Tag: Windows

iTunes Exploit Allows Hackers To Install Ransomware On Your PC

If you’re using iTunes on your Windows PC, then you might want to update to the latest version ASAP. This is because according to recent findings by security firm Morphisec, it seems that they have discovered a zero-day vulnerability in iTunes for Windows which if exploited, would have allowed an attacker to install ransomware on […]

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Windows 10 testers can now answer Android phone calls

At Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2019 in August and the Surface hardware event last week, Microsoft talked about Windows 10’s Your Phone app getting a new Calls feature. Today, the company is letting Windows Insiders start testing an early preview of Android calling on Windows 10. Having given up on Windows Phone, Microsoft has increasingly poured […]

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As Apple sunsets iTunes for Macs, Windows users blast ‘terrible’ app

Today’s release of macOS Catalina may reduce complaints from Mac iTunes users regarding Apple’s famously bloated media management and playback app, but for Windows users, the misery appears set to go on indefinitely. Sixteen years after iTunes debuted on PCs — a gesture then-Apple CEO Steve Jobs likened to “giving a glass of ice water to […]

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ProBeat: Microsoft double dips on dual-screen devices

Microsoft got a little wild at its Surface event this week. The company’s notable announcements ran the gamut from unveiling earbuds that work with Alexa/Cortana/Bixby/Google Assistant/Siri/etc. to embracing AMD to co-engineering a chip with Qualcomm. But the wildest news by far was the announcement of two dual-screen devices, the Surface Neo and Surface Duo, more […]

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Microsoft announces Windows 10X for dual-screen PCs

Microsoft today announced Windows 10X, a new flavor of Windows 10 designed for dual-screen PCs. Windows 10X will power dual-screen PCs from Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and of course Microsoft. But we won’t see them until holiday 2020. Microsoft teased the Surface Neo running Windows 10X at its event today. Lenovo unveiled what it called […]

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How to watch Microsoft’s Surface October 2019 event stream

Microsoft’s Surface shindig is back, exactly one year after the last one. But this year’s annual hardware event is supposed to be even bigger. We know this because Microsoft sent us a vague “Save the date” request on August 27 — much sooner than usual. What’s more, this event doesn’t even have a proper name. […]

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Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop hits general availability

Microsoft today announced that Windows Virtual Desktop has hit worldwide general availability. As a result, you can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure “in minutes,” the company said today. Think of Windows Virtual Desktop as a tool for deploying and scaling Windows desktops and apps on Azure with built-in security and […]

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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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Google launches Dart 2.5 with intelligent code completion, Flutter 1.9 with iOS 13 and macOS Catalina support

Google today released Dart 2.5 and Flutter 1.9. Dart 2.5 adds stronger support for calling C code and intelligent code completion, which leverages machine learning to help developers complete their code or identify the API they should use. Flutter 1.9 lets developers build for mobile and web apps from the same codebase. The new version […]

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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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Acer unveils 300Hz gaming laptop for $2,800, Planet9 esports platform

At IFA 2019 in Berlin today, Acer unveiled two gaming laptops, a gaming chair, an esports platform, four new monitors, two more refreshed laptops, an all-in-one desktop, and four Chromebooks. The company clearly didn’t want to wait for CES 2020 before unloading its latest wares. The first and most obvious trend at IFA this year […]

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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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