer beta before finalizing iOS 13

With only weeks remaining before the official release of iOS 13, Apple surprised developers today with a beta version of iOS 13.1. Today’s update appears to contain plenty of bug fixes, but also includes audio sharing support, enabling a single device to output music simultaneously to two pairs of AirPods. The developer beta is particularly […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with sign-in improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with sign-in improvements. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18963 (made available to testers on August 16) to build 18965. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of next year. Windows 10 is […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Task Manager, virtual desktop, and mouse cursor improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with Task Manager, virtual desktop, mouse cursor, Notepad, and Chinese IME improvements. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18956 (made available to testers on August 7) to build 18963. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in […]

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Apple’s Corellium lawsuit is a direct attack on iOS emulation

If you’ve been following Apple for a while, you probably already know that the company doesn’t like emulators — at least, most of them. Years ago, it shut down efforts to replicate the iPod’s interface on computers, and apart from AirPlay screen mirroring, there hasn’t been a way to bring the iPhone’s or iPad’s full […]

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Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac supports DirectX 11, Catalina, and Sidecar

Mac users have been able to run Windows apps for many years thanks to third-party virtualization solutions and Apple’s own Boot Camp, but some software — including graphically intense apps and games — has remained challenging to emulate. Now Corel is tackling that major pain point and a number of smaller ones with Parallels Desktop […]

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ProBeat: Microsoft and Samsung move like molasses

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella didn’t say anything significant at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked this week. You could argue he didn’t have to. The CEO of a $1 trillion company showing up to your event is enough to make a statement. And the statement is that Microsoft and Samsung are strengthening their partnership in a variety of […]

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Apple adds Macs, Watches, and Apple TVs to $1 million bug bounty program

Roughly three years ago, Apple began paying security researchers for discoveries of unknown vulnerabilities in iOS, and today, it’s responding to long-standing requests by adding macOS, watchOS, and tvOS devices to the list. Additionally, the company is now offering a maximum reward of $1 million for the most serious security issues, providing researchers with even […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Network Status, Chinese IME, and Calculator improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with Network Status, Chinese IME, and Calculator improvements. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18950 (made available to testers on July 31) to build 18956. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Japanese IME and Snip & Sketch improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with Japanese IME and Snip & Sketch improvements. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18945 (made available to testers on July 26) to build 18950. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of […]

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Cortana, WSL, and accessibility improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview with Cortana, WSL, and accessibility improvements. The update bumps Windows 10 from build 18941 (made available to testers on July 18) to build 18945. These builds are from the 20H1 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update that will arrive in the first half of next year. […]

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Apple Siri contractors often hear up to 30 seconds of accidental recordings

Apple has been open about the fact that it screens some Siri recordings to improve the AI assistant’s ability to “understand you better and recognize what you say.” But there are more of these recordings — notably accidental ones — than most customers realize, The Guardian reports, and they’re being heard by human contractors with […]

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